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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.


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_vScientific reports logo 01ZoolLetters Logo.

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Veterinary Sciences


Böhmer C. & Böhmer E. 2017 Veterinary Sciences. DOI: 10.3390/vetsci4010005.

EFP (August 2017)

Special symposium

EFP Poster LogoInvited talk in the symposium “What an interdisciplinary approach can tell us about the evolution of grasping and manipulation?” at the meeting of the European Federation for Primatology (EFP) in Straßsbourg.


Conference: EAVP (August 2017)

Special symposium

At the 15th annual meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontology (EAVP) Böhmer et al. presented research on the form-function relationships in the musculoskeletal  system: implications for the assessment of arboreal locomotion in  fossils. Invited talk in the symposium “Ecomorphology & functional anatomy in vertebrate palaeontology”.

About 200 researcher attended this international conference. The presentations covered a wide range of topics in vertebrate palaeontology including systematics, morphology, evolutionary development, biostratigraphy, inter- and transdisciplinary  research, methodology, fossil conservation.


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.

VertEvo CB

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.

German Palaeontological Society

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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