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In the Department of Palaeontology, we study the evolution of ecosystems over long timescales. We deduce the environmental factors which significantly influenced the emergence and disappearance of communities throughout Earth’s history, alongside predicting the effects of modern day anthropogenic climate change on future ecosystems. To achieve this we combine geological fieldwork, state-of-the-art analytical methods, palaeobiological databases and statistical analysis.

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On Monday, July 13, the second to last performance of "Let them eat money" will take place in the Life-Stream from the Margrave Theatre. It deals with the question "Who is to blame?" for the climate catastrophe. After each stream of the digital production, experts discuss the themes of the play live...

Many people think of paleontology as field research, digging for fossils and Jurassic Park. A large part of the research is computer-aided. Dr. Rachel Warnock is a paleontologist who mainly conducts research on computers. This semester she is a visiting professor at the Chair of Paleo-Environment at...