Meike Köhler

Meike Köhler

Institut Català de Paleontologia

Life & Medical Sciences

EDUCATION: 1982 - MSc of Sciences (Diplom), Univ Hamburg, Germany. 1988 - PhD Vertebrate Paleontology, Univ Hamburg, Germany. Positions: 2000-2006 - Researcher Inst Paleont Miquel Crusafont; 2006-current - ICREA Research Professor at Inst Cat Paleontologia; 2013-current - Ass.Prof Dep. BABVE UAB; 2006-2014 - Ass.Prof Dep. Ecology, Univ. Barcelona;

AWARDS: 2010 “Premi Bartomeu Darder” Soc Nat Hist Balear; 2010; “Premio Paleonturología10” Int Award; 2010 “Research Excellence Prize 2010” Univ.Aut.Barcelona; 1999 “Premi Ciutat de Barcelona” Award of Barcelona City.

PUBLICATIONS: Science; Nature; Trends Ecol Evol; Proc Natl Acad Sci USA; Current Biol; Proc R.Soc B; Scientific Reports; PLoS ONE; Peer J; C Biochem Physiol A; Brain Behav Evol; J. AnatOmy; Mam Biol; Geobios; Palaegeogr., Palaeoclimat., Palaeoecol.; J. Vert. Paleont; Biol.J.Linn Soc.; Lethaia; CR Palevol.; J Zool.; Integr. Zool.; Swiss J. Pal.; Zitteliana; J Human Evol; Am J Anthr; Folia Prim. etc.

Research interests

– Life History Evolution and Evolution of Ageing and Longevity – Evolution of Body Size – Insularity and Evolution in Resource-limited Environments – Evolution of Brain and Nervous system

Selected publications

– Orlandi-Oliveras G, Nacarino-Meneses C & Köhler M 2019, ‘Dental histology of late Miocene hipparionins compared with extant Equus, and its implications for Equidae life history’, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 528, 133 – 146.

– Calderon T, DeMiguel D, Arnold W, Stalder G & Köhler M 2019, ‘Calibration of life history traits with epiphyseal closure, dental eruption and bone histology in captive and wild red deer’, Journal Of Anatomy, 235, 2, 205 – 216.

–  Calderón T 1*, Arnold W2, Stalder G2, Painer J2 & Köhler M1,3 2019, ‘The impact of weaning on bone tissue’ [Abstract] Program and abstracts 5th International Symposium on Palaeohistology July 31st– August 4th, 2019 – Cape Town, South Africa (p.28).

– Orlandi-Oliveras G, Nacarino-Meneses C & Köhler M 2019, ‘Were hipparionins running faster through life than Equus? Insights from dental and bone histology’ [Abstract] Program and abstracts 5th International Symposium on Palaeohistology July 31st–August 4th, 2019 – Cape Town, South Africa (p. 53).

Selected research activities

I am Associate professor at the Department of Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology (BABVE) Autonomous University Barcelona (UAB) since 2007. As such, I am teaching the official Master of Paleobiology and Fossil Record and the official Master of Biological Anthropology.