Current Projects

Sclerochronology (Bernd R. Schöne)

  • SEACHANGE - Quantifying the impact of major cultural transitions on marine ecosystem functioning and biodiversity (ERC Synergy; Co-PIs: James Scourse [U Exeter; cPI], Kristine Bohmann [U Copenhagen], Callum Roberts [U Exeter], 2020-2026)

  • Freshwater pearl mussels as stream water stable isotope recorders – MUSES (DFG-FNR, 2021-2024)

  • Developing and calibrating paleoweather proxies from Giant Clams (Chinesisch-Deutsches Zentrum für Wissenschaftsförderung, 2021-2023)

  • 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)

Sclerochronology (Eric O. Walliser)

  • „Wir haben die Erde nur von unseren Kindern geliehen.“ Umweltveränderungen und Lebensweise im Zentraloman im 3. und 2. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Teilprojekt Malakologie (BMBF, 2020-2024)

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, 2017-2020)

  • Evolution of herbivory in Permian terrestrial vertebrate food webs: a combined dental wear and isotope approach (MPGC, 2017-2020)

  • Evolution of herbivory in vertebrates: developing combined isotope (Ca, Sr) and dental surface texture analysis as deep time diet proxies (ERC Consolidator Grant, 2015-2021)