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mgr Niklas Hohmann

Research interests

In my PhD, I study how the stratigraphic record alters our perception of evolution. For this, I combine age-depth models extracted from basin simulations with phylogenies and models of trait evolution.

In got my Masters degree at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany. In my thesis, I developed models of fossil formation to examine how sediment mixing, destructive processes, and burial influence ecological and evolutionary inferences made from the fossil record.

Science Outreach and Popularization

  • Video “A geologists perspective on evolution” (2022) [more]
  • Short article “Palaeontology’s greatest ever graphs: The mathematical background of Van Valen’s first evolutionary law”. Newsletter of the Paleontological Association 107:67–69 (2021) [more]
  • Multiple outreach talks about predicting extinction risk of species, shifting baseline syndrome, and using historical ecology to inform conservation efforts (2018-2021).

Software, Web Applications, and selected Preprints

  • Niklas Hohmann, Emilia Jarochwska. 2021. Interactive Web Application ”The Shellbed Condensator” [more]
  • Niklas Hohmann. 2019. R package DAIME version 2.0, Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) [more]
  • Niklas Hohmann. [preprint] 2019. Large Deviations of the Estimated Cumulative Hazard Rate, [more]
  • Niklas Hohmann. 2019. R package IPPP version 1.1, Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) [more]
  • Niklas Hohmann. [preprint] 2019. Conditional Densities and Simulations of Inhomogeneous Poisson Point Processes: The R package ”IPPP” [more]

Recent Conferences Contributions

  • 3rd Palaeontological Virtual Congress (PalaeoVC; 2021) Chair of the session “Conservation Paleobiology – Bridging Past and Future”.
  • 92. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft Online (2021). “The Temporal Resolution of the Stratigraphic Record and its Environmental Gradients” Niklas Hohmann, Emilia Jarochowska, Or Bialik.
  • Progressive Paleontology (ProgPal) Online (2021). ”Modeling the effects of erosion, sedimentary condensation and dilution on paleontological data”. Niklas Hohmann, Emilia Jarochowska.
  • 5th International Meeting of Early-stage Researchers in Palaeontology (IMERP) Online (2021). ”Modeling the Effects of Sedimentary Condensation and Dilution on Paleontological Data”. Niklas Hohmann, Emilia Jarochowska. [more]
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly (vEGU; 2021). Co-chair of the session ”Conservation Paleobiology: insights from deep time to recent past”; Presentation ”Visualizing Sedimentary Condensation , Dilution, and Erosion using Shiny Apps”, session ”Innovations in Scientific Data Visualization (ESSI 4.2)”, Niklas Hohmann, Emilia Jarochowska. [more]
  • Palentological Association Annual Meeting (2021). ”Modelling skeletal enrichment as a result of mixing, advection and disintegration of skeletal remains”. Niklas Hohmann, Adam Tomašovỳch.
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2020 online (2020). ”Modeling hardpart preservation as a result of mixing, advection, and disintegration of skeletal remains in sediment”. Niklas Hohmann, Adam Tomašovỳch.
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly (2020). ”Estimating Downcore Decline in Skeletal Disintegration Risk in Holocene Environments”. Niklas Hohmann, Adam Tomašovỳch. [more]; ”The impact of the Messinian Salinity Crisis on marine biota”. Konstantina Agiadi, Niklas Hohmann, Giorgio Carnevale, Elsa Gliozzi, Constanza Faranda, Francesca Lozar, Mathias Harzhauser, George Iliopoulos, Antonio Caruso, George Kontakiotis, Marco Taviani, Alan Maria Mancini, Enrico Borghi, Ildefonso Bajo Campos, Pierre Moissette, Danae Thivaiou, Stergios Zarkogiannis, Eva Besiou, Daniel Garcia-Castellanos, and Angelo Camerlenghi. [more]



Hohmann, Niklas

Incorporating information on varying sedimentation rates into paleontological analyses Journal Article

In: Palaios, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 53–67, 2021, ISSN: 1938-5323.

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Jarochowska, E.; Nohl, T.; Grohganz, M.; Hohmann, N.; Vandenbroucke, T. R. A.; Munnecke, A.

Reconstructing Depositional Rates and Their Effect on Paleoenvironmental Proxies: The Case of the Lau Carbon Isotope Excursion in Gotland, Sweden Journal Article

In: Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, vol. 35, no. 12, pp. e2020PA003979, 2020, (e2020PA003979 2020PA003979).

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Hohmann, Niklas; Jarochowska, Emilia

Enforced symmetry: the necessity of symmetric waxing and waning Journal Article

In: PeerJ, vol. 7, pp. e8011, 2019, ISSN: 2167-8359.

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