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narges hashemiNarges Hashemi. Department of Geology, International Campus, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

Narges Hashemi is vertebrate paleontologist and palaeoecologist of quaternary; her favorite is paleobiogeograpgy, mass extinctions, paleoenvironmental reconstructions and archeozoology. she earned her Master of paleontology and stratigraphy from Ferdowsi university of Mashhad, in 2003, and currently working on the recent project "Reconstruction of paleoenvironment of late Quaternary of Eastern Iran based on the paleozoology data"as her Ph.D thesis


ashouriAlireza Ashouri. Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. Corresponding author.

Alireza Ashouri is paleontologist and professor of geology in the department of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. He is specialist of conodont fossil, and now, is supervisor of some project of Master and Ph.D. students.


aliabadianMansour Aliabadian. Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran; and Research Department of Zoological Innovations (RDZI), Institute of Applied Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

Mansour Aliabadian is a vertebrate phylogentist at Ferdowsi University-of Mashhad in Iran. He received degrees from the University of Tarbian Modares (MSc) and the University of Amsterdam (Ph.D.), and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Evolutionary department and Zoological Museum of Amsterdam. His current research is on systematics and biogeography of vertebrates, especially the evolution of Birds. He is also interested in phylogeny, phylogeography, and genetics of vertebrates. He is currently an Asscociated Professore at the department of Biology, Ferdowsi university of Mashhad


gharaieM.H. Mahmudy Gharaie. Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

M.H. Mahmudy Gharaie is assistant professor of geology department in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. He is sedimentologist and received his Ph.D from Tokyo University in 2002. He is currently supervisor of some project of Master and Ph.D students.


sanchez marcoAntonio Sánchez Marco. Catalan Institute of Paleontology Miquel Crusafont, Barcelona, Spain.

Antonio Sánchez Marco is specialist in fossil birds -systematics, evolution, geographic distribution in the past and paleoenvironmental reconstructions-. A research project on the first (neogene) fauna of the Canary Islands is now his main point of interest. He is currently working in the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, Barcelona, Spain.


julien louysJulien Louys. Department of Archaeology and Natural History, School of Culture, History, and Languages, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Coombs Building, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2601.

Julien is a vertebrate palaeontologist and palaeoecologist. He received a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Newcastle, Australia and a Bachelor of Sciences (Hons) and Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He completed a three year postdoctoral research assistant position at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, examining the use of taxon-free variables in palaeoecological analyses. Following the completion of this project, he worked for 12 months at the Queensland Museum as curator of Geosciences. He successfully secured a University of Queensland Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2012 with projects examining Australian marsupial palaeontology, particularly Pliocene faunas, as well as community ecology of Pleistocene/Holocene small mammal assemblages. He has also been involved in hominin and large mammal palaeoecological research of the Plio-Pleistocene of East Africa and Southeast Asia, and is currently Executive Editor of Palaeontologia Electronica. Julien is currently working on the project "From Sunda to Sahul: understanding modern human dispersal, adaptation and behaviour en route to Australia".