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Puig Alenyà, Pere

Càrrec: Jefe de Departamento
Tf. Directe: 93 230 95 18
Ext.: 1135
Despatx: B-33
The general focus of my research is the study of the contemporary sedimentary dynamics in the marine environment. Most of my research has been motivated to understand the mechanisms responsible for the off-shelf and cross- and along-margin sediment transport, with a special interest in the role that submarine canyons play as preferential conduits for the export of particles and associated constituents from shallow to deep regions. These studies have had a significant inter-disciplinary component, with the aim of assessing the consequences of specific sedimentary processes in the marine ecosystem, covering a large spectrum of aspects such as the transport and fate of pollutants, the effect of high energetic hydrodynamic mechanisms in the resuspension of bottom sediments and the interactions between fluxes of material and energy and deep-sea biological and geological processes. The participation in research projects conducted in different continental margins provided me a wide knowledge of the variety of oceanographic and sedimentological processes that operate in them. The fact that these studies covered different environments, from estuaries and continental shelves to deep-sea regions, and that involved scientists from different oceanographic disciplines, also allowed me to have a wide and more global view of the continental margins functioning, and to conceive them as a whole. Lately, the focus of my research has been addressed to understand the role of deep-sea bottom trawling activities in the sediment resuspension and dispersal in continental slope environments.
Publicacions Seleccionades i/o Característiques:
M. Ribó, P. Puig, H. van Haren. Hydrodynamics over the Gulf of Valencia continental slope and their role in sediment transport. 2015. Deep-Sea Research. Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers.
J. Martín, P. Puig, A. Palanques, A. Giamportone. Commercial bottom trawling as a driver of sediment dynamics and deep seascape evolution in the Anthropocene. 2014. Anthropocene.
P. Puig, A. Palanques, J. Martín. Contemporary Sediment-Transport Processes in Submarine Canyons. 2014. Annual Review of Marine Science.
J. Martín, P. Puig, A. Palanques, M. Ribó. Trawling-induced daily sediment resuspension in the flank of a Mediterranean submarine canyon. 2014. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.
P. Puig, X. Durrieu de Madron, J. Salat, K. Schroeder, J. Martín, A. P. Karageorgis, A. Palanques, F. Roullier, J. L. Lopez-Jurado, M. Emelianov, T. Moutin, L. Houpert.. Thick bottom nepheloid layers in the western Mediterranean generated by deep dense shelf water cascading. 2013. Progress in Oceanography.
P. Puig, B.J.W. Greenan, M.Z. Lic, R.H. Prescott, D.J.W. Piper. Sediment transport processes at the head of Halibut Canyon, eastern Canada margin: An interplay between internal tides and dense shelf-water cascading. 2013. Marine Geology.
P. Puig, M. Canals, J.B. Company, J. Martín, D. Amblas, G. Lastras, A. Palanques, A.M. Calafat. Ploughing the deep sea floor. 2012. Nature.