Amber Research

Team

Dr. Mónica Solórzano Kraemer
Sektionsleitung Bernsteinforschung

Eingeworbene Projekte und Drittmittel

29/8/2017
Erika und Walter Datz Stiftung

6,800 € for the acquisition of a workstation for the reconstruction of 3D Models
22-25/10/2017
Paleontological Society of America

$400 to support attendance at the Seattle GSA meeting
2017-2020
VolkswagenStiftung

Förderinitiative „Forschung in Museen“ 417,200 €.

Can anthropocene resins (copal) inform us about loss and change of biodiversity?.
2015-2017
Collaborator in AMBERIA 2015-2017 (Science and Technology Minister of Spain)

The cretaceous amber from Spain – a pluridisciplinary study
2014-2015
National Geographic

Global Exploration Fund – Northern Europe – Exploration Application 18 000 €.

Are fossil communities preserved in amber a real image of ancient ecosystems, and can inform us about loss of biodiversity? The Malagasy copal.
2012-2014
Collaborator in AMBARES 2012-2014 (Science and Technology Minister of Spain)

The cretaceous amber from Spain – a pluridisciplinary study
2011
Participation in a German Research Foundation (DFG) grant for buying a Nono CT (DFG Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum – Goethe University Frankfurt)
2009-2013
German Research Foundation (DFG)

Taphonomy and palaeoecology of insects in amber: A comparison of the Middle Miocene Mexican amber fauna with the extant arthropod fauna from a Mexican resin-producing forest in Chiapas, Mexico
04-09/05/2007
Department of Culture, Provincial Council of Álava: Travel scholarship for the 4th International Congress of Palaeontomology with 3rd International Meeting on Palaeoarthopodology and 3rd World Congress on Amber and its Inclusions in Vitoria, Spain
10/2006-02/2007
University of Bonn: Scholarship for women (bridge funding for Ph.D. and post-doctoral work)
10/2002-10/2006
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT): Doctoral fellowship from Mexico City for highly qualified doctoral students
04/2002-09/2002
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): German language course at the Goethe Institute in Goettingen with DSH exam
1997-2002
Fundación Lorena Alejandra Gallardo (FLAG): Support for highly qualified students

Ausbildungen und Anstellungen

ab 2017 Leitung der Paläozoologie I

2013-2016 kommissarische Leitung der Bernstein-Arbeitsgruppe

2010-2013 Postdoc an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in Kooperation mit dem Forschungsinstiut Senckenberg  (DFG-Stelle)

  • Thema:
    “Taphonomy and palaeoecology of insects in amber:
    A comparison of the Middle Miocene Mexican amber fauna with the extant arthropod fauna from a Mexican resin-producing forest in Chiapas, Mexico“

2009-2010 Postdoc an der Université de Rennes 1, Frankreich

  • Thema: Systematic and ecological analysis of Heteroptera and some Diptera in France amber

2007-2008 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Steinmann Institut der  Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn,  Deutschland

Dissertation 2002-2006 Steinmann Institut, an der Rheinische Friedrich- Wilhelms- Universität Bonn, Deutschland, Prof. Dr. Jes Rust

  • Thema: Systematic palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography of the insects in Mexican amber

Diplom in Parasitologie 1996-2001 University of Chapingo, Mexico

Aktuelle Publikationen

(aktuelle Gesamtliste der Publikationen und Abstracts)

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M. (2018). Àmbar-puerta al studio de la dversidad árborea del pasado. La Jornada de Oriente. http://saberesyciencias.com.mx/2018/07/09/ambar-limites-perspectivas-estudio/

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Delclòs, X., Clapham,M., Arillo A., Peris, D., Jäger, J., Stebner, F., & Peñalver E. (2018). Arthropods in modern resins reveal if amber accurately recorded forest arthropod communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201802138

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., & Brown., B. (2017) Dohrniphora (Diptera: Phoridae) from the Middle Miocene Mexican and Dominican ambers with a paleobiological reconstruction. Insect Sytematics and Evolution. DOI 10.1163/1876312X-00002174

McCoy, V.E., Boom, A., Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., & Gabbott, S.E. (2017). The chemistry of American and African amber, copal, and resin. Organic Geochemistry. doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.08.005.

Sánchez-García, A., Arillo, A., Nel, A. & Solórzano Kraemer, M.M (2017). First pondweed bugs (Gerromorpha, Mesoveliidae) from the Early Cretaceous amber of Spain:  new insights into the semi-aquatic and litter-inhabiting fauna. PeerJ 5:e3760 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3760

Peris, D, Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Smith S.M., & Cognato, A.I. (2017). Eoplatypus jordali gen.n. et sp.n., the first described Platypodinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Baltic amber. Organisms Diversity & Evolution. 75(2): 13 – 22. /files/content/forschung/publikationen/arthropodsystematics/asp_75_2/02_asp_75_2_peris_185-194.pdf

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M. and Vega, F. (Eds) (2016). Studies on Mexican amber. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 68 (Special Volume).

Bickel, D. & Solórzano Kraemer, M.M. (2016). The Dolichopodidae from the Mexican amber. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 68 (1 Special Volume).

Drohojowska, J., Węgierek, P. and Solórzano Kraemer, M.M. (2016). First Psylloidea (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha) in the Miocene Mexican amber. Paläontologische Zeitschrift. 90 (1), 185-188. DOI: 10.1007/s12542-016-0290-z

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M. (2016). Vongy- Ein Käfer, ein Comic und eine weite Reise über das Meer. Senckenberg – Natur • Forschung • 146 (9-10). 284-291.

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Peñalver, E., Delclòs, X., Rodrigo, A. (2016). Vongy- An Adventure among scientists. Senckenberg – Natur • Forschung • Museum and IGME (comic in 4 different languages: English, German, Spanish and French). ISBN: 978-3-00-053389-1. www.senckenberg.de/vongy

Cattersel, V., Decq, L., & Solórzano Kraemer, M.M. (2016). Was haben Sie denn da, Kopal. Restauro, 1.

Aktuelle Abstracts

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Delclós, X. Pañalver, E. (2017). Sticky traps vs resin: an actualistic approach to understand the taphonomy of amber. Geological Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. 22-25 October 2017. Vol. 49, No. 6 doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-299890

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Pañalver, E., Carbot Chanona, G.F., Delclòs., X. (2017). Taphonomy of Phoridae in Mexican amber. Colloquium on Latin American Earth Science (LAK). 5-8.04.2017 in Heidelberg, Germany. Abstract pag. 74.

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Pañalver, E., Carbot Chanona, G.F., Delclòs., X. (2017). Taphonomy of Phoridae in Mexican amber. Entomologentagung of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie (DGAAE). 13-16.03.2017 in Freising, Germany. Abstract pag. 57-58.

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Enrique Peñalver, Antonio Arillo, David Peris, Frauke Stebner, Atahualpa S. Kraemer & Xavier Delclòs (2016). Sticky traps and resin vs. amber: an actualistic approach in Mexican and Malagasy forests. 7th International Congress of Palaeontomology with 5rd International Meeting on Palaeoarthopodology and 6rd World Congress on Amber and its Inclusions, 26.4- 01.05.2016, Edinburgh, Scotland. Pag. 50

Robin Kunz
Technischer Assistent Bernsteinforschung
Claudia Franz
Technische Assistentin (Teilzeit, außerdem technische REM-Betreuung und mikropaläontologische Sammlungen)