The role of hyperthermia in the end-Permian mass extinction
The aim of my project is to gain a better understanding of the biological response of ostracods to warming-induced stresses during the end-Permian mass extinction and Early Triassic recovery. My study includes isotope geochemistry using SIMS technology and assemblage analyses (changes in taxonomic diversity, morphological disparity, degree of endemicity, changes in size and shape etc.) of ostracod shells from the Julfa area (NW Iran).
The project is part of the DFG-Forschergruppe:
Temperature − related stresses as a unifying principle in ancient extinctions (TERSANE)