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Refereed journals

  1. Kupczik, K., Stark, H., Mundry, R., Neininger, F. T., Heidlauf, T., & Röhrle, O. (2015). Reconstruction of muscle fascicle architecture from iodine-enhanced microCT images: A combined texture mapping and streamline approach. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 382, 34-43.
  2. Kupczik, K., Chattah, N. L. T. (2014). The Adaptive Significance of Enamel Loss in the Mandibular Incisors of Cercopithecine Primates (Mammalia: Cercopithecidae): A Finite Element Modelling Study. PloS ONE, 9(5), e97677. 
  3. Stynder, D.S., Kupczik, K. (2013) Tooth root morphology in the early Pliocene African bear Agriotherium africanum (Mammalia, Carnivora, Ursidae) and its implications for feeding ecology. Journal of Mammalian Evolution DOI: 10.1007/s10914-012-9218-x.
  4. Le Cabec, A., Gunz, P., Kupczik, K., Braga, J., Hublin, J.-J. (2013) Anterior tooth root morphology and size in Neanderthals: taxonomic and functional implications. Journal of Human Evolution 64: 169-193.
  5. Le Cabec, A., Kupczik, K., Gunz, P., Braga, J., Hublin, J.-J. (2012) Long anterior tooth roots in Neanderthals are not the result of their large jaws. Journal of Human Evolution 63: 667-681.
  6. Kupczik, K., Stynder, D. (2012) Tooth root morphology as an indicator for dietary specialisation in carnivores (Mammalia: Carnivora). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105: 465-471.
  7. Smith, T.M., Kupczik, K., Machanda, Z., Skinner, M.M., Zermeno, J.P. (2012) Enamel thickness in Bornean and Sumatran orangutan dentitions. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147: 417-426.
  8. Kullmer, O., Sandrock, O., Kupczik, K., Frost, S.R., Volpato, V., Bromage, T.G., Schrenk, F. (2011) New primate remains from Mwenirondo, Chiwondo Beds in Northern Malawi. Journal of Human Evolution 61: 617-623.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Skinner, M.M., Evans, A., Smith, T., Jernvall, J., Tafforeau, P., Kupczik, K., Olejniczak, A.J., Rosas, A., Radovčić, J., Thackeray, J.F., 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Kupczik, K. (2008) Virtual biomechanics: basic concepts and technical aspects of finite element analysis in vertebrate morphology. Journal of Anthropological Sciences 86: 193-198.
  15. 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.
  16. Kupczik, K., Dean, M.C. (2008) Comparative observations on the tooth root morphology of Gigantopithecus blacki. Journal of Human Evolution 54: 196-204.
  17. 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.
  18. O’Higgins, P., Bastir, M., Kupczik, K. (2006) Shaping the human face. International Congress Series 1296: 55-73.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

Book chapters

  1. Le Cabec, A., Verna, C., Toussaint, M., Hublin, J.-J. & Kupczik, K. (2014) Micro-Computed tomographic quantification of tooth root size and tissue proportions in the Scladina I-4A juvenile, a short-rooted Neandertal. In: M. Toussaint & D. Bonjean (eds.) The Scladina I-4A Juvenile Neandertal (Andenne, Belgium) Palaeoanthropology and Context. Études et Recherches Archéologiques de l’Université de Liège, 134, p. 325-350.
  2. Kupczik, K., Olejniczak, A.J., Skinner, M.M., Hublin, J.-J. (2009) Molar crown and root size relationship in anthropoid primates. In: T. Koppe, G. Meyer, K.W. Alt (eds) Interdisciplinary Dental Morphology. Frontiers of Oral Biology Series, vol 13, pp 16-22, Karger, Basel.
  3. 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.

Scientific reports and databases

Kupczik, K. (2010) Der Zahn der Zeit: Aktuelle Ergebnisse der Analyse von Dentalstrukturen fossiler Menschen. Tätigkeitsbericht der Abteilung für Humanevolution, Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie. Jahrbuch 2010 der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

Kupczik, K. (2005). The International Thylacine Specimen Database (ITSD). Beitrag von CT-Scans und 3D-Rekonstructionen des Gebisses des ausgestorbenen Beutelwolfs (Thylacinus cynocephalus). 3 CD-ROMs. Publication date: May 2005.


AlQahtani, S.J. (2009) Atlas of tooth development and eruption (German title: Atlas der Zahnentwicklung und des Zahndurchbruchs). Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Popular science articles

Kupczik, K., Fischer, M.S. (2012) „Großmutter, warum hast du so große Zähne?“ Bezahnung und Kaufunktion beim Hund und Wolf. Unser Rassehund 11/2012.

Fischer, M.S., Kupczik, K. (2013) Auf den Zahn gefühlt: Die Beißkraft von Hund und Wolf. Der Hund 2/2013.