Seminars given by international scholars, January - December 2019

Updatetime: 2021-02-09 Editor : trace fossils;the end-Permian mass extinction

Dr. Cui Huan:

Primary or secondary: Reinterpreting carbon and sulfur isotope anomalies in Earth history


Prof. Ryosuke Motani:

Is there a missing Permian record for Mesozoic marine reptiles? — Bayesian and stratigraphic approaches


Prof. Andrea Tintori

The actinopterygian fishes across the P/T boundary


Dr. Dieter Korn:

Pre-mass extinction decline of latest Permian ammonoids


Prof. Dr. Joachim Reitner:

Topic: Deep Carbon Archives

1. Early carbonates (Archaean)

2. Critical review on early organic carbon record

3. Geobiology of Archaean barite: a new window to an early microbial world

Topic: The Metazoan conundrum

1. Neoproterozoic microbial innovation

2. Critical review and new data on the Neoproterozoic record of sponges and possible   ancestors

3. Namibian Ediacaran: a window to early metazoan biomineralization

2019-4-10 & 2019-4-11

Associate Prof. Tais W. Dahl:

Atmosphere-ocean oxygenation and productivity dynamics during the Cambrian explosion


Prof. Dr. Gabriella Bagnoli:

Recommending the Xiaoyangqiao section in Dayangcha of North China as Auxiliary Stratotype Section and Point (ASSP) for the base of the Ordovician System


Associate prof. Joseph Botting & Associate prof. Lucy Muir:

Sponges and the Cambrian Explosion: new evidence from the end-Ordovician Anji Biota of Zhejiang


Prof. Heyo Van Iten:

Revising the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, and ecological relationships between conulariids and brachiopods


Prof. Thomas Servais:

Great Ordovician Biodiversification of land plants


Prof. Robert Riding:

Microbial Carbonates in Time and Space


Prof. Sachiko Agematsu:

Natural assemblage of Hindeodus parvus, the earliest Triassic conodont


Prof. Ethan L. Grossman & Prof. Michael. M. Joachimski:

1. Introduction and Proxies

    Introduction to Paleotemperature Proxies

    Introduction to Oxygen Isotopes

    Introduction to Clumped Isotopes and Other Paleothermometers

2. Samples, Methods, and Considerations

    Carbonates as paleotemperature archive

    Phosphates as paleotemperature archive

    Practical work/exercises

3. Deep-Time Paleotemperature Records

    Cenozoic (ELG) and Mesozoic temperature records

     Paleozoic temperature records

    Clumped isotopes and Paleozoic Temperatures

2019-6-17 to 2019-6-19

Prof. Hugh Jenkyns:

1.Cretaceous greenhouse climate and Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 (Cenomanian–Turonian)

2.Deposition of organic matter and Oceanic Anoxic Events

3.The Toarcian (T-OAE) and Aptian (OAE 1a) Oceanic Anoxic Events

4. Oceanic Anoxic Events: the lacustrine record

5.Redox-sensitive and chalcophilic elements and Oceanic Anoxic Events

6.Metal isotopes and Oceanic Anoxic Events

7.Sulphur and nitrogen isotopes and Oceanic Anoxic Events

2019-6-18 to 2019-6-20

Dr. Christopher Cleal:

Vegetation dynamics in tropical wetlands - a Palaeozoic perspective


Prof. Jacques Laskar:

Astronomical solution for paleoclimate studies


Dr. Thomas Denk:

Current trends in Fagaceae (paleo) biogeography


Conrad C. Labandeira:

1. A Review of What Kinds of Ecological and Evolutionary Questions Can be Answered by the Damage Guide

2. Mid Mesozoic Pollination Modes


Prof. Jacek Szwedo:

The evolution of arthropods


Alexander Pohle:

Diversity and palaeobiology of nautiloid cephalopods from the Devonian of the eastern Anti-Atlas (Morocco)


Prof. YIN Qing-Zhu:

Fossil meteorites, asteroid breakup, Ordovician timescale, and the butterfly effect to the GOBE


Prof. Jadoon Ishtiaq Ahmed Khantan

Distribution and role of Eocambrian evaporites in the Himalayan foreland in Pakis


Dr. Cedric Aria

A middle Cambrian arthropod with chelicerae and proto-book gills


Dr. Moriaki Yasuhara:

Deep-sea drilling perspective on paleobiology: "co-evolution" of paleoceanography, paleoecology and macroevolution

Dr. Yuanyuan Hong (Circle):

Baseline for ostracod-based northwestern Pacific and   Indo-Pacific shallow-marine paleoenvironmental reconstructions: ecological   modeling of species distributions

Dr. Yunshu Tian (Sky):

Shallow-marine responses to Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum: evidence from ostracods


Prof. Robert Riding:

1. Introduction to Microbial Carbonates

2. Microbial carbonates in an Archean oxygen oasis

3. Proterozoic CO2-concentrating mechanisms (CCM) and cyanobacterial calcification

4. Phanerozoic Hybrid Carbonates: abiotic, microbial, skeletal

5. Microbial carbonates in Recent freshwater creeks

6. Recent agglutinated stromatolites: Andros, Shark Bay and Lee Stocking Island

7. Recent reef stromatolite crusts: Tahiti and Great Barrier Reef

8. Permeable Reactive Barriers: an experiment in carbonate precipitation

9. GEOCARB to COPSE: modeling Phanerozoic CO2

10.Calculating seawater carbonate saturation state for the Phanerozoic

2019-10-9 to


Dr. Ian G. Percival:

Geoconservation in action: some Australian examples from the Ediacaran and Ordovician


DR. Petr Schnabl & Pavel Nemec

Paleomagnetism, Magnetostratigraphy and Orientation of Flying Dinosaurs by Geomagnetic Field


Prof. Tatsuo Oji :

1. Introduction: Geography, geology and paleontology of Japan

2. Early evolution of Metazoa: Molecular and fossil evidence

3. Mass extinctions (periodicity, end Permian and end Cretaceous)

4. Mesozoic marine and terrestrial revolution

5. Biogeography and plate tectonics focusing on "Wallace Line"

6. Crinoids as a living fossil: their distribution, ecology and evolutionary history

2019-10-16 to 2019-10-18

Petr Schnabl & Pavel Nemec:

Paleomagnetism, Magnetostratigraphy and Orientation of Flying Dinosaurs by Geomagnetic Field


Prof. Else Marie Friis & Prof. Kaj Raunsgaard Pedersen:

1. Cretaceous angiosperms. 1) Early radiation and key mesofossil

2. Cretaceous angiosperms. 2) Ecological context

2019-11-11 & 2019-11-12

Prof. Olle Hints:

An introduction to geology of Estonia and fossil polychaete jaws (scolecodonts)

Prof. Jaak Nolvak:

The Ordovician chitinozoans from Baltica


Associate prof. Noritoshi SUZUKI:

1. Statistic paleontology (1)

2. Statistic paleontology (2)

3. Current knowledge of radiolarian studies

2019-11-13 to 2019-11-15

Prof. David Harper:

1.Stratigraphy: Defining and using geological time

2.Introduction to palaeoecology

3.Form and function in fossils

4.Origin, and overview, of Precambrian life

5.Biodiversity and extinction

2019-11-20 to 2019-11-26

Prof. Wolfram M. Kürschner:

Linking Late Triassic marine and terrestrial ecosystems changes: a palynological approach

Dr. Micha Ruhl:

Linking Early Jurassic Global Change Events with Large Igneous Province volcanism


Director Igor Eltsov:

1. The Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics (overview)

2. Cross-Disciplinary Study of the Near Borehole Zone

Prof. Nikolay Sennikov:

The algae Euglenales in the Silurian of the Gorny Altai