My research so far has concentrated on late Neanderthal and early Homo sapiens sites in Europe to gain a better understanding of climatic tolerances and adaptations of Pleistocene humans across the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition. I also have an interest in stable isotope geochemistry and palaeotemperature reconstruction method development, and have worked on bioapatite sample treatment for oxygen stable isotope analysis. In my ongoing work I am placing an increasing focus on multi-proxy work with a stronger palaeoecological and palaeoenvironmental component by applying several stable isotope systems to a larger variety of taxa including rodent assemblages. My work currently includes material from field sites in France (La Ferrassie, Les Cottés), Germany (Ranis Ilsenhöhle), Spain (Axlor rock shelter), Israel (Ubeidiya) and Jordan (‘Ain Difla).
In addition to my core research I have a particular interest in R programming and reproducible documents and workflows in the context of Open Science.