Sprigg Geobiology Centre
Welcome to the Sprigg Geobiology Centre
The environments on which all species, especially humans, depend are the result of complex interactions between the living and non-living world. The Sprigg Geobiology Centre seeks to understand how these interactions have shaped the planet since the emergence of the first complex life. The Sprigg does this with a particular focus on understanding how the interaction between the biosphere and geosphere has left a legacy of both environments themselves and the fossil record used to comprehend that legacy.
The Sprigg aims to document the rate and magnitude of climate and environmental change over a range of timescales; to develop and apply a broad range of techniques for inferring past environment (including conventional and novel isotope approaches, micro and macrofossil analysis, organic and sediment geochemistry); to improve geochronologies using improved techniques, particularly in the fields of optically stimulated luminescence dating and tephrachronology.