GEOS5510 Applied Palynology
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Palynology is one of the most reliable tools for establishing depositional ages and correlation of strata in sedimentary basins. It is widely used in petrolum exploration worldwide including the North West Shelf of Australia. This unit focuses on the main concepts related to palynology and introduces key groups of palynomorphs with stratigraphic significance at various taxonomic levels. Emphasis is placed on the development of practical skills in palynology including the application of palynofacies analysis and integration of palynological data with geological and geophysical data in basin studies.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of key concepts related to palynology; (2) identify key groups of palynomorphs; and (3) apply knowledge and skills to biostratigraphic dating and paleo-environmental reconstruction relevant to petroleum exploration.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) practical exercises; (2) small project report; and (3) theory/practical test. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Daniel Peyrot
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- workshops: 2 x 3–4 hours per week (for 6 weeks)
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