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University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) – Department of Geography and Earth Sciences – GeoZentrum Nordbayern
Section Palaeobiology
Loewenichstraße 28
D-91054 Erlangen

Tel. ++49 9131-85-22622
FAX ++49 9131-85-22690

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Peer reviewed publications

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In memoriam

Michaela Bernecker

1963 - 2017

Das Hauptgebäude der Paläontologie in Erlangen von der Loewenichstraße aus gesehen.

In the Section Palaeontology we analyze the evolution of ecosystems on long temporal scales. We assess the environmental factors governing the waxing and waning of communities and entire ecosystems in earth history. Our goal is to predict the fate of marine ecosystems under current climate change. We combine geological field work with modern analytical methods and statistical analyses using large databases of ancient life.


We publish the international journal Facies

and the journals Opens internal link in current windowGeologische Blätter and Opens internal link in current windowBeringeria

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