John Backhouse


  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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John Backhouse has worked as a palynologist since 1970 after joining the Geological Survey of Western Australia in 1968. At the Survey he principally analysed Jurassic and Cretaceous samples from hydrogeological exploration boreholes in the Perth Basin and completed a palynological study of the Permian Collie Coalfield. He joined UWA in 1998 to undertake a study of the Late Triassic of the Goodwyn-Rankin fields. He also commenced consulting work on petroleum and mining exploration in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. His principal current interests are Cretaceous biostratigraphy and dinoflagellate cyst taxonomy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research expertise keywords

  • Biostratigraphy, micropalaeontology
  • Marine geology
  • Palaeontology
  • Palynology, palaeobotany
  • Petroleum geology


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