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Welcome to VertEvo!

Willkommen zu VertEvo!

Dr. Christine Böhmer


Paleontologists are people with a passionate curiosity about
the history of life on Earth and what it can tell us about the world tod

The focus of this website is the evolution of vertebrates.


Symposium at Evolution conference

The 2nd joint congress on Evolutionary Biology will take place in Montpellier (France) in August 2018.

From more than 200 proposals our contribution is one of the 78 selected symposia! Abstracts are welcome for the symposium S25 - Macroevolutionary dynamics of form-function relationships organized by Böhmer & colleagues.

It’s our great pleasure to announce our invited speaker: Stephanie Pierce from Harvard University!

End of call for contributed talks/posters: January 15, 2018.

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Student opportunities!

Undergraduate Research

Avineck logoUndergraduate students wishing to conduct research within the ANR-funded project Avineck can apply for a limited number of posts. Contact [here].

January 2018

SICB conference in San Francisco

Two contributions by Böhmer et al. accepted for the conference of the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) in San Francisco, USA.

DNA and Vertebra 2 mod v1) January 6, 2018: From Genes to Fossils: Investigating the Evolution of Axial Patterning in Tetrapods through Deep Time

Avineck logo2) January 6, 2018: What is a Long Neck? The Effects of Scaling Relationships between Skeletal Dimensions and Body Size in Birds

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Hox code and evolution in deep time

Two new publications on chasing the Hox code by vertebral morphology through deep time.References:
Böhmer C. & Werneburg I. 2017 Deep time perspective on turtle neck evolution: chasing the Hox code by vertebral morphology. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-09133-0

Böhmer C. 2017 Correlation between Hox code and vertebral morphology in the mouse: towards a universal model for Synapsida. Zoological Letters. DOI: 10.1186/s40851-017-0069-4Böhmer u Werneburg Cover 04_mod_v.


Vertebrate evolution

My special field is vertebrate paleobiology. Animated by my passion for bones, I have always been fascinated to draw all the secrets from skeletal remains. Therefore, I apply a holistic approach integrating quantitative shape analyses, EvoDevo and functional morphology to understand the evolution of vertebrates. [read more]

Find out more about my scientific research!
Research focus: evolution, function and develoment of the vertebrate body plan.

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Mein Spezialgebiet ist die Paläobiologie der Wirbeltiere. Meine Faszination für das Skelett motiviert mich, Knochen ihre Geheimnisse zu entlocken. Hierfür verfolge ich einen holistischen Ansatz, indem ich Morphologie, EvoDevo und Biomechanik integretativ anwende, um die Evolution der Wirbeltiere zu verstehen. [weiterlesen]

Forschungsschwerpunkt: Evolution, Funktion und Entwicklung Körperbauplans der Wirbeltiere.
Mit VertEvo möchte ich auf aktuelle Ergebnisse aus der Wissenschaft aufmerksam machen und Einblicke in meine Forschungsarbeit geben.

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Tilly Edinger Prize

PalGes_Logo_gelb-frei_verklThe Tilly Edinger Prize of the German Palaeontological Society has been awarded to me, acknowledging my work on Hox genes and the evolution of the vertebral column in archosaurs.

I thank all who supported me in various ways throughout the years!
Thank you very much!!

Tilly Edinger



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