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Research interests:
  • Evolutionary ecology of brachiopods
    • Triassic (Alps, Carpathians),
    • Jurassic (Carpathians, Swabian-Franconian Alb, Swiss Jura, Moroccan High Atlas),
    • Cretaceous (Carpathians, Cantabria),
    • Recent (San Juan Islands, Red Sea),
  • end-Triassic mass extinction event
  • taphonomy of shell beds
  • compositional fidelity of fossil assemblages
  • Paleobiology Database



Current projects:

VEGA 2/0136/15 - Tracing changes in seawater temperature during the end-Triassic mass extinction and during the Early Jurassic in the western Tethys (Western Carpathians and Eastern Alps)


Closed projects:

NSF-EAR 1124318 - Temporal resolution in benthic assemblages: assessing and modeling the roles of burial dynamics, seafloor type, and intrinsic factors using (un)natural experiments
APVV 0644-10 - Assessing taphonomic and geochemical approaches in evaluating spatial and temporal turnover of marine invertebrate paleocommunities
VEGA 2/0068/11 - Assessment of taphonomic and geochemical methods in evaluating the stability of marine ecosystems during the Jurassic
DEB-0919451 - Bivalves in Time and Space: Testing the accuracy of methods to reconstruct ancestral morphology, dates, geography, and diversification patterns
APVV 0248-07 - Evaluating and modeling ecological stability and turnover of Jurassic communities

Selected publications

TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - JABLONSKI, D. - BERKE, S.K. - KRUG, A.Z. - VALENTINE, J.W. Nonlinear thermal gradients shape broad-scale patterns in geographic range size and can reverse Rapoport's rule. In Global Ecology and Biogeography, 2015, vol. 24, no. 2, p. 157-167.
CHATTOPADHYAY, D. - ZUSCHIN, M. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Effects of a high-risk environment on edgedrilling behavior: inference from Recent bivalves from the Red Sea. In Paleobiology, 2014, vol. 40, p. 34-49.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - DOMINICI, S. - ZUSCHIN, M. - MERLE, D. Onshore-offshore gradient in metacommunity turnover emerges only over macroevolutionary time-scales. In Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.Series B, Biological Sciences, 2014, vol. 281, dOI 10.1098/rspb.2014.1533.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - KIDWELL, S. M. - FOYGEL BARBER, R. - KAUFMAN, D. S. Long-term accumulation of carbonate shells reflects a 100-fold drop in loss rate. In Geology, 2014, vol. 42, p. 819-822.
VOLLSTAEDT, H. - EISENHAUER, A. - WALLMANN, K. - BÖHM, F. - FIETZKE, J. - LIEBETRAU, V. - KRABBENHÖFT, A. - FARKAŠ, J. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - RADDATZ, J. - VEIZER, J. The Phanerozoic δ88/86Sr record of seawater: New constraints on past changes in oceanic carbonate fluxes. In Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2014, vol. 128, p. 249-265.
BERKE, S.K. – JABLONSKI, D. – KRUG, A.Z. – ROY, K. – TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Beyond Bergmann's rule: size-latitude relationships in marine Bivalvia world-wide. In Global Ecology and Biogeography, 2013, vol. 22, no. 2, p. 173-183.
HILLEBRANDT, A. - KRYSTYN, L. - KÜRSCHNER, W. M. - BONIS, N. R. - RUHL, M. - RICHOZ, S. - SCHOBBEN, M. A. N. - URLICHS, M. - BOWN, P.R. - KMENT, K. - MCROBERTS, C. A. - SIMMS, M. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. The Global Stratotype Sections and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Jurassic System at Kuhjoch (Karwendel Mountains, Northern Calcareous Alps, Tyrol, Austria). In Episodes, 2013, vol. 36, p. 162-198.
JABLONSKI, D. - BELANGER, C. L. - BERKE, S. K. - HUANG, S. - KRUG, A.Z. - ROY, K. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - VALENTINE, J. W. Out of the tropics, but how? Fossils, bridge species, and thermal ranges in the dynamics of the marine latitudinal diversity gradient. In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2013, vol. 110, p. 10487-10494.
KIDWELL, S.M. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Implications of Death Assemblages for Ecology and Conservation Biology. In Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics, 2013, vol. 44, p. 539-563.
ŠIMO, V. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Trace-fossil assemblages with a new ichnogenus in "spotted" (Fleckenmergel-Fleckenkalk) deposits: a signature of oxygen-limited benthic communities. In Geologica Carpathica, 2013, vol. 64, no. 5, p. 355-374.
REOLID, M. - GARCÍA-GARCÍA, F. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - SORIA, J.M. Thick brachiopod shell concentrations from prodelta and siliciclasitc ramp in a Tortonian Atlantic-Mediterranean Strait (Miocene, Guadix Basin, Southern Spain). In Facies, 2012, vol.58, p. 549-571.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - KIDWELL, S.M. Accounting for the effects of biological variability and temporal autocorrelation in assessing the preservation of species abundance. In Paleobiology, 2011, vol. 37, p. 332-354.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - KIDWELL, S.M. Predicting the effects of increasing temporal scale on species composition, diversity, and rank-abundance distributions. In Paleobiology, 2010, vol. 36. no. 4, p. 672-695.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - KIDWELL, S.M. The effects of temporal resolution on species turnover and on testing metacommunity models. In American Naturalist, 2010, vol. 175, no. 5, p. 587-606.
SCHLÖGL, J. - MANGOLD, C. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - GOLEJ, M. Early and Middle Callovian ammonites from the Pieniny Klippen Belt (Western Carpathians) in hiatal successions: unique biostratigraphic evidence from sediment-filled fissure deposits. In Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 2009, vol. 252, no. 1, p. 55-79.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - KIDWELL, S.M. Fidelity of variation in species composition and diversity partitioning by death assemblages: time-averaging transfers diversity from beta to alpha levels. In Paleobiology, 2009, vol. 35, no. 1, p. 94-118.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - KIDWELL, S.M. Preservation of spatial and environmental gradients by death assemblages. In Paleobiology, 2009, vol. 35, no. 1, p. 119-145.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - ZUSCHIN, M. Variation in brachiopod preservation along a carbonate shelf-basin transect (Red Sea and Gulf of Aden): Environmental sensitivity of taphofacies. In Palaios, 2009, vol. 24, no. 10, p. 697-716.
ALROY, J. - ABERHAN, M. - BOTTJER, D.J. - FOOTE, M. - FÜRSICH, F.T. - HARRIES, P.J. - HENDY, A.J.W. - HOLLAND, S.M. - IVANY, L.C. - KIESSLING, W. - KOSNIK, M.A. - MARSHALL, C.R. - MCGOWAN, A.J. - MILLER, A.I. - OLSZEWSKI, T.D. - PATZKOWSKY, M.E. - PETERS, S.E. - VILIER, L. - WAGNER, P.J. - BONUSO, N. - BORKOW, P.S. - BRENNEIS, B. - CLAPHAM, M.E. - FALL, L.M. - FERGUSON, C.A. - HANSON, V.L. - KRUG, A.Z. - LAYOU, K.M. - LECKEY, E.H. - NÜRNBERG, S. - POWERS, C.M. - SESSA, J.A. - SIMPSON, C. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - VISSAGI, C.C. Phanerozoic trends in the global diversity of marine invertebrates. In Science, 2008, vol. 321, p. 97-100.
HAUTMANN, M. - BENTON, M.J. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Catastrophic ocean acidification at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. In Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen, 2008, vol. 249, no. 1, p. 119-127.
LOGAN, A. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - ZUSCHIN, M. - GRILL, B. Recent brachiopods from the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. In Fossils and Strata: monograph series.Brachiopoda: Fossil and Recent. - Wiley-Blackwell, 2008, vol. 54, p. 299-309. ISBN 978-1-4051-8664-3. ISSN 0300-9491.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - CARLSON, S.J. - LABARBERA, M. Ontogenetic niche shift in the brachiopod Terebratalia transversa: relationship between the loss of rotation ability and allometric growth. In Palaeontology, 2008, vol. 51, no. 6, p. 1471-1496.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - SCHLÖGL, J. Analyzing variations in cephalopod abundances in shell concentrations: the combined effects of production and density-dependent cementation rates. In Palaios, 2008, vol. 23, no. 10, p. 648-666.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Composition of Hettangian brachiopod communities in the Western Carpathians: implications for recovery after the end-Triassic mass extinction event. In Fossils and Strata: monograph series.Brachiopoda: Fossil and Recent. - Wiley-Blackwell, 2008, vol. 54, p. 173-181. ISBN 978-1-4051-8664-3. ISSN 0300-9491.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Evaluating neutrality and the escalation hypothesis in brachiopod communities from shallow, high-productivity habitats. In Evolutionary Ecology Research, 2008, vol. 10, p. 667-698.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Substrate exploitation and resistance to biotic disturbance in the brachiopod Terebratalia transversa and the bivalve Pododesmus macrochisma. In Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 2008, vol. 363, p. 157-170.
YANES, Y. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - KOWALEWSKI, M. - CASTILLO, C. - AGUIRRE, J. - ALONSO, M.R. - IBÁÑEZ, M. Taphonomy and compositional fidelity of Quaternary fossil assemblages of terrestrial gastropods from carbonate-rich environments of the Canary Islands. In Lethaia, 2008, vol. 41, no. 3, p. 235-256.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - SIBLÍK, M. Evaluating compositional turnover of brachiopod communities during the end-Triassic mass extinction (Northern Calcareous Alps): Removal of dominant groups, recovery and community reassembly. In Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2007, vol. 244, no. 1-4, p. 170-200.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - FÜRSICH, F.T. - OLSZEWSKI, T.D. Modeling shelliness and alteration in shell beds: variation in hardpart input and burial rates leads to opposing predictions. In Paleobiology, 2006, vol. 32, no. 2, p. 278-298.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - FÜRSICH, F.T. - WILMSEN, M. Preservation of autochthonous shell beds by positive feedback between increased hardpart-input rates and increased sedimentation rates. In Journal of Geology. - Chicago : The University of Chicago, 2006, vol. 114, no. 3, p. 287-312.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. A new early jurassic rhynchonellid brachiopod from the western tethys and implications for systematics of rhynchonellids from the triassic-jurassic boundary. In Journal of Paleontology, 2006, vol. 80, no. 2, p. 212-228.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Brachiopod and bivalve ecology in the late Triassic (Alps, Austria): Onshore-offshore replacements caused by variations in sediment and nutrient supply. In Palaios, 2006, vol. 21, no. 4, p. 344-368.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Linking taphonomy to community-level abundance: Insights into compositional fidelity of the Upper Triassic shell concentrations (Eastern Alps). In Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. - Elsevier, 2006, vol. 235, no. 4, p. 355-381.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - FARKAŠ, J. Cathodoluminescence of Late Triassic terebratulid brachiopods: implications for growth patterns. In Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. - Elsevier, 2005, vol. 216, no. 3-4, p. 215-233.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - ROTHFUS, T. Differential taphonomy of modern brachiopods (San Juan Islands, Washington State): effect of intrinsic factors on damage and community-level abundance. In Lethaia, 2005, vol. 38, no. 3, p. 271-292.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Effect of extrinsic factors on biofabric and brachiopod alteration in a shallow intraplatform carbonate setting (Upper Triassic, West Carpathians). In Palaios, 2004, vol. 19, p. 349-371.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Microfacies and depositional environment of the an Upper Triassic intra-platform carbonate basin: the Fatric Unit of the West Carpathians (Slovakia). In Facies. - Erlangen : Institut für Paläontologie der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2004, vol. 50, p. 77-105.
TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. Postmortem durability and population dynamics affecting the fidelity of Brachiopod size-frequency distributions. In Palaios, 2004, vol. 19, p. 477-496.
MICHALÍK, J. - TOMAŠOVÝCH, A. - LINTNEROVÁ, O. - SOTÁK, J. Paleoclimatic, environmental and biotic changes during Triassic/Jurassic boundary time. In Geologica Carpathica : Proceedings of the XVIIth Congress of Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, Bratislava, 2002, vol. 53, special issue, p. 35-36.

In the Catalogue of publications SAS you can find publications since 1999.