Dr. Manja Hethke

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Geologische Wissenschaften

Fachrichtung Paläontologie

Lecturer

Address Malteserstrasse 74-100, Haus D
Room D.034
D-12249 Berlin
Telephone +49(0)30 838 50431
Email manja.hethke@fu-berlin.de

Professional career

Current position Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2015-2016 Lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2015 Cambridge Arctic Shelf Programme (CASP), Cambridge, UK; Project: North Atlantic Margins Evolution (NAME)
  • 2009-2014 University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

 

Education and degrees held

  • 2014 PhD at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    Thesis: “A multiproxy approach to studying lake ecosystems in the Mesozoic”
  • 2011 Participant of the five-week Paleobiology Database Workshop at the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia
  • 2009 German Diploma in Geology and Palaeontology at the University of Würzburg, Germany
    Thesis: “Holocene environments and microfauna of the Pearl River delta, South China: integrated analysis of core PRD 10”
    Mapping thesis: „Geological map of the marginal facies of the Carboniferous to Permian Saar-Nahe-Basin south of Kirn, at the scale 1:10 000“
  • 2008-2014 Fieldwork campaigns in association with Nanjing University in the provinces Liaoning, Gansu, Sichuan and Shaanxi
  • 2007 & 2008 Visiting student researcher at the Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • 2004-2005 School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK

Courses

At the Freie Universität Berlin

  • Introduction to Palaeobiology (Allgemeine Paläontologie; ongoing)
  • Invertebrate Palaeobiology (Paläobiologie der wirbellosen Tiere I und II: Porifera, Cnidaria, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Mollusca: Bivalvia; ongoing)
  • Microfacies Analysis of Carbonate Rocks (Mikrofazies der Karbonate; ongoing)
  • Sample preparation in Palaeontology (Methoden der Paläontologie)
  • Palynology (Angewandte Palynologie)
  • Student seminars
  • Data Analysis (Analytische Methoden in der Paläontologie)
  • Micropalaeontology and Biostratigraphy (Mikropaläontologie und Biostratigraphie)
  • Facies Models (Faziesinterpretation)


At the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Data Analysis (Proxies in der Paläoumweltrekonstruktion: Statistik)
  • Palaeobiodiversity (Paläobiodiversität)
  • Arthropod palaeobiology (Paläontologie der Invertebraten: Arthropoda)

 

Field Trips to

2017 Jul/Aug - Normandy, France
2016 Jul/Aug - Normandy, France
2016 March - Messel, Germany
2015 Sep - Normandy, France
2015 Aug - Normandy, France

 

Short course

  • Introduction to palaeontological data analysis (3 days; Nanjing, China April 2016)

 

Students advised (since 2015)

Undergraduate supervision as main advisor (6 completed, 6 ongoing, 1 upcoming)

  1. “Benthic community development and palaeoenvironment of the Callovian-Oxfordian Daohugou fossillagerstätte, Inner Mongolia, China” (Wang Shengyu; co-supervisor Baoyu Jiang, Nanjing) – Completed
  2. “Mikrofazies-Analyse im Kimmeridgium des Langenbergs bei Oker/Niedersachsen” (David Eichhorn; main supervisor Michael Schudack; graded by Helmut Keupp and MH) – Completed
  3. “Analyse einer benthischen Faunengemeinschaft aus dem Schelfbereich des Callovium der Normandie, Frankreich“ (Romina Reike; co-supervisor Franz Fürsich; graded by Annette Kossler and Renate Radek) – Completed
  4. “Morphological response of the bivalve Corbulomima prora to palaeoenvironmental changes in the Kimmeridgian of Normandy, France” (Andreas Labohm, graded by MH and Theo Engeser) – Completed
  5. “Paleontological analysis of unique, abundant and subparallel notostracan trace fossils from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation in Dinosaur National Monument, northeastern Utah, USA” (Josephina Hartung; co-supervisors Daniel Chore, USA, Anne Bernhardt) – Completed
  6. „Sea-level fluctuations in the Kimmeridgian of Normandy, France, using palynofacies analysis“ (Jessica Loeper; co-supervisors Christian Pott, Stockholm, Olaf Lenz, Darmstadt) – Completed
  7. “Floristic changes in the middle Miocene (Badenian–Sarmatian) palynoflora from the Lavanttal Basin, Austria” (Anne Engels; co-supervisor Johannes Bouchal, Stockholm)
  8. „Faziesentwicklung eines Profilabschnitts der Süntel Formation aus dem Kimmeridgium des Langenbergs bei Goslar, Niedersachsen“ (Timo Breest; initial supervisor Michael Schudack; co-supervisors Helmut Keupp)
  9. „Faziesentwicklung eines Profilabschnitts der Süntel Formation aus dem Kimmeridgium des Langenbergs bei Goslar, Niedersachsen“ (Idris Schumacher; initial supervisor Michael Schudack; co-supervisor Helmut Keupp)
  10. “Hard- and firmground formation in the Kimmeridgian Bancs de Plomb of Normandy, France” (Maxim Sikorski)
  11. „Charakterisierung und Genese der ‚Pyriterzbank‘ aus der Spinatum-Zone des oberen Pliensbachium von Buttenheim, Süddeutschland“ (Alexander Tiedtke; co-supervisor Helmut Keupp)
  12. “Morphometric variability in spinicaudatans of the Middle to Late Jurassic Yanliao Biota, Hebei and Liaoning (China)” (Jan Schmidt)


    Upcoming undergraduate supervision

  13. “Ontogenetic variability in modern cyzicids (Crustacea: Branchiopoda): Establishing a methodological framework for the interpretation of Mesozoic spinicaudatans” (Jasmin Hegert; co-supervisor Stephen Weeks, Akron, OH)

 

Master’s theses and postgraduate research projects (2 completed and 1 ongoing)

  1. „Biostratigraphy and geometric morphometrics of conchostracans (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) from the Late Triassic fissure deposits of Cromhall Quarry” (Jake Morton; co-supervisors David Whiteside, Bristol, Michael Benton, Bristol) – Completed and published
  2. “Microfossil community changes in the Kimmeridgian of Normandy, France” (Christina Becht; postgraduate research project) – Completed
  3. “Macrobenthic community changes within the Pliensbachian Amaltheenton, Buttenheim (Germany)” (Kristine Scheffler; co-supervisors Helmut Keupp, Alexander Nützel, München)

Peer-reviewed

  • Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Morton, J.D., Jiang, B. in press. Analysis of morphological variation in the clam shrimp Eosestheria middendorfii (Crustacea: Spinicaudata) from the Early Cretaceous of China and its implications for spinicaudatan taxonomy. Papers in Palaeontology.
  • Morton, J.D., Whiteside, D.I., Hethke, M., Benton M.J. 2017. Biostratigraphy and geometric morphometrics of conchostracans (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) from the Late Triassic fissure deposits of Cromhall Quarry, UK. – Palaeontology 60: 349-374.
  • Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Schneider, S., Jiang, B. 2017. Sex determination of the Early Cretaceous clam shrimp Eosestheria middendorfii (Yixian Formation, China). – Lethaia 50: 105-121.
  • Alberti, M., Pandey, D.K., Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T. 2015. Ammonites of the subfamily Mayaitinae Spath, 1928 from the Oxfordian of Kachchh, Western India. – Geobios 48: 85-130.
  • Huntley, J.W., Fürsich, F.T., Alberti, M., Hethke, M., Liu, C. 2014. A complete Holocene record of trematode-bivalve infection and implications for the response of parasitism to climate change. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 111: 18150-18155.
  • Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Jiang B., Klaus R. 2013. Oxygen deficiency in Lake Sihetun; formation of the Lower Cretaceous Liaoning Fossillagerstätte (China). – Journal of the Geological Society, London 170: 817-831.
  • Alberti, M., Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Liu, C. 2013. Macro- versus microfauna: resolution potential of bivalves, gastropods, foraminifera and ostracods in reconstructing the Holocene palaeoenvironmental evolution of the Pearl River delta, China. – Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 93: 327-353.
  • Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Jiang, B., Pan, Y. 2013. Seasonal to sub-seasonal palaeoenvironmental changes in Lake Sihetun (Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation, NE China). – International Journal of Earth Sciences 102: 351-378.
  • Jiang B., Fürsich F.T., Hethke M. 2012. Depositional evolution of the Early Cretaceous Sihetun Lake and implications for regional climatic and volcanic history in western Liaoning, NE China. – Sedimentary Geology 257-260: 31-44.


In preparation

  • Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Schneider, S., Jiang, B. How to use clam-shrimp morphology for the identification of ecological changes in perennial freshwater environments: A case study from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of NE China.
  • Hethke, M., Bennett, C.E., Fürsich, F.T., Jiang, B., Scholze, F., Dittrich, S., Neubauer, J.Clam-shrimp biomineralization (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata) and its implications for the classification of the group. Revision of final draft.
  • Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Jiang, B., Wang, B., Chellouche, P., Weeks, S.C. Spinicaudata (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) of the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of NE China occupied a broader ecological niche than extant relatives. Second draft with co-authors.
  • Loeper, J., Hethke, M.*, Lenz, O., Pott, C. Palynofacies analysis reveals sea-level fluctuations during the Kimmeridgian of Normandy, France. Revision of first draft.
  • Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Reike, R. Description of a benthic mollusc community from the poorly exposed Callovian of Normandy, France. Revision of first draft.
  • Wang, S., Jiang, B., Hethke, M.* High-resolution taphonomic and palaeoecological analysis of a Middle to Late Jurassic lake biota from Daohugou, Inner Mongolia, China. Revision of first draft.

*Corresponding author


Oral and poster presentations

  •  Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Morton, J.D., Jiang, B. 2017. Taxonomic revision of the clam shrimp Eosestheria middendorfii (Crustacea: Spinicaudata) from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China. – 88. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft, Münster, Germany, 26.-30.03.2017. (Poster)
  •  Morton, J.D., Whiteside, D.I., Hethke, M., Benton, M. 2016. Biostratigraphy and geometric morphometrics of conchostracans (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) from the Late Triassic fissure deposits of Cromhall Quarry. – The Palaeontological Association, 60th Annual Meeting, Lyon, 14.-17.12.2016. (Poster)
  •  Hethke, M., Felsch, T., Fürsich, F.T. 2014. Refined palaeoenvironmental analysis based on changes in macrobenthic communities – A case study from the Kimmeridgian of Normandy. – The 9th International Congress on the Jurassic System, Jaipur, India, 06.-09.01.2014. (Oral presentation)
  •  Alberti, M., Pandey, D.K., Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T. 2014. Ammonites of the family Mayaitidae Spath, 1928 from the Oxfordian of Kachch, western India. – The 9th International Congress on the Jurassic System, Jaipur, India, 06.-09.01.2014. (Poster)
  •  Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Jiang, B. 2013. Ecosystem evolution of Lake Sihetun: A multiproxy approach to the Early Cretaceous Liaoning Fossillagerstätte (China). – Joint meeting of the Palaeontological Society of China and the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Göttingen, Germany, 23.-27.09.2013. (Oral presentation)
  •  Hethke, M., Alberti, M., Fürsich, F.T., Liu, C. 2012. Ostracods as a tool for reconstructing the evolution of the Holocene Pearl River delta of China. – International German Ostracodologists’ Meeting, Köln, Germany, 11.-14.10.2012. (Oral presentation)
  •  Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Jiang, B. 2012. Oxygen deficiency in Lake Sihetun (NE China) and its consequences – Formation of a Lower Cretaceous fossillagerstätte. – Jubiläumstagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany, 24.-29.09.2012. (Oral presentation)
  •  Hethke, M., Alberti, M., Fürsich, F.T., Liu, C. 2012. A multiproxy approach to the reconstruction of relative sea-level changes in the Holocene Pearl River delta of China. – Jubiläumstagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany, 24.-29.09.2012. (Poster)
  •  Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Jiang, B. 2010. The role of microbial sealing of laminated sediment in exceptional preservation of Jurassic lake biota from Gansu (China). – Zitteliana, Series B 29: 48. – Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft, München, Germany, 06.-08.10.2010. (Oral presentation)
  •  Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Jiang, B. 2010. Determining morphotypes of fossil clam shrimps by Fourier shape analysis: possible implications and limitations tested on Middle Jurassic specimens from Gansu, China. – The 8th International Congress on the Jurassic System, Sichuan, China, 09.-13.08.2010. (Poster)