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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

e-mail: streiber@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Ellen Schulz-Kornas

Ellen Schulz-Kornas I am fascinated by the biology of the chewing apparatus in mammals. My research focuses on the influence of biomechanical properties on evolution, morphology, dietary adaptation, and the form and function of hard tissues. I use high resolution scanning and material testing to characterise and quantify dental tissues three-dimensionally.

Principally, I am looking for general patterns and the transitions detectable in various extinct and extant mammalian orders such as primates (including humans), carnivores, ungulates, and early mammals, and I am particularly interested in testing the incidence of functional gradients in skull and teeth geometry, scaling, and wear resistance. In order to investigate this response to wear, I have used feeding experiments with controlled animal fodder as well as data from field studies.


Dr. Ellen Schulz-Kornas
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology
Postal address: Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig,

Germany phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 874
E-mail: ellen_schulz@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de