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

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The first paper of our PhD student Bryan Shirley has been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The co-authors are Madleen Grohganz, whose BSc thesis has contributed important data to the paper, Michel Bestmann from the Structural Geology group of the GeoZentrum, and Emilia Jarochowska. T...