|Palaeoenvironmental research in Sheffield covers a wide field integrating palaeontology, sedimentology and stratigraphy.
Research topics of interest include :
- Biomineralisation and skeletal growth studies
- Dinosaur footprints
- Evolutionary studies
- Functional morphology
- Geological conservation
- Morphometric analysis
- Numerical taxonomy
- Trace fossil studies
- Taxonomy and systematics
As a progressive department, we would be happy to consider all well thought-out project proposals within the fields of palaeontology, sedimentology or stratigraphy. Geography has two specialist laboratories for palaeontological preparation, which include facilities such as an air-abrasive unit, ultrasonic bath, vibro-tools and dentist drill. In addition, fine cutting and sectioning equipment in these laboratories and the rock preparation suite support micro-structure work including stains and peels.
Internal and external moulds of an Ordovician trilobite from Portugal
Internal mould of a trigonioid bivalve showing gill preservation
Close links exist with palaeontologists within various U.K. sectors and other universities.
For further information please complete our on-line Postgraduate Enquiry Form or contact:-
Dr M.A. Whyte or Dr M. Romano
Department of Geography,
University of Sheffield,
Sheffield, S3 7HF,
Tel:- (0114) 222 3610/11
Fax:- (0114) 222 3650
Email:- Dr M.A. Whyte
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