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Stefan Reiss
Steinmann-Institut für Geologie
Mineralogie und Paläontologie
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Germany

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mallisonHeinrich Mallison
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions - und Biodiversitätsforschung
Berlin, Germany

Heinrich Mallison studied Geology/ Paleontology at Tübingen University in southern Germany. After a brief stint in palaeobotany, working on fossil pine cones, he received a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) for his work on developing computer aided design and computer aided engineering modeling methods for vertebrate paleontology in 2007. This project was part of the Research Unit FOR 533 'Biology of sauropod gigantism' of the German Science Foundation (GSF) and dealt mostly with the locomotion of the 'prosauropod' Plateosaurus.

Heinrich currently continues his work on digitizing and NASTRAN-based kinetic/dynamic modeling techniques as head (and sole member) of a project at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin (MFN), again part of GSF FOR 533, modeling sauropod locomotion and related aspects.

Other current research activities involve a revision of Plateosaurus material in the MFN, cranial kinesis in large theropods, and stegosaur defense mechanisms.

If research and family allow, Heinrich prefers to spend his summer holidays digging for dinosaurs.

 

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