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Dr. Eduardo Barrón

Eduardo Barrón

Current position:
Scientific Researcher, Geological Survey of Spain (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España – IGME)

Previous positions/career:
- Assistant lecturer in the Department of Palaeontology (2004-206), Complutense University of Madrid (Spain).
- Junior researcher in Jurassic Palaeopalynology (1999-2001, 2003) in the framework of the Research Project nº PB1997-0274: “Los enlaces paleobiogeográficos entre las Cuencas del Borde Norte y Este de la Meseta Ibérica durante el Jurásico Inferior. Biocronoestratigrafía, Ecoestratigrafía y correlación con los datos del subsuelo” (Department of Palaeontology, Complutense University of Madrid, Sapin).
- Post Doctoral Fellow (2002-2003), in the framework of the Research Project BioCASE (A Biological Collection Access Service for Europe). National Museum of Natural History (CSIC), Madrid (Spain).
- Post Doctoral Fellow (1997-1998) in the Department of Gêociencias, Aveiro University (Portugal)
- PhD Fellow (1990-1993) in the Department of Palaeontology, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain).

Phone: 00 34 91 3495883
Email: e.barron@igme.es
Office: Museo Geominero

Mailing address:
Museo Geominero
Instituto Geológico y Minero de España
c/ Ríos Rosas 23
28003 Madrid, Spain

My PhD Thesis in Biology was oriented in an exhaustive palaeobotanical study of a Neogene small basin located in the Eastern Pyrenees (La Cerdanya Basin), but from the end of the last Century the Mesozoic palynology focuses my current work. As I am a biologists specialized in Botany, I has tried to apply to the Mesozoic successions the numerical and statistical analyses that palynologists are usually using in Quaternary and Cenozoic ones. However, I also makes a classical biostratigraphical work considering the presence or absence of palynological markers with restricted ranges of age (e.g. those from dinoflagellate cysts and pollen grains of ancient angiosperms) and the study of assemblages that inform about biostratigraphic temporal scales.

In addition, these scientific works have had an important popularizing part, which had already relevance during the last decade when I worked as assistant lecturer in the Department of Palaeontology of the Complutense University. Nowadays, they continue in the Geominero Museum supervising works of university students and popularizing activities (e. g. organizing conferences, giving lectures and radio interviews, guiding visits, making videos such as “Gea and the amber” and “Gea and the fossils”, writing paper for popularizing magazines such as “Quercus”, etc.).

Research activities:
I am Scientific Researcher in the Geological Survey of Spain (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España – IGME) since 2006. I have co-directed 3 Msc Theses (3 DEAs and 4 TFM), 2 Undergraduate Theses, two Ph.D. and I run one in progress. I wish to highlight the Msc Thesis of Víctor Esdras García Blanco (21/09/2003) about the palynology of the Aptian outcrop of Montoria-La Mina (North Spain), the Undergradute Thesis of Candela Blanco Moreno (05/07/2013) about the Upper Cretacous macroflora from Guadalix de la Sierra (Madrid, Spain), the Msc Theis of Yul Altolaguirre Zancajo (15/09/2015) about the palynology of the Early Cretaceous ambarigenous outcrop of Cortes de Arenoso (Teruel, Spain), and the Ph D Thesis of Daniel Peyrot (31/01/2012) entitled: “Characterization of the dynocist assemblages of the late Cenomanian – early Turonian from the Iberian and Cantabrian ranges”.

I have integrated as much international as national 23 competitive I+D+i and not competitive Research Projects. Now, I am managing the pole from the Geological Survey of Spain of the research project CGL2014-52163: “Iberian amber: an exceptional record of Cretaceous forests at the rise of modern terrestrial ecosystems” which will finish at the end of 2017.

These projects allowed that throughout my research career I published over 111 works, 35 of them in international journals indexed in the SCI (40% in the first quartile). In addition, I have published 47 papers in not indexed journal, 2 books, 21 book chapters, 2 reports and 4 articles in popular science magazines. I have presented around 85 communications in international and national congresses and scientific meetings. I have collaborate in the organization of six congresses, two of them of international interest. Likewise I was executive secretary of the 16th Annual NECLIME Meeting which was held in October 2015 in the central headquarters of the Geological Survey of Spain (Madrid).

The ResearchGate network values me with a score of 28,54%, considering the members that make up this scientific platform. Moreover, I have more than 3,000 views, 1,012 citations and 81,80 impact points. Most of my publications are available on Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eduardo_Barron

Overview on publications:
My first palynological studies with Mesozoic materials dealed with Iberian Late Triassic and Jurassic sections, but in a recent time, my research work is focused in the Early Cretaceous Iberian ambarigenous sections. These sections are not been described yet from a palynological point of view and it is necessary to date and correlate them. Likewise, the presence of unknown taxa and the occurrence of mixed assemblages with aquatic palynomorphs (acritarchs, dynicists, spores of algae) and miospores (spores of vascular cryptogams and pollen grains) are useful in the reconstruction of the palaeoenvironmental features in a period of change in the terrestrial ecosystems which was coincident with the rise of the angiosperms.
Selected publications

Selected publications


Peyrot, D., Rodríguez-López, J.P., Lassaletta, L., Meléndez, N., Barrón, E., 2007. Contributions to the palaeoenvironmental knowledge of the Escucha Formation in the Lower Cretaceous Oliete Sub-basin, Teruel, Spain. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 6 (6-7), 469-481.

Diéguez, C., Peyrot, D., Barrón, E., 2010. Floristic and vegetational changes in the Iberian Peninsula during Jurassic and Cretaceous. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 162, 325–340.

Najarro, M., Peñalver, E., Pérez de la Fuente, R., Ortega-Blanco, J., Menor-Salván, C., Barrón, E., Soriano, C., Rosales, I., López del Valle, R., Velasco, F., Tornos, F., Daviero-Gomez, V., Gomez, B., Delclòs, X., 2010. A review of the El Soplao amber outcrop, Early Cretaceous of Cantabria (Spain). Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 84 (4), 959- 976.

Najarro, M., Rosales, I., Moreno-Bedmar, J.A., de Gea, G., Barrón, E., Company, M., 2011. High-resolution chemo- and biostratigraphic records of the Early Aptian Oceanic Anoxic Event in Cantabria (N Spain): Palaeoceanographic and palaeoclimatic implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 299 137-158

Peyrot, D., Barroso-Barcenilla, F., Barrón, E., Comas-Rengifo, M.J., 2011. Palaeoenvironmental analysis of Cenomanian–Turonian dinocyst assemblages from the Castilian Platform (Northern-Central Spain). Cretaceous Research 32, 504-526.

Peñalver, E., Labandeira, C.C., Barrón, E., Delclòs, X., Nel, P., Nel, E., Tafforeauf, P., Soriano, C., 2012. Trips pollination of Mesozoic gymnosperms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (22), 8623-8628.

Blanco-Moreno, C., Barrón, E., Cebolla, C. 2013. Estudio taxonómico preliminar de la macroflora del Cretácico Superior de Guadalix de la Sierra (Madrid). Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural (Sección Geológica) 107, 91-102.

Peñalver, E., Arillo, A., Pérez de la Fuente, R., Riccio, M.L., Delclòs, X., Barrón, E., Grimaldi, D.A. 2015. Long-proboscid flies as pollinators of Cretaceous gymnosperms. Current Biology 25-14, 1917-1923.

Barrón, E., Peyrot, D., Rodríguez-López, J.P., Meléndez, N., López del Valle, R., Najarro, M., Rosales, I., Comas-Rengifo, M.J., 2015. Palynology of Aptian and upper Albian (Lower Cretaceous) amber-bearing outcrops of the southern margin of the Basque-Cantabrian Basin (northern Spain). Cretaceous Research 52, 292-312.

Books and book chapters:

Pérez-de la Fuente, R.; Peñalver, E.; Delclòs, X.; Najarro, M.; Rosales, I.; Barrón, E.; López del Valle, R.; Ortega-Blanco, J.; Arillo, A.; Sánchez-García, A. & Peris, D. 2013. El ámbar del Cretácico Inferior de El Soplao (Rábago, Cantabria). Informes Técnicos, IGME, “Avances en la investigación geológica de la cueva El Soplao y su entorno”, Madrid, nº 7: 103-114.

Delclòs, X.; Arillo, A.; Barrón, E.; Dal Corso, J.; Davieró-Gómez, V.; López del Valle, R.; Nel, A.; Ortega-Blanco, J.; Peñalver, E.; Pérez-de la Fuente, R.; Peris, D.; Sánchez-García, A.; Solórzano-Kraemer, M.M.; Roghi, G.; Saupe, E. y Selden, P. 2014. El ámbar del Cretácico Inferior de España. 65-68 pp. In: Royo-Torres, R.; Verdú, F.J. y Alcalá, L. (Coords.), XXX Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología. ¡Fundamental!, 24: 1-282. Teruel.

Peñalver, E.; Arillo, A.; Barrón, E.; Delclòs, X.; Pérez-de la Fuente, R.; Peris, D. y Sánchez-García, A. 2014. El ámbar de España como fuente de información paleoecológica (Albiense: Cretácico Inferior). 153-155 pp. In: Royo-Torres, R.; Verdú, F.J. y Alcalá, L. (Coords.), XXX Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología. ¡Fundamental!, 24: 1-282. Teruel.

Congress contributions:

Viejo, J.L.; Delclòs, X.; Barrón, E.; Arillo, A.; Gallardo, A.; Peñalver, E.; Pérez de la Fuente, R.; Peris, D.; Rodrigo, A.; Sánchez-García, A.; Sarto i Monteys, V. 2015. Una investigación de carácter paleoecológico sobre las entomofaunas cretácicas. Proyecto AMBERIA: el ámbar de Iberia. Libro de resúmenes, XXXII Jornadas de la AeE, Vilagarcía de Arousa, 13 octubre 2015: 85-86.

Barrón, E.; Arillo, A.; Gallardo, A.; Lozano, R.; Ontañón, R.; Peñalver, E.; Pérez de la Fuente, R.; Peris, D.; Rodrigo, A.; Sánchez-García, A.; Sarto i Monteys, V.; Viejo, J.L. y Delclòs, X. 2015. Proyecto AMBERIA: el ámbar de Iberia. Estudio pluridisciplinar de los ecosistemas boscosos en el Cretácico inferior. Bienal RSEHN, Libro de resúmenes, Burgos: 75-76.

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