Prof. Dr. Alexander Nützel

Section Fossil Molluscs

Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology

Deputy Director, Senior Conservator Fossil Molluscs

Phone: 0049 (0)89 2180 6611

Deputy Director, Senior Conservator Fossil Molluscs

Research interests

Phylogeny and evolution of gastropods (especially late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic); gastropods at the Permian/Triassic boundary; evolution of larval ecology of molluscs; systematics and taxonomy of gastropods.

  • Evolution of the Late Palaeozoic Caenogastropoda
  • Jurassic(Pliensbachium, Toarcium, Aalenium) Gastropod faunas of Franken
  • Late Paleozoic larval palaeobiology (DFG NU 96/10-1; Förderungszeitraum:1. 5. 2006 bis 30. 4. 2009)
  • Gastropod diversity and evolution at the turn from the Paleozoic to the Mesozoic (DFG NU 96/6-1, 6-2; Funding period: 2002 until 2005; Alexander von Humboldt Foundation with Andrzej Kaim as scholarship holder since 2009)
  • Evolution, phylogeny and taxonomy of selected superfamilies of the Gastropoda in the period Upper Triassic to Middle Jurassic.(DFG NU 96/11-1; Förderungszeitraum:1. 2. 2009 bis 31. 1. 2011)

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