Dr. Valentin Fischer
Geologist, Palaeontologist, Ph.D.


Geology Department, University of Liège
B-18, Allée du 6 Août, 4000 Liège, Belgium

I am investigating the fluctuations of ancient biodiversity, focusing on the evolutionary history and tempo of extinction of Mesozoic marine reptiles. To do so, I use taxonomy, phylogenetics, diversity assessments and turnover (radiation, extinction) rate analyses.

As a geologist, I am investigating the relation between local structural geology and carbonate rock weathering in western Belgium and its bearing on quarry development.

I am currently looking for postdoc opportunities. and ULg institutional repositoryTechnical information, mostly phylogenetic datasets, is freely downloadable on the 'Data' section.

Paleontology, Ichthyosaurs, biodiversity, feeding ecology, Cretaceous, extinction, turnover, Jurassic–Cretaceous boundary, Cenomanian–Turonian boundary, Ghost-rock weathering.