Students (PhD and Master)

Joana  Bruno

Joana Bruno


Joana Bruno received her graduate and post-graduate degree in Archaeology from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH-UNL) and participates in national and international archaeological campaigns since 2006, developing fieldwork, laboratory and illustration.

She began learning Scientific Illustration from Pedro Salgado at IAO (Institute of Arts and Crafts) in Lisbon.

Christophe   Hendrickx

Christophe Hendrickx

PhD at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (now at University of the Witwatersrand)

Christophe Hendrickx has a passion for dinosaurs and vertebrate palaeontology starting at the age of 6. In order to fulfill his dream of becoming a palaeontologist, he did a licence of geology at the Université of Liège (Belgium) for 5 years as well as a master in palaeobiology at the University of Bristol (England) before finding a PhD research project on dinosaurs at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal.
Marco   Marzola

Marco Marzola

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

PhD Candidate. Topic: Triassic vertebrates of Greenland

Bruno  Pereira

Bruno Pereira

PhD at University of Bristol (now at Museu da Lourinhã)

PhD title: "Mesozoic Echinoderms from Portugal: quality of the fossil record, phylogeny and biogeography"

Bruno was born in Portugal in 1984. At a tender age, he developed the passion for Geology, especially Palaeontology. He loves fossils since he can remember, and he was always egger to go out and collect them. He focused his studies on invertebrates and he is currently specializing on Echinoderms, namely echinoids (sea-urchins).

João  Russo

João Russo


M Marzola, J Russo, O Mateus (2015) Identification and comparison of modern and fossil crocodilian eggs and eggshell structures. Historical Biology 27 (1), 115-133

E Tschopp, J Russo, G Dzemski 2013. Retrodeformation as a test for the validity of phylogenetic characters: an example from diplodocid sauropod vertebrae. Palaeontologia Electronica 1998, 16 1 2013

OF dos Santos, J Russo, M Mendes, N Pimentel, RP dos Reis. 2010. Modeling of Cretaceous uplift and erosion events in the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal). CM 2010-Abstracts 3

Emanuel   Tschopp

Emanuel Tschopp

PhD in 2014 / Post-doc at Universidade Nova de Lisboa

PhD Topic: 

Evolution of diplodocid sauropod dinosaurs with emphasis on specimens from Howe Ranch (Wyoming, USA)