Meike Köhler

Institut Català de Paleontologia

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

– Nacarino-Meneses C & Köhler M 2018, ‘Limb bone histology records birth in mammals’, Plos One, 13, 6, e0198511.

– Moncunill-Sole B, Jordana X & Köhler M 2018, ‘Where did Mikrotia magna originate? Drawing ecogeographical inferences from body mass reconstructions’, Geobios, 51, 4, 359 – 366.

– Fondevilla V, Dalla Vecchia FM, Gaete R, Galobart A, Moncunill-Sole B & Köhler M 2018, ‘Ontogeny and taxonomy of the hadrosaur (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) remains from Basturs Poble bonebed (late early Maastrichtian, Tremp Syncline, Spain)’, Plos One, 13, 10, e0206287.

– Orlandi-Oliveras G, Nacarino-Meneses C, Koufos GD & Köhler M 2018, ‘Bone histology provides insights into the life history mechanisms underlying dwarfism in hipparionins’ Scientific Reports 8:17203, pp 1-15