School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Palaeontology (taphonomy of beds of freshwater mussels)

Campus: Mt Helen

Discipline: Geology

Research field: Palaeontology

Supervisor(s): Stephen Carey

Contact details:

Email:  s.carey@federation.edu.au

Project Description: Taphonomy of beds of freshwater mussels, Darling River system, NSW

Large banks of mussel shells in Quaternary deposits of the Darling River are a puzzle.   The project seeks to understand how they form in their fluvial context.