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Benjamin SAMES, Dipl.-Geol. Dr.

benjamin.sames@univie.ac.at

Room Number: 2A276
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53479

Fax: +43-1-4277-9534

 

 

Personal Website:

http://homepage.univie.ac.at/benjamin.sames/
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Research Interests/Expertise:

    • Micropaleontology of Ostracoda (and Charophyta) with focus on Mesozoic non-marine deposits (Upper Jurassic–Lower Cretaceous) of the world
    • Integrated Cretaceous (Bio-)Stratigraphy
    • Fundamentals, principles and methods of the biostratigraphic application of (late) Mesozoic non-marine ostracods
    • Ostracod biostratigraphy, palaeoecology, palaeobiogeography, phylogeny
    • Palaobiology and application of ostracod reproductive and dispersal mechanisms
    • Origin and early evolution of non-marine ostracods
    • Taxonomy and application of Late Jurassic-Cretaceous Charophyta
    • Theoretical, practical and applied taxonomy


    Other Affiliations and professional activities:

     

    Current Projects:

    • 2015–2018: FWF P 27687 “Lower Cretaceous Climate and Non-marine Stratigraphy” (LCCNS) (PI in charge).
    • 2013–2017: UNESCO-IUGS IGCP 609 “Climate-environmental deteriorations during greenhousephases: Causes andconsequences of short-term Cretaceous sea-levelchanges” (Project-Secretary)



    Teaching:

    current semester: no teaching in summer term 2015
    previous semester

     

    Publications (peer-reviewed articles):

    Danielopol, D.L., Baltanás, A., Carbonel, P., Colin, J.-P. †, Crasquin, Sylvie, Decrouy, L., De Deckler, P., Gliozzi, E., Groos-Uffenorde, H., Horne, D.J., Iepure, S., Keyser, D., Kornicker, L.S., Lord, A., Martens, K., Matzke-Karasz, R., Miller, C.G., Oertli, H.J., Pugliese, N., Russo, A., Sames, B., Schön, I., Siveter, D.J., Smith, A., Viehberg, F.A., Wouters, K. and Yassini, I., 2015. From Naples 1963 to Rome 2013 – A brief review of how the International Research Group on Ostracoda (IRGO) developed as a social communication system. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 419: 3–22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.08.016

    Queiroz Neto, J.V. de, Sames, B. and Colin, J.-P., 2014. Kegelina: a new limnic ostracod (Cyprideidae, Crustacea) genus from the Lower Cretaceous of the Americas and Africa. Journal of Paleontology, 88(4): 800-813. http://dx.doi.org/10.1666/13-019

    Wagreich, M., Lein, R. and Sames, B., 2014. Eustasy, its controlling factors, and the limno-eustatic hypothesis – concepts inspired by Eduard Suess. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 107(1): 115-131. http://www.univie.ac.at/ajes/archive/volume_107_1/wagreich_et_al_ajes_107_1.pdf

    Cifelli, R.L., Davis, B.M. and Sames, B., 2014. Earliest Cretaceous mammals from the western United States. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 59(1): 31-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.4202/app.2012.0089

    Gebhardt, H., Ćorić, S., Darga, R., Briguglio, A., Schenk, B., Werner, W., Andersen, N. and Sames, B., 2013. Middle to Late Eocene palaeoenvironmental changes in a marine transgressive sequence from the northern Tethyan margin (Adelholzen, Germany). Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 106(2): 45-72. (PDF)

    Martín-Closas, C., Sames, B. and Schudack, M.E., 2013. Charophytes from the Upper Berriasian of the Western Interior Basin of the United States. Cretaceous Research, 46: 11-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2013.08.009

    Sames, B. and Horne, D. J., 2012. Latest Jurassic to Cretaceous non–marine ostracod biostratigraphy: Unde venis, quo vadis? Journal of Stratigraphy, 36(2): 268-288.

    Sames, B., 2011. Taxonomic studies in Early Cretaceous nonmarine Ostracoda of North America. New York: Micropaleontology Press. Micropaleontology v. 57, no. 4-5: 289-465.

    Theme issue comprising the following single publications:

    1. Sames, B., 2011.  Taxonomic studies in Early Cretaceous nonmarine Ostracoda of North America - Introductory Note. In: Sames, B., Taxonomic studies in Early Cretaceous nonmarine Ostracoda of North America, p. 289-290. New York: Micropaleontology Press. Micropaleontology, vol. 57, No. 4-5. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41410991
    2. Sames, B., 2011a. Early Cretaceous Theriosynoecum Branson 1936 in North America and Europe. In: Sames, B., Taxonomic studies in Early Cretaceous nonmarine Ostracoda of North America, p. 291-344. New York: Micropaleontology Press. Micropaleontology, vol. 57, No. 4-5. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41410992
    3. Sames, B., 2011b. Early Cretaceous Cypridea Bosquet 1852 in North America and Europe. In: Sames, B., Taxonomic studies in Early Cretaceous nonmarine Ostracoda of North America, p. 345-431. New York: Micropaleontology Press. Micropaleontology, vol. 57, No. 4-5. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41410993
    4. Sames, B., 2011c. Glossary of morphologic terms of late Mesozoic nonmarine Ostracoda, relevant to Theriosynoecum Branson 1936 and Cypridea Bosquet 1852. In: Sames, B., Taxonomic studies in Early Cretaceous nonmarine Ostracoda of North America, p. 433-454. New York: Micropaleontology Press. Micropaleontology, v. 57, No. 4-5. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41410994
    5. Sames, B., 2011. Combined references for Taxonomic studies in Early Cretaceous nonmarine ostracoda of North America. In: Sames, B., Taxonomic studies in Early Cretaceous nonmarine Ostracoda of North America, p. 455-465. New York: Micropaleontology Press. Micropaleontology, v. 57, No. 4-5. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41410995

    Sames, B., Whatley, R. and Schudack, M.E., 2010. Praecypridea: A new non-marine ostracod genus from the Jurassic and Early Cretaceous of Europe, North and South America, and Africa. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 29: 163-176. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1144/0262-821X10-015

    Sames, B., Cifelli, R.L. and Schudack, M.E., 2010. The nonmarine Lower Cretaceous of the North American Western Interior foreland basin: new biostratigraphic results from ostracod correlations and early mammals, and their implications for paleontology and geology of the basin – an overview. Earth-Science Reviews, 101: 207-224. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2010.05.001

    Sames, B., 2010. To correlate or not to correlate―That is not the question anymore! Continental Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous supraregional correlation based on freshwater to brackish-water ostracodes. Palaios, 25(1-2): 3-5. (Invited Paper) http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.2110/palo.2010.S01

    Sames, B., 2008. Application of Ostracoda and Charophyta from the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous Tendaguru formation at Tendaguru, Tanzania (East Africa) – Biostratigraphy, Palaeobiogeography and Palaeoecology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 264(3-4): 213-229. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.03.053

    Khand, Y., Sames, B. and Schudack, M. E., 2007. New ostracod species from the non-marine Cretaceous of Mongolia. Revista Española de Micropaleontología 39(1-2): 71-80.

    Hulka, C., Gräfe, K.-U., Sames, B., Uba, C. E. and Heubeck, C., 2006. Depositional setting of the middle to late Miocene Yecua Formation of the Chaco Foreland Basin, southern Bolivia. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 21(1-2): 1-16.

    Aberhan, M., Bussert, R., Heinrich, W.-D., Schrank, E., Schultka, S., Sames, B., Kriwet, J. and Kapilima, S., 2002. Palaeoecology and depositional environments of the Tendaguru Beds (Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous, Tanzania). Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Geowissenschaftliche Reihe 5: 19-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mmng.20020050103

    Heinrich, W.-D., Bussert, R., Aberhan, M., Hampe, O., Kapilima, S., Schrank, E., Schultka, S., Maier, G., Msaky, E., Sames, B. and Chami, R., 2001. The German-Tanzanian Tendaguru Expedition 2000. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Geowissenschaftliche Reihe 4: 223-237. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mmng.20010040113

     

    Other Publications:

    Sames, B. and Stradner, H., 2014. Type specimens of Silicoflagellata and Archaeomonadaceae in the Collection of the Geological Survey of Austria: An inventory. Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, 154 (1-4): 135-154.

    Sames, B., 2006. Taxonomie, Biostratigraphie, Biogeographie und Paläoökologie von kalkigen Mikrofossilien (Ostracoda und Charophyta) der Tendaguruschichten (Oberjura/Unterkreide) am Tendaguru Hill, Tansania. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin (N.F.) 44: 13-23. (in German with English Abstract)

    Kohring, R. and Sames, B. (Eds.), 2005. 15th International Symposium on Ostracoda, Berlin, September 12-15, 2005 - Program and Abstracts. Berliner Paläobiologische Abhandlungen 6, 160pp.

    Sames, B., 2009. Doctoral Thesis (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany):
    “Taxonomy and systematics of nonmarine Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous ostracods: their phylogeny and application to biostratigraphy with emphasis on the Early Cretaceous of the North American Western Interior foreland basin”
    http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/diss/receive/FUDISS_thesis_000000019296

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