Description of project:
Isolated teeth might be quite difficult to identify on morphological grounds alone. We propose therefore a training programme in the study of enameloid microstructure to help differentiate between different clades of elasmobranchs, namely Batomorphii, Galeomorphii, Squalomorphii and Hybodontiformes. The project will be based primarily on the study of fossil teeth, but may be performed on teeth from modern species as well.
Duration of training:
To be discussed with mentor.
MSc students, PhD students as well as early career researchers
- Identification of isolated shark teeth based on morphological characters
- Preparation of samples for study of enameloid microstructure with a Scanning Electron Microscope
- Acquisition and processing of digital images
- Study of the emergence and evolution of modern group of elasmobranch in the fossil record
- Experience in writing a scientific paper
- Systematics of Hybodontiformes, Batomorphii, Galeomorphii and Squalomorphii
- Impact of mass extinctions (Permo-Triassic, Triassic/Jurassic and K/T) on the evolution of elasmobranchs
- Introduction to collection management
- Freshwater elasmobranchs
Name of mentor / supervisor:
Dr Gilles Cuny
Natural History Museum of Denmark. Department of Vertebrate Evolution
Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark
€ 650 (Euros)
Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.
Deadline for registration: 31 January 2014.
Click here for the registration form.
Payment details and deadline will be provided upon acceptance to the training.