Wolfram Michael Kürschner
I am interested in the fossil record of plants and algae with the emphasis on long geological time scales in order to understand the dynamics of major radiations of life and the interaction between Earth’s biological and physical systems. Current research areas are Permian, Triassic and Jurassic marine and continental basins in Europe, N-America and Asia.
- Palynology, Palaeobotany, Sedimentary Organic Matter (Palynofacies), Stratigraphy, Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Organic Geochemistry, Palaeoclimatology
- GEO4220 – Depositional environments and biostratigraphy
- GEO4720 – General micropaleontology
- GEF1100 – The climate system (Palaeoclimate part)
1996 Doctorate at Utrecht University, Netherlands. Title of PhD thesis: Leaf stomata as biosensors of palaeoatmospheric CO2 levels. Supervisor: Prof. H. Visscher and Prof. P.J.C. Kuiper.
1991 Master in Geology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, main subject: Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Palaeontology.
since 2012: Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
2011 - 2012: Associate professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
2000 - 2011: Assistant professor, Department of Biology, Utrecht University
1998 - 2000: Junior Lecturer, Department of Biology, Utrecht University
1997 - 1998: Postdoc, Laboratory of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Utrecht University