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Professor Pere Masqué

Professorial Chair Environmental Radiochemistry

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5972, Mobile: 0475238922, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.353
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5972
Mobile: 0475238922
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.353  


Pere is a Professor in the School of Science and a member of the Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research.


Pere Masqué joined Edith Cowan University from the Department of Physics and the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). His research focuses on the use of both natural and artificial radioactive isotopes as tracers of environmental processes, mostly in the oceans. Current working areas include the Gulf of California and the eastern tropical North Pacific, Fukushima, the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic, the Antarctic and the Arctic Oceans and, since recently, coastal ecosystems in Australia.

  • 2015 - Present: Professor. School of Science. Edith Cowan University (Australia)
  • 2015 - Present: Adjunct Professor. Oceans Institute & School of Physics. The University of Western Australia (Australia)
  • 2014 - 2015: Adjunct Professor. School of Natural Sciences. Edith Cowan University (Australia)
  • 2011 - Present: Professor. Physics Department. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • 2008 - 2014: Vice director. Physics Department. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • 2005 - 2011: Associate Professor. Physics Department. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • 2003 - Present: Research Scientist. Environmental Science and Technology Institute, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • 2002 - 2003: Assistant Professor. Physics Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • 2000 - 2002: Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow. Marine Sciences Research Center, SUNY Stony Brook.
  • 1998 - 2000: Assistant Professor. Physics Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • 1997 - 1998: Research Scientist. Physics Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Marine and Environmental Biogeosciences Research Group (MERS) at UAB
  • Member of the External Advisory Team of the Catalan Agency for Food Safety
  • Representative at the Scientific Committee for Oceanographic Research (SCOR).
  • Member of the GEOTRACES International Scientific Steering Committee
  • Member of the Permanent Commission of the Environmental Science and Technology Institute of UAB

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • ICREA Academia award, Generalitat de Catalunya, 2008-2102
  • Research Intensification Award (I3 Program) UAB – Generalitat de Catalunya, 2006

National and International Research Positions

  • Gledden Visiting Fellowship with the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia (Australia) - 2014
  • Visiting Scholar at the Oceans Institute of The University of Western Australia (Australia) - 2013
  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Grant - 2000-2002.

Research Areas and Interests

Pere’s main research focusses on the use of radioactive isotopes of tracers of a number of processes in the environment, such as:

  • The impact of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) on nutrient and trace metal biogeochemistry of coastal and open ocean regimes.
  • The Ocean’s role in global climate change as a source or sink of atmospheric CO2
  • The capacity of coastal ecosystems (i.e. seagrass meadows) for storing carbon at different time scales and their significance to mitigate anthropogenic CO2 emissions (Blue Carbon)
  • Arctic Ocean: the impact of the declining of sea-ice in the biogeochemical cycles and water masses circulation.
  • Reconstruction of the historical patterns of climate, pollution and other natural and anthropogenically-driven processes
  • Past ocean circulation and productivity rates and their role in controlling paleoclimate, particularly during the Last Glacial Maximum and the Holocene.
  • Radiological impacts of radioactive materials in the environment


  • Doctor of Physics, Spain, 2000.


Recent Research Grants

  • Coastal Carbon Opportunities: demonstrating additionality and potential for future offsets in South Australia,  Goyder Institute,  Coastal Carbon Opportunities,  2017 - 2019,  $115,593.
  • Project title: Determination of sedimentation rates in a core from Lake Sanabria (Spain) by Pb-210,  Centre for Hydrographic Studies of CEDEX,  Grant,  2018 - 2019,  $3,750.
  • Project title: Dating of mangrove and seagrass sediment cores from Baia de Todos os Santos (Brazil) by Pb-210,  Universidade Federal da Bahia,  Grant,  2018 - 2019,  $17,500.
  • Analysis of Th-234, Cs-137 and other radionuclides for the determination of sedimentation rates in cores collected from submarine canyons in the NW Mediterranean and the investigation of the impacts of trawling in carbon cycling,  Institut de Ciencies del Mar,  Grant,  2018 - 2019,  $26,000.
  • Dating of mangrove sediment cores from Madagascar by Pb-210,  Blue Ventures Conservation,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.
  • Dating of sediment cores from Bahia de Todos os Santos (Brazil) by Pb-210. CRPK41016-QC, Chronology of contaminations (FAPESB PET 34/2012).,  Universidade Federal da Bahia,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $8,500.
  • Determination of sedimentation rates in cores from Ria Formosa (Portugal) by Pb-210 to estimate carbon sequestration,  Universidade do Algarve,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $4,500.
  • A multi-institutional environmental radioactivity research centre,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2017 - 2018,  $885,000.
  • Dating of mangrove cores from the Ecoregion eastern Brazil (NE) by Pb-210,  Universidade Federal da Bahia,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $13,300.
  • Dating of sediment cores from the Ebro Delta by Pb-210 ,  Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $13,200.
  • Impacts of bottom trawling in deep-sea sediments: enhancing the collaboration with Dr. Pere Puig (Barcelona, Spain),  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $9,175.
  • Determination of sedimentation rates in mangroves from Saudi Arabia by Pb-210 to estimate carbon sequestration,  King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,  Grant,  2018,  $4,050.
  • Seagrass meadows as metal filters in a high-polluted coastal marine environment,  Ecological Society of Australia,  Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment,  2017 - 2018,  $2,400.
  • Dating of sediment cores from Costa Rica by Pb-210,  Universidad de Costa Rica,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $2,500.
  • Dating of sediment cores from Exmouth by Pb-210,  University of Queensland,  CSIRO Grant,  2016 - 2018,  $10,000.
  • Seagrass archives to reveal environmental history-reconstruction of metals contamination history at Port Pirie (SA).,  Ecological Society of Australia,  Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment,  2016 - 2017,  $7,500.
  • Dating of sediment cores from Broome by Pb-210,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  WAMSI Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $10,000.
  • Technical Review - Blue Carbon Emissions Reduction Opportunities,  Department of Environment Regulation WA,  Grant,  2016,  $30,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Shelley, RU., Roca-Marti, M., Castrillejo, M., Sanial, V., Masque, P., Landing, WM., Van Beek, P., Planquette, H., Sarthou, G., (2017), Quantification of trace element atmospheric deposition fluxes to the Atlantic Ocean ( > 40?N; GEOVIDE, GEOTRACES GA01) during spring 2014. Deep-Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers, 119(2017), 34-49, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2016.11.010.
  • Andrade, R., Hatje, V., Masque, P., Zubrick, C., Boyle, E., Santos, W., (2017), Chronology of anthropogenic impacts reconstructed from sediment records of trace metals and Pb isotopes in Todos os Santos Bay (NE Brazil). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 125(NA), 459-471.
  • Palanques, A., Lopez, L., Guillen, J., Puig, P., Masque, P., (2017), Decline of trace metal pollution in the bottom sediments of the Barcelona City continental shelf (NW Mediterranean). Science of the Total Environment, 579(1 Feb 2017), 755-767, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.031.
  • Mazarrasa, I., Marba, N., Garcia-Orellana, J., Masque, P., Arias-Ortiz, A., Duarte, CM., (2017), Dynamics of carbon sources supporting burial in seagrass sediments under increasing anthropogenic pressure. Limnology and Oceanography, 62(4), 1451-1465, USA, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1002/lno.10509.
  • Mazarrasa, I., Marba, N., Garcia-Orellana, J., Masque, P., Arias-Ortiz, A., Duarte, CM., (2017), Effect of environmental factors (wave exposure and depth) and anthropogenic pressure in the C sink capacity of Posidonia oceanica meadows. Limnology and Oceanography, 62(2017), 1436-1450, USA, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1002/lno.10510.
  • Lovelock, CE., Atwood, T., Baldock, J., Duarte, CM., Hickey, S., Lavery, P., Masque, P., Macreadie, PI., Ricart, AM., Serrano Gras, O., Steven, A., (2017), Assessing the risk of carbon dioxide emissions from blue carbon ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(5), 257-265, USA, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1002/fee.1491.
  • Buesseler, K., Dai, M., Aoyama, M., Ben, C., Charmasson, S., Higley, K., Maderich, V., Masque, P., Morris, PJ., Oughton, D., Smith, JN., (2017), Fukushima Daiichi?Derived Radionuclides in the Ocean: Transport, Fate, and Impacts. Annual Review of Marine Science, 9(na), 173-203, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010816-060733.
  • Paradis, S., Puig, P., Masque, P., Juan-Diaz, X., Martin, J., Palanques, A., (2017), Bottom-trawling along submarine canyons impacts deep sedimentary regimes. Scientific Reports, 7(24 February 2017), Article number 43332, DOI: 10.1038/srep43332.
  • Rull, V., Lara, A., Rubio-Ingles, MJ., Giralt, S., Goncalves, V., Raposeiro, P., Hernandez, A., Sanchez-Lopez, G., Vazquez-Loureiro, D., Bao, R., Masque, P., Saez, A., (2017), Vegetation and landscape dynamics under natural and anthropogenic forcing on the Azores Islands: A 700-year pollen record from the Sao Miguel Island. Quaternary Science Reviews: the international multidisciplinary research and review journal, 159(1 March 2017), 155-168, DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.01.021.
  • Trezzi, G., Garcia-Orellana, J., Rodellas, V., Masque, P., Garcia-Solsona, E., Andersson, PS., (2017), Assessing the role of submarine groundwater discharge as a source of Sr to the Mediterranean Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 200(1 March 2017), 42-54, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.12.005.
  • Puigcorbe Lacueva, V., Roca-Marti, M., Masque, P., Benitez-Nelson, C., Rutgers Van Der Loeff, M., Bracher, A., Moreau, S., (2017), Latitudinal distributions of particulate carbon export across the North Western Atlantic Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers, 129(2017), 116-130, United Kingdom, Pergamon press, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.08.016.
  • Hernandez, A., Saez, A., Boa, R., Raposeiro, PM., Doolittle, S., Masque, P., Rull, V., Goncalves, V., Vazquez-Loureiro, D., Rubio-Ingles, MJ., Sanchez-Lopez, G., Giralt, S., (2017), The influences of the AMO and NAO on the sedimentary infill in an Azores Archipelago lake since ca. 1350 CE. Global and Planetary Change, 154(2017), 61-74, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.05.007.
  • Almahasheer, H., Serrano Gras, O., Duarte, C., Arias-Ortiz, A., Masque, P., Irigoien, X., (2017), Low Carbon sink capacity of Red Sea mangroves. Scientific Reports, 7(1), Article Number: 9700, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-10424-9.
  • Rodellas, V., Garcia-Orellana, J., Trezzi, G., Masque, P., Stieglitz, TC., Bokuniewicz, H., Cochran, JK., Berdalet, E., (2017), Using the radium quartet to quantify submarine groundwater discharge and porewater exchange. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 196(1 January 2017), 58-73, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.09.016.
  • Roca-Marti, M., Puigcorbe Lacueva, V., Iversen, M., Rutgers Van Der Loeff, M., Klaas, C., Cheah, W., Bracher, A., Masque, P., (2017), High particulate organic carbon export during the decline of a vast diatom bloom in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 138(April 2017), 102-115, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.12.007.
  • Casacuberta, N., Christl, M., Buesseler, K., Lau, Y., Vockenhuber, C., Castrillejo, M., Synal, H., Masque, P., (2017), Potential Releases of 129I, 236U, and Pu Isotopes from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plants to the Ocean from 2013 to 2015. Environmental Science and Technology, 51(17), 9826-9835, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b03057.
  • Castrillejo, M., Casacuberta, N., Christl, M., Garcia-Orellana, J., Vockenhuber, C., Synal, H., Masque, P., (2017), Anthropogenic 236U and 129I in the Mediterranean Sea: First comprehensive distribution and constrain of their sources. Science of the Total Environment, 593-594(1 September 2017), 745-759, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.201.
  • Puigcorbe Lacueva, V., Roca-Marti, M., Masque, P., Benitez-Nelson, CR., Rutgers V. D. Loeff, M., Laglera, LM., Bracher, A., Cheah, W., Strass, VH., Hoppema, M., Santos-Echeandia, J., Hunt, BP., Pakhomov, EA., Klass, C., (2017), Particulate organic carbon export across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current at 10?E: Differences between north and south of the Antarctic Polar Front. Deep-Sea Research Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 138(April 2017), 86-101, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.05.016.
  • Roca-Marti, M., Puigcorbe Lacueva, V., Rutgers Vad Der Loeff, MM., Katlein, C., Fernandez-Mendez, M., Peeken, I., Masque, P., (2016), Carbon export fluxes and export efficiency in the central Arctic during the record sea-ice minimum in 2012: a joint 234Th/238U and 210Po/210Pb study. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121(7), 5030-5049, DOI: 10.1002/2016JC011816.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Ricart, A., Lavery, P., Mateo, M., Arias-Ortiz, A., Masque, P., Jamaludin, M., Stevem, A., Duarte, CM., (2016), Key biogeochemical factors affecting soil carbon storage in Posidonia meadows. Biogeosciences, 13(15), 4581-4594, DOI: 10.5194/bg-13-4581-2016.
  • Mulas, D., Garcia-Orellana, J., Casacuberta, N., Herrio, A., Moreno, V., Masque, P., (2016), Dose assessment to workers in a dicalcium phosphate production plant. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 165(1 Dec 2016), 182-190, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.09.018.
  • Trezzi, G., Garcia-Orellana, J., Rodellas, V., Santos-Echeandia, J., Tovar-Sanchez, A., Garcia-Solsona, E., Masque, P., (2016), Submarine groundwater discharge: A signi?cant source of dissolved trace metals to the North Western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Chemistry, 186(20 Nov, 2016), 90-100, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2016.08.004.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Davis, G., Lavery, P., Duarte, CM., Martinez-Cortizas, A., Mateo, M., Masque, P., Arias-Ortiz, A., Jamaludin, M., Kendrick, GA., (2016), Reconstruction of centennial-scale fluxes of chemical elements in the Australian coastal environment using seagrass archives. Science of the Total Environment, 541(2016), 883-894, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.017.
  • Trezzi, G., Garcia-Orellana, J., Santos-Echeandia, J., Rodellas, V., Garcia-Solsona, E., Garcia-Fernandez, G., Masque, P., (2016), The influence of a metal-enriched mining waste deposit on submarine groundwater discharge to the coastal sea. Marine Chemistry, 178(20 Jan 2016), 18-29, DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2015.12.004.
  • Wei, R., Abouchami, W., Zahn, R., Masque, P., (2016), Deep circulation changes in the South Atlantic since the Last Glacial Maximum from Nd isotope and multi-proxy records. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 434(15 Jan 2016), 18-29, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.11.001.
  • Garcia-Orellana, J., Lopez-Castillo, E., Casacuberta, N., Rodellas, V., Masque, P., Carmona-Catot, G., Vilarrasa, M., Garcia-Berthou, E., (2016), Influence of submarine groundwater discharge on 210Po and 210Pb bioaccumulation in fish tissues. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 155-156(May 2016), 173-180, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.02.005.
  • Casacuberta, N., Masque, P., Henderson, G., Rutgers Van-Der-Loeff, M., Bauch, D., Vockenhuber, C., Daraoui, A., Walther, C., Synal, H., Christl, M., (2016), First 236U data from the Arctic Ocean and use of 236U/238U and 129I/236U as a new dual tracer. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 440(2016), 127-134, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.02.020.
  • Sanchez-Lopez, G., Hernandez, A., Pla-Rabes, S., Trigo, R., Toro, M., Granados, I., Saez, A., Masque, P., Pueyo, J., Rubio-Ingles, M., Giralt, S., (2016), Climate reconstruction for the last two millennia in central Iberia: Therole of East Atlantic (EA), North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and their interplay over the Iberian Peninsula. Quaternary Science Reviews: the international multidisciplinary research and review journal, 149(1 Oct. 2016), 135-150, DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.07.021.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Ruhon, R., Lavery, P., Kendrick, G., Hickey, S., Masque, P., Arias-Ortiz, A., Steven, A., Duarte, C., (2016), Impact of mooring activities on carbon stocks in seagrass meadows. Scientific Reports, 6(2016), Article no. 23193, DOI: 10.1038/srep23193.
  • Ribo, M., Puig, P., Munoz, A., Lo Iacono, C., Masque, P., Palanques, A., Acosta, J., Guillen, J., Ballesteros, M., (2016), Morphobathymetric analysis of the large fine-grained sediment waves over the Gulf of Valencia continental slope (NW Mediterranean). Geomorphology, 253(2016), 22-37, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.09.027.
  • Castrillejo, M., Casacuberta, N., Breier, C., Pike, S., Masque, P., Buesseler, K., (2016), Reassessment of 90Sr, 137Cs, and 134Cs in the Coast off Japan Derived from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Accident. Environmental Science and Technology, 50(1), 173-180, Washington, USA, American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03903.
  • Villa-Alfageme, M., Mas, J., Hurtado-Bermudez, S., Masque, P., (2016), Rapid determination of 210Pb and 210Po in water and application to marine samples. Talanta, 160(1 Nov. 2016), 28-35, DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2016.06.051.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Lavery, P., Masque, P., Inostroza, K., Bongiovanni, J., Duarte, CM., (2016), Seagrass sediments reveal the long-term deterioration of an estuarine ecosystem. Global Change Biology, 22(4), 1523-1531, United Kingdom, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13195.
  • Cisneros, M., Cacho, I., Frigola, J., Canals, M., Masque, P., Martrat, B., Casado, M., Grimalt, J., Pena, LD., Margaritelli, G., Lizer, F., (2016), Sea surface temperature variability in the central-western Mediterranean Sea during the last 2700 years: a multi-proxy and multi-record approach. Climate of the Past, 12(4), 849-869, DOI: 10.5194/cp-12-849-2016.
  • Jonkers, L., Zahn, R., Thomas, A., Henderson, G., Abouchami, W., Francois, R., Masque, P., Hall, I., Bickert, T., (2015), Deep circulation changes in the central South Atlantic during the past 145 kyrs reflected in a combined 231Pa/230Th, Neodymium isotope and benthic ?13C record. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 419(2015), 14-21, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.004.
  • Mawji, E., Schlitzer, R., Dodas, E., Abadie, C., Abouchami, W., Anderson, R., Baars, O., Bakker, K., Baskaran, M., Bates, N., Bluhm, K., Bowie, A., Bown, J., Boye, M., Boyle, E., Branellec, P., Bruland, K., Brzezinski, M., Bucciarelli, E., Buesseler, K., Butler, E., Cai, P., Cardinal, D., Casciotti, K., Chaves, J., Cheng, H., Chever, F., Church, T., Colman, T., Conway, T., Croot, P., Cutter, G., De Baar, H., De Souza, G., Dehairs, F., Deng, F., Dieu, H., Dulaquais, G., Echegoyen-Sanz, Y., Lawrence Edwards, R., Fahrbach, E., Fitzsimmons, J., Fleisher, M., Frank, M., Friedrich, J., Fripiat, F., Galer, S., Gamo, T., Solsona, E., Gerringa, L., Godoy, J., Gonzalez, S., Grossteffan, E., Hattaa, M., Hayes, C., Heller, M., Henderson, G., Huang, K., Jeandel, C., Jenkins, W., John, S., Kenna, T., Klunder, M., Kretschmer, S., Kumamoto, Y., Laan, P., Labatut, M., Lacan, F., Lam, P., Lannuzel, D., Le Moigne, F., Lechtenfeld, O., Lohan, M., Lua, Y., Masque, P., McClain, C., Measures, C., Middag, R., Moffett, J., Navidad, A., Nishioka, J., Noble, A., Obata, H., Ohnemus, D., Owens, S., Planchon, F., Pradoux, C., Puigcorbe Lacueva, V., Quaya, P., Radic, A., Rehkamper, M., Remenyi, T., Rijkenberg, M., Rintoul, S., Robinson, L., Roeske, T., Rosenberg, M., Van Der Loeff, M., Ryabenko, E., Saito, M., Roshan, S., Salt, L., Sarthou, G., Schauer, U., Scott, P., Sedwick, P., Sha, L., Shiller, A., Sigman, D., Smethie, W., Smith, G., Sohrin, Y., Speich, S., Stichel, T., Stutsman, J., Swift, J., Tagliabue, A., Thomas, A., Tsunogai, U., Twining, B., Van Aken, H., Van Heuven, S., Van Ooijen, J., Van Weerlee, E., Venchiarutti, C., Voelker, A., Wake, B., Warner, M., Woodward, E., Wu, J., Wyatt, N., Yoshikawa, H., Zheng, X., Xue, Z., Zieringer, M., Zimmer, L., (2015), The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014. Marine Chemistry, 177(1), 8p, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2015.04.005.
  • Puigcorbe Lacueva, V., Benitez-Nelson, C., Masque, P., Verdeny, E., White, A., Popp, B., Prahl, F., Lam, P., (2015), Small phytoplankton drive high summertime carbon and nutrient export in the Gulf of California and Eastern Tropical North Pacific. Global Biogeochemical Cycles: an international journal of global change, 29(8), 1309-1332, American Geophysical Union, DOI: 10.1002/2015GB005134.
  • Puig, P., Martin, J., Masque, P., Palanques, A., (2015), Increasing sediment accumulation rates in La Fonera (Palamos) submarine canyon axis and their relationship with bottom trawling activities. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(19), 8106-8113, Hoboken, USA, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/2015GL065052.
  • Rodellas, V., Garcia-Orellana, J., Masque, P., Feldman, M., Weinstein, Y., (2015), Submarine groundwater discharge as a major source of nutrients to the Mediterranean Sea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 112(13), 3926-3930, Washington DC, USA, National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1419049112.
  • Marba, N., Arias-Ortiz, A., Masque, P., Kendrick, G., Mazarrasa, I., Bastyan, G., Garcia-Orellana, J., Duarte, C., (2015), Impact of seagrass loss and subsequent revegetation on carbon sequestration and stocks. Journal of Ecology, 103(2), 296-302, Oxford, UK, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12370.
  • Rodellas, V., Garcia-Orellana, J., Masque, P., Font-Munoz, JS., (2015), The influence of sediment sources on radium-derived estimates of Submarine Groundwater Discharge. Marine Chemistry, 171(2015), 107-117, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2015.02.010.
  • Nieto-Moreno, V., Martinez-Ruiz, F., Gallego-Torres, D., Giralt, S., Garcia-Orellana, J., Masque, P., Sinninghe Damste, J., Ortega-Huertas, M., (2015), Palaeoclimate and palaeoceanographic conditions in the westernmost Mediterranean over the last millennium: an integrated organic and inorganic approach. Journal of the Geological Society, 172(2), 264-271, Bath, United Kingdom, Geological Society Publishing House, DOI: 10.1144/jgs2013-105.
  • Rodellas, V., Garcia-Orellana, J., Tovar-Sanchez, A., Basterretxea, G., Lopez-Garcia, J., Sanchez-Quiles, D., Garcia-Solsona, E., Masque, P., (2014), Submarine groundwater discharge as a source of nutrients and trace metals in a Mediterranean bay (Palma Beach, Balearic Islands). Marine Chemistry, 160(20 March 2014), 56-66, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2014.01.007.
  • Zarroca, M., Linares, R., Rodellas, V., Garcia-Orellana, J., Roque, C., Bach, J., Masque, P., (2014), Delineating coastal groundwater discharge processes in a wetland area by means of electrical resistivity imaging, 224Ra and 222Rn. Hydrological Processes, 28(4), 2382-2395, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9793.
  • Tovar-Sanchez, A., Basterretxea, G., Rodellas, V., Sanchez-Quiles, D., Garcia-Orellana, J., Masque, P., Jordi, A., Lopez, JM., Garcia-Solsona, E., (2014), Contribution of groundwater discharge to the coastal dissolved nutrients and trace metal concentrations in Majorca Island: Karstic vs detrital systems. Environmental Science and Technology, 48(20), 11819-11827, American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/es502958t.
  • Artigas, M., Llebot, C., Ross, O., Neszi, N., Rodellas, V., Garcia-Orellana, J., Masque, P., Piera, J., Estrada, M., Berdalet, E., (2014), Understanding the spatio-temporal variability of phytoplankton biomass distribution in a microtidal Mediterranean estuary. Deep-Sea Research Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 101(March 2014), 180-192, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.01.006.
  • Gomez-Guzman, J., Camara-Mor, P., Suzuki, T., Lopez-Gutierrez, J., Mas, J., Masque, P., Moran, S., Smith, J., (2014), New insights on the role of sea ice in intercepting atmospheric pollutants using 129I. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 89(1/2), 180-190, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.10.004.
  • Maderich, V., Jung, K., Bezhenar, R., De with, G., Qiao, F., Casacuberta, N., Masque, P., Kim, Y., (2014), Dispersion and fate of 90Sr in the Northwestern Pacific and adjacent seas: Global fallout and the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident. Science of the Total Environment, 494-495(October 01, 2014), 261-271, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.06.136.
  • Martin, J., Puig, P., Masque, P., Palanques, A., Sanchez-Gomez, A., (2014), Impact of bottom trawling on deep-sea sediment properties along the flanks of a submarine canyon. PLoS One, 9(8), e104536, USA, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104536.
  • Pusceddu, A., Bianchelli, S., Martin, J., Puig, P., Palanques, A., Masque, P., Danovaro, R., (2014), Chronic and intensive bottom trawling impairs deep-sea biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 111(24), 8861-8866, USA, National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1405454111.
  • Dulaquais, G., Boye, M., Middag, R., Owens, S., Puigcorbe Lacueva, V., Buesseler, K., Masque, P., De Baar, H., Carton, X., (2014), Contrasting biogeochemical cycles of cobalt in the surface western Atlantic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles: an international journal of global change, 28(12), 1387-1412, New Jersey, USA, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/2014GB004903.
  • Casacuberta, N., Christl, M., Lachner, J., Rutgers Van Der Loeff, M., Masque, P., Synal, H., (2014), A first transect of 236U in the North Atlantic Ocean. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 133(15 May 2014), 34-46, Oxford, UK, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.02.012.
  • White, A., Foster, RA., Benitez-Nelson, C., Masque, P., Verdeny, E., Popp, BN., Arthur, KE., Prahl, FG., (2013), Nitrogen fixation in the Gulf of California and the Eastern Tropical North Pacific. Progress in Oceanography, 109(2013), 1-17, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2012.09.002.
  • Cearreta, A., Garcia-Artola, A., Leorri, E., Irabien, M., Masque, P., (2013), Recent environmental evolution of regenerated salt marshes in the southern Bay of Biscay: Anthropogenic evidences in their sedimentary record. Journal of Marine Systems, 109-110(SUPPL.), S203-S212, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.07.013.
  • Garcia-Orellana, J., Rodellas, V., Casacuberta, N., Lopez-Castillo, E., Vilarrasa, M., Moreno, V., Garcia-Solsona, E., Masque, P., (2013), Submarine groundwater discharge: Natural radioactivity accumulation in a wetland ecosystem. Marine Chemistry, 156(2013), 61-72, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2013.02.004.
  • Geibert, W., Rodellas, V., Annett, A., Van Beek, P., Garcia-Orellana, J., Hsieh, Y., Masque, P., (2013), 226Ra determination via the rate of 222Rn ingrowth with the Radium Delayed Coincidence Counter (RaDeCC). Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 11(NOV), 594-603, USA, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc, DOI: 10.4319/lom.2013.11.594.
  • Rigaud, S., Puigcorbe Lacueva, V., Camara-Mor, P., Casacuberta, N., Roca-Marti, M., Garcia-Orellana, J., Benitez-Nelson, C., Masque, P., Church, T., (2013), A methods assessment and recommendations for improving calculations and reducing uncertainties in the determination of 210Po and 210Pb activities in seawater. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 11(OCT), 561-571, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc, DOI: 10.4319/lom.2013.11.561.
  • Peria?n?ez, R., Suh, K., Byung-Il, M., Casacuberta, N., Masque, P., (2013), Numerical Modeling of the Releases of 90Sr from Fukushima to the Ocean: An Evaluation of the Source Term. Environmental Science and Technology (Washington), 47(21), 12305-12313, Washington, USA, American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/es4031408.
  • Casacuberta, N., Masque, P., Garcia-Orellana, J., Garcia-Tenorio, R., Buesseler, K., (2013), 90Sr and 89Sr in seawater off Japan as a consequence of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident. Biogeosciences, 10(6), 3649-3659, Goettingen, Germany, Copernicus GmbH, DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-3649-2013.
  • Nieto-Moreno, V., Martinez-Ruiz, F., Giralt, S., Gallego-Torres, D., Garcia-Orellana, J., Masque, P., Ortega-Huertas, M., (2013), Climate imprints during the Medieval Climate Anomaly and the Little Ice Age in marine records from the Alboran Sea basin. The Holocene: a major interdisciplinary journal focusing on recent environmental change, 23(9), 1227-1237, London, UK, SAGE, DOI: 10.1177/0959683613484613.
  • Nieto-Moreno, V., Martinez-Ruiz, F., Willmott, V., Garcia-Orellana, J., Masque, P., Sinninghe Damste, JS., (2013), Climate conditions in the westernmost Mediterranean over the last two millennia: An integrated biomarker approach. Organic Geochemistry, 55(2013), 1-10, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.11.001.
  • Olid, C., Garcia-Orellana, J., Masque, P., Martinez Cortizas, A., Albert Sanchez-Cabeza, J., 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(5 January 2013), 597-607, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.10.107.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Evaluating The Reliability Of 210pb-dated Peat Bog Cores To Reconstruct Atmospheric Metal Deposition In Nw Spain
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Study Of The Natural And Artificial Radioactivity In Continental Aquatic Ecosystems (pyrenees Lakes And Camarasa And Flix).
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Submarine Groundwater Discharge In Coastal Mediterranean Areas By Using Radium Isotopes: Venice Lagoon, Minorca And Castello
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation During The Last Glacial And The Holocene: Inferences From Radiogenic Isotope Ratios In Deep-sea Sediments From The South African Continental Margin And The Southern Ocean
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Radionuclides In The Arctic Ocean: Tracing Sea Ice Origin, Drifting And Interception Of Atmospheric Fluxes
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, 234th And 210po As Tracers For Particle Export In The Surface Ocean
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, . Distribution And Transfer Of 137cs, 239,240pu And 210pb In The Mediterranean Sea: The Alguer-balear Basin.
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Evaluating Submarine Groundwater Discharge To The Mediterranean Sea By Using Radium Isotopes
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Use Of 234th:238u Disequilibrium To Estimate Particulate Organic Carbon Export In The Upper Ocean
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Assessing The Significance Of Submarine Groundwater Discharge As A Source Of Trace Metals To The Mediterranean Sea
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Naturally Occurring Radionuclides In The Dicalcium Phosphate Industry And Their Transfer To Poultry
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