Benjamin Bomfleur

Dr. Benjamin Bomfleur

Institut für Geologie und Paläontologie - Paläobotanik
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Heisenbergstr. 2
D-48149 Münster
Deutschland

bbomfleur@uni-muenster.de
Tel.: +49 251 83-33579
Fax: +49 251 83-21739

   

 

  

  

   

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Akademischer Werdegang

    18 Juni 2010 Promotion in Paläobotanik
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
    Betreuer: Prof. Dr. H. Kerp
    Titel der Abschlussarbeit: Mesozoic Palaeobotany of North Victoria Land – Palaeobiology, Palaeoecology, and Biostratigraphy
    28 Sept. 2006 Diplom in Geologie/Paläontologie
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
    Betreuer: Prof. Dr. H. Kerp
    Titel der Abschlussarbeit: Die Unterkarbon-Flora von Becke-Oese
    2000–2006 Studium Geologie/Paläontologie
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
    2000 Studium Deutsch und Spanisch
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
    1998–1999 Zivildienst, Diakonischer Dienst, Bad Bentheim
    1989–1998 Gymnasium St. Antonius, Bardel

    Beruflicher Werdegang

    Seit Apr. 2016 Nachwuchsgruppenleiter
    Forschungsstelle für Paläobotanik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    (Emmy Noether-Programm der DFG)
    Juni 2013–März 2016 Postdoktorand
    Department of Palaeobiology, Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm
    (Jan. 2015–Mar 2016 im Young Researcher Programme des Schwedischen Wissenschaftsrates)
    Sept. 2010–Mai 2013 Postdoktorand
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity Institute,
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, U.S.A.
    (Juni 2011–Mai 2013 als Feodor Lynen Fellow der Alexander-von-Humboldt Stiftung)
    Sept. 2007–Aug. 2010 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
    Forschungsstelle für Paläobotanik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    2002–2006 Studentische Hilfskraft
    Forschungsstelle für Paläobotanik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    Apr. 2005 Bohrhelfer/Kartierer
    Geologischer Dienst Nordrhein-Westfalen, Krefeld
    Sept.–Nov. 2003 Studentischer Grabungshelfer
    Westfälisches Museum für Naturkunde, Münster
    März–Mai 2003 Studentischer Volontär
    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences,
    Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australien
    Sept. 2001 Studentischer Grabungshelfer
    Landessammlung für Naturkunde Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz
    Juni–Aug. 2001 Studentischer Grabungshelfer
    Westfälisches Museum für Naturkunde, Münster

  • Forschungsinteressen

    • Terrestrische Paläoökosysteme hoher Breiten und deren Bedeutung für die Evolution der Pflanzen
    • Systematik, Biologie und Ökologie spät-paläozoischer und mesozoischer Pflanzen
    • Aussergewöhnliche Fossilerhaltung und fossile Kuriositäten
    • Rekonstruktion fossiler Pflanzen und Vegetationsformen
    • Kutikularanalyse, Mesofossilien und Palynologie
    • Die Entwicklungsgeschichte der Farne
  • Technische Expertise

    • Herstellung von Dünnschliffen, Acetat-peels, Kutikularpräparaten und palynologischen Proben
    • Durchlicht-, Epifluoreszenz-, und Rasterelektronen-Mikroskopie
    • Geologische und paläontologische Geländearbeit
    • Synchrotron Mikrotomographie
    • Wissenschaftliche Illustration
    • Makro- and Mikrofotografie
  • Expeditionserfahrung

    Dez. 2015–Feb. 2016 Unteres Rennick-Gletschergebiet, Ostantarktis (Perm–Jura)
    Okt.–Nov. 2012 Carapace Nunatak und Allan Hills, Ostantarktis (Trias–Jura)
    März 2012 Nordwestliche Provinz Chubut, Patagonien, Argentinien (Jura)
    Juli 2008 Ellesmere Island, arktisches kanadisches Archipel (Devon–Perm)
    Okt. 2005–Feb. 2006 Nord Viktorialand, Ostantarktis (Trias–Unterer Jura)
    März–Mai 2003 Nullarbor Plain, Westaustralien (Pleistozäne Höhlenfauna)

  • Publikationen im Peer-review Verfahren

    In Druck

    • 38 Choo, T.Y.S., Escapa, I.H., and Bomfleur, B.: Monotypic colonies of Clathropteris meniscioides (Dipteridaceae) from the Early Jurassic of central Patagonia, Argentina: implications for taxonomy and palaeoecology. Palaeontographica Abt. B.
    • 37 McLoughlin, S. and Bomfleur, B.: Biotic interactions in an exceptionally well preserved osmundaceous fern rhizome from the Early Jurassic of Sweden. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

    2016

    • 36 McLoughlin, S., Bomfleur, B., Mörs, T. and Reguero, M. (2016): Fossil clitellate annelid cocoons and their microbiological inclusions from the Eocene of Seymour Island, Antarctica. Palaeontologia Electronica, 19.1.11A: 1–27.

    2015

    • 35 Bomfleur, B., Grimm, G.W., and McLoughlin, S. (2015): Osmunda pulchella sp. nov. from the Jurassic of Sweden—reconciling molecular and fossil evidence in the phylogeny of modern royal ferns (Osmundaceae). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15: 126, 25 pp.
    • 34 Bomfleur, B., Mörs, T., Ferraguti, M., Reguero, M.A., and McLoughlin, S. (2015): Fossilized spermatozoa preserved in a 50-myr-old annelid cocoon from Antarctica. Biology Letters, 11: 20150431.
    • 33 Elgorriaga, A., Escapa, I.H., Bomfleur, B., Cúneo, N.R., and Ottone, G. (2015): A new fertile Equisetum species from the Early Jurassic of Cerro Bayo (Chubut Province, Argentina) with unusual pagoda-like structures. Ameghiniana, 52(1): 135–152.
    • 32 Escapa, I.H., Bomfleur, B., Cúneo, N.R., and Scasso, R.: A new fertile marattiaceous fern from the Lower Jurassic of Patagonia: The renaissance of Marattiopsis. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 13(8): 677–689.
    • 31 Grimm, G.W., Kapli, P., Bomfleur, B., McLoughlin, S., and Renner, S.S. (2015): Using more than the oldest fossils: Dating Osmundaceae by three Bayesian clock approaches. Systematic Biology, 64(3): 396–405.
    • 30 Schneebeli-Hermann, E., Kürschner, W.M., Kerp, H., Bomfleur, B., Hochuli, P.A., Bucher, H., Ware, D., and Rooh, G. (2015): Vegetation history across the Permian–Triassic boundary in Pakistan (Amb section, Salt Range). Gondwana Research, 27(3): 911–924.

    2014

    • 29 Bomfleur, B., Decombeix, A.-L., Schwendemann, A.B., Escapa, I.H., Taylor, E.L., Taylor, T.N., and McLoughlin, S. (2014): Habit and ecology of the Petriellales, an unusual group of seed plants from the Triassic of Gondwana. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 175(9): 1062–1075.
    • 28 Bomfleur, B., Klymiuk, A.A., Taylor, E.L., Taylor, T.N., Gulbranson, E.L., and Isbell, J.L. (2014): Diverse bryophyte mesofossils from the Triassic of Antarctica. Lethaia, 47(1): 120–132.
    • 27 Bomfleur, B., McLoughlin, S., and Vajda, V. (2014): Fossilized nuclei and chromosomes reveal 180 million years of genomic stasis in royal ferns. Science, 343: 1376–1377.
    • 26 Bomfleur, B., Schöner, R., Schneider, J.W., Viereck, L., Kerp, H., and McKellar, J.L. (2014): From the Transantarctic Basin to the Ferrar Large Igneous Province: New palynostratigraphic age constraints for Triassic-Jurassic sedimentation and magmatism in East Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 207: 18–37.
    • 25 Bomfleur, B., Schöner, R., John, N., Schneider, J.W., Elsner, M., Viereck-Goette, L., and Kerp, H. (2014): New Palaeozoic deposits of the Victoria Group in the Eisenhower Range, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 26(3): 277–278.
    • 24 Decombeix, A.-L., Bomfleur, B., Taylor, E.L., and Taylor, T.N. (2014): New data on the anatomy and systematic affinities of corystosperm wood from the Triassic of Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 203(1): 22–34.
    • 23 Hübers, M., Bomfleur, B., Pott, C., Krings, M., and Kerp, H. (2014): A reappraisal of Mississippian (Tournaisian and Visean) adpression floras from central and northwestern Europe. Zitteliana A, 54: 39–52.

    2013

    • 22 Bomfleur, B., Decombeix, A.-L., Escapa, I.H., Schwendemann, A.B., and Axsmith, B.J. (2013): Whole-plant concept and environment reconstruction of a Telemachus conifer (Voltziales) from the Triassic of Antarctica. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 174(3): 425–444.
    • 21 Bomfleur, B., Escapa, I.H., Serbet, R., Taylor, E.L., and Taylor, T.N. (2013): A reappraisal of Neocalamites and Schizoneura (fossil Equisetales) based on material from the Triassic of East Antarctica. Alcheringa, 37(3): 1–17.
    • 20 Bomfleur, B., Escapa, I.H., Taylor, E.L., and Taylor, T.N. (2013): Proposal to conserve the name Marattiopsis (fossil Marattiaceae) with a conserved type. Taxon, 62(3): 637–638.
    • 19 Serbet, R., Bomfleur, B., and Rothwell, G. (2013): Cunninghamia taylorii, a structurally preserved cupressaceous conifer from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Western North America. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 174(3): 471–488.

    2012

    • 18 Bomfleur, B., Kerp, H., Taylor, T.N., Moestrup, O., and Taylor, E.L. (2012): Triassic leech cocoon from Antarctica contains fossil bell animal. PNAS, 109(51): 20971–20974.
    • 17 Bomfleur, B., Escapa, I.H., Taylor, E.L., Taylor, T.N. (2012): Modified basal elements in Dicroidium fronds (Corystospermales). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 170(1): 15–26.
    • 16 Harper, C.J., Bomfleur, B., Decombeix, A.-L., Taylor, E.L., Taylor, T.N., and Krings, M. (2012): Tylosis formation and fungal interactions in an Early Jurassic conifer from northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 175(1): 25–31.

    2011

    • 15 Bomfleur, B., Krings, M., Taylor, T.N., and Taylor, E.L. (2011): Macrofossil evidence for pleuromeialean lycophytes from the Triassic of Antarctica. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 56(1): 195–203.
    • 14 Bomfleur, B., Pott, C., and Kerp, H. (2011): Plant assemblages from the Shafer Peak Formation (Lower Jurassic), north Victoria Land, Transantarctic Mountains. Antarctic Science, 23(2): 188–208.
    • 13 Bomfleur, B., Schöner, R., Schneider, J., Viereck-Goette, L., and Kerp, H. (2011): Fossil sites in the continental Victoria and Ferrar groups (Triassic–Jurassic) of north Victoria Land, Antarctica. Polarforschung, 80(2): 88–99.
    • 12 Bomfleur, B., Serbet, R., Taylor, E.L., and Taylor, T.N. (2011): The possible pollen cone of the Late Triassic conifer Heidiphyllum/Telemachus (Voltziales) from Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 23(4): 379–385.
    • 11 Bomfleur, B., Taylor, E.L., Taylor T.N., Serbet, R., Krings, M., and Kerp, H. (2011): Systematics and paleoecology of a new peltaspermalean seed fern from the Triassic polar vegetation of Gondwana. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 172(6): 807–835.
    • 10 Escapa, I.H., Taylor, E.L., Cúneo, N., Bomfleur, B., Bergene, J., Serbet, R., and Taylor, T.N. (2011): Triassic floras of Antarctica: plant diversity and distribution in high-paleolatitude communities. Palaios, 28(9): 522–544.
    • 9 Hübers, M., Bomfleur, B., and Kerp, H. (2011): Dispersed lycopsid cuticles from the Mississippian of Chemnitz (Saxony, Germany), and their implications for the affinity of the putative earliest conifer and for lycopsid palaeoecology. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 167(1/2): 10–15.
    • 8 Hübers, M., Bomfleur, B., Krings, H., and Kerp, H. (2011): An Early Carboniferous leaf-colonizing fungus. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 261(1): 77–82.
    • 7 Kerp, H. and Bomfleur, B. (2011): Photography of plant fossils – New techniques, old tricks. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 166(3/4): 117–151.
    • 6 Schöner, R., Bomfleur, B., Schneider, J., and Viereck-Goette, L. (2011): A systematic description of the Triassic to Early Jurassic Section Peak Formation in north Victoria Land (Antarctica). Polarforschung, 80(2): 71–87.

    2010

    • 5 Bomfleur, B. and Kerp, H. (2010): Dicroidium diversity in the Upper Triassic of North Victoria Land, East Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 160(3/4): 67–101.
    • 4 Bomfleur, B. and Kerp, H. (2010): The first record of the dipterid fern leaf Clathropteris Brongniart from Antarctica and its relation to Polyphacelus stormensis Yao, Taylor et Taylor nov. emend. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 160(3/4): 143–153.
    • 3 Bomfleur, B., Krings, M., and Kerp, H. (2010): Thalloid organisms and the fossil record: new perspectives from the Transantarctic Mountains. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 5(3): 293–295.
    • 2 Moisan, P., Abad, E., Bomfleur, B., and Kerp, H. (2010): A Late Triassic flora from Gomero (Santa Juana Formation), Chile. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 258(1): 89–106.

    2009

    • 1 Bomfleur, B., Krings, M., Kaštovský, J., and Kerp, H. (2009): An enigmatic non-marine thalloid organism from the Triassic of East Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 157(3/4): 317–325.

  • Anderweitige Publikationen

    • McLoughlin, S., Bomfleur, B., and Mörs, T. (in press): The weird world of fossil worm cocoons. Deposits Magazine.
    • McLoughlin, S., Bomfleur, B., and Vajda, V. (2014): A phenomenal fossil fern, forgotten for forty years. Deposits Magazine, 40: 16–21.
    • Vajda, V., McLoughlin, S., and Bomfleur, B. (2014): Fossilfyndet i Korsaröd. Geologiskt Forum, 82: 24–29.
    • Krings, M., Kerp, H., and Bomfleur, B. (2008): Zur Wedelentwicklung und Heterophyllie bei Pteridospermen aus dem Oberkarbon und Unterperm. Abhandlungen des Westfälischen Museums für Naturkunde, 70(3/4): 453–464.
    • Bomfleur, B., Schneider, J., Schöner, R., Viereck-Götte, L., and Kerp, H. (2007): Exceptionally well-preserved Triassic and Early Jurassic floras from North Victoria Land, Antarctica, in Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World – Online Proceedings of the 10th ISAES, edited by A. K. Cooper and C.R. Raymond et al., USGS Open-File Report 2007-1047, Extended Abstract 034, 1-4; Santa Barbara, CA.
    • Schöner, R., Viereck-Goette, L., Schneider, J., and Bomfleur, B. (2007): Triassic-Jurassic sediments and multiple volcanic events in North Victoria Land, Antarctica: A revised stratigraphic model, in Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World – Online Proceedings of the 10th ISAES, edited by A.K. Cooper and C.R. Raymond et al., USGS Open-File Report 2007-1047, Short Research Paper 102, 5 p.; doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp102
    • Viereck-Goette, L., Schöner, R., Bomfleur, B., and Schneider, J. (2007): Multiple shallow level sill intrusions coupled with hydromagmatic explosive eruptions marked the initial phase of Ferrar Magmatism in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica, in Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World – Online Proceedings of the 10th ISAES, edited by A.K. Cooper and C.R. Raymond et al., USGS Open-File Report 2007-1047, Short Research Paper 104, 5 p.; doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp104

  • Ausgewählte Konferenzbeiträge (von 30 gesamt)

    • Bomfleur, B., Vajda, V., and McLoughlin, S. (2014): The spectacular preservation and manifold impacts of a Jurassic royal-fern rhizome “frozen” in hydrothermal calcite. — 9th European Palaeobotany & Palynology Conference, abstracts; Padova. [keynote lecture]
    • Bomfleur, B., McLoughlin, S. (2013): A permineralized royal fern (Osmundaceae) from the Jurassic of Skåne, Sweden. — Joint Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft together with the Palaeontological Society of China, abstracts; Goettingen.
    • Bomfleur, B., (2012): Gymnosperms of the Triassic Polar forest biome of Gondwana. — Centenary meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft; Berlin. [keynote lecture]
    • Bomfleur, B., Decombeix, A.-L., Escapa, I.H., Schwendemann, A.B., and Axsmith, B.J. (2012): Whole-plant concept and environment reconstruction of a Telemachus conifer (Voltziales) from the Triassic of Antarctica. — IPC XIII / IOPC IX, abstracts; Tokyo.
    • Bomfleur, B., Decombeix, A.-L., Taylor, E.L., and Taylor, T.N. (2012): A review of the Petriellales. — Botany 2012, abstracts; Columbus, OH.
    • Bomfleur, B., Serbet, R., Krings, M., Taylor, E.L., and Taylor, T.N. (2011): What is Dejerseya? — Botany 2011, abstracts; Saint Louis, MO.
    • Bomfleur, B. (2011): Plant fossils from Antarctica: Insights into the polar vegetation of a greenhouse world. — Humboldt State University Seminar Series; Arcata, CA. [invited lecture]
    • Bomfleur, B., Taylor, E.L., Taylor, T.N., and Krings, M. (2010): Gymnosperm diversity in the Triassic of Antarctica: the enigmatic seed fern Dejerseya. — 81. Annual meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, abstracts; Munich.
    • Bomfleur, B. and Kerp, H. (2010): A remarkably diverse Late Triassic Dicroidium flora (Corystospermales) from South Polar latitudes. — 8th European Palaeobotany & Palynology Conference, abstracts; Budapest.
    • Bomfleur, B., Burgholz, A., and Kerp, H. (2009): Considerations on the evolution and the distribution of the seed fern Dicroidium (Corystospermales). — 80. Annual meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, abstracts; Bonn.
    • Bomfleur, B., Kerp, H. (2009): Cuticular analysis of a very diverse Late Triassic Dicroidium assemblage from Antarctica. — Botany & Mycology 2009, abstracts; Snowbird, UT.
    • Bomfleur, B., Kerp, H., Hötzel, S., Schneider, J., Schöner, R., and Viereck-Götte, L. (2008): The continental Triassic-Jurassic boundary sequence in North Victoria Land, Antarctica. — Terra Nostra 2008/2, IPC-XII/IOPC-VIII Bonn, Germany 2008, Abstract Volume, p. 32.
    • Bomfleur, B., Kerp, H. , Šimůnek, Z. (2007): A composite fluorescence micrograph of a complete pinnule of Autunia conferta. — In Elicki, O., Schneider, J. (eds.): Fossile Ökosysteme – Annual meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, abstracts; Freiberg. [poster prize awarded]
    • Bomfleur, B. (2004): A new Late Visean flora from the Rhenish Slate Mountains, Germany. — 7th International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference, abstracts; Bariloche. [IOP student travel grant awarded]

  • Peer-review Dienste

    • Alcheringa
    • Ameghiniana
    • Antarctic Science
    • Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
    • Cretaceous Research
    • International Journal of Coal Geology
    • Paläontologische Zeitschrift
    • Polish Polar Research
    • Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
    • Scientific Reports