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Professor Chandrajith, Environmental Chemist from Sri Lanka, was awarded the prestigious Georg Foster Award and works since March 2022 for one year at GeoZentrum Nordbayern in the Applied Geology / Hydrogeology working group Professor Rohana Chandrajith is an expert environmental geochemist, main...

We are excited to share the Diversity Dynamics and Crisis in Paleontology speaker series with you all! "Thank you" to the fantastic speakers and to the organisers of the speaker series Nussaibah Raja-Schoob (Erlangen) and Emma Dunne (Birmingham) as well as Jansen Smith (Erlangen). Here’s our YouTu...

TERSANE proudly announces its first video release. This is part 1 of 3 videos. Stay tuned for the rest! Part 1 of the mini series on the work of the TERSANE research unit on Temperature related stresses as a unifying principle in ancient extinctions. This video introduces past episodes of catastr...

Johannes Barth from GZN took part in an interview by Bayerischer Rundfunk about flooding and the concept of sponge city.   https://www.br.de/mediathek/video/besonderer-hochwasserschutz-nuernberg-will-schwammstadt-werden-av:6102e116ac59d700075f7c31

Former GeoZentrum postdoctoral research, Dr. Femke Holwerda (currently at Dr Betsy Nicholls Postdoctoral Fellow, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology) together with colleagues at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) and Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio (Argentina) has revised Middle Jurassic sauropod Patagosaurus fariasi based on its holotype from Cerro Cóndor North, Cañadón Asfalto Formation, Patagonia, Argentina.

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 ...