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Miguel Proa

  • PhD
  • Vacataire scientifique en Zoologie/Paléontologie
  • Muséum des sciences naturelles d'Angers
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Research interests

Functional MorphologyComparative AnatomyPhenotypic EvolutionMultivariate StatisticsQuantitative GeneticsEvolutionary AnthropologyEvolutionary Biology


I am a biologist specialising in skeletal anatomy and functional morphology, using imaging technology, 3D modelling and quantitative methods to investigate vertebrate variation and evolution. I have worked on the anatomy of Neandertals, the biomechanics and evolution of Primates, the ecological adaptation of Arctic foxes and the development of quantitative methods.

Co-authors (8)

  • José Lourenço
  • Daniel Damineli
  • Patricia Lopes
  • Tiago Macêdo

Publications (5)

  • Comparison of cranial performance between mainland and two island subspecies of the Arctic fox Vulpes lagopus (Carnivora: Canidae) during simulated biting

    • Nanova O
    • Prôa M
    • Fitton L
    • et al.
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  • Cranial features of mainland and Commander Islands ( Russia ) Arctic foxes ( Vulpes lagopus ) reflect their diverging foraging strategies

    • Nanova O
    • Prôa M
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  • Random genetic drift and cranial form evolution in Anthropoids

    • Prôa M
    • Matos V
  • Craniological features of Arctic foxes Vulpes lagopus on the Commander Islands reflect their specific foraging strategies [in Russian]

    • Nanova O
    • Prôa M
  • Exploring the microevolutionary processes acting on Primate cranial form using morphometric data and quantitative genetic models

    • Prôa M

Professional experience

Vacataire scientifique en Zoologie/Paléontologie

Muséum des sciences naturelles d'Angers

October 2015 - Present

Invited Researcher in Past Cultures and Populations

Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde, Universidade de Coimbra

July 2015 - Present

Post-Doctorant in Evolutionary Modelling

INRA Centre de recherche Angers-Nantes

April 2014 - April 2015(a year)

Volunteer in Natural Sciences

Leeds Museums and Galleries

August 2011 - December 2013(2 years)

Demonstrator in Physiology

The Hull York Medical School, University of York

October 2012 - April 2013(6 months)

Teacher of Portuguese Language

University of York

October 2011 - May 2012(7 months)

Examiner for Biomedical Undergraduate Modules

The Hull York Medical School, University of York

November 2011 - March 2012(4 months)

Predoctoral Researcher in Computational Biology

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

September 2008 - September 2009(a year)

Teacher of Mathematics and Biology


April 2006 - July 2008(2 years)

Research Worker in Biological Anthropology


January 2006 - September 2006(8 months)

Education history

PhD in Anatomical and Human Sciences

University of York

November 2009 - July 2013(4 years)

Licenciatura in Biology

Universidade de Coimbra

October 2001 - July 2005(4 years)