Early Palaeozoic Palaeontology


The fossils of Avalonia, including small shelly fossils and trilobites, are among the first shell-bearing creatures. These fossils are not only an important tool to determine the age of the rocks of Avalonia, but also give previously unknown insights into the palaeoecology and palaeoenvironment during the Cambrian and Ordovician. Additionally, collecting and comparing the fossils can generate hints regarding the palaeogeographic situation of Avalonia. Our research focuses on taxonomy, biostratigraphy, palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography of the former microcontinent Avalonia. Applied modern analytical techniques, such as SIMS, allow us to better understand the responses of extinct marine animals to changes in their environment.



Dr. Anne HildenbrandProfil Hildenbrand

Institut für Geowissenschaften
Heidelberg University
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234
D-69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221-54-4834
Room: INF 234 / 112
Email: Anne.Hildenbrand@geow.uni-heidelberg.de







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