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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

– Calderón T, Arnold W, Stalder G, Painer J & Köhler M 2021.‘Labelling experiments in red deer provide a general model for early bone growth dynamics in ruminants‘. Scientific Reports 1:14074

Kohler, Meike; Herridge, Victoria; Nacarino-Meneses, Carmen; Fortuny, Josep; Moncunill-Sole, Blanca; Rosso, Antonietta; Sanfilippo, Rossana; Palombo, Maria Rita; Moya-Sola, Salvador 2021, ‘Palaeohistology reveals a slow pace of life for the dwarfed Sicilian elephant’, Scientific Reports, 11, 1, 22862.

Selected research activities

I am Associate professor at the Department of Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology (BABVE) Autonomous University Barcelona (UAB) since 2007.

I worked several times as a reviewer for submitted articles, and evaluated candidates for research positions in my field.

ICREA Memoir 2021