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Predoc. Faunes del Neogen i Quaternari

Predoc. Faunes del Neogen i Quaternari

Joint affiliation with Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden)

The aim for the four years of my PhD is to come to a full evolutionary-biogeographical analysis, together with a reconstruction of the ecosystems on the Iberian Peninsula. This will enable us to see how climatic changes at the Middle to Late Miocene boundary affected the rise and fall of the Vallès-Penedès biodiversity hotspot. The first step is to reconstruct the biogeographical history of each of over one hundred mammal species that lived in the basin. To analyze the spatial distribution and temporal variations therein, the NOW database will be used, complemented with new data and literature. Grouping these data according to different criteria (area of origin, phylogeny, palaeoecology, guild membership) will provide a close insight into how a mammal community is assembled and eventually disassembled.

 

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The 3D Virtual Lab is located in the center of Sabadell in the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont’s building. Our aim to make it available for organizations that requires a specialized technical team for the digitization of all kinds of items. The 3D Lab is equipped with the main tools for scanning, among which there is an industrial computed tomography and latest generation of laser and photogrammetric scanning equipment, and cover extensively the needs of any customer.

 

Industrial computed tomography

The industrial computed tomography equipment is located in a 12 square meters bunker and consists of an X-ray tube with a 450 kV maximum peak voltage and a maximum current of 3.3 mA. The equipment is designed for non-destructive analysis of samples and prototypes from the automotive industry, metallurgy, welding, quality control, construction, etc.

It offers the possibility to work with two different focus – fine and standard – depending on the customer requirements. The equipment allows obtaining both qualitative and quantitative results.

The equipment is able to analyze objects up to 1.2 meters long, 0.5 meters wide and 500 kg of weight with high resolution. It can also analyze larger pieces, if the object to be scanned can be separated in different parts, as our software is able to combine them digitally. The laboratory has a freight elevator that connects it directly to the street and facilitates the entry of large volume objects.

 

Service of image processing and CAD

Once the images have been acquired using the computed tomography equipment, the laboratory provides the customer the service image processing and 3D objects (CAD) modelling.

Due to the 3D Virtual Lab staff’s experience in processing and interpretation of tomographic images combined with powerful workstations, the customer will obtain a high-resolution three-dimensional image of the sample analyzed.

 

Laser and photogrammetric scanning

The Next Engine Laser allows to scan samples of medium size (with a range of few centimetres to half a meter length) to obtain high-resolution models of the sample. The photogrammetrical digitalization can get the geometric properties of the object studied from photographs. The models obtained from these techniques can later be edited using CAD software to confer mesh and texture features.

 

3D object printing service

The high resolution Rapid Prototyping allows us to print objects in three dimensions, obtained from CAD software or from digitization. The printed sample is made ​​of plastic material with a resistance similar to that of ceramic.

 

Staff

The 3D Virtual Lab staff has extensive experience in the field of objects digitization, and has worked for several years using radiographic and tomographic techniques in both the medical and the industrial world.  We are pioneers in the use of photogrammetric and laser systems applied to cultural heritage.

Technical Specifications of the equipment

 

Contact us:

3D Virtual Lab
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont

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Persona de contacte: Sergio Llácer / Josep Fortuny
Tel: +34 93 726 17 69 / +34 93 586 87 65 / + 34 93 586 86 18

 

 

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Alba, D.M. (2015). Per què és important la Laia? In: Pérez, M. Descobert a Catalunya un nou parent dels hominoïdeus. Sàpiens 163: 7.

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Madurell-Malapeira, J., Morales, J., Vinuesa, V. & Boscaini, A. (2015). Early Pleistocene Ursids, hyaenids and felids from Cueva Victoria (Cartagena, Murcia). Mastia, Revista del Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Cartagena: 401-432.

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Name: Dinamica de la paleobiodiversidad de las faunas de vertebrados fósiles del Vallès-Penedès y comparación con otras cuencas miocenas
IP: David M. Alba  
Funder: Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad  
Period: 2016-2020  
Reference code: CGL2016-76431-P
     
Name: Modelo de redes ecológicas para los últimos dinosaurios de Europa
IP: Àngel Galobart  
Funder: Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad  
Period: 2016-2019  
Reference code: CGL2016-77230-P
     
Name: Canvis climàtics i faunístics al Miocè inferior de Catalunya 
IP: Isaac Casanovas Vilar   
Funder: Departament de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya   
Period: 2014-2017   
Reference code: 2014/100584  
     
Name: Dinàmica de poblacions i impacte dels canvis climàtics en les associacions de grans mamífers del Pleistocè inferior i mitjà de Catalunya 
IP: Joan Madurell-Malapeira  
Funder: Departament de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya  
Period: 2014-2017  
Reference code: 2014/100589  
     
Name: Els primats fòssils del Miocè de la conca del Vallès-Penedès 
IP: David M. Alba  
Funder: Departament de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya  
Period: 2014-2017  
Reference code: 2014/100609  
     
Name: Climate change and faunal dispersals in the Early Miocene of Catalonia (Spain) 
IP: Isaac Casanovas Vilar  
Funder: National Geographic Society  
Period: 2014-2017  
Reference code: #9640-15  
     
Name: Estudi dels primats i faunes associades del Paleogen de Catalunya 
IP: Raef Minwer-Barakat  
Funder: Departament de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya  
Period: 2014-2017  
Reference code: 2014/100604  
     
Name: Ecosystem evolution of the vertebrate faunas from the Permian and Triassic of Catalonia 
IP: Josep Fortuny  
Funder: Departament de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya  
Period: 2014-2017  
Reference code: 2014/100606  
     
Name: Group of Paleoprimatology and Human Paleontology PIPH 
IP: Salvador Moyà-Solà  
Funder: AGAUR. Departament d’Innovació, Universitats i Empresa of the Generalitat de Catalunya 
Period: 2014-2016  
Reference code: 2014 SGR 416, GRC  
     
Name: Group of Mesozoic Faunas  
IP: Àngel Galobart  
Funder: AGAUR. Departament d’Innovació, Universitats i Empresa of the Generalitat de Catalunya 
Period: 2014-2018  
Reference code: SGR 1235  
     
Name: Miocene apes from Castell de Barberà (Catalonia, Spain) 
IP: Sergio Almécija  
Funder: The Leakey Foundation  
Period: 2014-2015  
Reference code: 9316-13  
     
Name: Huellas isotópicas en micromamíferos fósiles como indicadores del cambio climático 
ICP Researcher:
Raef Minwer-Barakat (IP: Antonio Delgado Huertas)  
Funder: Consejería de Innovación, Ciencia y Empresa, Junta de Andalucía 
Period: 2013-2017  
Reference code: P11-RNM-8011  
     
Name: Reconstructing hand posture and locomotor behavior in Ardipithecus ramidus
ICP Researcher: Sergio Almécija  
Funder: National Science Foundation  
Period: 2013-2016  
Reference code:    
     
Name: Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage (COSCH) 
ICP Researcher: Salvador Moyà-Solà (IP: Frank Boochs)  
Funder: COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)  
Period: 2012-2016  
Reference code:    
     
Name: Vertebrats del Permià i el Triàsic de Catalunya i el seu context geològic 
IP: Josep Fortuny  
Funder: Departament de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya  
Period: 2012-2016  
Reference code:    
     
Name: Torrent de Vallparadís: Impacte de la ciclicitat glacial en les comunitats animals de la transició Vil·lafranquià-Galerià 
IP: Joan Madurell-Malapeira  
Funder:  ICP  
Period: 2011-2015  
Reference code:    
     
Name:  Digital Evolutionary Morphology of the Primate Astragalo-Calcaneal Complex 
ICP Researcher:  Judit Marigó (IP: Doug M. Boyer, Erik R. Seiffert)  
Funder:  National Science Foundation  
Period:  2011-2014  
Reference code:  NSF BCS 1317525  
     
Name: Devolviendo los fósiles a la vida: una aproximación multidisciplinar a la paleobiología de los pequeños mamíferos miocenos de la Península Ibérica 
IP: Isaac Casanovas Vilar  
Funder: MINECO  
Period: 2011-2013  
Reference code: CGL2010-21672/BTE  
     
Name: El Miocè Inferior de la Conca del Vallès-Penedès i àrees properes. Paleontologia de vertebrats, biostratigrafia i biocronologia 
IP: Isaac Casanovas Vilar  
Funder: Servei d’Arqueologia i Paleontologia, Departament de Cultura, Generalitat de Catalunya  
Period: 2011-2013  
Reference code: 2011 PINTER 7013  
     
Name: New Paleontological excavations at the Late Miocene hominoid-bearing site of Can Llobateres 1 (Vallès-Penedès Basin, Catalonia, Spain). 2010-2013 
IP: David M. Alba  
Funder: Servei d’Arqueologia i Paleontologia, Departament de Cultura, Generalitat de Catalunya  
Period: 2010-2013  
Reference code:    
     
Name: Proyecto de divulgación social de la investigación en paleontología  
IP: Laura Celià  
Funder: FECYT  
Period: 2010-2011  
Reference code: FCT-10-1632  
     
Name: Intervencions paleontològiques a diferents afloraments del Triàsic de Catalunya 
IP:
Josep Fortuny  
Funder: Generalitat de Catalunya  
Period: 2010-2011  
Reference code: 2010/70085  
     
Name: Group of Paleoprimatology and Human Paleontology PIPH 
IP: Salvador Moyà-Solà  
Funder: AGAUR. Departament d’Innovació, Universitats i Empresa. Generalitat de Catalunya  
Period: 2009-2013  
Reference code: 2009 SGR 754, GRC  
     
Name: Grup de recerca del Mesozoic reconegut com a Grup de Recerca Singular  
IP: Àngel Galobart  
Funder: AGAUR. Departament d’Innovació, Universitats i Empresa. Generalitat de Catalunya  
Period: 2009-2013  
Reference code: NSF BCS 1317525  
     
Name: Grandes simios (Hominoidea) del Mioceno del área Mediterránea: origen,evolución y paleobiología 
IP: Salvador Moyà-Solà  
Funder: MINECO  
Period: 2009-2011  
Reference code: CGL2008‐00325/BTE  
     
Name: La evolución de patrones de life‐history en mamíferos insulares y continentales fósiles y recientes: un enfoque comparativo 
IP: Meike Köhler  
Funder: MINECO  
Period: 2008-2011  
Reference code: CGL2006‐ 04548/BTE  
     
Name: Projecte de investigació dels afloraments Triàsics amb fauna de vertebrats de Catalunya 
IP: Àngel Galobart  
Funder: Departament de Cultura. Generalitat de Catalunya.  
Period: 2008-2011  
Reference code:    
     
Name: Evolución de los dinosaurios en el Este Ibérico y su entorno durante el Cretácico 
IP: Àngel Galobart  
Funder: MINECO  
Period: 2008-2011  
Reference code: CGL2008-06533-C03-01/BTE 2008-2011  
     
Name: Projecte de recerca dels jaciments paleontològics del trànsit Cretaci/Paleògen del Prepirineu Català: sistemàtica, paleoecologia i implicacions paleobiogeogràfiques 
IP: Àngel Galobart  
Funder: Area de coneixament i recerca. Direcció general de patrimoni del Departament de Cultura. Generalitat de Catalunya 
Period: 2007-2011  
Reference code:    
     
Name: Dinámica de Ecosistemas Terrestres en el Plio-Pleistoceno de las cuencas del Levante español  
ICP Researcher: Isaac Casanovas Vilar (IP: Jordi Agustí)  
Funder: MINECO  
Period: 2006-2009  
Reference code: CGL2006‐ 04548/BTE  
     
Name: Energy factors and patterns of evolution in insular mammals and domesticated mammals  
IP: Meike Köhler  
Funder: CAICYT (Comisión Asesora de Investigación Científica y Técnica)  
Period: 2006-2009  
Reference code: CGL2005-03159  
     
Name: Vallès-Penedès research project in the context of RHOI (Revealing Hominid Origins Initiative). 
ICP Researcher: Salvador Moyà-Solà (IP: T. White)  
Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)  
Period: 2005-2009  
Reference code: RHOI-Hominid-NSF-BCS-0321893  

It is a global project that has been on for more than 10 years that takes place in several regions of Catalonia to create the Museum of the Dinosaurs of the Pyrenees. The philosophy of this project is to return to the territory, in the form of scientific dissemination, the results of the scientific research performed on the fossils of the last dinosaurs that lived in Europe. 

At present, this project is a reality thanks to the participation of the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont as scientific advisor and Museum of Conca Dellà and Dinosfera as exhibition rooms, which complement each other to show different fields of knowledge.

espai Dinosfera (Coll de Nargó)

The exhibition at the espai Dinosfera in Coll de Nargó (Leida) is focused on its main asset equity: the eggs and nests of dinosaurs. The exhibitions revelas the current knowledge on the reproduction of dinosaurs through the research on fossils and, specifically, from fossils recovered in Coll de Nargó, which has the most important deposits of dinosaur eggs in Europe.

More information: http://www.dinosfera.com

 

Museu de la Conca Dellà (Isona)

The Conca Dellà Museum, which holds the Cretaceous Park, is the scene for an exciting trip to the past. The museum offers the possibility to discover an area that was occupied by the Roman culture in the past and, many years before that, inhabited by the last dinosaurs that lived on the Earth.

More information: http://www.parc-cretaci.com/

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