Nadia Fröbisch, PhD
Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity
Phone +49 (0)30 2093 8407
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Evolution and ontogeny of fossil and extant amphibians
I am generally interested in the evolution and development of the vertebrate body plan and the relationship between ontogeny and phylogeny throughout the evolutionary history of tetrapods. My current research focuses on the evolutionary and developmental biology of amphibians. I use an integrative approach that combines data from extant taxa and the fossil record to develop a broad perspective for the evolutionary history of amphibians through deep time. Therein, the combined study of developmental patterns and processes in crown group amphibians and fossil taxa offers the unique possibility to gain an understanding for the evolution of developmental pathways and the acquisition of the derived morphologies seen in modern forms.