Research: Evolution of planktonic microfossils

My research focuses on the morphological evolution of marine pelagic calcareous microfossils, especially planktonic foraminifera. By the application of advanced digital image techniques and geometric morphometry I investigate the morphological variability of menardiform globorotalids (Neogene planktonic foraminifera) as a case study. Questions center about the detection and characterization of speciation events and the biogeographic mapping of such patterns worldwide ("Evolutionary Prospection").


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