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Prof. Anastassios (Tassos) Kotsakis

Research interests: Systematics, evolution, biochronology, palaeobiogeography of Cenozoic micromammals of the Mediterranean area; insularity.

 

 

 

 


Chiara Angelone, M.S., Ph.D.

Present position: Post-Doc Fellow, Dep. Earth Sciences, Torino University

Research interests: Eurasian lagomorphs systematics, biochronology and palaeobiogeography; Plio-Pleistocene biochronology of Italian peninsula and Western Mediterranean islands.

Ph.D. Thesis in Geodynamics (2005): "Systematic revision of genus Prolagus (Lagomorpha, Mammalia) in Italy and in Western Mediterranean islands: new systematic tools, biochronology and palaeogeography". Supervisors: Prof. T. Kotsakis (Roma Tre University) and Prof. N. López Martínez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).


Patrizia Argenti, M.S., Ph.D.

Research interests: Plio-Pleistocene biochronology of the Mediterranean area, systematics and palaeobiogeography of murids, archaeozoology.

Ph.D. Thesis in Earth Sciences (1999): "Plio-Pleistocene rodent biochronology of Umbria and the evolution of the genus Apodemus (Muridae, Rodentia) in Italy". Supervisors: Prof. G. Parisi and Prof. P. Ambrosetti (University of Perugia) and Prof. T. Kotsakis (Roma Tre University).

 


Federica Marcolini, M.S., Ph.D.

Research interestsOld and New World rodent, with a particular emphasis on Pliocene and Pleistocene arvicolids. Morphometry and applied mathematics as well as quantitative statistical methods applied to palaeontology. Mediterranean insular domains and the evolution of their mammal fauna. Paleosols, tephras and small mammals, biochronology of Late Cenozoic basins.

Ph.D. Thesis in Earth Sciences (2002), curriculum Biostratigraphy, Palaeoecology, Palaeobiology:Continental Lower Valdarno rodent biochronology and two new  methods for the systematics of Mimomys (Arvicolidae, Rodentia)”. Supervisors: Prof. F.P. Bonadonna (University of Pisa) and Prof. T. Kotsakis (Roma Tre University).

 


Paolo Piras, M.S., Ph.D.

Present position: Post-Doc Fellow, Fac. of Biology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.

Research interests: Macroevolution and evolutionary ecology, crocodile cladistics, geometric morphometrics and evolution.

Ph.D. achieved in Geodynamics: "Theoretical morphology of crocodile skull by mean of 3 and 2-dimensional geometric morphometrics". Supervisors: Prof. T. Kotsakis (Roma Tre University) and Prof. Angela Delgado Buscalioni (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid).