PhD presentations SIMON & OTTO


Date(s) - 13/01/2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hörsaal Geologie (310/EG/030)


Faunal Resource Selection in the Late Glacial of the Western Mediterranean

In this talk I will present the results of the site research for my PhD. Analyzing the faunal data from Late Glacial sites in the Western Mediterranean, some temporal and spatial trends could be identified. 

It seems that Greenland Interstadial 1 (15-13ka) brought along changes in the large mammal spectrum, in addition to the addition of snails to the diet, that cannot be identified for the Iberian Peninsula.

by Taylor Otto


Comparisons as a Method in Geography Textbooks: Results from an International Comparative Analysis

Although comparing tasks are widely used in geography classes, there is neither a framework for their implementation nor a scientific study of their precise use. This presentation aims to present the theoretical framework, the methods and the first results of an international study of 20 textbooks form Germany, France and England. 

In this study, we develop a reliable typology and a framework for the categorisation of comparison tasks’ objectives that can contribute to transform comparison tasks into meaningful tasks aiming at enhancing pupils’ autonomous and critical thinking as well as geographical skills and methods.

by Marine Simon