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Dr. Richard Hofmann

Dr. Richard Hofmann
  • Aufgabengebiet

    DFG Postdoc (Eigene Stelle), Evolution & Geoprocesses (Diversity Dynamics), working group of Martin Aberhan (more information on the project)

    Biodiversity patterns, palaeoecology and functional diversity across the "Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event" in the Basin and Range Province, USA



    quantitative Paläoökologie benthischer Invertebraten (v.a. Bivalven, Brachiopoden, Gastropoden & Trilobiten)

    Massenaussterbe-Events und Erholungsphasen/Diversifizierungen


    Fazies und Stratigraphie flach- und randmariner Ablagerungsräume (v.a. Trias, Ordovizium, Perm & Kambrium)


    Publikationen (Auswahl)

    • Hofmann, R., Tietje, M., and Aberhan, M. (2018): Diversity partitioning in Phanerozoic benthic marine communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. OPEN ACCESS
    • Hofmann, R., Hautmann, M., and Bucher, H. (2017): Diversity partitioning in Permian and Early Triassic benthic ecosystems of the Western USA: A comparison. Historical Biology. 29(7), 918-930
    • Hofmann, R. (2016): The end-Permian mass extinction. In Mángano, M. G. and Buatois, L. A.: The trace-fossil record of major evolutionary events. Topics in Geobiology, Springer, 325-349.
    • Hofmann, R., Hautmann, M., and Bucher, H. (2015): Recovery dynamics of benthic marine communities from the Lower Triassic Werfen Formation (northern Italy). Lethaia. 48(4)
    • Hautmann, R., Bagherpour, B., Brosse, M., Frisk, Å.M., Hofmann, R., Baud, A., Nützel, A., Goudemand, N., Bucher, H. (2015): Competition in slow motion: The unusual case of benthic marine communities in the wake of the end-Permian mass extinction. Palaeontology.  58(5).
    • Hofmann, R., Buatois, L. A., MacNaughton R. B., Mángano, M. G. (2015): Loss of the sedimentary mixed layer as a result of the end-Permian extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 428, 1-11.
    • Hofmann, R., Hautmann, M., Brayard, A., Nützel, A., Bylund, K.G., Jenks, J., Vennin, E., Olivier, N. and Bucher, H. (2014): Recovery of benthic marine communities from the end- Permian mass extinction at the low-latitudes of Eastern Panthalassa. Palaeontology. 57(3), 547–589.
    • Hofmann, R., Hautmann, M., Wasmer, M. and Bucher H. (2013): Palaeoecology of the Virgin Formation (Utah, USA) and its implications for the Early Triassic recovery. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 58(1), 149–173.
    • Mángano, M.G., Buatois, L.A., Hofmann, R., Elicki, O. and Shinaq, R. (2012): Exploring the aftermath of the Cambrian explosion: The evolutionary significance of marginal- to shallow-marine ichnofaunas of Jordan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 374.
    • Hofmann, R., Mángano, M. G., Elicki, O. and Shinaq, R. (2012): Paleoecologic and biostratigraphic significance of trace fossils from shallow- to marginal-marine environments from the Middle Cambrian (Stage 5) of Jordan. Journal of Paleontology. 86(6), 931–955.
    • Brayard, A., Vennin, E., Olivier, N., Escarguel, G., Bylund, K.G., Jenks, J., Stephen, D.A., Hofmann, R., Goudemand, N. and Bucher, H (2011): Transient metazoan reefs in the aftermath of the end-Permian mass extinction. Nature Geoscience. 4(10), 693–697.
    • Hofmann, R., Goudemand, N., Wasmer, M., Bucher, H. and Hautmann, M. (2011): New trace fossil evidence for an early recovery signal in the aftermath of the end-Permian mass extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 310(3-4), 216–226.
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