- Modern ecosystems: Reaction and adaptation of calcifying organisms to environmental and climate change and plastic pollution. Experimental work on foraminifera, green algae, and corals with respect to pH and temperature, as well as exposure to polymer grains.
- Pleistocene to modern carbonate systems: Ship-based sedimentological analysis of taxonomic spectra through time and space (e.g., benthic foraminifera).
- Colonization of the Red Sea since the Miocene: Comparative studies of Miocene reefs (paleoecology, marginal reefs, replenishing from North and South) along the Red Sea coastline, comparison to the Mediterranean. Microbial carbonates through time in the Red Sea (focus on times of high salinity; potential comparison to microbialites elsewhere, e.g. Australia, Bahamas).
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