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Professor in Paleontology, Universidad de Zaragoza

Professor in Paleontology. I am interested in understanding past ocean and climate changes using microscopic fossils contained in marine sediments. The study of microfossils and their geochemical composition provides paleontologists with a valuable record of the climatic and environmental changes that occurred millions of years ago. I am particularly keen on the analysis of critical events along Earth´s history, such as the impact of an asteroid at the end of the Cretaceous, which led to the extinction of many species (including dinosaurs). I also look into the effects of past global warming events, as a tool to improve models that predict future climate change.
Since 2017, I am involved in the exploration of the submerged continent of Zealandia. This is a key location for climate change studies, and its evolution as an independent continent has provided insights into the formation of the Pacific Ring of Fire and the evolution of species.


  • 2022–present
    Catedrática (Full Professor), Universidad de Zaragoza
  • 2010–2022
    Profesora Titular (Senior Lecturer), Universidad de Zaragoza
  • 2005–2010
    Investigadora Ramón y Cajal, Universidad de Zaragoza
  • 2003–2005
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University College London


Corresponding Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences (Real Academia de Ciencias Físicas, Exactas y Naturales)