Department of Evolutionary Paleobiology


Sergi LÓPEZ-TORRES, Ph.D.


Phylogeny and evolution of Euarchontoglires (Mammalia)


ResearchGate
: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergi_Lopez-Torres

ORCID: 0000-0002-0046-1013



CURRICULUM VITAE



Personal data

Sergi López-Torres
Born December 16th, 1986, Tarragona, Spain

Academic degrees 
  • 2017 Ph.D. in Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Toronto
  • 2010 M.Sc. in Primatology, University of Barcelona
  • 2009 Licenciatura in Organismal Biology, University of Barcelona
Awards and scholarships
  • 2015-2017 University of Toronto Doctoral Completion Award
  • 2011-2015 University of Toronto Fellowship
  • 2014 Jackson School of Geosciences Student Member Travel Award
Field work/expeditions
  • 2012-2013 Wyoming (USA), Paleogene
  • 2011-2012 Montana (USA), Paleogene

Grants and international projects
  • 2013-2014 Doris O. And Samuel P. Welles Research Fund
  • 2013 American Museum of Natural History’s Collections Study Grant
  • 2012 University of Toronto Department of Anthropology Pilot Research Travelling Grant
  • 2010-2011 University of Barcelona Departmental Collaboration Grant

Invited presentations

  • 2017. The evolutionary success of the longest-lived group of fossil primates. Scientific Circle of Evolutionary Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
  • 2016. Teeth, Bones, and Evolution. Ontario College of Arts and Design, Toronto, ON.
  • 2016. The Origin of Humans: New Fossil Discoveries. Summer Lecture Club, Guelph, ON.
  • 2014. Early primate evolution: the case of the Paromomyidae. University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA.

Teaching
  • 2016-2017 Human Origins: New Discoveries, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 2015-2017 Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 2015-2016 Primate Evolution, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 2014-2015 Primate Behaviour, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 2014-2015 Topics in Emerging Scholarship in Evolutionary Anthropology: Primate Origins and Early Primate Adaptations, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

Publications


Scientific papers

Silcox, M.T., López-Torres, S. 2017. Major questions in the study of primate origins. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 45: 113-137 [text]

Silcox, M.T., Bloch, J.I., Boyer, D.M., Chester, S.G.B., López-Torres, S. 2017. The evolutionary radiation of plesiadapiforms. Evolutionary Anthropology 26: 74-94. [text]

López-Torres, S., Selig, K.R., Prufrock, K.A., Lin, D., Silcox, M.T. 2017. Dental topographic analysis of paromomyid (Plesiadapiformes, Primates) cheek teeth: More than 15 million years of changing surfaces and shifting ecologies. Historical Biology 30: 76-88. [text]

Prufrock, K.A., López-Torres, S., Silcox, M.T., Boyer, D.M. 2016. Surfaces and spaces: trouble-shooting the study of dietary niche space overlap between North American stem primates and rodents. Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties 4: 024005. [text]

López-Torres, S., Schillaci, M.A., Silcox, M.T. 2015. Life history of the most complete fossil primate skeleton: exploring growth models for Darwinius. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150340. [text]

Marigó, J., Minwer-Barakat, R., Moyà-Solà, S., López-Torres, S. 2012. First record of Plesiadapiformes (Primates, Mammalia) from Spain. Journal of Human Evolution 62: 429-433. [text]


Conference presentations

López-Torres, S., Silcox, M.T. 2017. The success of paromomyids: the longest-lived, northernmost group of fossil primates. Podium presentation, Polish Society for Human and Evolution, Studies. Krakow, Poland

López-Torres, S., Silcox, M.T. 2017. The phylogenetic relationships of the Paromomyidae (Primates, Mammalia). Podium presentation, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Calgary, AB.

López-Torres, S., Prufrock, K.A., Selig, K.R., Silcox, M.T. 2016. Dental topographic analysis of paromomyid (Plesiadapiformes, Primates) cheek teeth: More than 15 million years of changing surfaces and shifting ecologies. Podium presentation, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Salt Lake City, UT.

López-Torres, S., Silcox, M.T. 2016. Paromomyids: early primates who like the cold? Podium presentation, Canadian Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Mississauga, ON.

López-Torres, S., Silcox, M.T., Holroyd, P.A. 2015. New omomyoid (Euprimates, Mammalia) material from the Duchesnean of Southern California and the extinction of the Paromomyidae (Plesiadapiformes, Primates). Podium presentation, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Dallas, TX.

López-Torres, S., Silcox, M.T. 2014. The impact of fossils on likelihood estimates of the biogeographic origins of major primate clades. Poster presentation, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Berlin, Germany.

López-Torres, S. 2014. A new growth model for Darwinius, the most complete fossil primate skeleton. Robert Lynn Carroll Prize podium presentation, Canadian Paleontoloty Conference/Canadian Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Montréal, QC.

López-Torres, S., Silcox, M.T. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of the European Paromomyidae (Primates, Mammalia) and their biogeographic implications. Poster presentation, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Los Angeles, CA.

Silcox, M.T., López-Torres, S., Bloch, J.I., Boyer, D.M. 2013. Understanding early brain evolution in Primates. Podium presentation, International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Barcelona, Spain.

López-Torres, S., Silcox, M.T., Bloch, J.I. 2012. Patters of encephalization in the early evolution of Primates. Poster presentation, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Raleigh, NC.

López-Torres, S. 2012. New plesiadapiform material from Spain and its relationship to the European Paromomyidae (Mammalia, Primates). Podium presentation, Canadian Paleontology Conference, Toronto, ON.


Contact



Sergi López-Torres

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergi_Lopez-Torres
ORCID: 0000-0002-0046-1013

Institute of Paleobiology PAS
ul. Twarda 51/55
PL-00-818 Warsaw, POLAND

e-mail:slopeztorres@twarda.pan.pl
phone: (+48 22) 6978-892; room 632