Manon Hullot. Institut des Sciences de l'Évolution, UMR5554, Université de Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, EPHE, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC064, 34095 Montpellier, France.
Manon Hullot is a last year PhD Student in Paleobiology at the Institut des Sciences de Montpellier (ISE-M; Université de Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, EPHE) in France. Her PhD research focuses on the paleoecology of various Miocene rhinocerotids from Eurasia in relation to climatic changes. She is interested in dietary and habitat reconstruction through various approaches.
Yves Laurent. Muséum de Toulouse, 35 Allées Jules Guesde, F-31000 Toulouse, France.
Yves Laurent is currently manager of the mineralogical and paleontological collections at the Museum of Natural History in Toulouse (France) and specialist on conservation and restoration of fossil materials. His PhD thesis focused on the vertebrate faunas of the Upper Maastrichtian of Europe but he recently turned his attention to the Early Eocene vertebrate faunas.
Gildas Merceron. PALEVOPRIM, UMR 7262, CNRS, Université de Poitiers, 86073 Poitiers, France.
Gildas Merceron is paleontologist. He has been involved in the study of paleo-ecology of mammals that lived in Old World from 20 millions years ago. The methods he uses are mammal anatomy (to decipher the mode of locomotion of these mammals), stable isotope geochemistry and dental microwear textural analysis (to track the type of diets eaten by these mammals). G. Merceron obtained his Ph.D. in Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Poitiers, France. After several post doc in the USA, Germany and Austria, G. Merceron got a tenure position as CNRS researcher at the University of Lyon in 2008. Since 2012, G. Merceron is at the PALEVOPRIM lab (CNRS and University of Poitiers) where he is piloting several projects involving analysis of experimental data and models based on wild extant populations of mammals to re-interpret eco-proxies extracted from fossil teeth.
Pierre-Olivier Antoine. Institut des Sciences de l'Évolution, UMR5554, Université de Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, EPHE, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC064, 34095 Montpellier, France.
Pierre-Olivier Antoine is a French palaeontologist, specialist of large Cenozoic mammals and more specifically rhinocerotoids. Another area of expertise is the evolution of post-Mesozoic Neotropical ecosystems. Over the last 25 years, he has worked in the field in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. He is teaching as a distinguished professor at the Université of Montpellier.