Dr Martin Rücklin


Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Darwinweg 4
2333 CR Leiden
The Netherlands
Email: Martin.Rucklin (at) naturalis.nl


School of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Building
Queen's Road
Bristol BS8 1RJ
United Kingdom

Curriculum Vitae

Scientific education

2003-2008 PhD University Tübingen: Placoderms from the Frasnian Kellwasser facies of southern Morocco: osteology, phylogeny, taphonomy and palaeobiogeographical implications

2000 Diplom Geology University Tübingen: Cranial osteology of the Late Devonian (Famennian) Dunkleosteus terrelli (Pisces: Placodermi, Arthrodira) from the Tafilalt (South Morocco)

1996-2000 Graduate studies at the University of Tübingen

1994-1996 Undergraduate studies in geology at the University of Tübingen


2013-present Postdoctoral researcher at NCB Naturalis Leiden, Brazeau lab

2013-present Visiting researcher at the University of Bristol, Donoghue lab

2010-2012 NERC postdoc at the University of Bristol

2008-2010 Marie-Curie Researcher at the University of Bristol

2003-2006 Scientific employee at the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe (SMNK), DFG research project “Kellwasser arthrodires”

2000-2002 Scientific trainee at the SMNK

Academic grants

2011 Nuffield Science Bursary

2010-2012 NERC project. Named reseacrher. Grant holder Philip Donoghue and Emily Rayfield.

2010 Nuffield Undergraduate Research Bursaries: Teeth before jaws?

2008-2010 Marie-Curie project: Jaws evolve. Together with Philip Donoghue.

2007 SYNTHESYS: research at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

2007 IGCP 491 travel grant to attend the Early vertebrates meeting in Uppsala, Sweden

2003-2006 DFG research grant: PhD project. Named researcher, grant holder Prof. Eberhard Frey and Prof. Jobst Wendt

2002 Von-Kettner-Stiftung travel grant, expedition to Southern Morocco

2000 Universitätsbund Tübingen travel grant, excavations in Southern Morocco

Fieldwork (selection)

1998-2009 Palaeozoic of Southern Morocco: Eight field-trips, first as participant and later on as head of the team

2003 Romania: Cretaceous of the Hateg-Basin

2000 Iran: DFG-Project, Devonian of Iran