Publications

 

  • Chusyd DE, Ackermans NL, Austad SN, Hof PR, Mielke MM, Sherwood CC, Allison DB. Aging: What we can learn from elephants (2021). Frontiers in Aging. 2(36). doi.org/10.3389/fragi.2021.726714

     

  • Ackermans NL, Varghese M, Wicinski B, Torres J, De Gasperi R, Pryor D, Elder GA, Gama Sosa MA, Reidenberg JS, Williams TM, Hof PR. Unconventional animal models for traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (2021). Journal of Neuroscience Research, 00, 1-15. doi.org/10.1002/jnr.24920

     

  • Ackermans N. L., Winkler DE, Schulz-Kornas E, Kaiser TM, Martin LF, Hatt J-M, Clauss M. Dental wear proxy correlation in a long-term feeding experiment on sheep (Ovis aries) (2021). Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 18, 20210139. doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2021.0139

     

  • Clauss, M., Truempler, J., Ackermans, N. L., Kitchener, A. C., Hantke, G., Stagegaard, J., Takano, T., Shintaku,  Y., Matsuda, I. Intraspecific Macroscopic digestive anatomy of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta), including a comparison of frozen and formalin-stored specimens (2020). Primates. doi.org/10.1007/s10329-020-00873-8

  • Ackermans, N. L., Martin, L. F., Codron, D., Hummel, J., Kircher, P. R., Richter, H., Kaiser, T. M., Clauss, M., Hatt, J.-M. Mesowear represents a lifetime signal in sheep (Ovis aries) within a long-term feeding experiment (2020). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 553:109793.
    doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109793

  • Ackermans, N. L., Martin, L. F., Codron, D., Kircher, P. R., Richter, H., Clauss, M., Hatt, J-M. Confirmation of a wear-compensation mechanism in dental roots of ruminants (2020). The Anatomical Record (online). doi.org/10.1002/ar.24402

  • Schulz-Kornas, E., Winkler, D. E., Clauss, M., Carlsson, J., Ackermans, N. L., Martin, L.F., Hummel, J., Müller, D. W. H., Hatt, J-M., Kaiser, T.M. Everything matters: molar microwear texture in goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) fed diets of different abrasiveness. (2020) Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 552:109783. doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109783

  • Hatt, J-M., Codron, D., Ackermans, N. L., Martin, L. F., Richter, H., Kircher, P. R. , Gerspach, C., Hummel, J., Clauss, M. Differences in the rumen washing mechanism in sheep fed diets with abrasives of various concentrations and sizes (2020). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 109728. doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109728

  • Ackermans, N. L., Winkler, D. E., Clauss, M., Kaiser, T. M. (2020). Dust and grit matter: abrasives of different size lead to opposing dental microwear textures in experimentally fed sheep (Ovis aries). Journal of Experimental Biology. 223:jeb220422. doi.org/10.1242/jeb.220442 

  • Ackermans, N. L., Martin, L. F., Hummel, J., Müller, D. W. H., Clauss, M., Hatt, J.-M. (2019). Feeding selectivity for diet abrasiveness in sheep and goats. Small Ruminant Research. 175, 60-164. doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2019.05.002

  • Hatt, J.-M., Codron, D., Müller, D. W. H., Ackermans, N. L., Martin, L. F., Kircher, P. R., Hummel, J., Clauss, M. (2019). The rumen washes off abrasives before heavy-duty chewing in ruminants. Mammalian Biology. 97, 104-111. doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2019.06.001​

 

  • Ackermans, N. L., Clauss, M., Winkler, D. E., Schulz-Kornas, E., Kaiser, T. M., Müller, D. W. H., Kircher, P. R., Hummel, J. and Hatt, J.-M. (2019). Root growth compensates for molar wear in adult goats (Capra aegagrus hircus). Journal of Experimental Zoology: A Ecological and Integrative Physiology, 331(2), 139-148. doi.org/10.1002/jez.2248

  • Ackermans, N. L.,Winkler, D. E., Schulz-Kornas, E., Kaiser, T. M., Müller, D. W. H., Kircher, P. R., Hummel, J., Clauss, M. and Hatt, J.-M.(2018). Controlled feeding experiments with diets of different abrasiveness reveal slow development of mesowear signal in goats (Capra aegagrus hircus). Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(21), jeb186411. doi.org/10.1242/jeb.186411

  • PhD Thesis: Ackermans, N. L. (2019). Exploring mechanisms of tooth wear in experimentally fed caprids. A validation of proxies used for dietary reconstruction. Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät. Zurich, Switzerland, University of Zurich. doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.36072.70407

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Ackermans PhD Thesis

Presentations

  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Online, November 2021 – poster presentation
    Bull-headed: tauopathy distribution in relation to traumatic brain injury in muskoxen.
    Ackermans NL*, Wicinski B, Williams TM, Grimaldi N, Varghese M, Reidenberg JS, Hof PR. Poster.
     

  • American Association for Anatomists (AAA), Experimental Biology, April 2021, Online – oral presentation
    Does Head-butting Cause Traumatic Brain Injury? The Case of Combative Bovids.
    Ackermans NL*, Williams T, Hof PR, Reidenberg JS.
    Received the AAA Postdoc Registration Award and selected as twitter correspondent.

  • Society for Neuroscience Global Connectome, January 2021, Online - poster presentation
    Traumatic Brain Injury-like Pathology in Muskoxen​
    Ackermans NL*, Williams T, Alipour A, Balchandani P, Varghese M, Reidenberg JS, Hof PR.
    Poster: doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.34081.02404

  • Society of Vertebrte Palaeontology  (SVP), October 2020, Online - oral presentation
    Correlation of proxies in a long term experiment on sheep (Ovis aries).
    Ackermans NL*, Winkler DE, Hatt J-M, Kaiser TM, Martin LF, Clauss M.
    Presentation: youtu.be/vsSExrHUvRE

  • American Association for Anatomists, at Experimental Biology (AAA), April 2020, San Diego – Poster presentation (Cancelled)
    Anatomical and histological observations on a musk ox brain (Ovibos moschatus).
    Ackermans NL*, Williams T, Alipour A, Balchandani P, Reidenberg JS, Hof PR.
    Link to abstract book

  • International conference of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM), July 2019, Prague - Oral presentation
    Long Teeth, Long Life: Understanding the effect of external abrasives on hypsodont teeth and defining the duration of the dietary signal created by tooth wear. 
    Ackermans NL*, Clauss M, Martin LF, Codron D, Kircher PR, Hummel J, Hatt J-M.
    Link to abstract book

     

  • Pint of Science International Festival, March 2019, Zurich - oral presentation
    Convergent evolution: made for- or by the environment?
    Ackermans NL*
    Link to website

  • International Palaeontology Conference (IPC), July 2018, Paris - oral presentation​
    Absolute- and meso-wear in goats fed diets of different abrasiveness for half a year.
    Ackermans NL*, Clauss M, Schulz-Kornas E, Kaiser TM, Winkler DE, Müller DWH, Kircher PR, Hummel J, Hatt J-M.
    Link to abstract book

  • First Poster and Networking Day for Vetsuisse Zurich, December 2018 - poster presentation 
    Tooth wear in goats fed diets of different abrasiveness for half a year. 
    Ackermans NL*
    Poster: doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.26624.28169/1

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