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Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Carlo Meloro

Dr Carlo Meloro

Telephone: 0151 231 2312

Biography

I am a vertebrate palaeontologist, also passionate about wildlife, zoology and conservation biology. My research focus on mammalian ecomorphology and functional adaptation in the vertebrate skeleton.
I employ methods such as geometric morphometrics and comparative approaches to reveal ecology and evolution of extant and fossil species.
The aim of my research is to promote an integrated approach to our understanding of animal diversity on earth in the past, the present and the future.

Languages

Italian

Degrees

2008, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, PhD
2004, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, First class honours degree in Natural Sciences

Academic appointments

Post Doctoral Research Assistant, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell'Ambiente e delle Risorse, University of Naples Federico II, 2012 - 2013
Post Doctoral Research Assistant, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, 2008 - 2011

Publications

Journal article

Tamagnini D, Stephenson J, Brown R, Meloro C. 2018. Geometric morphometric analyses of sexual dimorphism and allometry in two sympatric snakes: Natrix helvetica (Natricidae) and Vipera berus (Viperidae) Zoology, >DOI

Veneziano A, Meloro C, Irish J, Stringer C, Profico A, De Groote I. 2018. Neuromandibular integration in humans and chimpanzees: implications for dental and mandibular reduction in Homo American Journal of Physical Anthropology, >DOI

Bubadué J, Polidoro G, Melo G, Sponchiado J, Serio C, Melchionna M, Mondanaro A, Castiglione S, Meloro C, Raia P, Cáceres N, Carotenuto F. 2018. Rensch’s and Bergmann’s Rules in Cis-Andean South-American Howler Monkeys (Mammalia: Alouatta) Hystrix : the Italian Journal of Mammalogy, >DOI

Meloro C, Marques De Oliveira A. 2017. Elbow Joint Geometry in Bears (Ursidae, Carnivora): a Tool to Infer Paleobiology and Functional Adaptations of Quaternary Fossils Journal of Mammalian Evolution, >DOI

Guidarelli G, Colangelo P, de Francesco MC, Nicolosi P, Meloro C, Loy A. 2017. Phenotypic Changes Across a Geographic Gradient: The Case of Three Sympatric Dolphin Species Evolutionary Biology, :1-13 >DOI

Tamagnini D, Meloro C, Cardini A. 2017. Anyone with a Long-Face? Craniofacial Evolutionary Allometry (CREA) in a Family of Short-Faced Mammals, the Felidae Evolutionary Biology, >DOI

Meloro C, Guidarelli G, Colangelo P, Ciucci P, Loy A. 2017. Mandible size and shape in extant Ursidae (Carnivora, Mammalia): A tool for taxonomy and ecogeography Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, >DOI

Meloro C, Hunter J, Tomsett L, Portela Miguez R, Prevosti FJ, Brown RP. 2017. Evolutionary ecomorphology of the Falkland Islands wolf Dusicyon australis Russo D. Mammal Review, 47 :159-163 >DOI

Clauss M, Nurutdinova I, Meloro C, Gunga HC, Jiang D, Koller J, Herkner B, Sander PM, Hellwich O. 2017. Reconstruction of body cavity volume in terrestrial tetrapods Journal of Anatomy, 230 :325-336 >DOI

Caceres N, Weber M, Melo G, Meloro C, Sponchiado J, Carvalho R, Bubadue J. 2016. Which Factors Determine Spatial Segregation in the South American Opossums (Didelphis aurita and D. albiventris)? An Ecological Niche Modelling and Geometric Morphometrics Approach PLoS One, >DOI

Eldred T, Meloro C, Scholtz C, Murphy D, Fincken K, Hayward M. 2016. Does size matter for horny beetles? A geometric morphometric analysis of interspecific and intersexual size and shape variation in Colophon haughtoni Barnard, 1929, and C. kawaii Mizukami, 1997 (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) Organisms Diversity and Evolution, >DOI

Bubadue J, Caceres N, Carvalho R, Meloro C. 2015. Ecogeographical Variation in Skull Shape of South-American Canids: Abiotic or Biotic Processes? Evolutionary Biology, >DOI

Meir AR, Schmuck U, Meloro C, Clauss M, Hofmann RR. 2015. Convergence of Macroscopic Tongue Anatomy in Ruminants and Scaling Relationships with Body Mass or Tongue Length Journal of Morphology, >DOI

Van Valkenburgh B, Hayward MW, Ripple WJ, Meloro C, Roth VL. 2015. The impact of large terrestrial carnivores on Pleistocene ecosystems Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, >DOI

Meloro C, Clauss M, Raia P. 2015. Ecomorphology of Carnivora challenges convergent evolution Organisms Diversity and Evolution, 15 :711-720 >DOI

Meloro C, Caceres NC, Carotenuto F, Sponchiado J, Melo GL, Passaro F, Raia P. 2015. Chewing on the trees: Constraintsand adaptation in the evolution of theprimate mandible Evolution, >DOI

Louys J, Meloro C, Elton S, Ditchfield P, Bishop L. 2015. Corrigendum to “Analytical framework for reconstructing heterogeneous environmental variables from mammal community structure” [J. Hum. Evol. 78 (2015) 1-11] Journal of Human Evolution, :1-2 >DOI

Louys J, Meloro C, Elton S, Ditchfield P, Bishop LC. 2015. Analytical framework for reconstructing heterogeneous environmental variables from mammal community structure JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 78 :1-11 >DOI >Link

Meloro C, Hudson A, Rook L. 2015. Feeding habits of extant and fossil canids as determined by their skull geometry Kitchener A. Journal of Zoology, 295 :178-188 >DOI

Louys J, Meloro C, Elton S, Ditchfield P, Bishop LC. 2015. The potential and pitfalls of using simple dental metrics to infer the diets of African antelopes (Mammalia: Bovidae) Palaeontologia Africana, 49 :8-24

Meloro C, Louys J. 2014. Ecomorphology of radii in Canidae: Application to fragmentary fossils from Plio-Pleistocene hominin assemblages Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, >DOI

Meloro C, Cáceres N, Carotenuto F, Passaro F, Sponchiado J, Melo GL, Raia P. 2014. Ecogeographical variation in skull morphometry of howler monkeys (Primates: Atelidae) Zoologischer Anzeiger, 253 :345-359 >DOI

Meloro C, Cáceres N, Carotenuto F, Sponchiado J, Melo GL, Passaro F, Raia P. 2014. In and Out the Amazonia: Evolutionary Ecomorphology in Howler and Capuchin Monkeys Evolutionary Biology, 41 :38-51 >DOI

Cáceres N, Meloro C, Carotenuto F, Passaro F, Sponchiado J, Melo GL, Raia P. 2014. Ecogeographical variation in skull shape of capuchin monkeys Journal of Biogeography, 41 :501-512 >DOI

Meloro C, Caceres N, Carotenuto F, Passaro F, Sponchiado J, Melo GL, Raia P. 2014. Ecogeographical variation in skull morphometry of howler monkeys (Primates: Atelidae) ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, 253 :345-359 >DOI >Link

Clauss M, Dittmann MT, Müller DWH, Meloro C, Codron D. 2013. Bergmann ’ s rule in mammals: a cross-species interspecific pattern Oikos, 122 :1465-1472 >DOI

Piras P, Maiorino L, Teresi L, Meloro C, Lucci F, Kotsakis T, Raia P. 2013. Bite of the Cats: Relationships between Functional Integration and Mechanical Performance as Revealed by Mandible Geometry Systematic Biology, >DOI

Mueller DWH, Codron D, Meloro C, Munn A, Schwarm A, Hummel J, Clauss M. 2013. Assessing the Jarman-Bell Principle: Scaling of intake, digestibility, retention time and gut fill with body mass in mammalian herbivores COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 164 :129-140 >DOI >Link

Meloro C, Carotenuto F, Passaro F, Raia P, Cáceres N, Sponchiado J, Melo GL. 2013. In and Out the Amazonia: Evolutionary Ecomorphology in Howler and Capuchin Monkeys Evolutionary Biology, :1-14 >DOI

Meloro C, Elton S, Louys JC, Bishop LC, Ditchfield P. 2013. Cats in the forest: predicting habitat adaptations from humerus morphometry in extant and fossil Felidae (Carnivora) Paleobiology, 39 :323-344 >DOI

Cáceres N, Meloro C, Carotenuto F, Passaro F, Raia P, Sponchiado J, Melo GL. 2013. Ecogeographical variation in skull shape of capuchin monkeys Journal of Biogeography, >DOI

Meloro C, Kovarovic K. 2013. Spatial and ecometric analyses of the Plio-Pleistocene large mammal communities of the Italian peninsula Journal of Biogeography, 40 :1451-1462 >DOI

Walmsley A, Elton S, Louys J, Bishop LC, Meloro C. 2012. Humeral Epiphyseal Shape in the Felidae: The Influence of Phylogeny, Allometry and Locomotion Journal of Morphology, >DOI

Meloro C, Slater GJ. 2012. COVARIATION IN THE SKULL MODULES OF CATS: THE CHALLENGE OF GROWING SABER-LIKE CANINES JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 32 :677-685 >DOI >Link

Louys J, Ditchfield P, Meloro C, Elton S, Bishop LC. 2012. Stable isotopes provide independent support for the use of mesowear variables for inferring diets in African antelopes Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 279 :4441-4446 >DOI

Meloro C, Elton S. 2012. The evolutionary history and palaeo-ecology of primate predation: Macaca sylvanus from Plio-Pleistocene Europe as a case study. Folia Primatol (Basel), 83 :216-235 >DOI >Link

Meloro C, Clauss M. 2012. Predator-prey biomass fluctuations in the Plio-Pleistocene Palaios, 27 :90-96 >DOI

Meloro C. 2012. Mandibular shape correlates of tooth fracture in extant Carnivora: Implications to inferring feeding behaviour of Pleistocene predators Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 106 :70-80 >DOI

Meloro C, Jones MEH. 2012. Tooth and cranial disparity in the fossil relatives of Sphenodon (Rhynchocephalia) dispute the persistent 'living fossil' label. J Evol Biol, 25 :2194-2209 >DOI >Link

Raia P, Carotenuto F, Meloro C, Piras P, Barbera C. 2011. Species accumulation over space and time in European Plio-Holocene mammals EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY, 25 :171-188 >DOI >Link

Louys J, Meloro C, Elton S, Ditchfield P, Bishop LC. 2011. Mesowear as a means of determining diets in African antelopes JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 38 :1485-1495 >DOI >Link

Louys J, Meloro C, Elton S, Ditchfield P, Bishop LC. 2011. Mammal community structure correlates with arboreal heterogeneity in faunally and geographically diverse habitats: implications for community convergence Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20 :717-729 >DOI

Meloro C. 2011. Locomotor adaptations in plio-pleistocene large carnivores from the italian peninsula: Palaeoecological implications Current Zoology, 57 :269-283 >DOI

Meloro C. 2011. Morphological disparity in Plio-Pleistocene large carnivore guilds from Italian peninsula Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 56 :33-44 >DOI

Meloro C. 2011. Feeding habits of Plio-Pleistocene large carnivores as revealed by the mandibular geometry Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31 :428-446 >DOI

Meloro C, O'Higgins P. 2011. Ecological Adaptations of Mandibular Form in Fissiped Carnivora Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 18 :185-200 >DOI

Meloro C, Raia P, Carotenuto F, Cobb SN. 2011. Phylogenetic signal, function and integration in the subunits of the carnivoran mandible Evolutionary Biology, 38 :465-475 >DOI

Piras P, Colangelo P, Adams DC, Buscalioni A, Cubo J, Kotsakis T, Meloro C, Raia P. 2010. The Gavialis-Tomistoma debate: the contribution of skull ontogenetic allometry and growth trajectories to the study of crocodylian relationships EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT, 12 :568-579 >DOI >Link

Raia P, Carotenuto F, Meloro C, Piras P, Pushkina D. 2010. The shape of contention: Adaptation, history, and contingency in ungulate mandibles Evolution, 64 :1489-1503 >DOI

Meloro C, Raia P. 2010. Cats and Dogs Down the Tree: The Tempo and Mode of Evolution in the Lower Carnassial of Fossil and Living Carnivora Evolutionary Biology, 37 :177-186 >DOI

Cobb S, Meloro C. 2009. FITTING TEETH IN BENDING JAWS: DO THE SPATIAL DEMANDS OF THE DEVELOPING DENTITION AFFECT THE UTILITY OF THE MANDIBLE IN RECONSTRUCTING DIET? JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 29 :80A-81A >Link

Meloro C, Elton S, Louys J, Ditchfield P, Bishop L. 2009. HABITAT ADAPTATION AS PREDICTED BY HUMERUS MORPHOMETRY IN FELIDAE (FISSIPEDIA, CARNIVORA): IMPLICATIONS FOR PALEOECOLOGICAL RECONSTRUCTIONS JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 29 :147A-147A >Link

Raia P, Carotenuto F, Meloro C, Piras P, Barbera C, Kotsakis T. 2009. More than three million years of community evolution. The temporal and geographical resolution of the Plio-Pleistocene Western Eurasia mammal faunas Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 276 :15-23 >DOI

Meloro C, Raia P, Carotenuto F, Barbera C. 2008. Diversity and turnover of Plio-Pleistocene large mammal fauna from the Italian Peninsula Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 268 :58-64 >DOI

Meloro C, Raia P, Piras P, Barbera C, O'Higgins P. 2008. The shape of the mandibular corpus in large fissiped carnivores: Allometry, function and phylogeny Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 154 :832-845 >DOI

Raia P, Meloro C, Barbera C. 2007. Inconstancy in predator/prey ratios in Quaternary large mammal communities of Italy, with an appraisal of mechanisms QUATERNARY RESEARCH, 67 :255-263 >DOI >Link

Meloro C, Raia P, Barbera C. 2007. Effect of predation on prey abundance and survival in Plio-Pleistocene mammalian communities EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY RESEARCH, 9 :505-525 >Link

Raia P, Meloro C, Loy A, Barbera C. 2006. Species occupancy and its course in the past: macroecological patterns in extinct communities EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY RESEARCH, 8 :181-194 >Link

Raia P, Boggioni M, Carotenuto F, Castiglione S, Di Febbraro M, Di Vincenzo F, Melchionna M, Mondanaro A, Papini A, Profico A, Serio C, Veneziano A, Vero V, Rook L, Meloro C, Manzi G. Unexpectedly rapid evolution of mandibular shape in hominins Scientific Reports,

Watson P, Fitton L, Meloro C, Fagan M, Gröning F. Mechanical adaptation of trabecular bone morphology in the mammalian mandible Scientific Reports,

Elton S, Jansson A-U, Meloro C, Louys J, Plummer T, Bishop LC. Exploring morphological generality in the Old World monkey postcranium using an ecomorphological framework Journal of Anatomy,

Conference publication

Giacomini G, Scaravelli D, Herrell A, Veneziano A, Meloro C. 2017. Bat skull in three dimensions: photogrammetry as a portable and reliable scanning solution 14th European Bat Research Symposium - EBRS 2017 Abstract book, 14th European Bat Research Symposium

Giacomini G, Scaravelli D, Herrell A, Brown R, Meloro C. 2017. Echo from the skulls: is there a trade-off between echolocation and feeding function in bats 14th European Bat Research Symposium - EBRS 2017 Abstract book, 14th European Bat Research Symposium :98-98

Veneziano A, Meloro C, Irish JD, Stringer C, De Groote I. 2016. A primate viewpoint on mandibular reduction in Homo: the impact of allometry and encephalisation AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 85th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 159 :322-322 >Link

Marques de Oliveira A, Meloro C. 2016. Paleobiology of ground sloths and other Pleistocene South American mammals: evidences 96th Annual Meeting of the american Society of Mammalogists

Meloro C. 2016. Macroevolution of the mammalian mandible: primates, ungulates and carnivorans compared 96th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists

Rafiq K, Stephens P, Golabek K, Meloro C. 2016. Risk-driven behaviour in the African leopard 96th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists

Guidarelli G, Colangelo P, Ciucci P, Loy A, Meloro C. 2016. The marsican bear (Ursus arctos marsicanus): morphological evidences of taxonomic and ecological distinctiveness Chiricella R, Imperio S, Molinari A, Sozio G, Mazzaracca S, Preatoni DG. HYSTRIX the Italian Journal of Mammalogy, X Congresso Italiano di Teriologia 27 (Supplement) >Link

Louys J, Elton S, Meloro C, Ditchfield P, Bishop LC. 2010. Vegetation heterogeneity as a predictor of large mammal community structure in palaeoecology and conservation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 79th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists :158-158 >Link

Meloro C. Adaptações ecogeográficas em mamíferos: uma abordagem por morfometria geométrica. 7 Congresso Brasiliero de Mastozoologia

Meloro C. The tempo and mode of chewing evolution in mammals: insights from carnivorans and ungulates Radiation and Extinction: Investigating Clade Dynamics in Deep Time

Meloro C. Megafauna and ecosystem dynamics in the PlioPleistocene: insights from the Italian fossil record Megafauna and Ecosystem Function: from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene

Chapters

Kitchener A, Meloro C, Terry W. 2017. Form and function of the musteloids Macdonald DW, Newman C, Harrington LA. Biology and Conservation of Musteloids :92-128 Oxford University Press. Oxford

Engagement & Impact

Public engagement:

St Michael in the Hamlet Primary School, Evolution & Inheritance, Demonstration, School children, 60, Inivited speaker, STEM activity, http://www.stmichaelinthehamletschool.com/stem-ambassadors-visit-year-1-and-year-6/ 20/02/2018

St Michaels in Hamlet Primary School, Liverpool, L17 7BA, Paws, Jaws and Claws, Demonstration, Year 1 children, Between 30 and 40 childerns, Invited speaker, http://www.stmichaelinthehamletschool.com/stem-ambassador-visit-to-year-one/ 28/03/2017

Conference presentation:

Morfología de cráneo y mandíbula en los murciélagos: ¿Compensación entre ecolocación y fuerza de mordida?, , 2nd Congreso Latinoamericano y del caribe de murciélagos, San Salvador, El Salvador, Poster presentation 20/11/2017

Murciélagos en 3D: fotogrametría como un método de escaneo portátil y confiable., 2nd Congreso Latinoamericano y del caribe de murciélagos, San Salvador, El Salvador, Oral presentation 20/11/2017

Predators from the past, still hiding in the present, The Rewilding Conference, Gibraltar, Oral presentation 21/09/2017

Echo from the skulls: is there a trade-off between echolocation and feeding function in bats?, 14th European Bat Research Symposium, Donostia, The Basque Country, Poster presentation 01/08/2017

Bat skull in three dimensions: photogrammetry as a portable and reliable scanning solution, 14th European Bat Research Symposium, Donostia, The Basque Country, Oral presentation 01/08/2017

Hydrodynamic implications of the long neck in plesiosaurs using computational fluid dynamics, Society of Experimental Biology, Gotenburg, Sweden, Poster presentation 03/07/2017

Ecomorphological patterns in the mammalian humerus: implications for community-based palaeoecological reconstruction, 6th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Madrid, spain, Poster presentation 14/09/2016

Mobility and hydrodynamic implications for the long neck in plesiosaurs, Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Liverpool, Poster presentation 22/08/2016

Big Cats And The East African Palaeo-Environments, African Large Carnivores: Impacts on Ecosystems and Humans Interactions, National Museums of Kenya, Oral presentation 24/06/2014

Megafauna and ecosystem dynamics in the PlioPleistocene: insights from the Italian fossil record, M E G A F A U N A & ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene, University of Oxford, Oral presentation 18/03/2014

Ecomorphology of Mustelidae, Biology and Conservation of Musteloids, University of Oxford, Oral presentation 18/03/2013

Award:

Honourable mention for the most cited paper of 2012, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica Editorial Board., https://www.app.pan.pl/home.html

External collaboration:

http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/mammals_staff_pages/slater_graham.html, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Graham J. Slater

http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/marc.jones, The University of Adelaide, Marc Jones

http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/PD1.html, University of Oxford, Peter Ditchfield

http://earth.uq.edu.au/research-profile/dr-julien-louys, The University of Queensland, Australia, Julien Louys

https://www.dur.ac.uk/research/directory/staff/?mode=staff&id=7521, University of Durham, Kris Kovarovic

https://www.dur.ac.uk/research/directory/staff/?mode=staff&id=10596, University of Durham, Sarah Elton

http://research.hyms.ac.uk/researchcentres/cahs/our-staff/staff-profile?Name=Professor_Paul_O%22Higgins&PID=114, Hull York Medical School, Paul O'Higgins

http://www.zooklinik.uzh.ch/team/mclauss.html, University of Zurich, Marcus Clauss

http://coral.ufsm.br/niltoncaceres/, Federal University of Santa Maria, Nilton C aceres

http://host.uniroma3.it/laboratori/paleontologia/kotsakis_vert.htm, Universita' degli Studi Roma 3, Anastasssios (Tassos) Kotsakis - Paolo Piras

https://www.docenti.unina.it/pasquale.raia, Universita' degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Pasquale Raia

External committees:

Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), National Research Council, Romania, Eternal Reviewer, http://uefiscdi-direct.ro/main/index.php?we=739b3c62c1bb313943067e2dbe65cfb3&wtok=4b8ddaea9a87a2ef9502484ec563f193&wtkps=YTozOntzOjM6InNpZCI7TjtzOjM6IlRUTCI7aTozMDtzOjY6ImluZGF0ZSI7aToxMzk0MTk0MjY1O30=&&wchk=7626cea69ff8038acee5cc3fb5eefe73

Fellowships:

Honorary fellow, Linnean Society, http://www.linnean.org/

Media Coverage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcK020YNRgk, https://phys.org/news/2015-06-people-primates.html, http://sciencevideos.org/carlo-meloro-constraints-and-adaptation-in-the-evolution-of-the-primate-mandible/, Article on Phy.org. 24 June 2015. Related to the paper: Meloro, C., Cáceres, N. C., Carotenuto, F., Sponchiado, J., Melo, G. L., Passaro, F., & Raia, P. (2015) Chewing on the trees: constraints and adaptation in the evolution of the primate mandible. Evolution, 69(7), 1690-1700.

http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/using-morphometric-analysis-to.html, Blog article related to the following paper: Meloro, C., & Louys, J. (2014) Ecomorphology of radii in Canidae: Application to fragmentary fossils from Plio-Pleistocene hominin assemblages. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 60(4), 795-806.

https://theconversation.com/falklands-wolf-that-baffled-darwin-was-actually-more-like-a-jackal-new-study-70858, Media article on The Conversation. 10 January 2017. Related to the article: Meloro, C., Hunter, J., Tomsett, L., Portela Miguez, R., Prevosti, F. J., & Brown, R. P. (2017) Evolutionary ecomorphology of the Falkland Islands wolf Dusicyon australis. Mammal Review, 47(2), 159-163.

https://www2.ljmu.ac.uk/student-administration/126427.htm, Article on The Conversation website. 23 June 2017. Related to the publication: Meloro, C., Guidarelli, G., Colangelo, P., Ciucci, P., & Loy, A. (2017) Mandible size and shape in extant Ursidae (Carnivora, Mammalia): A tool for taxonomy and ecogeography. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 55(4), 269-287.

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow, Linnean Society, http://www.linnean.org/

Other invited event:

7 Congresso Brasileiro de Mastozoologia, Gramado (Brazil), Talk: Adaptações ecogeográficas em mamíferos: uma abordagem por morfometria geométrica.

Megafauna and Ecosystem Function: from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene, University of Oxford, Talk Megafauna and ecosystem dynamics in the PlioPleistocene: insights from the Italian fossil record

Ecomorphology of Mustelidae, University of Oxford, Invited seminar talk for the conference: Wild Musteloid Conference http://www.wildcru.org/conference/programme.pdf

Plenary Talk: Why so many mustelids? How form and function have led to global success, University of Oxford, Invited plenary talk for the conference: Wild Musteloid Conference http://www.wildcru.org/conference/programme.pdf

Contesto paleoecologico dell’evoluzione umana: l’importanza dello studio delle faune a mammiferi, Universita' di Perugia, Invited lecturer for the Master Program entitled: Scuola di Paleoantropologia, Perugia Terza Edizione (25 Febbraio - 2 Marzo 2013) https://dipartimenti.unipg.it/dipsct/documenti/scuola_paleoantropologia/2013/SecondaCircolare2013.pdf

The cat that bit the monkey, Hull York Medical School, Invited seminar http://research.hyms.ac.uk/researchcentres/cahs/news-and-events/research-seminar/the-cat-that-bit-the-monkey-evolutionary-ecomorphology-in-felidae-and-primates

Morphological diversity of large carnivores and Plio-Pleistocene environments, Universita' degli Studi del Molise, Invited seminar

Large carnivores and climate in the Plio-Pleistocene, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Invited seminar

Research Grants Awarded:

British Council, Researcher Links, Grant value (£): 3311, Duration of research project: 1 month

FP6 SYNTHESYS (2004-2009), ES TAF – 858 The evolution of feeding habits in extinct European carnivores, Grant value (£): 2204.71, Duration of research project: 7 days

FP6 SYNTHESYS (2004-2009), The evolution of feeding habits in extinct European carnivores, Grant value (£): 2610.38, Duration of research project: 7 days

FP6 SYNTHESYS (2004-2009), Eco-morphology of extant African carnivores, Grant value (£): 737.92, Duration of research project: 15 days