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Matthias publishes PhD paper in... Geology

  • July 16, 2021

Dr Matthias Sinnesael last (of many) paper from his PhD at AMGC is now available in Geology (read it here). A great story showing that cyclostratigraphy and astrochronology also provide great results even in the early Paleozoic, and that they help to decipher global changes in the Ordovician. 

Matthias carried out his PhD thesis jointly between the VUB and UGhent, thanks to a doctoral fellowship of the Research Foundation Flanders FWO. This paper summarizes his work on the Late Ordovician using cyclostratigraphy to understand the extinction and climate change. Thesis advisors were Philippe Claeys and Thijs Vandenbroucke. Matthias carried out a first post-doctoral research stay at Durham University (2020-2021) before joining the Observatoire de Paris to work with Jacques Laskar.


Matthias, full of enthusiasm before sampling the sections described in this study on Anticosti Island, in the middle of the St. Laurent river in Québec.  (Check its location on google map).