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How huge he really was is uncertain. The only thing that is certain is that it is the largest bony fish of all time: we are talking about the Leedsichthys problematicus, which lived about 160 million years ago. But how can such fossils, of which only a few fragments have survived, even be analysed? ...

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On October 21, 5pm, PD Dr. Kenneth de Baets (GZN) will give a talk "Gasping fish and panting belemnites: Warming, growth and migration of water-breathing animals " in Hörsaal Geologie, GeoZentrums Nordbayern, Schlossgarten 5. The Pliensbachian-Toarcian transition has been considered a major bott...

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The Open Access journal PeerJ has granted the Award for Open Data Analysis and Publication in Palaeontology to our Masters student in Palaeobiology, Fiona Pye, for her talk "ImageJ and 3D Slicer: Open Source 2/3D Morphometric Software" co-authored by Nussaïbah Raja Shoob, Bryan Shirley, ÁdámT. Kocsis, Niklas Hohmann, Duncan Murdock & Emilia Jarochowska.

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Niklas Hohmann, a student from our Master program, published a new statistical tool that allow to correct the effects of changing deposition rates on geological data. These deposition rates determine how much time it takes to form rocks of a given thickness, and can therefore alter our interpretation of paleobiological rates when examining this rock.

3rd Workshop and Fieldtrip of IGCP 655 Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event: Impact on marine carbon cycle and ecosystems. September 2nd – 5th, 2019, Erlangen (Germany) The IGCP project 655 – Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event: Impact on marine carbon cycle and ecosystems (International Geoscience Program su...