Michal Kucera studied geology in Prague and received his PhD from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. This was followed by stays in Santa Barbara in California, in London, and in Tübingen, before he moved to Bremen in 2012 to the Faculty of Geosciences and the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen as professor of micropaleontology/paleoceanography. In his research, Michal Kucera examines the influence of climate change on the marine environment and its inhabitants in the older and more recent past. In addition to his role on the board of the Excellence Cluster “The Ocean Floor – Earth’s Uncharted Interface,” he has been spokesperson for the German-Canadian Research Training Group ArcTrain since 2013 and a member of the DFG Senate Commission on Earth System Research since 2017. From 2015 to 2019, he was dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, and since 2019 he has been an elected member of the Academic Senate of the University of Bremen. Since September 2022, he has held the position of Vice President for Research and Transfer.