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