Geozentrum Nordbayern

Information about current earthquakes is usually obtained using seismographic data. Scientists use this data to draw conclusions about the precise location of such natural events and the depth at which they occur. However, it is not possible to investigate which processes occur at the depth involved...

Significantly more species of plants are growing on mountain summits than 100 years ago. Several studies have already indicated that this is due to global warming. However, up to now, no direct link had been found between an increase in temperature and an increase in the number of plant species on a...

Mass extinctions throughout the history of the Earth have been well documented. Scientists believe that they occurred during a short period of time in geological terms. In a new study, FAU palaeobiologists and their research partners have now shown that signs that the largest mass extinction event i...

Like a string of pearls, the microscopes align in the FAU University Library’s meeting room. Small groups of people stand talking excitedly, others concentrate on their microscopes. They are all participants in the one-week Flügel Course 2017, which due to high demand is offered regularly – twice ye...

FAU geologists participate in EU research project on improving geothermal systems Geologists at FAU want to find out how much the construction and operating costs of geothermal systems can be reduced. As part of a four-year international project, they will work with 15 European partners from resear...

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 a...