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Kayleigh Wiersma

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Contact information

Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, Universität Bonn
Bereich Paläontologie
Nussallee 8
D-53115 Bonn
Telefon: +49 (0)228 73-60042
E-Mail: kw1990[at]planet.nl

 

Research Interests

  • Dinosaur Biology, Ecology and Evolution
  • Sauropod Long Bone Histology
  • Sauropod Dentition 

Education

2009 - 2012 B.Sc. in Geoscience, University of Bonn, Germany.

Title of Thesis: Morphology and Function of the Dentition of Camarasaurus. Supervisor: P.M. Sander.
2012 - 2015 M.Sc. in Geoscience, University of Bonn, Germany.

Title of Thesis: Histology of the Sauropod Long Bones from the Howe-Stephens Quarry (Morrison Formation, Wyoming): Testing Hypotheses of Skeletal Unity. Supervisor: P.M. Sander.
2015 - present Ph.D. in Paleontology, University of Bonn, Germany.

Supervisor: P.M. Sander

 

Professional Qualifications

  • Histological thin-sectioning
  • Histological core-drilling
  • Fossil excavation
  • Fossil preparation
  • Scientific drawing

Scientific Membership

Member of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft e.V.

Congress Participation

  • 3rd International Symposium on Paleohistology (July 2-5 2015, Bonn, Germany). Oral presentation: Wiersma, K., and P.M. Sander. Histology of the Sauropod Long Bones from the Howe-Stephens Quarry (Morrison Formation, Wyoming): Testing Hypotheses of Skeletal Unity.
  • 13th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (July 8-12 2015, Opole, Poland). Oral presentation: Wiersma, K., and P.M. Sander. Histology of the Sauropod Long Bones from the Howe-Stephens Quarry (Morrison Formation, Wyoming): Testing Hypotheses of Skeletal Unity.

Field Experiences

  • Roots of Paleontology: Mesozoic Plants, Marine Reptiles, and Dinosaur Deposits in England (2010)
  • Mesozoic Dinosaur and Plant Ecosystems and the Marine Realm in a Transect from southern Germany to northern Italy (2011)
  • Dinosaur excavation at the Dana Quarry, Wyoming, USA, organized by the Sauriermuseum Aathal, Switzerland (2011, 2012, and 2013)
  • Preparation of Sauropod bones excavated in Wyoming, USA
  • at the Sauriermuseum Aathal, Switzerland (2012, 2014, and 2015)
  • Paleontology and Biology of Texas: an Integrated Field Course (2013)

Publications

Wiersma, K., and P. M. Sander. In prep. The Dentition of a well preserved specimen of Camarasaurus sp.: Implications for Function, Tooth Replacement, Soft Part Reconstruction, and Food Intake. Paläontologische Zeitschrift.
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