UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

GEOS5510 Applied Palynology

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment 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
Prerequisites: GEOS4412 Petroleum Systems; GEOS4419 Biostratigraphy
Advisable prior study: EART3344 Basin Analysis or GEOS4418 Basin Analysis Techniques or equivalent
Contact hours workshops: 2 x 3–4 hours per week (for 6 weeks)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/GEOS5510/TS-TP-1/2017

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