- Department: Environmental Geology and Geohazards
- Research Group: Environmental Changes in the Geological Record
- Academic degree: Doctor
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My research interests focus on the geochemistry of trace elements and applying them mainly to studies of Earth Surface processes as well as the improvement of processes in drinking water treatment plants. I investigate the natural and anthropogenic trace element fluxes and their fate in the geological record and environment. With observations in the field, laboratory experiments and modelling I contribute to develop new tools to constraint spatial and temporal changes of past geosystems in response to large-scale geological processes (e.g., volcanic eruptions) in key regions of the world in order to provide decision criteria for stakeholders working to mitigate impacts and hazards on society. Current work is focused on the impact of ash deposition in the Andes and the Chacopampean Plain in the South Cone of America (collaboration with IRNASA-CSIC and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain, and the Universities of San Luis, Tucumán, Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires in Argentina). I am studying the mineral-water interaction to understand mainly the behaviour of trace elements in drinking water treatment plants to improve the involved processes, including desalination plants. Key aspects are the development and application of geochemical source tracing techniques and modelling methods for water quality management in Mediterranean basins of South Europe (rivers Llobregat, Ter, Drama,…) and South America (Sali River). I develop and apply new methods for mineral exploration and environmental geochemistry based mainly on the analysis of rocks, soils, water, vegetation, etc. by ICP-MS. Recent work has developed a simple method that allows determining accurate and precise concentrations of sulphur and halogens in a multielement analysis in water by HR-ICP-MS (collaboration with the University of San Luis, Argentina). GIS-based geomorphological reconstructions also provide essential data to model the behaviour of past and future environmental changes (collaboration with the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain).
Carracedo, J. C., F. J. Perez-Torrado, A. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, A. Klügel, V. R. Troll, and S. Wiesmaier (2012), The ongoing volcanic eruption of El Hierro, Canary Islands, Eos, 93(9), 89-90, doi: 10.1029/2012EO090002.
Rodriguez-Gonzalez, A., J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, F. J. Perez-Torrado, R. Paris, D. Gimeno, J. C. Carracedo, and M. Aulinas (2012), Factors controlling the morphology of monogenetic basaltic volcanoes: The Holocene volcanism of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain), Geomorphology, 136(1), 31-44, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.08.023.
Ruggieri, F., J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, J. Saavedra, D. Gimeno, E. Polanco, A. Amigo, G. Galindo, and A. Caselli (2012a), Contribution of volcanic ashes to the regional geochemical balance: The 2008 eruption of Chaitén volcano, Southern Chile, Science of the Total Environment, 425, 75-88, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.03.011.
Ruggieri, F., R. A. Gil, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, J. Saavedra, D. Gimeno, A. Lobo, L. D. Martinez, and A. Rodriguez-Gonzalez (2012b), Multivariate factorial analysis to design a robust batch leaching test to assess the volcanic ash geochemical hazard, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 213-214, 273-284, doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.01.091.
Carracedo, J. C., et al. (2011), Evolution of Ocean-Island rifts: The northeast rift zone of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 123(3-4), 562-584, doi: 10.1130/B30238.1.
Papastergios, G., J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, A. Filippidis, and D. Gimeno (2011a), Determination of geochemical background for environmental studies of soils via the use of HNO3 extraction and Q-Q plots, Environmental Earth Sciences, 64(3), 743-751, doi: 10.1007/s12665-010-0894-7.
Papastergios, G., A. Filippidis, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, D. Gimeno, and C. Sikalidis (2011b), Surface soil geochemistry for environmental assessment in Kavala area, northern Greece, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 216(1-4), 141-152, doi: 10.1007/s11270-010-0522-x.
Rodriguez-Gonzalez, A., J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, F. J. Perez-Torrado, M. Aulinas, J. C. Carracedo, D. Gimeno, H. Guillou, and R. Paris (2011), GIS methods applied to the degradation of monogenetic volcanic fields: A case study of the Holocene volcanism of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain), Geomorphology, 134(3-4), 249-259, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.06.033.
Ruggieri, F., J. L. Fernández-Turiel, J. Saavedra, D. Gimeno, E. Polanco, and J. A. Naranjo (2011), Environmental geochemistry of recent volcanic ashes from the Southern Andes, Environmental Chemistry, 8(3), 236-247, doi: 10.1071/EN10097.
Aulinas, M., D. Gimeno, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, L. Font, F. J. Perez-Torrado, A. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, and G. M. Nowell (2010a), Small-scale mantle heterogeneity on the source of the Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) Pliocene-Quaternary magmas, Lithos, 119(3-4), 377-392, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.07.016.
Aulinas, M., D. Gimeno, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, F. J. Perez-Torrado, A. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, and D. Gasperini (2010b), The Plio-Quaternary magmatic feeding system beneath Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain): Constraints from thermobarometric studies, Journal of the Geological Society, 167(4), 785-801, doi: 10.1144/0016-76492009-184.
Gimeno, D., et al. (2010), Chemical characterization of the stained glass window from the rose window, Siena Duomo (Italy, 1288-1289), Caracterización química de la vidriera del rosetón del Duomo de Siena (Italia, 1288-1289), 49(3), 205-213.
Papastergios, G., J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, A. Georgakopoulos, and D. Gimeno (2010a), Arsenic background concentrations in surface soils of kavala area, northern Greece, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 209(1-4), 323-331, doi: 10.1007/s11270-009-0201-y.
Papastergios, G., A. Filippidis, J. Fernandez-Turiel, D. Gimeno, and C. Sikalidis (2010b), Distribution of potentially toxic elements in sediments of an industrialized coastal zone of the Northern Aegean Sea, Environmental Forensics, 11(3), 282-292, doi: 10.1080/15275922.2010.494992.
Papastergios, G., A. Filippidis, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, and D. Gimeno (2010c), Arsenic distribution in sediments of filippos b port, Kavala, northern Greece, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 19(1), 81-87.
Rodriguez-Gonzalez, A., J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, F. J. Perez-Torrado, D. Gimeno, and M. Aulinas (2010), Geomorphological reconstruction and morphometric modelling applied to past volcanism, International Journal of Earth Sciences, 99(3), 645-660, doi: 10.1007/s00531-008-0413-1.
Ruggieri, F., J. Saavedra, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, D. Gimeno, and M. Garcia-Valles (2010), Environmental geochemistry of ancient volcanic ashes, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 183(1-3), 353-365, doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.07.032.
Aulinas, M., M. Garcia-Valles, D. Gimeno, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, F. Ruggieri, and M. Pugès (2009), Weathering patinas on the medieval (S. XIV) stained glass windows of the Pedralbes monastery (Barcelona, Spain), Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 16(4), 443-452, doi: 10.1007/s11356-008-0078-0.
Basso, E., M. P. Riccardi, B. Messiga, M. Mendera, D. Gimeno, M. Garcia-Valles, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, F. Bazzocchi, M. Aulinas, and C. Tarozzi (2009), Composition of the base glass used to realize the stained glass windows by Duccio di Buoninsegna (Siena Cathedral, 1288-1289 AD): A geochemical approach, Materials Characterization, 60(12), 1545-1554, doi: 10.1016/j.matchar.2009.09.005.
Carracedo, J. C., H. Guillou, E. R. Badiola, F. J. Pérez-Torrado, A. R. González, R. Paris, V. Troll, S. Wiesmaier, A. Delcamp, and J. L. Fernández-Turiel (2009), The NE Rift of Tenerife : Towards a model on the origin and evolution of ocean Island rifts, La dorsal NE de tenerife: Hacia un modelo del origen y evolución de los rifts de islas oceánicas, 65(1), 5-47, doi: 10.3989/egeol.39755.056.
Gisbert, G., D. Gimeno, and J. L. Fernandez-Turiel (2009), Eruptive mechanisms of the Puig De La Garrinada volcano (Olot, Garrotxa volcanic field, Northeastern Spain): A methodological study based on proximal pyroclastic deposits, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 180(2-4), 259-276, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.12.018.
Papastergios, G., J. L. Fernández-Turiel, A. Georgakopoulos, and D. Gimeno (2009a), Natural and anthropogenic effects on the sediment geochemistry of Nestos river, Northern Greece, Environmental Geology, 58(6), 1361-1370, doi: 10.1007/s00254-008-1639-8.
Papastergios, G., A. Georgakopoulos, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, and D. Gimeno (2009b), A correlation study of major and trace elements in sediments of River Nestos, Northern Greece and comparison with other fluvial systems.
Rodriguez-Gonzalez, A., J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, F. J. Perez-Torrado, A. Hansen, M. Aulinas, J. C. Carracedo, D. Gimeno, H. Guillou, R. Paris, and M. Paterne (2009), The Holocene volcanic history of Gran Canaria island: Implications for volcanic hazards, Journal of Quaternary Science, 24(7), 697-709, doi: 10.1002/jqs.1294.