Alba Vicente

'Beatriu de Pinós' Researcher
Paleoecology and Biocronology Research Group

Specialist in fossil charophytes from the Lower Cretaceous to the Neogene, particularly from the continental basins of the Iberian Peninsula and northern Mexico. She earned her doctorate at the Universitat de Barcelona and shortly after joined the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) as a postdoctoral researcher. Her affiliation with the Instituto de Geología of UNAM marked the beginning of a new line of research on fossil charophytes in Mexico and enabled her to initiate collaborations with Mexican researchers as well as with other countries in America, such as Peru. Her work focuses primarily on the taxonomic, paleoecological, biostratigraphic, and paleogeographic study of these aquatic macrophytes. After 3 and a half years at UNAM, she joined the Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (CICIMAR) of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) as a postdoctoral researcher associated with the project "¿Está sucediendo una sexta extinción masiva en los océanos?", where she has worked for over two years on the evaluation and modeling of marine extinctions over the last 540 million years to understand the current biotic crisis.

She has a total of 19 indexed publications, 5 peer-reviewed publications, and a popular science book published by Paidós (Planeta). She has presented over 30 conference abstracts and given numerous talks at both academic and outreach levels. She has served as a reviewer for prestigious journals such as Cretaceous Research, Historical Biology, Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Papers in Paleontology, and Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, among others. Her achievements led her to be admitted to the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores e Investigadorass of Mexico, of which she has been a member (SNII-I) since 2019.

She currently is part of the research team at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, through a postdoctoral fellowship "Beatriu de Pinós", with a project focused on studying the Miocene charophyte flora of Vallès Penedès. The aim is to understand the biostratigraphic and paleoecological changes of these floras and their response to the typical climatic changes of that period.

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