We are interested in the background of morphological change of organisms with regard to evolution and ecosystem change. This means we contribute to a deeper understanding of diversity dynamics in the Earth`s history that helps to better assess modern ecosystem developments and the response of their organisms. For this purpose individual studies are carried out, but the dynamics of faunal communities are investigated also. We mainly work on Mesozoic palaecosystems.
In Europe, we mainly work on outcrops of Cretaceous sediments in southern England and northern Germany. Triassic deposits are being studied in Nevada and more recently on the Spitsbergen archipelago.
Continental field studies including palaeontological excavations, characterization and evaluation of micro- and macrofossil associations.