Short CV/Education and training

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    Undergraduate studies: University of Tübingen, Germany, and University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

  • 1997
    Doctorate: Kiel University, GEOMAR

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    Postdoc: University of Miami, USA

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    Research assistant: University of Hannover, Germany

  • 2004
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification): University of Tübingen

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    Fellowship within the Higher Education and Science programme: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

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    Heisenberg fellowship: University of Bremen, Germany, MARUM

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    Offer of a professorship in sedimentology in Heidelberg, Germany

  • Since 2010
    Joint appointment as director of the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology and W3 professor for geology of the tropics at University of Bremen

Selected publications

  • Westphal, H., Halfar, J., Freiwald, A. (2010): Non-coralgal carbonates in subtropical to tropical settings in the present and in the past. International Journal of Earth Sciences; 99, pp. 153-169

  • Westphal, H., Hilgen, F., Munnecke, A. (2010) An assessment of the suitability of individual rhythmic carbonate successions for astrochronological application. Earth Science Reviews, 99, 19-30.

  • Bornholdt, S., Sneppen, K., Westphal, H. (2009) Longevity of orders is related to the longevity of their constituent genera rather than genus richness; Theory in Biosciences, 128, 75-83



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • PHAETON – F/S Maria S. Merian Reise (German travel guide) 16-3, Mauritania

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Scientific vice president of the Leibniz Association (Leibniz-Gemeinschaft), since 2012

  • Member of the AvH admission committee, since 2012

  • Review board member (Fachkollegiatin) of the German Research Foundation (DFG), since 2012

  • Member of the executive committee, Geologische Vereinigung (German Geological Organisation)

  • Member of the council, International Association of Sedimentologists

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