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Miss Nuria Morales Garcia

Miss Nuria Morales Garcia

Miss Nuria Morales Garcia

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Summary

Biography

Education

2010-2015: BSc (Honours) Biology, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State), México

2015-2016: MSc Palaeobiology, University of Bristol

2016-Present: Geology (PhD), University of Bristol

Previous research experience

  • Undergraduate thesis: Taxonomic characterisation of the mastodons at the Palaeontology Museum of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo. Supervisor: Dr. Victor Manuel Bravo Cuevas
  • Project assistant: "The record of terrestrial ungulates during the Pleistocene of Hidalgo, Puebla, and Tlaxcala, central Mexico: Interpretation of dietary habits and characterisation of terrestrial palaeocommunities" (January-July 2014). Sponsored by CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología)
  • MSc thesis: Ungulate community dynamics in North America: A study of the radiation of North American camelids. Supervisors: Professor Christine Janis, Laura Säilä (PhD), Chris Venditti (PhD)

Publications

Bravo Cuevas, V.M., Morales García, N.M., and Cabral Perdomo, M.A. 2015. Descriptions of mastodons (Mammut americanum) from the Late Pleistocene of southeastern Hidalgo, Central Mexico: Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 67(2): 337-347. 

Palaeontological meetings

  • Oral presentations
    • Morales García, N.M., and Bravo Cuevas, V.M. 2014. Description of a specimen of Mammut americanum (Proboscidea, Mammutidae) from the Pliocene-Pleistocene of Santiago de Anaya, Hidalgo, Mexico. II Symposium of Palaeontology in Southeastern Mexico, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Posters
    • Morales García, N.M., Janis, C.M., and Säilä, L.K. 2016. Savannahs from the past and present: an analysis on the morphospace occupation of ungulates. 64th Symposium of Vertebrate Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
    • Morales García, N.M., and Bravo Cuevas, V.M. 2013. Variation of the occlusal area in the third molars of Rhynchotherium and Cuvieronius. VIII Latin American Meeting of Palaeontology & XIII National Meeting of Palaeontology, Guanajuato, Mexico. 

Other relevant experience

  • Science outreach
    • STEM Ambassador: I have volunteered during the activities carried out as part of Dinosaur Takeover Week at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 
  • Collection management 
    • Organised the Comparative Osteological Collection of the UAEH
    • Supported the management of the Macrovertebrate Palaeontological Collection of the UAEH, as part of my role as project assistant for CONACYT

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School of Earth Sciences

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