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Ahmed Awad Abdelhady

Ahmed Awad Abdelhady
Benthic palaeo-ecosystem analysis of the Middle and Upper Jurassic succession of the Gebel Maghara (Sinai, Egypt)
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Dipl.-Geol. Matthias Alberti

Matthias Alberti
Palaeoenvironmental, palaeogeographic, and palaeoclimatic signals of a condensed horizon: The Upper Callovian-Oxfordian (Upper Jurassic) Dhosa Oolite of the Kachchh Basin, western India.
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Dipl.-Biol. Lydia Beuck

Bioerosion of cold-water corals.
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Patrick Chellouche

Patrick Chellouche
Comparative taphonomy and geochemistry of laminated fossil lagerstätten
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Prof. Dr. A. Freiwald

Freiwald
Deepwater reefs, Coldwater carbonates.
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M.Sc. Konstantin Frisch

Konstantin Frisch
Comparing the evolutionary development of zooxanthellate and azooxanthellate scleractinian corals
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Dipl.-Geol. Manja Hethke

Manja Hethke
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Dr. Melanie J. Hopkins

Melanie J. Hopkins
  • Rates and modes of evolution
  • Evolution of environmental preferences of taxa through time Interaction between different measures of diversity and the circumstances under which morphological, taxonomic, and functional diversity are decoupled
  • Geographic patterning of morphology and response of organisms to environmental change
  • Quantitative tools for studying morphological evolution in the fossil record, including geometric morphometrics, comparative phylogenetic analysis, and model selection
  • Arthropod biology, paleobiology, and evolutionary history, particularly the Trilobita
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Dipl.-Geol. Nina Joseph

Nina Joseph
Micropalaeontologist, with a main interest in foraminiferal assemblages in heterozoan (cold-water) carbonate systems with focus on palaeoenvironmental and bathymetric reconstructions.
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Na Lin

Na Lin
Na Lins research is about controls on global biodiversity patterns during the Cambrian radiation
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Marie-Luise Neufert

Marie-Luise Neufert
Laboratory assistant (retired).
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Dr. Birgit (Sarah) Niebuhr

Birgit (Sarah) Niebuhr
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Sibylle Noé

Dr. Sibylle Noé
Major research topics: Cool-water corals (gorgonians) as climate archives, diagenesis of shallow- and deep-water carbonates, microbial carbonates, biomineralisation
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PD Dr. Alexander Nützel

Alex N?tzel
Evolution of gastropods.
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Dr. Simon Schneider

Simon Schneider
Composition and palaeoecology of Jurassic-Cretaceous rudist reefs. Morphometric analysis of bivalve shells. Taxonomy and systematics of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Bivalvia (and Gastropoda). Palaeoecology of macrobenthic communities.
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Gabriele Schönberger

Gabriele Schönberger
Former Secretary
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Dr. Jürgen Titschack

Jürgen Titschack
Facies, sedimentology, diagenesis and palaeontology of non-tropical carbonates
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Christian Weiß

Applied Sedimentology
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Wilmsen

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PD Dr. Markus Wilmsen

Markus Wilmsen
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Dr. Max Wisshak

Max Wisshak
Bioerosion processes and other ichnologic phenomena.
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