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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We offer a 2 year postdoc position in Paleontology, at the Friedrich-Alexander University, GeoZentrum Nordbayern. The opening is in the framework of the Paleosynthesis project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.
The successful candidate will provide scientific support for internati...
In the coming summer semester we will host Dr. Rachel Warnock as a guest professor. Rachel is a an expert in phylodynamic modeling and will contribute to the research and teaching at the GeoZentrum for one semester. She is currently in the Computational Evolution group at ETH Zürich. In Erlangen, ...
Vanessa Roden successfully defended her doctoral thesis on “Beta diversity in Triassic and modern reef basin assemblages“.