Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt

Palaeoanthropology

Dr. Melanie Bäuchle


post-doc
 
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Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Sections Paleoanthropology and Tertiary Mammals
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 69 / 7542-1273
     Fax: + 49 (0) 69 / 7542-1558

                                                                       

 

Scientific and Research Interests

  • Environmental physiology
  • Biomics, Paleobiomics (paleobiomics.org),
  • Elemental composition and patterns in the biotic environment, especially in human bodily fluids (saliva, blood, urine, humanmicroassay.org) and water (environmental water, bottled and tap water, Stoichy.com), as well as in hard tissues (bones, teeth, shells)
  • Life history, paleo-nutrition
  • Science in Africa, inter African cooperation and project management in Africa
 

Academic Education

Dr. phil. nat. in Biology (2015), Goethe-University Frankfurt (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany)

“Analyses of mandibular molar root sizes and mandibular size in extant and fossil hominids”

Diplom in Biology (2009), Goethe-University Frankfurt (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) and the University of Tromsø (Norway)
„Kidney structure and physiology of renal glucose regulation in the hooded seal (Cystophora cristata)“

African Studies (2012), University of Leipzig (Germany)


 International Cooperation and Field Work

Organization of the Malawi International Field School “Evolution of Lake Malawi Biodiversity”, in cooperation with the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies, the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the Justus-Liebig- University Gießen and the University of Malawi, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2012)

Organization of the Malawi International Summer / Field School “Palaeo-environments and Hominid Evolution in Africa”,  in cooperation with the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies and the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the University of Malawi, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2009)

Karonga, Malawi. Paleoanthropological and paleobiological surveys (on going)

 

Positions

 2016/2017

Post-Doc at the Hard Tissue Research Unit, New York College of Dentistry (New York City, U.S.A.)

 2015

Scientific assistant to the “Bantu Bone and Tooth Biology Project” in Malawi, New York University (New York  City, U.S.A.) and the University of Malawi (Malawi)

 2010  

Scientific assistant at the Senckenberg Research Institute, Paleoanthropology (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

 2009/2010

Scientific assistant at the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies at the Goethe-University Frankfurt (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

 

Publications

Bäuchle, M. (2017) Complex mandibular root size differences and similarities in Gorilla, Pongo, Pan & populations. In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 147(S54):109

Bäuchle, M. (2016) Relationship of molar root and mandibular size in extant great apes. In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 159(S62), 85-85.

Bäuchle, M., Kunpczik, K., Gunz, P., Kullmer, O., Hublin, J-J. (2012) Are root dimensions linked to mandibular robusticity in the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus)? In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 147(S54):109

Bäuchle, M. (2011) Die Lücke schließt sich. In: Afrika Post, 3/11:22-23

Bäuchle, M., Kunpczik, K., Gunz, P., Kullmer, O.,  Schrenk, F., Hublin, J-J. (2011) Dental and mandibular integration in the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus). In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 144(S52):83

Bäuchle, M. (2009) Mammalian water stress: Are oceans as dry as deserts? In: Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft e.V., p.173

 

Awards

Full Post-Doctoral position, privately funded by the Human Microassay Project (humanmicroassay.org) (2017-2018)

Outstanding Presentation by a Post-Doctoral Associate “Total Elemental Composition of Water”, Research Scholarship Expo, NYU College of Dentistry (2016)

                 

                     

                       

                       

 

    

 

 

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