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Dr Humberto Ferron

Dr Humberto Ferron

Dr Humberto Ferron
PhD, BSc

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Area of research

Evolution and palaeoecology of early vertebrates

Office LSB 113
Life Sciences Building,
24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
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Summary

The overall aim of my research programme is the joint application of an array of state-of-the-art techniques in palaeobiology, including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), laser scanning, non-destructive X-ray computed tomography, geometric morphometrics and several tests for macroevolutionary analysis, in order to address the morphological diversity and disparity of early vertebrates from a functional and ecological point of view within temporal and phylogenetic frameworks. The ultimate goal of this research is to elucidate the scenarios in which the major groups of vertebrates emerged and to shed light onto the underlying selective forces that drove the main evolutionary transitions of the group.

Biography

Since childhood I have always showed a deep interest on the natural world and fossils in particular. In 2012 I graduated in Biology from the University of Valencia (Spain), and after my Master studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), I started my PhD at University of Valencia within the FPU research programme. The main objective of my PhD was to assess the palaeoecology of early vertebrates using an array of multidisciplinary methods, including traditional and geometric morphometrics approaches, palaeontological virtual techniques, macroevolutionary approaches, etc. In 2019, I was incorporated at the University of Bristol (United Kingdom) as a Marie Curie research fellow.

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Organisations

School of Earth Sciences

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