News 2019

September 2nd - 5th, 2019, Erlangen (Germany) - 3rd Workshop and Fieldtrip of IGCP 655 Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event: Impact on marine carbon cycle and ecosystems.
The registration for the 3rd International Workshop on the T-OAE in Erlangen (Germany) is now open! We will have workshops, field trips and a keynote by Dr. Bryony Caswell. You can register as a student or a non-student by typing Dotternhausen (user) and Buttenheim (password) and find the full program.

July 2019 - DFG approves extension for research group 2332 at FAU

News 2018

September 6th - 9th, 2018, 2nd Workshop and Fieldtrip of IGCP 655 Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event: Impact on marine carbon cycle and ecosystems, Coimbra (Portugal)
TERSANE members were in Coimbra for the 2nd International Workshop on the Toarcian Anoxic Event (2nd IW-TOAE). Talks and one poster were presented on the consequences of the TOAE on body size of marine invertebrates as well as its potential link with changes in seawater geochemistry and continental weathering. The workshop will be organized in Erlangen next year.

From July 9th to 13th, 2018, 5th International Palaeontological Congress, France
TERSANE members met in Paris for the 5th International Paleontology Conference, giving a total of 9 talks and keynotes and presenting 2 posters, on diverse topics such as latitudinal selectivity, ostracods and belemnites body size, and paleobiogeographic patterns during mass extinctions.

02. Februar 2018
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kiessling has been appointed as an author of the World Climate Report. The World Climate Report, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), lays the foundation for global climate policy. The sixth assessment report is due to be published in 2022. In this interview, he talks about his role and the importance of the World Climate Report.

24. January 2018
Researchers led by Prof. Kiessling show that, contrary to previous assumptions, there are harbingers for mass extinction.

This press release had a global media echo (click here for outlets)

News 2017

13. October 2017
TERSANE researchers meet to discuss research and development of the research group. Franziska Heuer, a PhD student of PI Dieter Korn, joins TERSANE!

October 9 - 13th, 2017
Second TERSANE summer school, 'Tracing magmatic activity and earth system change', GZN Erlangen. Presentations given by TERSANE researchers Marcel Regelous, Karsten Haase, Wolfgang Kiessling, Michael Joachimski, Patricia Rita, Tina Klein, Jana Suchocka, Franziska Heuer, Yadong Sun and Carl Reddin.

06. July 2017
TERSANE student meeting, all day, at the AWI in Bremerhaven. The students give 15 minute presentations of their progress to each other, often in preparation for future conferences in mind, tour the experimental facilities at the AWI and discuss how the research group TERSANE can support them and collaborative activities.

News 2016

01 December 2016
Dr. Carl Reddin begins as post-doc studying 'Biotic consequences of temperature-related stresses across temporal scales' (TRS-data).

July 25 - Aug 05, 2016
First TERSANE summer school, 'Macroevolutionary and Macroecological Impacts of Temperature-Related Stresses', GZN Erlangen.

1. June 2016
Three new open positions

13. April 2016
Two new open positions

FAU aktuell 5. April 2016
FAU-Wissenschaftler erforschen Artensterben
In der langen Geschichte der Erde kam es auch ohne menschlichen Einfluss schon oft zu massiven Klimaänderungen, die zu globalem Artensterben in den Ozeanen führten. Die hinter solchen natürlichen Ereignissen liegenden Mechanismen möchten nun die Wissenschaftler vom Geozentrum Nordbayern der FAU zusammen mit ihren drei Partnerinstitutionen untersuchen.

Press Release No. 8 | 18. March 2016
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing TERSANE Research Unit
The history of the Earth shows that when the temperature rises, it is the largest members of an animal group that die first. The smaller animals survive. This is called the Lilliput Effect and is just one example of how knowledge of paleobiology can help to predict the impact of the global rise in temperature with greater accuracy. The new Research Unit "Temperature-Related Stresses as a Unifying Principle in Ancient Extinctions (TERSANE)" will focus on climate-related extinction events at the Permian-Triassic boundary and during the early Jurassic period. What were the stress factors that caused the massive ecological changes which led to mass extinctions? The interdisciplinary projects will combine geochemical studies with paleobiological analyses and physiological experiments to reveal new information about the effects of global warming.

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kiessling, Host University: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.