26 November 2020
PD Dr. Oliver Hampe
(Museum für Naturkunde Berlin)
From petty predators to gentle giants: On the evolutionary history of the largest animals that have ever inhabited our earth
Whales developed the most colossal vertebrates with some of the most impressive adaptations evolution has ever produced. After the extinction of the dinosaurs, and with them all dominant marine reptiles, the oceans were conquered now by mammals during the Eocene and we look here today on a remarkable fossil record. The evolution of the large baleen whales is closely connected to the palaeogeographical developments of the southern hemisphere, the glaciation of the Antarctic continent and the corresponding constellation of water currents.
Oliver Hampe studied Chemistry and Geology-Palaeontology. The graduated geologist completed his doctorate in 1991 at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. Since 1996 he is working at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. 2003 he habilitated in Palaeobiology and Zoology at Humboldt University Berlin. His research focuses on extinct aquatic vertebrates, currently with emphasis on marine mammals.
Invited by: Frank Riedel
The videos are available within the FU intranet, and (only with the password) also from outside the FUB:
1. Introduction by Frank Riedel
2.Talk: (50 min.)
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At 17:00 (German time) we will start the discussion, which will be moderated by Frank Riedel.
We changed the video-platform for the discussion, because the one we used so far has caused some problems:
We will now use BigBlueButton, an OpenSource solution, hosted at the FU Geosciences dept. by the section Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing:
If you don’t know BigBlueButton yet, you may want to watch some introductory videos here:https://bigbluebutton.org/html5
Only in case of emergency: In the event that we encounter serious problems, we will use WebEx meeting as a fallback option:https://fu-berlin.webex.com/fu-berlin/j.php?MTID=m71a072e732576b241dd4e85d6dd94c39 Meeting-no: 121 337 3244
Password: request by E-mail.
4.Discussion board: This is the link to the chatwall, which is also already open (without password):