Early–Middle Ordovician biotic and sedimentary dynamics in the Baltoscandian paleobasin

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


The aim of the project is to study Ordovician faunal dynamics linked to the marine sedimentary depositional environment in order to better understand the faunal evolution during this dynamic time in Earth History. The dynamic Ordovician Period began with the most profound expansion of life that we know of, something that is usually referred to as the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (GOBE), during which the number of lower level taxa diversified significantly over a relatively limited time frame. The period terminated dramatically with the first of the five known Phanerozoic mass extinction events. Within the project Ordovician faunal dynamics and paleoecology will be analysed and linked to the evolution of the sedimentary settings.

Layman's description

The project aims to increase our understanding of marine ecology and evolution in light of environmental development through deep time.
Effective start/end date2011/11/012017/03/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

UKÄ subject classification

  • Geology
  • Ecology
  • Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources