Meike Köhler

Institut Català de Paleontologia (ICP)

Life & Medical Sciences

EDUCATION: 1982 - MSc of Sciences (Diplom), University of Hamburg, Germany 1988 - PhD Vertebrate Paleontology, University of Hamburg, Germany Positions: 2006-current - ICREA Research Professor, Institut Català de Paleontologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 2013-current - Associated Professor, Dep. Ecology, Univ. Barcelona. 2006-2014 - Associated Professor, Dep. BABVE, Autonomous Univ. Barcelona. 2000-2006 - Researcher at the Institut de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont. Publications: In journals such as: Science, Nature, Trends in Ecology and Evolution (TREE), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS), Current Biology, Proceedings Royal Society B, PLOS ONE, Journal of Human Evolution (JHE), American Journal of Physical Anthropology (AJPA), Brain Behavior and Evolution (BBE), etc.

Research interests

Paleobiology Evolutionary Biology I am especially interested in: – Life history evolution – Evolution of body size – Trends and rules in evolution – Insularity and evolution in resource-limited environments – Evolution of brain and nervous system – Functional morphology and biomechanics

Selected publications

– Moncunill-Solé B, Orlandi-Oliveras G, Jordana X, Rook L & Köhler M 2016, “First approach of the life history of Prolagus apricenicus (Ochotonidae, Lagomorpha) from Terre Rosse sites (Gargano, Italy) using body mass estimation andpaleohistological analysis”, Comptes Rendus Palevol. Volume 15, Issues 1–2, Pages 235–245

– Orlandi-Oliveras G, Jordana X, Moncunill-Sole B & Köhler M 2016, ‘Bone histology of the giant fossil dormouse Hypnomys onicensis (Gliridae, Rodentia) from Balearic Islands’, Comptes Rendus Palevol, 15, 1-2, 238 – 244.

– Jordana X, Marin-Moratalla N, Moncunill-Sole B, Nacarino-Meneses C & Köhler M 2016, ‘Ontogenetic changes in the histological features of zonal bone tissue of ruminants: A quantitative approach’, Comptes Rendus Palevol, 15, 1-2, 255 – 266.

– Nacarino-Meneses C, Jordana X & Köhler M 2016, ‘Histological variability in the limb bones of the Asiatic wild ass and its significance for life history inferences’, Peerj, 4, e2580.

– Moncunill Solé B, Jordana X & Köhler M 2016, “How common is gigantism in insular fossil shrews? Examining the ‘Island Rule’ in soricids (Mammalia: Soricomorpha) from Mediterranean Islands using new body mass estimation models.” Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, (178) 1, 163182.

– Nacarinao-Meneses C, Jordana X & Köhler M 2016, ‘First approach to bone histology and skeletochronology of Equus hemionus’, Comptes Rendus Palevol, pp 277-287.