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Palaeobiology

The department has extensive and valuable collections in all areas of palaeontology and conducts world-leading research in several fields.

The collections contain several unique and scientifically important specimens that are being used in research projects at the department, and by researchers from around the world.

Research

The research at the department involves questions about the origin of life on earth and the evolution of animals and plants through time, with emphasis on the origin and evolution of Cenozoic vertebrates, Palaeozoic invertebrates and seed plants. Read more about our research.

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Hydrocarbons in fossil shells reveal their interrelationships

Fossil shells from the Cambrian of Australia have been tested with different analyze methods to obtain chemical information about preserved organic molecules.

Abrupt global warming and the demise of the temperate forests during the end-Permian crisis

A new study shows that the great coal-forming forests of the Permian period were destroyed during a short interval of rapid climatic warming.

Photo of fossil seed

Reproductive biology of glossopterid seed-plants

A new study reviews the recent advances in our understanding of glossopterid reproductive biology.

Publications

Here you find the latest publications which have been published at the department. You can also find earlier publications.

Collections

The department houses scientifically valuable and large collections that derive mainly from Sweden but also from widespread locations around the world, such as the Arctic in the north and Antarctica in the south. Databasing of the collections is one of the main projects at the department and some of the information is available on the internet. Read more about our collections.

Loans from the collections

The collections are accessible for Swedish and foreign researchers by visit or loan. Contact Vivi Vajda (plant fossils) or Christian Skovsted (animal fossils) for more information.

Interested in Palaeontology?

Read here about a master's course at Stockholm University, which is taught by the researchers at our department.

Contacts

Head of Department

Professor Vivi Vajda

Secretariat

Ewa Sjödinexternal link

Collections Palaeobotany

Vivi Vajda

Collections Palaeozoology

Christian Skovsted

Staff Directory

Staff at the Department of Palaeobiology

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Mailing Address

Box 500 07
104 05 Stockholm
Sweden

Visiting Address

Svante Arrhenius väg 9
114 18 Stockholm
Sweden

Telephone

46-8-51 95 40 00

Fax

46-8-51 95 42 21