PD Dr. Michael Hautmann

Main research interests

  • Taxonomy, phylogeny, and ecology of Late Palaeozoic - Mesozoic bivalves
  • Biotic versus environmental forcing of macroevolution
  • Determinants of species longevity
  • Mass extinctions and recovery patterns
  • Triassic palaeoenvironments

International academic activities

  • Palaeontology, science editor
  • Papers in Palaeontology, science editor
  • Journal of Paleontology, associate editor
  • Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, associate editor
  • Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy, corresponding member
  • Subcommission on Permian Stratigraphy, corresponding member

Current projects

  • Mass extinction of gastropods across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary
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Earlier post-doctoral fellows

  • Dr. Richard Hofmann

Earlier PhD students

  • Dr. Richard Hofmann
  • MSc Ting Song

Earlier MSc students

  • MSc Martin Wasmer