Alexander Tinius - Life and Work
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Alexander Tinius

Ph.D. Zool., Dipl. Geol.

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary

2500 University Drive N.W.

Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada

e-mail: atinius@ucalgary.ca

Education

2016 - Ph.D. Zoology, University of Calgary, Alberta
 "Geometric morphometric analysis of the breast-shoulder apparatus of Greater Antillean anole ecomorphs"
      Supervisor: Dr. Anthony P. Russell
2007 - Diploma (M.Sc.), Geology/Paleontology, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Germany
 Part I: "Zur Ökologie von Confuciusornis sanctus anhand morphometrischer Vergleiche zu rezenten Vögeln."
      Advisors: Dr. David Unwin, Dr. Oliver Hampe & Dr. Rolf Kohring
 Part II: "Geologische Kartierung in der Umgebung von Querenhorst zwischen Helmstedt und Wolfsburg (Niedersachsen)"
      Advisors: Prof. Dr. Michael Schudack & Dr. Ekbert Seibertz
  
2004 - Vordiplom (B.S.), Geology/Paleontology, FUB, Germany
  
2000 - Abitur, Biology and Mathematics, Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Fürstenwalde, Germany

 

Work Experience

2017 - Cruise photographer, MSC Cruises, Geneve
 - public relations and entertainment
 - portrait photography of passengers
 - sale and other shop duties
  
2009 - 2013 - Teaching Assistant, University of Calgary, Department of Biology
 - Vertebrate Anatomy
 - Biology of Vertebrates: Crocodilians, Birds and Mammals
 - Biology of Vertebrates: Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles
  
2009 - Trainee (free Journalist), Computec Media AG, Fürth, Germany
 Online journalist for website Cynamite.de, daily publications on computer technology and entertainment
 remote organisation and task management
 self assigned preparation of print articles
  
2007 - Research Assistant (Praktikant), Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) Berlin, Germany
 Reorganizing stratigraphic collection of the middle Triassic from Upper Slecia
 Advising an exhibition on crinoids
 Literature search
  
2006    - Excavation Assistant (Praktikant), Naturhistorisches Museum/LfN Mainz, Germany
 Excavating mostly vertebrate fossils from Miocene river sediments
 Measuring historical river beds via levelling instruments
  
2006    - Free Worker, FU Berlin, Germany
 Co-supervising the "Virtual Museum of Sands"
  
2005/06 - Research Assistant (studentische Hilfskraft), FU Berlin, Germany
 Extracting gastropods from quaternary sediments
 Photographing gastropods with SEM and analogue macro-camera
 Producing photos in photo lab
 Literature search
  
2005    - Research Assistant (studentische Hilfskraft), FU Berlin, Germany
 Extracting ostracods from limestone and sediments
 Photographing ostracods with SEM

 

Publications

Download as jpg Tinius, A. & Russell, A.P. (2016): Points on the curve: an analysis of methods for assessing the shape of vertebrate claws.- Journal of Morphology, manuscript accepted June 2016.

Anderson, J.S., Pardo, J.D., Maddin, H.C., Szostakiwskyij, C. & Tinius, A. (2016): Is there an exemplar taxon for modelling the evolution of early tetrapod hearing?- Proc. R. Soc. B, 283:20160027; http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.0027.

Russell, A.P., Tinius, A. & Werner, Y.L. (2014): Nachruf: Dr. rer. nat. Uwe Norbert Hiller (1942-2008) - Wegbereiter des experimentellen Studiums der Adhäsionskräfte von Geckos auf molekularer Basis.- TERRARIA/elaphe, 2014(5):92-94; Münster (Natur und Tier-Verlag GmbH).

Russell, A.P., Tinius, A. & Werner, Y.L. (2014): Obituary: Dr. rer. nat. Uwe Norbert Hiller (1942-2008): Pioneer of experimental investigation of the molecular bases of adhesion in geckos.- Herpetological Review, 45(2):387-390.

Download as pdf Tinius, A. & Russell, A.P. (2014): Geometric morphometric analysis of the breast-shoulder apparatus of lizards: a test case using Jamaican anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae).- The Anatomical Record, 297:410-432; DOI 10.1002/ar.22869.

Szedlak, A. & Tinius, A. (2008): Erste Infos und Eindrücke zu GTA 4: Episode 1 The Lost and Damned.- Games Aktuell, 56: 18-19; Fürth (Computec Media AG).

Presentations & Posters

Download as pdf Tinius, A. & Russell, A.P. (2014): 3D geometric morphometric analysis of the pelvic girdle of Jamaican anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae).- 107th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society 2014, Universität Göttingen.

Download as jpg Tinius, A. & Russell, A.P. (2014): 3D geometric morphometric analysis of the breast-shoulder apparatus: implications for the locomotor kinematics of anole (Squamata: Dactyloidae) ecomorphs on Caribbean islands.- 62nd Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy; 23rd Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation with the Geological Curators' Group, Hull York Medical School.

Russell, A.P. & Tinius, A. (2013): Geometric morphometric analysis of the breast-shoulder apparatus of lizards: a test case using Jamaican anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae).- International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology 2013, Barcelona.

Tinius, A. & Russell, A.P. (2012): The in situ Relationships of the Clavicle in Lizards: Employing C-T Scanning to Explore the Anatomy of the Breast-Shoulder Apparatus.- World Congress of Herpetology 2012, Vancouver.

Tinius, A., Sherbet, T. & Russell, A.P. (2010): Claw Curvature in Amniotes: A Comparison of Methods.- Biological Sciences Conference 2010, Calgary; Graduate Student Conference 2010, Calgary; Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Conference 2010, Vancouver.

Bebiolka, A. & Tinius, A. (2007): Geologie und Bearbeiter von Oberschlesien, Polen. On exhibition at Freiberg 2007.

Tinius, A. (2007): Zur Ökologie von Confuciusornis sanctus anhand morphometrischer Vergleiche zu rezenten Vögeln. On exhibition at Freiberg 2007.

Gruhl, U., Tinius, A., Heubeck, C., Schmidt, A., Saßnowski, M. & Bock S. (2006): Development of a web-oriented sand database for comparative studies. On exhibition at Sediment 2006.

Tinius, A. (2006): The Neogene. On exhibition in the paleontological institute of the FUB, Germany.

Biskaborn, B. & Tinius, A. (2004): Stratigraphisches Muschelkalk-Profil bei Neuerode.

 

Field Experience

June 2006 - Prequaternary Rocks of Brandenburg
October 2005 - Oceanic Crust and Ore Deposits of Cyprus
August 2005 - Field Seminar on Hydrogeology
September 2004 - Geological Mapping of the Central Alps
July 2004 - Quaternary Geology and Ecology of Brandenburg
July 2003 - Geological Mapping of the Frankenalb (Northern Bavaria)

 

Technical Experience

Ion Coupled Plasma-Ion Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Photo Lab

Leveling Instruments (both analogue and digital)

DNA-multiplier

 

Software I already had to work with:

Microsoft Office package, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat Destiller, Golden Software Surfer, SPSS, R, Corel Draw 3.0 to 12.0, IncScape, ArcGIS 3.2 to ArcInfo 9.0, Erdas Imagine, MEGA & PAUP, Mathlab, Macromedia Dreamweaver
+ dozens of aplications for the different kinds of scanners, printers, networks, etc.

 

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