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.
Earth System History (2015, 4th ed.)
Stanley, S.M. & Luczaj, J.A. W.H. Freeman and Company, New York.
In addition, peer-reviewed articles will be read for more detailed study within each sub-discipline.
Swedish Museum of Natural History