Martin Closas, Carles

Carles Martin-Closas

Dr. Carles Martin Closas

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His research in Palaeobotany started in 1985 at the Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution, Montpellier. His main research subject is the Micropalaeontology of Cretaceous and Cenozoic charophytes, especially biostratigraphy, macroevolution, palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography. A second subject of research is the taphonomy and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of lacustrine and palustrine ecosystems from Upper Carboniferous, Cretaceous and Cenozoic basins.

In 1992 he obtained the award J.R. Bataller to the best PhD thesis in geology, given by the Catalan Institution of Natural History. In 1991, 2001 i 2004 he organized several national and international scientific meetings. Since 2005 he is director of a research team involving 12 European and American researchers working on intercontinental biostratigraphic correlations. Since 2008 he is the President of the International Organization for the Study of Extant and Fossil Charophytes (IRGC). He has supervised 4 doctoral theses and published about 100 papers, from which more than 50 in ISI-indexed journals. He coordinates the Doctorate in Earth Sciences of the University of Barcelona, with more than 120 PhD theses in course.

 

Latest publications and/or most relevant publications

BOVER-ARNAL, T.; SALAS, R.; MARTÍN-CLOSAS, C.; SCHLAGINTWEIT, F.; MORENO-BEDMAR, J.A.Expression of an Oceanic Anoxic Event in a Neritic setting: Lower Aptian coral rubble deposits from the western Maestrat Basin (Iberian Chain, Spain). PALAIOS. 26: 18 - 32

MARMI, J.; GOMEZ, B.; MARTÍN-CLOSAS, C. & VILLALBA-BREVA, S. (2010). A reconstruction of the fossil palm Sabalites longirhachis (Unger)J.Kvacek et Herman from the Maastrichtian of Pyrenees. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 163: 73 - 83.

MARTIN-CLOSAS, C., CLAVEL, B., CHAROLLAIS, J. & CONRAD, M.-A. (2009). Charophytes from the Barremian-lower Aptian of the Northern Subalpine Chains and Jura Mountains, France: correlation with associated marine assemblages. Cretaceous Research, 30: 49-62.

MARTÍN-CLOSAS, C. & J. GALTIER (2005): Plant Taphonomy and Paleoecology of Late Stephanian Intramontane Wetlands in the Graissessac-Lodève Basin (Languedoc, France). PALAIOS, 20: 249-265.

MARTÍN-CLOSAS, C.; SAMES, B.; SCHUDACK, M.E.(2013) Charophytes from the Upper Berriasian of the Western Interior Basin of the United States. Cretaceous Research, 46: 11 - 23.

MARTIN-CLOSAS, C. & WANG, Q. (2008). Historical biogeography of the lineage Atopochara trivolvis PECK 1941 (Cretaceous Charophyta). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 260: 435-451.

ORTUÑO, M.; MARTÍ, A.; MARTÍN-CLOSAS, C.; JIMÉNEZ-MORENO, G.; MARTINETTO, E.; SANTANACH, P. (2013). Palaeoenvironments of the Late Miocene Prüedo Basin: implications for the uplift of the Central Pyrenees. Journal of the Geological Society. 170: 79 - 92.

SANJUAN, J. & MARTÍN-CLOSAS, C. (2012). Charophyte palaeoecology in the Upper Eocene of the Eastern Ebro basin (Catalonia, Spain). Biostratigraphic implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 365-366: 247-262.

VILLALBA-BREVA, S. & MARTÍN-CLOSAS, C. (2011). A characean thallus with attached gyrogonites and associated fossil charophytes from the Maastrichtian of the Eastern Pyrenees (Catalonia, Spain). Journal of Phycology, 47, 131-143.

VICENTE, A.& MARTÍN-CLOSAS, C. (2013). Lower Cretaceous charophytyes from the Serranía de Cuenca, Iberian chain: Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and palaeoecology. Cretaceous Research, 40: 227 - 243

 

Current research projects

Modelos paleobiogeográficos en las correlaciones bioestratigráficas intercontinentales - (CGL 2011-27869 del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación)

Geologia Sedimentària - (2009SGR-1451 - Autonomous Government of Catalonia)


Teaching activities


  • Biology, Degree in Geology-UB

  • Fossils in the Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction , (Master in Paleontology UB-UAB)

  • Paleobotany (Master of Paleontology UB-UAB)


Interesting Links


IRGC (International Research Group on Charophytes): http://irgc.uow.edu.au

IFAA (International Fossil Algae Association): http://web.ku.edu/~ifaa/

Yacimento de Las Hoyas (Cretácico inferior de la Cadena Ibérica): http://www.yacimientolashoyas.es/

 

 

 

 

 
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