Doktorarbeit, Universität Fribourg:
„Sedimentology, taphonomy, and ichnology of Late Jurassic dinosaur tracks from the Jura carbonate platform (Chevenez—Combe Ronde tracksite, NW Switzerland): Insights into the tidal-flat palaeoenvironment and dinosaur diversity, locomotion, and palaeoecology. GeoFocus 21, 278 pp.“

1993-1994 & 1997-2001
Master in Erdwissenschaften, Universität Basel

Matura A, Gymnasium Münchenstein


Paläontologie & Sedimentologie

(Actuo-) sedimentological/palaeontological field-trip to Eleuthera Island (Bahamas), CUSO course leaded by P. Kindler, E. Davaud, G. Gorin, & A. Strasser (Universities of Geneva & Fribourg)

(Actuo-) sedimentological/palaeontological field-trip of the University of Geneva to Tunisia (Pleistocene, Holocene and Mesozoic carbonate environments), leaded by E. Davaud & G. Gorin (University of Geneva)

(Actuo-) sedimentological/palaeontological field-trip to the Sinai, Egypt (Coral Reef Ecosystems: Past and Present - a case study in the Red Sea), CUSO course leaded by S. Spezzaferri, A. Strasser, E. Samankassou, D. Basso & F. Benzoni (Universities of Fribourg & Milano)

Workshop “Assessing risks to your collection”, 66th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Ottawa, Canada

(Actuo-) sedimentological/palaeontological field-trip with A. Strasser (University of Fribourg) to Belize, financed by the Swiss National Foundation of Research

(Actuo-) sedimentological/palaeontological field-trip to Colombia (Evolution d’un archipel océanique des Caraïbes, San Andrès et Providencia), CUSO course leaded by Prof. J. Geister & Prof. G. Gorin (Universities of Bern & Geneva)

Workshop “Paleontología y desarollo. Teruel: Territorio paleontológico”, Universidad de Verano de Teruel, Teruel, Spain (25.-29.07.2011)

GBIF-workshop “BioCASe” (by M. Gleisberg et al.), Naturkundemuseum Berlin, Germany

Workshop “Photogrammetry: digital data collection that anyone can do” (by N. Matthews et al.), Naturkundemuseum Berlin, Germany

Workshop “The Paleobiology Database: A Hands-on Tutorial on Estimating Fossil Diversity Patterns” (by W. Kiessling), Naturkundemuseum Berlin, Germany


3 day management course “Résolution de conflits et situations difficiles”, held by Danielle Pahud, Atouts Conseil Formation (in French)

3 day management course “Diriger, conduire et motiver une équipe”, held by ACT Formation SA (in French)

½ day management course “Initiation aux entretiens d’évaluation”, held by Service du personnel, République et Canton du Jura (in French)

1 day management course “Ethique professionnelle”, held by Michel Dokic (in French)

3 day management course “Construire son identité managériale: développer son impact personnel”, held by Péan Rebetez (in French)

Berufliche Stationen

Seit 2018
Redaktor des „Swiss Journal of Geosciences“

Seit 2014
Redaktor des „Swiss Journal of Palaeontology“
Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität Basel (Vorlesung „Grundlagen & Methoden der Paläontologie“, jedes 2. Jahr)

Seit 2000-2017
Wissenschaftlicher Verantwortlicher bei der Paléontologie A16, Office de la culture, Kanton Jura


Marty, D., Cavin, L., Hug, W.A., Meyer, C.A., Lockley, M.G. & Iberg, A. 2003: Preliminary Report on the Courtedoux Dinosaur Tracksite from the Kimmeridgian of Switzerland. Ichnos 10, 209–219.

Marty, D. & Meyer, C.A. 2006: Insight into depositional conditions of carbonate-dominated palustrine sedimentation around the K/T-boundary (Faciès Rognacien, northeastern Pyrenean foreland, southwestern France). Geological Society of America Special Paper 416, 169–187.

Marty, D., Strasser, A. & Meyer, C.A. 2009: Formation and taphonomy of human footprints in microbial mats of present-day tidal-flat environments: implications for the study of fossil footprints. Ichnos 16/1-2, 127–142.

Marty, D., Belvedere, M., Meyer, C.A., Mietto, P., Paratte, G., Lovis, C. & Thüring, B. 2010: Comparative analysis of Late Jurassic sauropod trackways from the Jura Mountains (NW Switzerland) and the central High Atlas Mountains (Morocco): implications for sauropod ichnotaxonomy. Historical Biology, 22/1-3, 109–133.

Waite, R., Marty, D., Strasser, A. & Wetzel, A. 2013: The lost paleosols: masked evidence for emergence and soil formation on the Kimmeridgian Jura platform (NW Switzerland). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 376, 73–90.

Thuy, B., Marty, D. & Comment, G. 2013: An outstanding example of a Late Jurassic shallow-water ophiuroid assemblage from the Swiss Jura Mountains. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 106, 409–426.

Xing, L., Lockley, M.G., Marty, D., Zhang, J., Wang, Y., Klein, H., McCrea, R. T., Buckley, L. G., Belvedere, M., Mateus, O., Gierlinski, G., Pinuela, L., Persons IV, W. S., Wang, F., Ran, H., Dai, H. & Xie, X. 2015: An Ornithopod-dominated tracksite from the Lower Cretaceous Jiaguan Formation (Barremian–Albian) of Qijiang, South-Central China: New discoveries, ichnotaxonomy, preservation and palaeoecology. PLoSONE 10(10): e0141059.


Projekte und Museumsaktivitäten

Verantwortlicher bei der Paléontologie A16 (Office de la culture) für paläontologische Ausgrabungen entlang der Autobahn A16, Kanton Jura. Seit 2012 verantwortlich für die Auswertungen der Dinosaurierspuren-Fundstellen.

Marty, D., Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., Costeur, L., Meyer, C.A. & Thüring, B. (Eds.) 2011: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, Supplementary Issue, 178 pp. (13 contributions).

Wissenschaftlicher Berater der “Animanca – Entdecke die Welt der Dinosaurier”-Aktion der Migros ( Verfassen eines Dinosaurierbuches, Wissenschaftliche Begleitung der Illustrationen und Herstellung von „28 Dinosaurier woodcraft construction kits“.

Wissenschaftlicher Berater der Inwertsetzung der Dinosaurierspuren-Fundstelle Porrentruy—Dinotec ( Zusammenarbeit mit D. Schürch & T. Erdin (ZHdK) und Jurassica (

Marty, D., Becker, D., Pirkenseer, C., Cavin. L. & Grimm, K. 2013: Special Issue: A tribute to the late Professor Jean-Pierre Berger (8 July 1956 – 18 January 2012). Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 106/2, 119–426, 307 pp. (21 contributions).

Klug, C., Hoffmann, R., Fuchs, D. & Marty, D. 2015: Special issue: recent advances in Cambrian to modern cephalopod research I. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, 134/2.

Falkingham, P., Marty, D., & Richter, A. 2016: Dinosaur tracks — The next steps. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 520 pp. ISBN 978-0-253-02102-1.