Environmental Changes in the Geological Record

 

 

Our multidisciplinary group promotes the reconstruction of environmental and climate changes, their causes, and dynamic interactions through the multiproxy characterization of the geologic record. Throughout the history of our planet, the geological processes in general and climate change in particular have fingerprinted the sedimentary record. Furthermore, the increasing anthropogenic influence in the recent past is also readily identifiable in this geological record.

 

This research is carried out using a multiproxy approach and focuses on lake sedimentology and global change, impact of geological and anthropogenic processes on the natural geochemical balances, sedimentary processes and biomineralization, geochronological dating and physical and magnetic properties of the sediments as indicators of environmental and climatic processes.

 

The objective of the research group is the robust and accurate reconstruction of past climate oscillations and environmental fluctuations as well as identify short, medium and long term trends of these changes through the multiproxy characterization of the geological sedimentary record. These reconstructions provide valuable data to put into a broad temporal perspective the current climate and environmental trends as well as they provide useful insights about which has been the historical and current anthropogenic role in the recent evolution of the Earth. These climatic and environmental reconstructions also provide data that allows the establishment of possible future climatic and environmental scenarios.

 

To achieve this goal the group is developing the following research lines:


• reconstruction of climatic and environmental changes using a high temporal resolution multiproxy approach of lacustrine sedimentary records;
• determining the geochemical impact of large-scale geological processes (e.g., explosive volcanic eruptions or floods);
• evaluating the relationships between processes and sedimentary environments and biomineralization, and
• characterizing physical and magnetic properties of the sedimentary record as proxies of climatic and environmental events.

 

 

People

 

Jose-Luis Fernandez-Turiel, Group Leader

Valentí Rull, Senior Research Scientist

Santiago Giralt, Research Scientist

Rosa Utrilla, Research Scientist

Antonio Vazquez, Research Scientist

Agustin Lobo, Scientist CSIC contract

 

Publications

 

Publications 2016

 

Aymerich, I. F., M. Oliva, S. Giralt, and J. Martín-Herrero (2016), Detection of Tephra Layers in Antarctic Sediment Cores with Hyperspectral Imaging, PLoS ONE, 11(1), e0146578, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146578.

Barreiro-Lostres, F., A. Moreno, P. González-Sampériz, S. Giralt, E. Nadal-Romero, and B. Valero-Garcés (2016), Erosion in Mediterranean mountain landscapes during the last millennium: A quantitative approach based on lake sediment sequences (Iberian Range, Spain), Catena, doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2016.05.024.

Burjachs, F., S. E. Jones, S. Giralt, and J. Fernández-López de Pablo (2016), Lateglacial to Early Holocene recursive aridity events in the SE Mediterranean Iberian Peninsula: The Salines playa lake case study, Quaternary International, 403, 187-200, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.117.

Cabré, J., M. Aulinas, M. Rejas, and J. L. Fernandez-Turiel (2016), Volcanic ash leaching as a means of tracing the environmental impact of the 2011 Grímsvötn eruption, Iceland, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(14), 14338-14353, doi: 10.1007/s11356-016-6559-7.

Fernández-Turiel, J. L., A. Lobo, M. Rejas, and A. Rodriguez-González (2016), Geoquímica deis sediments de la xarxa de drenatge del riu Garona a la Val d'Aran, edited, Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya.

Fierro, P. T., J. J. Kulemeyer, L. C. Lupo, and S. Giralt (2016), Environmental history of laguna seca, tartagal salta, Northwest Argentina, Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, 19(2), 325-340, doi: 10.4072/rbp.2016.2.14.

Flantua, S. G. A., et al. (2016), Climate variability and human impact in South America during the last 2000 years: Synthesis and perspectives from pollen records, Climate of the Past, 12(2), 483-523, doi: 10.5194/cp-12-483-2016.

Larrasoaña, J. C., E. Beamud, M. Olivares, X. Murelaga, A. Tarriño, J. I. Baceta, and N. Etxebarria (2016), Magnetic Properties of Cherts from the Basque-Cantabrian Basin and Surrounding Regions: Archeological Implications, Frontiers in Earth Science, 4(35), doi: 10.3389/feart.2016.00035.

Liu, E. J., M. Oliva, D. Antoniades, S. Giralt, I. Granados, S. Pla-Rabes, M. Toro, and A. Geyer (2016), Expanding the tephrostratigraphical framework for the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, by combining compositional and textural tephra characterisation, Sedimentary Geology, 340, 49-61, doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2015.08.002.

Luna, I., and A. Lobo (2016), Mapping Crop Planting Quality in Sugarcane from UAV Imagery: A Pilot Study in Nicaragua, Remote Sensing, 8(6), 500.

Oliva-Urcia, B., E. Beamud, M. Garcés, C. Arenas, R. Soto, E. L. Pueyo, and G. Pardo (2016), New magnetostratigraphic dating of the Palaeogene syntectonic sediments of the west-central Pyrenees: tectonostratigraphic implications, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 425(1), 107-128, doi: 10.1144/sp425.5.

Oliva-Urcia, B., A. Muñoz, J. C. Larasoaña, A. Luzón, A. Pérez, Á. González, Z. Jiang, Q. Liu, and T. Román-Berdiel (2016), Response of alluvial systems to Late Pleistocene climate changes recorded by environmental magnetism in the Añavieja Basin (Iberian range, NE Spain), Geologica Acta, 14(2), 139-154, doi: 10.1344/GeologicaActa2016.14.2.4.

Oliva Franganillo, M., D. Antoniades, S. Giralt, I. Granados, S. Pla Rabes, M. Toro, and J. Sanjurjo (2016), La deglaciación de las áreas libres de hielo de las islas Shetland del Sur (Antártida). Ejemplos de Byers (Livingston) y Barton (King George), 2016, 14, doi: 10.17735/cyg.v30i1-2.48665.

Oliva, M., D. Antoniades, S. Giralt, I. Granados, S. Pla-Rabes, M. Toro, E. J. Liu, J. Sanjurjo, and G. Vieira (2016), The Holocene deglaciation of the Byers Peninsula (Livingston Island, Antarctica) based on the dating of lake sedimentary records, Geomorphology, 261, 89-102, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.02.029.

Rull, V. (2016a), The humanized Earth system (HES), The Holocene, doi: 10.1177/0959683616640053.

Rull, V. (2016b), Natural and anthropogenic drivers of cultural change on Easter Island: Review and new insights, Quaternary Science Reviews, 150, 31-41, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.08.015.

Rull, V. (2016c), La Isla de Pascua. Una visión científica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España).

Rull, V. (2016d), The ‘Anthropocene’: A requiem for the Geologic Time Scale?, Quaternary Geochronology, 36, 76-77, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2016.08.006.

Rull, V. (2016), Free science under threat: The current revival of Bernalism and the use of market-based scientific practices are undermining science as we know it, EMBO Reports, 17(2), 131-135, doi: 10.15252/embr.201541377.

Rull, V., N. Cañellas-Boltà, O. Margalef, S. Pla-Rabes, A. Saez, and S. Giralt (2016a), Three millennia of climatic, ecological and cultural change on Easter Island: an integrative overview, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 4, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00029.

Rull, V., M. C. Trapote, E. Safont, N. Cañellas-Boltà, N. Pérez-Zanón, J. Sigró, T. Buchaca, and T. Vegas-Vilarrúbia (2016a), Seasonal patterns of pollen sedimentation in Lake Montcortès (Central Pyrenees) and potential applications to high-resolution paleoecology: a 2-year pilot study, Journal of Paleolimnology, 1-14, doi: 10.1007/s10933-016-9933-z.

Rull, V., T. Vegas-Vilarrúbia, and E. Montoya (2016b), The neotropical Gran Sabana region: Palaeoecology and conservation, The Holocene, 26(7), 1162-1167, doi: 10.1177/0959683616632895.

Rull, V., T. Vegas-Vilarrúbia, E. Safont, and K. Feeley (2016b), The Lost World's pristinity at risk, Diversity and Distributions, 22(10), 995-999, doi: 10.1111/ddi.12469.

Safont, E., V. Rull, T. Vegas-Vilarrúbia, E. Montoya, O. Huber, and B. K. Holst (2016a), Late Holocene vegetation and fire dynamics on the summits of the Guayana Highlands: The Uei-tepui palynological record, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 455, 33-43, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.05.008.

Safont, E., T. Vegas-vilarrúbia, V. Rull, B. K. Holst, O. Huber, S. Nozawa, Y. Vivas, X. Font, and A. Silva (2016b), Plant communities and environmental factors in the Guayana Highlands: monitoring for conservation under future climate change, Systematics and Biodiversity, 14(4), 327-344, doi: 10.1080/14772000.2015.1134700.

Sánchez-López, G., et al. (2016), Climate reconstruction for the last two millennia in central Iberia: The role of East Atlantic (EA), North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and their interplay over the Iberian Peninsula, Quaternary Science Reviews, 149, 135-150, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.07.021.

Soriano, C., E. Beamud, M. Garcés, and M. H. Ort (2016), 'Anomalous' magnetic fabrics of dikes in the stable single domain/superparamagnetic threshold, Geophysical Journal International, 204(2), 1040-1059, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv495.

Soto, R., J. C. Larrasoaña, E. Beamud, and M. Garcés (2016), Early-Middle Miocene subtle compressional deformation in the Ebro foreland basin (northern Spain); insights from magnetic fabrics, Comptes Rendus - Geoscience, 348(3-4), 213-223, doi: 10.1016/j.crte.2015.10.009.

Valcárcel, M., R. Soto, E. Beamud, B. Oliva-Urcia, J. A. Muñoz, and C. Biete (2016), Integration of palaeomagnetic data, basement-cover relationships and theoretical calculations to characterize the obliquity of the Altomira-Loranca structures (central Spain), in Geological Society Special Publication, edited, pp. 169-188.

Vegas-Vilarrúbia, T., and V. Rull (2016), Undervalued Impacts of Sea-Level Rise: Vanishing Deltas, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 4, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00077.

Cañellas-Boltà, N., V. Rull, A. Sáez, O. Margalef, S. Pla-Rabes, B. Valero-Garcés, and S. Giralt (2016), Vegetation dynamics at Raraku Lake catchment (Easter Island) during the past 34,000 years, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 446, 55-69, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.01.019.

Aymerich, I. F., M. Oliva, S. Giralt, and J. Martín-Herrero (2016), Detection of Tephra Layers in Antarctic Sediment Cores with Hyperspectral Imaging, PLoS ONE, 11(1), e0146578, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146578.

 

Publications 2015

 

Anadón, P., O. Oms, V. Riera, and R. Julià (2015), The geochemistry of biogenic carbonates as a paleoenvironmental tool for the Lower Pleistocene Barranco León sequence (BL-5D, Baza Basin, Spain), Quaternary International, 389, 70-83, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.09.062.

Aranburu, A., M. Arriolabengoa, E. Iriarte, S. Giralt, I. Yusta, V. Martínez-Pillado, M. del Val, J. Moreno, and M. Jiménez-Sánchez (2015), Karst landscape evolution in the littoral area of the Bay of Biscay (north Iberian Peninsula), Quaternary International, 364, 217-230, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.09.025.

Aulinas, M., M. Garcia-Valles, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, D. Gimeno, J. Saavedra, and G. Gisbert (2015), Insights into the formation of rock varnish in prevailing dusty regions, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40(4), 447-458, doi: 10.1002/esp.3644.

Ballesteros, D., M. Jiménez-Sánchez, S. Giralt, J. García-Sansegundo, and M. Meléndez-Asensio (2015), A multi-method approach for speleogenetic research on alpine karst caves. Torca La Texa shaft, Picos de Europa (Spain), Geomorphology, 247, 35-54, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.02.026.

Bao, R., A. Hernández, A. Sáez, S. Giralt, R. Prego, J. J. Pueyo, A. Moreno, and B. L. Valero-Garcés (2015), Climatic and lacustrine morphometric controls of diatom paleoproductivity in a tropical Andean lake, Quaternary Science Reviews, 129, 96-110, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.09.019.

Borruel-Abadía, V., M. Gómez-Paccard, J. C. Larrasoaña, M. Rico, B. Valero-Garcés, A. Moreno, M. Jambrina-Enríquez, and R. Soto (2015), Late Pleistocene to Holocene palaeoenvironmental variability in the north-west Spanish mountains: Insights from a source-to-sink environmental magnetic study of Lake Sanabria, Journal of Quaternary Science, 30(3), 222-234, doi: 10.1002/jqs.2773.

Burjachs, F., S. E. Jones, S. Giralt, and J. Fernández-López de Pablo (2015), Lateglacial to Early Holocene recursive aridity events in the SE Mediterranean Iberian Peninsula: The Salines playa lake case study, Quaternary International, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.117.

Daura, J., M. Sanz, R. Julià, D. García-Fernández, J. J. Fornós, M. Vaquero, E. Allué, J. M. López-García, H. A. Blain, J. E. Ortiz, T. Torres, R. M. Albert, T. Rodríguez-Cintas, A. Sánchez-Marco, E. Cerdeño, A. R. Skinner, Y. Asmeron, V. J. Polyak, M. Garcés, L. J. Arnold, M. Demuro, A. W. G. Pike, I. Euba, R. F. Rodríguez, A. S. Yagüe, L. Villaescusa, S. Gómez, A. Rubio, M. Pedro, J. M. Fullola, and J. Zilhão (2015), Cova del Rinoceront (Castelldefels, Barcelona): A terrestrial record for the Last Interglacial period (MIS 5) in the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Quaternary Science Reviews, 114, 203-227, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.02.014.

Dias, R. C., J. Julià, and M. Schimmel (2015), Rayleigh-Wave, Group-Velocity Tomography of the Borborema Province, NE Brazil, from Ambient Seismic Noise, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 172(6), 1429-1449, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0982-9.

Flantua, S. G. A., H. Hooghiemstra, E. C. Grimm, H. Behling, M. B. Bush, C. González-Arango, W. D. Gosling, M. P. Ledru, S. Lozano-García, A. Maldonado, A. R. Prieto, V. Rull, and J. H. Van Boxel (2015), Updated site compilation of the Latin American Pollen Database, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 223, 104-115, doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.09.008.

Gimeno, D., M. Garcia-Valles, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, F. Bazzocchi, M. Aulinas, M. Pugès, C. Tarozzi, M. P. Riccardi, E. Basso, C. Fortina, M. Mendera, and B. Messiga (2015), From Siena to Barcelona: Deciphering colour recipes of Na-rich Mediterranean stained glass windows at the XIII-XIV century transition, Journal of Cultural Heritage, 9(SUPPL.), e10-e15, doi: 10.1016/j.culher.2008.08.001.

Grossi, F., E. Gliozzi, P. Anadón, F. Castorina, and M. Voltaggio (2015), Is Cyprideis agrigentina Decima a good paleosalinometer for the Messinian salinity crisis? Morphometrical and geochemical analyses from the Eraclea Minoa section (Sicily), Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 419(1), 75-89, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.09.024.

Hernández, A., R. M. Trigo, S. Pla-Rabes, B. L. Valero-Garcés, S. Jerez, M. Rico-Herrero, J. C. Vega, M. Jambrina-Enríquez, and S. Giralt (2015), Sensitivity of two Iberian lakes to North Atlantic atmospheric circulation modes, Climate Dynamics, 45(11-12), 3403-3417, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2547-8.

Kissel, C., C. Laj, A. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, F. Perez-Torrado, J. C. Carracedo, and C. Wandres (2015a), Holocene geomagnetic field intensity variations: Contribution from the low latitude Canary Islands site, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, 178-190, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.005.

Kissel, C., A. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, C. Laj, F. Perez-Torrado, J. C. Carracedo, C. Wandres, and H. Guillou (2015b), Paleosecular variation of the earth magnetic field at the Canary Islands over the last 15 ka, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 412, 52-60, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.12.031.

Larrasoaña, J. C., A. P. Roberts, Q. Liu, R. Lyons, F. Oldfield, E. J. Rohling, and D. Heslop (2015), Mediterranean marine sediments: Review and paleoenvironmental implications, in Frontiers in Earth Sciences, edited, pp. 1-15.

Liu, E. J., M. Oliva, D. Antoniades, S. Giralt, I. Granados, S. Pla-Rabes, M. Toro, and A. Geyer (2015), Expanding the tephrostratigraphical framework for the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, by combining compositional and textural tephra characterisation, Sedimentary Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2015.08.002.

Mujal, E., J. Fortuny, O. Oms, A. Bolet, À. Galobart, and P. AnadÓN (2015), Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and early Permian ichnoassemblage from the NE Iberian Peninsula (Pyrenean Basin), Geological Magazine, doi: 10.1017/S0016756815000576.

Nieto-Moreno, V., F. Martínez-Ruiz, D. Gallego-Torres, D. Gallego-Torres, S. Giralt, J. García-Orellana, P. Masqué, P. Masqué, P. Masqué, J. S. Sinninghe Damsté, and M. Ortega-Huertas (2015), Palaeoclimate and palaeoceanographic conditions in the westernmost mediterranean over the last millennium: An integrated organic and inorganic approach, Journal of the Geological Society, 172(2), 264-271, doi: 10.1144/jgs2013-105.

Oms, O., X. Bolós, S. Barde-Cabusson, J. Martí, A. Casas, R. Lovera, M. Himi, B. Gómez de Soler, G. Campeny Vall-Llosera, D. Pedrazzi, and J. Agustí (2015a), Structure of the Pliocene Camp dels Ninots maar-diatreme (Catalan Volcanic Zone, NE Spain), Bulletin of Volcanology, 77(11), doi: 10.1007/s00445-015-0982-3.

Oms, O., V. Fondevilla, V. Riera, J. Marmi, E. Vicens, R. Estrada, P. Anadón, B. Vila, and À. Galobart (2015b), Transitional environments of the lower Maastrichtian South-Pyrenean Basin (Catalonia, Spain): The Fumanya Member tidal flat, Cretaceous Research, doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2015.09.004.

Perez-Torrado, F. J., D. Gimeno, M. Aulinas, M. C. Cabrera, H. Guillou, A. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, G. Gisbert, and J. L. Fernandez-Turiel (2015), Polygonal feeder tubes filled with hydroclasts: A new volcanic lithofacies marking shoreline subaerial–submarine transition, Journal of the Geological Society, 172(1), 29-43, doi: 10.1144/jgs2014-040.

Rejas, M., C. Taberner, J. J. Pueyo, S. Giralt, M. P. Mata, J. María de Gibert, and V. Díaz del Río (2015), Origin of carbonate concretions from mud mounds in the Gulf of Cadiz (SW Iberian Peninsula), Boletin Geologico y Minero, 126(2-3), 553-574.

Rendu, C., O. Passarrius, C. Calastrenc, R. Julia, M. Llubes, P. Illes, P. Campmajo, C. Jodry, D. Crabol, E. Bille, M. Conesa, D. Bousquet, and V. Lallemand (2015), Reconstructing past terrace fields in the Pyrenees: Insights into land management and settlement from the Bronze Age to the Early Modern era at Vilalta (1650 masl, Cerdagne, France), Journal of Field Archaeology, 40(4), 461-480, doi: 10.1179/2042458215Y.0000000002.

Rey-Caramés, C., M. P. Diago, M. Pilar Martín, A. Lobo, and J. Tardaguila (2015), Using RPAS multi-spectral imagery to characterise vigour, leaf development, yield components and berry composition variability within a vineyard, Remote Sensing, 7(11), 14458-14481, doi: 10.3390/rs71114458.

Rull, V. (2015), Free science under threat: The current revival of Bernalism and the use of market-based scientific practices are undermining science as we know it Free

Rull, V., N. Cañellas-Boltà, O. Margalef, A. Sáez, S. Pla-Rabes, and S. Giralt (2015a), Late Holocene vegetation dynamics and deforestation in Rano Aroi: Implications for Easter Island's ecological and cultural history, Quaternary Science Reviews, 126, 219-226, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.09.008.

Rull, V., E. Montoya, T. Vegas-Vilarrúbia, and T. Ballesteros (2015b), New insights on palaeofires and savannisation in northern SouthAmerica, Quaternary Science Reviews, 122, 158-165, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.05.032.

Rull, V., and T. Vegas-Vilarrúbia (2015), Crops and weeds from the Estany de Montcortès catchment, central Pyrenees, during the last millennium: a comparison of palynological and historical records, Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 24(6), 699-710, doi: 10.1007/s00334-015-0525-z.

Rull, V., T. Vegas-Vilarrúbia, and E. Montoya (2015c), Neotropical vegetation responses to Younger Dryas climates as analogs for future climate change scenarios and lessons for conservation, Quaternary Science Reviews, 115, 28-38, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.03.003.

Sáez, A., S. Giralt, A. Hernández, R. Bao, J. J. Pueyo, A. Moreno, and B. L. Valero-Garcés (2015), Comment on "Climate in the Western Cordillera of the Central Andes over the last 4300 years", by Engel etal. (2014), Quaternary Science Reviews, 109, 126-130, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.12.005.

Sánchez-López, G., A. Hernández, S. Pla-Rabes, M. Toro, I. Granados, J. Sigró, R. M. Trigo, M. J. Rubio-Inglés, L. Camarero, B. Valero-Garcés, and S. Giralt (2015), The effects of the NAO on the ice phenology of Spanish alpine lakes, Climatic Change, 130(2), 101-113, doi: 10.1007/s10584-015-1353-y.

Valero, L., P. Huerta, M. Garcés, I. Armenteros, E. Beamud, and M. Gómez-Paccard (2015), Linking sedimentation rates and large-scale architecture for facies prediction in nonmarine basins (Paleogene, Almazán Basin, Spain), Basin Research, doi: 10.1111/bre.12145.

 

Publications 2014

 

Ballbè, E.G., Antón, D.R., Mañosa, A.P., Obiol, R.P., Julià Brugués, R., Bal-Serin, M.C. and Mazzucco, N. (2014) The mountains in prehistory: 10 years of research in Western Catalan Pyrenees. Trabajos de Prehistoria 71, 261-281.

Ballesteros, T., Montoya, E., Vegas-Vilarrúbia, T., Giralt, S., Abbott, M. and Rull, V. (2014) An 8700-year record of the interplay of environmental and human drivers in the development of the southern Gran Sabana landscape, SE Venezuela. Holocene 24, 1757-1770.

Barreiro-Lostres, F., Moreno, A., Giralt, S., Caballero, M. and Valero-Garcés, B. (2014) Climate, palaeohydrology and land use change in the Central Iberian Range over the last 1.6 kyr: The La Parra Lake record. Holocene 24, 1177-1192.

Canellas-Bolta, N., Rull, V., Saez, A., Prebble, M. and Margalef, O. (2014) First records and potential palaeoecological significance of Dianella (Xanthorrhoeaceae), an extinct representative of the native flora of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 23, 331-338.

Canet, C., Anadón, P., González-Partida, E., Alfonso, P., Rajabi, A., Pérez-Segura, E. and Alba-Aldave, L.A. (2014) Paleozoic bedded barite deposits from Sonora (NW Mexico): Evidence for a hydrocarbon seep environment of formation. Ore Geology Reviews 56, 292-300.

Cañellas-Boltà, N., Rull, V., Sáez, A., Prebble, M. and Margalef, O. (2014) First records and potential palaeoecological significance of Dianella (Xanthorrhoeaceae), an extinct representative of the native flora of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 23, 331-338.

Cortizas, A.M., Muñiz, I.R., Taboada, T., Toro, M., Granados, I., Giralt, S. and Pla-Rabés, S. (2014) Factors controlling the geochemical composition of Limnopolar Lake sediments (Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Island, Antarctica) during the last ca. 1600 years. Solid Earth 5, 651-663.

Daura, J., Sanz, M., Fornós, J.J., Asensio, A. and Julià, A.R. (2014) Karst evolution of the Garraf Massif (Barcelona, Spain): Doline formation, chronology and archaeopalaeontological archives. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 76, 69-87.

Fullea, J., Rodríguez-González, J., Charco, M., Martinec, Z., Negredo, A. and Villaseñor, A. (2014) Perturbing effects of sub-lithospheric mass anomalies in GOCE gravity gradient and other gravity data modelling: Application to the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition zone. ITC Journal.

Jiménez-Espejo, F.J., García-Alix, A., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Rodrigo-Gámiz, M., Anderson, R.S., Rodríguez-Tovar, F.J., Martínez-Ruiz, F., Giralt, S., Delgado Huertas, A. and Pardo-Igúzquiza, E. (2014) Saharan aeolian input and effective humidity variations over western Europe during the Holocene from a high altitude record. Chemical Geology 374-375, 1-12.

Kissel, C., Guillou, H., Laj, C., Carracedo, J.C., Perez-Torrado, F., Wandres, C., Rodriguez-Gonzalez, A. and Nomade, S. (2014) A combined paleomagnetic/dating investigation of the upper Jaramillo transition from a volcanic section at Tenerife (Canary Islands). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 406, 59-71.

Larrasoaña, J.C., Liu, Q., Hu, P., Roberts, A.P., Mata, P., Civis, J., Sierro, F.J. and Pérez-Asensio, J.N. (2014) Paleomagnetic and paleoenvironmental implications of magnetofossil occurrences in late Miocene marine sediments from the Guadalquivir Basin, SW Spain. Frontiers in Microbiology 5.

López-García, J.M., Blain, H.A., Julià, R. and Maroto, J. (2014) Environment and climate during MIS 7 and their implications for the late Middle Pleistocene hominins: The contribution of Mollet cave, Serinyà, Girona, northeastern Iberian Peninsula. Quaternary International 337, 4-10.

Lloveras, L., Vicente, O., Molist, M., Nadal, J., Riera, S., Julià, R. and Estrada, A. (2014) Taphonomic interpretation of the marine mollusk fauna in the Neolithic site of the caserna de Sant Pau del camp (Barcelona). Archaeofauna 23, 169-179.

Margalef, O., Martínez Cortizas, A., Kylander, M., Pla-Rabes, S., Cañellas-Boltà, N., Pueyo, J.J., Sáez, A., Valero-Garcés, B.L. and Giralt, S. (2014) Environmental processes in Rano Aroi (Easter Island) peat geochemistry forced by climate variability during the last 70kyr. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 414, 438-450.

Morellón, M., Anselmetti, F.S., Valero-Garcés, B., Giralt, S., Ariztegui, D., Sáez, A., Mata, M.P., Barreiro-Lostres, F., Rico, M. and Moreno, A. (2014) The influence of subaquatic springs in lacustrine sedimentation: Origin and paleoenvironmental significance of homogenites in karstic Lake Banyoles (NE Spain). Sedimentary Geology 311, 96-111.

Pereira, C.L., Raposeiro, P.M., Costa, A.C., Bao, R., Giralt, S. and Goncalves, V. (2014a) Biogeography and lake morphometry drive diatom and chironomid assemblages' composition in lacustrine surface sediments of oceanic islands. Hydrobiologia 730, 93-112.

Pereira, C.L., Raposeiro, P.M., Costa, A.C., Bao, R., Giralt, S. and Gonçalves, V. (2014b) Biogeography and lake morphometry drive diatom and chironomid assemblages' composition in lacustrine surface sediments of oceanic islands. Hydrobiologia 730, 93-112.

Prado, F.E., Fernández-Turiel, J.L., Tsarouchi, M., Psaras, G.K. and González, J.A. (2014) Variation of seed mineral concentrations in seven quinoa cultivars grown in two agroecological sites. Cereal Chemistry 91, 453-459.

Servera Vives, G., Miras, Y., Riera, S., Julià, R., Allée, P., Orengo, H., Paradis-Grenouillet, S. and Palet, J.M. (2014) Tracing the land use history and vegetation dynamics in the Mont Lozère (Massif Central, France) during the last 2000 years: The interdisciplinary study case of Countrasts peat bog. Quaternary International 353, 123-139.

Valero-Garcés, B., Morellón, M., Moreno, A., Corella, J.P., Martín-Puertas, C., Barreiro, F., Pérez, A., Giralt, S. and Mata-Campo, M.P. (2014) Lacustrine carbonates of Iberian Karst Lakes: Sources, processes and depositional environments. Sedimentary Geology 299, 1-29.

Yao, Z., Shi, X., Liu, Q., Liu, Y., Cruz Larrasoana, J., Liu, J., Ge, S., Wang, K., Qiao, S., Li, X., Shi, F., Fang, X., Yu, Y., Yang, G. and Duan, Z. (2014a) Paleomagnetic and astronomical dating of sediment core BH08 from the Bohai Sea, China: Implications for glacial-interglacial sedimentation. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 393, 90-101.

Yao, Z., Shi, X., Liu, Q., Liu, Y., Larrasoaña, J.C., Liu, J., Ge, S., Wang, K., Qiao, S., Li, X., Shi, F., Fang, X., Yu, Y., Yang, G. and Duan, Z. (2014b) Paleomagnetic and astronomical dating of sediment core BH08 from the Bohai Sea, China: Implications for glacial-interglacial sedimentation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 393, 90-101.

 

Publications 2013

 

Anadón, P., C. Canet, and W. L. Friedrich (2013), Aragonite stromatolitic buildups from Santorini (Aegean Sea, Greece): Geochemical and palaeontological constraints of the caldera palaeoenvironment prior to the Minoan eruption (ca 3600 yr bp), Sedimentology, 60(5), 1128-1155, doi: 10.1111/sed.12025.

Barreiro-Lostres, F., A. Moreno, S. Giralt, and B. L. Valero-Garcés (2013), Sedimentary evolution of La Parra karstic lake (Cuenca) over the last 1600 years: Paleohydrology, climate, and human impact, Evolución sedimentaria del lago kárstico de La Parra (Cuenca) durante los últimos 1600 años: Paleohidrología, clima e impacto humano, 39(1), 179-193.

Canet, C., P. Anadón, P. Alfonso, R. M. Prol-Ledesma, R. E. Villanueva-Estrada, and M. García-Vallès (2013), Gas-seep related carbonate and barite authigenic mineralization in the northern Gulf of California, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 43, 147-165, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.02.011.

Cañellas-Boltà, N., V. Rull, A. Sáez, O. Margalef, R. Bao, S. Pla-Rabes, M. Blaauw, B. Valero-Garcés, and S. Giralt (2013), Vegetation changes and human settlement of Easter Island during the last millennia: A multiproxy study of the Lake Raraku sediments, Quaternary Science Reviews, 72, 36-48, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.04.004.

Cimarelli, C., F. Di Traglia, D. de Rita, D. Gimeno Torrente, and J. L. Fernandez Turiel (2013), Space-time evolution of monogenetic volcanism in the mafic Garrotxa Volcanic Field (NE Iberian Peninsula), Bulletin of Volcanology, 75(11), 1-18, doi: 10.1007/s00445-013-0758-6.

Corella, J. P., V. Stefanova, A. El Anjoumi, E. Rico, S. Giralt, A. Moreno, A. Plata-Montero, and B. L. Valero-Garcés (2013), A 2500-year multi-proxy reconstruction of climate change and human activities in northern Spain: The Lake Arreo record, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 386, 555-568, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.06.022.

Costa, E., M. GarcéS, M. López-Blanco, J. Serra-Kiel, G. Bernaola, L. Cabrera, and E. Beamud (2013), The Bartonian-Priabonian marine record of the eastern south Pyrenean foreland basin (NE Spain): A new calibration of the larger foraminifers and calcareous nannofossil biozonation, Geologica Acta, 11(2), 177-193, doi: 10.1344/105.000001779.

Daura, J., et al. (2013), Terrasses de la Riera dels Canyars (Gavà, Barcelona): The landscape of Heinrich Stadial 4 north of the " Ebro frontier" and implications for modern human dispersal into Iberia, Quaternary Science Reviews, 60, 26-48, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.042.

Gil, A., A. Lobo, M. Abadi, L. Silva, and H. Calado (2013), Mapping invasive woody plants in Azores Protected Areas by using very high-resolution multispectral imagery, European Journal of Remote Sensing, 46(1), 289-304, doi: 10.5721/EuJRS20134616.

Gómez-Paccard, M., E. Beamud, G. Mc Intosh, and J. C. Larrasoaña (2013), New archaeomagnetic data recovered from the study of three roman kilns from north-east spain: A contribution to the iberian palaeosecular variation curve, Archaeometry, 55(1), 159-177, doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4754.2012.00675.x.

Gómez-Paccard, M., J. C. Larrasoaña, C. Sancho, A. Muñoz, E. McDonald, E. J. Rhodes, M. C. Osácar, E. Costa, and E. Beamud (2013), Environmental response of a fragile, semiarid landscape (Bardenas Reales Natural Park, NE Spain) to Early Holocene climate variability: A paleo- and environmental-magnetic approach, Catena, 103, 30-43, doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2011.05.013.

Hernández, A., R. Bao, S. Giralt, A. Sáez, M. J. Leng, P. A. Barker, C. P. Kendrick, and H. J. Sloane (2013), Climate, catchment runoff and limnological drivers of carbon and oxygen isotope composition of diatom frustules from the central andean altiplano during the Lateglacial and Early Holocene, Quaternary Science Reviews, 66, 64-73, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.013.

López-García, J. M., H. A. Blain, R. Julià, and J. Maroto (2013), Environment and climate during MIS 7 and their implications for the later Middle Pleistocene hominins: The contribution of Mollet cave, Serinyà, Girona, northeastern Spain, Quaternary International, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.12.025.

Margalef, O., et al. (2013), A 70,000 year multiproxy record of climatic and environmental change from Rano Aroi peatland (Easter Island), Global and Planetary Change, 108, 72-84, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.05.016.

Muñoz, J. A., E. Beamud, O. Fernández, P. Arbués, J. Dinarès-Turell, and J. Poblet (2013), The Ainsa Fold and thrust oblique zone of the central Pyrenees: Kinematics of a curved contractional system from paleomagnetic and structural data, Tectonics, 32(5), 1142-1175, doi: 10.1002/tect.20070.

Nieto-Moreno, V., F. Martinez-Ruiz, S. Giralt, D. Gallego-Torres, J. García-Orellana, P. Masqué, and M. Ortega-Huertas (2013), Climate imprints during the 'Medieval Climate Anomaly' and the 'Little Ice Age' in marine records from the Alboran Sea basin, Holocene, 23(9), 1227-1237, doi: 10.1177/0959683613484613.

Piñar, G., M. Garcia-Valles, D. Gimeno-Torrente, J. L. Fernandez-Turiel, J. Ettenauer, and K. Sterflinger (2013), Microscopic, chemical, and molecular-biological investigation of the decayed medieval stained window glasses of two Catalonian churches, International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 84, 388-400, doi: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2012.02.008.

Riera, V., P. Anadón, O. Oms, R. Estrada, and E. Maestro (2013), Dinosaur eggshell isotope geochemistry as tools of palaeoenvironmental reconstruction for the upper Cretaceous from the Tremp Formation (Southern Pyrenees), Sedimentary Geology, 294, 356-370, doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2013.06.001.

Roca, E., E. Beamud, M. Rubinat, R. Soto, and O. Ferrer (2013), Paleomagnetic and inner diapiric structural constraints on the kinematic evolution of a salt-wall: The Bicorb-Quesa and northern Navarrés salt-wall segments case (Prebetic Zone, SE Iberia), Journal of Structural Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2013.04.003.

Servera Vives, G., Y. Miras, S. Riera, R. Julià, P. Allée, H. Orengo, S. Paradis-Grenouillet, and J. M. Palet (2013), Tracing the land use history and vegetation dynamics in the Mont Lozère (Massif Central, France) during the last 2000 years: The interdisciplinary study case of Countrasts peat bog, Quaternary International, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2013.10.048.

Toro-Moyano, I., et al. (2013), The oldest human fossil in Europe, from Orce (Spain), Journal of Human Evolution, 65(1), 1-9, doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2013.01.012.

Toro, M., I. Granados, S. Pla, S. Giralt, D. Antoniades, L. Galán, A. M. Cortizas, H. S. Lim, and P. G. Appleby (2013), Chronostratigraphy of the sedimentary record of Limnopolar Lake, Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, Antarctica, Antarctic Science, 25(2), 198-212, doi: 10.1017/S0954102012000788.

 

Projects

 

Project Title:

FLUXPYR – Cross-border network of instruments and experts for the determination and management of water, carbon and energy fluxes and stocks in agricultural and grassland ecosystems of the Pyrenees, in a context of climate and land-use changes

Financed by:

European Union - INTERREG IV-A / POCTEFA

Years:

2010-2012

PI:

A. Lobo

 

Project Title:

GRACCIE – Multidisciplinary Research Consortium on Gradual and Abrupt Climate Changes and their Impacts on the environment

Financed by:

PNIDI CONSOLIDER - CSD2007-00067

Years:

2007-2012

PI:

S. Giralt

 

Project Title:

INCABIO – Geochemical indicators in biogenic carbonates from experimental cultures. Application to the paleoenvironmental reconstruction of lacustrine sequences

Financed by:

PNIDI CGL - CGL2008-00594

Years:

2009-2012

PI:

P. Anadón

 

Project Title:

INTERAMBAR–Study of climate, society and environment interactions in a NE Iberian Peninsula basin during the Holocene based on palaeoenvironmental and archaeological data integration

Financed by:

PNIDI CGL - CGL2009-12676-CO2-01

Years:

2012-2014

PI:

Ramón JULIA

 

Project Title:

PALEONAO – Evolución de la NAO durante los últimos 15000 años en la Península Ibérica y en Azores, a partir del estudio de registros lacustres y datos climáticos instrumentales

Financed by:

PNIDI CGL - CGL2010-15767

Years:

2007-2012

PI:

S. Giralt

 

Project Title:

LACATALAS – Environmental characterization of Miocene lacustrine systems with marine-like faunas from the Duero and Ebro basins: geochemistry of biogenic carbonates and palynology

Financed by:

PNIDI CGL - CGL2011-23438

Years:

2012-2014

PI:

P. Anadón

 

Project Title:

QUECA – Impactos medioambientales de erupciones cuaternarias en los Andes Centrales: Modelado para la prevención de los efectos de futuras erupciones

Financed by:

PNIDI CGL - CGL2011-23307

Years:

2012-2014

PI:

J. L. Fernandez-Turiel

 

 

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