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Dr. Sashima Läbe

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Contact information

Steinmann-Institut
Paläontologie
Universität Bonn
Nussallee 8
D-53115 Bonn

Telefon: +49 (0)228 73-6359
E-Mail: sashimalaebe[at] uni-bonn.de

 

Research interests

  • Interpreting sauropod tracks with soil mechanics to determine body mass
  • Sauropod gait analysis based on tracks
  • Photogrammetry for 3D reconstruction and analysis of fossils
  • Fossilization and permineralization of fossil plants and tetrapod hard tissue

 

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Kienapfel, K., Läbe, S. & Preuschoft, H. (2014) Do tracks yield reliable information on gaits? – Part 1: The case of horses, Fossil Record 17, 59-67, doi: 10.5194/fr-17-59-2014
  • Schanz, T., Lins, Y., Viefhaus, H., Barciaga, T., Läbe, S., Preuschoft, H., Witzel, U. & Sander, P.M. (2013): Quantitative interpretation of tracks for determination of body mass. PLoS ONE 8 (10): e77606. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077606
  • Läbe, S., Gee, C. T., Ballhaus, C. & Nagel, T. (2012): Experimental silicification of the tree fern Dicksonia antarctica at high temperature with silica-enriched H2O vapor. Palaios 27 (11), S. 835–841. doi: 10.2110/palo.2012.p12-064r

 

Conference contributions (selection)

  • Läbe, S. (2017): The dinosaur scale – ichnology meets soil mechanics for weight estimation of sauropod dinosaurs based on their tracks. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 77th Annual Meeting, Calgary, Canada (Talk).
  • Läbe, S., Schmüdderich, C., Sander, P.M., & Schanz, T. (2017): The dinosaur scale – paleontology meets soil mechanics for weight estimation of sauropods based on their tracks. Jahrestagung Paläontologischen Gesellschaft, Münster (Talk).
  • Läbe, S. (2016): Vertical exaggeration of 3D surface models reveals additional detail in sauropod trackways. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 76th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City (Poster).
  • Läbe, S. (2016): Interpreting fossil vertebrate tracks with soil mechanics to determine body mass of the trackmaker. 43. Treffen des Arbeitskreises Wirbeltierpaläontologie der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft, Burg Lichtenberg, Pfalz (Talk).
  • Läbe, S. (2014): Interpretation of fossil vertebrate tracks with a soil mechanical approach for body mass estimation. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 74th Annual Meeting, Berlin (Poster).
  • Läbe, S., Sander, P.M., Schanz, T. & Viefhaus, H. (2014): Parameters for body mass estimation of sauropod dinosaurs based on a soil mechanical approach on the Upper Jurassic Barkhausen tracksite, Germany. GeoFrankfurt, Frankfurt (Talk).
  • Läbe, S., Sander, P.M., Schanz, T., Preuschoft, H. & Witzel, U. (2013): Gait reconstruction from sauropod trackways using photogrammetry and soil mechanical finite element analysis: A case study from the middle Kimmeridgian Barkhausen tracksite, Germany. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 73rd Annual Meeting, Los Angeles (Poster).
  • Läbe, S. & Sander, P.M. (2013): Dokumentation von Dinosaurierfährten mittels Photogrammetrie. Annual meeting of Arbeitskreis Wirbeltierpaläontologie, Laimering (Talk).
  • Schmitt, A., Gee, C. T., Läbe, S., Konietzko-Meier, D. & Sander, P. M. (2012): Brief field report on microCT reconstruction and the catenation of 3D analysis software with photogrammetry. Digital Fossil, Berlin.
  • Läbe, S., Ballhaus, C., Gee, C.T. (2011): Experimentelle Silifizierung des Baumfarnes Dicksonia antarctica. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft, Wien.
  • Läbe, S., Ballhaus, C., Gee, C.T., Rößler, R. (2011): Experimental silicification of the tree fern Dicksonia antarctica as a taphonomic analog to volcanic preservation in the Lower Permian forest of Chemnitz. Taphos, Tübingen.
  • Läbe, S., Ballhaus, C., Gee, C.T., Rößler, R. (2011): Taphonomic studies on the Lower Permian tree ferns of Chemnitz: Experimental silicification of the tree fern Dicksonia antarctica. 20th International Workshop on Plant Taphonomy, Dresden. 

 

Studies

 Since 2012 Doctoral student, University of Bonn. Title of thesis: Interpreting recent and fossil vertebrate tracks with photogrammetry and soil mechanics to determine body mass and gaits. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P. Martin Sander
Degree: Dr. rer. nat. (magna cum laude)
 2009 – 2011 Master of Science degree in geosciences, University of Bonn. Title of thesis: Experimentelle Silifizierung des Baumfarnes Dicksonia antarctica (Experimental silicification of the tree fern Dicksonia antarctica). Supervisors: Dr. Carole T. Gee and Prof. Dr. Christian Ballhaus
 2006 – 2009 Bachelor of Science degree in geosciences, University of Hannover. Title of thesis: Dinosaurierfährten und Pflanzenfossilien aus der niedersächsischen Unterkreide (Dinosaur tracks and plant fossils from the Lower Cretaceous of Lower Saxony, Germany). Supervisors: Dr. Annette Richter and Prof. Dr. Manfred Krautter

 

Professional experience

 Since 2017 Postdoc at the Steinmann-Institut, University of Bonn
 2011 – 2012 Research assistant for paleobotany related animal nutrition experiments, photogrammetry and the organization of an international workshop, Department of Paleontology, Steinmann-Institut, University of Bonn
 2010 – 2011 Student assistant for geochemical and petrological experiments and analyses, Department of Mineralogy, Steinmann-Institut, University of Bonn
 2010 – 2011 Volunteer museum jobs for guided tours, exhibitions and collection work, Goldfuß Museum, Steinmann-Institut, Bonn
 2009 – 2010 Student assistant for picking of mammal teeth from Russian Mesozoic sediments, Department of Paleontology, Steinmann-Institut, University of Bonn
 2006 – 2009 Volunteer collection work and student assistant including internships, Lower Saxony State Museum, Hannover 

 

Teaching experience

 2013 – 2014 Workshops on 3D photogrammetry using the software Agisoft PhotoScan, Steinmann-Institut, University of Bonn
 2010 – 2011 Tutorial seminar for students on vertebrate paleontology, University of Bonn
 2011 – 2012 Seminar leader of the vertebrate paleontology research seminar, University of Bonn

 

Awards and scholarship

2017 Scholarship of the University of Bonn (equal opportunities office)
2017 Participant in Romer Prize Session at SVP conference in Calgary
2016 Research scholarship of the Andrea von Braun Stiftung (~ 18.000 €)
2014 Among the finalists for the Colbert Prize poster award at SVP 2014, Berlin
2013 Travel grant (600 US$) for the conference SVP 2013, Los Angeles, USA
2012 - 2017 Doctoral scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
 2011 Poster Prize Winner, Taphos conference, Tübingen

 

Field work and excursions (selection)

 2014 Excavation and documentation of Late Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous dinosaur tracks of the Lusitanian basin, Portugal
 2014 Field trip to Mesozoic dinosaur, plant ecosystems and the marine realm in a transect from southern Germany to northern Italy
 2013 Research trip and museum collection work on Cenozoic vertebrate ichnology, USA (California, Nevada, Washington)
 2012 Research and field trip on several Mesozoic dinosaur tracksites, USA (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah)
 2011 Field assistant for paleobotanical and geochemical sampling and dinosaur excavation, USA (Colorado, Washington, Wyoming)
 2011  Research trip to Lesvos Petrified Forest, Lesvos, Greece
 2010 Excavation of Triassic terrestrial vertebrate tracks and bony remains of marine vertebrates, Winterswijk, the Netherlands
 2010 Palynological drilling in Quaternary lake sediments, Birkat Ram, Israel
 2009 Student mapping of metamorphic rocks, Münchberger Gneismassen, Oberfranken, Germany
 2008 Student mapping of Triassic sediments, Ahlsburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
 2006 – 2009 Several excavations of theropod and ornithischian tracks in the Lower Cretaceous of Münchehagen und Obernkirchen, Niedersachsen, Germany

 

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