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Details of Dr. Björn Berning   


Gender male
Job title Collection Manager
Biology Centre Linz, Upper Austrian State Museum (
Welser Str. 20 Linz-Leonding 4060
Biology Centre Linz, Upper Austrian State Museum Welser Str. 20
Nationality Germany
Tel +43-732-7720-52398
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Degree PhD
Job type Research , Institutional Management
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Besides managing the museum's Palaeontology and Bryozoa collections, my research interests are fossil and Recent seamount and island bryozoans, their (palaeo)biogeography, ecology, and evolution.
Research Region 36
Working languages English; German
Skills/Expertise Marine Bryozoa
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Björn BERNING)

Ávila, S.P., Ramalho, R.S., Habermann, J.M., Quartau, R., Kroh, A., Berning, B., Johnson, M.E., Kirby, M.X., Zanon, V., Titschack, J., Goss, A., Rebelo, A.C., Melo, C., Madeira, P., Cordeiro, R., Meireles, R., Bagaço, L., Hipólito, A., Uchman, A., da Silva, C.M., Cachão, M. and Madeira, J. [2015] Palaeoecology, taphonomy, and preservation of a lower Pliocene shell bed (coquina) from a volcanic oceanic island (Santa Maria Island, Azores) Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 430, 57-73
Wisshak, M., Berning, B., Jakobsen, J. and Freiwald, A. [2015] Temperate carbonate production: biodiversity of calcareous epiliths from intertidal to bathyal depths (Azores) Marine Biodiversity, 45, 87-112
Zágorsek, K., Ramalho, L.V., Berning, B. and Távora, V.A. [2014] A new genus of the family Jaculinidae (Cheilostomata, Bryozoa) from the Miocene of the tropical western Atlantic Zootaxa, 3838, 98-112
Berning, B. [2013] New and little-known Cheilostomata (Bryozoa, Gymnolaemata) from the NE Atlantic European Journal of Taxonomy, 44, 1-25
Taylor, P.D., Berning, B. and Wilson, M.A. [2013] Reinterpretation of the Cambrian 'bryozoan' Pywackia as an octocoral Journal of Paleontology, 87, 984-990
Kuklinski, P., Taylor, P.D., Denisenko, N.V. and Berning, B. [2013] Atlantic origin of the Arctic biota? Evidence from phylogenetic and biogeographical analysis of the cheilostome bryozoan genus Pseudoflustra PLoS ONE, 8(3), e59152
Berning, B. [2012] Taxonomic notes on some Cheilostomata (Bryozoa) from Madeira Zootaxa, 3236, 36-54
Berning, B. & Ostrovsky, A.N. 2011. Omanipora pilleri nov.gen. nov.spec., a new lepraliomorph bryozoan (Cheilostomata) from Oman. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A 113: 511-523.
Ostrovsky, A.N., Cáceres-Chamizo, J.P., Vávra, N. & Berning, B. 2011. Bryozoa of the Red Sea: history and current state of research. In: Wyse Jackson, P.N. & Spencer Jones, M.E. (eds), Annals of Bryozoology 3: Aspects of the History of Research on Bryozoans. International Bryozoology Association, Dublin, pp. 67-97.
Berning, B., Tilbrook, K.J. & Rosso, A. 2008. Revision of the north-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean species of the genera Herentia and Therenia (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata). Journal of Natural History 42(21-22): 1509-1547. doi:10.1080/00222930802109140
Berning, B. 2008. Evidence for sublethal predation and regeneration among living and fossil ascophoran bryozoans. In: Hageman, S.J., Key, M.M. & Winston, J.E. (eds), Bryozoan Studies 2007. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 15: 1-7.
Berning, B. 2007. The Mediterranean bryozoan Myriapora truncata (Pallas, 1766): a potential indicator of (palaeo-) environmental conditions. Lethaia 40: 221-232. doi:10.1111/j.1502-3931.2007.00019.x
Geldmacher, J., Hoernle, K., Klügel, A., van den Bogaard, P., Wombacher, F. & Berning, B. 2006. Origin and geochemical evolution of the Madeira-Tore Rise (eastern North Atlantic). Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth) 111: B09206. doi:10.1029/2005JB003931
Berning, B. 2006. The cheilostome bryozoan fauna from the Late Miocene of Niebla (Guadalquivir Basin, SW Spain): environmental and biogeographic implications. Mitteilungen aus dem Geologisch-Paläontologischen Institut der Universität Hamburg 90: 7-156.
Harzhauser, M., Kroh, A., Mandic, O., Piller, W.E., Göhlich, U., Reuter, M., Berning, B. 2007. Biogeographic responses to geodynamics: a key study all around the Oligo-Miocene Tethyan Seaway. Zoologischer Anzeiger 246(4): 241-256. doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2007.05.001
Berning, B. & Kuklinski, P. 2008. North-east Atlantic and Mediterranean species of the genus Buffonellaria (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata): implications for biodiversity and biogeography. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 152(3): 537-566. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2007.00379.x
Berning, B., Reuter, M., Piller, W.E., Harzhauser, M., Kroh, A. 2009. Larger foraminifera as a substratum for encrusting bryozoans (Late Oligocene, Tethyan Seaway, Iran). Facies 55(2): 227-241. doi:10.1007/s10347-008-0169-x
Pizzaferri, C. & Berning, B. 2007. Taxonomic notes on some cheilostome Bryozoa from the Pliocene of the Western Emilia region (N Italy). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 113(1): 97-108.

Created: 2011-12-27 Last Updated: 2016-06-16