Dr. Ivan Calandra

Pleistozäne und Frühholozäne Archäologie | Spurenlabor

    Arbeits- und Forschungsgebiete

    • Paleolithic archeology
    • Stone and bone tools
    • Use-wear analysis


    • Since 2016: Post-doctoral fellow, MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre and Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution, RGZM, Neuwied, Germany
    • 2016: Scientific Mediator (science communication), University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
    • 2014-2015: ATER (temporary teaching and research assistant), University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, GEGENAA - EA 3795, Reims, France
    • 2013-2014: ATER, University of Franche-Comté, UMR 6249 Chrono-Environnement, Besançon-Montbéliard, France
    • 2013: Study engineer, University of Burgundy, UMR 6282 Biogéosciences, Dijon, France
    • 2011-2012: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Burgundy, UMR 6282 Biogéosciences, Dijon, France
    • 2008-2011: Ph.D., Center of Natural History, University of Hamburg, Germany. Title: “Tribology of dental enamel facets of Ungulates and Primates (Mammalia): Tracing tooth-food interaction through 3D enamel microtexture analyses”. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Kaiser.
    • 2006-2008: M.Sc. “Paleontology, Sedimentology, and Paleoenvironments”, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
    • 2003-2006: B.Sc. “Earth Sciences”, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France, and University of Oregon, Eugene, USA.


    • Calandra I, Labonne G, Schulz-Kornas E, Kaiser TM & Montuire S (2016). Tooth wear to quantify intra-specific variations in diet and chewing mechanics. Scientific Reports 6: 34037
    • Schneider A, Cancès B, Ponthieu M, Sobanska S, Benedetti MF, Pourret O, Conreux A, Calandra I, Martinet B, Morvan X, Gommeaux M & Marin B (2016). Lead distribution in soils impacted by a secondary lead smelter: experimental and modelling approaches. Science of the Total Environment 568: 155-163
    • Gailer JP, Calandra I, Schulz-Kornas E & Kaiser TM (2016). Morphology is not destiny: discrepancy between form, function and dietary adaptation in bovid cheek teeth. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 23(4): 369-383
    • Calandra I & Merceron G (2016). Dental Microwear Texture Analysis in Mammal Ecology. Mammal Review 46(3): 215-228
    • Calandra I, Zub K, Szafrańska PA, Zalewski A & Merceron G (2016). Silicon-based plant defences, tooth wear and voles. The Journal of Experimental Biology 219(4): 501-507 [see also 'Inside JEB' p. 466 in the same issue]
    • Calandra I, Labonne G, Mathieu O, Henttonen H, Lévêque J, Milloux M-J, Renvoisé É, Montuire S & Navarro N (2015). Isotopic partitioning by small mammals in the subnivium. Ecology and Evolution 5(18): 4132-4140
    • Winkler DE, van den Hoek Ostende LW, Schulz E, Calandra I, Gailer JP, Landwehr C & Kaiser TM (2013). Dietary divergence in space and time – Lessons from the dwarf-goat Myotragus balearicus (Pleisto-Holocene, Mallorca, Spain). Mammalian Biology 78(6): 430-437
    • Winkler DE, Schulz E, Calandra I, Gailer JP, Landwehr C & Kaiser TM (2013). Indications for a dietary change in the extinct Bovid genus Myotragus (Plio-Holocene, Mallorca, Spain). Geobios 46(1-2): 143-150 [Link]
    • Schulz E, Calandra I & Kaiser TM (2013). Feeding ecology and chewing mechanics in hoofed mammals: 3D tribology of enamel wear. Wear 300(1-2): 169-179
    • Calandra I, Schulz E, Pinnow M, Krohn S & Kaiser TM (2012). Teasing apart the contributions of hard dietary items on 3D dental microtextures in primates. Journal of Human Evolution 63(1): 85-98
    • Schulz E, Calandra I & Kaiser TM (2010). Applying tribology to teeth of hoofed mammals. Scanning 32(4): 162-182
    • Vannier J, Calandra I, Gaillard C & Żylińska A (2010). Priapulid worms: pioneer horizontal burrowers at the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary. Geology 38(8): 711-714
    • Calandra I, Göhlich UB & Merceron G (2010). Feeding preferences of Gomphotherium subtapiroideum (Proboscidea, Mammalia) from the Miocene of Sandelzhausen (Northern Alpine Foreland Basin, southern Germany) through life and geological time: evidence from dental microwear analysis. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 84(1):205-215
    • Calandra I, Göhlich UB & Merceron G (2008). How could sympatric megaherbivores coexist? Example of niche partitioning within a proboscidean community from the Miocene of Europe. Naturwissenschaften 95(9): 831-838


    Monrepos | Archäologisches Forschungszentrum und Museum für menschliche Verhaltensevolution
    56567 Neuwied

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    ORCID: 0000-0003-3816-6359

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