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

Project: Dissertation

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Geology
  • Ecology
  • Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources


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


Related research output

A. Lindskog, Costa, M., Rasmussen, C. M., Connelly, J. N. & M. E. Eriksson, 2017 Jan 24, In : Nature Communications. 8, 14066.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mats E. Eriksson, Anders Lindskog, Servais, T., Hints, O. & Tonarová, P., 2016 Oct 1, In : GFF. 138, 4, p. 502-509 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rasmussen, C., Ullmann, C. V., Jakobsen, K. G., Anders Lindskog, Hansen, J., Hansen, T., Mats Eriksson, Dronov, A., Frei, R., Korte, C., Nielsen, A. T. & Harper, D. A. T., 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 18884.

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