• Ph.D. in Geology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A., 2004
  • B.S. in Geology, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, 2000

Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences

My current research interests fall dominantly within the fields of Biomineralization and Paleoecology. Ongoing work using modern and fossil marine invertebrates involves investigation of fundamental questions in Natural Sciences, within several subdisciplines ranging from paleoclimatology to materials science, in a multidisciplinary research framework. Some examples are given as follows:

1) Climatic and environmental proxies
2) Biomineral crystal structure, growth and physical properties
3) Development of microscopy and analytical techniques for biomineral characterization

1) Biogeochemistry of fossils
2) Late Paleozoic paleoecology and paleoclimatology
3) Fossil brachiopod faunas
Conjugate research interests also include investigating linkages between marine and non-marine ecosystems, carbonate sedimentology, and fossil invertebrate biomechanics.

- Recovery: Sentinel Macrofauna (Year One Block Grant -MESC)