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Prof. Nadia Fröbisch, Ph.D.

Nadia Fröbisch
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin


  • Evolution and ontogeny of fossil and extant amphibians
  • Head of Science Programme Evolution and Geoprocesses
  • Head of Department Evolutionary Morphology


I am generally interested in the evolution and development of the vertebrate body plan and the relationship between ontogeny and phylogeny throughout the evolutionary history of tetrapods. My current research focuses on the evolutionary and developmental biology of amphibians. I use an integrative approach that combines data from extant taxa and the fossil record to develop a broad perspective for the evolutionary history of amphibians through deep time. Therein, the combined study of developmental patterns and processes in crown group amphibians and fossil taxa offers the unique possibility to gain an understanding for the evolution of developmental pathways and the acquisition of the derived morphologies seen in modern forms.