Jesús Marugán Lobón
Paleobiology at the UAM
I'm a paleobiologist at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Much of my research is devoted to understanding Macroevolution and have paid particular attention to major transitions in the history of vertebrates, especially the origins and evolution of birds. This interest has brought me to tackle multiple facets of animal evolution. I am also the new co-PI of the amazing Las Hoyas decade-long project which is taking me to the (new to me and exciting) paths of microevolution in deep-time, paleoecology and complexity science.
I teach Paleobiology, Paleozoology and Evolution in the Degree of Biology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, as well as specialised courses in shape analysis (Geometric Morphometrics).
To me, it is truly fascinating to see how the natural world unfolds through time. Throughout my research, I've come to realize that fossils not only bring excitement about learning from the past...but also that they stimulate imagination about the future like no other!