Head: Prof. Dr. Hans Kerp


Abt. Paläobotanik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Hindenburgplatz 57,
D-48143 Münster, Germany
Ph: (+) 49-251-83-23966
Fax: (+) 49-251-83-21739

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The Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster is one of the few German universities where palaeobotany is taught and palaeobotanical research is carried out.

Research of the so-called "Forschungsstelle für Paläobotanik" (= Palaeobotanical Research Unit) primarily focuses on Palaeozoic and early Mesozoic floras. The aims are to get a better insight in the natural relationships between the various, long since extinct groups of fossil plants, their development and ecology, as well as biostratigraphy, palaeoclimatology and phytogeography. The regularly updated History of Palaeozoic Forests pages present an illustrated introductory text with many photo links.

In Münster palaeobotany is fully incorporated in the teaching programme of the Department of Geology and Palaeontology. Courses and excursions are also open for biology, geography and landscape ecology students.

Recommended Links Research Publications Cooperations Our Team Geol.-Palaeont. Inst.
History of Palaeozoic Forests News Updates Palaeobotanical Literature

Scott's Link-of-the-Day These pages were designed by Sabine Gibas. Responsible for the content is Prof. Hans Kerp.
  Our History of Palaeozoic Forests was awarded  by Study Web (February 1998)
Listed under Links to Great Earth-Science Resources, Department of Geology, University of Geneva (20.07.1997) 
Selected as Scott's Botanical Link-of-the-Day (23.05.1997) by Scott Russel, Botanical Society of America 
Selected as Earth Science Site of the Week (12.05.1997) by the Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic) 
Selected as Excellent Science Site (23.03.1997) by Websurfer's Biweekly Earth Science Review 
Special Offer! Argumenta Palaeobotanica available at reduced prices ! Special Offer!
last update: April 14th, 2000; more to follow soon !!!