At UNSW, honours projects in the Palaeo, Earth and Geoscience focus on the evolution of the Earth and its landscapes. It also looks at the emergence and diversification of life, including humans. The study of Earth history opens windows into conditions, worlds and systems of the past, present and future. It offers new insights into a range of critical areas with practical consequence, including climate change, landscape and resource use and management, species and ecological community conservation, and human health.

View our current projects and connect with an honours project supervisor to learn how you can get involved.

The primary aim of this project is to gain a better understanding of the occurrence of anhydrite in thinly bedded marine carbonates of the Hamersley Group.

Supervisor: Prof Martin Van Kranendonk

Success in this project will allow us to target the trees of late Pleistocene age and undertake more detailed (continuous) 14C measurements for high-precision alignment of terrestrial, marine and ice records.

Supervisor: Prof Chris Turney