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Guillermo Francés Pedraz
Director de Departamento
Francés Pedraz



Tel: (+34) 986812633
Fax: (+34) 986812556
gfrances@uvigo.es
Profesor Titular de Universidad
Dpto. Geociencias Marinas y Ordenación del Territorio
Facultad de Ciencias del Mar
Universidad de Vigo
36310 Vigo
Formación Académica
Dr. en Ciencias Geológicas Universidad de Salamanca 1992
Especialidad
Micropaleontología marina. Paleoceanografía. Paleoclimatología.
Publicaciones recientes más destacadas
Sierro, F.J., Flores, J.A., Civis, J., González Delgado, J.A. y Francés, G. 1993. Late Miocene globorotaliid event-stratigraphy and biogeography in the NE-Atlantic and Mediterranean. Marine Micropaleontology, 21: 143-167.
Gràcia, E., Canals, M., Farrán, M., Prieto, M.J., Sorribas, J., Acosta, J., Baraza, J., Bart, P., Calafat, A.M., Casamor, J.L., De Batist, M., Ercilla, G., Francés, G., Ramos, E., Sanz, J.L., y Tassone, A. 1996. Morphostructure and evolution of the Central and Eastern Bransfield Basins (NW Antarctic Peninsula). Marine Geophysical Researches, 18: 429-448.
Flores, J.A., Sierro, F.J., Francés, G., Vázquez, A. y Zamarreño, I. 1996. The last 100,000 years in the western Mediterranean: sea surface water and frontal dynamics as revealed by coccolithophores. Marine Micropaleontology, 29: 351-366.
Sierro, F.J., Flores, J.A., Zamarreño, I., Vázquez, A., Utrilla, R., Francés, G., Hilgen, F. y Krijgsman. W. 1999. Messinian pre-evaporite sapropels and precession-induced oscillations in western Mediterranean climate. Marine Geology, 153: 137-146.
Alejo, I., Austin, W.E.N., Francés, G. y Vilas, F. 1999. Preliminary investigations of the Recent Foraminifera of Baiona Bay, N.W. Spain. Journal of Coastal Research, 15: 413-427.
Vázquez, A., Utrilla, R., Zamarreño, I., Sierro, F.J., Flores, J.A., Francés, G. y Bárcena, M.A. 2000. Precession-related sapropelites of the Messinian Sorbas basin (South Spain). Paleoenvironmental significance. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 158: 353-370.
Diz, P., Francés, G., Pelejero, C., Grimalt, J.O. y Vilas, F. 2002. The last 3000 years in the ria de Vigo (NW Iberian Margin): climatic and hydrographic signals. The Holocene, 12: 459-468.
Sierro, F.J., Flores, J.A., Francés, G. y Vázquez, A., Utrilla, R., Zamarreño, I., Erlenkeuser, H., & Bárcena, M.A. 2003. Orbitally-controlled oscillations in planktic communities and cyclic changes in western Mediterranean hydrography during the Messinian. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 190: 289-316.
Diz, P., Francés, G., Costas, S., Souto, C. & Alejo, I. 2004. Distribution of benthic foraminifera in coarse sediments, Ría de Vigo, NW Iberian margin. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 34: 258-275.
Álvarez, C., Flores, J.A., Sierro, F.J., Diz, P., Francés, G., Pelejero, C. & Grimalt, J. 2005. Millennial surface water dynamics in the Ria de Vigo during the last 3000 years as revealed by coccoliths and molecular biomarkers. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 218: 1-13.
González Álvarez, R., Bernárdez, P., Pena, L.D., Francés, G., Prego, R., Diz, P., & Vilas, F. 2005. Paleoclimatic evolution of the Galician continental shelf (NW of Spain) during the last 3,000 years: from a storm regime to present conditions. Journal of Marine Systems, 54: 245-260.
Bernárdez, P., Prego, R., Francés, G. & González-Álvarez, R. 2005. Opal content in the Ría de Vigo and Galician continental shelf: biogenic silica in the muddy fraction as an accurated paleoproductivity proxy. Continental Shelf Research, 25: 1249-1264.
Diz, P., Francés, G. & Rosón, G. 2006. Effects of contrasting upwellling-downwelling scenarios on benthic foraminiferal distribution in the Ría de Vigo (NW Spain). Journal of Marine Systems, 60: 1-18.
Bernárdez, P., Francés, G., & Prego, R. 2006. Benthic-pelagic coupling and postdepositional processes as revealed by the distribution of opal in sediments: The case of the Ría de Vigo (NW Iberian Peninsula). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 68: 271-281.
Lebreiro, S.M., Francés, G., Abrantes, F.F.G., Diz, P., Bartels-Jonsdottir, H.B., Stroynowski, Z., Gil, I.M., Pena, L.D., Rodrigues, T., Jones, P., Nombela, M.A., Alejo, I., Briffa, K.R., Harris, I & Grimalt, J.O. 2006. Climate change and coastal hydrographic response along the Atlantic Iberian margin (Tagus Prodelta and Muros Ría) during the last two millennia. The Holocene, 16: 1003-1015.
Pena, L.D., Francés, G., Diz, P., Nombela, M.A. & Alejo, I. 2007. Climate fluctuations during the Holocene in NW Iberia: High and low latitude linkages. Climate of the Past Discussions, 3: 1283–1309.
Diz, P. & Francés, G. 2008. Distribution of live benthic foraminifera in the Ría de Vigo (NW Spain). Marine Micropaleontology, 66: 165-191.
Bernárdez, P., González-Álvarez, R., Francés, G., Prego, R., Bárcena, M.A., Romero, O.E. 2008. Late Holocene history of the rainfall in the NW Iberian Peninsula—Evidence from a marine record. Journal of Marine Systems, 72: 366-382.
Bernárdez, P., Prego, R., Varela, M. & Francés, G. 2008. Diatom Thanatocoenosis in a middle Galician Ría. Spatial patterns and their relationship to the seasonal diatom Cycle in the water column and hydrographic conditions. Continental Shelf Research, 28: 2496-2508.
Bernárdez, P., González-Álvarez, R., Francés, G., Prego, R., Bárcena, M.A. & Romero, O.E. 2008. Paleoproductivity changes and upwelling variability in the Galicia Mud Patch during the last 5000 years: geochemical and microfloral evidences. The Holocene, 18: 1207-1218.
Diz, P. & Francés, G. 2009. Post-mortem processes affecting benthic foraminiferal assemblages in the Ría de Vigo, SPAIN: Implications for paleoenvironmental studies. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 39: