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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From Naples 1963 to Rome 2013 – A brief review of how the International Research Group on Ostracoda (IRGO) developed as a social communication system. / Danielopol, Dan Luca (Corresponding author); Baltanás, Angel; Carbonel, Pierre et al.

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 419, No. 1, 2015, p. 3-22.

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Ostracods from the marginal coastal Lower Cretaceous (Aptian) of the Central Tunisian Atlas (North Africa) : Paleoenvironment, biostratigraphy and paleobiogeography. / Trabelsi, Khaled (Corresponding author); Sames, Benjamin; Samouna, Amal et al.

In: Revue de Micropaléontologie, Vol. 58, No. 4, 2015, p. 309 - 331.

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Kegelina: a new limnic ostracod (Cyprideidae, Crustacea) genus from the Lower Cretaceous of the Americas and Africa. / Queiroz Neto, Joao Villar de (Corresponding author); Sames, Benjamin; Colin, Jean-Paul.

In: Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 88, No. 4, 07.2014, p. 800-813.

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Earliest Cretaceous mammals from the western United States. / Cifelli, Richard L. (Corresponding author); Davis, Brian M.; Sames, Benjamin.

In: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Vol. 59, No. 1, 03.2014, p. 31-52.

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Eustasy, its controlling factors, and the limno-eustatic hypothesis – concepts inspired by Eduard Suess. / Wagreich, Michael; Lein, Richard; Sames, Benjamin.

In: Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 107, No. 1, 2014, p. 115 - 131.

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Charophytes from the Upper Berriasian of the Western Interior Basin of the United States. / Martin-Closas, Carles (Corresponding author); Sames, Benjamin; Schudack, Michael E.

In: Cretaceous Research, Vol. 46, 2013, p. 11-23.

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Middle to Late Eocene palaeoenvironmental changes in a marine transgressive sequence from the northern Tethyan margin (Adelholzen, Germany). / Gebhardt, Holger (Corresponding author); Coric, Stjepan; Darga, Robert et al.

In: Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 106, No. 2, 2013, p. 45-72.

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Latest Jurassic to Cretaceous non-marine ostracod biostratigraphy: Unde venis, quo vadis? / Sames, Benjamin (Corresponding author); Horne, David J.

In: Journal of Stratigraphy, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2012, p. 266-288.

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Combined references for Taxonomic studies in Early Cretaceous nonmarine Ostracoda of North America. / Sames, Benjamin.

In: Micropaleontology, Vol. 57, No. 4-5, 5, 2011, p. 455-465.

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Early Cretaceous Cypridea Bosquet 1852 in North America and Europe. / Sames, Benjamin.

In: Micropaleontology, Vol. 57, No. 4-5, 3, 2011, p. 345-431.

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Early Cretaceous Theriosynoecum Branson 1936 in North America and Europe. / Sames, Benjamin.

In: Micropaleontology, Vol. 57, No. 4, 2, 2011, p. 291-344.

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Glossary of morphologic terms of late Mesozoic nonmarine Ostracoda, relevant to Theriosynoecum Branson 1936 and Cypridea Bosquet 1852. / Sames, Benjamin.

In: Micropaleontology, Vol. 57, No. 4-5, 4, 2011, p. 433-454.

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Praecypridea: A new non-marine ostracod genus from the Jurassic and Early Cretaceous of Europe, North and South America, and Africa. / Sames, Benjamin (Corresponding author); Whatley, Robin; Schudack, Michael E.

In: Journal of Micropalaeontology, Vol. 29, 2010, p. 163-176.

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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. / Sames, Benjamin (Corresponding author); Cifelli, Richard L.; Schudack, Michael E.

In: Earth-Science Reviews, Vol. 101, 2010, p. 207-224.

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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. / Sames, Benjamin (Corresponding author).

In: Palaios, Vol. 25, 2010, p. 3-5.

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