Ramon Salas

Complete address:

Departament de Mineralogia, Petrologia i Geologia Aplicada
Facultat de Ciències de la Terra. Office 256
Universitat de Barcelona
08028 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 402 14 10
e-mail: ramonsalas@ub.edu

Research Group and research line: Sedimentary Geology. Basin Evolution and Sedimentary Models.

Research area:

  • Sedimentology, stratigraphy, basin analysis
  • Process sedimentology: paleo-environmental reconstructions
  • Sequence stratigraphy: applications for petroleum, coal and mineral resources exploration
  • Basin analysis: interplay of tectonism, sea-level change, climate, and sedimentation
  • Crustal structure and density/gravity models


  • Guimerà, J., Rivero, L., Salas, R., & Casas, A. (2016). Moho depth inferred from gravity and topography in an intraplate area (Iberian Chain). Tectonophysics, 666, 134-143.
  • Albert Villanueva, E., Permanyer, A., Tritlla, J., Levresse, G., & Salas, R. (2016). Solid hydrocarbons in Proterozoic dolomites, Taoudeni basin, Mauritania. Journal of Petroleum Geology, 39(1), 5-27.
  • Gili, E., Skelton, P. W., Bover-Arnal, T., Salas, R., Obrador, A., & Fenerci-Masse, M. (2016). Depositional biofacies model for post-OAE1a Aptian carbonate platforms of the western Maestrat Basin (Iberian Chain, Spain). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 453, 101-114.
  • Bover-Arnal, T., Moreno-Bedmar, J. A., Frijia, G., Pascual-Cebrian, E., & Salas, R. (2016). Chronostratigraphy of the Barremian–Early Albian of the Maestrat Basin (E Iberian Peninsula): integrating strontium-isotope stratigraphy and ammonoid biostratigraphy. Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 49(1), 41-68.
  • Pascual-Cebrian, E., Götz, S., Bover-Arnal, T., Skelton, P. W., Gili, E., Salas, R., & Stinnesbeck, W. (2016). Calcite/aragonite ratio fluctuations in Aptian rudist bivalves: Correlation with changing temperatures. Geology, 44(2), 135-138.
  • Omodeo-Salé, S., Salas, R., Guimerà, J., Ondrak, R., Suarez-Ruiz, I., Martinez, L., Mas, R., Arribas, J. (2015) Subsidence and thermal history of an inverted Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous extensional basin (Cameros, North-central Spain) affected by very low- to low-grade metamorphism. Basin Research. 1-19. doi: 10.1111/bre.12142
  • Bover-Arnal, T., Pascual-Cebrian, E., Skelton, P.W., Gili, E., Salas, R. (2015). Patterns in the distribution of Aptian rudists and corals within a sequence-stratigraphic framework (Maestrat Basin, E Spain). Sedimentary Geology, 321, 86-104.
  • Seillé, H., Salas, R., Pous, J., Guimerà, J., Gallart, J., Torne, M., Romero-Ruiz, I., Diaz, J., Ruiz, M., Carbonell, R., Mas, R. (2015). Crustal structure of an intraplate thrust belt: The Iberian Chain revealed by wide-angle seismic, magnetotelluric soundings and gravity data. Tectonophysics 663, 339-353.
  • Martín-Martín, J.D., Travé, A., Gomez-Rivas, E., Salas, R., Sizun, J.-P.,  Vergés, J., Corbella, M., Stafford, S.L., Alfonso, P. (2015). Fault-controlled and stratabound dolostones in the Late Aptianeearliest Albian Benassal Formation (Maestrat Basin, E Spain): Petrology and geochemistry constrains. Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, 65, 83-102.
  • Mercedes-Martín, R., Arenas, C., and Salas, R. (2014). Diversity and factors controlling widespread occurrence of syn-rift Ladinian microbialites in the western Tethys (Triassic Catalan Basin, NE Spain). Sedimentary Geology, 313, 68-90.
  • Bover-Arnal, T., Salas, R., Guimerà, J., Moreno-Bedmar, J.A. (2014). Deep incision in an Aptian carbonate succession indicates major sea-level fall in the Cretaceous. Sedimentology, doi: 10.1111/sed.12105
  • Mercedes-Martín R., Salas R., Arenas C. (2013) Microbial-dominated carbonate platforms during the Ladinian rifting: sequence stratigraphy and evolution of accommodation in a fault-controlled setting (Catalan Coastal Ranges, NE Spain). Basin Research, 25, 1-28.
  • Mercedes-Martín R., Salas R., Arenas C. (2013) Facies heterogeneity and depositional models of a Ladinian (Middle Triassic) microbial-dominated carbonate ramp system (Catalan Coastal Ranges, NE Spain). Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, 46, 107-128.

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