Dr Carlo Meloro

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

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

Highlighted publications

Charters D, Abrams G, De Groote I, Di Modica K, Bonjean D, Meloro C. 2019. Temporal variation in cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) dentition: The stratigraphic sequence of Scladina Cave, Belgium Quaternary Science Reviews, 205 :76-85 DOI Author Url Public Url

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. 2018. Unexpectedly rapid evolution of mandibular shape in hominins Scientific Reports, 8 :7340-7340 DOI Author Url Public Url

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, 4 :269-287 DOI Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Meloro C, Caceres NC, Carotenuto F, Sponchiado J, Melo GL, Passaro F, Raia P. 2015. Chewing on the trees: Constraints and adaptation in the evolution of the primate mandible Evolution, 69 :1690-1700 DOI Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url

Louys J, Ditchfield P, Meloro C, Elton S, Bishop LC. 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 Author Url

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

Louys J, Meloro C, Elton S, Ditchfield P, Bishop LC. 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 Author Url Publisher Url

Journal article

Bubadue J, Meloro C, Hendges C, Battistella T, Carvalho R, Caceres N. 2020. Clinal and Allometric Variation in the Skull of Sexually Dimorphic Opossums JOURNAL OF MAMMALIAN EVOLUTION, DOI Author Url

Serio C, Raia P, Meloro C. 2020. Locomotory Adaptations in 3D Humerus Geometry of Xenarthra: Testing for Convergence Houssaye A. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8 :1-12 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Rafiq K, Hayward MW, Wilson AM, Meloro C, Jordan NR, Wich S, McNutt JW, Golabek KA. 2020. Spatial and temporal overlaps between leopards (Panthera pardus) and their competitors in the African large predator guild Journal of Zoology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

De Cuyper A, Meloro C, Abraham AJ, Müller DWH, Codron D, Clauss M, Janssens GPJ. 2020. The uneven weight distribution between predators and prey: Comparing gut fill between terrestrial herbivores and carnivores Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 243 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Rafiq K, Jordan N, Meloro C, Wilson A, Hayward MW, Wich S, McNutt JW. 2020. Scent-marking strategies of a solitary carnivore: boundary and road scent marking in the leopard Animal Behaviour, 161 :115-126 DOI Author Url Public Url

Rafiq K, Jordan NR, Wilson AM, McNutt JW, Hayward MW, Meloro C, Wich S, Golabek KA. 2019. Spatio-temporal factors impacting encounter occurrences between leopards and other large African predators Journal of Zoology, DOI Author Url Public Url

Rafiq K, Bryce CM, Rich LN, Coco C, Miller DAW, Meloro C, Wich SA, McNutt JW, Hayward MW. 2019. Tourist photographs as a scalable framework for wildlife monitoring in protected areas Current Biology, 29 :R681-R682 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

McGrosky A, Meloro C, Navarrete A, Heldstab SA, Kitchener AC, Isler K, Clauss M. 2019. Gross intestinal morphometry and allometry in primates American Journal of Primatology, 81 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Giacomini G, Scaravelli D, Herrel A, Veneziano A, Russo D, Brown RP, Meloro C. 2019. 3D Photogrammetry of Bat Skulls: Perspectives for Macro-evolutionary Analyses Evolutionary Biology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Meloro C, Marques De Oliveira A. 2019. Elbow Joint Geometry in Bears (Ursidae, Carnivora): a Tool to Infer Paleobiology and Functional Adaptations of Quaternary Fossils Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 26 :133-146 DOI Author Url Public Url

Charters D, Abrams G, De Groote I, Di Modica K, Bonjean D, Meloro C. 2019. Temporal variation in cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) dentition: The stratigraphic sequence of Scladina Cave, Belgium Quaternary Science Reviews, 205 :76-85 DOI Author Url Public Url

Veneziano A, Irish JD, Meloro C, Stringer C, De Groote I. 2019. The functional significance of dental and mandibular reduction in Homo: A catarrhine perspective American Journal of Primatology, 81 :E22953-E22953 DOI Author Url Public Url

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, 167 :84-119 DOI Author Url Public Url

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, 129 :25-34 DOI Author Url Public Url

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. 2018. Unexpectedly rapid evolution of mandibular shape in hominins Scientific Reports, 8 :7340-7340 DOI Author Url Public Url

Watson P, Fitton L, Meloro C, Fagan M, Gröning F. 2018. Mechanical adaptation of trabecular bone morphology in the mammalian mandible Scientific Reports, DOI Author Url Public Url

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, 29 :122-127 DOI Author Url Public Url

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, 45 :113-125 DOI Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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, 4 :269-287 DOI Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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, 16 :821-833 DOI Author Url Public Url

Elton S, Jansson A-U, Meloro C, Louys J, Plummer T, Bishop LC. 2016. Exploring morphological generality in the Old World monkey postcranium using an ecomorphological framework Journal of Anatomy, 228 :534-560 DOI Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

Bubadue J, Caceres N, Carvalho R, Meloro C. 2015. Ecogeographical Variation in Skull Shape of South-American Canids: Abiotic or Biotic Processes? Evolutionary Biology, 43 :145-159 DOI Author Url Public Url

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

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Meloro C, Caceres NC, Carotenuto F, Sponchiado J, Melo GL, Passaro F, Raia P. 2015. Chewing on the trees: Constraints and adaptation in the evolution of the primate mandible Evolution, 69 :1690-1700 DOI Author Url Public Url

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 Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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

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

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url

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

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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

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 Author Url

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

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

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

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

Louys J, Ditchfield P, Meloro C, Elton S, Bishop LC. 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 Author Url

Meloro C, Elton S. 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 Author Url

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

Louys J, Meloro C, Elton S, Ditchfield P, Bishop LC. 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 Author Url Publisher Url

Conference publication

Giacomini G, Herrel A, Chaverri G, Brown RP, Russo D, Scaravelli D, Meloro C. 2019. Evolutionary Constraints On Bat Skull Morphology: Does Echolocation Matter? JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY, 280 :S60-S60 Author Url

Vicari D, McGowen MR, Lambert O, Sabin RC, Brown RP, Meloro C. 2019. Cranial Ecomorphology of Odontocetes: a 3D-Evolutionary Approach JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY, 280 :S235-S235 Author Url

Giacomini G, Scaravelli D, Herrel A, Russo D, Veneziano A, Meloro C. 2018. Murciélagos en 3D: fotogrametría como un método de escaneo portátil y confiable COLAM - II CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO Y DEL CARIBE DE MURCIÉLAGOS Publisher Url

Giacomini G, Scaravelli D, Herrel A, Russo D, Brown R, Meloro C. 2018. Morfología de cráneo y mandíbula en los murciélagos: ¿Compensación entre ecolocación y fuerza de mordida? COLAM Il Congreso Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Murciélagos Publisher Url

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

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

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

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

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

Marques De Oliveira A, Meloro C. 2016. Palaeoecological inferences of Quaternary bears based on humerus size and shape 1st International Meeting of Early-stage Researchers in Palaeontology Publisher Url

Marques De Oliveira A, Veneziano A, De Groote I, Meloro C. 2016. Locomotory behaviour of the giant ground sloth (Megatherium americanum): a three dimensional morphometric approach 1st International Meeting of Early-stage Researchers in Palaeontology Publisher Url

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) Author Url Publisher Url

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 Author Url

Meloro C. 2014. BIG CATS AND THE EAST AFRICAN PALAEO-ENVIRONMENTS African Large Carnivores: Impacts on Ecosystems and Humans Interactions Publisher Url

Meloro C. 2013. Ecomorphology of Mustelidae A Conference on the Biology and Conservation of Wild Mustelids

Kitchener A, Meloro C, Williams T. 2013. Why so many mustelids? How form and function have led to global success A Conference on the Biology and Conservation of Wild Mustelids

Meloro C, Elton S, Louys J, Ditchfield P, Bishop L. 2010. WHAT TO DO WITH FRAGMENTARY FOSSILS? AN EXAMPLE BASED ON A FOSSIL DOG FROM OLDUVAI BED II IPC3 -3rd International Paleontological Congress Publisher Url

Louys J, Meloro C, Elton S, Ditchfield P, Bishop L. 2010. QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES IN PALAEOSYNECOLOGY: CORRELATING COMMUNITY STRUCTURE WITH HABITATS IPC3 -3rd International Paleontological Congress

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url

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

Meloro C. Mammalian Ecometrics of the Italian Plio-­‐Pleistocene XIII Giornate di Paleontologia Publisher Url

Meloro C. WHAT’S ON THE CARNIVORES’ MENU 2 MILLION YEARS AGO? MULTIPLE EVIDENCE FROM MANDIBULAR FORM IPC3 -3rd International Paleontological Congress

Meloro C, Elton S. Primates and felids: a long evolutionary history Primate-Felid Interactions Workshop

Meloro C, Elton S. 'O Granny what big teeth you have'. Carnivore predation on European macaques in the Pliocene and Pleistocene. Colloquium on European Primates.

de Moura Bubadué J, Hedges CD, Carvalho RDS, Meloro C, Cáceres NC. What defines phenotypic variation in sexually dimorphic marsupials of South America? Assessing skull shape variation in Didelphis albiventris, D. aurita and D. marsupialis (Mammalia: Didelphidae). 12th International Mammalogical Congress

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 DOI Public Url

Media Coverage:

https://twitter.com/CQRRHUL/status/1328751845347651586, Twitter for online talk delivered for Royal Holloway College London. 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04pz45k, Radio interview by BBC Radio Merseyside Program Science in Action. 2017

http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/using-morphometric-analysis-to.html, Blog article: Using morphometric analysis to understand the nature of Canid remains from Plio-Pleistocene Hominid sites from East Africa.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sabre-toothed-tigers-giant-hyenas-6710408, http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2015/10/even-giant-mammoths-weren-t-safe-prehistoric-predators, http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/large-violent-animal-packs-shaped-the-ecosystems-of-the-pleistocene-epoch, Selected media coverages on the impact of large terrestrial carnivores..

https://theconversation.com/falklands-wolf-that-baffled-darwin-was-actually-more-like-a-jackal-new-study-70858, Media article on The Conversation. Falklands ‘wolf’ that baffled Darwin was actually more like a jackal – new study.

https://theconversation.com/heres-how-your-holiday-photos-could-help-save-endangered-species-118085, Media Article on the Conversation: Here’s how your holiday photos could help save endangered species.

https://theconversation.com/italy-has-its-own-subspecies-of-bear-but-there-are-only-50-left-75516, Media arcticle on The Conversation entitled: "Italy has its own subspecies of bear – but there are only 50 left".

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/, Articles and youtube video on constraints and adaptation in the evolution of the primate mandible.

Other invited event:

Predator-prey dynamics in the Plio-Pleistocene ecosystems, Royal Holloway University of London (Online via Zoom), Invited seminar for EPOCH (Exploring Palaeoenvironments, Oceans, Climate and Humans) organised by Royal Holloway University of London.. 2020

Orso bruno marsicano: verso una strategia di conservazione integrata, Bologna (Italy), Invited talk: "Taxonomic distinctiveness of the Apennine brown bear: the morphometric evidences". 2018

Macroevolution of the mammalian mandible: primates, ungulates and carnivorans compared, University of Minnesota, Invited talk for the symposyum "Morphometric Approaches to Studying Mammalian Evolution and Ecology". 2016

7 Congresso Brasileiro de Mastozoologia, Gramado (Brazil), Talk: Adaptações ecogeográficas em mamíferos: uma abordagem por morfometria geométrica.. 2014

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. 2014

Large carnivores and climate in the Plio-Pleistocene, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Invited seminar. 2014

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. 2013

Ecomorphology of Mustelidae, University of Oxford, Invited seminar talk for the conference: Wild Musteloid Conference http://www.wildcru.org/conference/programme.pdf. 2013

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. 2013

Morphological diversity of large carnivores and Plio-Pleistocene environments, Universita' degli Studi del Molise, Invited seminar. 2012

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. 2012

External PGR examinations performed:

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, PhD, Impact of ecological strategies on the morphological rate, diversity and integration in Carnivora. 2019

University of Bournemouth, PhD, Faunal and human biogeography during the Terminal Pleistocene. 2018

Università di Firenze, PhD, The Late Pleistocene site of Equi (Massa, Apuane Alps): revaluation of historical data and new discoveries. Morphological comparison of Italian and European Felids. 2015

Public engagement:

World Museum Liverpool, Human Evolution Gallery World Museum Liverpool, Development of museum exhibit content, wider public, c.ca 3,000 per year, Organiser, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/articles/2019/9/10/new-human-evolution-gallery-at-the-world-museum-liverpool-opened-with-a-bang. 2019

World Museum Liverpool, Ice Age Mammals, Demosntration, Wider public, 100, Organiser, The activity was part of the Being Human Festival, https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventId=40598. 2019

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/. 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/. 2017

Research Grants Awarded:

Nerc, Niche segregation between South American small rodents and marsupials, Dr Jason Newton (Univeristy of Glasgow); Prof. Nilton Cáceres (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria), Miss Jamile Bubadue (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria), Grant value (£): 3,081. 2019

Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq, Adaptações morfológicas de marsupiais e roedores neotropicais: papeis do ambiente e do parentesco na evolução da forma e tamanho corporal, Nilton Caceres (PI-Universidad Federal de Santa Maria); Dr. François Catzeflis (University of Montpellier II, France); Luiza Magnus (UFSM, Brasil); Geruza L. Melo (UFMS, Brasil); Jonas Sponchiado (UFSM, Brasil), Grant value (£): 12257, Duration of research project: 35 mnths. 2015

British Council, Researcher Links, Grant value (£): 3311, Duration of research project: 1 month. 2013

European Commission, W-TOOTH, Prof. Marcus Clauss (University of Zurich), Grant value (£): 152126, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2012

FP6 SYNTHESYS (2004-2009), Eco-morphology of extant African carnivores, Grant value (£): 737.92, Duration of research project: 15 days. 2008

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. 2005

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

Membership of professional bodies:

Ordinary Member, Italian Mammal Society, https://www.mammiferi.org/en/. 2018

Ordinary Member, American Society of Mammalogists, https://www.mammalogy.org/. 2016

Ordinary Member, Society for the Study of Evolution, http://www.evolutionsociety.org/. 2015

Honorary Fellow, Linnean Society, http://www.linnean.org/. 2014

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. 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. 2017

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

Hydrodynamic implications of the long neck in plesiosaurs using computational fluid dynamics, Society of Experimental Biology, Gotenburg, Sweden, Poster presentation. 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. 2016

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

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

Ecomorphology of Mustelidae, Biology and Conservation of Musteloids, University of Oxford, Oral presentation. 2013

Award:

Honourable mention for the most cited paper of 2012, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica Editorial Board., https://www.app.pan.pl/home.html. 2014

Fellowships:

Honorary fellow, Linnean Society, http://www.linnean.org/. 2013

External committees:

Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), National Research Council, Romania, External Reviewer, http://uefiscdi-direct.ro/main/index.php?we=739b3c62c1bb313943067e2dbe65cfb3&wtok=4b8ddaea9a87a2ef9502484ec563f193&wtkps=YTozOntzOjM6InNpZCI7TjtzOjM6IlRUTCI7aTozMDtzOjY6ImluZGF0ZSI7aToxMzk0MTk0MjY1O30=&&wchk=7626cea69ff8038acee5cc3fb5eefe73. 2012

External collaboration:

http://coral.ufsm.br/niltoncaceres/, Federal University of Santa Maria, Nilton C aceres. 2012

http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/mammals_staff_pages/slater_graham.html, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Graham J. Slater. 2012

https://www.dur.ac.uk/research/directory/staff/?mode=staff&id=7521, University of Durham, Kris Kovarovic. 2012

http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/marc.jones, The University of Adelaide, Marc Jones. 2011

http://www.zooklinik.uzh.ch/team/mclauss.html, University of Zurich, Marcus Clauss. 2011

http://earth.uq.edu.au/research-profile/dr-julien-louys, The University of Queensland, Australia, Julien Louys. 2008

http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/PD1.html, University of Oxford, Peter Ditchfield. 2008

https://www.dur.ac.uk/research/directory/staff/?mode=staff&id=10596, University of Durham, Sarah Elton. 2008

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. 2006

http://host.uniroma3.it/laboratori/paleontologia/kotsakis_vert.htm, Universita' degli Studi Roma 3, Anastasssios (Tassos) Kotsakis - Paolo Piras. 2004

https://www.docenti.unina.it/pasquale.raia, Universita' degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Pasquale Raia. 2004

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