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Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kiessling

Wolfgang Kiessling

Chair for Palaeoenviromental Research


  • Reef-Evolution
  • Diversity patterns during the Cambrian Explosion
  • The role of photosymbiosis in the evolution of reef corals
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Prof. Dr. Axel Munnecke

Axel Munnecke
Carbonate-Sedimentologist
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Prof. Dr. Richard Höfling

Höfling
Cretaceous, Rudists, Facies
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Dr. Kenneth De Baets

Kenneth De Baets
  • Macroevolutionary patterns during the Devonian Nekton Revolution
  • Evolutionary history of coevolutionary relationships
  • Spatial and temporal distribution of Paleozoic diversity and body size
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Dr. Michael Heinze

Michael Heinze
Collections manager Taxonomy and palaeobiogeography of Mesozoic bivalves
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Dr. Emilia Jarochowska

Emilia Jarochowska
  • Diversity trends of early Paleozoic conodonts
  • Carbonate sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy in the deep time
  • Stratigraphic paleobiology: biases and patterns in paleobiological data created by depositional architectures
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PD Dr. Michaela Bernecker

Micha Bernecker
Sedimentologist and paleontologist with expertise in Permian/Triassic and Paleogene carbonate systems in the Middle East and Europe
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Retired Professors

Scientific Staff

Anna Lene Claussen

  • Silurian Bryozoa taxonomy
  • Diversity changes of bryozoan faunas as response to climatic changes
  • Bryoliths of Gotland
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Adam Kocsis

Dynamics of biodiversity, turnover and cladogenesis, Mesozoic macroevolution
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Florian Kröner

Malm (upper jurassic) of the Bavarian molasses basin:
  • Deep geothermal energy
  • Carbonate sedimentology
  • (Micro-) Facies analysis
  • Diagenesis
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MSc. Andreas Lauchstedt

Andreas Lauchstedt
Climate research and the prognosis of impacts of the current and upcoming reef crisis in the world`s oceans and the results for diversity shifts and changes
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M.Sc. Theresa Nohl

Theresa Nohl
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Carl Reddin

Carl Reddin
Biotic consequences of temperature-related stresses across temporal scales (TRS-data)
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Patricia Rita

  • Cephalopods body size responses to stressfull conditions in Pliensbachian-Toarcian
  • Geochemical proxies (palaeoproductivity proxies, redox proxies and TOC) as indicators of the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event
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Dipl.-Geow. Vanessa Julie Roden

  • Biodiversity and ecology of the Triassic Cassian Formation (Dolomites, Southern Alps)
  • Fossil and recent octocorals
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Dr. Barbara Seuß

Barbara Seuß
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Technical Staff

Dipl.-Bibl. Thomas Hübner

Thomas Hübner
our librarian
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M.A. Ling.-Inf. Mihaela-Cristina Krause

Mihaela-Cristina Krause
Database administration
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Leipner-Mata

Birgit Leipner-Mata
The preparator of the IPal
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Dipl.-Geol. Christian Schulbert

Christian Schulbert
IT SysOp, SEM Operator, Ammonites and Gastropods of the Lower and Middle Jurassic.
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Sabine Wolf

Sabine Wolf
Secretary of the Palaeontology section
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