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Fernando Blanco

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Dr. Fernando Blanco


Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity
Berlin, Germany


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My research focuses on using macroecological, macroevolutionary and palaeoenvironmental approaches to study the processes and mechanisms underlying changes in and the evolution of mammalian faunas and their ecosystems during the Cenozoic.

My Phd at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin uses extensive fossil information (occurrence data and trait information for over 2,000 taxa) at the species level in an integrative analytical framework to qualitatively evaluate the contribution of diversity dependence, competition, morphospace evolution, and extrinsic drivers (climate and productivity) to the diversification patterns of three orders of large terrestrial herbivores (Artiodactyla, Perissodactyla and Proboscidea) through the Cenozoic.


Systems Biology