Piñero García, Pedro



Sponsor: Excelencia María de Maeztu (CEX2019-000945-M) - Agencia Estatal de Investigación

I got a degree in Environmental Science with a special award by the Universidad de Murcia (2011). During this time I received up to four different grants (one from Universidad de Murcia, two from CSIC, and one from Ministry of Education) in order to introduce in the research. In all of them I was working in the topic of paleontology. After that I did the Master of Paleontology at the Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2012 I got a FPU Predoctoral Fellowship with the financial sponsorship of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. With this grant I got my doctorate in paleontology. Co-director of the excavations in the early Pleistocene site of Quibas (Murcia, Spain).

My work is focused on the study of late Miocene to early Pleistocene rodents, specially murids. For which I am participating in North African sites (Morocco), Georgian sites (Dmanisi, Udabno) and Spanish sites (basin of Fortuna, Orce, Quibas, Puerto de la Cadena). Thus I contribute to the determination of the chronology and paleoenvironment of the sites through the teeth of rodents, as well as to study the evolution of rodent taxa along the geology time.