Mesozoic, Palaeo-environment, Palaeoprimatology, Virtual palaeontology
A leading centre for research, conservation and the dissemination of knowledge about vertebrate and human palaeontology
Its work focuses on mammal palaeobiology in limited energy ecosystems; research into the Mesozoic era; the fauna of the Neogene and Quaternary eras, taking advantage of the rich fossil deposits found in Catalonia; palaeoprimatology; and virtual palaeontology, used to produce three-dimensional models and simulations.
The centre places particular emphasis on the dissemination of knowledge about our palaeontological heritage and its significance. Researchers’ findings are therefore on display to the public at the Crusafont Museum in Sabadell, and the centre is helping with the development of a network of local palaeontological interpretation centres around Catalonia.