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Silvia Pineda-Munoz

Ph.D. Macquarie University, 2016
M.S. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2011
Biology Degree. Universitat de Barcelona, 2010

 

Grants and Awards:

 

2016 - Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems (ETE) Postdoctoral Fellowship at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Washington, DC

2015 - Postdoctoral Endeavour Research Fellowship, Australia

2014-2015 - Predoctoral Fellowship at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution

2015 - Jackson School of Geosciences Student Member Travel Grant, Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

2014 - Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund

2014 - Predoctoral Research Fellowship at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Washington D.C.

2013 - Paleobiology Database Intensive Workshop in Analytical Methods

2011-2015 - iMQRS Predoctoral scholarship, Macquarie University

2011 - Tuition Fees and Mobility, Master in Paleontology

2010 - Nominated "Best International Exchange Student (European Erasmus Project) of the Universitat de Barcelona"

2009-2010 - Erasmus program for University of Helsinki, Universitat de Barcelona

2009 - Universitat de Barcelona: Vice-Chancellor's Erasmus Grant

2009 - Erasmus grant, AGAUR

2004-2010 - Tuition Fees and Mobility, Biology degree, AGAUR Program from Generalitat de Catalunya

Publications:

 

Evans, A.R. & S. Pineda-Munoz. In review. Inferring Mammal Dietary Ecology from Dental Morphology. In Latest Methods in Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities.

Pineda-Munoz, S., J. Alroy, I.A. Lazagabaster and A.R. Evans. In review. Dental morphology predicts diet across marsupials and placentals. Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

Pineda-Munoz, S., I.A. Lazagabaster, J. Alroy and A.R. Evans. 2016. Inferring diet from dental morphology in terrestrial mammals. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12691

Lyons, S. K., Miller, J. H., Amatangelo, K. L, Behrensmeyer, A. K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J. L., Davis, M., DiMichele, W. A., Du, A., Eronen, J. T., Faith, J. T., Graves, G. R., Jud, N., Labandeira, C., Looy, C. V., McGill, B, Patterson, D., Pineda-Munoz, S. Potts, R., Riddle, B., Terry, R., Tóth, A., Ulrich, W., Villaseñor, A., Wing, S., Anderson, H., Anderson, J., and Gotelli, N. J. 2016. Reply to How foreign is the past. Nature 538(7626):E3-E4.

Lyons, S. K., J. H. Miller, A. Tóth, K. L. Amatangelo, A. K. Behrensmeyer, A. Bercovici, J. L. Blois, M. Davis, W. A. DiMichelle, A. Du, J. T. Eronen, J. T. Faith, G. R. Graves, N. Jud, C. Labandeira, C. V. Looy, B. McGill, D. Patterson, S. Pineda-Munoz, R. Potts, B. Riddle, R. Terry, W. Ulrich, A. Villaseñor, S. Wing, H. Anderson, J. Anderson, and N. J. Gotelli. 2016b. Lyons et al. reply. Nature 537(7618):E5-E6.

Lyons, S. K., K. L. Amatangelo, A. K. Behrensmeyer, A. Bercovici, J. L. Blois, M. Davis, W. A. DiMichele, A. Du, J. T. Eronen, J. T. Faith, G. R. Graves, N. Jud, C. Labandeira, C. V. Looy, B. McGill, J. H. Miller, D. Patterson, S. Pineda-Munoz, R. Potts, B. Riddle, R. Terry, A. Tóth, W. Ulrich, A. Villaseñor, S. Wing, H. Anderson, J. Anderson, D. Waller, and N. J. Gotelli. 2016. Corrigendum: Holocene shifts in the assembly of plant and animal communities implicate human impacts. Nature advance online publication.

Davis, M., and S. Pineda-Munoz. 2016. The temporal scale of diet and dietary proxies. Ecology and Evolution: 6, 1883-1897

Pineda-Munoz, S., A. Evans, and J. Alroy. 2016. The relationship between diet and body mass in terrestrial mammals. Paleobiology Paleobiology 42(4): 1-11.

Lyons, S., K. L. Amatangelo, A. K. Behrensmeyer, A. Bercovici, J. L. Blois, M. Davis, W. A. DiMichele, A. Du, J. T. Eronen, J. Tyler Faith, G. R. Graves, N. Jud, C. Labandeira, C. V. Looy, B. McGill, J. H. Miller, D. Patterson, S. Pineda-Munoz, R. Potts, B. Riddle, R. Terry, A. Tóth, W. Ulrich, A. Villaseñor, S. Wing, H. Anderson, J. Anderson, D. Waller, and N. J. Gotelli. 2016. Holocene shifts in the assembly of plant and animal communities implicate human impacts. Nature 529(7584):80-83.

Pineda-Munoz, S., and J. Alroy. 2014. Dietary characterization of terrestrial mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281(1789).

Pineda-Munoz, S., I. Casanovas-Vilar, D. M. Alba, R. Carmona, and E. Rifà. 2011. Biostratigraphy of locality S5C of Autovia Orbital B-40, stretch Olesa de Montserrat - Viladecavalls (Vallès-Penedès Basin, NE Iberian Peninsula. Pp. 289-296. In F. G. A. Pérez-García, J.M. Gasulla, F. Escaso (eds.), ed. Viajando a Mundos Pretéritos. Ajuntament de Morella, Morella, Castelló.

Pineda-Munoz, S., I. Casanovas-Vilar, D. DeMiguel, A. Karme, A. R. Evans, and M. Fortelius. 2010. Evolution of hypsodonty in a cricetid (Rodentia) lineage: preliminary results using Patch Analysis. Cidaris 30:247-251.

 

Talks, conferences and meetings:

 

Toth, A., D. Fraser, A. Villaseñor & S. Pineda-Munoz. 2016. Evolve, move, or get extinct. At: Survivors - What Fossils Tell Us about the Past and Future. 30th Anniversary celebration of the Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Program at National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C. (Poster presentation)

Pineda-Munoz, S. Diet and dental morphology traits as proxies for paleoecology and macroevolution. Traits past, present, and future. Quantitative approaches to paleontology, conservation, and climate change biology in Africa. Integrative Climate Change Biology. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi (Oral presentation).

Pineda-Munoz, S*. Human impact on North American Mammal faunas from the Pleistocene. Geobiology Symposium XXV, NMNH Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (Oral presentation).

2016 - Pineda-Munoz, S.*, A.M. Jukar, ETE working group and S.K. Lyons. Human impact on North American Mammal faunas. 76th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Salt Lake City, Utah (Oral presentation).

2016 - Toth, A*., L. Soul, J.T. Eronen, S.K. Lyons, S.K. Behrensmeyer and S. Pineda-Munoz. Stability of empirical mammal co-occurrence networks over paleontological timescales. 76th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Salt Lake City, Utah (Oral presentation).

2016 - Pineda-Munoz, S.*, J. Alroy and A. Evans. Dental morphology, diet and the dynamics of morphological evolution across marsupials and placentals. International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM), Washington, DC (Oral presentation).

2016 - Pineda-Munoz, S.*, J. Alroy, I. Lazagabaster and A. Evans. Dental morphology predicts diet across marsupials and placentals. Evolution 2016, Austin, TX (Oral presentation).

2015 - Pineda-Munoz,S.* Multy-Proxy Dental Morphology Analysis: A new approach for inferring diet, 75th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Dallas, Texas

2014-2015 - Pineda-Munoz,S.*. Evolutoion of terrestrial ecosystems (ETE) Meeting, National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

2015 - Pineda-Munoz,S.*. Decoding the relationship between dental morphology and diet in mammals, Paleobiology Seminar Series, National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

2014 - Pineda-Munoz,S.*. Poster presentation: "The relationship between diet and body mass in Mammals", 74th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Berlin, Germany

2014 - Davis, M.*, S. Pineda-Munoz. The temporal scale of diet and dietary proxies,  74th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Berlin, Germany

2014 - Davis, M.*, S. Pineda-Munoz. The temporal scale of diet and dietary proxies, 4th International Paleontologica Congress, Mendoza, Argentina

2013 - Pineda-Munoz,S.*. Which tooth best represents whole tooth row dental complexity in Mammals?, 73rd Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Los Angeles, California

2013 - Pineda-Munoz,S.*. Which tooth best represents whole tooth row dental complexity in Mammals?, 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

2013-2014 - Pineda-Munoz,S.*. Lecture in BIOL369 Vertebrate Evolution: "Evolution of Teeth and Jaw in Gnathostomata", Macquarie University, Sydney

2011 - Pineda-Munoz, S.*., I. Casanovas-Vilar*, D. DeMiguel, A. Karme, A. R. Evans, and M. Fortelius. Evolution of hypsodonty on a cricetid (Rodentia) lineage: preliminary results using patch analysis. 71st Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Las Vegas, Nevada (Poster presentation).

2011 - Pineda-Munoz, S.*., I. Casanovas-Vilar, D. M. Alba, R. Carmona, and E. Rifà. Biostratigraphy of locality S5C of Autovia Orbital B-40, stretch Olesa de Montserrat - Viladecavalls (Vallès-Penedès Basin, NE Iberian Peninsula). IX Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Paleontología, Morella, Catelló, Spain (Oral presentation).

2011 - Pineda-Munoz, S.*., I. Casanovas-Vilar, D. DeMiguel, A. Karme, A. R. Evans, and M. Fortelius. Evolution of hypsodonty on a cricetid (Rodentia) lineage: preliminary results using patch analysis. IX Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Paleontología, Enciso, La Rioja, Spain (Oral presentation).

Teaching experience:

 

2013-2015 - BIOL262 Evolution; Macquarie University, Sydney

2013-2014 - BIOL369 Vertebrate evolution; Macquarie University, Sydney

2013 - GEOS204 Life, the Universe and Everything; Macquarie University, Sydney

2012 - BIOL261 Palaeobiology; Macquarie University, Sydney

2011 - Co-coordination of the workshop "Els dinosaures i el seu entorn" (Dinosaurs and their environment) inside the “Els Juliols”initiative of the Universitat de Barcelona with the collaboration of the “Obra Social Fundació La Caixa" together with Dr. Gustavo A. Llorente

Field experience:

 

2011-2012 - Paleontological campaign. Can Llobateras Site, Catalonia, Spain. Late Miocene mammal site.

2012 - Paleontological campaign. Coll de Nargó site, Catalonia, Spain. Late Cretaceous dinosaur site.

2010 - Paleontological campaign. La Mora Site, Catalonia, Spain. Middle Triassic vertebrate site.

2010 - Paleontological campaign. Abocador de Can Mata site, Catalonia, Spain. Miocene vertebrate site.

 

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