Report/Essay Subjects

The following is a list of suggested written report or essay titles designed for students having studied the accompanying resource and using appropriate texts cited in the bibliography:

  • The evolutionary significance of the Rhynie chert plants.
  • The Rhynie hydrothermal system, origin, structure and geochemistry.
  • The arthropod fauna of the Rhynie chert and its place in the record of terrestrialisation of animals.
  • Reconstructing the depositional environment of the Rhynie chert - use of modern analogues.
  • Palaeoecology of the Early Devonian Rhynie ecosystem.
  • The role of fungi in the Early Devonian Rhynie ecosystem.
  • A comparison of the Rhynie chert biota with the biota of sites of comparable age.