Peter Frenzel is a lecturer for palaeontology and project leader in the Institute of Geosciences, University of Jena, Germany. He works mainly in the fields of palaeoclimatology and environmental micropalaeontology with a focus on brackish water and marginal marine systems. This covers biological and palaeontological, i.e. historical approaches. His main taxonomic groups of research are Ostracoda and Foraminifera. Peter Frenzel is interested in coastal monitoring using meiofauna, in the reconstruction of palaeoclimatically and anthropogenically driven environmental change of coastal ecosystems, and in biodiversity questions concerning Ostracoda and Foraminifera. He is information officer of the International Research Group on Ostracoda (IRGO) and is supervising the PhD thesis of the NF-POGO alumnus Lailah Gifty Akita.