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AG Micropaleontology - Paleoceanography

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Our research combines the study of marine microfossils with the investigation of their living relatives. We use molecular genetics, laboratory experiments and field observations on living foraminifera and dinoflagellates to develop and improve methods for reconstructions of past climates from marine sediment cores. The results help us to understand how past oceans and marine ecosystems reacted to global change.


Recent Publications:

Retention of high thermal tolerance in the invasive foraminifera Amphistegina lobifera from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf of Aqaba
Christiane Schmidt, Rapahel Morard, M. Prazeres, H. Barak and Michal Kucera
Marine Biology DOI:10.1007/s00227-016-2998-4

Extremely heat tolerant photo-symbiosis in a shallow marine benthic foraminifera
Christiane Schmidt, B. Titelboim, J. Brandt, B. Herut, S. Abramovich, A. Almogi-Labin and Michal Kucera
Scientific Reports DOI:10.1038/srep30930

Nomenclature for the Nameless: A proposal for an Integrative molecular Taxonomy of Cryptic Diversity Exemplified by planktonic Foraminifera
Raphael Morard, G. Escarguel, Agnes Weiner, A. Andre, C. Douady, C. Wade, K. Darling, Y. Ujiie, H. Seears, F. Quillevere, T. de Garidel-Thoron, C. de Vargas and Michal Kucera
Systematic BiologyDOI:10.1093/sysbio/syw031

Dinoflagellate cyst based modern analogue technique at test - A 300 year record from the Gulf of Taranto
Karin Zonneveld and Michael Siccha
Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology DOI:10.16/j.paleo2016.02.045

Recent Invasion of the Symbiont-Bearing Foraminifera Pararotalia into the Eastern Mediterranean Facilitated by the Ongoing Warming Trend
Christiane Schmidt, Raphael Morard, A. Almogi-Labin, A. Weinmann, D. Titelboim, S. Abramovich and Michal Kucera
PLoS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0132917

Northern Hemisphere control of deglacial vegetation changes in the Rufiji uplands (Tanzania)
Ilham Bouimetarhan, L. Dupont, H. Kuhlmann, J. Pätzold, M. Prange, E. Schefuß and K. Zonneveld
Climate of the Past DOI:10.5194/cp-11-751-2015

PFR 2 : a curated database of planktonic foraminifera 18S ribosomal DNA as a resource for studies of plankton ecology, biogeography and evolution
Raphael Morard, K. Darling, F. Mahé, S. Audic, Y. Ujiie, A. K. M. Weiner, A. André, H. Seears, C. M. Wade, F. Quillévéré, C. Douady, G. Escarguel, T. de Garidel-Thoron, M. Siccha, M. Kucera and C. de Vargas
Molecular Ecology Resources DOI:10.1111/1755-098.12410

Red Sea circulation during marine isotope stage 5e
Michael Siccha, Eli Biton and Hezi Gildor
Paleoceanography DOI: 10.1002/2013PA002603


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Get in touch with our secretary or approach anyone of our team directly

Ute Wolpmann
Telephone: 0421 218 - 65974
Fax: 0421 218 - 9865974
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