Palaeo, Earth, Water & Geoscience

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.

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To determine how chemical and wood property changes occur with increasing subfossil kauri age to help improve radiocarbon dating and commercial timber utilisation.

Supervisors: Prof Chris Turney, Dr Jonathan Palmer, Dr Chris Marjo (MWAC), Assoc Prof Jason Harper (School of Chemistry)