Dr Pere Bover Arbos

ARC Research Associate
Dr Pere Bover Arbos
  Org Unit Genetics & Evolution
  Email pere.boverarbos@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 3698
  Location Floor/Room 2 05e ,  Darling Building ,   North Terrace

  • Biology (Zoology). University of Barcelona. 1995
  • PhD (Biology). University of the Balearic Islands. 2004
  • MEC-Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship. 2006-2008. American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA)
  • JAE-DOC Postdoctoral Contract. 2008-2011. Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (Mallorca, Spain)
  • IOF Marie Curie Fellowship. 2012-2015. Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (Adelaide, Australia) and Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (Mallorca, Spain)

Ancient DNA, Insular Vertebrate Evolution, Functional Morphology, Geometric Morphometrics, Extinctions, Vertebrate Taxonomy, Speleology

  • EUROPEAN COMISSION (Research Executive Agency)
  • SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME (2011 PEOPLE Programme)
  • International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF) Marie Curie 
  • Project MEDITADNA

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Selected papers in SCI journals (in English)

Bover, P.; Rofes, J.; Bailon, S.; Agustí, J.; Cuenca-Bescós, G. & Alcover, J.A. In press. The late Miocene/early Pliocene vertebrate fauna from Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Western Mediterranean): an update. Integrative Zoology.

Bailon, S.; Boistel, R.; Bover, P. & Alcover, J.A. In press. Maioricalacerta rafelinensis gen. et sp. nov. (Squamata, Lacertidae) from the Early Pliocene (Zanclean) of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Western Mediterranean Sea). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Jordana, X.; Marín-Moratalla, N.; Moncunill-Solé, B.; Bover, P.; Alcover, J.A. & Köhler, M. 2013. First fossil evidence for the advance of replacement teeth coupled with life history evolution along an anagenetic mammalian lineage. PLoS ONE, 8 (7): e70743.

Palombo, M.R.; Rozzi, R. & Bover, P. 2013. The endemic bovids from Sardinia and the Balearic Islands: the state of the art. Geobios, 46: 127-142.

Agustí, J.; Bover, P.; Alcover, J.A. 2012. A new genus of endemic cricetid (Mammalia, Rodentia) from the late Neogene of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32 (3): 722-726.

Guerra, C.; Bover, P. & Alcover, J.A. 2012. A new species of extinct little owl from the Pleistocene of Mallorca (Balearic Islands). Journal of Ornithology, 153: 347-354.

Rofes, J.; Bover, P. Cuenca-Bescós, G. & Alcover, J.A. 2012. Nesiotites rafelinensis sp. nov., the earliest shrew (Mammalia, Soricidae) from the Balearic Islands, Spain. Palaeontologia Electronica, 15 (1): 8A, 12p.

Bover, P.; Parpal, L.; Pons, J. & Alcover, J.A. 2012. Evidence for a recent introduction of Crocidura russula (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla, Soricomorpha) in Mallorca (Balearic Islands, western Mediterranean Sea). Mammalia, 76: 113-116.

Bover, P.; Alcover, J.A.; Michaux, J.J.; Hautier, L. & Hutterer, R. 2010. Body shape and life style of the extinct Balearic dormouse Hypnomys (Rodentia, Gliridae): new evidence from the study of associated skeletons. PLoS ONE, 5 (12): e15817.

Bover, P.; Quintana, J. & Alcover, J.A. 2010. A new species of Myotragus Bate, 1909 (Artiodactyla, Caprinae) from the Early Pliocene of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, western Mediterranean). Geological Magazine, 147 (6): 871-885.

Bailón, S.; Bover, P.; Quintana, J. & Alcover, J.A. 2010. First fossil record of Vipera Laurenti 1768 “Oriental vipers complex” (Serpentes: Viperidae) from the Early Pliocene of the Western Mediteranean islands. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 9: 147-154.

Quintana, J.; Bover, P.; Alcover, J.A.; Agustí, J. & Bailón, S. 2010. Presence of Hypolagus Dice 1917 (Lagomorpha, Leporidae, Archaeolaginae) in the Neogene of the Baleaic Islands (Western Mediterranean). Description of Hypolagus balearicus sp. nov. Geobios, 43: 555-567.

Bover, P.; Alcover, J.A.; Michaux, J. & Renaud, S. 2010. The case of an insular molarless black rat: effects on lifestyle and mandible morphology. Archives of Oral Biology, 55: 576-582.

Traveset, A., Nogales, M., Alcover, J.A., Delgado, J.D., López, M., Godoy, D., Igual, J.M. & Bover, P. 2009. A review on the effects of the introduced rodents in the Balearic and Canary Islands with special emphasis on the disruption of native seed dispersal systems. Biological Invasions, 11: 1653-1670.

Ramírez, O.; Gigli, E.; Bover, P.; Alcover, J.A.; Bertranpetit, J.; Castresana, J. & Lalueza-Fox, C. 2009. Paleogenomics in a temperate environment: shotgun sequencing from an extinct Mediterranean caprine. PLoS ONE, 4 (5): e5670.

Hautier, L.; Bover, P.; Alcover, J.A. & Michaux, J. 2009. Mandible morphometrics, dental microwear pattern, and the palaeobiology of the extinct Balearic Dormouse Hypnomys morpheus Bate, 1919 (Rodentia, Gliridae). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 54 (2): 181-194.

Bover, P.; Quintana, J. & Alcover, J.A. 2008. Three islands, three worlds: paleogeography and evolution of the vertebrate fauna from the Balearic Islands. Quaternary International, 182: 135-144.

Bover, P. & Alcover, J.A. 2008. Extinction of the autochthonous small mammals from Mallorca (Gymnesic Islands, Western Mediterranean Sea) and its ecological consequences. Journal of Biogeography, 35: 1112-1122.

Bover, P. & Alcover, J.A. 2003. Understanding Late Quaternary Extinctions: the case of Myotragus balearicus Bate 1909. Journal of Biogeography, 30 (5): 711-721.

Lalueza-Fox, C.; Saphiro, B.; Bover, P.; Alcover, J.A. & Bertranpetit, J. 2002. Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the extinct bovid Myotragus balearicus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 25: 501-510.

Ramis, D. & Bover, P. 2001. A review of the evidence for domestication of Myotragus balearicus Bate 1909 (Artiodactyla, Caprinae) in  the Balearic Islands. Journal of Archaeological Science, 28: 265-282.

Bover, P. & Alcover, J.A. 1999. The evolution and ontogeny of the dentition of Myotragus balearicus Bate 1909 (Artiodactyla: Caprinae): evidences from new fossil data. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 68: 401-428.

Alcover, J.A.; Pérez-Obiol, R.; Yll, E.I. & Bover, P. 1999. The diet of Myotragus balearicus Bate 1909 (Artiodactyla: Caprinae), an extinct bovid from the Balearic Islands: evidence from coprolites. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 66: 57-74.

 

Book chapters (in English)

Ginés, A.; Ginés, J.; Fornós, J.J.; Bover, P.; Gómez-Pujol, L.; Gràcia, F.; Merino, A. & Vicens, D. 2012. An introduction to the Quaternary of Mallorca. In: Ginés, A.; Ginés, J.; Gómez-Pujol, L.; Onac, B.P. & Fornós, J.J. (eds), “Mallorca: a Mediterranean benchmark for Quaternary studies”. Monografies de la Societat d’Història Natural de les Balears, 18: 13-53.

Bover, P. & Alcover, J.A. 2010. Human-induced invasion of species. In: “Encyclopedia of Geography”. SAGE Publications. 2 oct 2010. <http://www.sage-ereference.com/geography/Article_n587.html>.

Bover, P.; Fornós, J.J. & Alcover, J.A. 2005. Carpal bones, carpal fusions and footprints of Myotragus: clues for locomotion and behavior. In: Alcover, J.A. & Bover, P. (eds), “Proceedings of the International Symposium Insular Vertebrate Evolution: the Palaeontological Approach”. Monografies de la Societat d’Història Natural de les Balears, 12: 59-72.

Bover, P. & Tolosa, F. 2005. The olfactory ability of Myotragus balearicus: preliminary notes. In: Alcover, J.A. & Bover, P. (eds), “Proceedings of the International Symposium Insular Vertebrate Evolution: the Palaeontological Approach”. Monografies de la Societat d’Història Natural de les Balears, 12: 85-94.

Bover, P. & Ramis, D. 2005. Requiem for Myotragus balearicus domestication. In: Alcover, J.A. & Bover, P. (eds), “Proceedings of the International Symposium Insular Vertebrate Evolution: the Palaeontological Approach”. Monografies de la Societat d’Història Natural de les Balears, 12: 73-84.

Bover, P. & Alcover, J.A. 1999. Physical characteristics of neonate Myotragus balearicus Bate 1909.  In: Reumer, J.W.F. & de Vos, J. (eds.), “Elephants have a snorkel!. Papers in honour of Paul Y. Sondaar”. Deinsea, 7: 33-54.

Alcover, J.A.; Seguí, B. & Bover, P. 1999. Extinctions and local disappearances of vertebrates in the Western Mediterranean islands. In: R.D.E. MacPhee (ed.), “Extinctions in Near Time”. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York: 165-188.

 

Book edition

Alcover, J.A. & Bover, P. (eds). 2005. Proceedings of the International Symposium “Insular Vertebrate Evolution: the Palaeontological Approach”. Monografies de la Societat d’Història Natural de les Balears, 12. Palma de Mallorca. 390 pp.

Research Associate of the Mammalogy Department (Division of Vertebrate Zoology). American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA).

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