Manuel Casas Gallego

Manuel Casas Gallego
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main · Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity

PhD

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November 2021 - present
Senckenberg Research Institute
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Publications (31)
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The early Miocene La Rinconada mine from eastern Iberian Peninsula contains a rich megafloral assemblage with abundant leaf fossils from a single stratigraphic level of the sedimentary succession. This has provided a good opportunity to undertake detailed comparative quantitative palaeoclimate reconstruction using different approaches, namely the C...
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This work presents high-resolution palynological and micropalaeontological analyses of a cored succession across the upper Maastrichtian from a well in the Møre Basin (Norwegian continental shelf). Diverse assemblages of dinoflagellate cysts and foraminifera provide insights into the palaeobiogeography and palaeoenvironmental conditions during the...
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In this paper we review the fragmentary fossil pollen record of Hamamelidaceae which extends back to the middle Eocene until the Early Pleistocene in the Iberian Peninsula. Records of fossil palynomorphs related to Hamamelidaceae are very scarce in the European Cenozoic, in part due to difficulty in confident identification at a generic or even fam...
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In this study we present a new, extensive palaeobotanical and palaeoclimatic record from 85 microfloral assemblages of Middle Miocene (late Langhian–early Serravallian) age recovered from ten localities in the Madrid Basin. A large, shallow, slightly saline lacustrine system developed in the study area, promoting the occurrence of salt-tolerant pla...
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The deposits of the As Pontes Basin in north-west Spain yield extraordinarily well-preserved microfloral assemblages that have unmatched diversity within the European Oligocene. The comprehensive examination of 300 miospore taxa has led to the discovery of two new fossil pollen genera, Eucommiopsispollenites gen. nov. and Pistaciapollenites gen. no...
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Biostratigraphic data from exploration wells in Papua, West Papua of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia were reviewed, revised and updated using modern stratigraphic interpretations. Revised stratigraphic interpretations were combined with zircon U-Pb geochronologic data to produce new tectonic reconstructions of the Indonesian provinces of...
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The Cenozoic of the North Sea is among the best documented stratigraphical successions in the world, and multiple palynological events have been recognised for chronostratigraphical control across the region. The ever-increasing number of wells studied for hydrocarbon exploration and production results in the generation of new biostratigraphical da...
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This paper presents a biostratigraphic study of upper Miocene to lower Pliocene sedimentary successions from SE Romania based on palynological and micropalaeontological analyses integrated with geophysical wireline log profiles. The data derive from five wells drilled in an area of the Dacian Basin where no previous biostratigraphic data are availa...
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Fossil microfloral assemblages from five sedimentary successions of the Dacian Basin (Eastern Paratethys) are used to reconstruct the palaeovegetation and palaeoclimate of SE Romania during the Late Miocene to Early Pliocene (regional stages Khersonian, Meotian, Pontian, and Dacian). The studied microfloras were deposited under brackish to freshwat...
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Phylogenetic diversity reflects both community assembly and evolutionary diversification processes. Communities with low phylogenetic diversity might be the outcome of environmental filters favouring the occurrence and/or the diversification of lineages from particular clades. This rationale applies for regional assemblages. Here we propose to inte...
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This paper presents the formal description of Impagidinium obscurum sp. nov. from Thanetian deposits of northwest Europe. The palaeogeographic distribution of this species covers a wide area, ranging from the North Sea to the Barents Sea. Palynologists working in the region have long referred to Impagidinium obscurum sp. nov. as Leptodinium? “obscu...
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Three dinoflagellate cysts species are formally described from Selandian and Danian sedimentary rocks of the North Sea and Norwegian Sea. The taxa are well known within the regional biostratigraphy community as important age markers, but have never been formally described. Thalassiphora lacunata sp. nov. differs from Thalassiphora delicata by posse...
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The island of Jamaica contains several potential Cretaceous and Tertiary source rocks. This study examined over 800 samples from on- and offshore Jamaica and presents the geochemical and palynological evidence for the deposition of these source rocks and quantifies their source potential for hydrocarbon generation. Detailed geochemical evaluation o...
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The island of Jamaica forms the northern extent of the Nicaraguan Rise, an elongate linear tectonic feature stretching as far as Honduras and Nicaragua to the south. Uplift and subaerial exposure of Jamaica during the Neogene has made the island rare within the Caribbean region, as it is the only area where rocks of the Nicaraguan Rise are exposed...
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The island of Jamaica forms the northern extent of the Nicaraguan Rise, an elongate linear tectonic feature stretching as far as Honduras and Nicaragua to the south. Uplift and subaerial exposure of Jamaica during the Neogene has made the island rare within the Caribbean region, as it is the only area where rocks of the Nicaraguan Rise are exposed...
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Archaeobotanical analyses conducted on material from the Cueva Blanca rockshelter have provided much-needed data on past landscapes, vegetation change and woodland exploitation by late Mesolithic groups settled in the “Campos de Hellín” a region of SE Spain. Radiocarbon ages indicate occupations in the period between 7610±40 BP (8450-8370 cal BP) a...
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El yacimiento de Cueva Blanca (Hellín, Albacete), descubierto en 2006, contiene un nivel de ocupación humana atribuido al Mesolítico geométrico. En este trabajo se presentan los resultados más significativos de la investigación multidisciplinar que venimos desarrollando en él desde que en 2008 se llevara a cabo la primera campaña de excavación. Se...
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Archaeobotanical analyses conducted on material from the Cueva Blanca rockshelter have provided much-needed data on past landscapes, vegetation change and woodland exploitation by late Mesolithic groups settled in the ‘Campos de Hellín’, a region of SE Spain. Radiocarbon ages indicate occupations in the period between 7610 ± 40 BP (8450–8370 cal. B...
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The present paper reports a complete palynological study of the Upper Turolian sediments outcropping at the Venta delMoro site (eastern Iberian Peninsula). The pollen assemblages observed mainly reflect the local and regional vegetation, which must have formed part of a wetland ecosystemwithin a general setting of open steppe, as indicated by the g...
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Se presentan los resultados del análisis palinológico efectuado sobre sedimentos del Pleistoceno superior en la desembocadura del río Millars, que han permitido detectar un episodio frío que interrumpió la vegetación presente en la zona y ejerció un efecto de debilitamiento sobre el caudal del río. La presencia de polen de arbustos termófilos const...

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Can anyone recommend papers or any kind of publication dealing with updated perspectives on ecological-vegetation succession? Any researchers working on this subject?
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I would appreciate input from paleoclimate modelling researchers on what is the best paleoclimate database. I am familiar with WorldClim and Chelsa databases and I have found significant differences between them in certain regions of the world.
Chelsa database offers a much higher number of reconstructions (every hundred years or so) which makes it very appealing.

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NECLIME is an open international network of scientists working on Cenozoic climate evolution and related changes of continental ecosystems. During the past 65 million years of Earth history, globally warmer-then-present conditions prevailed in a world with almost modern paleogeography. These timespans represent promising case studies for anticipated future scenarios. Within the NECLIME network, we aim to combine data on past climate change and its environmental impact for large-scale reconstructions. NECLIME research activities comprise paleoclimate reconstructions, including atmospheric CO₂ and ecosystem analysis using multiple quantitative methods on various primarily continental proxies (plants; vertebrates; invertebrates; geochemistry and geological proxies). Complementing model studies are employed to assess connections and processes driving ocean, atmosphere and biosphere at global and regional scales. NECLIME was established in 1999 with the aim to understand Neogene trends across Eurasia. This basic idea quickly and constantly expanded to a global interest and a wider stratigaphical frame. The steadily growing NECLIME network with currently around 140 members in 34 countries is coordinated by a team of researchers and an advisory board. NECLIME holds annual conferences and workshops and administers working groups bringing forward scientific exchange, joint projects, and the integration of research data. For more information go to www.neclime.de