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Research interests

My research interests lie in the large-scale macroevolutionary patterns and trends in the evolution of vertebrates. More precisely, I study the morphological diversity (i.e., disparity), complexity, ecomorphology and form-function relationships that characterise the evolutionary radiations that, subsequently, gave rise to the diversity we see today.

My vertebrate groups of interest have shifted through time from early synapsids, early vertebrates, marine reptiles and, currently, turtles. To explore their macroevolutionary patterns, I combine quantitative analyses (e.g., 3D geometric morphometrics) with comparative and phylogenetic methods.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Palaeontology, Master in Science, Anatomical Networks Analysis of the Cranial Roof of Placodermi (Gnathostomata): Evolutionary Implications , University of Valencia

Oct 2015Jul 2017

Award Date: 6 Jul 2017

Biology, Bachelor of Science, Macroevolutionary Patterns of the Synapsid Skull, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Sept 2010Jun 2015

Award Date: 10 Jun 2015


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