Piñero García, Pedro

PhD Student

Phone: (+34) 607 982 199


Sponsor: FPU MECD Grant

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. Since then, I´m working on my PhD in IPHES.

My work is focused on the study of the subfamily Murinae from upper Miocene to middle Pleistocene. For which I am participating in North África sites (Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco), Georgian sites (Dmanisi, Udabno) and Spanish sites (basin of Fortuna, Orce, Quibas, Bolomor, Puerto de la Cadena). Thus I contribute to the determination of the chronology and paleoenvironment of the sites through the teeth of Murinae, as well as to study the evolution of this subfamily along the geology time.