My main academic interest relates to the study of how and why human and primate bodies have become the way they currently are.
I am currently analising different Miocene mammal fossils from Gorongosa, as well as comparing them with fossil materials from other African regions in order to better characterise the fauna from the southernmost point of the East African Rift System
An important part of my research has been devoted to the study of the key adaptations defining different stages of anthropoid morphological evolution.
shape, biomechanical performance, mandibles, primates, hominins
I Congreso Iberoamericano de Morfometría Geométrica
finite element analysis, geometric morphometrics, lower jaw, pitheciids, seed predation
biomechanics, FEA, shape, mandible, primates
Xenarthra, Mylodontidae, Morphology, Upper Pleistocene, Chile