Michelangelo Bisconti


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

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Paleontology Research Associate

San Diego Natural History Museum
January 2011
Paleobiology Department
Baleen whale paleontology and evolution through study of anatomy, embryology, functional morphology, fossil record, phylogeny and paleobiogeography.

Doctoral Student and PostDoc

University of Pisa
November 1998 - May 2005
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
Evolution of archaic baleen whales from the Italian Neogene. Paleobiogeography of marine biota of South America and Galapagos.

Grant recipient

Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, Livorno
May 2005 - December 2013
Anthropology, Zoology, Vertebrate Paleontology
Research and education in Physical Anthropology, Vertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Zoology.

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