The Geosciences Collection at the University of Bremen offers motivated students the opportunity to write their thesis (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) or complete a student research project with us. Usually, our students are involved in an ongoing research project. However, there is also the possibility to develop your individual project based on own ideas. We are currently conducting an extensive study of the fauna and stratigraphy of the Anisian (Middle Triassic) of Nevada, USA. Particularly this project offers a great potential for the development of individual projects.
Since we are a small research group, personal contact and respectful interaction with our students is very important to us. We offer practical support in the areas of palaeontology, sedimentary geology, especially macropalaeontology, but also micropalaeontology, bio-, chemo- and lithostratigraphy, morphometry and 3D modelling (photogrammetry).
Our goal is that theses finally result into publications. The theses can be written in German or English, but we encourage you to write in English.
If you are interested in writing a thesis in our working group, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are also happy to answer any further questions you may have. Under the following link you will find a list of completed Master´s and Bachelor´s theses.
Master`s Thesis (update: awarded, not any longer available)
Microfacies in Anisian (Middle Triassic) carbonates of Nevada, USA
In the course of the DFG-project “The Anisian (Middle Triassic) Ammonoids of Nevada – An Integrated Approach to understand Morphological Change” a first field campaign took place in summer of 2017. We measured lithostratigraphic sections and collected rock samples and fossils. The former will be processed to thin sections. We are currently looking for a Master`s student to investigate the carbonate microfacies and/or the chemostratigraphy (δ13C) of the measured sections in Nevada, USA. The integration of chemostratigraphy is expected to tighten the biostratigraphical scheme and provide a better understanding of the paleoenvironmental conditions.