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Dr Claudia Sosa Montes de Oca

Dr Claudia Sosa Montes de Oca

Dr Claudia Sosa Montes de Oca
BSc, MA, PhD

Honorary Research Fellow

Area of research

Ecological and environmental change across the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary: A molecular fossil approach

c/o Department of Earth Sciences,
Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road BS8 1RJ
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Research summary

The mass extinction marking the Cretaceous/Palaeogene boundary (KPgB) ≈66.04 million years ago. It was one of the most devastating events in the history of life, as well as the most recent and best studied of the ‘big five’ mass extinctions that occurred during the Phanerozoic. After decades of research, one of the most critical lines of inquiry is understanding the short- to long-term effects of this impact on the global environmental system, including the re-establishment of pre-impact environmental conditions and marine biological productivity. After characterizing, during my PhD period, how the recovery of palaeoenvironmental conditions were (productivity and ...

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Biography

I was born in Montevideo (Uruguay). I obtained my bachelor´s degree in Geology in 1999 at University of Granada (Spain). My last year at university was made in Naples University (Italy). From 2003 to 2010 I worked in several private geotechnical consulting companies (G2G, Conanma and Vorsevi), preparing geotechnical reports for both building and civil engineering. In the 2010-2011 academic year, I enrolled in the official Master of Geology at the University of Granada and I have obtained PhD in the Stratigraphy and Palaeontology Department, at the University of Granada (UGR), on 2 July 2018 under the supervision of Dr ...

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