Annual meeting of vertebrate palaeontologists (AKW) in Magdeburg
The annual meeting of vertebrate palaeontologists in Germany (AKW) took place in Magdeburg. The overall topic of the conference this year was "Biomechanics" and fitted extremely well with the research of the project Avineck. The team of Avineck participated with a presentation on the functional morphology of the neck in birds.
Since 1974 all vertebrate palaeontologists in Germany, Austria and Suisse including foregin researchers come together for a scientific meeting over the weekend once a year. Every conference has an overall topic. In 2018, scientists presented research about biomechanics. The meeting took place in the Natural History Museum for Natural Sciences in Magedburg.
The next AKW will take place in Vienna (Austria) in March 2019!
See also the website of the German Palaeontological Society for more information.