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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.

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Prof. Wolfgang Kiessling, Chair of Paleobiology, and Tasnuva Ming Khan, also from the field of Paleobiology, together with scientists from South Africa, England, Brazil, Norway, Trinidad and India, have succeeded in finding that a third of all endemic species living in rural areas are threatened to ...

Is clustering of extinctions really an increase in extinction rate or is it merely generated by reduced sedimentation rates that reduce the spacing between individual extinctions with long breaks between each other? Niklas Hohmann, Paleobiology Master student, has examined this question in his Bachelor thesis, which is now published in PALAIOS (Hohmann 2021).

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 ...