Unravelling the nature of secular global climatic change on the Precambrian Earth

  • Schaefer, Bruce (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Ancient sedimentary rocks record evidence of major climate change and variations in the composition of the atmosphere. By applying novel isotopic and geochemical techniques, this project aims to document when and how the Earths atmosphere and climate changed prior to the evolution of complex lifeforms. Curiously, such dramatic climate changes have controlled both the rate of evoutionary process and the formation of world class mineral deposits.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/06

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD155,000.00
    • Monash University