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Hire Dr. Miguel P.
Portugal
USD 140 /hr

Life Scientist | Anatomist | Evolutionary Biologist | Professor | Researcher | Museum Manager | Reviewer | Consultant

Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Services
Writing Clinical Trial Documentation, Technical Writing, Copywriting, Newswriting
Research Market Research, Meta-Research, Feasibility Study, Fact Checking, Gap Analysis, Gray Literature Search, Systematic Literature Review, Secondary Data Collection
Consulting Scientific and Technical Consulting, Regulatory Consulting
Data & AI Statistical Analysis
Product Development Product Validation
Work Experience

Invited Researcher in Vertebrate Anatomy and Evolution

Universidade de Coimbra

July 2015 - Present

Visiting Researcher and Lecturer in Morphometrics and Anatomy

Aix-Marseille Université

October 2019 - December 2019

Collections Manager in Natural Sciences

Muséum des Sciences Naturelles d'Angers

October 2015 - September 2019

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Modelling

INRA Centre Angers-Nantes

April 2014 - March 2015

Demonstrator in Physiology

University of York

October 2012 - April 2013

Pre-Doctoral Researcher in Computational Biology

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia

September 2008 - October 2009

Education

PhD in Anatomical and Human Sciences (Hull York Medical School)

University of York

November 2009 - October 2013

Licenciatura em Biologia (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia)

Universidade de Coimbra

October 2001 - July 2005

Certifications
  • Certification details not provided.
Publications
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Beucher, Michel, Prôa, Miguel(2019). La restauration du crocodile historique du Muséum des Sciences naturelles d’Angers . CeROArt. (11).
Prôa, Miguel, Donini, Aline(2019). Museums . Theory and Practice: The Emerging Museum Professionals Journal. 2. p. 1.
(2017). Spécimens ostéopathologiques et avec des anomalies osseuses dans les collections du Muséum des sciences naturelles d’Angers . Bulletin de la Société d’Études Scientifiques de l’Anjou. 28. (1). p. 65--75. Société d'études scientifiques de l'Anjou ({SESA})
(2017). Notice et description de deux crânes de rhinocéros (Perissodactyla, Rhinocerotidae) présentes au Muséum des sciences naturelles d’Angers . Bulletin de la Société d’Études Scientifiques de l’Anjou. 28. (1). p. 77--87. Société d'études scientifiques de l'Anjou ({SESA})
Olga Nanova, Miguel Prôa(2017). Cranial features of mainland and Commander Islands (Russia) Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) reflect their diverging foraging strategies . Polar Research. 36. (sup1). p. 7. Informa {UK} Limited
Olga Nanova, Miguel Prôa, Laura C. Fitton, Andrej Evteev, Paul O’Higgins(2017). Comparison of cranial performance between mainland and two island subspecies of the Arctic fox Vulpes lagopus (Carnivora: Canidae) during simulated biting . Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 121. (4). p. 923--935. Oxford University Press ({OUP})
Paul O’Higgins, Andrej Evteev, Laura C. Fitton, Olga Nanova, Miguel Prôa (2017). Comparison of cranial performance between mainland and two island subspecies of the Arctic fox Vulpes lagopus (Carnivora: Canidae) during simulated biting . Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.
Nanova, Olga, Prôa, Miguel, Fitton, Laura C., Evteev, Andrej, O’Higgins, Paul(2017). Comparison of cranial performance between mainland and two island subspecies of the Arctic fox Vulpes lagopus (Carnivora: Canidae) during simulated biting . Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 121. (4). p. 923--935.
Miguel Prôa(2017). Spécimens ostéopathologiques et avec des anomalies osseuses dans les collections du Muséum des sciences naturelles d’Angers. Bulletin de la Société d’études scientifiques de l’Anjou. 28. (1). p. 65--75.
Miguel Prôa, Michel Beucher, Benoît Mellier(2017). Notice et description de deux crânes de rhinocéros (Perissodactyla. Bulletin de la Société d’études scientifiques de l’Anjou. 28. (1). p. 77--87.
Fitton, L.C., Miguel Prôa, Charles Rowland, Viviana Toro-Ibacache, Paul O'Higgins(2015). The Impact of Simplifications on the Performance of a Finite Element Model of a Macaca fascicularis Cranium . Anatomical Record. 298. (1). p. 107--121.
Fitton, L.C., Prôa, M., Rowland, C., Toro-ibacache, V., O'higgins, P.(2015). The Impact of Simplifications on the Performance of a Finite Element Model of a Macaca fascicularis Cranium . Anatomical Record. 298. (1). p. 107-121.
Paul O&#39;higgins, Viviana Toro-ibacache, Charlie Rowland, Laura C. Fitton, Miguel Pr&#244;a (2015). The Impact of Simplifications on the Performance of a Finite Element Model of a <i>M</i> <i>acaca fascicularis</i> Cranium . The Anatomical Record.
Leandro R. Monteiro, Paul O&#39;Higgins, Miguel Pr&#244;a (2013). TYPE I ERROR RATES FOR TESTING GENETIC DRIFT WITH PHENOTYPIC COVARIANCE MATRICES: A SIMULATION STUDY . Evolution.
Pr&#244;a, M., O&#39;Higgins, P., Monteiro, L.R.(2013). TYpe I error rates for testing genetic drift with phenotypic covariance matrices: A simulation study . Evolution. 67. (1). p. 185-195.
Miguel Pr&#244;a, Paul O&#39;Higgins, Leandro R. Monteiro(2013). Type I error rates for testing genetic drift with phenotypic covariance matrices: A simulation study . Evolution. 67. (1). p. 185--195.
Paul O&#39;Higgins, Michael Fagan, Miguel Pr&#244;a, Laura C. Fitton(2012). Making functional and dietary inferences using FEA: Approximations in modelling . American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 147. (S54). p. 227--227.
CONFERENCE POSTER
Pr&#244;a, Miguel, Matos, V&#237;tor(2018). Primate evolution by random genetic drift: Comparing linear and geometric morphometrics of the cranium in testing cercopithecine divergence. 8th Annual Meeting of the European Soc. for the study of Human Evolution, Faro.
Pr&#244;a, Miguel(2018). Comparing linear and geometric morphometrics of the cranium in a test on cercopithecine divergence by random genetic drift. 10e Symposium national de Morphométrie et Évolution des Formes, Bordeaux.
Pr&#244;a, Miguel, Matos, V&#237;tor(2017). Random genetic drift and cranial form evolution in Anthropoids. 7th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Leiden.
Miguel Pr&#244;a(2016). Exploring the microevolutionary processes acting on Primate cranial form using morphometric data and quantitative genetic models. 6th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution.
Miguel Pr&#244;a, Laura C. Fitton, Paul O&#39;Higgins(2013). Sex and diet in fossil hominins: Is sexual dimorphism in cranial form associated with sexual dimorphism of masticatory function?. 3rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution.
Miguel Pr&#244;a, Laura C. Fitton, Paul O&#39;Higgins(2012). The relationship between diet. 2nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution.
Viviana Toro-Ibacache, Miguel Pr&#244;a, Laura C. Fitton(2011). The effect of image segmentation method on the cranium response to load: A sensitivity study. Inaugural Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution.
CONFERENCE ABSTRACT
Olga G. Nanova, Miguel Pr&#244;a(2016). Craniological features of Arctic foxes Vulpes lagopus on the Commander Islands reflect their specific foraging strategies. Theriofauna of Russia and Adjacent Territories International Conference (X Congress of Russian Theriological Society RAS). p. 278--278.
Miguel Pr&#244;a, Laura C. Fitton, Paul O&#39;Higgins(2015). Is sexual dimorphism in cranial form associated with sexual dimorphism of masticatory function? An approach using FEA and GMM on two papionin species. II BioAnthropological Meeting: Life, death and in between. p. 51.
REPORT
Pr&#244;a, Miguel(2016). A dichotomous key based on cranial. Muséum des Sciences Naturelles d'Angers.
Miguel Pr&#244;a(2015). Fiches de diagnose de deux crânes de rhinocéros du muséum et de la collection de l’université catholique. Muséum des Sciences naturelles d’Angers.
Miguel Pr&#244;a, Clare Brown(2011). Description and classification of the mammalian osteological collection in the Leeds Museum Discovery Centre. Leeds Museums & Galleries.
MANUAL
Paul O&#39;Higgins, Miguel Pr&#244;a(2012). Manuals for the EVAN Toolbox No. 1 . EVAN-Society.
CONFERENCE PAPER
Olga G. Nanova, Miguel Pr&#244;a, Andrei Evteev, Olga G. Nanova, Miguel Pr&#244;a, Andrei Evteev(2012). Use of finite element analysis with complex geometric morphometric methods for morphofunctional analysis of skull features of Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus L . Conference of Young Scientists “Ecology: Tradition and Innovation”. p. 81--88.
OTHER
Miguel Pr&#244;a, Paul O&#39;Higgins, Leandro R. Monteiro simulationAC-typeIerror.R .
Miguel Pr&#244;a, Paul O&#39;Higgins, Leandro R. Monteiro simulationAC-slope.R .