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Educational Background

  • 2010 PhD, Earth Sciences University of Barcelona “Doctor Europaeus” Mention, Outstanding PhD award of the University of Barcelona 2010-2011
  • 2007 Master, Secondary Education University of Barcelona
  • 2005 MSc, Earth Sciences University of Barcelona
  • 2003 Degree of Licentiate in Geology University of Barcelona
Appointments
  • 2018-2019 Postdoctoral researcher. ICTJA-CSIC. Funded by Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) - Marie Curie Cofund programme. Spain.
  • 2015-2017 Postdoctoral researcher. IDL-Faculty of Sciences.University of Lisbon. Funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) - Marie Curie Cofund programme. Portugal.
  • 2012-2014 Postdoctoral researcher. IDL-Faculty of Sciences.University of Lisbon. Funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) - Marie Curie Cofund programme. Portugal.
  • 2009-2010 Research assistant. Faculty of Geology. University of Barcelona. Funded by the University of Barcelona. Spain.
  • 2007-2009 PhD contract (FPI). ICTJA-CSIC. Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spanish Government. Spain.
  • 2005-2007 PhD fellowship (FPI). ICTJA-CSIC. Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spanish Government. Spain.
  • 2004-2005 Research assistant ICTJA-CSIC. Funded by ICTJA-CSIC.
  • 2004 Research assistant. Faculty of Geology. University of Barcelona. Funded by the University of Barcelona. Spain.
  • 2003-2004 Research assistant. Faculty of Geology. University of Barcelona. Funded by the University of Barcelona. Spain.

 

Research Interests

  • Palaeoclimatolgy
  • Geosciences
  • Sedimentology
  • Quaternary environments
  • Palaeolimnology
  • Climate variability
  • Sedimentary records
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Global change
  • Palaeontology
  • Geochemistry

 

Awards

  • 2016 Award for the Outstanding Poster Presentation in the Community ecology for the 21st century, 17-19October, Evora(Portugal). CIBIO-InBIO.
  • 2010 Outstanding PhD Award, University of Barcelona (2010-2011).
  • 2010 “Doctor Europaeus” Mention, University of Barcelona (2010-2011).

 

Active Projects

  • 2018-2019 FLODES2K – Floods and modes of climate variability: Interactions and impacts in the North Atlantic-European sector during the last two millennia. Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) - Marie Curie Cofund programme. PI: Dr. Armand Hernández
  • 2017-2019 PALEOMODES - Holocene climate and ecological impacts of the East Atlantic pattern (EA) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) interplay in southwestern Atlantic Europe. Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO). PI: Dr Santiago Giralt.
  • 2017-2019 MEDLANT - Depositional and geochemical dynamics of MEDiterranean Watershed-LAke Systems (WLS) during the ANThropocene: disentangling human and climate forcings. Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO). PI: Dr Blas Valero-Garcés.

Past Projects

  • 2015-2017 IBERMOD- Influence of Atmospheric Circulation Modes over western Iberia during the last millennium. Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) - Marie Curie Cofund programme. PI: Dr Armand Hernández.
  • 2014-2016 RAPIDNAO - The NAO reconstruction during the Holocene Rapid Climate Change periods.Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO). PI: Dr Alberto Sáez.
  • 2013-2015 QSECA - Drought quantification and evolution on Iberian Peninsula: past, present and future. Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). PI:Dr Célia Gouveia.
  • 2013-2015 HOLOCHILL - Holocene Global Change from the Tropics to the Mediterranean.Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO). PI: Prof. Blas Valero-Garcés.
  • 2012-2014 HOLONAO - NAO variability during the Late Holocene based on Azores Island lake cores and climate instrumental data. Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) - Marie Curie Cofund programme. PI: Dr Armand Hernández.
  • 2011-2013 PALEONAO - The role of NAO in Western Europe climate variability during the Late Glacial and Holocene based on Iberian and Azores Island lake cores and climate instrumental data.Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN). PI: Dr Santiago Giralt.
  • 2009-2010 CENITE: VISION CO2 - Procesos de interacción roca-fuido en sistemas petroleros siliciclásticos y carbonáticos: tipos de fuidos, interacción y evolución.REPSOL-YPF.PI: Prof. Juan José Pueyo
  • 2008-2010 GEOBILA - High-resolution paleoclimatic reconstruction from the Last Glacial Maximum in Andean and South Pacific lakes based on geochemical and biological proxies. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN). PI: Dr Alberto Sáez.
  • 2004-2007 LAVOLTER - The record of extreme events in lake sediments in volcanic-hydrotermal settings.Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología (CICYT). PI: Dr Santiago Giralt.
  • 2004-2005 Estratigrafía de cementos y diagénsis en carbonatos mexicanos, Coahuila y Golfo de Mexico: Evolución de fluidos e implicaciones en la distribución de porosidad. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). PI: Dr. Ma Concepción Taberner.
  • 2004-2005 Estudio estratigráfico y sedimentológico de la Formación Hawaz y su relación con la Formación Mamuniyat, Cuenca del Murzuq, Libia. REPSOL-REMSA. PI: Prof Mariano Marzo.
  • 2003-2004 Stratigraphic and petrographic study of volcanic-ash horizons of the Hawaz Formation in the Gargaf area (Libya).REPSOL-REMSA. PI: Prof. Mariano Marzo.

 

Other Activities

Organization of R+D activities
  • 2017 Convener and chair of the session “Past atmospheric variability inferred from paleoclimate proxies” of the AGU fall meeting 2017, from 11th to 15th December, 2017.
  • 2017 Convener and chair of the session “Palaeoclimate proxies integrating large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns” of the EGU General Assembly 2017, from the 23rd to 28th April, 2017.
  • 2016 Convener and chair of the session “Connecting palaeoclimate proxies to large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns” of the AGU fall meeting 2016, from 12th to 16th December, 2016.
Reviewer activities
  • Reviewer for the international indexed journals: Climate Dynamics, Global Change Biology, Water, Atmosphere, Swiss Journal of Geosciences, Antarctic Sciences, Quaternary International, Remote Sensing.
  • Reviewer for international conferences: AGU fall meeting, EGU General Assembly.
  • Reviewer for the Geological Survey of Ireland calls for research projects, since December 2015.
  • OSPA judge in AGU fall meeting
Member of dissertation commitees
  • Member of the PhD dissertation committee of Margarita Jambrina Enriquez (University of Salamanca, Spain): "The Sanabria Lake record: climate and environmental variability in the NW lberian Peninsula for the last 26000 years", 22ndMay 2015.
  • Member of the PhD dissertation committee of NúriaCañellasBoltà (University of Barcelona, Spain): “Vegetation dynamics in relation to climate changes, geological processes and human impact of Easter Island since the Last Glacial. Paleoecological study of sediments from Lake Raraku”, 1stApril 2014.

 

Outreach

  • 2011 Hernández A. (2011). La carrera investigadora: ayudas, becas y contratos. III Taller de Investigación científica. A Coruña. Asociación de investigadores, técnicos y tecnólogos Precarios Galicia /Universidade da Coruña. A Coruña (Spain). 20/11/2011
  • 2011 Hernández A. (2011). El Clima de la Tierra: de dónde venimos y hacia dónde vamos. Encontros Naturalistas. Grupo Naturalista Hábitat. A Coruña (Spain). 27/05/2011.
  • 2011 Hernández A. (2011). El Clima de la Tierra: de dónde venimos y hacia dónde vamos. II tertulia científica. A Coruña. Asociación de investigadores, técnicos y tecnólogos Precarios Galicia/FNAC. A Coruña (Spain). 27/01/2011.
  • Scientific social media sites
  • Interviews for newspapers

 


PUBLICATIONS

2018

2017

Oliva M, Navarro FJ, Hrbáček F, Hernández A, Nývlt D, Pereira P, Ruiz-Fernández J, Trigo R. (2017). Recent regional cooling of the Antarctic Peninsula and its impacts on the cryosphere. Science of the Total Environment 580, 210-223.

2016

Hernández A, Kutiel H, Trigo RM, Valente MA, Sigró J, Cropper T, Espírito Santo F. (2016). New Azores Archipelago daily precipitation dataset and its links with large-scalemodes of climate variability.International Journal of Climatology 36, 4439-4454.

2015

2013

Previous selected publications

Previous selected publications

2011

Hernández A, Giralt S, Bao R, Barker PA, Leng MJ, Sloane HJ, Sáez A. (2011). Biogeochemical processes controlling oxygen and carbon isotopes of diatom silica in Late Glacial to Holocene lacustrine rhythmites. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 299, 413-425.

2010

Hernández A, Giralt S, Bao R, Leng MJ, Barker PA, Sloane HJ, Sáez A. (2010). ENSO and solar activity signals from oxygen isotopes in diatom silica during late glacial-Holocene transition in Central Andes (18ºS). Journal of Paleolimnology 44, 413-429.

2009

Sáez A, Valero-Garcés BL, Giralt S, Moreno A, Bao R, Pueyo JJ, Hernández A, Casas D. (2009). Glacial to Holocene climate changes in the SE Pacific. The Raraku Lake sedimentary record (Easter Island, 27°S). Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 2743 -2759.

2008

Hernández A, Bao R, Giralt S, Leng MJ, Barker PA, Sáez A, Pueyo JJ, Moreno A, Valero-Garcés BL., Sloane HJ. (2008). The palaeohydrological evolution of Lago Chungará (Andean Altiplano, northern Chile) during the Lateglacial and early Holocene using oxygen isotopes in diatom silica. Journal of Quaternary Science 23, 351-363

2007

2007 Giralt S; Moreno A; Bao R; Sáez A; Valero-GarcésB; Pueyo JJ; Klosowska B; Hernández A; González-Sampériz P; Taberner C. (2007). The history of the El Niño – Southern Oscillation according to lacustrine and marine sediments. Contributions to science 3, 343 -353.

Chapters in books

2012 Moreno A, Valero-GarcésBL, González-Sampériz P, Sáez A, Pueyo JJ, Gibert RO, Giralt S, Taberner C, Hernández A, Bao R, Herrera C, Schnurremberger D, Myrbo A, Shapley M, Edwards L. (2012). Los lagos del altiplano chileno como registros de cambios climáticosy ambientales en el Holoceno: el ejemplo del Lago de Chungará. Escenarios de Cambio Ambiental: Registros del Cuaternario en América Latina. Caballero M, Ortega B. (Eds.). Unión Mexicana de Estudios del Quaternario (UMEC) y la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

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