嘉宾(Guest)：Dr. Gavin Young
Dr. Gavin Young (Emeritus Member, The Australian National University), a past president of the Association of Australian Palaeontologists, is an international leader in the field of early fossil vertebrates and the application of paleontology to solving problems in biostratigraphy, biogeography and historical geology. His field work in Antarctica in the 1971 Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expeditions resulted in a new biostratigraphy and age determination for much of the central Transantarctic Mountains, with robust correlations to strata on the Australian mainland. His field work and mapping in central Australia (Amadeus Basin) resulted in the discovery of the oldest known vertebrate fossils on the planet, and many new sites rich in vertebrates that enabled detailed correlations throughout Australia and Gondwana.
Dr. Gavin Young published more than 180 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, and named one new class, four new families, and 50+ new genera and 80+ new species of fossil vertebrates. Research output was limited as a government geologist by the requirement for internal or confidential industry reports.
Australian Early Vertebrates and Strata
(July 5 – July 6)
Day 1: (9:30 AM -11:30 AM)
Lecture 1 (9:30 AM -10:20 AM): Cambro-Ordovician Early Vertebrates of central Australia
Lecture 2 (10:40 AM -11:30 AM): Devonian vertebrates of central Australia [geology, Pituriaspis, Wuttagoonaspis fauna etc., including western NSW; Gogo in the Kimberley]
Day 2: (9:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Lecture 3 (9:30 AM -10:20 AM): Famous Australian Devonian fish sites in ancient reef limestones [Burrinjuck Devonian sequence and fish faunas; Kirawin shale sharks, acanthodians in volcanics; acid etched coral reef fish in the limestones; Hatchery Creek assemblage at the top]
Lecture 4 (10:40 AM -11:30 AM): Devonian vertebrates, sequence of Southeast Australia [NSW south coast: Bunga sharks etc., associated plants, dating volcanics; Frasnian at Pambula, Famennian Edenopteron and associated fish]
Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins
of Chinese Academy of Sciences