Calafat Frau, Antoni

Antoni Calafat Frau

Dr. Antoni Calafat Frau

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My scientific interests are focused in the field of Marine Geosciences, specifically the relationship between sedimentology and called biogeochemical fluxes, distribution and sedimentation of particles in the water column and geochemical characterization. Relating the outcome of the deposition with physical handicaps, biological and dynamic that led to the sediments studied. The study areas include the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Antarctica and the Arctic. I have participated in more than 40 oceanographic cruises.

I supervised 4 PhD. theses: Joan Fabrés (UB, 2002), Anna Sanchez-Vidal (UB, 2005), Diana Zúñiga (UB, 2007) e Iván Alonso (ULPGC, 2011. Co-supervised with Dr. Javier Arístegui). Currently co-directed another 3 PhD thesis: Catalina Pasqual-UB- (Biogeochemical fluxes and cascading events of dense shelf waters); Pilar López (Particle fluxes and nutrient bioavailability in deep-water ecosystems); and Rut Pedrosa (Biogeochemistry of deep-sea mediterranean ecosystems)

I'm a member of a Consolidated Research Group in Marine Geosciences (GRCGM-UB).

Member of the Committee IMBER-Spain.

 

Latest publications and/or most relevant publications

Zúñiga, D. A. Calafat, A. Sanchez-Vidal, M. Canals, B. Price, S. Heussner, S. Miserocchi (2007): PARTICULATE ORGANIC CARBON BUDGET IN THE OPEN ALGERO-BALEARIC BASIN (WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN): ASSESSMENT FROM A ONE-YEAR SEDIMENT TRAP EXPERIMENT. Deep-Sea Research-I 54, pp. 1530-1548 doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2007.06.001

Zúñiga, D. A. Calafat, S. Heussner, S. Miserocchi, A. Sanchez-Vidal, J. Garcia-Orellana, M. Canals, J. Carbonne, N. Delsaut, G. Saragoni (2008): COMPOSITIONAL AND TEMPORAL EVOLUTION OF PARTICLE FLUXES IN THE OPEN ALGEROBALEARIC BASIN (WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN). J. of Marine Systems 70, pp 196-214 doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2007.05.007

Sanchez-Vidal, A., C. Pasqual, P. Kerherve, A. Calafat, S. Heussner, A. Palanques, X. Durrieu de Madron, M. Canals, and P. Puig (2008), IMPACT OF DENSE SHELF WATER CASCADING ON THE TRANSFER OF ORGANIC MATTER TO THE DEEP WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN BASIN ,Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2007GL032825, 5pp.

Fabres, J. T. Tesi, J. Velez, F. Batista, C. Lee, A. Calafat, S. Heussner, A. Palanques, S. Miserocchi (2008): SEASONAL AND EVENT-CONTROLLED EXPORT OF ORGANIC MATTER FROM THE SHELF TOWARDS THE GULF OF LIONS CONTINENTAL SLOPE. Continental Shelf Research, Volume 28, Issue 15, 30 August 2008, Pages 1971-1983

Sanchez-Vidal, A., C. Pasqual, P. Kerhervé, S. Heussner, A. Calafat, A. Palanques, X. Durrieu de Madron, M. Canals, and P. Puig, 2009. ACROSS MARGIN EXPORT OF ORGANIC MATTER BY CASCADING EVENTS TRACED BY STABLE ISOTOPES, NORTHWESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA. Limnology and Oceanography, 54(5), 1488–1500.

Piedeleu, M., P. Sangrà, A. Sánchez-Vidal, J. Fabrés, C.Gordo, A. Calafat (2009) AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF OCEANIC EDDY GENERATION MECHANISMS BY TALL DEEP-WATER ISLANDS (GRAN CANARIA). Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L14605

Zúñiga, D., Flexas, M., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Coenjaerts, J., Calafat, A., Jordà, G., García-Orellana, J., Puigdefàbregas, J., Canals, M., Espino, M., Sardà, F., Company, J.B. (2009): PARTICLE FLUXES DYNAMICS IN BLANES SUBMARINE CANYON (NORTHWESTERN MEDITERRANEAN), Prog. Oceanogr., 82, 239-251,doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2009.07.002, 2009

Pasqual, C., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Zúñiga, D., Calafat, A., Canals, M., Durrieu de Madron, X., Puig, P., Heussner, S., Palanques, A., and Delsaut, N. (2010): FLUX AND COMPOSITION OF SETTLING PARTICLES ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL MARGIN OF THE GULF OF LION: THE ROLE OF DENSE SHELF WATER CASCADING, Biogeosciences, 7, 217-231

Alonso-González, I. J. Arístegui, J. Lee, C. and Calafat, A. (2010): Regional and temporal variability of sinking organic matter in the subtropical northeast Atlantic Ocean: a biomarker diagnosis Biogeosciences, 7, 2101-2115.

Alonso-González, I. J., J. Arístegui, C. Lee, A. Sanchez-Vidal, A. Calafat, J. Fabrés, P. Sangrá, P. Masqué, A. Hernández-Guerra, and V. Benítez-Barrios (2010), Role of slowly settling particles in the ocean carbon cycle. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L13608,doi:10.1029/2010GL043827.

 

Current research projects

National projects:

GRACCIE, Multidisciplinary Research Consortium on GRadual and Abrupt Climate Changes, and their Impacts on the Environment; PN I+D+i, CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010, 2007-12. Rol: IP UB i secretari del Comité de Direcció (www.graccie.eu).

ReDEco, Regional Drivers of Ecosystem Change and its Influence on Deep-Sea Populations in the Mediterranean; MarinERA: ESF i PN I+D+i, 2008-11.

DOSMARES, Deep-water submarine canyons and slopes in the Mediterranean and Cantabrian seas: from synchrony of external forcings to living resources. PN I+D+i, 2010-13

International projects:

HERMIONE, Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man’s Impact on European Seas; CE, VII PM, 2009-12.

Km3Net, Preparatory Phase for a Deep Sea Facility in the Mediterranean for Neutrino Astronomy and Associated Sciences; CE, VII PM, 2008-11.

SESAME, Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modelling Ecosystem Changes; CE, VII PM, 2006-10. Rol: IP UB (www.sesame-ip.eu).


Teaching activities


  • Sistema Terra, Ensenyament de Biologia
  • Geologia, Ensenyament de CC. Ambientals
  • Recursos minerals marins, Master en CC del Mar
  • Mètodes en Geociències Marines, Master en CC del Mar
  • Diagnosi i avaluació ambiental, Master de Gestió i Restauració del Medi Natural
  • Regeneració de dunes i platges, Master de Gestio i Restauració del Medi Natural
  • Geologia-Complements, Master de Secundaria


 

 
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