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

 

M. Curaudeau, R. Rozzi, A. Hassanin

(2021): The genome of the lowland anoa (Bubalus depressicornis) illuminates the origin of river and swamp buffalo. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

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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Leipzig University

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