PALPAL - Palaeobiodiversities, Palaeoenvironments
The PALPAL team has brought together palaeontologists from different specialties whose expertise covers both marine and continental environments of different stratigraphic intervals. Biotic responses to environmental changes and their palaeoecological and palaeoenvironmental meanings have been at the heart of the unifying theme of PALPAL members.
Head: Dominique Gommery
Disciplines involved: Micropalaeontology, Palaeobotany, Invertebrate Palaeontology, Palaeoprimatology
Keywords: Fieldwork, collection, current models (modèles actuels), biostratigraphy, Africa, Asia, Europe, France
All living beings that form today's biodiversity are the result of the complex evolution of life since the Precambrian. Throughout its history, biodiversity has sometimes been very strongly affected by different events that have led to a number of crises, such as massive extinctions, and/or more or less progressive and important global/regional/local changes. The characterization of palaeobiodiversity that has existed over time but also in different regions of the world will lead to an understanding of palaeoecosystems and an attempt to reconstruct palaeoenvironments.
The research of the PALPAL team members is developed around 3 themes:
Researchers and teacher-researchers: Denis Audo (MC MNHN), Annachiara Bartolini (PR MNHN) , Anaïs Boura (MC SU), Sylvain Charbonnier (PR MNHN), Sylvie Crasquin (DR CNRS), Dario De Franceschi (MC MNHN), Cédric Del Rio (MC MNHN), Delphine Desmares (MC SU), Marie-Béatrice Forel (MC MNHN), Sylvia Gardin (DR CNRS), Dominique Gommery (DR CNRS), Didier Merle (MC MNHN), Carine Randon (MC SU), Valentin Rineau (MC SU), Loic Villier (PR SU), Valery Zeitoun (DR CNRS).
The publication list of the team is available here.