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Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments is an international journal providing a multidisciplinary approach in the fields of Palaeobiodiversity, Palaeoenvironments, and Palaeobiogeography in Earth History. It is a relaunch of the well-known "Senckenbergiana lethaea" and incorporates peer-reviewed original research, review papers and short notes spanning a broad scope of subject matter. Its principal fields of interest are biodiversity of fossil organisms and their palaeoenvironment, comparison of modern and ancient sedimentary environments, palaeoecology, and palaeobiogeography.

Coverage includes systematic studies of all fossil animal / plant groups with a special focus on palaeoenvironmental investigations; palaeoecosystems and climate changes in Earth's history; environment-organism interaction; comparison of modern and ancient sedimentary environments; palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography.

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  • Takes a multidisciplinary approach to palaeobiodiversity
  • Focuses on changes in ecosystems and climate in Earth's history, interaction of environments and organisms
  • Compares modern and ancient sedimentary environments
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  • Peter Königshof
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1.573 (2019)
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1.567 (2019)
Five year impact factor
82 days
Submission to first decision
258 days
Submission to acceptance
33,546 (2019)

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    Gračanica - diversity hotspot from the middle Miocene in the Bugojno Basin
    This issue focusses on the middle Miocene fossil record from the Bugojno Basin, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The site, located in the Dinarides, marks an important spot on the route for terrestrial mammal migrations from Africa and Asia Minor into Europe.

  • Editorial Excellence

    Congratulations to the Editor-in-Chief Dr. Peter Königshof and the Managing Editor Dr. Sinje Weber!

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