Lehrstuhl für Paläontologie & Geobiologie




Prof. Dr. Bettina Reichenbacher


  • October 1981 – July 1988 Student of Geology and Palaeontology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, diploma in Geology-Palaeontology
  • 1968 – 1980 School and high school, Mainz and Wiesbaden, ‘Abitur’

Academic career

  • October 1988 – March 1992 PhD student (DFG-funded), Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • June 1992 PhD thesis, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • October 1993 – March 2000 assistant professor (C1/C2), Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • June 1998 'Habilitation' in Geology-Palaeontology, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • Since April 2000 Professor (C3) for terrestrial palaeo-ecosystems, LMU Munich

International activities

  • International Union of Geological Science (IUGS): Co-Leader of the Science Implementation Team (Earth and Life) for the International Year of Planet Earth; Vice-Chair of the German National Committee;
  • International Palaeontological Association: Vice-President (2007-2010).

National activities

  • 2015 – 2018 Member of the Selection Committee for the Allocation of Humboldt Research Fellowships
  • Paläontologische Gesellschaft: President (2004-2006), Vice-President (2002-2003), Member of the advisory board (1999-2003, 2018–current)
  • German National Committee of IUGS: Chair (2001-2004), Vice-Chair (2005-2008)
  • Subcommission Tertiary Stratigrapy: ordinary member (since 2001)