'Beatriu de Pinós' PhD researcher
Paleoprimatology & Paleoanthropology
I am a paleoanthropologist interested in the evolution of locomotion in apes, including reconstructing locomotor behaviours at ancestral nodes to inform our evolutionary history and the origin of human bipedalism. I focus primarily on the relationship between form and function across the forelimb bones of the extant and fossil primates, implementing analysis of external and internal morphology.
I received my PhD from the University of Barcelona (Spain), working on the functional external morphology of the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint of extant and fossil hominoids, using 3D geometric morphometric analyses. Afterward, I undertook a project working on the internal morphology of the forelimb bones at the University of Kent (UK) as a Marie Curie Fellow (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/703608).
I am currently a 'Beatriu de Pinós' Fellow here at the ICP, where I am further developing the research on the internal structure of forelimb bones of Miocene apes.
Primate forelimb musculoskeletal adaptations to locomotion
Miocene apes and hominin locomotor behavior reconstruction
External and internal morphology of primate forelimb bones
ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Julia_Arias-Martorell
Academia profile: https://icp-cat.academia.edu/JuliaAriasMartorell