Piñero García, Pedro


Phone: (+34) 607 982 139



Sponsor: Postdoctoral Juan de la Cierva Incorporación Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades Grant

Pedro Piñero is a paleontologist interested in biochronology, paleoecology and evolution. His research line focuses on the study of Late Miocene to Early Pleistocene small mammals.

While still studying an Environmental Science degree, he got up to three research initiation scholarships. On 2012, he completed a Master's degree in Paleontology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). In 2017 he obtained his Ph.D. in the Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain) working on fossil rodents thanks to a FPU predoctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education. Pedro Piñero joined the Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo (La Plata, Argentina) from 2019 to 2021 as CONICET fellow with a project concerning late Neogene rodents from central Argentina. In June 2021 he joined IPHES (Tarragona) as a postdoctoral researcher (’Excelencia María de Maeztu’ program). Since March 2022 he is a postdoctoral fellow Juan de la Cierva Incorporación (grant IJC2020-044108-I) at the same institution. The main project he is currently working on focuses on the reconstruction of early Pleistocene continental paleoenvironments and their implications for early hominin dispersals into Europe. It is also worth noting his role as director of the Quibas site (Murcia, Spain) since 2014, leading its multidisciplinary research team. He collaborate with international scientific teams on the field and research works, including Spain, Argentina, France, Morocco, and Georgia.

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