Editor Name: Leonardo dos Santos Avilla
University: Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Graduated in Biological Sciences from Universidade Santa Úrsula (1999), Master in Biological Sciences (Zoology) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2002) and PhD in Biological Sciences (Zoology) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2006). In addition, the training consists of three periods abroad: during graduation at the American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA), at the doctorate, at the Field Museum (Chicago, USA) and postdoctoral at the Florida Museum of Natural History
(USA). He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Researcher at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, where he coordinates the Laboratory of Mastozoology of this institution. Has experience in Zoology, with emphasis on Vertebrates, mainly in Systematics (taxonomy and evolution) and Paleoecology of South American Mammals. The researcher was an affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences between 2013 and 2018 and a Young Scientist from the Carlos Chagas Foundation for Research Support in the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ) between 2015 and 2018. He is CNPq Research Productivity Scholarship level 1C (since the first semester of 2021), Editor of Paleontology of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (since the first semester of 2022) and Member of the Scientific Comitee of UNIRIO.