Devonian Ecosystems Project – Centre for Excellence in Palaeosciences

The aims of the project are to establish a research position for a fish palaeontologist in South Africa and to employ Dr Robert Gess in a contract full time position at the Albany Museum in Grahamstown; to explore and research South Africa’s globally significant late Devonian fossil heritage; and to disseminate knowledge thereof to the scientific community through publishing at least nine scientific papers in relevant ISI-ranked scientific journals. The project continues to play a crucial role in supporting exploration of South Africa’s internationally important Devonian fossil record, analysis and publication of discoveries and the development of students with a focus on Devonian studies. Growing public awareness on this aspect of our National Heritage has also resulted from this project.

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