A discussion of human paleontology and the scientific career for high school students

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Abstract

On 11th June 2020, I will lead Acción Conciencia’s first Ñuble and Biobio (Chile) talks with a conversation on human paleontology and the scientific career for high school students “Una breve introducción a la paleontologia humana”. The Acción Conciencia are a group of professionals and students passionate about promoting science and research. Working for evidence-based policies, gender equality and the democratization of knowledge. You can follow their Facebook page and view the video stream of my talk here [in Spanish].

Date
Jun 11, 2020 4:00 PM
Event
Location
Colegio Divina Pastora Yungay, Ñuble & Biobío region Chile
Yungay, Ñuble & Biobío,
Thomas A. Püschel
Thomas A. Püschel
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

I am a palaeoprimatologist and vertebrate palaeobiologist mainly focused on primate and mammalian evolution. My main interest is to study organismal evolution by reconstructing and comparing the palaeobiology of fossils to their living ecological relatives. In order to do this, I apply a combination of predictive modelling, 3D morphometrics, virtual biomechanical techniques, computational simulations, phylogenetic comparative methods, and fieldwork. I am currently collaborating on a diversity of projects that can be placed in the interface between biological anthropology, palaeontology, ecology and evolutionary biology, using cutting-edge informatic techniques. My Leverhulme Project has taken me to Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, where I work together with the Paleo-Primate Project Gorongosa.

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