Current Projects


Sclerochronology (Bernd R. Schöne)

  • Chemical and structural variations of bivalve shells at the micrometer scale – taking sclerochronology to the next level (DFG-JSPS, Co-PI: Kotaro Shirai [AORI U Tokyo], 2019-2022)

  • Bivalve shell-based, high-resolution multi-proxy reconstruction of marine primary production – Pecten maximus, Bay of Brest (DFG-ANR, Co-PI: Julien Thébault [U Brest, France], 2019-2022)

  • Tracking the history of Baltic Sea hypoxia with bivalve shells (DFG, 2019-2022)

  • Bivalve shell microstructures – exploring a novel marine temperature proxy (DFG; 2018-2021)

  • Inoceramid sclerochronology - Advancing Late Cretaceous climate reconstructions (DFG; 2016-2020)



Skeletochronology (Thomas Tütken)

  • Experimental alteration of bones and teeth: quantification of effects on inorganic and organic compounds (DFG FOR project A1, Co-PI: Thorsten Geisler-Wierwille, 2018-2020)

  • PALEODIET: Calibration and application of novel stable isotope (Ca, Sr and Zn) tracers for paleodietary reconstructions (DFG, Co-PI: Klervia Jaouen, 2017-2019)

  • Evolution of herbivory in Permian terrestrial vertebrate food webs: a combined dental wear and isotope approach (MPGC, 2017-2019)

  • Evolution of herbivory in vertebrates: developing combined isotope (Ca, Sr) and dental surface texture analysis as deep time diet proxies (ERC Consolidator Grant, 2015-2020)