Ortuño Candela, María

Position: 

PhD researcher and teacher

Knowledge area: 

External Geodynamics

Room: 

329a

Phone: 

934021378

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Personal data: 

María Ortuño studied Geology at the Universities of Granada (Spain) and Washington (Seattle, USA). She got her PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Barcelona, where she is currently working as a post-doc researcher and teacher, as part of the RISKNAT group and Geomodels Institute. The main topics of her research are neotectonics, paleoseismology and mass movements, with special focus on slow gravitational landslides. Her field experience includes stays in Kamchatcka, Italy, Canada, Nicaragua and Mexico (where she worked as a post-doctoral researcher during 2 years at CGEO, UNAM-Queretaro). At the Iberian Peninsula, she has worked mainly at the Eastern Betics Shear Fault Zone and the Central Pyrenees.

ORCID ID:           0000-0001-9365-6997                                        

Scopus ID:           2416928700  

Projects: 


 Ongoing

PREVENT: Prevención de desastres sísmicos en las Béticas Orientales mediante la integración de paleosismología, geodesia GPS, Reevaluación del peligro sísmico y concienciación social.  CGL2015-66263-R. Programa Nacional de Biodiversidad, ciencias de la tierra y cambio global. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Team leaders: Eulàlia Masana and Raimon Pallàs (UB)

 

Caracterizacion de fallas activas en el Centro del Cinturon Volcanico Transmexicano: Geomorfologia cuantitativa, Paleosismología y Sondeos geofisicos. IN-112110 Programa de apoyo a proyectos de investigación e innovación tecnológica- PAPIIT, Universidad Autónoma Nacional de México. Team leader: Pierre Lacan

 Past (last 5 years)

SHAKE (SP1) "Registro de terremotos prehistoricos en el sur de iberia: Tecnologias avanzadas en paleosismologia terrestre y marina". CGL2011-30005-C02-01. Programa Nacional de Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental, subprograma de Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental no Orientada. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación de España. Team leader: Eulalia Masana Closa

 

Caracterización de fallas sismogenéticas en el centro del cinturón Volcánico mexicano: Implicaciones para la peligrosidad sísmica y la inestabilidad de laderas. Convocatoria de Ciencia Básica CB-2009-01. CONACyT , México. Team leader: Ramón Francisco Zúñiga Dávila-Madrid-María Ortuño Candela

 

Published papers: 

Ferrater, M., Ortuño, M., Masana, E., Pallàs, R., Perea, H., Baize, S., García-Meléndez, E., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Echeverría, A., Rockwell, T., Sharp, W.D. (2016) Refining seismic parameters in low seismicity areas by 3D trenching: the not so slow Alhama de Murcia fault, SE Iberia. Tectonophysics, 680 122-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.05.020

Santanach, P., Ruano, P., Ortuño, M., Masana, E., Rubí, C. (2016). On the search for the source of the 1865-66 Nicaraguan earthquakes: paleoseismicdata from the Cofradía fault, Managua graben (Nicaragua). Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Volume 106, Issue 3. doi: 10.1785/0120150067

Ortuño, M., Zúñiga, F.R., Aguirre-Díaz, G.J., Carreón-Freyre, D., Cerca, M., Roverato, M. (2015). Holocene paleo-earthquakes recorded at the transfer zone of two major faults: The Pastores and Venta de Bravo faults (Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt). Geosphere, v. 11(no. 1):p. 1–26. DOI: 10.1130/GES01071.1

Suñe-Puchol, I., Lacan, P., Ortuño, M., Villamor, P., Audin, L., Zúñiga, F.R., Langridge, R.M., Aguirre-Díaz, G. Lawton, T.F. (2015). La Falla San Mateo, nuevas evidencias paleosismológicas de fallamiento activo en el Graben de Acambay, México.Revista Mexicana de las Ciencias Geológicas, v.32, num. 3, 361-376.

Ferrater, M., Silva, P.G., Ortuño, M., Rodríguez-Pascua, M.A., Masana, E. (2015). Archaeoseismological Analysis of a Late Bronze Age Site on the Alhama de Murcia Fault, SE Spain. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 30 (2015) 151–164, DOI: 10.1002/gea.21505

Rodés, A., Pallàs, R., Ortuño, M., García-Melendez, E., Masana, E. (2014). Combining surface exposure dating and burial dating from paired cosmogenic depth profiles. Example of El Límite alluvial fan in Huércal-Overa basin (SE Iberia). Quaternary Geochronology special issue in Quaternary Landforms, vol. 19, 127-134. doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2013.10.002.

Ortuño, M., Martí, A., Martín-Closa, C.,  Jiménez, G., Martinetto, E., Santanach, P. (2013). Palaeoenvironments of the Upper Miocene Prüedo basin: implications for the uplift of the Central Pyrenees. Journal of the Geological Society of London. 170:79-92. DOI: 10.1144/jgs2011-121

Ortuño, M., Masana, E., García Meléndez, E., Martínez-Díaz, J., Štěpančíková, P., Cunha, P.P., Sohbati, R., Canora, C., Buylaert, J.P., Murria, A.S. (2012). An exceptionally long paleoseismic record of a slow-moving fault: the Alhama de Murcia fault (Eastern Betic Shear Zone, Spain). Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 124 (9-10) 1474–1494. DOI: 10.1130/B30558.1

Lacan, P. and Ortuño, M. (2012). Active Tectonics of the Pyrenees: A review.  Journal of the Iberian Geology, 38 (1) 9-30. http://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/JIGE/article/view/39203/37800

Martínez-Díaz, J., Masana, E., Ortuño, M. (2012). The Alhama de Murcia Fault: seismotectonic, structural and paleoseismic analysis of the source of the Lorca 2011 earthquake, Betic Cordillera, Spain. Journal of Iberian Geology 38 (1) 253-270. http://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/JIGE/article/view/39218/37814

García-Mayordomo, J.,  Insua-Arévalo, J.M.,  Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Jiménez-Díaz, A., Martín-Banda, R., Martín-Alfageme, S., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A. , Rodríguez-Peces, M.,Pérez-López,  R., Rodríguez-Pascua, M.A.,  Masana, E., Perea, H. Martín-González, F., Giner-Robles, J.,  Nemser, E.S., Cabral, J.  and the QAFI Compilers Working Group (C. Sanz de Galdeano, J.A. Peláez, F.J. García-Tortosa, E. Gràcia, R. Bartolomé, Á. González, J.M. Azañón, P. Alfaro, X. Moreno, A. Ferrero-Vega, R. Dias, S. Martínez, F. Gutiérrez, M. Ortuño, G. Booth-Rea, F. Giaconia, J.M. Martínez-Martínez, I. Villegas, C. Lo Iacono, V. Pérez-Peña, F. Martín-González, A. Brum da Silveira, E. García-Meléndez, P. Lafuente, J.L. Simón, L.E. Arlegui, C.L. Liesa, J. Bach, R. Linares). The Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia (QAFI v.2.0). (2012).Journal of the Iberian Geology, 38 (1) 285-302

Sohbati, R., Murray, A.S., Buylaert, J.P., Ortuño, M., Cunha, P.P., Masana, E. (2011). Luminescence dating of Pleistocene alluvial sediments affected by the Alhama de Murcia fault (southeastern Betics, Spain) - a comparison between OSL, IRSL and post-IR IRSL ages. BOREAS, 41, Issue 2, 250–262. DOI 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2011.00230.x

Larrasoaña, J.C., Ortuño, Birks, H., M., Valero-Garcés, B., Parés, J.M., Copons, R., Camarero, L., Bordonau, J. (2010). Paleoenvironmental and palaeoseismic implications of a 3700-year sedimentary record from proglacial LakeBarrancs (Maladeta Massi, Central Pyrenees, Spain). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Palaeo3 (294), 83 – 93. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2009.04.003. 

Gutiérrez, F., Ortuño, M., Lucha, P., Guerrero, J., Acosta, E. Coratza, P., Piacentini, D., Soldati M. i Beguería, S. (2008). Late Quaternary episodic displacement on a sackung scarp in the central Spanish Pyrenees. Secondary paleoseismic evidence?Geodinamica Acta, 21 (4), 187-202.DOI: 10.3166/ga.21.187-202.

Ortuño, M., Queralt, P., Martí, A., Ledo, J., Masana, E., Perea, H., Santanach, P. (2008). The North Maladeta fault (Spanish Central Pyrenees) as the Vielha 1923 earthquake seismic source: recent activity revealed by geomorphological and geophysical research. Tectonophysics (453), 246-262. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2007.06.016.

Pallàs, R., Rodés, A., Braucher, R., Carcaillet, J., Ortuño, M., Bordonau, J., Bourlés, D., Vilaplana, J.M., Masana, E. i Santanach, P. (2006). The late Pleistocene and Holocene glaciation in the Pyrenees: A critical review and new evidence from 10Be exposure ages, south-central Pyrenees. Quaternary Science Reviews 25, 2937-2963. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.04.004. (I = 4.113; Q = 1; A = Geoscience, multidisciplinary; N= 35)

Masana, E., Pallàs, R., Perea, H., Ortuño, M., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., García-Meléndez, E. i Santanach, P. (2005). Large Holocene morphogenic earthquakes along the Albox fault, Betic Cordillera, Spain. Journal of Geodynamics 40 (2-3), 119-133.DOI: 10.1016/j.jog.2005.07.002

 

Teaching experience: 

Ongoing

Seismic and Volcanic Risk ( Master degree on Mineral Resources and Geologic Hazards)

Structural Geology  / Geomorphology (Geology Bachelor degree)

Geology (Marine Science Bachelor degree)