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Academic interests

I started as a new PhD student in palaeobiology in January 2016.

I did my Bachelor studies in Germany (TU Bergakademie Freiberg), came to Norway to do my Master’s in Geology and worked on the sedimentology, sequence-stratigraphy and stable isotopes of a glacially induced incised valley system of the Ordovician in the Oslo Region.

I find the interactions of bio- and geosphere fascinating and decided therefore to start working on palaeobiological questions. My main interest lies in the fields of palaeoenvironments and –ecology.

In my PhD thesis, I will work on local and global patterns of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event. We aim for to get a better understanding of biodiversity and palaeoecology by combining both biological/ecological and geological approaches.



GEO4230 - Basin formation and sequence stratigraphy

GEL2150 - Field course and methodology in geology and geophysics


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  • Franeck, Franziska (2017). Applying capture- recapture approaches to infer diversification rates of marine invertebrates in two disparate palaeocontinents.
  • Planke, Sverre; Zuchuat, Valentin; Svensen, Henrik; Hammer, Øyvind; Braathen, Alvar; Silkoset, Petter; Midtkandal, Ivar; Nagy, Jenø; Kürschner, Wolfram Michael; van Soelen, Elsbeth Ester; Faleide, Jan Inge; Augland, Lars Eivind; Jones, Morgan Thomas; Jerram, Dougal Alexander; Franeck, Franziska; Sassier, Caroline; Domeier, Mathew; Twitchett, Richard J.; Jochmann, Malte; Zayoncheck, Andrey; Haflidason, Haflidi; Buckley, Simon John; Kurz, Tobias Herbert; Olaussen, Snorre; Mørk, Atle; Løvø, Vigdis & Lie, Jan Erik (2016). Coring and High-Resolution Imaging of the Permian-Triassic Boundary in Deltadalen, Svalbard.

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Published Mar. 22, 2016 12:45 PM - Last modified Sep. 18, 2017 5:43 PM


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