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author dmaDaniel A. Morón-Alfonso. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Departamento de Ciencias Geológicas, Área de Paleontología, Ciudad Universitaria, Pab. 2, C1428EGA, Buenos Aires, Argentina. CONICET-Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto de Estudios Andinos “Don Pablo Groeber” (IDEAN), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Daniel Andrés Morón-Alfonso is a paleontologist focused on invertebrates, principally cephalopods and other mollusks. In 2018 he obtained a M.Sc. degree in Paleontology from the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina). Subjects of interest include macroevolutionary patterns, palaeobiology, palaeoecology, virtual palaeontology, morphometric and geomorphometric techniques, and dynamical systems applied to biological problems. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student of Geologic Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. This research is centered on the development and application of virtual techniques to study the palaeobiology of Antarctic ammonoids.

 

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author rhRené Hoffmann. Institute of Geology, Mineralogy, & Geophysics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44801 Bochum, Germany.

René Hoffmann received a diploma and a PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2005 and in 2009 respectively. His research interests have primarily focused on ammonites, an extinct group of cephalopods. Over the years he extended his research to living cephalopods. Hoffmann is mainly interested in the palaeobiology and palaeoecology of the ammonites. He has conducted field research in Japan, Russia, and Morocco. Hoffmann applied first non-invasive imaging methods such as computed-tomography to reconstruct the complex internal architecture of ammonite shells. In recent years more geochemical proxy data were applied to decipher the palaeoecology and palaeobiology of this extinct group that ruled the world oceans for hundreds of millions of years. This research started at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum were he is the head of the microanalytical laboratories.

 

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author mcMarcela Cichowolski. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Departamento de Ciencias Geológicas, Área de Paleontología, Ciudad Universitaria, Pab. 2, C1428EGA, Buenos Aires, Argentina. CONICET-Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto de Estudios Andinos “Don Pablo Groeber” (IDEAN), Buenos Aires, Argentina.  

Dr. Marcela Cichowolski is a paleontologist focusing on cephalopods. She teaches Invertebrate Paleontology at the University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, where she also develops her studies on cephalopods. She worked with Cretaceous nautilids from Argentina and Antarctica during her PhD, and after that she started to study Palaeozoic cephalopods from southern South America.

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