Paleontología virtual un conjunto de herramientas emergente para análisis morfo-funcionales en contextos evolutivos

Image credit: Thomas A. Püschel

Abstract

Charla plenaria sobre Paleoantropología y técnicas morfo-funcionales virtuales presentada en en las XIII Jornadas Chilenas de Anatomía (Sociedad Chilena de Anatomía).

Date
Oct 6, 2020 12:00 AM — Oct 7, 2020 12:00 AM
Location
Santiago de Chile
Santiago, Metropolitana,
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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