Our research covers a wide range of aspects of organism-oriented zoology. We are particularly interested in evolutionary biological issues, especially the emergence of biological disparity and diversity. In addition to investigating the causes of diversity and disparity, we also examine the current mechanisms and conditions that are responsible for changes or enable stability. We use a variety of morphological methods in combination with molecular biological techniques. The research focuses on invertebrates such as Arthropoda and Annelida, as well as vertebrates such as fish and mammals.