Dr. phil. habil. Grímsson Friðgeir

Dr. phil. habil. Friðgeir Grímsson
Research scientist, senior postdoctoral position
Ground floor, room EG 1
t: +43 1 4277 54010
m: fridgeir.grimsson@univie.ac.at

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Research interests

  • Palynology
  • Paleopalynology
  • Botany
  • Paleobotany
  • Paleophytogeography

My research interests comprise plant evolution, vegetation differentiation, and climate development in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres during the Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic. I use evidence from the macrofossil record (mostly leaves) and from the record of dispersed pollen and spores to resolve the origin, diversification, and dispersal of plant lineages, to trace past distribution and biogeographic patterns of various plant groups and major plant functional groups, to reconstruct regional and large-scale vegetation changes, and, eventually, to evaluate past climate situations and possible climate changes during the past ca. 100 million years. Key areas of my research have been the Arctic and Subarctic regions and mid-latitude regions in Asia, North America and Europe. My current area of focus is Western and Central Europe, the Mediterranean region, and the African continent.

Projects

Cooperations

  • Department of Paleontology, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Department of Paleobiology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm
  • Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Germany
  • Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Department of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Departments of Botany and Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
  • Naturalis Biodiversity Center, National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, TX, 79106, USA

Curriculum Vitae

Current position

  • 2018- Research scientist, senior postdoctoral position, Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna, Austria

Education and scientific career

  • 2017-2018 Research scientist, senior postdoctoral position, Department of Paleontology, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2016-2017 Research scientist, Icelandic Institute of Natural History, Garðabær, Iceland.
  • 2015 Venia Docendi (Priv.-Doz.)/Doctor Habilitatus (Dr. habil.) in Paleontology. University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2013-2014 Assistant Professor, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
  • 2010-2016 Research scientist, senior postdoctoral position, Department of Paleontology, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2009-2010 Research scientist, Icelandic Institute of Natural History, Garðabær, Iceland
  • 2007-2009 Research scientist, postdoctoral position, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
  • 2007 Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. phil.) in Geology/Paleontology. University of Iceland, Reykjavík
  • 2007 Secondary School/College Teacher. Declaration by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
  • 2002 Master of Science (MS) in Geology/Paleontology. University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1999 Bachelor of Science (BS) in Geology. University of Iceland, Reykjavík

 

Publications


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2019


2018


Manchester, S. R., Pigg, K., Dillhoff, R., Grimsson, F., & Kvacek, Z. (2018). Biogeographic patterns in the history of Trochodendraceae. 76-76. 10th European Palaeobotany and Palaynology Conference, Dublin, Ireland.


Grimsson, F., Zetter, R., Neumann, F. H., & Scott, L. (2018). LM vs. SEM based analyses of the Early Miocene Saldanha Bay Palynoflora, Western Cape South Africa. 181-181. 10th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference, Dublin, Ireland.


Zetter, R., Grimsson, F., & Jacobs, B. F. (2018). Sem investigation of the late oligocene Chilga Palynoflora, Ethiopia, East Africa. 190-190. 10th European Palaeobotany and Palaynology Conference, Dublin, Ireland.


Martinetto, E., Boonchai, N., Grimsson, F., Grote, P. J., Jordan, G., Kovacova, M., ... Saito, T. (2018). Worldwide temperate forests of the Neogene: Never more diverse?. 149-149. 10th European Palaeobotany and Palaynology Conference, Dublin, Ireland.


2017


2016


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