Assist. Tim Cifer,

Research assistant at Ivan Rakovec Institute of Palaeontology ZRC SAZU, asistant at 2nd cycle study at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU


  • Sc. in Geology (University of Ljubljana, 2014)
  • Sc. in Geology (University of Münster, 2016)


Research interests

  • Palaeoecology of Jurassic radiolarians (response of radiolarians to changes in the environment)
  • Palaeobiogeography of Jurassic radiolarians (distribution of taxa around the World)
  • Taxonomy and biostratigraphy of Jurassic radiolarians (systematics and classification of radiolarians and their use for age determination)


  • Member of International Association of Sedimentologists
  • Member of International Association of Radiolarists

Selected publications

  • Cifer, T., Goričan, Š., Gawlick, H.-J., Auer, M. 2020: Pliensbachian, Early Jurassic radiolarians from Mount Rettenstein in the Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 65/1, 167-207.