Daniel Falk

Since I was a child I wanted to become a dinosaur scientist. In 2014 I did it! I actually currently don’t deal with dinosaurs, but with Eocene individuals and their exceptional soft-tissues preservation (“Geiseltal collection”, Germany). However, I still have a strong interest in dinosaur excavations, as well as sedimentology, stratigraphy, the reconstruction of ancient ecosystems and museology. I have also worked on Permian ecosystems.


  • Falk, D., Lechner, T. Fuhrmann, A., 2018 (in print). Ein Leitfaden zur nachhaltigen Inventarisierung von geowissenschaftlichen Sammlungen. – Carolinea 76, Karlsruhe, 5-19.
  • Falk, D., Treptow, K., 2017. Biegsame Gesteine!? Itacolumite aus der petrographischen Sammlung des Staatlichen Museums für Naturkunde Karlsruhe. – Carolinea 75, Karlsruhe, 5-11.
  • Legler, C., Barth, A., Falk, D., Mruma, A.H., Magigita, M., Boniface, N., Stanek, K.P., 2015. Minerogenic Map of Tanzania – Map and Explanatory Notes, Ministry of Energy and Mines/Geological Survey of Tanzania, Dar-es-Salaam/Dodoma, 376.
  • Wings, O., Falk, D., Knötschke, N., Richter, A., 2012. Excursion Guide B1: The Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Trackways in Münchehagen (Lower Saxony, Germany) – The Natural Monument ‚Saurierfährten Münchehagen‘ and the adjacent Wesling Quarry, in Richter, A., and Reich, M., eds., Dinosaur Tracks 2011 – An International Symposium, Obernkirchen, April 14-17, 2011; Abstract Volume and Field Guide to Excursions, Universitätsdrucke Göttingen, Landesmuseum Hannover, Obernkirchen, 113-142.


  • Oct 2016 – present: Geology PhD student at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork (Ireland). PhD Thesis: Taphonomy of the Eocene Geiseltal Konservat-Lagerstätte, Germany.
  • Feb 2016 – Feb 2018: State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe (Germany). Scientific trainee/volunteer (full-time): Collection work, research, museum education (guided tours, presentations, pedagogy), exhibition work.
  • Nov 2014 – Nov 2015: BEAK Consultants GmbH Freiberg (Germany). Engineering work in Germany and abroad with focus on ore research and prospection.
  • Dec 2011 – Sept 2014: MSc Geo Sciences at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany). Main subjects: applied palaeontology & stratigraphy. Thesis (partly published): Sedimentology, Palaeontology and Environmental Reconstruction of the Hornburg-Formation, Southern Permian basin (Late Guadalupian, Permian).
  • Oct 2008 – Dec 2011: BSc Geology/Mineralogy at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany). Thesis (partly published): Sedimentology and 3D-Modelling of Dinosaur Trackways of the Lowermost Cretaceous (Berriasian, Bückeberg-Formation) from Münchehagen (Lower Saxony).

Maria McNamara Research Group

Experimental and analytical taphonomy

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), University College Cork (UCC), Butler Building, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30, Ireland