Current Projects

2017

Evolution of flightlessness and gigantism in the island birds: model of the subrecent ornithofauna of New Zealand and Madagascar
Project ID:
1/0853/17
Position:
Principal Investigator
Funding Source: VEGA, Slovakia

Non-destructive high-resolution imaging of in ovo fossilized tissues of dinosaur embryos
Project ID:
2017A1714
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: Synchrotron Spring-8, Japan

 2016

The evolution of flightless gigantic birds: quantitative reconstruction of 3D growth modules of moa (New Zealand) and the elephant bird (Madagascar) based on correlations with their closest recent relatives, tinamous and kiwis
Project ID:
32694
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: Synchrotron Spring-8, Japan

Evolutionary origin and innovations of skeleton-dental characters in Archosauria
Project ID:
20155058
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: Elettra Synchrotron, Italy

2015

Quantitative analysis of bone microstructure in bird-like dinosaurs and early birds: implications to thermoregulation and paleogenomics
Project ID:
20150130
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: Paul Scherrer Institut, Swiss Light Source, Switzerland

Exploring unique aspects of Australian Dinosaurs: (a) post-cranial structure of Leaellynasaura amicagraphica, and (b) locomotion of Triassic dinosauromorphs
Project ID:
M8910
Position: Co-Investigator
Funding Source: The Australian Synchrotron, Australia