Dr Liz Weldon

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Earth Sciences

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 1999
Bachelor of Science, Deakin University, 2000
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2006

Contact

l.weldon@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17191

Biography

Liz completed her PhD in palaeontology at Deakin University and is employed at Deakin as a Lecturer in Earth Sciences. From 2004-2006 Liz was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at China University of Geosciences, Wuhan. Currently, Liz returns to Wuhan annually to teach at Hubei University.

Liz's research is on the taxonomy, palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology of Guadalupian (Middle Permian) brachiopods, molluscs and conulariids. Liz’s principle field work area is the southern Sydney Basin of eastern Australia.

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Research interests

Systematics of Permian marine invertebrates

Permian of the Southern Sydney Basin
Permian marine biogeography

Teaching interests

Palaeontology and History of Life
Earth Science
Biogeography
Physical Geography
Fluvial Geomorphology

Units taught

Current

First year - History of Life (Unit Chair)/ Physical Geography (Guest Lecturer Hubei University)

Second year - Biogeography (Unit Chair)/ Hydrology and Water Resources Management (fluvial substrates and soils component)

Previously

First year - Water Science/Physical Environment/Ecology and the Environment/The Evolving Earth

Second year - Society and the Environment/Integrated Environmental Management/Palaeoenvironmental Analysis

Third Year - Integrated Catchment Management/Urban Ecology/Geomorphology/Coastal Management/Global Geology/Geological Field Mapping

Masters/PhD - Conversational English (China University of Earth Sciences)

Knowledge areas

Palaeontology – Permian marine invertebrates (brachiopods, molluscs, conulariids)
Earth Science
Biogeography

Conferences

Secretariat, Executive Committee Member, Editor of Proceedings, 6th International Brachiopod Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

Executive Committee Member, 2nd International Palaeontological Congress,
Beijing, China, 2006

Field Excursion Leader, 1st International Palaeontological Congress,
Sydney, Australia. Co-leader with Prof. G.R.Shi - Permian stratigraphy, sedimentology and palaeontology of the southern Sydney Basin, eastern Australia, 2001
 

Professional activities

Honorary Secretary  -  Association of Australasian Palaeontologists (2010-2012)

Honorary Editor – Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria (2006-2010)


Victorian Coordinator – Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (2009)

Awards

PhD Scholarship: Australian Postgraduate Award, 2000-2003

Postgraduate Research Award for Commitment and High Achievement in Research: Deakin University, 2001

The Ralph Segnit Award for the Encouragement of Early Career Researchers: Deakin University, 2000

Publications

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2010

Zoophycos composite ichnofabrics and tiers from the Permian neritic facies in South China and south-eastern Australia

Yi-Ming Gong, Prof Guang Shi, Li-Jun Zhang, Dr Liz Weldon

(2010), Vol. 43, pp. 182-196, Lethaia : an international journal of paleontology and stratigraphy, Oxford, England, C1-1

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2008

Pyrite framboids interpreted as microbial colonies within the Permian Zoophycos spreiten from southeastern Australia

Yi-Ming Gong, Prof Guang Shi, Dr Liz Weldon, Yuan-sheng Du, Yuan R Xu

(2008), Vol. 145, pp. 95-103, Geological magazine, Cambridge, England, C1

journal
2007

A Late Permian to Early Triassic bivalve fauna from the Dongpan Section, Southern Guangxi, South China

Weihong He, Qinglai Feng, Dr Liz Weldon, Songzhu Gu, Youyan Meng, Fan Zhang, Shunbao Wu

(2007), Vol. 81, pp. 1009-1019, Journal of paleontology, Boulder, Colorado, C1-1

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2003

Global distribution of permian conulariids and palaeobiogeographical implications

Dr Liz Weldon, Prof Guang Shi

(2003), Vol. 6, pp. 791-802, Gondwana research, Osaka, Japan, C1

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