Last update: February 5, 2020
Dr. Benjamin Sames
University of Vienna
Department for Geodynamics and Sedimentology
Geozentrum, Althanstrasse 14
UZA II, Room 3B 385A
Phone: +43 (0) 1 4277 - 53479
Department Website: http://geologie.univie.ac.at/en/sedimentology/scientific-staff/benjamin-sames/
This site: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/benjamin.sames/
§ Affiliated Research Associate (Vert. Pal.)
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (SNOMNH)
2401 Chautauqua Ave.
Norman, OK 73072-7029, USA
§ Stratigraphic Consultant
Petrobras (Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.)
Wagreich, M., Hart, M.B., Sames, B., Yilmaz, I.O. (Eds.), 2020. Cretaceous Climate Events and Short-Term Sea-Level Changes. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 498.
Sames, B. et al., 2020. Aquifer-eustasy as the main driver of short-term sea-level fluctuations during Cretaceous hothouse climate phases. OPEN ACCESS, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP498-2019-105
My research focuses on micropalaeontology of late Mesozoic (Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous) non-marine deposits. Central aspects of my research are the taxonomy, phylogeny, palaeobiology and biostratigraphical application of ostracods (microcrustaceans of around 1mm size with a calcified bivalved shell, the carapace => Download little ostracod movie).
Furthermore, I am interested in palaeoclimatology, particularly in climate-mode shifts, short-term climate changes, ocean-land interactions, and applications of these, such as marine to non-marine stratigraphic correlations.