PD Dr. Damien BECKER

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PD Dr. Damien BECKER
PD Dr. Damien BECKER
date of birth
citizenship
status
June 29, 1970
Swiss
married, three children
professional address
JURASSICA muséum, Route de Fontenais, 2900 Porrentruy
Phone
+41 (0)32 420 92 10 (office)
+41 (0)78 757 27 56 (mobile)
[email protected]
e-mail
PROFILE
Current position
Curator of JURASSICA muséum (since April 2012)
Past positions
2010–2012
Head of the scientific development of the project Paléojura
2001–2012
Research palaeontologist and leader of the Cenozoic research group at the Section
d’archéologie et paléontologie (Office de la culture, Porrentruy)
1996–1998
Applied geology in the private industry (geological offices in Fribourg, Vaud and Jura cantons)
Academic qualifications
2012
Habilitation thesis to the Faculty of Science of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland): Western European mammal diversity and evolution. The contribution of the Swiss record.
Inaugural lecture (10.12.2012): Vertebrate palaeontology. Evolution–Diversity–Locomotion.
2005
Qualification for the positions of “Maître de conferences” at Universities and National Museums
in France (applicant ID: 152249)
2003
PhD degree in Palaeontology-Sedimentology (Geosciences Department, Univ. Fribourg): Paléoécologie et paléoclimats de la Molasse du jura (Oligo-Miocène): apport des Rhinocerotoidea
et des minéraux argileux.
1996
MSc degree in Geology-Palaeontology (Geosciences Department, Univ. Fribourg): Géologie de
la région de Cornaux (Jura/NE) et des marnières de Wallenried et de Cornaux (USM).
Academic positions
2013
Lecturer, Geoscience Department, University of Fribourg (2 lectures/week, Spring semester)
2003–2004
Post-doc research assistant, Geoscience Department, University of Fribourg (6 months, 25%)
1998–2003
PhD assistant, Geoscience Department, University of Fribourg
1996–1997
Scientific collaborator, Geoscience Department, University of Fribourg (6 months)
1995
MSc assistant, Geoscience Department, University of Fribourg (6 months, 25%)
PhD and MSc degree training
2000–2003
Two PhD stages “clay mineralogy and palaeoclimates”, advisor Prof. Thierry Adatte (Univ.
Neuchâtel)
1998–2003
Two PhD stages “taxonomy and biometry of perissodactyls”, advisor Prof. Claude Guérin
(Univ. Lyon 1, France)
1994–1995
Two MSc stages “Palaeontological excavations in the Molasse Basin”, advisor Prof. Jean-Pierre
Berger (Univ. Fribourg)
1994–1995
Fieldwork in the framework of the Research National Project “changements climatiques et
catastrophes naturelles” (PNR31), advisors Dr. Hugo Raetzo (Univ. Fribourg) and Dr. Olivier
Lateltin (Univ. Fribourg)
1993
Basement cartography in the framework of the project SNF 21-37319.93, advisor Prof. Jürg
von Raumer (Univ. Fribourg)
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Research Interests
Mammal palaeobiogeography, palaeobiology and evolution – Rhinocerotoid systematics – Late Pleistocene large
mammals and megafauna extinction – Lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and palaeogeography of the Molasse
Basin and the Upper Rhine Graben
Field activities
2013–
Survey for the cantonal palaeontology in the Jura
2008–2012
Scientific collaborator for the palaeontological excavation of Tavannes (Aquitanian, BE)
2001–2011
Head of Cenozoic excavations along the Tranjurane (JU).
2010
Scientific collaborator for the palaeontological excavation of Wildegg (Pleistocene, AG)
2007–2010
Scientific collaborator for the palaeontological excavations of Rickenbach (Late Oligocene, SO)
and Engehalde (Aquitanian, BE)
1998–2003
Geological and palaeontological fieldwork in the Jura Molasse (PhD degree)
1998–2001
Excursion for children and families in Prealps: “Chasse aux fossiles”
1995–1996
Geological and palaeontological fieldwork in the Plateau Molasse (MSc degree)
1995–1996
Geological mapping in the Jura of Neuchâtel (MSc degree)
Scientific outreach activities
2015–
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Service scientifique auxiliaire en Géosciences
(SSAG) of the Fondation Jules Thurmann (FJT)
2014–
Scientific Editor of the scientific contributions of the Actes de la Société jurassienne d'émulation
2013–
Associated Editor of the Swiss Journal of Geosciences
2013–
Member of scientific committee of the Parc naturel régional du Doubs
2013–
Member of the Scientific Concil of Fondation Jules Thurmann (FJT)
2013–
Elected member of committee of Cercle d'études scientifiques de la Société jurassienne
d'émulation (SJE)
2012–
Member of committee of doctoral school Earth Surface Processes & Paleobiosphere (ESPP) of
Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occientale (CUSO)
2011–
Expert for the educational program «Parrainage pour des travaux de maturité» of the Swiss
Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).
2010–
Member of Commission of Musée jurassien des sciences naturelles
2010–
Member of friend association of Musée jurassien des sciences naturelles
2007–
Member of friend association of Musée d’histoire naturelle de Fribourg
2004–
Elected member of committee of Swiss Palaeontological Society (4 years as Vice-president, 3
years as President, Past-President since 2012)
2004–
Member of Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology
2003–
Member of Natural History Society of Fribourg
Reviewer for journals
Actes de la Société jurassienne d'émulation – Annales de Paléontologie – Carnets de Géologie / Notebooks on
Geology – Federal Office of Topography swisstopo – Geobios – Journal of Archaeological Science – Revue
de Paléobiologie – Swiss Journal of Palaeontology – Swiss Journal of Geosciences
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PUBLICATIONS
Five Most Important Contributions
Kocsis, L., Ozsvárt, P., Becker, D., Ziegler, R., Scherler, L. & Codrea, V. 2014: Alpine forced terrestrial climate
variation during late Eocene-early Oligocene in Europe. Geology 42, 727-730.
Becker, D., Antoine, P.-O., Maridet, O. 2013: A new genus of Rhinocerotidae (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from
the Oligocene of Europe. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 11, 947-972.
Scherler, L., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2011: Tapiridae (Perissodactyla, mammalia) of the Swiss Molasse Basin
during the Oligocene-Miocene transition. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31, 479-496.
Becker, D. 2009: Earliest record of rhinocerotoids (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) from Switzerland: Systematics
and biostratigraphy. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 102, 375-390.
Berger, J.-P., Reichenbacher, B., Becker, D., Grimm, M., Grimm, K.I., Picot, L., Storni, A., Pirkenseer, C. &
Schäfer, A. 2005: Eocene-Pliocene time scale and stratigraphy of the Upper Rhine Graben (URG) and the
Swiss Molasse Basin (SMB). International Journal of Earth Sciences 94, 711–731.
Peer Reviewed Papers (32 in total)
Hiard, F., Mennecart, B. & Becker, D. in prep.: Palaeoecology of fossil ruminants based on astragalus morphometry: potential and limit of statistical tools. Annales de paléontologie.
Becker, D., Dini, M. & Scherler, L. in press: Rhinocéros laineux du Pléistocène supérieur d'Ajoie (Canton du
Jura, Suisse): description anatomique et implications écologiques. Revue de Paléobiologie.
Weidmann, M., Engesser, B., Berger, J.-P., Mojon, P.-O., Ginsburg, L., Mödden, C., Becker, D. & Mennecart, B.
2014: Paléontologie et biostratigraphie de la Molasse oligocène du Talent et de quelques autres localités
du Plateau vaudois (Suisse). Revue de Paléobiologie 33/2, 463-531.
Becker, D. 2014: Review of Mammals of Sansan (Mammifères de Sansan), edited by Stéphane Peigné & Sevket Sen (Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle 2012, Tome 203). Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, DOI 10.1007/s13358-014-0067-5.
Scherler, L., Tütken, T. & Becker, D. 2014: Stable isotope compositions of Late Pleistocene mammal teeth
from dolines of Ajoie (Northwestern Switzerland): palaeoclimatic and palaeoecological implications. Quaternary Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2014.05.004.
Kocsis, L., Ozsvárt, P., Becker, D., Ziegler, R., Scherler, L. & Codrea, V. 2014: Alpine forced terrestrial climate
variation during late Eocene-early Oligocene in Europe. Geology 42, 727-730.
Becker, D., Rauber, G. & Scherler, L. 2013: New small mammal fauna of the late Middle Eocene from a fissure
filling of La Verrerie de Roches (Jura, NW Switzerland). Revue de Paléobiologie 32/2, 139-152.
Scherler, L., Mennecart, B., Hiard, F. & Becker, D. 2013: Evolutionary history of hoofed mammals during the
Oligocene-Miocene transition in Western Europe. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 106, 349-369.
Antoine, P.-O. & Becker, D. 2013: A brief review of Agenian rhinocerotids in Western Europe. Swiss Journal of
Geosciences 106, 135-146.
Becker, D., Marty, D., Pirkenseer, C., Cavin, L., Grimm, K. & Reichenbacher, B. 2013: A tribute to the late
Professor Jean-Pierre Berger (8 July 1956 – 18 January 2012). Swiss Journal of Geosciences 106, 119124.
Becker, D., Oppliger, J., Thew, N., Scherler, L., Aubry, D. & Braillard, L. 2013: Climat et écologie en Ajoie
durant la seconde partie du Pléniglaciaire moyen weichsélien : apport des remplissages des dolines de
Courtedoux–Vâ Tche Tchâ (Jura, Suisse) (pp. 13-24). In Richard, A., Schifferdecker, F., Mazimann, J.-P. &
Bélet-Gondat, C. (Eds), Le peuplement de l'arc jurassien de la préhistoire au Moyen Âge. Deuxièmes Journées Archéologiques Frontalières de l'Arc jurassien. Acte des rencontres 2007. Annales Littéraires de
l’Université de Franche-Compté et Cahier d’archéologie jurassienne, Besançon-Porrentruy.
Becker, D., Antoine, P.-O., Maridet, O. 2013: A new genus of Rhinocerotidae (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from
the Oligocene of Europe. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 11, 947-972.
Becker, D. 2012: Western European mammal diversity and evolution. The contribution of the Swiss record.
Habilitation Thesis, University of Fribourg, 223p.
Mennecart, B., Scherler, L., Hiard, F., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2012: Ungulates from Rickenbach (type locality for MP29, Late Oligocene, Switzerland): biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental implications. Swiss
Journal of Palaeontology 131, 161-181.
Mennecart, B., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2011: Iberomeryx minor (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from the lithographic limestone of Soulce (Early Oligocene, Jura, Switzerland) using relative warp analysis of ruminant
mandibles: Systematics and palaeobiology. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 104, Supplementary Issue,
S115-S132.
Scherler, L., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2011: Tapiridae (Perissodactyla, mammalia) of the Swiss Molasse Basin
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during the Oligocene-Miocene transition. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31, 479-496.
Becker, D., Antoine, P.-O., Engesser, B., Hiard, F., Hostettler, B., Menkveld-Gfeller, U., Mennecart, B., Scherler, L. & Berger, J.-P. 2010: Late Aquitanian mammals from Engehalde (Molasse Basin, Canton Bern, Switzerland). Annales de Paléontologie 96, 95-116.
Oppliger, J. & Becker, D. 2010: Morphometrical analyses of Northern Birch Mice (Sicista betulina Pallas, 1779;
Mammalia; Rodentia) discovered in a rich locality from the Late Pleistocene of northwestern Switzerland.
Comptes Rendus Palevol 9, 113-120.
Becker, D. 2009: Earliest record of rhinocerotoids (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) from Switzerland: Systematics
and biostratigraphy. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 102, 375-390.
Becker, D., Bürgin, T., Oberli, U. & Scherler, L. 2009: Diaceratherium lemanense (Rhinocerotidae) from Eschenbach (eastern Switzerland): systematics, palaeoecology, palaeobiogeography. Neues Jahrbuch für
Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 254, 5-39.
Becker, D., Aubry, D. & Detrey, J. 2009: Les dolines du Pléistocène supérieur de la Combe de « Vâ Tche
Tchâ » (Ajoie, Suisse): un piège à restes de mammifères et artefacts lithiques. Quaternaire 20, 123-137.
Picot, L., Becker, D., Cavin, L., Pirkenseer, C., Lapaire, F., Rauber, G., Hochuli, P. A., Spezzaferri, S. & Berger,
J.-P. 2008: Sédimentologie et paléontologie des paléoenvironnements côtiers rupéliens de la Molasse marine rhénane dans le Jura suisse. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 101, 483-513.
Lapaire, F., Becker, D., Christe, R. & Lütscher, M. 2007: Karst phenomena with gas emanations in Early Oligocene conglomerates: risks within a highway context (Jura, Switzerland). Bulletin of Engineering Geology
and Environment 66, 237–250.
Picot, L., Becker, D., Lapaire, F., Ustaszewski, K., Hug, W.A. & Berger, J.-P. 2005: Sédimentologie, paléontologie et paléoenvironnements côtiers de la région de Porrentruy (Sud-Rhénan, Paléogène, Jura, Suisse):
implications géodynamiques. Eclogae Geologicae Helveticae 98, 281–296.
Berger, J.-P., Reichenbacher, B., Becker, D., Grimm, M., Grimm, K.I., Picot, L., Storni, A., Pirkenseer, C. &
Schäfer, A. 2005: Eocene-Pliocene time scale and stratigraphy of the Upper Rhine Graben (URG) and the
Swiss Molasse Basin (SMB). International Journal of Earth Sciences 94, 711–731.
Berger, J.-P., Reichenbacher, B., Becker, D., Grimm, M., Grimm, K.I., Picot, L., Storni, A., Pirkenseer, C.,
Schäfer, H. & Derer, C. 2005: Paleogeography of the Swiss Molasse basin and the URG from Late Eocene
to Pliocene. International Journal of Earth Sciences 94, 697–710.
Becker, D., Lapaire, F., Picot, L., Engesser, B. & Berger, J.-P. 2004: Biostratigraphie et paléoécologie du gisement à vertébrés de La Beuchille (Oligocène, Jura, Suisse). Revue de Paléobiologie Vol. spéc. 9, 179–191.
Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2004: Paleogeography of the Swiss Molasse Basin and the Upper Rhine Graben
during the HRI 3 (between 17–14 Ma). Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 249, 1–13.
Becker, D. 2003: Paléoécologie et paléoclimats de la Molasse du Jura (Oligo-Miocène): apport des Rhinocerotoidea (Mammalia) et des minéraux argileux. PhD Thesis, University of Fribourg, GeoFocus 9, 327p.
Becker, D., Picot, L. & Berger, J.-P. 2002: Stable Isotopes (13C, 18O) on charophytes gyrogonites example
from the Brochene Fluh section (Late Oligocene-Early Miocene/Switzerland). Geobios 35, 89–97.
Becker, D., Rössner, G., Picot, L. & Berger, J.-P. 2001: Early Miocene ruminants from Wallenried (USM, Aquitanian/Switzerland): biostratigraphy and paleoecology. Eclogae Geologicae Helveticae 94, 547–564.
Picot, L., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 1999: Nouvelles données paléoécologiques et biostratigraphiques sur la
Formation des Calcaires delémontiens (“Delsberger Kalke”, Oligocène terminal, Jura suisse). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 214, 433-462.
Chapter in Book
Mennecart, B., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2012: 12. Mandible shape of ruminants: between phylogeny and
feeding habits (pp. 205-226). In Mendes, R.E. (Ed), Ruminants: Anatomy, Behavior and Disease. Nova
Science Publisher, New York.
Edition
Malvesy, T., Buffetaut, E., Mazin, J.-M., Blieck, A., Becker, D. & Berthoz, A. 2013: Quatrième symposium
«Georges Cuvier» 2012. Revue de Paléobiologie 32/2, 1-152 (12 contributions).
Marty, D., Becker, D., Pirkenseer, C., Cavin. L. & Grimm, K. 2013: Special Issue: A tribute to the late
Professor Jean-Pierre Berger (8 July 1956 – 18 January 2012). Swiss Journal of Geosciences 106, 119-426
(21 contributions).
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Other Papers (12 in total)
Barth, F., Becker, D., Chalverat, J., Comment, G. & Maridet, O. in press: 250 ans de sciences naturelles dans
le Jura. Actes de la Société jurassienne d’Emulation, Porrentruy.
Savoy, J., Scherler, L. & Becker, D. 2013: Variabilité morphologique et biométrique des dents d'Equus germanicus des dolines pléistocènes d'Ajoie (Jura, Suisse). Actes de la Société jurassienne d’Emulation 115, Porrentruy, 17–36.
Rothen, J., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2012: Morphométrie des dents jugales du mammouth laineux (Mammuthus primigenius) découvertes dans les remplissages pléistocènes de dolines d’Ajoie (Jura, Suisse). Actes
de la Société Jurassienne d’Emulation 114, Porrentruy, 17-36.
Comment, G., Ayer, J. & Becker, D. 2011: Deux nouveaux membres lithostratigraphiques de la Formation de
Reuchenette (Kimméridgien, Ajoie, Suisse : nouvelles données géologiques et paléontologiques acquises
dans le cadre de la construction de l'autoroute A16 (Transjurane). Bulletin für angewandte Geologie 16, 324.
Menkveld-Gfeller, U. & Becker, D. 2008: Baustelle Zubringer Neufeld: eine neue alte Fossilfundstelle. Bulletin
für angewandte Geologie 13, 107-112.
Bürgin, T., Becker, D. & Oberli, U. 2008: Ein fossils Nashorn von Eschenbach (Kanton St. Gallen). Berichte der
St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft, Band 91, 123–134.
Becker, D. & Rauber, G. 2007: Equisse de l’histoire des mammifères et gisements fossilifères de Suisse. Bulletin de la Société neuchâteloise des sciences naturelles 130, 5–48.
Emery, E., Tütken, T., Becker, D., Bucher, S. & Berger, J.-P. 2007: Rickenbach unter den Tropen ... vor 25
Millionen Jahren! Bestimmung des Paläoklimas und der Paläoökologie anhand der Untersuchungen an fossilen Nashhornzähnen aus der Sammlung des Naturmuseums Olten. Mitteilungen der Naturforschenden
Gesellschaft des Kantons Solothurn 40, 51–64.
Marty, D., Ayer, J., Becker, D., Berger, J.-P., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Braillard, L., Hug, W. A. & Meyer, C. A.
2007: Late Jurassic dinosaur tracksites of the Transjurane highway (Canton Jura, Switzerland): overview
and measures for their protection and valorisation. Bulletin für angewandte Geologie 12, 75–89.
Becker, D. & Lapaire, F. 2004: La Molasse du Jura (Cénozoïque): Premiers résultats des fouilles et recherches
sur le tracé de la Transjurane (A16). Actes de la Société jurassienne d’Emulation 106, Porrentruy, 45–61.
Hug, W.A., Becker, D., Marty, D. & Oriet, A. 2004: La Section de paléontologie de la République et Canton du
Jura: une brève présentation. Actes de la Société Jurassienne d’Emulation 106, Porrentruy, 9–26.
Berger, J.-P., Becker, D. & Picot, L. 2001: Le Tertiaire du Jura le long du Gazoduc TRG3: premiers résultats
stratigraphiques, paléontologiques et paléogéographiques. Archäologie und Museum, Band 43, 49–54.
Field guides
Koppka, J., Hostettler, B., Marty, D., Reisdorf, A., Waite, R., Hug, W. A., Paratte, G., Jaeggi, Becker, D. &
Borer, P. 2013: Deutsche Stratigraphische Kommission (DSK). Exkursionsfürher (8.05-11.05.2013). Deutsche Subkommission für Jurastratigraphie. Jahrstagung 2013 in Porrentruy (Kanton Jura, Schweiz). Borer
Druck, Laufen, 104p.
Becker, D, Boca,t L., Comment, G., Paratte, G., Rauber, G. & Risse 2012: Paléontologie jurassienne et visite
de fouilles sur le futur tracé de la Transjurane. Economat de la République et canton du Jura, Delémont,
56p.
Scientific reports
Barth, F., Becker, D, Emch, A. E., Girardin-Rossé, S. & Mertz, A. 2014: JURASSICA. Rapport d'activité 2013.
Fondation Medhop, Porrentruy, 51p.
Becker, D, Fuchs, C. & Mertz, A. 2013: Musée jurassien des scineces naturelles/Paléojura. Jurassica 26/2012,
22–28.
Becker, D, Fuchs, C. & Mertz, A. 2013: MJSN/Paléojura. Rapport d'activité 2012. Economat de la République et
canton du Jura, Delémont, 54p.
Becker, D, Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Boca,t L., Cattin, M., Comment, G., Lovis, C., Marty, D., Paratte, G., Rauber, G.
2012: Le Mésozoïque et le Cénozoïque du Jura le long de la Transjurane. Prospection, forages, levers de
coupes, sondages et fouilles. Activités Paléojura. Rapport technique 2011, Paléontologie et Transjurane
35, 81p.
Becker, D. (Coord.) 2011: Bibliographie 2000-2011. Paléontologie et Géologie. OCC-SAP, Porrentruy, 38p.
Becker, D., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Bocat, L., Cattin, M., Comment, G., Lovis, C., Marty, D., Paratte, G. & Rauber,
G. 2011: Le Mésozoïque et le Cénozoïque du Jura le long de la Transjurane. Prospection, forages, levers
de coupes & fouilles. Activités paléojura. Rapport technique 2010, Paléontologie et Transjurane 33, 79p.
Becker, D., Rauber, G. & Scherler, L. 2010: Études et projets scientifiques cénozoïques – Paléontologie A16.
Rapport scientifique 2009, Paléontologie et Transjurane 32, Porrentruy, 28p.
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Bocat, L., Comment, G., Jacquemet, M., Lovis, C., Paratte, G., Rauber, G. Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Ayer, J., Becker,
D. & Marty, D. 2010: Le Mésozoïque et le Cénozoïque du Jura le long de la Transjurane. Prospection, forages, levers de coupes & fouilles. Rapport technique 2009, Paléontologie et Transjurane 27, 61p.
Becker, D., Rauber, G. & Scherler, L. 2009: Études et projets scientifiques cénozoïques – Paléontologie A16.
Rapport scientifique 2008, Paléontologie et Transjurane 21, Porrentruy, 32p.
Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Ayer, J., Becker, D., Bocat, L., Comment, G., Jacquemet, M., Lovis, C., Marty, D., Paratte,
G. & Rauber, G. 2009: Le Mésozoïque et le Cénozoïque du Jura le long de la Transjurane. Prospection, forages, levers de coupes & fouilles. Rapport technique 2008, Paléontologie et Transjurane 19, 71p.
Becker, D., Ayer, J., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Marty D., Rauber, G. & Scherler, L. 2008: Études et projets scientifiques – Paléontologie A16. Rapport scientifique 2007, Paléontologie et Transjurane 15, Porrentruy, 90p.
Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Ayer, J., Becker, D., Bocat, L., Comment, G., Krebs, R., Marty, D., Paratte, G. & Rauber,
G. 2008 : Le Mésozoïque et le Cénozoïque du Jura le long de la Transjurane. Prospection, forages, sondages & fouilles. Rapport technique 2007, Paléontologie et Transjurane 14, 89p.
Becker, D. 2008: Expertise géologique et paléontologique pour le projet de la route de contournement de
Courroux (RCC). Rapport d’expertise inédit pour le Service des ponts et chaussées, 2p.
Becker, D., Mennecart, B., Scherler, L. & Berger, J.-P. 2008: Rapport intermédiaire sur les mammifères
d’Engehalde. Unpublished, 3p.
Becker, D., Ayer, J., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Marty, D. & Picot, L. 2007: Études et projets – Paléontologie A16.
Rapport scientifique 2006, Paléontologie et Transjurane 13, Porrentruy, 60p.
Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Ayer, J., Bardertscher, C., Becker, D., Bocat, L., Comment, G., Krebs, R., Marty, D., Paratte, G. & Rauber, G. 2007: Le Mésozoïque et le Cénozoïque du Jura le long de la Transjurane. Prospection,
forages, sondages & fouilles. Rapport technique 2006, Paléontologie et Transjurane 12, Porrentruy, 72p.
Becker, D., Ayer, J., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Cavin, L., Lapaire, F., Marty, D. & Picot, L. 2006: Études et projets –
Paléontologie A16. Rapport scientifique 2005, Paléontologie et Transjurane 11, Porrentruy, 99p.
Becker, D., Ayer, J., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Cavin, L., Lapaire, F., Marty, D. & Picot, L. 2006: Études et projets –
Paléontologie A16. Rapport scientifique 2005, Paléontologie et Transjurane 11, Porrentruy, 99p.
Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Ayer, J., Bardertscher, C., Becker, D., Bocat, L., Marty, D., Paratte, G. & Rauber, G. 2006:
Le Mésozoïque et le Cénozoïque du Jura le long de la Transjurane. Prospection, sondages & fouilles. Rapport technique 2005, Paléontologie et Transjurane 10, Porrentruy, 67p.
Becker, D., Ayer, J., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Lapaire, F. & Marty, D. 2005: Projets scientifiques liés à la Paléontologie A16. Rapport scientifique 2004, Paléontologie et Transjurane 9, Porrentruy, 68p.
Marty, D., Ayer, J., Becker, D., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Lapaire, F. & Lovis, C. 2005: Le Mésozoïque et le Cénozoïque du Jura le long de la Transjurane: prospection, sondages et fouilles. Rapport technique 2004, Paléontologie et Transjurane 8, Porrentruy, 70p.
Becker, D. & Lapaire, F. 2003: Le Tertiaire (Cénozoïque) du Jura le long de la Transjurane: avec recherche
approfondie sur le site de La Beuchille/Delémont. Rapport d’activités 2002, Paléontologie et Transjurane 3,
Porrentruy, 48p.
Becker, D. & Lapaire, F. 2004: Le Cénozoïque le long de la Transjurane: prospection, sondages, fouilles et
recherche. Rapport d’activités 2003, Paléontologie et Transjurane 5, Porrentruy, 72p.
Becker, D. & Civelli, K. 2002: Le Tertiaire (Cénozoïque) du Jura le long de laTransjurane: premiers résultats
paléontologiques et stratigraphiques. Rapport d’activités 2001, Paléontologie et Transjurane 2, Porrentruy,
42p.
Published Abstracts in Symposium Proceedings (7 in total)
Scherler, L., Tütken, T., Vennemann, T., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2010: Palaeoecological considerations in
Oligocene vertebrates of Western Europe—C and O stable isotope compositions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, p. A921 (Goldschmidt 2010, Knoxville, Tennessee, US).
Mennecart, B., Scherler, L., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2009: Late Oligocene changes in mammal communities
of Western Europe : Warming and Cooling? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29 (Supplement to Number
3), p. 147A (69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 23.-26.09.2009, Bristol, GB).
Becker, D. 2009: Early rhinocerotoids (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) from Switzerland. Journal of Vertebrate
Paleontology 29 (Supplement to Number 3), p. 60A (69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate paleontology, 23.-26.09.2009, Bristol, GB).
Mennecart, B. & Becker, D. 2009: Palaeobiology of Iberomeryx minor (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from the lithographic limestone of Soulce (Early Oligocene, Jura, Switzerland). Actes 2009 bis de la Société jurassienne
d’Emulation, Porrentruy, 59-60 (5th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk,
17th-22th August, Basel).
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Becker, D., Bürgin, T. & Oberli, U. 2006: A juvenile skull of Diaceratherium lemanense (Rhinocerotidae) from
the Aquitanian Molasse of Switzerland: Systematics, Biostratigraphy and Paleobiogeography. Journal of
Vertebrate Paleontology 26 (Supplement to Number 3), p. 40A (66th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate
Paleontology Canadian Museum of Nature Marriott, 2006, Ottawa).
Becker, D. 2004: Rhinocerotoidea and clay minerals of the Jura Molasse (Oligo-Miocene, Switzerland): implications for paleoecology and paleoclimates. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24 (Supplement to Number
3), p. 37A (Sixty-fourth Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology , 3.-6.11.2004, Denver, US).
Marty, D. & Becker, D. 2003: The "Section de paléontologie": Palaeoeontological excavations and exceptional
fossil preservation along the future « Transjurane » highway, Switzerland. Workshop on exceptional preservation, European Palaeontological Association, Teruel (ES), 24.-27.09.2003, abstract volume, ISBN 84607-8874-1, 73-77.
Other Abstracts (64 in total)
Becker, D., Dini, M., & Scherler, L. 2015: Rhinocéros laineux du Pléistocène supérieur d'Ajoie (Canton du Jura,
Suisse): description anatomique et implications écologiques. Abstract, Réunion annuelle de l'Association
Paléontologique Française 2015, Bâle.
Becker, D., Dini, M., & Scherler, L. 2014: Woolly rhinoceros from the Pleniglacial of Ajoie (Jura Canton, Switzerland): anatomical description and ecological implications. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2014,
Fribourg.
Kocsis, L., Ozsvárt, P., Becker, D., Ziegler, R., Scherler, L. & Codrea, V. 2013: Continental climate reconstruction during late Eocene-early Oligocene in Europe. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2013, Lausanne.
Scherler, L., Mennecart, B., Hiard, F. & Becker, D. 2013: The “Microbunodon Event”, or the European evolution
of ungulates during the Oligocene–Miocene transition. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2013,
Lausanne.
Scherler, L., Mennecart, B., Hiard, F., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2013: Evolutionary history of hoofed mammals during the Oligocene-Miocene transition in Western Europe. Abstract, 11th Annual Meeting of the
European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Villers-sur-Mer (F).
Costeur, L., Bapst, L., Hiard, F. & Becker, D. 2013: Ungulate diets through the Cenozoic of Europe inferred
from dental mesowear: report on the first steps of the analysis. Abstract, 11th Annual Meeting of the
European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Villers-sur-Mer (F).
Hiard, F., Becker, D. & Métais, G. 2012: Phylogenetic and ecological impact of Eocene climatic events on European artiodactyls. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2012, Bern.
Becker, D., Rauber, G. & Scherler, L. 2012: New small mammal fauna of the late Middle Eocene from a fissure
filling of La Verrerie de Roches (Jura, NW Switzerland). Abstract, Fourth Georges Cuvier Symposium,
Montbéliard (F).
Becker, D. & Scherler, L. 2012: European Oligo-Miocene rhinocerotids: diversity and ecology. Abstract, Fourth
Georges Cuvier Symposium, Montbéliard (F).
Scherler, L. & Becker, D. 2012: Evolution of non-ruminant, hoofed mammals during the Oligocene and Early
Miocene in Western Europe. Abstract, Fourth Georges Cuvier Symposium, Montbéliard (F).
Hiard, F., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2011: Swiss terrestrial palaeoecosystems of mammals from the Eocene: A
new submitted SNF project. Abstract, 22nd International Senckenberg Conference, The World at the Time
of Messel, Frankfurt (DE).
Scherler, L., Mennecart, B., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2011: Oligocene to Early Miocene evolution of large
terrestrial “hoffed-mammals” in Western Europe. Abstract, 9th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Heraklion (GR).
Scherler, L., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2010: A Tooth Tale: the Anthracotherium bumbachense (Artiodactyla,
Mammalia) from Beuchille (Delémont, Switzerland). Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2010, Fribourg.
Mennecart, B., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2010: Swiss Amphitragulus and Dremotherium (Mammalia, Ruminantia): State of the art. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2010, Fribourg.
Hiard, F., Mennecart, B., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2010: Analyse morphologique et biométrique de restes
postcrâniens de ruminants : données sur les changements environnementaux (Bassin molassique suisse,
transition oligo-miocène). Abstract, 8th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists meeting, Aix-en-Provence (FR).
Mennecart, B., Zulliger, L., Becker, D., Hiard, F., Scherler, L. & Berger, J.-P. 2010: The USM/OMM transition in
Tavannes (Jura, Switzerland): old new localities. Abstract, Molasse Group meeting 2010, Münich (DE).
Hiard, F., Mennecart, B., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2010: Ruminant postcranial remains from Rickenbach
(latest Oligocene, Swiss Molasse Basin): preliminary results. Abstract, Molasse Group meeting 2010,
Münich (DE).
Scherler, L., Tütken, T., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2009: Terrestrial palaeoclimatical and palaeoenvironmental
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reconstructions in Northwestern Switzerland: carbon and oxygen isotope compositions of Early Oligocene
and Late Pleistocene vertebrate remains. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2009, Neuchâtel.
Mennecart, B., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2009: Determination of the paleodiet and the phylogeny of extinct
ruminants using Relative Wrap Analysis on mandibles: case of Iberomeryx minor (Mammalia, Artiodactyla). Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2009, Neuchâtel.
Becker, D., Berger, J.-P., Hiard, F., Menkveld-Gfeller, U., Mennecart, B. & Scherler, L. 2009: Late Aquitanian
mammals from the Engehalde locality (Bern, Switzerland). Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2009,
Neuchâtel.
Scherler, L., Tütken, T., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2009: Carbon and oxygen isotope compositions of Early
Oligocene and Late Pleistocene vertebrate remains from Northern Switzerland – implications for palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironment. Abstract, 6th International Bone Diagenesis Meeting, Bonn (D).
Scherler, L., Mennecart, B. Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2009: Anthracotheriidae (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) of
Switzerland: preliminary results on taxinomy and palaeoecology. Abstract, 11th Joint Meeting of
RCNPS/RCNNS, Fribourg.
Scherler, L., Mennecart, B., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2009: Tapiridae (Perissodactyla, Mammalia) of the
Swiss Molasse Basin from the Late Oligocene to the Early Miocene: witnesses of a biotic crisis? Abstract,
11th Joint Meeting of RCNPS/RCNNS, Fribourg.
Mennecart, B., Scherler, L., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2009: Biostratigraphy of Oligocene-Miocene deposits
based on Ruminantia. Abstract, 11th Joint Meeting of RCNPS/RCNNS, Fribourg.
Mennecart, B., Scherler, L., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2009: Late Oligocene changes in mammal communities
of Western Europe : Warming and Cooling? Abstract, 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 2009, Bristol (GB).
Becker, D. 2009: Early rhinocerotoids (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) from Switzerland. Abstract, 69th Annual
Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 2009, Bristol (GB).
Becker, D., Scherler, L., Tütken, T., Aubry, D. & Detrey, J. 2009: The Late Pleistocene dolines of the “Vâ Tche
Tchâ” coomb (Ajoie, Switzerland): a trap for mammal remains and lithic artefacts. Abstract, CH-QUAT biannual meeting on Geo&Archaeology 2009, Bern.
Scherler, L., Mennecart, B., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2008: Tapiridae (Perissodactyla, Mammalia) of the
Swiss Molasse Basin during the Oligo-Miocene transition: taxonomical study and preliminary results. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2008, Lugano.
Mennecart, B., Zulliger, L., Scherler, L., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2008: Anew Aquitanian fauna in the Jura
Molasse (Sur le Mont, Tavannes, Northwestern Switzerland). Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2008,
Lugano.
Becker, D., Scherler, Tütken, T., Aubry, D. & Detrey, J. 2008: The Late Pleistocene mammalian fauna from
Ajoie (Northwestern Switzerland): stratigraphy, taphonomy, palaeoecology. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience
Meeting 2008, Lugano.
Scherler, L., Mennecart, B., N'Guyen, T.B., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2008: The European Anthracotheriidae
(Artiodactyla, Mammalia) from the Oligocene to the early Miocene: data from the Swiss Molasse Basin.
Abstract, 56th Symposium of vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Dublin.
Mennecart, B., Scherler, L., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2008: The Swiss Oligocene ruminants: preliminary results. Abstract, 56th Symposium of vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Dublin.
Mennecart, B., Scherler, L., Becker, D., Rauber, G. & Berger, J.-P. 2008: The early Oligocene large mammals
of the Jura Molasse (NW-Switzerland): new biostratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental data. Abstract, Molasse Group meeting 2008, Stuttgart (G).
Scherler, L., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2007: Terrestrial palaeoecosystems of large mammals from the Early
Oligocene to the Early Miocene: biodiversity, biogeochemistry and biotic/abiotic events. Abstract, Swiss
Geoscience Meeting 2007, Genève.
Becker, D. & Aubry, D. 2007: La faune mammalienne du Pléistocène supérieur d’Ajoie (Jura, Suisse): stratigraphie, taphonomie, paléoécologie. Abstract, Deuxièmes Journées Archéologiques Frontalières de l’Arc
Jurassien, Delle (F), Boncourt.
Scherler, L., Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2007: Large mammals and flora of the Swiss Molasse Basin: a proxy for
the climate evolution during Oligocene and Early Miocene, preliminary results. Abstract, Neogene Climate
Evolution in Eurasia Annual Meeting 2007, Bratislava.
Scherler, L., Becker, D., N’Guyen, T. B. & Berger, J.-P. 2007: Terrestrial palaeoecosystems of large mammals
from the Early Oligocene to the Early Miocene: biodiversity, biogeochemistry and biotic/abiotic events. Abstract, Regional committee of Northern Neogene Stratigraphy / Regional committee of Northern Paleogene
Stratigraphy 2007, Krakow (PL).
Becker, D., Scherler, L. & Berger, J.-P. 2006: Terrestrial palaeoecosystems of large mammals from the Early
Oligocene to the Early Miocene: biodiversity, biogeochemistry and biotic/abiotic events. Abstract, Swiss
Geoscience Meeting 2006, Bern.
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Becker, D., Bürgin, T. & Oberli, U. 2006: Discovery of a juvenile Diaceratherium lemanense (Rhinocerotidae)
from the Aquitanian Molasse of Switzerland: systematic, biostratigraphical and palaeobiogeographical implications. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2006, Bern.
Picot, L., Becker, D., Grimm, K., De Kaenel, E., Hochuli, P., Adatte, T. & Berger, J.-P. 2006: Paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatical reconstruction using a paleoecological model based on ostracods and X-Ray Diffraction on sediments: an example from the Paleogene of NW Switzerland (Laufen quarry, Jura mountains).
Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2006, Bern.
Picot, L., Becker, D., Cavin, L., Lapaire, F., Rauber, G. & Berger, J.-P. 2006: Transgression and regression of
the UMM in the Swiss Jura mountains during the Paleogene. Abstract, Molasse Group meeting 2006,
Genève.
Becker, D., Bürgin, T. & Oberli, U. 2006: A juvenile skull of Diaceratherium lemanense (Rhinocertidae) from
the Aquitanian Molasse of Switzerland: systematics, biostratigraphy and paleobiogeography. Abstract, Molasse Group meeting 2006, Genève.
Berger, J.-P., Becker, D. & Pirkenseer, C. 2005: The Paleogene of the URG, a key to the relationships with
alpine orogeny: recent results and future studies. Abstract, EUCOR-URGENT 2005, Mont Saint Odile (F).
Emery, E., Becker D. & Berger, J.-P. 2004: The macrommamlian fauna of Rickenbach (Solothurn), Late Chattian, Swiss Molasse: biostratigraphy, paleoecology and paleoclimate. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting
2004, Lausanne.
Becker, D. & Braillard, L. 2004: Molasse, karsts and tectonics: an integrated approach of the relief evolution in
the Northern Jura. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2004, Lausanne.
Becker, D. 2004: Rhinocerotoidea and clay minerals of the Jura Molasse (Oligo-Miocene, Switzerland): implications for paleoecology and paleoclimates. Abstract, 64th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 2004, Denver (USA).
Becker, D. 2004: Rhinocerotoidea and clay minerals of the Jura Molasse (Oligo-Miocene/Switzerland): implications for paleoecology and paleoclimates. Abstract, Réunion des Sciences de la Terre 2004, Strasbourg
(F).
Becker, D. 2004: Paleoecology and paleoclimates of the Jura Molasse (Oligo-Miocene): data from Rhinocerotoidea and clay minerals. Abstract, Molasse Group meeting 2004, Freiburg im Brisgau (D).
Becker, D. 2003: Delémont il y a 30 millions d’années, ses rivières, ses forêts et sa faune. Abstract, Journée
archéologique et paléontologique jurassienne, Porrentruy.
Berger, J.-P., Reichenbacher, B., Becker, D., Picot, L. & Storni, A. 2003: Paleogeography of the Upper Rhine
Graben (URG) and the Swiss Molasse Basin (SMB) from Eocene to Pliocene. Abstract, RCPAS-RCNAS
workshop 2003, Mainz (D).
Berger, J.-P., Reichenbacher, B., Becker, D., Grimm, M., Grimm, K., Picot, L., Storni, A., Pirkenseer, C.,
Schaefer, A. & Derer, C. 2003: Tertiary stratigraphic chart of the Upper Rhine graben and the Swiss Molasse basin: synthesis 2003. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2003, Bâle.
Berger, J.-P., Reichenbacher, B., Becker, D., Grimm, M., Grimm, K.I., Picot, L., Storni, A., Pirkenseer, C.,
Schäfer, H. & Derer, C. 2003: Paleogeography of the Upper Rhine Graben (URG) and the Swiss Molasse
Basin (SMB) from Eocene to Pliocene. Abstract, Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2003, Bâle.
Becker, D., Lapaire, F., Civelli, K., Picot, L. & Berger, J.-P. 2002: Early Oligocene mammals and forests at “La
Beuchille” (Delémont syncline/Switzerland): biostratigraphy and paleoecology. Abstract, EPA workshop
2002, Fribourg.
Becker, D., Picot, L. & Berger, J.-P. 2002: Diversité et évolution des Rhinocerotoidea: un exemple dans la
Molasse du Jura (Suisse). Abstract, Troisième Symposium Georges Cuvier 2002, Montbéliard (F).
Berger, J.-P., Picot, L., Becker, D. & Reichenbacher, B. 2001: Eocene–Pliocene time scale and stratigraphy
from the Mainzer Becken to the Swiss Molasse. Abstract, URGENT workshop 2001, Strasbourg (F).
Berger, J.-P., Picot, L. & Becker, D. 2001: Paleogeography from the Swiss Molasse Basin to the Mainzer
Becken. Abstract, URGENT workshop 2001, Strasbourg (F).
Berger, J.-P., Becker, D. & Picot, L. 2001: The new Gas-pipeline between Rodersdorf and Olten (NSwitzerland): a unique window for Tertiary sediments within the Jura Mountains. Abstract, Molasse Group
meeting 2001, Augsburg (D).
Becker, D. & Berger, J.-P. 2001: Early Miocene Fluvial Environment of Wallenried (USM, Aquitanian/Switzerland). Abstract, SwissSed meeting 2001, Fribourg.
Berger, J.-P., Becker, D. & Picot, L. 2000: Chronostratigraphic chart for the South and North Jura Molasse, the
South Rhine Graben, the North Rhine Graben and the Mainzer Becken. Abstract, URGENT workshop 2000,
Bâle.
Berger, J.-P., Becker, D. & Picot, L. 2000: New digitalized geological map and stratigraphical data about the
Tertiary Molasse in the Swiss Jura mountains (Oligocene-Miocene). Abstract, Molasse Group meeting
2000, Kempten (D).
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Becker, D., Picot, L. & Berger, J.-P. 2000: Stable Isotopes (13C, 18O) on charophytes gyrogonites and clay
minerals, results from the Brochene Fluh section (Oligo-Miocene boundary, Swiss Molasse). Abstract, EPA
workshop 2000, Frankfurt (D).
Becker, D., Picot, L. & Berger, J.-P. 2000: Paleogeographic evolution of the Swiss Molasse Basin and the Upper
Rhine Graben between Late Oligocene and Early Miocene. Abstract, XIth congress RCMNS 2000, Fez (Ma).
Picot, L., Becker, D., Berger, J.-P. 1999: Nouvelles données paléoécologiques et biostratigraphiques sur la
Formation des Calcaires delémontiens. Abstract, Molasse Group meeting 1999, Montbéliard (F).
Becker, D., Picot, L. & Berger, J.-P. 1998: Paleontology and stratigraphy of the Jura Molasse: paleogeographic,
paleoclimatic and geodynamic implications. Abstract, symposium international, Paléodiversifications, terres et mers comparées, Lyon (F).
Invited Talks
Paléontologie, une sensibilisation par le terrain (24.09.2014). Invited talk in the frame of the course Geo--logique! of the event Géologie Vivante 2014, Musée cantonal de géologie, Lausanne.
Mission collection (20.06.2013). Invited talk in the frame of Botanica 2013, Musée jurassien des sciences
naturelles, Porrentruy.
Evolution der Nashörner (Rhinocerotidae) und ihre Verbreitung im Känozoikum Europas (10.5.2013). Invited
talk, Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich.
European diversity of non-ruminant herbivores: A story of migrations (16.11.2012): Invited talk in the frame of
the 5. scientific meeting of the Swiss Systematics Society, Musée jurassien des sciences naturelles, porrentruy.
Les mammifères, hasard de l'évolution ou réussite programmée (22.11.2010): Invited talk, Université Ouverte
de Montbéliard, Musée de Montbéliard (FR).
Les mammifères, actes II de l’histoire du Jura (16.03.2010): Invited talk, Université Populaire Jurassienne, Aula
de l’école secondaire de Courrendlin.
L'évolution des mammifères et la tectonique des plaques (12.11.2009): Invited talk in the frame of the exhibition Oh my God! Darwin et l’evolution, Musée cantonal de géologie, Lausanne.
Rhino, mammouth & Co (28.01.2009): Invited talk in the frame of the exhibition Dino, mammouth & Co, Natural History Museum of Fribourg.
L’évolution des mammifères: chronique d’un règne annoncée (8.3.2006): Invited talk, Société neuchâteloise
des Sciences naturelles (SNSN), Neuchâtel.
Les découvertes paléontologiques sur le tracé de la Transjurane (A16, canton du Jura) – la Molasse du Jura
(06.12.2003): Invited talk in the frame of the Annual meeting of the Société jurassienne d’Emulation, Delémont.
The diversity and the evolutionary trends of the Rhinocerotoidea: an example from the Jura Molasse
(10.06.2002): Invited talk, Natural History Museum of Bern.
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ORGANIZATION COMMITTEES
2014
Palaeontological symposium “Palaeontology” (12th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2014, Fribourg)
2013
Palaeontological
Lausanne)
2012
Palaeontological symposium “Palaeontology – in memoriam of Jean-Pierre Berger” (10th Swiss
Geoscience Meeting 2012, Bern)
2012
SSS day 2012, 5th scientific meeting of the Swiss Systematics Society (Musée jurassien des
sciences naturelles, Porrentruy)
2012
Palaeontological symposium “Fossils, Evolution, Movement” and Field trip in Ajoie (4th Georges Cuvier Symposium, Montbéliard, Porrentruy)
2012
Annual meeting of the Swiss Palaeontological Society (Lajoux)
2009
Field trip to Porrentruy (5th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk 2009, Basel, Porrentruy)
symposium
“Palaeontology”
(11th
Swiss
Geoscience
Meeting
2013,
2008
Palaeontological symposium “Palaeontology” (6th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2008, Lugano)
2007
Palaeontological symposium “Fossils, palaeoenvironments and evolution – the Swiss contribution” (5th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2007, Geneva)
2006
Palaeontological symposium “Tertiary and Quaternary paleoenvironements in Western Alps
and mammal paleontology: a tribute to Burkart Engesser” (4th Swiss Geoscience Meeting
2006, Bern)
2005
Palaeontological symposium “Fossils and evolution through time” (3th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2005, Zürich)
2005
Journée des conservatrices et conservateurs des Musées d’histoire naturelle de Suisse (Section d’archéologie et paléontologie and Musée jurassiens des sciences naturelles, Porrentruy)
2002
Annual meeting of the Swiss Palaeontological Society (Section d’archéologie et paléontologie,
Porrentruy)
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TEACHING
Courses University of Freiburg
2015
Geology, sedimentology and Paleontology of the Molasse Basin (Block course, 28 lectures,
Spring semester) (MSc)
2014
Stratigraphy and palaeontology of the Jura mountains: Fieldwork (palaeontological excavations and stratigraphical documentation) and Lecturing (vertebrate and invertebrate palaeontology), 1 day, Spring semester (BSc)
2006–2014
Palaeontological field courses: Fieldwork (palaeontological excavations and stratigraphical
documentation), Laboratory (washing, sifting, sorting and picking methods for microfossils)
and Lecturing (vertebrate and invertebrate palaeontology), 3 days, Spring semester (MSc)
2006
Mammal evolution and the Swiss record (2 lectures) (MSc)
2003–2004
Applied exercises in micropalaeontology (2 lectures/week, Fall semester) (MSc)
2003
Introduction to the Perissodactyla (2 lectures) (MSc)
1998–2003
Palaeontological and Molasse Basin field trips (8 days/year, Spring semester) (BSc and MSc)
1998–2003
Applied exercises in palaeontology (2 lectures/week, Fall semester) (MSc)
Courses University of Geneva
2013–
Stratigraphy and palaeontology of the Jura mountains: Fieldwork (palaeontological excavations and stratigraphical documentation) and Lecturing (vertebrate and invertebrate palaeontology), 1 day/Spring semester (MSc)
Courses University of Neuchâtel
2009–2010
Palaeontology of the Quaternary, contribution (2 lectures/year, Spring semester) to the
course General Geology (BSc)
Courses CUSO
2012
CUSO-Short Course, 21-22 May 2012: Fossil preparation & Comparative anatomy (coord.
Damien Becker), at the Natural History Museum of Jura (Musée jurassien des sciences
naturelles, MJSN), Switzerland. Comparative anatomy & Nomenclature (3 lectures).
2008
Taphonomy and palaeoecology of large terrestrial mammals (1 lecture) for the CUSO-Short
Course, 5-8 May 2008: Palaeoecology, taphonomy, and the stratigraphic record, at the Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg.
Current students co-advised
Choffat, K. (BSc Univ. Fribourg, 2014-) Les grands mammifères du Miocène jurassien.
Bapst, L. (MSc Univ. Fribourg, 2013-) Meso-usure dentaire chez les Périssodactyles européens de l'Eocène et de
l'Oligocène.
Dini, M. (MSc Univ. Fribourg, 2012-) Analyse morphométrique des restes dentaires des grands mammifères des
remplissages pléistocènes des dolines d’Ajoie (Jura, Suisse).
Hiard, F. (PhD Univ. Fribourg, 2011-) Large mammal evolution from Western Europe during the Middle-Late
Eocene.
Past students co-advised
Mennecart, B. (PhD Univ. Fribourg, 2007-2012) The Ruminantia (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla) from the Oligocene to the Early Miocene of Western Europe: systematics, palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography. (project SNF 200021–115995 and 200021–126420)
Price of the Faculty of Science for the best PhD dissertation 2012
Savoy, J. (BSc Univ. Fribourg, 2012) Variabilité morphométrique des restes dentaires d’Equus germanicus des
remplissages pléistocènes des dolines d’Ajoie (Jura, Suisse).
Scherler L. (PhD Univ. Fribourg, 2006-2011) Terrestrial palaeoecosystems of large mammals (Tapiridae, Anthracotheriidae, Suoidea) from the Early Oligocene to the Early Miocene in the Swiss Molasse
Basin: biostratigraphy, biogeochemistry, palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology. (project SNF
200021–115995 and 200021–126420)
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Hiard, F. (MSc Univ. Fribourg, 2009-2010) Analyse morphologique et biométrique de restes postcrâniens de
ruminants: données sur les changements environnementaux (Bassin molassique suisse, transition oligo-miocène). (project SNF 200021–115995 and 200021–126420)
Rothen J. (BSc Univ. Fribourg, 2010) Etude de la variabilité de la morphologie dentaire des mammouths
(Mammuthus primigenius) des remplissages pléistocènes des dolines d’Ajoie (Jura, Suisse).
N’Guyen, T.B. (MSc Univ, Bern, 2007-2008) Die Anthracotherien des Oligozäns der Schweizer Molasse: Stratigraphie, Paläoökologie und Paläoklima.
Schafer, R. (MSc Univ, Fribourg, 2007) Paläontlogie & Paläoökologie im Delsbergerbecken während des Oligozäns.
Linda, S. (BSc Univ. Fribourg, 2005) Le karst de Glovelier.
Rast, A. (BSc Univ. Fribourg, 2005) Le Cénozoïque du synclinal de la « Verrerie »: étude sédimentologique et
paléontologique.
Emery, E. (MSc Univ. Neuchâtel, 2003-2004) Le gisement de Rickenbach (canton de Soleure, Oligocène): étude
paléontologique des grands mammifères et état actuel du bio-géotope.
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OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Popular articles
Becker, D. 2012: Hommage à Jean-Pierre Berger (1956-2012). Jurassica 25/2011, 57–59.
Poitrineau K., Becker D. & Berger J.-P. 2010 : Mammouths et Cie. La Salamandre, Neuchâtel, Le Miniguide 46,
12p.
Becker, D. & Rauber, G. 2010: L’histoire des mammifères esquissée dans le Jura. Fascicule pour la manifestation Géologie Vivante 2010, République et canton du Jura, Delémont, 35p.
Becker, D. 2010: Jura pays ouvert: un concept vieux de plus de 30 millions d’années... In: Delémont ville et
nature. Éditions du Quadratin, Neuchâtel, 173-174.
Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Marty, D. & Becker, D. 2008: La biologie des Sauropodes. Pour la Science, 374, 34-42.
Becker, D. & Rauber, G. 2008: Les rhinocéros, chefs de file de l’immigration post- « Grande Coupure » du
Jura. Jurassica 21/2007, 52-53.
Becker, D. & Lapaire, F. 2007: Le triptyque scientifique des Conglomérats de Porrentruy. Jurassica 20/2006,
40-43.
Berger, J.-P., Ayer, J. & Becker., D. 2007: Histoire géologique du Jura: émersion et formation d’un relief. In
Hantzpergue, P. & Bichet, V. (Eds.): Jurassique… Jura. Métamorphoses d’un paysage. Société jurassienne
d’émulation et Centre Jurassien du Patrimoine, Porrentruy, Lons-le-Saunier, 57-73.
Ayer, J., Becker, D., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Hug, W.A. & Marty, D. 2006: Les fossiles de la Transjurane (A16): de
la fouille à l’interprétation. Le Cristallier Suisse 4/2006, 10–18.
Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Ayer, J., Becker, D., Hug, W.A. & Marty, D. 2006: Fouilles paléontologiques sur une autoroute suisse. Pour la Science, 347, 33.
Ayer, J., Hug, W.A., Becker, D., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P. & Marty, D. 2005: Paléontologie sur la Transjurane: bilan
provisoire et perspectives après 5 années de fouilles paléontologiques sur le futur trace de la Transjurane
(autoroute A16). GEOforumCH ACTUEL 4, 30-35.
Becker, D. & Rochat, M. 2004: 30 millions d’années d’attente pour une restauration. Jurassica 17/2003, 37–
39.
Becker, D., Hug, W., Lapaire, F., Marty, D., Oriet, A. & Oriet, B. 2004: République et Canton du Jura, Office de
la culture: Paléontologie. Imprimerie jurassiennne, Delémont, 33p.
Popular lectures, field visits, television, radio, press
Creation in Porrentruy of an academic unit in geosciences in association with the University of Fribourg
(01.12.2014): series of media reports (Le Quotidien Jurassien, Le Temps, ArcHebdo, Le Matin, La Liberté,
RFJ, RTS…)
Dinotec and augmented reality (3.09.2014): 19.30 television report, RTS.ch.
Histoire des lieux de sciences (29.07. & 4.08.2014): CQFD program, television report, RTS.ch.
Des primates très proches des lémurs actuels vivaient il y a 39 millions d'années près de La Verrerie de Roche
(12.07.2014): report in the newspaper Le Quotidien Jurassien
JURASSICA muséum, hommages rendus à travers une exposition (15.05.2014): report in the newspaper Le
Quotidien Jurassien
La Fondation Jules Thurmann: Le développement optimal des sciences naturelles dans le Jura. Entretien avec le
Docteur Damien Becker (2014): report in Le Journal du Parlement.
La paléontologie jurassienne s’offre une visibilité mondiale (22.12.2013): Journal program, Radio Fréquence
Jura (RFJ)
Trois nouvelles espèces déterminées grâce aux fouilles jurassiennes (18.12.2013): report in the newspaper Le
Quotidien Jurassien.
Jean-Pierre Berger honoré (17.12.2013): report in the newspaper La Liberté.
Génial, nos ceps ont donné du raisin! (26.10.2013): report in the newspaper L'Impartial.
Sur la piste des rhinocéros préhistoriques (8.08.2013): report in the newspaper Terre & Nature.
Exhibition "Archéo A16" (13.07.2013): Journal program, Radio Fréquence Jura (RFJ).
Surprise guest of Jura Show "Sur les traces de dinosaurs de Courtedoux" (25.06.2013):Television report, Canal
alpha.
Un nouveau rhinocéros jurassien (22.02.2013): assemblée générale d'AMUSBOT, Musée jurassien des sciences
naturelles, Porrentruy.
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Energie dans tous ses états (18.02.2013): Television report, BNJ.TV.
Une exposition didactique sur l'écologie à Porrentruy (14.02.2013): Television report, Canal alpha.
De vrais trésors, ces rhinocéros! (26.09.2012): report in the Journal du Jura.
Les os d’un rhinocéros préhistorique ont été découverts sur le chantier de l’A16, près de Delémont.Un rhinocéros jurassien pourrait voir le jour (17.04.2012): Couleurs locales program, television report, RTS.ch.
Un rhinocéros jurassien pourrait voir le jour (2.03.2012): Television report, BNJ.TV.
The Jura palaeontology (7.09.2009): Impatience program, Suisse Romande la Première Radio.
La doline de Béchat Bovais (27.8.2009): Field visit, Office de la Culture, Courtedoux.
The Jura palaeontology and the project "PaléoJura" (19.08.2009): Television report, TSR1 TV.
The Paléontologie A16 (19.04.2009): Il Giardino di Albert program, TSI1 TV.
Un crocodile sort du bois – la campagne de fouille 08 s’achève en beauté – et publications PAL A16. Press conference (24.11.2008).
Equisse de l’histoire des mammifères et gisements de Suisse. Flash, Radio Fréquence Jura (17.10.2008), and
report in the newspaper Arc Presse Hebdos (12.11.2008).
Hippos in Rage (9.10.2008): Scientific collaborator for television broadcast Netznatur, SF1 TV.
L’évolution des mammifères: chronique d’un règne annoncé (28.06.2007). Flash, Radio Fréquence Jura and
conference in the frame of Paléontologie 2007, Collège Thurmann, Porrentruy.
Les mammouths (13.03.2007): Mordicus program, Suisse Romande la Première Radio.
Le Rhinocéros d’Eschenbach. (19.05.2006): Menschen, Technik, Wissenschaft program, SF1 TV.
L’« arbre » de La Beuchille: 30 millions d’années d’attente pour une restauration (08.03.2006): Deuxième atelier des conservateurs et préparateurs des collections des sciences de la Terre en Suisse, Musée cantonal de
géologie, Lausanne.
Mise en valeur scientifique des collections issues de la Transjurane: exemple d’une fouille oligocène (3.6.2005):
Journée des conservatrices et conservateurs des musées d’histoire naturelle de Suisse 2005, Porrentruy.
Le sentier à remonter le temps (31.8.04): Mordicus program, Suisse Romande la Première Radio.
Les rhinocéros dans le Jura (29.7.2003): Special talk, Section d'archéologie et paléontologie, Porrentruy.
Exhibitions & Events
Scientific manager, exhibition "Museums 3D" 2015, JURASSICA muséum.
Scientific manager, exhibition "25" 2014, JURASSICA muséum.
Scientific manager, exhibition "Oiseaux" 2013, Musée jurassien des sciences naturelles.
Scientific manager, exhibition "Fenêtres du passé, vitrine du futur" 2013, Division technique, Centre jurassien
d'enseignement et de formation, Porrentruy.
Scientific committee, exhibition "Archéologie A16" 2013, Musée Hôtel Dieu de Porrentruy, Musée d'art et d'histoire de Delémont, Centre Nature Les Cerlatez, Musée jurassien des sciences naturelles.
Scientific manager, adaptation of the exhibition "JURA, dans les profondeurs des mers jurassiques" 2013, Musée jurassien des sciences naturelles.
Coordinator, exhibition “Si l'énergie m'était comptée…” 2013, Musée jurassien des sciences naturelles.
Coordinator, exhibition “Arbres singuliers” 2012, Musée jurassien des sciences naturelles.
Coordinator, exhibition “Emergences” 2012, Musée jurassien des sciences naturelles.
Scientific collaborator, exhibition “Paléotoroute” 2011, Musée jurassien des sciences naturelles.
Scientific collaborator, "Dessine-moi un fossile" 2009-2012, educational workshop for the project paleojura,
"Office de la culture", Porrentruy.
Scientific collaborator, "L’histoire des mammifères esquissée dans le Jura", Geo-event for "Géologie Vivante"
2010, 28-29 May 2010, Delémont.
Scientific collaborator, "Journées Portes Ouvertes : Nuit+Jour (projet PaléoJura)" 2009, 22-23 and 29-30 August 2009, Béchat Bovais, Courtedoux.
Scientific collaborator, exhibition "Le clan de la Tortue" 2009, Natural History Museum of Fribourg.
Scientific collaborator, exhibition "Paléomania" 2007-2009, "Espace Courant d’Art" of Chevenez, "Chapelle des
Annonciades" of Pontarlier (F), Arinthod (F), Natural History Museum of Fribourg.
Scientific collaborator, valorisation of the Swiss mammouths for the exhibition "Au temps des mammouths"
2007, Natural History Museum of Neuchâtel.
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Scientific collaborator, field exhibition "Sur les traces des dinosaures jurassiens, rencontre sur le terrain avec
les paléontologues" 2005, "Office de la culture", Porrentruy.
Scientific manager, "Les techniques de fouille des paléontologues: du terrain au laboratoire”, Geo-event for
“Journée archéologique et paléontologique jurassienne” 2004, 4 September 2004, Delémont.
Scientific collaborator, elaboration of the "Chemin à remonter le temps" 2004, "Office de la culture", Porrentruy.
Scientific manager, exhibition and valorisation of the holotype Friburgomeryx wallenriedensis (primitive ruminant) 2002, Natural History Museum of Fribourg.
Scientific collaborator, palaeontological exhibition for “Science et Cité” 2001, "Office de la culture", Porrentruy.
Scientific collaborator, exhibition "La Molasse" 1999, Natural History Museum of Fribourg.
Scientific collaborator, exhibition "Du singe à l’homme" 1996, Natural History Museum of Fribourg.
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