Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol Gwyddorau'r Ddaear a’r Amgylchedd
- Room 2.28, Y Prif Adeilad, Plas y Parc, Caerdydd, CF10 3AT
Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
- MPhil - School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, UK (2017-Present)
- BSc - School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, UK (2016)
- Devonian Palaeobotany
- Early land plants
- Palaeozoic palaeoenvironments
- Sedimentology of the Old Red Sandstones of the Anglo-Welsh Basin
- Fellow of The Geological Society of London (FGS)
- Member of The Palaeontological Association
- Member of the Geologists’ Association
- Member of the International Organisation of Palaeobotany
- Member of the International Association of Sedimentologists
- EA1204 - Geographical Information Systems
- EA2130 - Applied GIS
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT AND AGE OF AN EARLY DEVONIAN FOSSIL PLANT ASSEMBLAGE FROM ABERGAVENNY
Sedimentary rocks of Early Devonian age (419 to 393 Million Years Ago) yield evidence for the history of the early development of life on land and the establishment of pioneering complex terrestrial ecosystems. In reality plant fossils of this age are rare. South Wales and the Welsh Borderlands are probably the most important area in the world for studying the nature and diversity of the most primitive forms of land plants, but even here, sites with abundant fossil plants that can be both dated and placed in their palaeo-environmental context are exceptionally rare.
A small quarry-style excavation that has been temporarily exposed by the preparation of ground for an agricultural building on a farm near Abergavenny allows an exceptional opportunity to study abundant plant fossils in their deposited setting and for attempts at dating to be made with high probability of success. This analysis will then be placed in the context of the regional and international understanding of land plant evolution.