Benjamin SAMES, Dipl.-Geol. Dr.

Room Number: 2B385A
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53479

Benjamin Sames

Research Interests/Expertise:

  • Micropaleontology of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Ostracoda (and Charophyta) with focus on Mesozoic non-marine deposits (Upper Jurassic–Lower Cretaceous) of the world
  • Integrated Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy) with focus on the Cretaceous
  • Fundamentals, principles and methods of the biostratigraphic application of (late) Mesozoic non-marine Ostracoda
  • Paleoclimatology and climate change, ocean-land interactons and its impact on life and the hydrological circle with focus on the Cretaceous
  • Cretaceous greenhouse climate, Mesozoic climate shifts and climate extremes
  • Mesozoic evolution of non-marine/terrestrial habitats
  • 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:

04/2020 – 04/2024: BrasCretOst I "Revision and integration of applied taxonomy of non-marine ostracods of the Buracica, Jiquiá and Alagoas local stages”, service contract funded by PETROBRAS (PI).  

04/2022 – 03/2024: UNESCO-IUGS IGCP Project 710 – Western Tethys meets Eastern Tethys, Subproject NOMAJU: “Non-marine – marine correlation and sea-level changes in the Mid-Jurassic Tethys: Tectonic versus climate events” funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) (PI).


SoSe 2022: MA-ERD-W-3.14 Advanced Stratigraphy and Carbonate Sedimentology

 Publications (taken from u:cris)

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Danielopol, DL, Baltanás, A, Carbonel, P, Colin, J-P, Crasquin, S, Decrouy, L, De Deckker, P, Gliozzi, E, Groos-Uffenorde, H, Horne, DJ, Iepure, S, Keyser, D, Kornicker, LS, Lord, A, Martens, K, Matzke-Karasz, R, Miller, CG, Oertli, HJ, Pugliese, N, Russo, A, Sames, B, Schön, I, Siveter, DJ, Smith, A, Viehberg, FA, Wouters, K & Yassini, I 2014, '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, vol. 419, pp. 3-22.






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