Carolina Castillo Ruiz 1 , Penélope Cruzado-Caballero  2 , Javier González-Dionis 1 , Elena Cadavid Melero 1 , Sara Pérez Martín 1

1 Área de Paleontología, Departamento de Biología Animal, Edafología y Geología, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife (Canary Island, Spain)

2 Instituto de Investigación en Paleobiología y Geología-CONICET-UNRN, General Roca (Río Negro, Argentina); Grupo Aragosaurus-IUCA, Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra, Área de Paleontología, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

The islands are natural laboratories where to study evolution live. Whether of volcanic or continental origin, flora and fauna have particular characteristics due to adaptation to the insular environment. Paleobiodiversity and its evolutionary history in the islands will depend on many factors such as its origin (volcanic or continental), size and environmental conditions among others. In this context, the study of the fossil record of the islands is of the utmost importance to understand the possible responses of organisms and ecosystems to biotic and / or abiotic changes (migrations, eruptions, sea level changes, climatic changes, etc.)

In this sense, the objective of this session is to present scientific advances in the insular field and promote the exchange of ideas and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations. For this, the 2nd Virtual Paleontological Congress is an unbeatable space for the exchange of ideas with colleagues who work in different lines of research in islands.