Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann

Dr. Jens Lehmann

Geosciences Collection
University of Bremen – Faculty 5 (Geosciences)
Building GEO I, Room 5040
Klagenfurter Strasse 4
28359 Bremen
Tel.: +49-(0)421-218-65016
Fax: +49-(0)421-218-98 65016

Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann is responsible for the scientific handling of the research collection and for research about a wide choice of specimens and various geological time slices. Thus, a comprehensive networking with scientist from Germany and abroad is a matter of course. The transfer of scientific knowledge into the public is intimately connected, as demonstrated by numerous exhibition projects, including other European countries, and almost 100 public talks for the public. Interested layman might consult Prof. Lehmann to know more about their finds, in case they want to donate specimens to the collection and a far as for assistance for own scientific work. The Geosciences Collection is an active partner in the dialogue between research and society, “Citizen Science” is applied in all individual aspects. This commitment is also the reason for the cooperation with the Quelle & Meyer publishing house and in particular with “Fossilien. Journal für Erdgeschichte” – a journal for which he is an advisory scientist. The research focus of Prof. Lehmann is the reconstruction of the palaeoenvironment, diversity of organisms and ammonoids. These topics are addressed with special focus on the Mesozoic. He is also self dependent in acquiring third-party funds and is coordinating several scientific projects.

New publication by Jens Lehmann in October 2023: Special issue of the journal “FOSSILIEN”

Collecting fossils from erratic boulders derived by the glacial drift is the most family-friendly way to experience Earth history. Especially at the coasts, children can also find loose fossils in a relaxed way and almost everywhere, including the classics “devil’s fingers” and sea urchins in flintstone preservation. In addition, boulder fossils offer a unique chance to find evidence of almost the entire history of life since the Cambrian, as the ice-age glaciers sent us a colourful variety of different fossils from Scandinavia. This special issue covers the entire range of possible discoveries, from “once i a century finds” like the ancient, mysterious stump-footed Xenusion to Germany’s second-oldest bird fossil and the common sea urchin. Particularly beautiful specimens are illustrated; several views of the same piece make this special issue with its generous graphic design an aesthetic pleasure as well. about 80 p., throughout colour ill., 21 x 28 cm. Available October 2023.

Recently published journal articles

Recently published journal articles non review

  • Lehmann, J., 2023. Aufschluss Kellwassertal in schlechtem Zustand. GMit. Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen 91, 106-107.
  • Lehmann, J., Lehmann, L. B., 2023. Torfstiche als anthropogene Wildtierfallen? – Knochenansammlungen des Damhirsches (Dama dama) in Niedersachsen. – Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins zu Bremen 48 (1), 21-26.
  • Lehmann, J., 2023. Das Naturkundemuseum in Mailand: Ein Kleinod der Paläontologie. – Fossilien 40(1), 4-11.
  • Lehmann, J., 2023. Die Messe in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines: Immer wieder einen Besuch wert. – Fossilien 40(1), 58-61.
  • Lehmann, J., 2022. The art of fossil preparation – a silent revolution in palaeontology. – Naturevolve 12: 17.
  • Lehmann, J., 2022. Die Schotter der „Ur-Gera“ von Erfurt – vielfältige Kaltzeitgeologie. – Fossilien 39(3), 56-60.
  • Lehmann, J., 2022. Die verräterischen Fossilien der Votivkapelle des Märchenkönigs. – Fossilien 39(3), 4-9.
  • Lehmann, J., 2022. Das Odby Klint in Jütland – mehr als 60 Millionen Jahre Erdgeschichte. – Fossilien 39(2), 16-23.
  • Lehmann, J., 2021. Die Asphaltsümpfe von Los Angeles – ein Fenster in die Lebewelt des Eiszeitalters. – Fossilien 38(6), 52-61.
  • Kutscher, M., Lehmann, J., 2021. Nachruf auf Werner Beckert (1938-2021). – Geschiebekunde aktuell 37(2), 62-64.
  • Lehmann, J., 2021. Fischsaurier-Knochen und der Kimmeridge Clay. – Fossilien 38(2), 24-29.
  • Lehmann, J., 2021. Ammoniten aus dem Cenomanium von Madagaskar. – Fossilien 38(1), 52-53.
  • Lehmann, J., Bach, W., 2020. Fossilien aus der Asche – Organismenvielfalt im Schalstein. – Fossilien, 37(5), 56-60.
  • Lehmann, J., 2020. Sind moderne Korallenriffe ein Modellfall für die Riffe des Devons? – Fossilien, 37(5), 40-47.
  • De Vleeschouwer, D., Lehmann, J., 2020. Erdumlaufbahn und Klima im Devon. – Fossilien, 37(5), 26-31.
  • Lehmann, J., 2020. Jurassische Trigonien – ein Lehrbuch-Beispiel für Fossilerhaltung. – Fossilien, 37(4), 52-53.
  • Lehmann, J., 2019. Encrinus liliiformis – a crinoid from the Triassic that made a career for itself. – Deposits Magazine, 59, 12-14.