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Dr. Borhan Bagherpour

Borhan Bagherpour

Research Assistant
Paleontological Institute
University of Zurich
Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4
8006 Zurich

  +41 76 727 32 77

  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        I am a geologist with expertise on paleoenvironmental analysis and global changes. I use different geochemical (organic carbon, inorganic carbon, oxygen, strontium isotopes), paleontological (foraminifera), sedimentological, and chronological (paleontological and radiometric) proxies to reconstruct global changes.
I have been extensively working on Permian-Triassic and Paleocene-Eocene environmental deterioration and mass extinction.
I am also very interested in the recent global warming.
PAGES interests        ECN, PALEOLINK, Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society - VICS, Future Earth
Topics        Biogeochemical processes, Carbon cycle, Chronology, Climate variability, Extreme events, Sea level and coastal processes, Volcanoes
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Future projection, Holocene, Last millennia, Last glacial cycle, Neogene, Observational period, Paleogene, Pleistocene, Pre-Cenozoic
Regions        Africa, Antarctic region, Arctic, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Global, Mediterranean, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere, Mid-latitude Southern Hemisphere, Neotropics, North America, Pacific Ocean, South America, Subtropics, Tropics, World ocean
Archives        Boreholes, Corals/bivalves, Fluvial deposits, Ice cores/glaciers, Lake sediments, Ocean sediments, Pollen, Speleothems
Sector        Academia / Education, Business/Industry, Data management, Outreach/Communication, Research, Science management, Science policy
Discipline        Chronology, Geochemistry, (Micro)paleontology, (Paleo)climatology, (Paleo)ecology, (Paleo)limnology, (Paleo)oceanography, Palynology, Radiocarbon dating, Sedimentology
Computers        ArcGIS, MySQL, R
Laboratory        Bark beetles, Charcoal, Diatoms, Geochemistry, Grain-size, Isotopes, Macrofossils, Magnetic susceptibility, Microfossils (foraminifera, ostracods, etc), NIRS, Non-pollen polymorphs, Pollen, Radionuclides, XRF



Peer-reviewed journals:

• Bagherpour B and Vaziri MR. 2012. Facies, paleoenvironment, carbonate platform and facies changes across Paleocene Eocene of the Taleh Zang Formation in the Zagros Basin, SW-Iran. Historical biology, DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2011.587185 ISSN 0891-2963 print/ISSN 1029-2381.
• Brosse, M., Baud, A., Bagherpour, B., Frisk, Å.M., Kuang Guodun, Bucher, H. & Goudemand, N. 2015. Exceptional conodont record from the Early Triassic microbialite from Guangxi (South China): Taxonomy and possible implications for the definition of the base of the Triassic System. Palaeontology 58: 563-584.
• Hautmann, M., Bagherpour, B., Brosse, M., Frisk, Å., Hofmann, R., Baud, A., Nützel, Goudemand, N. & Bucher, H. 2015. Competition in slow motion: The unusual case of benthic marine communities in the wake of the end-Permian mass extinction. Palaeontology doi: 10.1111/pala.12186.
• Bagherpour, B., Bucher, H., Baud, B., Brosse, M., Vennemann, T., Martini, R., Guodun, K., 2017. Onset, development, and cessation of basal Early Triassic microbialites (BETM) in the Nanpanjiang pull-apart Basin, South China Block. Gondwana Research, 44: 178-204.
• Baresel, B., Bucher, H., Bagherpour, B., Brosse, M., Guodun, K. & Schaltegger, U. 2017. Timing of global regression and microbial bloom linked with the Permian-Triassic boundary mass extinction: implications for driving mechanisms. Nature Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/srep43630.
• Bagherpour, B., Bucher, H., Schneebeli-Hermann, E., Vennemann, T., Chiaradia, M., Shen, SZ., 2018. A new late eruptive phase of Emeishan LIP: Evidence from facies, C and Sr isotopes chemostratigraphy. Gondwana Research 58, 58–70.
• Bagherpour, B., Bucher, H., Yuan, DX., Leu, M., C, Zhang., Shen, SZ., 2018. Early Wuchiapingian (Lopingian, late Permian) drowning event in the South China block suggests a late eruptive phase of Emeishan large Igneous Province. Global and planetary change
169, 119-132.
• Bagherpour, B., Bucher, H., Vennemann, T., Schneebeli-Hermann, E., Yuan, DX., Shen,
SZ., Leu, M., Under review. Are Late Permian carbon isotope excursions of local or of global significance? GSA Bulletin xxx, xxx-xxx.


• Ataabadi MM, Khosravi E, Abbassi N, Bagherpour B. 2008. New vertebrate fossil footprints from iran. The second international congress on ichnology, Poland
• Bagherpour B, Vaziri MR, A Kheradmand.2009. Depositional environment and sequence stratigraphy of the Talehzang Formation at Maleh Koh anticline (Lower-Middle Eocene, Zagros Basin, Iran),Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene, Newzeland.
• Morgane Brosse, Nicolas Goudemand, Åsa M. Frisk, Aymon Baud, Borhan Bagherpour, Hugo Bucher. 2013. New conodonts from the Griesbachian microbialite in South China: implications for an improved definition of the base of the Triassic. 11th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Lausanne.
• Hautmann, M., Brosse, M., Bagherpour, B., Frisk, Å., Hofmann, R., Baud, A., Nützel, A. & Bucher, H. Benthic recovery from the end-Permian mass extinction: New insights from an exceptional lagerstätte of South China. GSA Annual Meeting Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2014.
• Brosse, M., Goudemand, N., Frisk, Å.M., Baud, A., Bagherpour, B., Guodun, K., Bucher, H. Early Triassic (Griesbachian) conodonts from the Wuzhuan section, Nanpanjiang Basin, South China. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, British Columbia, October 2014.
• Borhan Bagherpour, Aymon Baud, Morgane Brosse, Åsa M. Frisk, Kuang Guodun and Hugo Bucher. 2014. Permian-Triassic boundary and its microbialites in shallow marine carbonate platform setting from Nanpanjiang Basin, South China. 12th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Fribourg.
• Brosse M., Goudemand N., Frisk Å.M., Baud A., Bagherpour B. & Bucher H. 2013. New conodonts from the Griesbachian microbialite in South China: implications for an improved definition of the base of the Triassic. Palaeontological Association Meeting, Zürich.
• Baresel, B., Bucher, H., Brosse, M., Bagherpour, B., and Schaltegger, U. (2015). High precision time calibration of the Permian-Triassic boundary mass extinction event in a deep marine context. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna 12-17 April, abstract number EGU2015-10130.
• Bagherpour, B., Bucher, H., Brosse, M., Baud, A., Frisk, A. M., Guodun, K.: Onset, development and cessation of the Permian-Triassic boundary microbialite in the Nanpanjiang Basin (South China). 2nd International Congress on Stratigraphy STRATI 2015, 19. - 23. July 2015, Graz, Austria.
• Bagherpour B., Bucher H., Baresel B., Baud A., Brosse M., Martini R., Vennemann T., Guodun K., & Schaltegger U. Paleoenvironmental controls on earliest Triassic microbialites in the Nanpanjiang Basin (South China). GSA, Denver Co., USA, 25-28/09/2016.
• Baresel B., Bucher H., Brosse M., Bagherpour B., and Schaltegger U. High precision dating of mass extinction events: a combined zircon geochronology, apatite tephrochronology, and Bayesian age modelling approach of the Permian-Triassic boundary extinction., EGU General Assembly, Vienna, abstract number EGU2016-15085. 17-22/04/2016.
• Borhan Bagherpour, Hugo Bucher, Dong-Xun Yuan, Shu-zhong Shen, Marc Leu, and Chao Zhang. Did volcanic activity of the Emeishan large igneous province expand in Wuchiapingian times? EGU 2017, Vienna, Austria.
• Bjoern Baresel, Hugo Bucher, Borhan Bagherpour, Morgane Brosse, Kuang Guodun, and Urs Schaltegger. Timing of global regression and microbial bloom linked with the Permian-Triassic boundary mass extinction: implications for driving mechanisms. EGU 2017, Vienna, Austria.
• Bagherpour B, Bucher H., Vennemann T., Chiaradia M., Schneebeli-Hermann E., Schaltegger U., Yuan Dx., Leu M., Zhang C., Shen Sz. C and Sr isotope chemostratigraphy and the extension of Emeishan volcanism to early Wuchiapingian time: new insights from the Middle-Late Permian transition in South China. Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2017, Davos, Switzerland.
• B. Bagherpour, H. Bucher, T. Vennemann, E. Schneebeli-Hermann, D-X. Yuan, M. Leu, C. Zhang, S-Z. Shen. Late Permian carbon isotope chemostratigraphy: pitfalls and opportunities. ISC 2018, Quèbec City, Canada.