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Dr. Roberto Rozzi

Roberto Rozzi
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin


Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Evolution and biogeography of insular mammals from Mediterranean, Asian, and American islands
  • Plio-Pleistocene mammal palaeoecology, taxonomy, and biochronology (with emphasis on Bovidae)
  • Processes influencing the diversity and conservation of endangered species, especially insular mammals
  • Management and enhancement of natural history collections

Publications (Selection)

Rozzi, R., 2018. Space-time patterns of body size variation in island bovids: The key role of predatory release. Journal of Biogeography 00, 1-12.

Rozzi, R., Lomolino, M.V., 2017. Rapid Dwarfing of an Insular Mammal - The Feral Cattle of Amsterdam Island. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 8820(2017).

Rozzi, R., 2017. A new extinct dwarfed buffalo from Sulawesi and the evolution of the subgenus Anoa: An interdisciplinary perspective. Quaternary Science Reviews 157: 188-205.

Rozzi, R., Palombo, M.R., 2014. Lights and shadows in the evolutionary patterns of insular bovids. Integrative Zoology 9: 213-228.

Rozzi, R., Winkler, D.E., De Vos, J., Schulz, E., Palombo, M.R., 2013. The enigmatic bovid Duboisia santeng (Dubois, 1891) from the Early-Middle Pleistocene of Java: a multiproxy approach to its palaeoecology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 377: 73-85.

Lomolino, M.V., Van Der Geer, A., Lyras, G.A., Palombo, M.R., Sax, D.F., Rozzi, R., 2013. Of mice and mammoths: generality and antiquity of the island rule. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1427-1439.