Courses and Lectures

Below is listed the courses I have taught (names in bold) followed by the titles of topics and lectures covered in these courses. All courses included practical classes and assessments on the listed topics. Course names marked with an * represent courses where I was the Unit Coordinator (responsible for all unit content and assessment)

BIOLOGY 225 Evolution and the History of Life

  • The End-Cretaceous Extinction
  • Paleobiogeography

BIOL 261/GEOS 235 – Palaeontology*

  • Introduction to the History of Life
  • Modes of Preservation
  • Fossilisation and Modes of Preservation
  • Taxonomy and Classification
  • Taxonomic Principles
  • The Precambrian Fossil Record
  • The Cambrian Explosion
  • Trilobites
  • Brachiopods
  • Molluscs
  • Functional Morphology
  • Graptolites
  • Biostratigraphy
  • Mass Extinctions
  • Foraminifera
  • Diatoms
  • Palaeoecology
  • Milestones in Plant Evolution
  • Milestones in Vertebrate
  • Evolution of Dinosaurs

BIOL262 Evolution*

  • What is Evolution
  • History of Evolutionary Biology
  • Species
  • Speciation
  • Origin of Genetic Diversity
  • Variation
  • Genetic Drift
  • Natural Selection and Adaptation
  • The Genetic Theory of Natural Selection
  • Phenotypic Evolution
  • The Evolution of Life Histories
  • The Geography of Evolution
  • Sex and Reproductive Success
  • Conflict and Cooperation
  • Coevolution
  • Evolution and Development
  • Evolutionary Science, Creationism and Society

BIOL373 Marine Ecology

  • Foraminifera Biology

BIOL379 Reef Evolution and Dynamics

  • Tropical Reef Foraminifera
  • Evolution and Biology of Tridacna
  • Photosymbiosis
  • Anthropogenic Impacts on Coral Reefs

BIOL381 Invertebrate Palaeontology

  • Microfossils

BIOL382 Applied Palaeontology and Biogenic Sediments*

  • Introduction to Applied Palaeontology
  • Introduction to Multivariate Methods in Palaeontology
  • Palaeoclimate and Climate proxies
  • Palaeoenvironmental Reconstructions
  • Micropalaeontology and Extreme Events
  • Fossils in Thin Section
  • Biostratigraphy and the Search for Resources
  • Fossils and Palaeobathymetry
  • Palaeobiogeography
  • Palaeo Techniques
  • Vertebrates in Applied Palaeontology

BIOL399 Special Interest Topics in Biology

  • Evolution of Photosymbiosis

GEOS126 Marine Geoscience

  • Microfossil Communities

GEOS 272 Earth’s Evolving Environment

  • Foraminifera

GEOS427 Palaeoecology and Biogeography

  • Foraminifera as Proxies of Environmental Change