The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

On the morphology of the craniote respiratory apparatus and integument: functional and evolutionary considerations

Date: 
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 5:15pm
Meeting point: 
Poppelsdorfer Schloss
Location: 
Lecture hall
Event type: 
Lecture
Event series: 
Colloquium on evolution and biodiversity
Target group: 
Studierende
Lecturer: 
Dr. Markus Lambertz, Institute of Zoology

My research interests revolve around the general aim of better understanding the evolution of organisms, craniotes in particular, and I use the morphological diversity as my access point to tackle this problem.

I am especially interested in structure-function interactions and the phylogenetic history of selected morphological traits. My overarching questions are focusing on which biological role a given structure plays for an organism, how does it interact with other organ systems, when did it evolve, and ultimately also: what might have been its initial selective advantage? With this talk I will present several examples from the morphology of the respiratory apparatus and integument and illustrate how studying these two faculties can contribute to better resolving the evolutionary history of craniotes.

Contact person

Head of Section
+49 228 9122-241
+49 228 9122-295
h.waegele [at] leibniz-zfmk.de

Colloquium on biology

Prof. Dr. H. Wägele
Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig,
Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
 
Prof. Dr. G. von der Emde
Institute of Zoology, Poppelsdorfer Schloss,
Meckenheimer Allee 169, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Place: Great lecture hall, Poppelsdorfer Schloß
Time: mondays, 17.15 h

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