I am a vertebrate palaeontologist at the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. My research focuses on the relationship between form and function in extinct vertebrates. I am interested how biomechanical function evolved through time in various groups such as dinosaurs, birds, crocodiles and - most recently - mammals. For my research I apply various methods such as traditional palaeontology and comparative anatomy, but also biomechanical modelling and computer simulations, drawing upon my knowledge and experience as software engineer and geologist/palaeontologist.


Dr. Stephan Lautenschlager
School of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol
Life Sciences Building
24 Tyndall Avenue
Bristol BS8 1TQ
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 117 394 1351
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