Wolfram Kürschner

Assistant professor
Department of Geosciences
University of Oslo
E-mail: w.m.kuerschner@geo.uio.no
Page: http://www.mn.uio.no/geo/english/people/aca/geolofys/wolframk/index.html

Fields of interest:

  • Paleobiology and paleoecology (of plants)
  • palynology
  • taphonomy
  • biogeochemical cycles
  • physiological paleobotany
  • plants as climate proxies
  • evolution of photosynthesis of land plants
  • sedimentology
  • isotope geochemistry
  • field geology
  • biogeology
  • palaeoclimatology.

Recent publications:

M. Ruhl, W.M. Kürschner, L. Krystyn:
Triassic-Jurassic organic carbon isotope stratigraphy of key sections in the western Tethys realm (Austria),
Earth & Planetary Science Letters, in press

W.M. Kürschner, Z. Kvacek: 
Oligocene – Miocene CO2 fluctuations, climatic and palaeofloristic trends inferred from fossil plant assemblages in central Europe,
Bulletin of Geosciences, in press

W. M. Kürschner, Z. Kvacek, D. L. Dilcher: 
The impact of Miocene atmospheric carbon dioxide fluctuations on climate and the evolution of terrestrial ecosystems,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Vol. 105, (2008), pp. 449-453

T.B. Van Hoof, F. Wagner, H. Visscher, W.M. Kürschner, D.L. Dilcher: 
A role for atmospheric CO2 during Holocene climate change,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Vol. 105, (2008), 41: 15815-15818. DOI 10.1073/pnas.0807624105

W.M. Kürschner, N.R. Bonis, L. Krystyn: 
Carbon-isotope stratigraphy and palynostratigraphy of the Triassic–Jurassic transition in the Tiefengraben section-Northern Calcareous Alps (Austria),
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 244, (2007), pp. 257-280

L. Krystyn, H. Bouquerel, W.M. Kürschner, S. Richoz, Y. Gallet:
Proposal for a candidate GSSP for the base of the Rhaetian stage,
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Bulletin, Vol. 41, (2007), pp. 189-199

F. Wagner, H. Visscher, W.M. Kürschner, D.L. Dilcher: 
Influence of ontogeny and atmospheric CO2 on stomata parameters of Osmunda regalis,
Cour. Forsch. Inst. Senckenberg, Vol. 258, (2007), pp. 183-189

K. Von Hillebrandt, L. Krystyn, W.M. Kürschner: 
A candidate GSSP for the base of the Jurassic in the Northern Calcareous Alps (Kuhjoch section, Karwendel Mountains, Tyrol, Austria),
ISJS Newsletter, Vol. 34, (2007), pp. 2-20

L. Krystyn, S. Richoz, Y. Gallet, H. Bouquerel, W.M. Kürschner, C. Spötl: 
Updated bio- and magnetostratigraphy from Steinbergkogel (Austria),candidate GSSP for the base of the Rhaetian stage,
Albertiana, Vol. 36, (2007), pp. 164-172

L.R.L. Kouwenberg, W.M. Kürschner, J.C. McElwain: 
Stomatal frequency change over altitudinal gradients: prospects for paleoaltimetry,
Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry, Vol. 66, (2007), pp. 215-241