Paleontology is an interdisciplinary field that combines specialist expertise from the fields of biology and geology to study biological systems over geological timescales.

Understanding recent trajectories in Australian ecosystems is critical for understanding modern ecosystem health and for modelling future changes.

Our group has specialist expertise in both marine and terrestrial groups of fossils, including microbes, radiolarians, pollen, corals, molluscs and Australian vertebrates.

With the application of geochemistry and geochronology, these groups can be put into temporal context and environmental data can be extracted to better understand the ancient environments in which they lived.