Palaeobiology and Global Change

The fossil record of "deep-time" ecological processes and ecosystem evolution provides the only tangible tool to investigate the dynamics of past biotic responses to global environmental change at a temporal scale ranging from thousands to millions of years. The 'deep-time' fossil record of past biotic changes also provides a natural laboratory to test many modern biological and ecological theories. Our research objectives are (1) to document the patterns and processes of past biodiversity and environmental changes and (2) to investigate some of science's fundamental and long-standing questions such as how species evolved and dispersed in space and time.

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Nicholas Porch
Group Facilitator
Phone: +61 3 925 17620

Key research areas

  • palaeobiology
  • biogeography
  • palaeoenvironments
  • sedimentary basin analysis
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