Palaeobiology and global change

Our research uses fossil records to understand and examine key questions about the evolution, development and extinction of our changing planet and its organisms at a given point in time. 

We also research the nature and significance of global marine fossil fauna and the recent human impact on the terrestrial biodiversity of islands.


Major research areas

  • Palaeobiology
  • Biogeography
  • Palaeoenvironments
  • Sedimentary basin analysis

Our staff

Academic and research staff

Affiliated/honorary staff

Associate Professor John Sherwood
Professor Zhong-Qiang Chen
Professor Shuzhong Shen
Roger Pierson

Contact us

Group Facilitator
Nicholas Porch
+61 3 9251 7620
Email Nicholas Porch