Radiolarian Micropalaeontology: Analysing Radiolarian Ernst Haeckel - 3000 Radiolarian 2 months ago   07:45

Professor Simon Haslett discusses analysing radiolarian microfossil data. Radiolaria are marine single-celled organisms that possess a silica shell and are preserved in the fossil record. Radiolarian data can be analysed by individual species plots/graphs, or through numerical and statistical analysis of assemblage datasets. Such data can be used in stratigraphy to date layers of rock and sediment through geological time, and also to reconstruct past environments and establish palaeoclimate history. Simon Haslett is Professor of Physical Geography and Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Wales, Newport. New videos are regularly added so please subscribe to the channel.
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Great lecture on statistical analysis, but it could have been about widgets. Why the absence of radiolaria, core sample, or even a view down an optical microscope or even an electromicrograph. Show the bugs. Lectures are too sterile.
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Ernst Haeckel - 3000 Radiolarian Radiolarian Micropalaeontology: Analysing Radiolarian 2 months ago   02:36

Specimens of varied radiolarian forms, meticulously drawn by German biologist, artist, and naturalist Ernst von Haeckel, and published in 1862.