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Pasquale Raia, M.S., Ph.D.


e-mail: pasquale.raia@libero.it 

 


The Department of Geological Sciences of Roma Tre University and the S.T.A.T Department of Molise University founded the Center for Evolutionary Ecology, whose venue is the Laboratory of Vertebrate Palaeontology of Roma Tre University. 

Aims and scope of this newborn center are the improvement of our knowledge of Evolutionary Ecology, Macroecology and Palaeobiology.


General information

Born in Napoli (Italy) in January/14/1976, Research at the Molise University. Research Associate of the Vertebrate Palaeontology Laboratory of the Università Roma Tre (Rome, Italy).


Research interests

Mammalian community evolution, assembly, and mammals paleobiology.  Recostruction of fossil mammals body size, and feeding habits. Evolution of mammals on islands.


Scientific publications

 

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1) Raia P., Barbera C. & Conte M. (2001) - Scaling in proximal limb bones between Elephas antiquus and its insular descendant Elephas falconeri. Proceedings of the 1st International Congress: The World of Elephants, 502-506, Roma.  

 

 

2) Raia P., Barbera C. & Conte M. (2003) - The fast life of a dwarfed giant. Evolutionary Ecology, 17: 293-313.

 

 

3) Raia P. (2004) - Morphological correlates of tough food consumption in carnivores. Italian Journal of Zoology, 71: 45-50.

 

4) Evans S.E., Raia P., Barbera C. (2004) - New lizards and rhynchocephalians from the Lower Cretaceous of southern Italy. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 49: 393–408.

 

5) Raia P., Piras P. & Kotsakis T. (2005) - Turnover pulse or red queen? evidence from the large mammal communities during the plio-pleistocene of Italy. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 221: 293-312.

 

6) Nicosia U., Avanzini M., Barbera C., Conti M.A., Dalla Vecchia F., Dal sasso C., Gianolla P., Leonardi G., Loi M., Mariotti N., Mietto P., Morsilli M., Paganoni A., Petti .M., Piubelli D., Raia P., Renesto S., Sacchi E., Santi G. & Signore M. (2005) - I Vertebrati continentali del Paleozoico e Mesozoico. In: Bonfiglio L. (Ed.), Paleontologia dei Vertebrati in Italia, Mem. Mus. Civ. St. Nat. Verona, s. 2, Sci. Terra, 6: 41-66, Verona.

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7) RAIA P., PIRAS P. & KOTSAKIS T. (2006) - Detection of Plio-Quaternary large mammal communities of Italy: integration to biochronology. Quatern. Sci. Rev. London, 25: 846-854.

       

8) Palombo M.R., Raia P., Giovinazzo C. (2006) - Early-Middle Pleistocene structural changes in mammalian communities of Italian peninsula. Geological Magazine.

 

9) Raia P., Meloro C., Loy A., & Barbera C. (2006) - Species occupancy and its course in the past: macroecological patterns in extinct communities. Evolutionary Ecology Research: 8, 181–194.

10) RAIA, P. &  MEIRI, S. 2006..The island rule in large mammals: paleontology meets ecology. Evolution, 60(8): 1731–1742.

11) TADDEI  RUGGIERO, E., BUONO, G. & RAIA, P. 2006. Bioerosion on Brachiopod Shells of a Thanatocoenosis of Alboràn Sea (Spain). Ichnos, 13(3): 175-184.

12) EVANS, S, RAIA, P & BARBERA, C. 2006-The Lower Cretaceous lizard genus Chometokadmon from Italy. Cretaceous Research, 27: 673-683.



13)  MELORO, C.,  RAIA,P.,  and BARBERA, C. 2007. Effect of predation on prey abundance and survival in Plio-Pleistocene mammalian communities. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 9: 505-525.

14)  RAIA, P., MELORO, C.,  and BARBERA, C. 2007. Inconstancy in predator/prey ratios in Quaternary large mammal communities of Italy, with an appraisal of mechanisms. Quaternary Research, 67: 265-263.

  13) Meloro C., Raia P., Barbera C., (2007) Effect of predation on prey abundance and     survival in Plio-Pleistocene mammalian communities. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9, 505-25

 14) Aiello G., Barattlo F., Barra D., Fiorito G., Mazzarella A., Raia P., and Viola R., (2007) Fractal analysis of ostracod shell variability: A comparison with geometric and classic morphometrics. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 52 (3), 563–573.

  15) Taddei Ruggiero E., Raia P. e Buono G., (2008) Geometric morphometrics species discrimination within the genus Terebratula from the Late Cenozoic of Italy. Fossils and Strata 54, 209-218.

 16) Taddei Ruggiero E., Raia, P. (2008). Ontogeny in Terebratula species. Functional convergence and allometry but not heterochrony. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 120 (1):

 17) Pushkina D., Raia P. (2008) Human influence on distribution and extinctions of the late Pleistocene Eurasian megafauna. Journal of Human Evolution 54, 769-782.

 18) Meloro C., Raia P., Carotenuto F., Barbera C., (2008) Diversity and turnover of Plio-Pleistocene large mammal fauna from the Italian Peninsula. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 268, 58-64.

 19) Meloro C., Raia P., Piras P., Barbera C., and P. O’Higgins. (2008) The shape of the mandibular corpus in large fissiped carnivores: allometry, function and phylogeny. Zool J Linnean Soc Lond 154, 832 – 845.

 20) Piras P., Marcolini F., Raia P., Curcio M.T., Kotsakis T., (2009) Testing evolutionary stasis and trends in first lower molar shape of extinct Italian populations of Terricola savii (Arvicolidae, Rodentia) by means of Geometric Morphometrics, Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22, 179-191.

 21) Raia P., Carotenuto F., Meloro C., Piras P., Barbera C., and Kotsakis T., (2009). More than three million years of community evolution. The temporal and geographical resolution of the Plio-Pleistocene Western Eurasia mammal faunas. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 276, 15-23.

 

 

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Abstracts

 

1) Amore O., Anzalone E., Barbera C., Cavallo S., Conte M., Donadio C., Fiano V., Massa B., Nazzaro R., Petti C., Raia P., Ruggiero E., Sgrosso I., Taddei R., Taddei A., Tangredi S., Variale A. & Vigliotti M. (2001) – Indagine conoscitiva sui beni geo-paleontologici e naturalistici dei parchi regionali del Matese e del Taburno-Camposauro. Abstr. 3° Forum Italiano di Scienze della Terra, Geoitalia 2001, September 5-8 2001, Chieti (Italy).

 

2) Amore O., Anzalone E., Barbera C., Cavallo S., Conte M., Donadio C., Fiano V., Massa B., Nazzaro R., Petti C., Raia P., Ruggiero E., Sgrosso I., Taddei R., Taddei A., Tangredi S., Variale A. & Vigliotti M. (2001) – Geologia e Ambiente nei parchi regionali del Matese e del Taburno-Camposauro (Campania). Abstr. 5a Conferenza Nazionale ASITA “La qualità nell’Informazione Geografica”, October 9-12 2001, Rimini (Italy).

 

3) Raia P., Barbera C. & Conte M. (2001) – Mechanical differences in the mastication of the upper Pleistocene bone consumers Crocuta crocuta spelaea (Hyaenidae, Mammalia) and Canis lupus (Canidae, Mammalia). Abstr. 6th European Workshop on Vertebrate Palaeontology, September 19-22 2001, Firenze (Italy).

 

4) Ruggiero E., Amore O., Anzalone E., Barbera C., Cavallo S., Conte M., Fiano V., Massa B., Raia P., Sgrosso I., Taddei R., Taddei A., Tangredi S., Variale A. & Vigliotti M. (2003) – Atti del Convegno in Vulture (Potenza), April 13-14 2002, Rionero (Italy)

 

5) Palombo M.R., Bertini A. & Raia P. (2003) - Climatic change and mammal fauna turnovers in the Late Pliocene-Early Pleistocene of Italy. Abstr. INQUA Congress, April, 3-6 2003, Granada (Spain).

 

6) Evans S.E., Raia P. & Barbera C. (2004) - Chometokadmon and the early Cretaceous lizard assemblage of Pietraroia, Italy. Abstr. “The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy”, September 6-11, 2004, Leicester (United Kingdom).

 

7) Raia P. (2005) - The 4th dimension of Bergmann's rule. The effect of Quaternary climate changes on the evolution of mammal body size. Abstr. “Workshop in Ecological Response to Climate Change: scales of change, scales of observation”, November 2005, Helsinki (Finland).

 

8) Bartiromo A., Cascone C., Cirillo N., Damo M., D’Errico M., Esposito C., Fatigato O., Marsico A., Raia P., Sibilio G., Scala P. (2006) I Campi Flegrei: le caratteristiche geoambientali a supporto dello sviluppo turistico di un territorio ricco di storia. Poster inviato al convegno GEOLOGIA E TURISMO (Bergamo, Maggio 2006).

 

 

9) Bartiromo A., Cascone C., Cirillo N., Damo M., D’Errico M., Esposito C., Fatigato O., Marsico A., Raia P., Sibilio G., Scala P. (2006) Lago d'Averno: esempio di approccio multidisciplinare per una lettura integrata del territorio. Poster inviato al convegno GEOLOGIA E TURISMO (Bergamo, Maggio 2006).

 

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