The climate evolution of high latitude 140 to 90 million year old hydrocarbon prospective strata of Southeast Australia
Grant number: LP0989203 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012
Melbourne University and the Royal Botanic Gardens will collaborate with three companies to investigate climate variability in a 140 to 90 million year old greenhouse record in southeast Australia. Spore, pollen & algal studies integrated with wood & plant analyses and zircon dating will improve age estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs in Gippsland where Lakes Oil and Nexus Energy are exploring in one of Australia's premier oil & gas producing regions. This work will lead to a better understanding of climate change in long-term greenhouse conditions. Knowledge of this in the past is critical to prediction of climate change into the future
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Palynological-age determination of Early Cretaceous vertebrate-bearing beds along the south Victorian coast of Australia, with implications for the spore-pollen biostratigraphy of the region
Barbara Wagstaff, Stephen Gallagher, W Michael Hall, Vera Korasidis, Thomas H Rich, Doris E Seegets-Villiers, Patricia A Vickers-Rich
Palynology is used to provide new age controls for the coastal exposures yielding Early Cretaceous vertebrate faunas in the Otway ..
Palaeoenvironments and palaeocommunities from Lower Cretaceous high latitude sites, Otway Basin, southeastern Australia
Anne-Marie P Tosolini, Vera A Korasidis, Barbara E Wagstaff, David J Cantrill, Stephen J Gallagher, Martin S Norvick
Lower Cretaceous (Barremian to Albian) fossil plant assemblages are preserved in sediments of the Otway Group, Otway Basin, and co..
Early angiosperm diversification in the Albian of southeast Australia: implications for flowering plant radiation across eastern Gondwana
Vera A Korasidis, Barbara E Wagstaff, Stephen J Gallagher, Ian R Duddy, Anne-Marie P Tosolini, David J Cantrill, Martin S Norvick
This study provides the first record of the high diversity and abundance of Victoria's earliest angiosperms from outcrops in the n..
Cheirolepidiacean foliage and pollen from Cretaceous high-latitudes of southeastern Australia
Anne-Marie P Tosolini, Stephen McLoughlin, Barbara E Wagstaff, David J Cantrill, Stephen J Gallagher
Cheirolepidiaceae leaves and pollen are recorded from Valanginian-Albian strata of southeastern Australia that were deposited at h..
High latitude Albian climate variability: Palynological evidence for long-term drying in a greenhouse world
Barbara E Wagstaff, Stephen J Gallagher, Martin S Norvick, David J Cantrill, Malcolm W Wallace
Detailed "Quaternary-style" quantitative spore-pollen counts, with a pollen sum based on total non-angiosperm seed plants, from a ..
First ceratosaurian dinosaur from Australia
Erich MG Fitzgerald, Matthew T Carrano, Timothy Holland, Barbara E Wagstaff, David Pickering, Thomas H Rich, Patricia Vickers-Rich
The basal theropod dinosaur clade Ceratosauria, and its subclade Abelisauroidea, is characteristic of late Mesozoic terrestrial ve..