7.5 credits cr.
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Palaeontology is the key to numerous geological archives and processes.
In this course, students will learn about the evolutionary history of life; mass extinctions; the main categories of fossil animals and plants through time, including microfossils and pollen; the use of fossil archives in the interpretation of environments and chronology; as well as the interplay between evolution, ecology, global nutrient cycles, atmospheric composition and climate systems through Earth history.
Course period Spring 2022: January 17–February 16 (incorrect study period in the right column).
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Stanley, S.M. & Luczaj, J.A. W.H. 2015
Earth System History, 4th ed.
Freeman and Company, New York.
In addition, current scientific articles on the subject will be hand out.
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Swedish Museum of Natural History