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Publications

Articles in review/in press

Panagiotopoulou, O., Kupczik, K., Cobb, S.N. (2011) The mechanical function of the periodontal ligament in the macaque mandible: a validation and sensitivity study using finite element analysis. Journal of Anatomy, 218: 75–86. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2010.01257.

Lev-Tov Chattah*, N. Kupczik, K.*, Shahar, R., Hublin, J.-J., Weiner, S. (2011) Structure-function relations of primate lower incisors: a study of the deformation of Macaca mulatta dentition using Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI). Journal of Anatomy, 218: 87–95. * equal contributions. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2010.01234.

Articles in journals and refereed volumes

Kupczik, K., Hublin, J.-J. (2010) Mandibular Molar Root Morphology In Neanderthals And Late Pleistocene And Recent Homo sapiens. Journal of Human Evolution, 59: 525-541.

Skinner, MM, Evans, A, Jernvall, J, Kupczik, K, Olejniczak, AJ, Smith, T, Rosas, A, Radovicic, J, Tafforeau, P, Thackeray, JF, Toussaint, M, Hublin, J-J. (2010) Brief Communication: Contributions of Enamel-Dentine Junction Shape and Enamel Deposition to Primate Molar Crown Complexity. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 142: 157-163.

Kupczik, K., Olejniczak, A.J., Skinner, M.M., Hublin, J.-J. (2009) Molar crown and root size relationship in anthropoid primates. In: Koppe T, Meyer G, Alt KW (eds) Comparative Dental Morphology. Front Oral Biol., Karger, Basel, vol 13, pp 16-22.

Smith, T.M., Olejniczak, A.J., Kupczik, K., Lazzari, V., Vos, J., Kullmer, O., Schrenk, F., Hublin, J.-J., Jacob, T., Tafforeau, P. (2009) Taxonomic assessment of the Trinil molars using non-destructive 3D structural and developmental analysis. PaleoAnthropology 2009: 117-129.

Kupczik, K., Dobson, C.A., Crompton, R.H., Phillips, R., Oxnard, C.E., Fagan, M.J., O'Higgins P. (2009) Masticatory loading and bone adaptation in the supraorbital torus of developing macaques. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 139: 193-203.

Kupczik, K. (2008) Virtual biomechanics: basic concepts and technical aspects of finite element analysis in vertebrate morphology. Journal of Anthropological Sciences 86: 193-198.

Curtis, N., Kupczik, K., O.Higgins, P., Moazen, M., Fagan, M.J. (2008) Predicting Skull Loading: Applying Multibody Dynamics Analysis to a Macaque skull. Anatomical Record 291: 491-501

Kupczik, K., Dean, M.C. (2008) Comparative observations on the tooth root morphology of Gigantopithecus blacki. Journal of Human Evolution 54: 196-204.

Kupczik, K. , Dobson, C.A., Fagan, M.J., Crompton, R.H., Oxnard, C.E., O'Higgins, P. (2007) Assessing mechanical function of the zygomatic region in macaques: validation and sensitivity testing of finite element models. Journal of Anatomy 210: 41-53.

O'Higgins, P., Bastir, M., Kupczik, K. (2006) Shaping the human face. International Congress Series 1296: 55-73.

Kupczik, K. , Spoor, F., Pommert, A., Dean, C (2005). Premolar root number variation in hominoids: genetic polymorphism vs. functional significance. In: Zadzinska, E. (Ed) Current Trends in Dental Morphology Research, University of Lodz Press, Lodz, pp. 257-268.

Bräuer, G., Groden, C., Gröning, Kroll, A., Kupczik, K., Mbua, E., Pommert, A., Schiemann, T. (2004) Virtual study of the endocranial morphology of the matrix-filled cranium from Eliye Springs, Kenya. Anatomical Record 276A: 113 - 133.

Bräuer, G., Groden, C., Delling, G., Kupczik, K., Mbua, E., Schultz, M. (2003) Pathological Alterations in the Archaic Homo sapiens Cranium From Eliye Springs, Kenya. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 120: 200 – 204

 

Published abstracts

Panagiotopoulou, O., Kupczik, K., Cobb, S.N. (2010) The mechanical significance of the periodontal ligament in the macaque mandible: a validation and sensitivity study using ex vivo experimental analyses and finite element modeling. Journal of Morphology, in press.

Kupczik, K., Le Cabec, A., Hublin, J.-J. (2010) Comparative morphology of incisor and molar roots in Neanderthals, Middle Pleistocene Homo and Homo sapiens. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S50: 148.

Le Cabec, A., Kupczik, K., Toussaint, M., Braga, J., Hublin, J.-J. (2010) Incisor and Molar Root Morphology of the Juvenile Neanderthal from Scladina Cave (Belgium). American Journal of Physical Anthropology S50: 152.

Kupczik, K. (2009) Finite element analysis of craniofacial morphology in primates. Bulletin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anthropologie 14 (1-2): 40.

Fitton, L.C., Kupczik, K., Milne, N., Fagan, M.J., O'Higgins, P. (2009) The role of sutures in modulating strain distribution within the skull of Macaca fascicularis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S48: 189.

Kupczik, K., Olejniczak, A.J., Skinner, M.M., Hublin, J.-J. (2009) Scaling relationships between molar crown, root and jaw size in anthropoid primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S48: 259.

Le Cabec, A., Kupczik, K., Braga, J., Hublin, J.-J. (2009) Incisor Root Morphology in Neanderthals and Homo sapiens. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S48: 263.

Smith, A.L., Kupczik, K., Fagan, M.J., Rook, L., Strait, D.S., Grosse, I.R., O'Higgins, P. (2009) Changing faces: an examination of robust craniofacial features in Macaca majori and implications for the fossil homind record. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S48: 375.

Smith, A., Kupczik, K., Fagan, M.J., Rook, L., O'Higgins, P. (2008)
Geometric morphometrics and functional morphology of a Sardinian fossil macaque: warping and finite elements analysis of craniofacial features in Macaca majori. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 28:S3, 143A.

Kupczik, K., Skinner, M.M., Olejniczak, A.O., Hublin, J.-J. (2008) Molar dental tissue dimensions and jaw size in primates. 14th International Symposium on Dental Morphology, Greifswald, Germany, August 27-30th.

Kupczik, K., Olejniczak, A.J., Feeney, R.N.M., Skinner, M.M., Smith, T.M., Hublin, J.-J. (2007) On the relative size of crowns and roots in hominoid molars. Proceedings of the 7th Congress of the German Anthropological Association. Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 10-14 September 2007, p. 141.

Kupczik, K., Dobson, C.A., Fagan, MJ., Crompton, R.H., Oxnard, C.E., O'Higgins, P. (2007). Bone remodelling response to mechanical strains in the developing primate craniofacial skeleton. Journal of Morphology 268: 1096.

Curtis, N., Kupczik, K., Fagan, M.J., Evans, S.E. (2007) Finite element modelling of the cat skull. Journal of Morphology 268: 1063.

Fagan, M.J., Curtis, N., Dobson, C.A., Karunanayake, J.H., Kupczik, K., Moazen, M., Page, L., Phillips, R., O'Higgins, P. (2007). Voxel-based finite element analysis - working directly with microCT scan data. Journal of Morphology 268: 1071.

Curtis, N., Kupczik, K., O'Higgins, P., Fagan, MJ. (2007). Multibody dynamics analysis of a macaque skull. Journal of Morphology 268: 1063.

O’Higgins, P., Kupczik, K., Dobson, C.A., Fagan, M.J., Crompton, R.H., Phillips, R. & Oxnard, C.E. (2007) Modelling the mechanical modulation of bone remodelling fields in the cercopithecine face. Winter Meeting of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Oxford, 3-5 January 2007. Journal of Anatomy 210: 772

Kupczik, K. , Dean, M.C. & Spoor, F. (2006) Premolar root number and root surface area among hominoids. Poster presented at African Genesis: A Symposium on Hominid Evolution in Africa, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 9-14 January.

Kupczik, K. (2005) Tooth root form and dietary specialisation in carnivores. Presented at the 53rd Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. London, UK, 7-10 September 2005.

Kupczik, K. , Spoor, F., Pommert, A., Dean, M.C. (2005) Premolar root number variation in hominoids: genetic polymorphism vs. functional significance. Poster presented at the 13th International Dental Symposium on Dental Morphology, Lodz, Poland, 24-27 August.

Kupczik, K. , Dobson, C.A., O'Higgins, P., Fagan, M.J., Crompton, R.H. & Oxnard, C.E. (2005) Relating strain to craniofacial morphology in Macaca fascicularis: modelling and validation. Society for the Study of Human Biology. Proffered Papers Meeting, York, UK, 4 May. Annals of Human Biology 32: 789-799.

O'Higgins, P., Fagan, M.J., Crompton, R.H., Kupczik, K., Dobson, C.A. & Oxnard, C.E. (2005) Building the primate face: the ontogeny of mechanical adaptation in Macaca fascicularis. Symposium on Craniofacial development - "Making faces". Organised by The Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Oxford, UK, 5th-7th January. Journal of Anatomy 206: 505

Kupczik, K. , Spoor, F. & Dean, M.C. (2003) Tooth root morphology and muscle force distribution in humans and nonhuman primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Supplement) 36: 134

Kupczik, K. , Dean, M.C., Spoor, F., Höhne, K.H. & Pommert, A. (2001) A study of the relationship between volume and surface area in the crowns and roots of a modern human tooth sample. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Dental Morphology 2001, 22nd - 25th August 2001, Sheffield, U.K.

 

Invited talks

Finite element analysis in craniofacial biology and evolution. Workshop on "Digital tools for 3D modelling in anatomy and evolution", Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana, Burgos, Spain, 2010.

Model complexity in finite element analysis. Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland Symposium Craniofacial Biomechanics: in vivo to in silico. York, UK, 2009.

Experimental and modelling approaches to studies of primate craniodental structure and evolution. Joint Bone and Tooth workshop MPIs for Colloids and Interfaces & Evolutionary Anthropology. MPI for Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany, 2008.

Imaging and experimental approaches to studies of dental morphology and function. EVAN-Workshop on craniofacial development. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, 28-30 May 2008.

Form-function relationship of tooth roots in Gigantopithecus blacki and extant hominoids. Dental Tissues Workshop: 2D and 3D Insights into Human Evolution. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, 20-23 September 2006.

Three-dimensional imaging of mammalian craniodental morphology. SYNTHESYS: Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3). Initial Meeting for NA F: Implementations of Novel Physical Analytical Methods in Collection. Madrid (Spain), 21-22 June 2004.

(With Fred Spoor) CT-scanning and 3D imaging of fossils: practical aspects and specific problems Neanderthal Research and Digital Tools. International Workshop TNT. Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann, 15 -16 June 2004.

 

Theses

Kupczik, K. (2003) Tooth root morphology in primates and carnivores. Unpublished PhD thesis. University of London.

Kupczik, K. (1999) On the analysis and description of endo- and intracranial features by means of CT based 3D reconstruction: A study on Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene skulls form Tanzania (In German). Unpublished Diplom-Arbeit (MSc thesis). University of Hamburg.

 

Reports

Kupczik, K. (2010) Der Zahn der Zeit: Aktuelle Ergebnisse der Analyse von Dentalstrukturen fossiler Menschen. Jahrbuch der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 2010. [Link]

 

Databases

Kupczik K. (2005). The International Thylacine Specimen Database (ITSD). Contributed CT scans and 3D reconstructions of the dentition of the extinct Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus). 3 CD-ROMs. Release date May 2005.

 

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