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Category: Geozentrum Nordbayern, Research

At the end of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago, a large meteorite impact event caused the most recent of five major mass extinction events in the Earth’s history. The dinosaurs, marine species and whole groups of ammonites were wiped out. Although the ecosystems recovered fairly quickly, their...

Category: Geozentrum Nordbayern, Research

FAU researcher proves algae species creates ecological niches We all know how important coral reefs are for the ecosystem. In places where coral reefs occur, their three-dimensional structures provide ecological niches that have a positive effect on biodiversity. It is less well known that other or...

Category: Geozentrum Nordbayern, Research

FAU researchers investigate which environmental factors influence the evolution of animals with giant proportions Animals come in all different sizes – from huge whales to tiny crustaceans. Certain species stand out due to their extreme size – such as the giant squid, which can grow to up to 13 met...