Mr. Jose Luis Herraiz

Ever since I was a kid, I felt a deep fascination about biology, the different life forms that inhabited our planet, and how they evolved and lived in past ages, but especially the evolution of marine lifeforms, such as sharks, often misinterpreted in social media. After graduating in Biology at University of Valencia in 2016, I followed my studies with a Masters degree of Applied Paleontology at the Universities of Valencia and Alacant. My PhD under the supervision of Dr. Carlos Martínez-Perez and Dr. Héctor Botella is focused on elaborating a comprehensive study of the evolutionary history of the elasmobranch faunas of the Mediterranean Basin, the variation in their composition since the Miocene to recent times, as well as disentangling the palaeoecological factors that shaped the evolution of these faunas.

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