The Biota of Early Terrestrial Ecosystems: The Rhynie Chert

About this site

This web site is designed as a learning and teaching resource based on the Rhynie chert, a rock formation from northeast Scotland that contains a superbly preserved 400 million year old terrestrial and freshwater flora and fauna. The site is designed to be of greatest value for Honours Geology students but can be used by anyone with an interest in earth or life sciences. The site comprises two main components:

Partnerships

This teaching and learning resource has been funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee. It has been authored by the Rhynie chert Research Group, University of Aberdeen, UK (see list of authors below) with contributions and support by the Palaeobotanical Research Group, University of Münster, Germany, the Centre for Palynology, University of Sheffield, UK, The Natural History Museum, London, UK and The Royal Museum, National Museums of Scotland.

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Authors

Photo of Prof. Dr Nigel H. Trewin Prof. Dr Nigel H. Trewin
 
Dept. of Geology & Petroleum Geology, Meston Building, Kings College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 3UE
Dr Stephen R. Fayers Dept. of Geology & Petroleum Geology, Meston Building, Kings College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 3UE
Dr Lyall I. Anderson Dept. of Geology & Zoology, National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JF

 

Note on Copyright: Unless otherwise stated the copyright of all images on this site is owned by the University of Aberdeen.