Stefanie Klug
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Education


2009 Disputation at the Free University Berlin, Deparment of Geosciences (scl)
2008 Dissertation at the Free University Berlin, Department of Geosciences (scl)
Thesis: Morphology and Phylogeny of Synechodontiform Sharks (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) with Comments on the Origin and Early Evolution of Neoselachii
2006 - 2008 PhD-Student at the Free University Berlin
2005 - 2006 PhD-Student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
2004 Diploma in Geology/Palaeontology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Thesis: Microfacial analyses and Palaeoecology of a reef association from the Upper Kimmeridgian (Malm epsilon) of Saal/Donau
Geological Mapping: Geological mapping of Kirchleus/Rugendorf (Upper Franconia)
2000 - 2004 Diploma student at the Department of Geo- and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
2000 Vordiploma in Geology/Palaeontology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
1999 - 2000 BSc student at the Department of Geo- and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
1998 - 1999 BSc student at the Department of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
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Professional Background


2013 - 2015 DFG Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, School of Earth Sciences (Rivalry or coincidence: what causes the extinction of marine top-predators)
2010 - 2012 Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, School of Earth Sciences (Novelties and phylogeny in the evolutionary radiation of modern sharks and rays)
2009 - 2010 Guest researcher at the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart
2008 - 2011 Assistant editor in the Editorial office of "Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde Berlin" (scientific journals: "Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift", "Fossil Record" and "Zoosystematics and Evolution")
2006 - 2009 Scientific fellow in the research project at the MfN Berlin: Environmental controls and distribution of Late Jurassic neoselachians from the Iberian Basin (NE Spain) in the European context (DFG, J. Kriwet)
2005 - 2006 Scientific fellow in the research project at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich: Environmental controls and distribution of Late Jurassic neoselachians from the Iberian Basin (NE Spain) in the European context (DFG, J. Kriwet)
2005 Internship at the Bavarian collection of Palaeontology and Geology (Main subject: composition and graphic of the Journal "Zitteliana")
1999 - 2005 Scientific assistant of the Department of Geo- and Environmental Sciences, Section Palaeontology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and of the Bavarian collection of Palaeontology and Geology
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Membership in professional organisations


Paläontologische Gesellschaft
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Academic Grants and Awards


2013 DFG Research Fellowship (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 2 years), University of Bristol, United Kingdom
2010 Marie Curie Research Fellowship (EU, 2 years), University of Bristol, United Kingdom
2009 Synthesys grant for visiting the Natural History Museum of London (2 weeks)
2009 Synthesys grant for visiting the Muséum national d´Histoire naturelle Paris (2 weeks)
2009 Travel grant of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to Bristol, UK (Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology)
2007 RBINS research fellowship for visiting the collection of Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (2 weeks)
2006 Award for poster presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft in Kiel (Germany)
2005 Award for poster presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft in Graz (Austria)
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Conferences and Symposia


  • 1st Workshop on Deep-Sea Palaeontology, Göttingen, Germany (2013)
  • Talk Timing of deep-sea adaptation in sharks (invited talk)
  • 1st Workshop on the fishes of the Solnhofen Archipelago, Eichstätt, Germany (2012)
  • Talk Cartilaginous fishes (Chondrichthyes) from the Later Jurassic lithographic limestones of southern Germany
  • 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Las Vegas, USA (2011)
  • Poster Node age estimations and the origin of angel sharks, Squatiniformes (Neoselachii, Squalomorphii) (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
  • 82nd Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Vienna, Austria (2011)
  • Poster 1 Freshwater sharks (Chondrichthyes, Hybodontiformes) from the Late Jurassic Junggar Basin (Xinjiang, NW China) (Co-authored by T. Tütken, O. Wings, H.-U. Pfretzschner & T. Martin)
    Poster 2 First Mesozoic chimaeroid fish record (Holocephali, Chimaeriformes) from the Iberian Peninsula with comments on the Palaeoecology of Ischyodus (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
    Poster 3 Microfauna (conodonts, shark and fish teeth) and stable isotope geochemistry from the Middle Triassic (Upper Anisian-Lower Ladinian) (Co-authored by S. I. Kaiser)
    Poster 4 The Late Cretaceous deep-sea fish assemblage (Chondrichthyes, Actinopterygii) of the island of Timor, SE Asia (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
  • 58th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA), Cambridge, UK (2010)
  • Talk Dental morphologies and sexual dimorphism in stem-group neoselachians (Synechodontiformes): Implications for taxonomic diversity.
  • 81st Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Munich, Germany (2010)
  • Talk 1 Defining stem-lineage neoselachians (Synechodontiformes): Implications for the origin and evolution of modern sharks and rays.
    Talk 2 Of genes and fossils: Reconstructing adaptive processes in dog-fish sharks. (Co-authored by J. Kriwet, N. Straube and U. Schliewen; given by JK).
    Poster 1 Interspecific variation or sexual dimorphism: is early neoselachian diversity an artefact or substantial?
    Poster 2 Antiquity and origin of angel sharks (Chondrichthyes, Squatiniformes). (Co-authored by J. Kriwet).
  • 37th Meeting of the German working-group "Vertebrate Palaeontology", Vienna, Austria (2010)
  • Poster Fossil evidence for time node estimates of the origin and deep-water adaptation of dogfish sharks (Squaliformes). (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
  • 80th Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Bonn, Germany (2009)
  • Poster Did men encounter the Megatooth shark? (Co-authored by J. Kriwet).
  • 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Bristol, United Kingdom (2009)
  • Talk 1 Inter- and Intrarelationships of extinct synechodontiform sharks (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii): when is a shark a neoselachian?
    Talk 2 Node age estimates of angel and dogfish sharks (Chondrichthyes, Neoselachii) using constrained fossil data and molecular clocks for dating the origin of hypnosqualean and derived "orbitostylic" sharks, respectively. (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
  • 10th Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, Teruel, Spain (2009)
  • Talk Environmental Distribution of selachians within the early Cretaceous of NE Spain. (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
  • 5th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk, Basel, Switzerland (2009)
  • Talk Synechodontiformes, a largely disregarded group of early modern sharks in the Jurassic.
  • 68th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Clevland, Ohio, U.S.A. (2008)
  • Talk Ostariophysan otoliths and their stratigraphic and systematic value (Co-authored by B. Reichenbacher & T. Schulz-Mirbach)
    Poster 1 Neoselachian intrrelationships, fossils, and the origin of major Neoselachian lineages (Co-authored by J. Kriwet).
    Poster 2 Diversification patterns of early sharks and rays (Chondrichthyes, Neoselachii) (Co-authored by J. Kriwet & W. Kiessling).
  • 79th Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Erlangen, Germany (2008)
  • Talk Permian vertebrate food web (Co-authored by J. Kriwet, F. Witzmann & U.H.J. Heidtke).
    Poster 1 New information on Mio-Pliocene Peruvian vertebrate diversity (Co-authored by J. Kriwet).
    Poster 2 Skeletal remains of the Miocene lamniform shark, Cosmopolitodus hastalis, from Peru (Co-authored by J. Kriwet).
  • Chondrichthyan Meeting I - Evolution and Diversity of Chondrichthyans, Warsaw, Poland (2008)
  • Talk The Late Jurassic neoselachian Macrourogaleus Fowler, 1947 is a palaeospinacid shark (Elasmobranchii, Synechodontiformes).
  • 6th Conference of the German Society of Ichthyology (GFI), Munich, Germany (2008)
  • Talk Phylogeny and palaeobiology of dogfish sharks. (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
  • 11thAnnual Meeting and Science Conference of the European Elasmobranch Association, Brest, France (2007)
  • Poster 1 First articulated skeleton of the extinct lamniform shark "Isurus" hastalis. (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
    Poster 2 Fossil record support molecular evidence of the systemaic position of rays and skates. (Co-authored by J. Dummasch & J. Kriwet)
    Poster 3 Upper Jurassic neoselachians from Spain in the European context. (Co-authored by A. Pigowske & J. Kriwet)
  • 67th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Austin, Texas, U.S.A. (2007)
  • Talk Direct evidence of predator-prey-resource interactions in a Permian aquatic ecosystem. (Co-authored by J. Kriwet & F. Witzmann)
  • 34th Meeting of the German working-group "Vertebrate Palaeontology", Freiburg, Germany (2007)
  • Poster 1 A short synopsis of Cretaceous synechodontiform sharks (Chondrichthyes, Neoselachii) from Antarctica).
    Poster 2 Diversity and geography patterns of Late Jurassic neoselachians. (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
  • 66th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Ottawa, Canada (2006)
  • Poster 1 New skeletal remains of palaeospinacid sharks - key taxa for understanding the interrelationships of Synechodontiformes (Neoselachii).
    Poster 2 Diversity and geography patterns of Late Jurassic neoselachians (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii). (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
    Poster 3 Revision of Miocene mackarel sharks (Chondrichthyes, Lamniformes) including special references to Miocene lamniformes from Groß Pampau (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany). (Co-authored by H. Mewis)
  • 77th Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Kiel, Germany (2006)
  • Talk 1 Combined Phylogenetic Methods: Reconstructing Evolutionary Mechanisms of Elasmobranchs. (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
    Talk 2 Phylogeny and Fossil Record of Squaliform Sharks (Chondrichthyes, Neoselachii). (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
    Talk 3 Diversity and biogeography patterns of Late Jurassic neoselachians (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii). (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
    Poster Taxonomy and distribution of Late Jurassic angelsharks (Chondrichthyes: Squatinidae). (Co-authored by J. Kriwet, M. de Carvalho)
  • 33th Meeting of the German working-group "Vertebrate Palaeontology", Greifswald, Germany (2006)
  • Talk Environments and habitats of Late Jurassic Neoselachians (Chondrichthyes).
  • 65th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Mesa/Phoenix, U.S.A. (2005)
  • Talk Phylogeny and fossil record of squaliform sharks (Chondrichthyes, Neoselachii). (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
  • 76th Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Graz, Austria (2005)
  • Talk Revision of synechodontiform sharks (Neoselachii; Galeomorphii). (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
    Poster 1 Phylogeny of Late Jurassic carpetsharks (Neoselachii, Orectolobiformes). (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
    Poster 2 New insights into diversity and distribution of palaeospinacid sharks (Neoselachii, Synechodontiformes) from the lithographic limestones of southern Germany (Upper Jurassic). (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
  • 4th Meeting on Mesozoic Fishes - Systematics, homology & Character Definition, Madrid, Spain (2005)
  • Poster Palaeospinacid sharks from the Cretaceous of Gondwana. (Co-authored by J. Kriwet, H.J. Nunez & J.M. Lirio)
  • 32th Meeting of the German working-group "Vertebrate Palaeontology", Kleinbottwar, Germany (2005)
  • Talk Basal Neoselachians from the Upper Jurassic.
  • 4th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk, Eichstätt, Germany (2004)
  • Poster 1 Late Jurassic carpetsharks (Neoselachii, Orectolobiformes) from South Germany. (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
    Poster 2 Occurrence and diversity of palaeospinacid sharks (Neoselachii, Synechodontiformes) from the Upper Jurassic lithographic limestones of South Germany. (Co-authored by J. Kriwet)
  • 75th Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Göttingen, Germany (2004)
  • Poster Paläoökologische Rekonstruktion sanddominierter Korallenhecken im Oberkimmeridgium von Saal a. d. Donau. (Co-authored by R.R. Leinfelder, M. Nose, D. Schmid & W. Werner)
  • 74th Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Mainz, Germany (2003)
  • 9th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera, Graz, Austria (2003)
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