Paolo Piras, holder of the Ph.D. degree, is Postdoc at Geological Sciences Department, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy. Piras's fields of interests are evolutionary paleobiology and its macroevolutionary implications, phylogenetic systematics, and geometric morphometrics of crocodiles; relationships between shape, function, and phylogeny by applying new comparative methods and the relationships between modularity adaptation and ontogeny by using geometric morphometrics. Piras is the Founder of the Center of Evolutionary Ecology that now comprises the Geological Science Department, Roma Tre University and STAT Department, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy. Piras's most recent publications include "The role of postnatal ontogeny in the evolution of phenotypic diversity in Podarcis lizards," Journal of Evolutionary Biology, "Testing convergent and parallel adaptations of talpids humerus mechanical performance by means of geometric morphometrics and finite element analysis," Journal of Morphology, and "Phylogenetic signal and functional significance of incisor enamel microstructure in Arvicola," Comptes Rendus Palevol.
Biography Updated on 12 June 2012