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Dr Laszlo Kocsis Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science

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Dr Laszlo Kocsis

Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science laszlo.kocsis@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

2017 - Senior Assistant Professor - Universiti Brunei Darussalam

2014 - Senior Lecturer - Universiti Brunei Darussalam

2010-2014 - Ambizione SNSF Research Grant holder - University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Subject: Paleogene environmental conditions in shallow tropical basins: case studies in Tethyan phosphate deposits of North Africa.

2009 - 2009 Research assistant - Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Subject: Developing new in-house silver-phosphate standards for oxygen isotope analyses.

2008 - 2009 - Post doctoral Fellow (NERC, SNSF) - School of Ocean & Earth Science, University of Southampton, UK -
Subject: Investigation of the Lu-Hf isotope system in fossil biopatite.

2003-2007 - PhD in Geology - University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Thesis: Circum-Alpine marine circulation and paleoenvironmental conditions during the Miocene.

1998-2003 - MSc in Geology - Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Thesis: Revision of the Miocene shark fauna
of Ipolytarnóc, Hungary

1993-1997 - Mathematics & Geography teacher, Eszterházy Károly Teacher Training College, Eger, Hungary

1988-1992 Fazekas Mihály Secondary School, Budapest, Hungary

EDUCATION

2003–2007 PhD, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
1998–2003 MSc in geology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.
1993–1997 Mathematics & Geography teacher, Eszterházy Károly Teacher Training College, Eger, Hungary
1988–1992 Fazekas Mihály Secondary School, Budapest, Hungary

RESEARCH INTERESTS

paleontology
isotope geochemistry
paleoenvironmental reconstruction
stratigraphy
taphonomy

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FUTURE PROJECTS

Investigation of Neogene elasmobranch and teleostean fishes in Borneo: taxonomy, paleoecology and paleobiodiversity

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Fossil tree-resins in Borneo: a paleobotanical approach

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Geo-heritage sites in Brunei Darussalam.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Aguilera, O., Luz, Z., Carrillo-Briceño, J.D., Kocsis, L., Vennemann, T.W., de Toledo, P.M., et al. (2017): Neogene sharks and rays from the Brazilian`Blue Amazon'. – PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182740.
Szabó, M., Botfalvai, G., Kocsis, L., Carnevale, G., Sztanó, O., Evanics, Z. & Rabi, M. (2017): Upper Oligocene marine fishes from nearshore deposits of the Central Paratethys (Máriahalom, Hungary). – Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, DOI 10.1007/s12549-017-0285-0
Szabó, P., Kocsis, L., Vennemann, T., Pandolfi, L., Kovács, J., Martinetto, E. & Demény, A., (2017): Pliocene–Early Pleistocene climatic trends in Italy based on stable oxygen and carbon isotope composition of rhinoceros and gomphothere tooth enamel – Quaternary Science Reviews, 157, 52–65.
Szabó, M, Kocsis, L. (2017): A preliminary report on the early Oligocene (Rupelian, Kiscellian) selachians from the Kiscell Formation (Buda Mts, Hungary), with the re-discovery of Wilhelm Weiler’s shark teeth. – Fragmenta Paleontologica Hungarica, 33, pp. 1-34.
Kocsis, L., Gheerbrant, E., Mouflih, M., Cappetta, H., Ulianov, A. & Amaghzaz, M. (2016): Gradual oxygenation of upwelled seawater from the late Cretaceous through early Paleogene at the northwest coast of Africa. – Chemical Geology, 42, 44–54.
Kocsis, L. (2016): New results from the shark teeth bed of Ipolytarnóc and its fauna [a book chapter in Hungarian - Újabb eredmények az ipolytarnóci cápafogas rétegről, illetve annak faunájáról, In: Ősmaradványok nyomában - Ipolytarnóc földtani megismerése I.], Eger, pp. 53–76.
Ozsvárt, P., Kocsis, L., Nyerges, A., Győri, O.,& Pálfy, J. (2016): The Eocene-Oligocene climate transition in the Central Paratethys. – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 459, 471–487.
Szabó, M., & Kocsis, L. (2016): A new Middle Miocene selachian assemblage (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from the Central Paratethys (Nyirád, Hungary): implications for temporal turnover and biogeography. – Geologica Carphatica, 67/6, 576–594.
Leuzinger, L., Kocsis, L., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Spezzaferri, S., Vennemann, T. (2015) Stable isotope study of a new chondrichthyan fauna (Kimmeridgian, Porrentruy, Swiss Jura): an unusual freshwater-influenced isotopic composition for the hybodont shark Asteracanthus – Biogeosciences, 12, 6945–6954
Kovács, J., Szabó, P., Kocsis, L., Vennemann, T., Sabol, M., Gasparik, M., Virág, A. (2015): Pliocene and Early Pleistocene paleoenvironmental conditions in the Pannonian Basin (Hungary, Slovakia): stable isotope analyses of fossil proboscidean and perissodactyl teeth. – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 440, 455–466.
Kocsis, L., Vennemann, T., Ulianov, A. & Brunnschweiler, J.M. (2015): Characterizing the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas habitat in Fiji by the chemical and isotopic compositions of their teeth. – Environmental Biology of Fishes, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10641-015-0386-4


TOP PUBLICATIONS

Kocsis, L., Gheerbrant, E., Mouflih, M., Cappetta, H., Ulianov, A. & Amaghzaz, M. (2016): Gradual oxygenation of upwelled seawater from the late Cretaceous through early Paleogene at the northwest coast of Africa. – Chemical Geology, 42, 44–54.
Kocsis, L., Ozsvárt, P., Becker, D., Ziegler, R., Scherler, L. & Codrea, V. (2014): Orogeny forced terrestrial climate variation during the late Eocene–early Oligocene in Europe. – Geology, 42/8, 727-730.
Kocsis, L., Gheerbrant, E., Mouflih, M., Cappetta, H., Yans, J. & Amaghzaz, M. (2014): Comprehensive stable isotope investigation of marine biogenic apatite from the late Cretaceous-early Eocene phosphate beds of Morocco. – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 394, 74–88.
Kocsis, L., Trueman, C.N. & Palmer, M. (2010): Protracted diagenetic alteration of REE contents in fossil bioapatites: direct evidence from Lu-Hf isotope systematics. – Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 6077–6092.
Kocsis, L., Vennemann, W. T., Hegner, E., Fontignie, D. & Tütken, T. (2009): Constraints on Miocene oceanography and climate in the Western and Central Paratethys: O-, Sr-, and Nd-isotope compositions of marine fish and mammal remains. – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 271, 117–129.
Kocsis, L., Vennemann, W. T. & Fontignie, D. (2007): Migration of sharks into freshwater systems during the Miocene and implications for Alpine paleoelevation. – Geology, 35/5, 451–454.


GRANT DETAILS

Grant type: URG, Grant Number: UBD/PNC2/2/RG/1(325), Project Title: Stratigraphic constrains on fossil rich sedimentary successions. Case studies in Brunei and Morocco, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Laszlo Kocsis (PI)
Antonino Briguglio (coPI), Funding Details: UBD - URC grant, Start Date: 01/09/2015, End Date: 31/08/2016
Grant Type: Others, Grant Number: PZ00P2_126407, Project Title: Paleogene environmental conditions in shallow tropical basins: case studies in Tethyan phosphate deposits of North Africa., Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Laszlo Kocsis (PI), Funding Details: SNSF Ambizione, Start Date: 01/01/2010, End Date: 31/12/2012
Grant Type: Others, Grant Number: PZ00P2_145115 / 1, Project Title: Paleogene environmental conditions in shallow tropical basins: case studies in Tethyan phosphate deposits of North Africa., Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Laszlo Kocsis (PI), Funding Details: SNSF Ambizione, Start Date: 01/01/2013, End Date: 31/12/2013
Grant Type: Others, Grant Number: HU-TAF-3454, Project Title: , Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Laszlo Kocsis (PI), Funding Details: Synthesys Grant, Start Date: 01/06/2014, End Date: 15/06/2014
Grant Type: Others, Grant Number: SCIEX-13.083, Project Title: , Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Laszlo Kocsis (co-PI), Funding Details: SCIEX Grant for my student, Start Date: 01/03/2014, End Date: 31/08/2014


Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Natural History Museum of Paris, France
University of Casablanca, Morocco
Natural History Museum of Budapest, Hungary
Research Group for Paleontology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
University of Pecs, Hungary
University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
University of Southampton, UK
etc.


SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

Academic:
Understanding better past environmental and ecological conditions via combining geochemistry and paleontology.

Social:
Evaluation of collections for museum exhibition
Graduated students and their skills for the benefit of the society

Commercial:
Geoheritage sites in Brunei as future potentials