Skip to Content

Palaeobiology - BIOL381

The fossil record is our best guide to large-scale evolutionary patterns and processes. This unit will include a mix of palaeobiology readings, written reviews, seminars, supplementary lectures and lab sessions to explore into the most interesting research, techniques, controversies, debates and discoveries in the discipline of palaeobiology. Key macroevolutionary themes will be explored including evolutionary trends, time scales, palaeoecology, phylogenetics, and the evolution of major marine and terrestrial groups. This unit is the Capstone for the Major in Palaeobiology.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Glenn Brock

39cp at 100 level or above including ((3cp from BIOL or GEOS units at 300 level) and 6cp from (BIOL261 or BIOL263 or BIOL262 or BIOL208 or BIOL228 or BIOL227 or BIOL235 or GEOS206 or GEOS226)) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): BIOL378, GEOS312
Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
Need help? Ask us.