Year: 2020

Abrupt changes in environmental signals recorded in an interval of strata can be the result of (1) fast changes in environmental conditions and average sedimentation rate or (2) average changes in environmental conditions and slow sedimentation rate. The new study by Dr. Emilia Jarochowska and co-authors, published in Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, proposes a method to estimate relative changes in depositional rates and test it in a sedimentary section

For his excellent teaching in 2019, Prof. Dr. Axel Munnecke receives the “Prize for Good Teaching”! Science Minister Bernd Sibler announces the winners and congratulates them: “Your work is crucial for the success of the studies of students and thus for the training of smart minds who shape our ...

Dr. Erik Sperling from Stanford University will give a talk on the subject "Understanding the role of environmental change in early animal evolution: New insights from geochemistry, physiology, and ocean modeling".

Due to the globally increasing number of infections we have decided to cancel next year’s Flügel Courses on carbonate microfacies which were supposed to take place in March. This is very unfortunate, especially since there is a long waiting list, but it seems unlikely to us that we will have overcom...

Nature Research highlights GeoCentre research in Uganda: Scott Jess and team in collaboration with StrucTec at the GeoCentre in Earth and Planetary Science Letters show, that the western branch of the  East African Rift System is probably as old as the eastern branch.  This means the whole East Afri...

Prof. Wolfgang Kießling, Chair of Palaeobiology, and scientists from Australia have succeeded in providing a robust basis for the identification of "New Ecosystems" bereitzustellen, with fossils playing a special role: "Increased extinction in the emergence of novel ecological communities". At the s...

The introductory event for masters degree in geosciences will take place on the 30th of October 2020 at 10am in the big lecture hall (Henkestraße 42, 91054 Erlangen). Please be patient and wait in front of the building until somebody comes to get you.