Research in Museums Mini-Symposium
The “Research in Museums Mini-Symposium” will be held in Tübingen at the Paleontological collection of the Eberhard Karls Universität organized by PD Dr. Ingmar Werneburg und Dr. Antonio Cordero. The event is kindly supported by the Volkswagen-Stiftung.
The focus of the symposium is on the study of form-to-function relationships using museum specimens representing living and extinct species, with a particular taxonomic focus on terrestrial vertebrates. Speakers from European and North American institutions will discuss various interdisciplinary topics, such as the morphology-performance-fitness paradigm, the importance of natural history collections to functional morphology, case studies on the evolution and biomechanics of the tetrapod skeleton, and the application of emerging augmented reality technologies in museum science.
I am very pleased to have been invited to speak along some awesome colleagues!
The day after the presentations we had a very interesting guided tour of the collections. The number of fossils and the quality of their preservation is stunning! We admired ichthyosaurs, marine crocodiles, placodonts, plesiosaurs, gorgonopsids, and many more vertebrates.
One of my colleague speakers, Eric Gangloff, wrote a blog post about the event.