Zur Person

Curriculum vitae

Peter Frenzel studied geology and palaeontology at Greifswald University where he also wrote his PhD thesis "Benthic foraminifers from the Upper Cretaceous White Chalk of Rügen" in 1998. He worked in environmental micropalaeontology during a one-year postdoc stay 1998/99 in the Laboratory of Marine Bioindicators at Angers University (France). Peter Frenzel received a habilitation grant from the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) in 2001 to study Baltic Sea ostracods and foraminifera as well as teaching palaeontology and marine biology at the Institute of Aquatic Ecology of Rostock University. He moved to Jena University in 2005 where he received a Habilitation degree and the venia legendi for geology and palaeontology in 2009. In Jena, he is the principal investigator of micropalaeontological projects and also teaches palaeontology.

Research interests


    • Micropalaeontological methods of palaeoenvironmental reconstruction in Quaternary strata focused on continental systems and land-sea transition including environmental micropalaeontology and geoarchaeological micropalaeontology

      Microfossils as indicators of aquatic ecosystem evolution and monsoon dynamics on the Tibetan Plateau

      Microfossils as Late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental indicators along the coasts of South Africa

      Quaternary and Recent Ostracoda and Foraminifera from the Baltic Sea area

      Ostracoda and Foraminifera of athalassic saline lakes

      Benthic Foraminifera of the highest Upper Cretaceous from the European Chalk Sea