Reinhold Leinfelder

Reinhold Leinfelder is a geologist and geobiologist. He is currently a Full Professor at the chair of Invertebrate Palaeontology and Geobiology at Freie Universität Berlin, heading the working group on Geobiology and Anthropocene Research. He also was affiliate professor at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU Munich and member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Since 2012 he is member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy.

Research fields

Biodiversity, Anthropocene, reef evolution and ecology, geobiological control of global change, mean sea level fluctuations throughout earth’s history, evolution of Mesozoic sedimentary basins, genesis of microbial carbonate rocks, new methods of knowledge transfer, museology and educational research.