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SIT4ME held a new working meeting to get ready for the last year of the project

Representatives from all four partners of SIT4ME project met together via video-conference last 23rd June for a new working meeting to prepare the last year of the project. Ramon Carbonell (PI), Irene DeFelipe and Juan Alcalde, from ICTJA-CSIC; Alire... Read more

25-06-2020 Research News

From planet Earth to exoplanets: new life research frontiers in astrobiogeology

Is the exoplanet Kepler-452 b, located at fourteen hundred light years from Earth -potentially habitable? At what other places of the Universe can the phenomenon of life have taken place? All these questions on life research inside and outside the So... Read more

22-06-2020 Research News

How seismometers record church bells ringing

A new study has compared the different types of bell ringing to indicate the passage of time used in several European countries using recordings of seismometers installed near bell towers. The study, made by ICTJA-CSIC researcher Jordi Díaz and recen... Read more

16-06-2020 Research News

New PhD thesis sheds light on the dynamics and evolution of double subduction systems with opposite polarity

Mireia Peral defended her PhD Thesis entitled “Dynamics of subduction systems with opposite polarity in adjacent segments: application to the westernmost Mediterranean” on June On 3rd June. The main purpose of the work, which has been supervised by M... Read more

15-06-2020 Research News

Unravelling the causes of the Neotropical biodiversity

It is estimated that the Amazon forest contains more tree species diversity in per square kilometer than do all temperate forests of Europe, North America, and Asia combined. It is just an example of the wondrous biological diversity of the Neotropic... Read more

04-06-2020 Research News

Monitoring the "seismic heartbeat" of the city during the coronavirus lockdown

The lockdown to curtail the spread of the coronavirus has also been reflected in the seismometers records. ICTJA-CSIC researcher, Jordi Díaz, has been analyzing, since last March 13, when lockdown was declared, the variations of the ground vibrations... Read more

30-04-2020 Research News

SERA project comes to an end

After three years, SERA project (Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infraestucture Aliance for Europe) comes to an end. The project final meeting was virtually held on 23 and 24 of April. During the meeting, each working package presented... Read more

27-04-2020 Research News

Las plantaciones forestales han alterado el ciclo del nitrógeno de las lagunas costeras de clima mediterráneo de Chile

Los cambios de uso y cobertura del suelo, y en especial las plantaciones forestales realizadas durante la decada de los 70 del siglo XX, han alterado el ciclo del nitrógeno más que ningún otro cambio climático o las actividades humanas en los últimos... Read more

22-04-2020 Research News

EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online

This year, and due to the coronavirus outbreak, the physical edition of EGU General Assembly has been cancelled. Instead, EGU Council have come up with a more online-friendly emergency alternative for this year: EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online (# ... Read more

17-04-2020 Research News

Valentí Rull analyzes the impact of Quaternary climate changes on the biosphere evolution in his new book

Quaternary is the geological period that started 2.6 million years ago, and it is defined by the glacial cycles. Valentí Rull, researcher at ICTJA-CSC, explains in his new book ‘Quaternary, ecology, evolution and biogeography’ the responses of organi... Read more

15-04-2020 Research News

Videoconference allowed ICTJA-CSIC researchers to attend SEISMIX 2020

Juan Alcalde and Ramon Carbonell attended online the XIXth edition of the Deep Seismic Profiling of the Continent and their Margins (SEISMIX 2020) international simposyum, which was held in Freemantle (Australia) between 15 and 19 March. ... Read more

27-03-2020 Research News

Desarrollan un modelo de alta resolución de velocidades sísmicas de Costa Rica a partir del ruido sísmico

Costa Rica ya tiene un modelo de alta resolución de la distribución de velocidades de ondas S de la corteza superior de todo el país realizado mediante tomografía 3D a partir del ruido sísmico. Este nuevo modelo es el principal resultado de la tesis ... Read more

26-03-2020 Research News

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Geochronological and geochemical data from fracture-filling calcites from the Lower Pedraforca thrust sheet

Cruset, D., Cantarero, I., Benedicto, A., John, C. M., Vergés, J., Albert, R., Gerdes, A., & Travé, A. (2020). Geochronological and geochemical data from fracture-filling calcites from the Lower Pedraforca thrust sheet (SE Pyrenees). Data in Brief, 31, 105896. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.105896

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Ecology of the collapse of Rapa Nui society

Lima, M., Gayo, E. M., Latorre, C., Santoro, C. M., Estay, S. A., Cañellas-Boltà, N., Margalef, O., Giralt, S., Sáez, A., Pla-Rabes, S., & Chr. Stenseth, N. (2020). Ecology of the collapse of Rapa Nui society. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287(1929), 20200662. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.0662

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Church bells and ground motions

Diaz, J. (2020). Church bells and ground motions. Journal of Seismology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10950-020-09935-2

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Long lifetime of the E1u in-plane infrared-active modes of h-BN

Segura, A., Cuscó, R., Taniguchi, T., Watanabe, K., & Artús, L. (2020). Long lifetime of the E1u in-plane infrared-active modes of h-BN. Physical Review B, 101(23), 235203. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.101.235203

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Significance of Fracture-Filling Rose-Like Calcite Crystal Clusters in the SE Pyrenees

Cruset, D.; Ibáñez-Insa, J.; Cantarero, I.; John, C.M.; Travé, A. Significance of Fracture-Filling Rose-Like Calcite Crystal Clusters in the SE Pyrenees. Minerals 2020, 10, 522.

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Characteristics and emplacement mechanisms of the Coranzulí ignimbrites (Central Andes)

Guzmán, S., Doronzo, D. M., Martí, J., & Seggiaro, R. (2020). Characteristics and emplacement mechanisms of the Coranzulí ignimbrites (Central Andes). Sedimentary Geology, 405, 105699. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2020.105699

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Introduction: Handling uncertainty in the geosciences: identification, mitigation and communication.

Pérez-Díaz, L., Alcalde, J., & Bond, C. E. (2020). Introduction: Handling uncertainty in the geosciences: identification, mitigation and communication. Solid Earth, 11(3), 889–897. https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-889-2020

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Analog and numerical experiments of double subduction systems with opposite polarity in adjacent segments.

Peral, M., Ruh, J., Zlotnik, S., Funiciello, F., Fernàndez, M., Vergés, J., & Gerya, T. ( 2020). Analog and numerical experiments of double subduction systems with opposite polarity in adjacent segments. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21, e2020GC009035. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GC009035

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Controls of magma chamber zonation on eruption dynamics and deposits stratigraphy: The case of El Palomar fallout succession (Tenerife, Canary Islands)

Martí, J., Zafrilla, S., Andújar, J., Jiménez-Mejías, M., Scaillet, B., Pedrazzi, D., Doronzo, D., & Scaillet, S. (2020). Controls of magma chamber zonation on eruption dynamics and deposits stratigraphy: The case of El Palomar fallout succession (Tenerife, Canary Islands). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 106908. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.106908

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Isotopic Disorder: The Prevailing Mechanism in Limiting the Phonon Lifetime in Hexagonal BN

Cuscó, R., Edgar, J. H., Liu, S., Li, J., & Artús, L. (2020). Isotopic Disorder: The Prevailing Mechanism in Limiting the Phonon Lifetime in Hexagonal BN. Physical Review Letters, 124(16), 167402. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.167402

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On the Anthropocene formalization and the proposal by the Anthropocene Working Group.

Soriano, C., 2020. On the Anthropocene formalization and the proposal by the Anthropocene Working Group. Geologica Acta, 18.6, 1-10. DOI: 10.1344/GeologicaActa2020.18.6

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A combined approach to establishing the timing and magnitude of anthropogenic nutrient alteration in a mediterranean coastal lake- watershed system.

Fuentealba, M., Latorre, C., Frugone-Álvarez, M. et al. A combined approach to establishing the timing and magnitude of anthropogenic nutrient alteration in a mediterranean coastal lake- watershed system. Scientific Reports 10, 5864 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-62627-2

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Deciphering the metamorphic evolution of the Pulo do Lobo metasedimentary domain (SW Iberian Variscides)

Pérez-Cáceres, I., Jesús Martínez Poyatos, D., Vidal, O., Beyssac, O., Nieto, F., Simancas, J. F., Azor, A., & Bourdelle, F. (2020). Deciphering the metamorphic evolution of the Pulo do Lobo metasedimentary domain (SW Iberian Variscides). Solid Earth, 11(2), 469–488. https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-469-2020

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Tectono‐Sedimentary Evolution of Jurassic‐Cretaceous diapiric structures: Miravete anticline, Maestrat Basin, Spain.

Vergés, J., Poprawski, Y., Almar, Y., Drzewiecki, P.A., Moragas, M., Bover‐Arnal, T., Macchiavelli, C., Wright, W., Messager, G., Embry, J.‐C. and Hunt, D. (2020),Tectono‐Sedimentary Evolution of Jurassic‐Cretaceous diapiric structures: Miravete anticline, Maestrat Basin, Spain. Basin Research. doi:10.1111/bre.12447

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Neotropical Diversification: Patterns and Processes

Rull, V.; Carnaval, A.C.(ed)(2020). Neotropical Diversification: Patterns and Processes. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-030-31166-7

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Making a qualitative volcanic-hazards map by combining simulated scenarios: An example for San Miguel Volcano (El Salvador)

Jiménez, D., Becerril, L., Bartolini, S., Escobar, D., & Martí, J. (2020). Making a qualitative volcanic-hazards map by combining simulated scenarios: An example for San Miguel Volcano (El Salvador). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 395, 106837. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.106837

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δD and δ18O variations of the magmatic system beneath Deception Island volcano (Antarctica): Implications for magma ascent and eruption forecasting

Álvarez-Valero, A. M., Gisbert, G., Aulinas, M., Geyer, A., Kereszturi, G., Polo-Sánchez, A., Núñez-Guerrero, E., Sumino, H., & Borrajo, J. (2020). δD and δ18O variations of the magmatic system beneath Deception Island volcano (Antarctica): Implications for magma ascent and eruption forecasting. Chemical Geology, 542, 119595. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2020.119595

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Provenance evolution of Oligocene–Pliocene foreland deposits in the Dezful embayment to constrain Central Zagros exhumation history.

Etemad-Saeed, N., Najafi, M., & Vergés, J. (2020). Provenance evolution of Oligocene–Pliocene foreland deposits in the Dezful embayment to constrain Central Zagros exhumation history. Journal of the Geological Society, jgs2019-206. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2019-206

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Using seismic attributes in seismotectonic research: an application to the Norcia MW 6.5 earthquake (30 October 2016) in central Italy

Ercoli, M., Forte, E., Porreca, M., Carbonell, R., Pauselli, C., Minelli, G., & Barchi, M. R. (2020). Using seismic attributes in seismotectonic research: an application to the Norcia MW 6.5 earthquake (30 October 2016) in central Italy. Solid Earth, 11(2), 329–348. https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-329-2020

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Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography

Rull, V.(2020). Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography. Elsevier.278p. ISBN: 9780128204733

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