José Noel Pérez-Asensio

José Noel Pérez-Asensio
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology

PhD in Earth Science

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Additional affiliations
October 2019 - September 2021
October 2015 - September 2019
University of Barcelona
Position
  • PostDoc Position
August 2013 - July 2015
University of Geneva
Position
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate and Manager of Sample Preparation Laboratory

Publications

Publications (39)
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Carbonate contourite drifts are poorly documented in the onshore record because of the difficulty of implementing diagnostic criteria for their recognition. Accordingly, little is known about the relative position of carbonate drifts with respect to ancient carbonate platforms, seaways and shallow passages within the context of palaeoceanography. T...
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Research in the Guadalquivir estuary and its environs has revealed evidence of a periodic succession of extreme-wave events in the area from the third millennium BC to the third century AD. Return periods range from 400 to 800 years. Some of these extreme-wave events may have had a magnitude comparable with that of the so-called “Lisbon earthquake”...
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The southwestern coast of the Iberian Peninsula has been considered a low-probability tsunamigenic area. However, both onshore and offshore studies have characterized the occurrence of several extreme wave events (tsunamis and storm surges) in the Gulf of Cadiz during the Holocene. Among all the events reported in literature, in recent years the th...
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In this study, the early Pliocene palaeoenvironmental context of the Mediterranean Almería-Níjar Basin (SE Spain) is analysed using benthic foraminifera, with special focus on environmental conditions after the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC). A deep upper-slope setting (274 m water depth), with high oxygen levels and low organic matter fluxes, is...
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Quantitative palaeobathymetric reconstructions based on foraminiferal proxies have been used in a wide variety of geological studies on tectonic, climatic and environmental changes in sedimentary basins. However, palaeo‐water‐depth estimates are frequently biased due to taphonomic processes (dissolution, transport) as well as local conditions (prim...
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The Mid-Pleistocene transition (MPT; 1200 to 800 thousand years, kyr) is marked by the shift from 41-kyr to 100-kyr interglacial-glacial cyclicity without substantial change in the astronomical forcing. This change in climate response relied on internal feedback processes including interaction between ice sheet/sea ice, ocean circulation and the ca...
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Azooxanthellate corals are the most abundant macrofossils in the lower Pliocene deposits of the Manilva Basin (S Spain). In this paper, the cnidarian fossil assemblages have been studied in order to reconstruct the original communities and to depict the seascapes. Benthic foraminiferal assemblages associated with the corals have also been analysed...
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Here we developed and validated a new Benthic Foraminiferal Salinity (BFS) index from marginal-marine environments by analysing benthic foraminifera from the Holocene Guadalquivir estuary sediments (SW Spain). This index is formulated utilising only four species: Ammonia tepida and Haynesina germanica with higher tolerance to brackish waters and in...
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The Sierra de la Utrera, a relief in the Manilva Basin (Málaga, SW Spain), shows bored surfaces at different heights above present-day sea level, from 96 m to 287 m. Borings occur in the eastern, central, and western parts of the Canuto de la Utrera, a prominent gorge in the central southern part of the relief excavated in Mesozoic limestones, as w...
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Seawater rare earth element (REE) concentrations and Nd isotopic composition (εNd) are increasingly applied as valuable tracers of oceanographic processes such as water mass mixing and lithogenic inputs to seawater. However, their measurements are basically lacking in the Mediterranean Sea water column. This study analyzes 9 seawater stations aroun...
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The accumulation of an Organic Rich Layer (ORL) during the last deglaciation in the Alboran Sea (western Mediterranean Sea) and its link to changes in deep and intermediate water circulation are here investigated. Benthic foraminiferal assemblages and the shallow infaunal foraminifer Uvigerina peregrina d 13 C record support the establishment of su...
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Sapropel 1 (S1) has been reconstructed on core ND14Mbis. Changes in surface water properties were inferred from the ecological interpretation of planktonic foraminiferal assemblages and complemented with stable isotopes (δ18O) data of Globigerinoides ruber white. Deep water properties were reconstructed in base of the geochemical analyses of the U/...
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This chapter deals with the two Alpine Foreland Basins of the Iberian Peninsula. The first part of the chapter refers to the South Pyrenean Foreland Basin and its westward prolongation, the Basque–Cantabrian Paleogene Basin. It includes: (1) the introductory concepts about the basin extend, margins, sedimentary systems, basin evolution and segmenta...
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The estuary of the Guadalquivir River is the largest in the Gulf of Cadiz, covering an area of some 185,000 ha. From a geological standpoint, the estuary represents the culmination of the marine filling of the Cenozoic Guadalquivir Basin. The present-day configuration of the estuary is the result of the post-glacial transgression of the Atlantic Oc...
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A multi-proxy palaeoenvironmental study (pollen, non-pollen palynomorphs, charcoal particles, mollusk mac-rofauna) of coastal marshland in Doñana National Park (southwestern Iberian Peninsula) was undertaken to trace environmental change, human activities related to woodland clearance, and past land-use during the mid-late Holocene (~5000-2800 cal...
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The Gibraltar Arc is a complex tectonic region, and several competing models have been proposed to explain its evolution. We studied the sedimentary fill of the Guadalquivir Basin to identify tectonic processes that were occurring when the reopening of the Strait of Gibraltar led to the reestablishment of Mediterranean outflow. We present a chronos...
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Biological activity such as burrowing can alter benthic foraminiferal shell preservation and may also modify benthic foraminiferal assemblages by vertical mixing, inducing sediment homogenization. Here, we analyse benthic foraminiferal assemblages and taphonomy of upper Miocene marine deposits from Conil de la Frontera (Cádiz, south-western Spain)....
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A detailed surveying and a new geological map of the sheet at 1:50.000 number 999/1016 (Huelva - Los Caños), located at the west end of the Guadalquivir Basin, has been carried out. This data allows us to propose a new organization of the lithological units present at the west side of the Odiel River. These units include all the sedimentary record...
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There are reasons other than biological and environmental to argue for the preservation of Doñana National Park—reasons which are geological, archaeological, and anthropological. Up until the establishment of Estación Biológica of CSIC, the lower Guadalquivir River basin was home to a human community adapted to the rich, varied resources of a marsh...
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Upper Miocene heterozoan carbonates crop out extensively in a NE–SW-trending belt (42 km long and 1.5–8 km wide) along the so-called El Alcor topographic high, from Carmona to Dos Hermanas (Seville, S Spain). These carbonates formed at the southern active margin of the Guadalquivir Basin, the foreland basin of the Betic Cordillera. They change to m...
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Abstract A detailed pollen analysis has been carried out on two sediment cores taken from a marsh area located in the Doñana National Park, southwestern Spain. The studied sedimentary sequences contain a similar late Holocene record of vegetation and climate and show a progressive aridification trend since at least 5000 cal. yr BP, through a decre...
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A multidisciplinary study from a number of drilled cores in the Guadalquivir estuary has made possible to identify as many as three extreme wave events and their facies in the 4th millennium BP (A: ~ 4000 cal yr BP, B: ~ 3550 cal yr BP, and C: ~ 3150 cal yr BP). These events, which caused strong erosion in the Guadalquivir sandy barrier and in the...
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The stable isotope composition of planktic and benthic foraminifera and the distribution of selected benthic foraminiferal species from a Messinian record of the lower Guadalquivir Basin, northeastern Atlantic Ocean, show that regional productivity changes were linked to glacioeustatic fluctuations. Glacial periods were characterized by poorly vent...
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Although recent studies have revealed more widespread occurrences of magnetofossils in pre-Quaternary sediments than has been previously reported, their significance for paleomagetic and paleoenvironmental studies is not fully understood. We present a paleo- and rock-magnetic study of late Miocene marine sediments recovered from the Guadalquivir Ba...
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The desiccation of the Mediterranean during the Messinian salinity crisis (MSC) is one of the most intriguing geological events of recent Earth history. However, the timing of its onset and end, as well as the mechanisms involved remain controversial.We present a novel approach to these questions by examining the MSC from the Atlantic, but close to...
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The Messinian salinity crisis (late Miocene) is one of the most fascinating paleoceanographic events in the recent geological history of the Mediterranean Sea, defi ning a time when it partly or nearly completely dried out. However, the relative roles of tectonic processes and sea-level changes, as triggers for restriction and isolation of the Medi...
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[Messinian foraminiferal stable oxygen and carbon isotopes of the Montemayor-1 core (Guadalquivir Basin, SW Spain) have been investigated. This record is exceptional to study the Mediterranean Outflow Water (MOW) impact on the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) and global climate during the Messinian because the core is near the G...
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Benthic foraminiferal assemblages of a drill core from the lower Guadalquivir Basin (northern Gulf of Cádiz, SW Spain) have been analyzed in order to reconstruct the paleoenvironmental evolution in the vicinity of the Betic seaways during the Messinian. The core consists of marine sediments ranging from the latest Tortonian to the early Pliocene. C...
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Foraminiferal and sedimentary analyses were performed on upper Pliocene exposures in the Almerı´a-Nı´jar basin of southeastern Spain to determine its depositional history. The composite stratigraphic section reveals that, during the late Pliocene, a restricted coastal bay with coral banks was being filled with the siliciclastic sediments of prograd...
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Proyecto de innovación docente nº 08-29 financiado por la Univ. de Granada y coordinado por José M. Martín Guía virtual de campo bilingüe (español e inglés) de la sedimentología de las cuencas neógenas de Almería. Las áreas seleccionadas son: la cuenca de Sorbas, la de Almería-Níjar, Cabo de Gata, la cuenca de Tabernas, la cuenca de Vera y la depre...

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The main goal of the project is to reconstruct changes in intermediate and deep Mediterranean waters during the last 23 ka using benthic foraminifera.