PD Dr. Michael Hautmann

Scientific education and career

10.10.2018
 
Promotionsrecht MNF
18.12.2017
 
Habilitation
since 1.3.2009
 
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (research scientist), University of Zürich, Paläontologisches Institut und Museum.
1.12.2007-28.02.2009
 
Oberassistent, University of Zürich, Paläontologisches Institut und Museum.
2006-2007
 
Marie Curie research fellow, University of Bristol.
2004
 
Invited research scientist at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology (China) and palaeontological field work in Tibet, funded by the National Nature Science Foundation of China (4.8.-7.11.).
2004-2005
 
Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Würzburg.
2003-2004
 
Lecturer in Invertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Würzburg, Germany.
2001-2002
 
Establishment of a palaeontological museum on the Franconian Triassic.
26.7.2001
 
PhD in natural sciences, summa cum laude.
1997-2001
 
Project scientist at the Palaeontological Institute of the University of Würzburg. PhD thesis on the bivalve fauna of the Upper Triassic (Norian-Rhaetian) Nayband Formation of east-central Iran, with focus on taxonomy, ecology, and biogeography Link [Supervisor: Prof. Dr. F.T. FÜRSICH].
15.10.1996
 
Diplom (Master degree) in geology and palaeontology, University of Bonn, grade "mit Auszeichnung" (passed with distinction).
1995-1996
 
Masters thesis (including geological mapping) on geochemistry and microfacies of lower Muschelkalk carbonates at Jena (Thuringia, Germany) [Supervisor: Prof. Dr. A. SIEHL].
1993
 
Work placement in the laboratory for oil exploration and production of RWE/DEA, Wietze, Germany (1.3.-31.3.).
19.1.1993
 
Vordiplom (Bachelor) in geology and palaeontology, grade "sehr gut" (very good).
1992
 
Excavations in the Oligocene oil shale deposit at Enspel (Rheinland Pfalz, Germany; 20.7.-16.8.).
1990-1996
 
Studies in geology, palaeontology, mineralogy, and physics at the University of Bonn.
 

Awards

2002
 
Award of the "Unterfränkische Gedenkjahrstiftung für Wissenschaft" for outstanding PhD thesis.
1998
 
"Heinrich Hörlein Award" for outstanding Masters thesis.
1993-1995
 
Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).
 

Editorial board memberships

since 2020
 
Swiss Journal of Palaeontology
since 2013
 
Palaeontology
since 2013
 
Papers in Palaeontology
since 2012
 
Journal of Paleontology
 
 

Commission and Council memberships

since 2017
 
President of the Geologische Gesellschaft in Zürich
since 2016
 
Kommission für die Schweizerischen Paläontologischen Abhandlungen, council member
since 2015
 
Geologische Gesellschaft in Zürich, council member
since 2014
 
Subcommission on Permian Stratigraphy, corresponding member
since 2012
 
Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy, corresponding member
 

External funding

2020
 
"Mass extinction of gastropods across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary" (SNF grant IZSEZ0_193022 / 1)
2016-2020
 
"The second stage of recovery from the end-Permian mass extinction: Ecology, diversity partitioning, and rank-abundance distributions in Middle Triassic marine level-bottom communities" (SNF grant 200021-162402/1).
2013-2015
 
"Changes of palaeocommunity structure and diversity partitioning in benthic marine communities during the Palaeozoic-Mesozoic transition" (SNF grant 200021-149152/1).
2011-2012
 
"Recovery of benthic marine communities after the end-Permian mass extinction event: a synecological approach" (one year extension of foregoing project; SNF grant 200020-140350/1).
2009-2011
 
"Recovery of benthic marine communities after the end-Permian mass extinction event: a synecological approach" (SNF grant 200021-121774/1).
2006-2007
 
"Patterns and processes of species diversification after mass extinctions: A case study on Triassic Pectinoidea (Mollusca, Bivalvia)" (EU grant MEIF-CT-2005-023820).
2004-2005
 
"Patterns and processes in the early Mesozoic evolution of bivalves" (DFG grants HA 3400/2-1 and HA 3400/2-2).