I am a palaeontologist, specialised in dinosaur palaeobiology. To understand the biology and evolution of these animals, careful study of their fossil remains is required. I have been studying bone, tooth and eggshell tissues of fossil and extant tetrapods since 2007. During my PhD, I studied the effects of gigantism on the structure of sauropodomorph bone tissues. Since then, I developed histomorphometry and comparative histological methods to characterise and compare different mineralised tissues of various tetrapods, including dinosaurs and other reptiles, but also mammals and amphibians.
Currently, I am a member of the educational service team of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
Histology of an embryonic Lufengosaurus, a 'prosauropod' dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic of southern China. (partial plane and cross polarized light)
Bone cell lacunae in a humerus of Alamosaurus, a sauropod dinosaur from the Cretaceous of Texas.
Histology of a femur of Thecodontosaurus, a basal sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Upper Triassic of Britain.
Sampling a femur of Jobaria (a sauropod dinosaur) for histology.
Giraffatitan in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Taking gps coordinates in Archer County, TX.