Anton Franz-Josef Wroblewski portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Research Statement

Holistic integration of sedimentological, ichnological, paleontological, and paleogeographic data is critical to fully addressing questions related to the impacts of various driving mechanisms like climate, tectonics, sea level, and external forcing mechanisms on biological and sedimentary systems. My research on fluvial and shallow marine clastic environments relies heavily on incorporating all available data sets into a "total evidence" approach. In this way, seemingly contradictory lines of evidence can be reconciled and placed in an appropriate context in a way that would not be possible by focussing on only a single data set. I am espacially interested in the role of environmental perturbation on local and regional biological communities and the feedback loop that initiates with local sedimentary processes and deposits.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • South Africa
    Deltaics of the Permian Tanqua and Lainsburg sub-basins are a place I've spent not nearly enough time.
  • United States of America
    Sedimentological and Ichnological Research Projects.