GEOS5510 Applied Palynology

6 points
(see Timetable)

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Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
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 an advanced understanding of key concepts related to palynology; (2) classify key groups of palynomorphs; and (3) apply knowledge and skills to biostratigraphic dating and paleo-environmental reconstruction relevant to petroleum exploration.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) practical exercises; (2) theory and concepts (written assessments, reports and quizzes); and (3) oral presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Daniel Peyrot
Unit rules
GEOS4412 Petroleum Systems
Advisable prior study:
GEOS4419 Biostratigraphy and EART3344 Basin Analysis or GEOS4418 Basin Analysis Techniques or equivalent
Contact hours
workshops: 2 x 3–4 hours per week
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