Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller
My research focuses on the evolution of tetrapods, particularly reptiles. I am especially interested in patterns of phylogenetic and morphological diversification, both from a neontological and paleontological perspective. In order to address these issues my lab integrates methods from morphology, ecology, phylogenetics, and molecular biology, and uses modern and extinct organisms as study systems. A major methodological approach in our research is the application of computed tomography to investigate fossil and extant morphologies.
Müller, J., Hipsley, C. A., Head, J. J., Kardjilov, N., Hilger, A., Wuttke, M. & Reisz, R. R. (2011): Eocene lizard from Germany reveals amphisbaenian origins. Nature 473 (7347): 364–367. doi:10.1038/nature09919