Apl. Prof. Dr. Eberhard Frey, Dipl.-Biol.

Apl. Prof. Dr. Eberhard Frey, Dipl.-Biol.
Apl. Prof. Dr. Eberhard Frey, Dipl.-Biol.

Leiter Geowissenschaften, Kurator

Telefon: +49 721 175-2117
E-Mail: dino.frey@smnk.de

Beruflicher Werdegang

1975 bis 1982 Studium Biologie Diplom an der Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen.

1988 Promotion; Thema der Dissertation: „Das Tragsystem der Krokodile bei der terrestrischen Lokomotion – eine anatomische, biomechanische und phylogenetische Analyse.“

1982 bis 1988 wissenschaftlicher Angestellter im Rahmen konstruktionsmorphologischer Forschungsprojekte.

1989 – 1990 wissenschaftlicher Angestellter am Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt (Messelkrokodile).

1990 bis 1992 wissenschaftlicher Angestellter am Staatlichen Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe.

1992 bis 2003 Oberkonservator.

1997 bis 2003 kommissarischer Leiter der geowissenschaftlichen Abteilung.

Seit 2003 Hauptkonservator und Abteilungsleiter.

Lehre

1996 bis 1997 Vorlesung „Evolution der Wirbeltiere“ an der Universität Heidelberg.

Seit Sommersemester 1998 Lehrveranstaltungen, Seminare und Exkursionen zu den Themenbereichen Evolution und vergleichenden Anatomie der Wirbeltiere sowie der regionalen Floristik und Faunistik am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). Betreuung von Diplom-, Bachelor-, Master- und Doktorarbeiten am KIT und anderen Universitäten im In- und Ausland.

2002 Habilitation an der Fakultät für Bio- und Geowissenschaften der Universität Karlsruhe für das Fach Paläontologie (heute KIT). Thema der Habilitationschrift: „Konstruktionsmorphologie und Biomechanik in der Paläontologie“.

2007 Umhabilitation an der Fakultät für Chemie und Biowissenschaften für das Fach Zoologie.

Seit 2011 Ringvorlesung Bionik und Architektur an der Universität Stuttgart.

Aufgaben am SMNK

  • Wissenschaftliche und organisatorische Leitung der Geowissenschaftlichen AbteilungBetreuung regionaler paläontologischer Forschungs- und Grabungsvorhaben 

  • Organisation und Leitung von Drittmittelprojekten im In- und Ausland

  • Ausstellungsplanung, -beratung und -betreuung

  • Verwaltung der paläontologischen Sammlungen

  • Ausbildung von Schülern, Studenten und Lehrern insbesondere im Bereich Wirbeltierevolution und vergleichende Anatomie (seit 2009 auch im Rahmen des Projektes „Wissenschaft in die Schulen“)

  • Sonderführungen und –veranstaltungen (z.B. für das Hectorseminar)

Forschungsinteressen

  • Mesozoische und rezente Reptilien, insbesondere fliegende und schwimmende Formen

  • frühe Synapsiden (Säugetierevolution)

  • Evolutionsprozesse insbesondere bei Wirbeltieren

  • Biomechanik und Konstruktionsmorphologie

  • Paläobiogeografie von Meeressystemen während des Erdmittelalters

  • Entwicklung des Oberrheingrabens vom Oligozän bis heute, einschließlich der Eiszeit

  • Forschungsprojekte in Mexiko und Chile

  • Umsetzung von aktueller Forschung ins Ausbildungs- und Bildungsprozesse

Gremientätigkeit

Wissenschaftlicher Beisitzer des Homo heidelbergensis von Mauer e.V. und der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft, Vizepräsident der European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Fachgutachter für die DFG, die Humboldt-Stiftung und die National Science Foundation (USA), Juror für Jugend forscht (Nordschwarzwald Baden), CITES Gutachter für Felle und Elfenbein.

Mitgliedschaften

Homo heidelbergensis von Mauer e.V., Paläo-Geo-e.V., Paläontologische Gesellschaft, European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontolgists e.V. (EAVP), The Palaeontological Association (PALASS), Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP), Oberrheinischer Geologischer Verein e.V., Societatea Geologică a României, Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein Karlsruhe e.V., Freunde des Naturkundemuseums Karlsruhe e.V..

Projekte

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Ausgewählte Publikationen

Laaß, M., Frey, E., Kaestner, A. and Vontobel, P. (2013):
New insights into the sinus systems of nonmammalian synapsids with the help of neutron tomography.. Abstract 11th EAVP Meeting – Villers-sur-Mer France.
Laaß, M., Hoff, C. And Frey, E. (2013):
Flying dragons and hunting sea monsters – animated 3D models for scientific studies and museum films.. Abstract 11th EAVP Meeting – Villers-sur-Mer France..
Elgin R.A., Frey E. (2012):
A nearly complete ornithocheirid pterosaur from the Aptian (Early Cretaceous) Crato Formation of NE Brazil. Acta Palaeontontologica Polonica. 57: 101-110
Frey E. (2012):
Supergleiter ohne Zukunft. Paläontologie - 100 Jahre Paläontologische Gesellschaft (Martin T., Koenigswald G., Radtke G., Rust J.)., München, Verlag Friedrich Pfeil: 94-95
Frey E., Elgin RA., Stinnesbeck W., Gutierrez Padilla JM., Ifrim C., Giersch S., Gonzalez Gonzalez AH. (2012):
New specimen of a nyctosaurid pterosaur, cf. Muzquizopteryx spec. from the Late Cretaceous of northeast Mexico - the oldest known nyctosaurid pterosaur. Revista Méxicana de Ciencias Geológicas. 29: 131-139
Frey E., Tischlinger H. (2012):
Tödliche Augenblicke - konserviert über Jahrmillionen. Globulus - Beiträge der Natur- und Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft für Ingolstadt. 16: 53-60
Frey E., Tsichlinger H. (2012):
The Late Jurassic Pterosaur Rhamphorhynchus, a frequent victim of the ganoid fish Aspidorhynchus?. PLoS ONE. 7-e31945
Hone DWE., Tischlinger H., Frey E., Röper M. (2012):
A new non-pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Late Jurassic of southern Germany. PLoS ONE. 7-e39312
Iliopoulos G., Frey E. (2012):
Proceedings of the 9th EAVP meeting Heraklion 2011. Palaeodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. 92: 169-170
Kuhn C., Frey E. (2012):
Walking like caterpillars, flying like bats - pinniped locomotion. Palaeodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. 92: 197-210
Kümmell SB., Frey E. (2012):
Digital arcade in the autopodia of Synapsida: standard position of the digits and dorsoventral excursion angle of digital joints in the rays II-IV. Palaeodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. 92: 171-196
Laaß M., Frey E., Kaestner A. Vontobel P. (2012):
What could anomodonts hear? [Abstract]. Fundamental; 10th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists., Teruel, Spain
Laaß, M., Frey, E., Hauschke, N., Wilde, V., Kaestner, A., Vontobel, P., Kardjilov, N. & Hilger, A. (2012):
Neutron tomography and methods of 3D visualization for the non-destructive study of fossils. [Abstract]. International Conference on Fossil Digitizing and Digital Collection Data Handling., Berlin 24-26 Sept. 2012
Laaß, M., Frey, E., Kaestner, A., Vontobel, P. & Hilger, A. (2012):
Sound localisation in small anomodonts.. Terra Nostra. 2012/3: 104
Monninger SM., Frey E., Tischlinger H. (2012):
Supporting structures in the flight membrae of pterosaurs. 10th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Fundamental, Teruel, Spain. 165: 168
Pardo Pérez JM., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W., Rivas L., Salazar C., Leppe M. (2012):
An ichtyosaur forefin from the Lower Cretaceous Zapata Formation of southern Chile: implication for morphological variability within Platypterygius. Palaeodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. 92: 287-294
Pardo Pérez JM., Rivas L., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W. (2012):
Two new ichtyosaurs from the Early Cretaceous sediments of the Tyndall Glacier area in Torres del Paine Nacional Park, South Chile. 10th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Fundamental, Teruel, Spain.: 179-182
Rivera Sylva HE., Frey E. (2012):
Dinosaurs from Mexico. 10th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Fundamental, Teruel, Spain.: 211-214
Tischlinger H., Frey E. (2012):
Dumm gelaufen: Jagdszenen im Jurameer. Fossilien. 4: 210-216
Elgin RA., Frey E. (2011):
A new ornithocheirid, Barbosania gracilirostris gen. et sp. nov. (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) from the Santana Formation (Cretaceous) of NE Brazil. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology.: 1-17
Elgin RA., Hone DWE., Frey E. (2011):
The extent of the pterosaur flight membrane. Acta Palaeontontologica Polonica. 56: 99-111
Frey E., Tischlinger H. (2011):
On the strange relation between the long-tailed pterosaur Rhamphorhynchus and fishes. European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, 9th annual Meeting, 14-19 June 2011.: 26-26
Giersch S., Frey E., Ifrim C., Stinnesbeck W., Gonzales Gonzales AH. (2011):
Late Cretaceous fish assemblages in northeastern Mexico and their palaeobiogeographical significance. In: Götz, S., Bengtson, P., Cueto Berciano, F. J., Stinnesbeck, W. (Eds.): 22nd International Colloquium on Latin America Earth Science, GAEA heidelbergensis. 18: 96
Jungnickel SN., Frey E. (2011):
Anatomy, locomotion and constructional morphology of the polecat and the ferret (Mustela putorius putorius and M. p. furo, Mustelidae, Carnivora. European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, 9th annual Meeting, 14-19 June 2011.: 31-31
Kuhn C., Frey E. (2011):
Walking like caterpillars, flying like bats – pinniped locomotion. European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, 9th annual Meeting, 14-19 June 2011.: 33-33
Kümmell SB., Frey E. (2011):
Evolution of autopodial rotation in Synapsida between the Permian and the Cretaceous. European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, 9th annual Meeting, 14-19 June 2011.: 34-34
Meyer CA., Frey E., Thüring B. (2011):
Ichnological evidence of taphonomic feedback in vertebrates. Examples from the Late Jurassic and Cretaceous. European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, 9th annual Meeting, 14-19 June 2011.: 40
Monninger S., Frey E. (2011):
Backward, forward or completely different: wing sweep in pterosaurs. European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, 9th annual Meeting, 14-19 June 2011.: 43-43
Frey E., Elgin RA. (2010):
Die Landwirbeltiere der Crato- und Santanaformation. Offizieller Katalog der 47 Mineralientage München 29-31 Oktober 2010.: 112-116
Frey E., Tischlinger H. (2010):
Evidence for progressive mineralization of fibrous cranial crests in pterosaurs from the Solnhofen Lithographic Limestone of southern Germany. Acta Geosientica Sinica. 31: 23
Giersch S., Frey E., Cavin L. (2010):
The swimming bulldog – Jaw mechanics and locomotion in ichthyodectiform fishes. 8th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists Museum d´Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence.: 36
Giersch S., Frey E., Ifrim C., Stinnesbeck W., Gonzales Gonzales AH. (2010):
Ptychodontid sharks from the Upper Cretaceous locality Vallecillo (North-eastern Mexico). Fifth international meeting on Mesozoic fishes - Universidad Autonoma de Estado de Hidalgo.: 43-43
Giersch S., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W., Gonzales Gonzales AH. (2010):
Pachyrhizodus caninus Cope, 1872 (Teleostei, Crossognathiformes) from the early Turonian of Vallecillo (Mexico). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen. 258: 219-228
Ifrim C., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W., Giersch S. (2010):
Databases as key to understanding fossil lagerstätten – an example for Vallecillo, NE Mexico. Fifth international meeting on Mesozoic fishes - Universidad Autonoma de Estado de Hidalgo.: 55
Ifrim C., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W., Giersch S. (2010):
Research into the Turonian (Late Cretaceous) fosils from the platy limestone at Vallecillo, Nuevo León, Mexico – State of the art. Fifth international meeting on Mesozoic fishes - Universidad Autonoma de Estado de Hidalgo.: 56
Ifrim C., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W., Giersch S. (2010):
Scientific excavation versus random collection in a fossil lagerstätte - A case study at Vallecillo, NE Mecixo. Fifth international meeting on Mesozoic fishes - Universidad Autonoma de Estado de Hidalgo.: 54
Monninger S., Frey E., Elgin RA., Tischlinger H., Sartori J., Schneider P. (2010):
Folds, wrinkles and the material properties of the pterosaurian flight membrane. Acta Geosientica Sinica. 31: 52
Tischlinger H., Frey E. (2010):
Multilayered is not enough! New soft tissue structures in the Rhamphorhynchus flight membrane. Acta Geosientica Sinica. 31: 64
Burkhardt C., Frey E. (2009):
Anatomical peculiarities in Phoca (Mammalia: Pinnipedia) and their consequences on locomotion and moving options. 7th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists July 20th to July 24th , 2009. 16
Elgin AR., Hone D., Frey E. (2009):
Extreme pneumaticity in pterosaurs. 7th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists July 20th to July 24th , 2009. 24
Frey E. (2009):
Flat flyers - pterosaurs in laminated limestone. 5th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk.: 26-27
Frey E., Giersch S., Munk W. (2009):
Durlachia striata gen. nov., spec. nov., a new beetle (Coleoptera) from the Upper Buntsandstein (German Lower Triassic) from Karlsruhe. Carolinea. 67: 5-12
Frey E., Meyer CA. (2009):
The oldest azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen limestone (Blumenberg, Bavaria; Early Tithonian) of Southern Germany. 5th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk.: 28-29
Frey E., Monninger S. (2009):
The Kraichgau Caribbean - fieldguide to the clay pit Unterfeld near Frauenweiler and Rauenberg, Rupelian, Early Oligocene. 5th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk.: 85-92
Frey E., Pérez JP., Stinnesbeck W., Salazar C., Leppe M. (2009):
Excavation extreme – ichthyosaur hunting in the Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. 7th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists July 20th to July 24th , 2009. 30
Giersch S., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W., Gonzalez Gonzalez AH. (2009):
Late Cretaceous open marine Plattenkalk localities in northeastern Mexico - characteristics of the fossil fish assemblage. 5th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk.: 34-35
Giersch S., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W., Gonzalez Gonzalez AH. (2009):
Size range and intestinal content – hints on the palaeoecology of the fossil ichthyofauna from the Late Cretaceous locality Vallecillo (northwestern Mexico). 7th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists July 20th to July 24th , 2009. 33
Jungnickel S., Frey E. (2009):
Aspects of constructional morphology of Mustelidae and Viverridae (Carnivora). 7th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists July 20th to July 24th , 2009. 37
Monninger S., Frey E. (2009):
Oligocene bats from the clay pits around Frauenweiler. 7th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists July 20th to July 24th , 2009. 51
Pérez JP., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W., Salazar C., Leppe M. (2009):
Life and death of the Torres del Paine ichthyosaurs, southern Chile. 7th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists July 20th to July 24th , 2009. 55
Rivera-Sylva HE., Frey E., Palomino-Sánchez FJ., Guzmán-Gutiérrez JR., Ortiz-Mendieta JA. (2009):
Preliminary Report on a Late Cretaceous Vertebrate Fossil Assemblage in Northwestern Coahuila, Mexico. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana. 61: 239-244
Rivera-Sylva HE., Guzmán-Gutiérrez JR., Frey E. (2009):
Evidence of predation on the vertebra of a hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) of Coahuila, Mexico. Carnets de Géologie. 2: 1-6
Eck K., Frey E. (2008):
The osteology of Tapejara wellnhoferi Kellner 1989 from the Santana Formation of the Araripe Basin (NO-Brasilien). 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.
Elgin AR., Frey E. (2008):
A new azhdarchid pterosaur from the Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) of Lebanon. 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.: 107
Elgin AR., Frey E. (2008):
Anisotropic deformation and warping of the pterosaur wing. 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.: 36-37
Elgin AR., Frey E. (2008):
You show me your sutures and I'll tell you your age. Age traces in an young Anhanguera skeleton. 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.: 33-45
Elgin AR., Frey E. (2008):
The problem of the pterosaur wrist. 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.: 25
Elgin AR., Frey E. (2008):
You show me your sutures and I'll tell you your age. Age traces in an young Anhanguera skeleton. 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.: 33-45
Elgin AR., Palmer C., Hone DWE., Grau CA., Greenwell D., Frey E. (2008):
Testing the functional significance of cranial crests as aerodynamic feature within Pterosauria. 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.: 106
Frey E., Schreiber D., Härting J., Braun M. (2008):
Urmenschen - eine Spurensuche. Begleitheft zur Ausstellung (SMNK).: 1-38
Giersch S., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W., Gonzalez Gonzalez AH. (2008):
Fossil fish assemblages of northeastern Mexico: New evidence of Mid Cretaceous actinopterygian radiation. 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists. 43-45: 43-45
Meyer CA., Frey E., Thüring B. (2008):
The pitfalls of interpreting incomplete dinosaur trackways an example of a dromaeosaurid trackway from the late Cretaceous of the Sierra Madre Oriental (cerro del Pueblo Formation, Late Campanian; Parras Basin, Coahuila, NE Mexico). 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.: 69-73
Monninger S., Frey E. (2008):
Humming birds and sea cows at the foothills of Kraichgau: a unique fossil assemblage in the Rheingraben near Karlsruhe. 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.: 112
Prondvai E., Tanács T., Frey E. (2008):
Mass estimation of pterosaurs: a case study on Rhamphorhynchus and the problems of finding the best method. 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.: 80-81
Stinnesbeck W., Frey E., Ifrim C., López-Olíva JG., Giersch S., Gonzalez Gonzalez AH., Padilla Sanchez JM. (2008):
Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian - Coniacian) open marine plattenkalk -deposits in Ne Mexico. II Coloquio Geocientifico Internacional.
Buchy M., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W., López-Olíva JG. (2007):
Cranial anatomy of a Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) mosasaur (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from morth-east Mexico.. Revista Méxicana de Ciencias Geológicas. 24: 89-103
Frey E., Meyer CA. (2007):
Late Jurassic azhdarchoid pterosaurs - rootless in phylogeny, but azhdarchoid by construction. 5th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists.: 28-30
Frey E., Salisbury SW. (2007):
Crocodilians of the Crato Formation: evidence for enigmatic species (Chapter 16). In: The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil, Window into an Ancient World, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.: 463-474
Ifrim C., Frey E., Stinnesbeck W. (2007):
Scientific excavation versus random collection in a fossil Lagerstätte - a case study at Vallecillo, NE Mexico. 20th Colloquium on Latin American Geosciences.: 221
Ifrim C., Stinnesbeck W., Frey E. (2007):
Pseudaspidoceras flexuosum: an ammonite with flexible spines from the early Turonian of NE Mexico. 20th Colloquium on Latin American Geosciences.: 220
Schwarz D., Frey E., Meyer CA. (2007):
Pneumaticity and soft-tissue reconstructions in the neck of diplodocid and dicraeosaurid sauropods. Acta Palaeontontologica Polonica. 52: 167-188
Bechly G., Bernor R. L., Böttcher R., Fejfar O., Frey E., Giersch S., Haas R., Heizmann E. P. J., Kovar-Eder J., Mittmann H.-W., Munk W., Nelson S., Rasser M., Slamkova M., Wähnert V., Ziegler R., Ziems A. (2005):
Multidisciplinary Palaentological Research at the late Miocene (MN9) locality of Höwenegg (Baden-Württemberg). Hubmann, B. & Piller, W. E. (Hrsg.), 2005: 75. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft – Beitragskurzfassungen. – Ber. Inst. Erdwiss., K.-F.-Univ. Graz. 10