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Sprigg Geobiology Centre

Blanche Cave

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.

Sprigg Geobiology Centre

Napier Building
North Terrace Campus
The University of Adelaide


T: +61 8 8313 5146
F: +61 8 8313 3772