GAME Selected publications


A Lafratta, O Serrano, P Masque, MA Mateo, M Fernandes, S Gaylard, … (2018) Seagrass soil archives reveal centennial-scale metal smelter contamination while acting as natural filters. Science of The Total Environment 649, 1381-1392


C Leiva-Dueñas, L López-Merino, O Serrano, AM Cortizas, MA Mateo (2018) Millennial-scale trends and controls in Posidonia oceanica (L. Delile) ecosystem productivity. Global and Planetary Change 169, 92-104

N Piñeiro-Juncal, MÁ Mateo, M Holmer, A Martínez-Cortizas (2018) Potential microbial functional activity along a Posidonia oceanica soil profile. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 81 (2), 189-200

A Arias-Ortiz, O Serrano, P Masqué, PS Lavery, U Mueller, GA Kendrick, … (2018) A marine heatwave drives massive losses from the world’s largest seagrass carbon stocks. Nature Climate Change 8 (4), 338

A Lafratta, O Serrano, P Masque, MA Mateo, M Fernandes, S Gaylard, …(2018) Importance of habitat selection for Blue Carbon projects: Doubtful additionality in a seagrass case study.


EF Belshe, MA Mateo, L Gillis, M Zimmer, M Teichberg (2017) Muddy waters: Unintentional consequences of blue carbon research obscure our understanding of organic carbon dynamics in seagrass ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science 4, 125

López-Merino L, Colás-Ruiz N, Adame M, Serrano O, Martínez Cortizas A and Mateo M. (2017). A six thousand year record of climate and land-use change from Mediterranean seagrass mats. Journal of Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12741.

O Serrano, E Serrano, K Inostroza, PS Lavery, MA Mateo, E Ballesteros (2017) Seagrass meadows provide 3D habitat for reef fish. Frontiers in Marine Science 4, 54


Serrano O, Ricart AM, Lavery PS, Mateo MA, Arias-Ortiz A, Masqué P, Rozaimi M, Stevens A, Duarte CM (2016) Key biogeochemical factors affecting soil carbon storage in Posidonia meadows. Biogeosciences, 13: 4581–4594. doi:10.5194/bg-13-4581-2016.

Serrano O, Ricart AM, Lavery PS, Mateo MA, Arias-Ortiz A, Masqué P, Rozaimi M, Stevens A, Duarte CM (2016) Key biogeochemical factors affecting soil carbon storage in Posidonia meadows. Biogeosciences discussions, 12: 18913–18944. doi:10.5194/bgd-12-18913-2015.

Serrano O, Lavery PS, López-merino L, Ballesteros E and Mateo MA (2016) Location and associated carbon storage of erosional escarpments of seagrass Posidonia mats. Front. Mar. Sci. 3:42. doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00042.

Kaal J, Serrano O, Nierop KGJ, Schellekens J, Martínez-Cortizas A, Mateo MA (2016) Molecular composition of plant parts and sediment organic matter ina Mediterranean seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) mat. Aquat. Bot., 133: 50-61.

Serrano O, Davis G, Lavery PS, Duarte CM, Martinez-Cortizas A, Mateo MA, Masqué P, Arias-Ortiz A, Rozaimi M, Kendrick GA (2016) Reconstruction of centennial-scale fluxes of chemical elements in the Australian coastal environment using seagrass archives. Sci. Total Environ., 541: 883-894. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.017.

Pérez-Rodríguez M, I Horák-Terra, L Rodríguez-Lado, AM Cortizas (2016) Modelling mercury accumulation in minerogenic peat combining FTIR-ATR spectroscopy and partial least squares (PLS). Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 168, 65-72.

H Vanneste, F De Vleeschouwer, S Bertrand, A Martínez‐Cortizas, … (2016) Elevated dust deposition in Tierra del Fuego (Chile) resulting from Neoglacial Darwin Cordillera glacier fluctuations. Journal of Quaternary Science 31 (7), 713-722.

Kylander ME, A Martínez-Cortizas, R Bindler, SL Greenwood, CM Mörth, … (2016) Potentials and problems of building detailed dust records using peat archives: An example from Store Mosse (the “Great Bog”), Sweden. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 190, 156-174.

Silva-Sánchez, N, AM Cortizas, D Abel-Schaad, JA López-Sáez, … (2016) Influence of climate change and human activities on the organic and inorganic composition of peat during the ‘Little Ice Age’ (El Payo mire, W Spain). The Holocene, DOI: 10.1177/0959683616638439

López-Costas O, Ó Lantes-Suárez, AM Cortizas (2016) Chemical compositional changes in archaeological human bones due to diagenesis: Type of bone vs soil environment. Journal of Archaeological Science 67, 43-51.

Hernawan UE, K Dijk, GA Kendrick, M Feng, E Biffin, PS Lavery, … (2016) Historical processes and contemporary ocean currents drive genetic structure in the seagrass Thalassia hemprichii in the Indo‐Australian Archipelago. Molecular Ecology. DOI:

Hyndes GA, KL Heck, A Vergés, ES Harvey, GA Kendrick, PS Lavery, … (2016) Accelerating Tropicalization and the Transformation of Temperate Seagrass Meadows. BioScience 66 (11), 938-948.

Abdolahpour M, M Ghisalberti, P Lavery, K McMahon (2016) Vertical mixing in coastal canopies. Limnology and Oceanography. DOI: 10.1002/lno.10368.

Säwström C, GA Hyndes, BD Eyre, MJ Huggett, MW Fraser, PS Lavery, … (2016) Coastal connectivity and spatial subsidy from a microbial perspective. Ecology and evolution 6 (18), 6662-6671.

York PH, TM Smith, RG Coles, SA McKenna, RM Connolly, AD Irving, … (2016) Identifying knowledge gaps in seagrass research and management: an Australian perspective. Marine environmental research.

Säwström C, O Serrano, M Rozaimi, PS Lavery (2016) Utilization of carbon substrates by heterotrophic bacteria through vertical sediment profiles in coastal and estuarine seagrass meadows. Environmental microbiology reports. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12406.

Rozaimi M, PS Lavery, O Serrano, D Kyrwood (2016) Long-term carbon storage and its recent loss in an estuarine Posidonia australis meadow (Albany, Western Australia). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 171, 58-65.

Serrano O, PS Lavery, CM Duarte, GA Kendrick, A Calafat, P York, … (2016) Can mud (silt and clay) concentration be used to predict soil organic carbon content within seagrass ecosystems. Biogeosci Discuss 2016, 1-24.

Serrano O, R Ruhon, PS Lavery, GA Kendrick, S Hickey, P Masqué, … (2016) Impact of mooring activities on carbon stocks in seagrass meadows. Scientific reports 6. doi:10.1038/srep23193.

Serrano O, P Lavery, P Masque, K Inostroza, J Bongiovanni, C Duarte (2016) Seagrass sediments reveal the long‐term deterioration of an estuarine ecosystem. Global change biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13195.

Cortizas AM, López-Merino L, Bindler, Mighall RT, Kylander ME (2016) Early atmospheric metal pollution provides evidence for Chalcolithic/Bronze Age mining and metallurgy in Southwestern Europe. Science of the Total Environment 545, 398-406.

Cortizas AM, Vázquez CF, Kaal J, Biester H, Casais MC, Rodríguez TT, Rodríguez-Lado L (2016) Bromine accumulation in acidic black colluvial soils. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 174, 143-155.

Kaal J, López-Costas O, Cortizas AM (2016) Diagenetic effects on pyrolysis fingerprints of extracted collagen in archaeological human bones from NW Spain, as determined by pyrolysis-GC-MS. Journal of Archaeological Science 65, 1-10

Olid C, Diego D, Garcia-Orellana J, Cortizas AM, Klaminder J (2016) Modeling the downward transport of 210 Pb in Peatlands: Initial Penetration‐Constant Rate of Supply (IP-CRS) model. Science of the Total Environment 541, 1222-1231.

Traoré M, Kaal J, Cortizas AM (2016) Application of FTIR spectroscopy to the characterization of archeological wood. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 153, 63-70.

Rial M, Cortizas AM, Rodríguez-Lado L (2016) Mapping soil organic carbon content using spectroscopic and environmental data: A case study in acidic soils from NW Spain. Science of The Total Environment 539, 26-35.

Taboada T, Rodríguez-Lado L, Ferro-Vázquez C, Stoops G, Cortizas AM (2016) Chemical weathering in the volcanic soils of Isla Santa Cruz (Galápagos Islands, Ecuador). Geoderma 261, 160-168.


Serrano O, Ricart AM, Lavery PS, Mateo MA, Arias-Ortiz A, Masque P, Steven A, and Duarte CM (2015) Key biogeochemical factors affecting soil carbon storage in Posidonia meadows. Biogeosciences Discussions, 12: 18913-18944. doi:10.5194/bgd-12-18913-2015.

Mazarrasa I, Marbà N, Lovelock C. E., Serrano O, Lavery PS, Fourqurean JW, Kennedy H, Mateo MA, Krause-Jensen D, Steven ADL, Duarte CM (2015) Seagrass meadows as a globally significant carbonate reservoir. Biogeosciences, 12: 4993-5003. doi:10.5194/bg-12-4993-2015.

López-Merino, L., Serrano, O., Adame, M.F., Mateo, M.A., Martínez-Cortizas, A. (2015) Glomalin accumulated in seagrass sediments reveals past alterations in soil quality due to land-use change. Global and Planetary Change. 133: 87-95.

Mateo MA (2015) El valor de las praderas de angiospermas marinas. En Ruiz, J.M., E. Guillén, A. Ramos Segura & M. Otero. (eds) Atlas de las praderas marinas de España. IEO/IEL/UICN, Murcia-Alicante-Málaga, 681 pp.

Jahnke, M., Pages, J., Alcoverro, T., Lavery, P., McMahon, K., Procaccini, G., (2015), Should we sync? Seascape-level genetic and ecological factors determine seagrass flowering patterns. Journal of Ecology, 103(6), 1464-1474, Oxford, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12470.

De Bettignies, T., Wernberg, T., Lavery, P., Vanderklift, MA., Gunson, JA., Symonds, G., Collier, N., (2015), Phenological decoupling of mortality from wave forcing in kelp beds. Ecology, 96(3), 850-861, Washington DC, United States, DOI: 10.1890/13-2365.1.

Gartner, A., Lavery, P., Lozano-Montes, H., (2015), Trophic implications and faunal resilience following oneoff and successive disturbances to an Amphibolis griffithii seagrass system. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 94(1-2), 131-143, London, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.03.001.

Kendrick, AJ., Rule, MJ., Lavery, P., Hyndes, G., (2015), Spatial and temporal patterns in the distribution of large bivalves in a permanently open temperate estuary: implications for management. Marine and Freshwater Research, 66(1), 41-49, Australia, DOI: 10.1071/MF13209.

Rodríguez-Lado L, Rial M, Taboada T, Cortizas AM (2015) A Pedotransfer Function to Map Soil Bulk Density from Limited Data. Procedia Environmental Sciences 27, 45-48.

Rial M, Cortizas AM, Rodríguez-Lado L (2015) A Novel Approach to Map Soil Organic Carbon Content Using Spectroscopic and Environmental Data. Procedia Environmental Sciences 27, 49-52.

Horák-Terra I, Cortizas AM, da Luz CFP, López PR, Silva AC, Vidal-Torrado P (2015) Holocene climate change in central–eastern Brazil reconstructed using pollen and geochemical records of Pau de Fruta mire (Serra do Espinhaço Meridional, Minas Gerais). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 437, 117-131.

Silva-Sánchez N, Schofield JE, Mighall TM, Cortizas AM, Edwards KJ, Foster I (2015) Climate changes, lead pollution and soil erosion in south Greenland over the past 700 years. Quaternary Research 84 (2), 159-173.

Kaal J, Cortizas AM, Rydberg J, Bigler C (2015) Seasonal changes in molecular composition of organic matter in lake sediment trap material from Nylandssjön, Sweden. Organic Geochemistry 83, 253-262.

Vanneste H, De Vleeschouwer F, Martínez-Cortizas A, von Scheffer C, Piotrowska N, Coronato A, Le Roux G (2015) Late-glacial elevated dust deposition linked to westerly wind shifts in southern South America. Scientific reports 5

Pardo JCS, Costa-Casais M, García-Quintela M, Martínez-Cortizas A (2015) Editorial-Environmental and Social Change in the Early Middle Ages in NW Spain. Estudos do Quaternário/Quaternary Studies.

Vázquez CF, Prieto SG, Cortizas AM, Boado FC (2015) Deciphering the evolution of agrarian technologies during the last~ 1600 years using the isotopic fingerprint (δ13C, δ15N) of a polycyclic terraced soil. Estudos do Quaternário/Quaternary Studies.

Rodríguez-Lado L, Martínez-Cortizas A (2015) Modelling and mapping organic carbon content of topsoils in an Atlantic area of southwestern Europe (Galicia, NW-Spain). Geoderma 245, 65-73.

Salanova L, Prieto-Martínez MP, Clop-García X, Convertini F, Lantes-Suarez O, Martinez-Cortizas A (2015) What are largeðscale Archaeometric programmes for? Bell beaker pottery and societies from the third millennium BC in Western Europe. Archaeometry.

Sanmartín P, Silva-Sánchez N, Martínez-Cortizas A, Prieto B (2015) Usual and unusual CIELAB color parameters for the study of peat organic matter properties: Tremoal do Pedrido bog (NW Spain). Journal of Physics: Conference Series 605 (1), 012014.

López-Costas O, Müldner G, Cortizas AM (2015) Diet and lifestyle in Bronze Age Northwest Spain: the collective burial of Cova do Santo. Journal of Archaeological Science 55, 209-218.

Lantes-Suárez Ó, Prieto B, Prieto-Martínez MP, Ferro-Vázquez C, Martínez-Cortizas A (2015) The colour of ceramics from Bell Beaker contexts in NW Spain: relation to elemental composition and mineralogy. Journal of Archaeological Science 54, 99-109.

Schellekens J, Bindler R, Martínez-Cortizas A, McClymont EL, Abbott GD, Biester H, Pontevedra-Pombal X, Buurman P (2015). Preferential degradation of polyphenols from Sphagnum–4-Isopropenylphenol as a proxy for past hydrological conditions in Sphagnum-dominated peat. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 150, 74-89.

Schellekens J, Buurman P, Kuyper TW, Abbott GD, Pontevedra-Pombal X, Martínez-Cortizas A (2015) Influence of source vegetation and redox conditions on lignin-based decomposition proxies in graminoiddominated ombrotrophic peat (Penido Vello, NW Spain). Geoderma 237, 270-282.

Pérez-Rodríguez M, Horák-Terra I, Rodríguez-Lado L, Aboal JR, Martínez-Cortizas A (2015) Long-Term (∼ 57 ka) Controls on Mercury Accumulation in the Souther Hemisphere Reconstructed Using a Peat Record from Pinheiro Mire (Minas Gerais, Brazil). Environmental science & technology 49 (3), 1356-1364.

A Quesada, A Camacho, M Oliva, A Alcamí, D Antoniades, M Bañón, et al (2015) Actividad investigadora del CEDEX en la Antártida.: Ecosistemas acuáticos de la Península Byers (Isla Livingston, Antártida marítima). Ingeniería civil, 175-191.

Cortizas AM, Martínez MPP, Suárez OL, Guimarey B (2015) Bell Beaker Pottery From Galicia (NW Spain): An aschaeometric characterization and provenance study of some representative sites. Cuadernos de prehistoria y arqueología, 109-125.

Tallón Armada R, López-Costas O, Martinez Cortizas A (2015) Análisis del contenido de fósforo en los suelos y sedimentos del yacimiento de Ventosiños (Coeses) como una alternativa al hallazgo de restos óseos. Arqueloxía do Noroeste SLU.

Vanneste H, De Vleeschouwer F, Vanderstraeten A, Mattielli N, Martínez A, Martínez-Cortizas A, Piotrowska N, Bertrand S, Le Roux G (2015) Holocene atmospheric dust deposition and its implications for paleoenvironmental changes in southern South America.


Serrano, O., P. S. Lavery, M. Rozaimi, and M. Á. Mateo (2014), Influence of water depth on the carbon sequestration capacity of seagrasses, Global Biogeochem. cycles, 28, 950–961, doi:10.1002/2014GB004872.

Pergent, G., H. Bazairi, C. N. Bianchi, C. F. Boudouresque, M. C. Buia, S. Calvo, P. Clabaut, M. Harmelin-Vivien, M. A. Mateo, M. Montefalcone, C. Morri, S. Orfanidis, C. Pergent-Martini, R. Semroud, O. Serrano, T. Thibaut, A. Tomasello, M. Verlaque (2014) Climate change and Mediterranean seagrass meadows: a synopsis for environmental managers. Mediterranean Marine Science. Doi:

Choney, G., McMahon, K., Lavery, P., Collier, N., (2014), Swan grazing on seagrass: abundance but not grazing pressure varies over an annual cycle in a temperate estuary. Marine and Freshwater Research, 65(8), 738?749, Australia, DOI: 10.1071/MF13126.

Oldham, CE., McMahon, K., Brown, E., Bosserelle, C., Lavery, P., (2014), A preliminary exploration of the physical properties of seagrass wrack that affect its offshore transport, deposition and retention on a beach. Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environment, 4(1), 120-135, DOI: 10.1215/21573689-2844703.

McMahon, K., Lavery, P., (2014), Canopy-scale modifications of the seagrass Amphibolis griffithii in response to and recovery from light reduction. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 455(June), 38-44 , Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2014.02.015.

Horák-Terra I, Cortizas AM, de Camargo PB, Silva AC, Vidal-Torrado P (2014) Characterization of properties and main processes related to the genesis and evolution of tropical mountain mires from Serra do Espinhaço Meridional, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Geoderma 232, 183-197.

Margalef O, Cortizas AM, Kylander M, Pla-Rabes S, Cañellas-Boltà N, Pueyo JJ, Sáez A, Valero-Garcés BL, Girait S (2014) Environmental processes in Rano Aroi (Easter Island) peat geochemistry forced by climate variability during the last 70kyr. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 414, 438-450.

Kaal J, Schellekens J, Nierop KGJ, Cortizas AM, Muller J (2014) Contribution of organic matter molecular proxies to interpretation of the last 55ka of the Lynch’s Crater record (NE Australia). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 414, 20-31.

López-Merino L, Cortizas AM, Reher GS, López-Sáez JA, Mighall TM, Bindler R (2014) Reconstructing the impact of human activities in a NW Iberian Roman mining landscape for the last 2500 years. Journal of Archaeological Science 50, 208-218.

Mighall T, Cortizas AM, Sánchez NS, Foster IDL, Singh S, Bateman M, Pickin J (2014) Identifying evidence for past mining and metallurgy from a record of metal contamination preserved in an ombrotrophic mire near Leadhills, SW Scotland, UK. The Holocene, 0959683614551228.

Ferro-Vázquez C, Martínez-Cortizas A, Nóvoa-Muñoz JC, Ballesteros-Arias P, Criado-Boado F (2014) 1500 years of soil use reconstructed from the chemical properties of a terraced soil sequence. Quaternary International 346, 28-40.

Tallón-Armada R, Costa-Casais M, Schellekens J, Rodríguez TT, et al. (2014) Holocene environmental change in Eastern Spain reconstructed through the multiproxy study of a pedo-sedimentary sequence from Les Alcusses (Valencia, Spain). Journal of Archaeological Science 47, 22-38.

Pérez-Rodríguez M, Cortizas AM (2014) Caracterización preliminar de la diversidad microbiana funcional usando perfiles de utilización de fuente-única de carbono en el Tremoal do Pedrido (Galicia, NW España). SJSS: Spanish Journal of Soil Science 4 (2).

Kaal J, Lantes-Suárez O, Martínez Cortizas A, Prieto B, Martinez P (2014) How Useful is PyrolysisðGC/MS for the Assessment of Molecular Properties of Organic Matter in Archaeological Pottery Matrix? An Exploratory Case Study from NorthðWest Spain. Archaeometry 56 (S1), 187-207.

A Küttner A, Mighall TM, De Vleeschouwer F, Mauquoy C, Cortizas AM, Foster IDL, Krupp E (2014) A 3300year atmospheric metal contamination record from Raeburn Flow raised bog, south west Scotland. Journal of Archaeological Science 44, 1-11.

Ferro-Vázquez C, Nóvoa-Muñoz JC, Costa-Casais M, Klaminder J, Martínez-Cortizas A (2014) Metal and organic matter immobilization in temperate podzols: A high resolution study. Geoderma 217, 225-234.

Rydberg J, Martinez-Cortizas A (2014) Geochemical assessment of an annually laminated lake sediment record from northern Sweden: a multi-core, multi-element approach. Journal of paleolimnology 51 (4), 499-514.

Silva-Sánchez N, Cortizas AM, López-Merino L (2014) Linking forest cover, soil erosion and mire hydrology to late-Holocene human activity and climate in NW Spain. The Holocene, 0959683614526934.

Feal-Pérez A, Blanco-Chao R, Ferro-Vázquez MC, Martínez-Cortizas A, Costa-Casais M (2014) Late-Holocene storm imprint in a coastal sedimentary sequence (Northwest Iberian coast). The Holocene, 0959683613520257.

Martínez Cortizas A, Rozas Muñiz I, Taboada T, Toro M, Granado I, Pla-Rabes S (2014) Factors controlling the geochemical composition of Limnopolar Lake sediments (Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Island, Antarctica) during the last ca. 1600 years. Copernicus Publications.


Lavery PS, Mateo MA, Serrano O, Rozaimi M (2013) Variability in the Carbon Storage of Seagrass Habitats and Its Implications for Global Estimates of Blue Carbon Ecosystem Service. PLoS ONE 8(9): e73748. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073748.

Serrano O, Martínez-Cortizas A, Mateo MA, Biester H, Bindler R (2013) Millennial scale impact on the marine biogeochemical cycle of mercury from early mining on the Iberian Peninsula. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27: 1-10. Science Editors’ Choice 15 March 2013 (vol. 339, 1254).

Lavery, P., McMahon, K., Weyers, J., Boyce, M., Oldham, CE., (2013), Release of dissolved organic carbon from seagrass wrack and its implications for trophic connectivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 494(2013), 121-133, Ohne, Germany, DOI: 10.3354/meps10554.

Hyndes, G., Nagelkerken, I., McLeod, R., Connolly, R., Lavery, P., Vanderklift, M., (2013), Mechanisms and ecological role of carbon transfer within coastal seascapes. Bilogical Reviews, 89(1), 232-254, DOI: 10.1111/brv.12055.

De Bettignies, T., Wernberg, T., Lavery, P., Vanderklift, M., Mohring, M., (2013), Contrasting mechanisms of dislodgement and erosion contribute to production of kelp detritus. Limnology and Oceanography, 58(5), 16801688, DOI: 10.4319/lo.2013.58.5.1680.

Gartner, A., Tuya, F., Lavery, P., McMahon, K., (2013), Habitat preferences of macroinvertebrate fauna among seagrasses with varying structural forms. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 439(January 2013), 143-151, Amsterdam, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2012.11.009.

McMahon, K., Collier, C., Lavery, P., (2013), Identifying robust bioindicators of light stress in seagrasses: A meta-analysis. Ecological Indicators, 30(1), 7-15, Netherlands, DOI:

Jamaludin, M., Serrano Gras, O., Lavery, P., (2013), Comparison of carbon stores by two morphologically different seagrasses. The Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 96(2013), 81-83, Australia.

Schellekens J, Barberá GG, Buurman P, Pérez-Jordà G, Martínez-Cortizas A (2013) Soil organic matter dynamics in Mediterranean A-horizons—The use of analytical pyrolysis to ascertain land-use history. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 104, 287-298.

Ferro-Vázquez C, Arias PB, Nóvoa-Muñoz JC, González-Prieto S, Martínez-Cortizas A (2013) Origin and evolution of the agricultural landscape in Santiago de Compostela from the properties of a polycyclic terraced soil. Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, 357.

Kylander ME, Bindler R, Cortizas AM, Gallagher K, Mörth CM, Rauch S (2013) A novel geochemical approach to paleorecords of dust deposition and effective humidity: 8500 years of peat accumulation at Store Mosse (the “Great Bog”), Sweden. Quaternary Science Reviews 69, 69-82.

Cortizas AM, López-Merino L, Bindler R, Mighall T, Kylander M (2013) Atmospheric Pb pollution in N Iberia during the late Iron Age/Roman times reconstructed using the high-resolution record of La Molina mire (Asturias, Spain). Journal of paleolimnology 50 (1), 71-86.

Toro M, Granados I, Pla S, Giralt S, Antoniades D, Galán L, Cortizas AM, Lim HS, Appleby G (2013) Chronostratigraphy of the sedimentary record of Limnopolar Lake, Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, Antarctica. Antarctic Science 25 (02), 198-212.

Hermanns YM, Cortizas AM, Arz H, Stein R, Biester H (2013) Untangling the influence of in-lake productivity and terrestrial organic matter flux on 4,250 years of mercury accumulation in Lake Hambre, Southern Chile. Journal of paleolimnology 49 (4), 563-573.

Kaal J, F Criado-Boado, M Costa-Casais, JA López-Sáez, López-Merino L, Mighall T, Carrión Y, Sánchez S, Martínez-Cortizas A (2013) Prehistoric land use at an archaeological hot-spot (the rock art park of Campo Lameiro, NW Spain) inferred from charcoal, synanthropic pollen and non-pollen palynomorph proxies. Journal of Archaeological Science 40 (3), 1518-1527.

Renson V, Martínez-Cortizas A, Mattielli N, Coenaerts J, Sauvage C, De Vleeschouwer F, Lorre C, Vanhaecke F, Bindler R, Rautman M, Nys K, Claeys P (2013) Lead isotopic analysis within a multiproxy approach to trace pottery sources. The example of White Slip II sherds from Late Bronze Age sites in Cyprus and Syria. Applied geochemistry 28, 220-234.

Pontevedra-Pombal X, Mighall TM, Nóvoa-Muñoz JC, Peiteado-Varela E, Rodríguez-Racedo J, García-Rodeja E, Martínez-Cortizas A (2013) Five thousand years of atmospheric Ni, Zn, As, and Cd deposition recorded in bogs from NW Iberia: prehistoric and historic anthropogenic contributions. Journal of Archaeological Science 40 (1), 764-777.

Olid C, Garcia-Orellana J, Masqué P, Martínez Cortizas A, Sanchez-Cabeza JA, Bindler R (2013) Improving the 210Pb-chronology of Pb deposition in peat cores from Chao de Lamoso (NW Spain). Science of The Total Environment 443, 597-607.

Renson V, Martinez-Cortizas A, Mattielli N, Coenaerts J, Sauvage C, De Vleeschouwer F, Lorre C, Van Haecke F, Bindler R, Rautman M, Nys K, Claeys P (2013) Using lead isotope analyses within a multiproxy approach on White Slip II sherds from Late Bronze Age sites in Cyprus (Hala Sultan Tekke, Sanidha) and Syria (Minet eel-Beida) and some potential raw materials. Applied Geochemistry 28, 220-234.


Fourqurean, JW, Duarte, CM, Kennedy, H, Marbà, N, Holmer, M, Mateo, MA, Apostolaki, ET, Kendrick, GA, Krause-Jensen, D, McGlathery, KJ, Serrano, O, (2012), Seagrass ecosystems as a globally significant carbon stock. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo1477.

Serrano O, Mateo MA, Renom P, Julià R (2012) Characterization of soils beneath a Posidonia oceanica meadow. Geoderma, 185-186: 26-36.

Romero J, Perez M, Alcoverro T, Mateo MA, Sanchez-Lizaso JL (2012) Production ecology of Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile meadows in Nueva Tabarca Marine Reserve: growth, biomass and nutrient stocks along a bathymetric gradient. Oecologia aquatica 11: 111-121.

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Uriz M.J., De Caralt, S., Cebrian, E., Turon, X., Mateo, M. A. and Becerro, M.A. (2012). Possible impact of Sant Esteve’s storm on the interactions between sponges, sea urchins and erect algae in a subtidal community of the CostaBrava. In: Mateo, M.A. and Garcia-Rubies, A. (Eds.), Assessment of the ecological impact of the extreme storm of Sant Esteve’s Day (26 December 2008) on the littoral ecosystems of the north Mediterranean Spanish coasts. Final Report (PIEC 200430E599). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Proyecto Intramural Cofinanciado, Ref 200430E599, Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes, Blanes, Spain, pp.87-96. ISBN: 978-84-606-8384-1.

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