Evolutionary Palaeobiology


Content will focus on the long-term patterns of speciation, diversity, morphology change and extinction. These will be discussed in the context of environmental, climate and biotic controls. Content will span terrestrial and marine realms, and plant, invertebrate and microfossil groups. 


  • 15 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of practicals
  • 15 hours of seminars


  • 2 hour exam (60%)
  • Individual seminar presentation (20%)
  • Data practical exercise (20%)