Biography

I was appointed lecturer in Palaeontology in 2005. I studied Geology and Palaeontology at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg (Germany), the Université-Louis-Pasteur in Strasbourg (France), the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen/Nürnberg (Germany) and the University of California, Los Angeles (USA). I obtained a degree as Diplom-Geologe (MSc) with a study on the Micropalaeontology and Sedimentology of Lower Carboniferous calciclastic turbidites of the Vosges Mountains (France) in 1996, and a PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Earth Sciences with a study on the Palynology, Stratigraphy and Geochemistry of the   metasedimentary units of the Black Forest Massif (Germany) in 1999. After a brief but very intensive life in the oil industry, I held PostDoc positions at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Centre for Palaeozoic Palaeontology and Palaeogeography, Université de Lille) and the University of Tübingen (Germany) where I was awarded the  Higher Doctorate (DSc, Dr. habil., Habilitation) in 2005.

Research and scholarship

Michael with a large fossil! My main research interests include the Palaeoecology and Biogeography of selected fossil groups, the ultrastructural analysis of microfossils, fossil extremophiles and their relation to rock formation and deformation, the recent, sub-recent and fossil genesis of stromatolithic structures, Phanerozoic biogeochemical and isotope-biogeochemical signals, the geodynamic evolution of the Variscan Belt, the fragmentation of the Late Precambrian supercontinent Rodinia and associated processes as well as the Sedimentology of extensional basins.

Teaching

Science Foundation Year:

  • ESC-00001 Earth Story

Year 1:

  • ESC-10002 Introductory Palaeontology and Stratigraphy (Module Leader)
  • ESC-10020 This is Planet Earth
  • ESC-10024 Earth System & Environmental Concepts
  • ESC-10030 Geology Fieldwork and Transferable Skills

Year 2:

  • ESC-20031 Advanced Structural Geology & Solid Earth Geophysics
  • ESC-20036 Plaeoclimatology and Quarternary Studies

Year 3:

  • ESC-30005 Geology Special Project (Supervisor)
  • ESC-30025 Micropalaeontology: Principles and Applications (Module Leader)
  • ESC-30026 Independent Field Project (Supervisor)
  • CHE-30013 Forensic Geoscience

Year 4 (MGeoscience):

  • ESC-40004 Geoscience Research Project
  • ESC-40005 Research in Context
  • ESC-40006 Research Report
  • MGeo-40023 Micropalaeontology: Principles and Applications
  • MGeo-40039 Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems (Module Leader)

Fieldwork/Excursions:

  • ESC-10002 Natural History Museum (Leader)
  • ESC-10030 Llangollen field course (Leader)
  • ESC-10030 Pembrokeshire field course
  • ESC-10030 Wenlock-Ludlow field course (Leader)
  • ESC-30025 Wirral fieldtrip (Leader)
  • ESC-30026 Cantabria field course
  • ESC-40023 Wirral fieldtrip (Leader)
  • ESC-40039 Fossil-Lagerstaetten of Central Europe (Leader)

Selected Publications

  • Montenari M (Ed.). 2018. Cyclostratigraphy and Astrochronology. (vol. 3: 400 pages). Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier). link>
  • Montenari M (Ed.). 2017. Advances in Sequence Stratigraphy. (vol. 2: 454 pages). Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier). link>
  • Götz AE and Montenari M. 2017. A Facies-Independent Trans-European Anisian–Ladinian Marker Horizon? Significance and Impact for Sequence Stratigraphy and Intra-Tethyan Correlation. Stratigraphy and Timescales, vol. 2, 391-409. doi> link> full text>
  • Götz AE, Montenari M, Costin G. 2017. Silicification and organic matter preservation in the Anisian Muschelkalk: Implications for the basin dynamics of the central European Muschelkalk Sea. Central European Geology, vol. 60(1), 35-52. doi> full text>
  • Ferriday T and Montenari M. 2016. Chemostratigraphy and Chemofacies of Source Rock Analogues: A High-Resolution Analysis of Black Shale Successions from the Lower Silurian Formigoso Formation (Cantabrian Mountains, NW Spain). In Stratigraphy and Timescales. (vol. 1, 123-255). Academic Press (Elsevier). doi> link>

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Books

  • Montenari M (Ed.). 2018. Cyclostratigraphy and Astrochronology. (vol. 3: 400 pages). Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier). link>
  • Montenari M (Ed.). 2017. Advances in Sequence Stratigraphy. (vol. 2: 454 pages). Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier). link>
  • Montenari M (Ed.). 2016. Stratigraphy & Timescales. (vol. 1: 518 pages). Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier). link>
  • Montenari M (Ed.). 2016. Stratigraphy & Timescales. (vol. 1: 518 pages). Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier). link>
  • Markl G and Montenari M. 2001. Geowissenschaftliche Geländearbeit. Geländearbeit: der Beginn aller Naturwissenschaften. (vol. 8). DMG Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft.

Journal Articles

  • Götz AE and Montenari M. 2017. A Facies-Independent Trans-European Anisian–Ladinian Marker Horizon? Significance and Impact for Sequence Stratigraphy and Intra-Tethyan Correlation. Stratigraphy and Timescales, vol. 2, 391-409. doi> link> full text>
  • Götz AE, Montenari M, Costin G. 2017. Silicification and organic matter preservation in the Anisian Muschelkalk: Implications for the basin dynamics of the central European Muschelkalk Sea. Central European Geology, vol. 60(1), 35-52. doi> full text>
  • Uhl D and Montenari M. 2011. Charcoal as evidence of palaeo-wildfires in the Late Triassic of SW Germany. Geological Journal, vol. 46(1), 34-41. link> doi>
  • Bons PD, Montenari M, Bakker RJ, Elburg MA. 2009. Potential evidence of fossilised Neoproterozoic deep life: SEM observations on calcite veins from Oppaminda Creek, Arkaroola, South Australia. International Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 98(2), 327-343. link> doi>
  • Micheels A and Montenari M. 2008. A snowball Earth versus a slushball Earth: Results from Neoproterozoic climate modeling sensitivity experiments. Geosphere, vol. 4(2), 401-410. link> doi>
  • Leppig U, Forke HC, Montenari M, Fohrer B. 2005. A three- and two-dimensional documentation of structural elements in schwagerinids (superfamily Fusulinoidea) exemplified by silicified material from the Upper Carboniferous of the Carnic Alps (Austria/Italy): a comparison with verbeekinoideans and alveolinids. Facies, vol. 51(1-4), 541-553. link> doi>
  • Klug C, Hagdorn H, Montenari M. 2005. Phosphatized soft-tissue in Triassic bivalves. Palaeontology, vol. 48, 833-852. link> doi>
  • Bons PD and Montenari M. 2005. The formation of antitaxial calcite veins with well-developed fibres, Oppaminda Creek, South Australia. Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 27(2), 231-248. link> doi>
  • Bons PD, Elburg M, Montenari M, Hartmann D. 2005. Biotectonics?. Contributions of the Economic Research Unit, vol. 64(3), 158-162.
  • Montenari M and Uhl D. 2005. Microanalytical and scanning electron microscopic investigations on the diagenesis of fossil arthropods from “contact metamorphous” sediments – first results. Mitteilungen der Pollichia, vol. 91, 13-20.
  • Servais T, Stricanne L, Montenari M, Pross J. 2004. Population dynamics of galeate acritarchs at the Cambrian-Ordovician transition in the Algerian Sahara. Palaeontology, vol. 47, 395-414. link> doi>
  • Havlik P, Montenari M, Rademacher R, Pfretzszchner HU. 2004. Das “Phänomen Eislingen” - Neues zu den Ausgrabungen und Stand der Forschung. HOHENSTAUFEN/HELFENSTEIN, vol. 14, 203-230.
  • Havlik P, Montenari M, Rademacher R, Pfretzschner HU. 2003. Neue Erkenntnisse zum Phänomen „Fischsaurierfriedhof Eislingen“ - die Ausgrabungen der Jahre 2003 und 2004. Hohenstaufen/Helfenstein, vol. 13, 37-59.
  • Montenari M and Leppig U. 2003. The Acritarcha: their classification, morphology, ultrastructure and palaeoecological/palaeogeographical distribution. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, vol. 77(1), 173-194.
  • Montenari M, Leppig U, Weyer D. 2002. Heterocorallia from the Early Carboniferous of the Moldanubian Southern Vosges Mountains (Alsace, France). NEUES JAHRBUCH FUR GEOLOGIE UND PALAONTOLOGIE-ABHANDLUNGEN, vol. 224(2), 223-254. link>
  • Havlik P, Maisch MW, Montenari M, Rademacher R. 2002. Der Ichthyosaurierfriedhof von Eislingen - Freilegung einer paläontologischen Fundstelle mit archäologischen Methoden. HOHENSTAUFEN/HELFENSTEIN, vol. 12, 204-212.
  • Servais T, Moczydlowska-Vidal M, Montenari M. 2002. Evolutionary dynamics and biodiversity of marine phytoplankton,"acritarchs" in the Lower Palaeozoic. ZT DEUTSCHEN GEOLOGISCHEN GESELLSCHAFT, vol. 21, 313-341.
  • Servais T, Montenari M, Stricanne L. 2001. Acritarchs at the Cambro-Ordovician boundary: biostratigraphy or ecophenotypism?. PALAEONTOL NEWSLETTER, vol. 48, 30-31.
  • Montenari M and Servais T. 2000. Early Paleozoic (Late Cambrian-Early Ordovician) acritarchs from the metasedimentary Baden-Baden-Gaggenau zone (Schwarzwald, SW Germany). Rev Palaeobot Palynol, vol. 113(1-3), 73-85. link> doi>
  • Leppig U and Montenari M. 2000. Organic-walled microfossils of possible dinoflagellate affinity from the Lower Permian of Sonora (northwest Mexico). MARINE MICROPALEONTOLOGY, vol. 40(1-2), 1-8. link> doi>
  • Montenari M, Servais T, Paris F. 2000. Palynological dating (acritarchs and chitinozoans) of Lower Paleozoic phyllites from the Black Forest/southwestern Germany. COMPTES RENDUS DE L ACADEMIE DES SCIENCES SERIE II FASCICULE A-SCIENCES DE LA TERRE ET DES PLANETES, vol. 330(7), 493-499. link> doi>
  • Eisele J, Gertisser R, Montenari M. 2000. Geochemistry and provenance of Devono-Carboniferous volcano-sedimentary sequences from the southern Vosges Basin and the geodynamic implications for the western Moldanubian Zone. GEOL SOC LONDON SPEC PUBL, vol. 179, 433-444.
  • Hanel M, Montenari M, Kalt A. 1999. Determining sedimentation ages of high-grade metamorphic gneisses by their palynological record: a case study in the northern Schwarzwald (Variscan Belt, Germany). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol. 88(1), 49-59. link> doi>
  • Montenari M and Servais T. 1999. Lower Palaeozoic (Late Cambrian - Early Ordovician) acritarchs from the metasedimentary Baden-Baden-Zone (Schwarzwald, SW-Germany). ACTA UNIV CAROL GEOL, vol. 43(1-2), 243-244.
  • Hanel M, Kober B, Kalt A, Montenari M, Wimmenauer W. 1999. Palynomorphs and single zircon ages from paragneisses of the Schwarzwald (SW Germany): constraints on sedimentation ages. TERRA NOVA, vol. 99(1), 94-95.
  • Montenari M. 1996. A Middle Devonian faunal assemblage from the Bruche Valley, northern Vosges. NEUES JAHRB GEOL PALAEONT MH, vol. 1996(3), 155-160.
  • Montenari M and Maass R. 1996. Die Metamorphen Schiefer der Zone von Badenweiler-Lenzkirch / Südschwarzwald -Paläontologische Altersstellung (Acritarchen und Chitinozoen) und Tektonik. BER NATURFORSCH GES FREIBURG I BREISGAU, vol. 84/85, 33-79.

Chapters

  • Albanesi GL and Ortega G. 2016. Conodont and Graptolite Biostratigraphy of the Ordovician System of Argentina. In Stratigraphy & Timescales. Montenari M (Ed.). (vol. 1). Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier). doi> link>
  • Vachard D. 2016. Macroevolution and Biostratigraphy of Paleozoic Foraminifers. In Stratigraphy & Timescales. Montenari M (Ed.). (vol. 1). Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier). doi> link>
  • Saha, D, Patranabis-Deb S, Collins AS. 2016. Proterozoic Stratigraphy of Southern Indian Cratons and Global Context. In Stratigraphy & Timescales. Montenari M (Ed.). (vol. 1). Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier). doi> link>
  • Payros A, Pujalte V, Orue-Etxebarria X, Apellaniz E, Bernaola G, Baceta JI, Caballero F, Dinarès-Turell J, Monechi S, Ortiz S, Schmitz B, Tosquella J. 2016. The Relevance of Iberian Sedimentary Successions for Paleogene Stratigraphy and Timescales. In Stratigraphy & Timescales. Montenari M (Ed.). (vol. 1). Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier). doi> link>
  • Feist-Burkhardt S and Goetz AE. 2016. Ultra-High-Resolution Palynostratigraphy of the Early Bajocian Sauzei and Humphriesianum Zones (Middle Jurassic) from Outcrop Sections in the Upper Rhine Area, Southwest Germany. In Stratigraphy & Timescales. Montenari M (Ed.). (vol. 1). Amsterdam: Academic Press (Elsevier). link> doi>
  • Ferriday T and Montenari M. 2016. Chemostratigraphy and Chemofacies of Source Rock Analogues: A High-Resolution Analysis of Black Shale Successions from the Lower Silurian Formigoso Formation (Cantabrian Mountains, NW Spain). In Stratigraphy and Timescales. (vol. 1, 123-255). Academic Press (Elsevier). doi> link>
  • Klug C, Montenari M, Schulz H, Urlichs M. 2007. Soft-tissue Attachment of Midle Triassic Ceratida from Germany. In Cephalopods Present and Past: New Insights and Fresh Perspectives. Springer. doi>
  • Montenari M. 2006. Geochemie: Saurierknochen, Isotopen und Moleküle. In In einem Meer vor unserer Zeit - das Jurameer vor 181 Millionen Jahren. Rademacher R (Ed.). Eislingen: Eislingen/Fils.
  • Havlik P, Heyng A, Montenari M. 2006. Klein, aber fein: Wirbellose Meerestiere. In In einem Meer vor unserer Zeit - das Jurameer vor 181 Millionen Jahren. Rademacher R (Ed.). Eislingen: Eislingen/Fils.
  • Montenari M. 2006. Mikropaläontologie: Kleine Mikrofossilien haben Grosses zu erzählen. In In einem Meer vor unserer Zeit - das Jurameer vor 181 Millionen Jahren. Rademacher R (Ed.). Eislingen: Eislingen/Fils.
  • Montenari M. 2006. Öjokatastrophe - Dem Täter auf der Spur: Was riss die Fischsaurier in den Tod?. In In einem Meer vor unserer Zeit - das Jurameer vor 181 Millionen Jahren. Eislingen: Eislingen/Fils.
  • Bode K, Havlik P, Montenari M, Rademacher R. 2006. Preface. In In einem Meer vor unserer Zeit - das Jurameer vor 181 Millionen Jahren. Eislingen: Eislingen/Fils.
  • Montenari M. 2006. Prof. Dr. Friedrich August von Quenstedt (1809 - 1889): Ein Paläontologe von Weltrang und sein schwäbischer Jura. In In einem Meer vor unserer Zeit - das Jurameer vor 181 Millionen Jahren. Eislingen: Eislingen/Fils.
  • Montenari M. 2006. Prof. Dr. Friedrich Freiherr von Huene (Friedrich Baron Hoyningen genannt Huene, 1875 - 1969): Ein schwäbischer Paläontologe auf Saurierjagd. In In einem Meer vor unserer Zeit - das Jurameer vor 181 Millionen Jahren. Eislingen: Eislingen/Fils.

Other

  • Uhl D, Jasper A, Abu Hamad AMB, Montenari M. 2008. Permian and Triassic wildfires and atmospheric oxygen levels. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1ST WSEAS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (EG'08) (pp. 179-+). link>
  • Klug C, Montenari M, Schulz H, Urlichs M. 2007. Soft-tissue attachment of Middle Triassic Ceratitida from Germany. CEPHALOPODS PRESENT AND PAST: NEW INSIGHTS AND FRESH PERSPECTIVES (pp. 205-+). link> doi>
  • Rademacher R, Havlik P, Montenari M, Bode K. In einem Meer vor unserer Zeit - das Jurameer vor 181 Millionen Jahren. Stadthalle Eislingen/Fils.
  • Montenari M. 2005. Anwendung kombinierter mikropalaeontologischer, geologischer, geochemischer und elektronenoptischer Methoden auf geodynamischer Fragestellungen: Beispiele aus dem europaeischen Zentralvariszikum und aehnlichen Gebieten.
  • Montenari M. Alfred EISENACK (13.5.1891 - 19.4.1982). Ausstellung „Das Institut und Museum für Geologie und Paläontologie der Universität Tübingen. Stratigraphischen Saal des Instituts und Museums für Geologie und Paläontologie der Universität Tübingen.
  • Maisch MW, Montenari M, Matzke A. Das Institut und Museum für Geologie und Paläontologie der Universität Tübingen. Stratigraphischen Saal des Instituts und Museums für Geologie und Paläontologie der Universität Tübingen.
  • Montenari M. Friedrich August von QUENSTEDT (9.7.1809 - 21.12.1889). Ausstellung „Das Institut und Museum für Geologie und Paläontologie der Universität Tübingen“. Stratigraphischen Saal des Instituts und Museums für Geologie und Paläontologie der Universität Tübingen.
  • Montenari M and Kaiserling T. Franz M. HILGENDORF (1839-1904) - Ein Tübinger Pionier der Evolutionsforschung. Ausstellung am Institut und Museum für Geologie und Paläontologie der Universität Tübingen. Museum fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie der Universitaet Tuebingen.
  • Montenari M. 1999. Palynologische Untersuchungen an metasedimentaeren Einheiten des Schwarwaldes.
  • Rogers SL, Williams GD, Doherty H, Ferriday T, Kelly M, Montenari M. Cantabrian Thrust Belt: basin history of the North Gondwana passive margin – rifting, glaciations? More rifting and collision.
  • Montenari M. Otto Heinrich SCHINDEWOLF (7.6.1896 - 10.6.1971). Ausstellung „Das Institut und Museum für Geologie und Paläontologie der Universität Tübingen“. Stratigraphischen Saal des Instituts und Museums für Geologie und Paläontologie der Universität Tübingen.
  • Doering S, Korn D, Froehlich S, Montenari M. Vom Stein zur Kohle: Wie mit Fossilien und Mineralien Geld verdient wird. Ausstellung am Institut und Museum für Geologie und Paläontologie der Universität Tübingen. Museum fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie der Universitaet Tuebingen.

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