Born in 1970. Magna cum laude Laurea in Natural Sciences at University of Pisa. PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Pisa. Main interests in vertebrate paleontology with focus on baleen whale evoloution (Mammalia, Cetacea, Mysticeti). PostDoc at the University of Pisa. Grants from American Museum of Natural History (New York) and European Community through Synthesys Programme (realized in Brussels, Leiden and Budapest). Current positions: Associate Paleontology Research at San Diego Natural History Museum and Scientific Director of excavation, preparation, study and teaching about the whale from Montalcino on behalf of the Soprintendenza Archeologia Toscana.
Adaptive & Self-Organizing Systems Anatomy & Physiology Animal Behavior Anthropology Artificial Intelligence Biodiversity Biogeography Bioinformatics Developmental Biology Ecology Evolutionary Studies Marine Biology Paleontology Robotics Taxonomy Zoology