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PD Dr. Oliver Hampe

Oliver Hampe
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

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


Curator of fossil Mammals and Geology


  • Extinct Aquatic Vertebrates (Sharks, Plesiosaurs, Whales)
  • Palaeopathology
  • Geoarchaeology

Research projects

  • Cetaceans from the middle/late Miocene of Groß Pampau, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Studies on the pathology of dinosaurs and mammals
  • The internal anatomy of mysticete periotica and the evolution and development of low frequency hearing in baleen whales (Ph.D. students Indira Ritsche, Frank Wieder)
  • Animal icons on Bronze age stelae in Armenia
  • Otolith-based fishfaunas from the marine lower Oligocene of the Mainz Basin – appraisal, revision, palaeobiogeography (Ph.D. student Jan Christoph Syring)
  • Neurocranial organization and sensory perception in ancient marine reptiles (Ph.D. student Andreas Abele)
  • Dental anomalies of elasmobranchs from the late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) to Eocene of Khouribga, Morocco (Master’s student David Wagner)