Prof. Dr. Frank Riedel is the head of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecosystems Dynamics in Central Asia. The centre focuses on the actualistic limnological research of living sea systems and especially the so-called “old seas”, one of those being the Caspian Sea. Moreover, the centre explores the environmental changes of the Late Quarternary, which is being analyzed in particular based on sea sediments.
The centre has gained regional competence through several expeditions to the Caspian Sea. Also, numerous collaborations with scientists from the “Caspian Environment Programme” exist.