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Palanques Monteys, Albert

Direct Ph.: 93 230 95 80 - 93 230 95 17
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Office: B-32
Sediment and geochemical fluxes. Anthropogenic impact on marine sedimentary systems.

Initially trained as a Geologist (degree in 1981), he got a Master Degree in Marine Geology in the University of Barcelona. Dr. Palanques conducted his doctoral studies at the Institut of Earth Sciences “Jaume Almera” (CSIC) and he got a PhD in Marine Sciences about marine sediment dynamics and geochemistry by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He conducted a postdoctoral stage at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (USA) working on shelf-edge exchange processes.
Back in Barcelona at the Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC) he started new research lines in sediment and geochemical fluxes and also in anthropogenic impact on marine sedimentary systems, mainly in continental margins, forming a research group. He is presently Research Professor and was Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) and the Mediterranean Center for Marine and Environmental Research (CMIMA) from July 2009 to March 2018.
He has written more than 200 papers, 143 of them in international peer-reviewed journals. He has been the Coordinator of several research projects and has participated as CSIC scientific responsible in several EU projects. He has also participated in ONR and NSF Research Projects and has been the principal investigator in several contracts with private companies and Administration. He is the responsible of a Quality Research Group (recognised by the Catalan Autonomic Government) with more than 10 PhD and senior researchers.
Selected and/or Characteristic Publications:
A. Palanques, L. Lopez, J. Guillén , P. Puig, P. Masqué. Decline of trace metal pollution in the bottom sediments of the Barcelona City continental shelf (NW Mediterranean). 2017. Science of The Total Environment.
A. Palanques, P. Puig, J. Guillén, M. Demestre, J. Martín. Effects of bottom trawling on the Ebro continental shelf sedimentary system (NW Mediterranean). 2014. Continental Shelf Research.
A. Palanques, J. Grimalt, M. Belzunces, F. Estrada, P. Puig, J. Guillén. Massive accumulation of highly polluted sedimentary deposits by river damming. 2014. Science of The Total Environment.
P. Puig, A. Palanques, J. Martín. Contemporary Sediment-Transport Processes in Submarine Canyons. 2014. Annual Review of Marine Science.
A. Pusceddu, S. Bianchelli, J. Martín, P. Puig, A. Palanques, P. Masqué, R. Danovaro. Chronic and intensive bottom trawling impairs deep-sea biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. 2014. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
A. Palanques, P. Puig, X. Durrieu de Madron, A. Sanchez-Vidal, C. Pasqual, J. Martín, A. Calafat, S. Heussner, M. Canals. Sediment transport to the deep canyons and open-slope of the western Gulf of Lions during the 2006 intense cascading and open-sea convection period. 2012. Progress in Oceanography.
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.
A. Palanques, P. Puig, J. Guillén, X. Durrieu de Madron, M. Latasa, R. Scharek, J. Marti. Effects of storm events on the shelf-to-basin sediment transport in the southwestern end of the Gulf of Lions (Northwestern Mediterranean). 2011. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences.