Humberto G. Ferrón

Group leader

My research programme focuses on the joint application of an array of state-of-the-art techniques in palaeobiology to elucidate the scenarios in which some of the major evolutionary transitions of animals took place.

I have particular interest in the emergence of vertebrates, the evolution of gigantism and endothermy, the establishment of coevolutionary relationships between flowering plants and modern pollinators, the colonization of land by animals, and the nature of organismal evolution (contingency vs determinism), among other topics. Currently, I hold a Ramon y Cajal fellowship in the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology in the University of Valencia (Spain).