Dr Roberto Rozzi

Postdoc

Research interests

 

  1. Evolution and extinction of insular mammals from Mediterranean, Asian, and American islands;
  2. Plio-Pleistocene mammal palaeoecology, taxonomy, and biochronology (with emphasis on Bovidae);
  3. Conservation palaeobiology: the application of theories and analytical tools of palaeontology to the solution of problems concerning the conservation of endangered species (especially insular mammals);
  4. Management and enhancement of natural history collections.

Short CV

 

2019-ongoing

PostDoc, German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle‐Jena‐Leipzig, Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Sciences (sDiv), Leipzig, Germany

 

2016–2019
PostDoc (Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow), Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung, Berlin, Germany

 

2014–2016
PostDoc, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy

 

2010–2014
PhD, Earth Sciences Programme (Palaeontology), Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy

Advisors: Maria Rita Palombo, Mark V. Lomolino

 

2007–2010
MSc in Geology, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy

 

2003–2007
BSc in Geology, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy

Selected publications

 

Rozzi, R., 2018. Space-time patterns of body size variation in island bovids: The key role of predatory release. Journal of Biogeography 45: 1196-1207. 

 

Rozzi, R., Lomolino, M.V., 2017. Rapid Dwarfing of an Insular Mammal - The Feral Cattle of Amsterdam Island. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 8820(2017). 

 

Rozzi, R., 2017. A new extinct dwarfed buffalo from Sulawesi and the evolution of the subgenus Anoa: An interdisciplinary perspective. Quaternary Science Reviews 157: 188-205. 

 

Rozzi, R., Palombo, M.R., 2014. Lights and shadows in the evolutionary patterns of insular bovids. Integrative Zoology 9: 213-228. 

 

Rozzi, R., Winkler, D.E., De Vos, J., Schulz, E., Palombo, M.R., 2013. The enigmatic bovid Duboisia santeng (Dubois, 1891) from the Early-Middle Pleistocene of Java: a multiproxy approach to its palaeoecology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 377: 73-85.

 

Lomolino, M.V., Van Der Geer, A., Lyras, G.A., Palombo, M.R., Sax, D.F., Rozzi, R., 2013. Of mice and mammoths: generality and antiquity of the island rule. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1427-1439.

 

iDiv publications

 

Rozzi, R., Varela, S., Bover, P. and Martin, J. M.

(2020): Causal explanations for the evolution of 'low gear' locomotion in insular ruminants. Journal of Biogeography (in press) *
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Puschstrasse 4
04103 Leipzig
Germany

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A.01.04

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+49 341 9733176
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Leipzig University

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