Team

We are a global research group

Our team members are based at the Paleontology Institute and Museum in the University of Zurich (Switzerland), at the Biosciences Department in Swansea University (United Kingdom) and at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama).

Dr Catalina Pimiento
Group leader
Zurich and Swansea
Sharks' extinctions, evolution, ecology and conservation
Colombia
@pimientoc
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Current members
Jaime Villafaña
Project coordinator
Zurich
Fossil sharks, paleobiology, paleobiogeography
SHARKS-XT
Chile
@VillafanaJA
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Kristína Kocáková
PhD student
Zurich
Marine life
SHARKS-XT
Slovakia
@KristinaKocak
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Jack Cooper
PhD student
Swansea
Fossil sharks, especially Megalodon
GIANTS & SHARKS-FD
UK
@CooperPalaeo
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Amanda Gardiner
Masters student
Zurich
Sharks
SHARKS-XT

USA
Arianna Chiti
Masters student
Swansea
Marine megafauna
MEGACENE
Italy
@ChitiArianna
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External members
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Grace Taylorson-Smith-Pritchard
PhD student
Leeds (PI: A. Dunhill)
Sharks

Distribution response to climate change
UK
@GraceTsp
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Past members
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Dr Mohamad Bazzi
Postdoc
Zurich
Sharks
Independent postdoctoral fellow
Swden & Lebanon
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Adele Paillard
Masters student
Swansea
Sharks
SHARKS-XT
UK
@adelepaillard
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Lino Julian Guevara
Volunteer
Sharks
SHARKS-XT
Colombia
Interns and volunteers