About me

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I am a geologist with a doctorate in vertebrate paleontology. In the past, I have been working not only as an excavation manager, but also as researcher, scientific consultant, museum worker, exhibition planner, editor, and author. Please have a look at my CV if you are interested in my qualifications.

I have been excavating dinosaurs on six continents and under most variable conditions. My special research topics are Jurassic vertebrates, gastroliths, vertebrate taphonomy, dinosaur trackways, and bone diagenesis. Since 2005, one of my main interests are Jurassic vertebrates from Central Asia. A number of field seasons in Xinjiang have produced several spectacular finds.

Currently, I am working as the curator of the Geosciences Collections & the Geiseltal Collection at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany.