Dr. phil. habil. Friðgeir Grímsson

Senior Scientist
Erdgeschoß, Zimmer 3
t: +43 (0)1 4277-54010
m: fridgeir.grimsson@univie.ac.at

© Grimsson

Beitrag im Medienportal der Universität Wien


"Fossiler Fressrausch: 47 Millionen Jahre alte Fliege mit vollem Bauch gefunden" – 11. März 2021

Forschungsinteressen


  • 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.

Projekte


 Kooperationen

  • 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

Derzeitige Anstellung

  • 2021– Senior Scientist, Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna, Austria.

Ausbildung

2015 Venia Docendi (Priv.-Doz.)/Doctor Habilitatus (Dr. habil.) in Paleontology/Paleobotany. University of Vienna, Austria. Thesis: Unravelling Upper Cretaceous and Cainozoic vegetation patterns from Northern Hemispheric palynofloras.

2007 Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. phil.) in Geology/Paleobotany. University of Iceland, Reykjavík. Thesis: The Miocene floras of Iceland: origin and evolution of fossil floras from north-west and western Iceland, 15 to 6 Ma.

2002 Master of Science (MS) in Geology/Paleobotany. University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Thesis: The Hreðavatn Member of the Hreðavatn-Stafholt Formation and its fossil flora.

1999 Bachelor of Science (BS) in Geology/Paleobotany. University of Iceland, Reykjavík. Thesis: Þrimilsdalur: an ancient flora in an aesthetic valley.

Wissenschaftliche Laufbahn

2018–2021 Research scientist, senior postdoctoral position, Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna, Austria

2013–2014 Assistant Professor, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík

2010–2018 Research scientist, senior postdoctoral position, Department of Paleontology, University of Vienna, Austria

2007–2009 Research scientist, postdoctoral position, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík

2002–2009 Lecturer, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík

2002–2007 Teacher, Menntaskólinn við Sund (Secondary School, College), Reykjavík

Publikationen


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2014


Grimsson, F., Zetter, R., Pedersen, G. K., Pedersen, A. K., & Denk, T. (2014). Middle Eocene palynoflora from a resiniterich coal bed on Hareoen (Qeqertarsuatsiaq), West Greenland. in 9th European Palaeobotany-Palynology Conference


Zetter, R., & Grimsson, F. (2014). Early Paleocene palynoflora from nodular phosphorites of the Nuussuaq Peninsula, West Greenland. 9th European Palaeobotany Palynology Conference (EPPC), Padova, Italien.


Zetter, R., Akyurt, E., Berger, A., Gröbner, D., Göschl, W., Phuphumirat, W., & Grimsson, F. (2014). Exceptional Middle Devonian spore flora from Syria shows remarkable sculpturing types during early periods of terrestrial trilaesurate spore evolution. Postersitzung präsentiert bei 9th European Palaeobotany Palynology Conference (EPPC), Padova, Italien.


Denk, T., Grimsson, F., & Zetter, R. (2014). Origins of the north-temperate tree flora: revisiting Engler's concept of the Arcto-Tertiary element. 9th European Palaeobotany Palynology Conference (EPPC), Padova, Italien.


Zetter, R., Grimsson, F., Hofmann, C., & Grimm, G. (2014). Paleogene Loranthaceae pollen from West Greenland and Eurasia. in 9th European Palaeobotany-Palynoloy Conference


Wappler, T., Grimsson, F., & Denk, T. (2014). Patterns of plant-insect associations from the Miocene of Iceland. in 9th European Palaeobotany-Palynology Conference


Beck, L., Rasmussen, J. A., & Grimsson, F. (2014). Preliminary study on the early Eocene Macclintockia leaf fossils from Fur, Denmark. Postersitzung präsentiert bei 9th European Palaeobotany Palynology Conference (EPPC), Padova, Italien.


Grimsson, F., Hojgaard, B., Hofmann, C., Pott, C., Grimm, G., Fridgeirsson, G. R., Denk, T., & Zetter, R. (2014). Revisiting the late Paleocene Mykines macrofossil site, Faeroe Islands. Postersitzung präsentiert bei 9th European Palaeobotany Palynology Conference (EPPC), Padova, Italien.


2013


2012


Bolinder, K., Hoorn, C., Dupont-Nivet, G., Grimsson, F., Zetter, R., & Rydin, C. (2012). Diversification patterns in Ephedra (Gnetales) based on morphological studies of fossil and recent pollen. 13th International Palynological Congress and 9th International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference, Tokyo, Japan.


2011


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