>>> Biographie

• I. Bücher/Books

M Krings Transformative KleinKrings, M., Harper, C.J., Cúneo, N.R. & Rothwell,
G.W. (eds.) (2018): Transformative Paleobotany.
Papers to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Thomas N. Taylor,
London, San Diego, CA, Cambridge, MA, Oxford, Elsevier/Academic Press Inc., xxvi + 705 p.
M Krings Fossil FungiTaylor, T.N., Krings, M. & Taylor, E.L. (2015):
Fossil Fungi, 1st Edition. Amsterdam, Boston, Heidelberg, London,
Elsevier/Academic Press Inc., xv + 382 pp.
M Krings PaleobotanyTaylor, T.N., Taylor, E.L., Krings M. (2009): Paleobotany.
The Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants. Burlington MA, London,
San Diego CA, New York NY, Elsevier/Academic Press Inc., xxi + 1230 pp.

• II. Neuere wissenschaftliche Arbeiten/Recent scientific papers

Im Druck/In press

   •  Butzmann, R., Göhlich, U.B., Bassler, B., Krings, M.: Macroflora and charophyte gyrogonites from the middle Miocene Gračanica deposits in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. – Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments.
   •  Harper, C.J., Krings, M.: Fungi as parasites: a conspectus of the fossil record. – In: K. de Beats, J.W. Huntley (Eds.), The Evolution and Fossil Record of Parasitism – Coevolution and Paleoparasitological Techniques (Topics in Geobiology). Dordrecht, NL, Springer Science+Business Media.
   •  Krings, M., Harper, C.J.: Morphological diversity of fungal reproductive units in the Lower Devonian Rhynie and Windyfield cherts, Scotland: A new species of the genus Windipila. – PalZ.
   •  Schmidt, A.R., Regalado, L., Westrand, S., Korall, P., Sadowski, E.M., Schneider, H., Jansen, E., Bechteler, J., Krings, M., Müller, P., Wang, B., Wang, X., Rikkinen, J., Seyfullah, L.J.: Selaginella was hyperdiverse already in the Cretaceous. – New Phytologist.

2020
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Harper, C.J., Taylor, E.L., Krings, M.: Filamentous cyanobacteria preserved in masses of fungal hyphae from the Triassic of Antarctica. – PeerJ 8, e8660.

2019
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Harper, C.J., Galtier, J., Taylor, T.N., Taylor, E.L., Rößler, R., Krings, M.: Distribution of fungi in a Triassic fern stem. – Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 108, 387–398.
    •    Harper, C.J., Krings, M.: Nimbosphaera rothwellii nov. gen. et sp., an enigmatic microfossil enveloped in a prominent sheath from the Lower Devonian Windyfield chert, Scotland. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 180, 558–570.
    •    Krings, M.: Palaeolyngbya kerpii nov. sp., a large filamentous cyanobacterium with affinities to Oscillatoriaceae from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert. – PalZ 93, 377–386.
    •    Krings, M., Harper, C.J.: A microfossil resembling Merismopedia (Cyanobacteria) from the 410-million-yr-old Rhynie and Windyfield cherts – Rhyniococcus uniformis revisited. – Nova Hedwigia 108, 17–35.
    •    Krings, M., Harper, C.J.: A new species of Perexiflasca, enigmatic microfossils with suggested affinities to Chytridiomycota (Fungi) from the Lower Devonian Rhynie and Windyfield cherts. – Geobios 56, 107–114.
    •    Krings, M., Harper, C.J.: Fungal intruders of enigmatic propagule clusters occurring in microbial mats from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert. – PalZ 93, 135–149.
    •    Krings, M., Kerp, H.: A tiny parasite of unicellular microorganisms from the Lower Devonian Rhynie and Windyfield cherts, Scotland. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 271, article no. 104106.
    •    Krings, M., Sergeev, V.N.: A coccoid, colony-forming cyanobacterium from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert that resembles Eucapsis (Synechococcales) and Entophysalis (Chroococcales). – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 268, 65–71.
    •    Regalado, L., Schmidt, A.R., Müller, P., Niedermeier, L., Krings, M., Schneider, H.: Heinrichsia cheilanthoides gen. et sp. nov., a fossil fern in the family Pteridaceae (Polypodiales) from the Cretaceous amber forests of Myanmar. – Journal of Systematics and Evolution 57, 329–338.

2018
    •    Brundrett, M.C., Walker, C., Harper, C.J., Krings, M.: Fossils of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi give insights into the history of a successful partnership with plants. – In: M. Krings, C.J. Harper, N.R. Cúneo, G.W. Rothwell (Eds.), Transformative Paleobotany: Papers to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Thomas N. Taylor, pp. 461–480. London, San Diego, CA, Cambridge, MA, Oxford, Elsevier/Academic Press Inc.
    •   Galtier, J., Harper, C.J., Rößler, R., Kustatscher, E., Krings, M.: Enigmatic, structurally preserved stems from the Triassic of central Europe: A fern or not a fern? – In: M. Krings, C.J. Harper, N.R. Cúneo, G.W. Rothwell (Eds.), Transformative Paleobotany: Papers to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Thomas N. Taylor, pp. 187–209. London, San Diego, CA, Cambridge, MA, Oxford, Elsevier/Academic Press Inc.
    •   Harper, C.J., Taylor, E.L., Walker, C., White, J.F., Serbet, R., Krings, M.: Fungal sporulation in a Permian plant fragment from Antarctica. – Bulletin of Geosciences 93, 13–26.
    •   Heinrichs, J., Feldberg, K., Bechteler, J., Regalado, L., Renner, M.A.M., Schäfer-Verwimp, A., Gröhn, C., Müller, P., Schneider, H., Krings, M.: A comprehensive assessment of the fossil record of liverworts in amber. – In: M. Krings, C.J. Harper, N.R. Cúneo, G.W. Rothwell (Eds.), Transformative Paleobotany: Papers to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Thomas N. Taylor, pp. 213–252. London, San Diego, CA, Cambridge, MA, Oxford, Elsevier/Academic Press Inc.
    •   Krings, M., Harper, C.J.: Additional observations on the fungal reproductive unit Windipila spinifera from the Windyfield chert, and description of a similar form, Windipila pumila nov. sp., from the nearby Rhynie chert (Lower Devonian, Scotland). – Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 288, 235–242.
    •   Krings, M., Harper, C.J.: Deciphering interfungal relationships in the 410-million-yr-old Rhynie chert: Glomoid spores under attack. – Geobios 51, 151–160.
     •    Krings, M., Harper, C.J., Kerp, H., Taylor, E.L.: Exceptional preservation of sessile, long-stalked microorganisms in the Lower Devonian Windyfield chert (Scotland). – In: M. Krings, C.J. Harper, N.R. Cúneo, G.W. Rothwell (Eds.), Transformative Paleobotany: Papers to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Thomas N. Taylor, pp. 519–526. London, San Diego, CA, Cambridge, MA, Oxford, Elsevier/Academic Press Inc.
    •   Regalado, L., Schmidt, A.R., Krings, M., Bechteler, J., Schneider, H., Heinrichs, J.: Fossil evidence of eupolypod ferns in the mid-Cretaceous of Myanmar. – Plant Systematics and Evolution 304, 1–13.
    •   Walker, C., Harper, C.J., Brundrett, M.C., Krings, M.: Looking for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in the fossil record: An illustrated guide. – In: M. Krings, C.J. Harper, N.R. Cúneo, G.W. Rothwell (Eds.), Transformative Paleobotany: Papers to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Thomas N. Taylor, pp. 481–517. London, San Diego, CA, Cambridge, MA, Oxford, Elsevier/Academic Press Inc.

2017
    •   Feldberg, K., Váňa, J., Schäfer-Verwimp, A., Krings, M., Gröhn, C., Schmidt, A.R., Heinrichs, J.: Problems related to the taxonomic placement of incompletely preserved amber fossils: Transfer of the Paleogene liverwort Cylindrocolea dimorpha (Cephaloziellaceae) to the extant Odontoschisma sect. Iwatsukia (Cephaloziaceae). – Fossil Record 20, 147–157.
    •    Heinrichs, J., Feldberg, K., Müller, P., Schäfer-Verwimp, A., von Konrat, M., Ilsemann, B., Krings, M.: Frullania pinnata spec. nov. (Frullaniaceae, Porellales), a new leafy liverwort in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber from Myanmar. – Cretaceous Research 78, 56–60.
    •    Krings, M. & Harper, C.J.: A mantled fungal reproductive unit from the Lower Devonian Windyfield chert, Scotland, with prominent spines and otherwise shaped projections extending out from the mantle. – Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 285, 201–211.
    •    Krings, M., Harper, C.J., Taylor, E.L.: Fungi and fungal interactions in the Rhynie chert: A review of the evidence, with the description of Perexiflasca tayloriana gen. et sp. nov. – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 373, ID20160500.
    •    Krings, M., Harper, C.J., Taylor, E.L., Kerp, H.: Early Devonian (~410 Ma) microfossils resembling Characiopsis (Tribophyceae) and Characium (Chlorophyceae). – Journal of Phycology 53, 720–724.
    •    Kustatscher, E., van Konijnenburg-van Cittert, J.H.A., Looy, C.V., Labandeira, C.C., Wappler, T., Butzmann, R., Fischer, T.C., Krings, M., Kerp, H., Visscher, H. (2017): The Lopingian (late Permian) flora from the Bletterbach Gorge in the Dolomites, Northern Italy: a review. – GeoAlp 14, 39–61.
    •    Harper, C.J., Decombeix, A.L., Taylor, E.L., Taylor, T.N., Krings, M.: Fungal decay in Permian glossopteridalean stem and root wood from Antarctica. – IAWA Journal 38, 29–48.
    •    Harper, C.J., Krings, M., Dotzler, N., Taylor, E.L., Taylor, T.N.: Deciphering interfungal relationships in the 410-million-yr-old Rhynie chert: Morphology and development of vesicle-colonizing microfungi. – Geobios 50, 9–22.
    •    Krings, M., Harper, C.J., White, J.F., Barthel, M., Heinrichs, J., Taylor, E.L., Taylor, T.N.: Fungi in a Psaronius root mantle from the Rotliegend (Asselian, Lower Permian/Cisuralian) of Thuringia, Germany. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 239, 14–30.
    •    Krings, M., Kerp, H., Taylor, E.L., Harper, C.J.: Hagenococcus aggregatus nov. gen. et sp., a microscopic, colony-forming alga from the 410-million-yr-old Rhynie chert. – Nova Hedwigia 105, 205–211.
    •    Krings, M., Taylor, T.N., Harper, C.J.: Early fungi: Evidence from the fossil record. – In: J. Dighton, J.F. White (Eds), The Fungal Community, Its Organization and Role in the Ecosystem, 4th ed., pp. 37–52. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Taylor and Francis.
    •    Krings, M., Walker, C., Harper, C.J., Martin, H., Sónyi, S., Kustatscher, E., Taylor, T.N.: Unusual fungal reproductive units from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert. – Zitteliana 89, 29–37.
    •    Regalado, L., Schmidt, A.R., Appelhans, M., Ilsemann, B., Schneider, H., Krings, M., Heinrichs, J.: A fossil species of the enigmatic early polypod fern genus Cystodium (Cystodiaceae) in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar. – Nature Scientific Reports 7, ID14615.

2016
    •    Harper, C.J., Krings, M., Galtier, J., Taylor, T.N.: A microfossil with suggested affinities to the Peronosporomycetes (Oomycota) from the Carboniferous (c. 330 Ma) of France. – Nova Hedwigia 103, 315–326.
    •    Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Krings, M., Taylor, E.L.: Structurally preserved fungi from Antarctica: diversity and interactions in late Palaeozoic and Mesozoic polar forest ecosystems. – Antarctic Science 28, 153–173.
    •    Heinrichs, J., Schmidt, A.R., Schäfer-Verwimp, A., Bauerschmidt, L., Neumann, C., Gröhn, C., Krings, M., Renner, M.A.M.: Revision of the leafy liverwort genus Radula (Porellales, Jungermanniopsida) in Baltic and Bitterfeld amber. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 235, 157–164.
    •    Krings, M., Taylor, T.N., Dotzler, N., Harper, C.J.: Morphology and ontogenetic development of Zwergimyces vestitus, a fungal reproductive unit enveloped in a hyphal mantle from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 228, 47–56.
    •    Krings, M., Taylor, T.N., Martin, H.: An enigmatic fossil fungus from the 410 Ma Rhynie chert that resembles Macrochytrium (Chytridiomycota) and Blastocladiella (Blastocladiomycota). – Mycologia 108, 303–312.
    •    Kustatscher, E., van Konijnenburg-van Cittert, J.H.A., Bauer, K., Krings, M.: Strobilus organization in the enigmatic gymnosperm Bernettia inopinata from the Jurassic of Germany. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 232, 151–161.
    •    Pšenička, J., Krings, M.: First record of the noncalcareous macroalga Perissothallus from shallow-water deposits (Pennsylvanian) in the Kladno-Rakovník Basin, Czech Republic. – Bulletin of Geosciences 91, 57–64.
    •    Van Konijnenburg-Van Cittert, J.H.A., Kustatscher, E., Pott, C., Schmeißner, S., Dütsch, G., Krings, M.: New data on Selaginellites coburgensis from the Rhaetian of Wüstenwelsberg (Upper Franconia, Germany). – Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 280, 177–181.

2015
    •    Aggarwal, N., Krings, M., Jha, N., Taylor, T.N.: Unusual spheroidal inclusions in Late Permian gymnosperm pollen grains from southern India revisited: evidence of a fungal nature. – Grana 54, 174–183.
    •    Bauer, K., Kustatscher, E., Dütsch, G., Schmeißner, S., Krings, M., van Konijnenburg-van Cittert, J.H.A. (2015): Lepacyclotes kirchneri n. sp. (Isoetales, Isoetaceae) aus dem unteren Jura von Oberfranken, Deutschland. – Berichte der Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft Bayreuth 27, 429–443.
    •    Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Krings, M. & Taylor, E.L.: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a voltzialean conifer from the Triassic of Antarctica. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 215, 76–84.
    •    Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Krings, M., Taylor, E.L.: Fungi associated with Glossopteris (Glossopteridales) leaves from the Permian of Antarctica: A preliminary report. – Zitteliana A 55, 107–114.
    •    Heinrichs, J., Scheben, A., Lee, G.E., Váňa, J., Schäfer-Verwimp, A., Krings, M., Schmidt, A.R. (2015): Molecular and morphological evidence challenges the records of the extant liverwort Ptilidium pulcherrimum in Eocene Baltic amber. – PLOS ONE 10(11), e0140977, 14 p.
    •    Kaasalainen, U., Heinrichs, J., Krings, M., Myllys, L., Grabenhorst, H., Rikkinen, J., Schmidt, A.R.: Alectorioid morphologies in Paleogene lichens: new evidence and re-evaluation of the fossil Alectoria succini Mägdefrau. – PLOS ONE 10(6), e0129526, 12 p.
    •    Krings, M., Taylor, T.N.: A fungal reproductive unit from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) that demonstrates an unusual hyphal investment pattern. – Scottish Journal of Geology 51, 131–139.
    •    Krings, M., Taylor, T.N.: Mantled fungal reproductive units in land plant tissue from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert. – Bulletin of Geosciences 90, 1–6.
    •    Krings, M., Taylor, T.N., Kerp, H., Walker, C.: Deciphering interfungal relationships in the 410-million-yr-old Rhynie chert: Sporocarp formation in glomeromycotan spores. – Geobios 48, 449–458.
    •    Kustatscher, E., Donà, H., Krings, M.: Sporophyll organization in the Triassic isoetalean lycopsid Lepacyclotes (formerly Annalepis) zeilleri from Germany. – Paläontologische Zeitschrift 89, 303–311.
    •    Sun, C., Taylor, T.N., Na, Y., Li, T., Krings, M.: Unusual preservation of a microthyriaceous fungus (Ascomycota) on Sphenobaiera (ginkgophyte foliage) from the Middle Jurassic of China. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 223, 21–30.
    •    Taylor, T.N., Krings, M.: A colony-forming microorganism with probable affinities to the Chroococcales (Cyanobacteria) from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 219, 147–156.
    •    Taylor, T.N., Krings, M., Taylor, E.L.: Fungal diversity in the fossil record. – In: D.J. McLaughlin, J.W. Spatafora (Eds), The Mycota, vol. VII part B, 2nd ed. Systematics and Evolution, pp. 259–278. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Verlag.