Clastic continental deposits, sandstone petrology, basin analysis:

  • Sandstone diagenesis in rift settings (tectonothermal fluid flow, clay mineral authigenesis related to organic maturation, role of organic matter and microbial activities in clastic diagenesis / weathering)
  • Sedimentology of saline lakes and playa-mudflats (Devonian, Permian, Triassic, Tertiary / Central European Basin, Orcadian Basin / Scotland, Argana Basin / Morocco, Lauca Basin / Chile, Ili Basin / Kazakhstan)
  • Synorogenic thrust-sheet-top sedimentation (Eastern Alps, Cretaceous, provenance analysis, geodynamic evolution, sandstone petrology)
  • Late Palaeozoic / Triassic basin evolution of Central Europe