Isabel Montoya Montes

Additional information: 

Isabel Montoya Montes, geologist (Univ. Complutense de Madrid), completed her MSc in marine geomorphology, at Univ. Complutense de Madrid in collaboration with the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, and her PhD in coastal geology and littoral risk assessment, at Univ. Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid, Spain), where she became Lecturer. In 2014, she moved to São Paulo (Brazil), and obtained a permanent position as Assistant Professor at Oceanographic Institute (University of São Paulo). From the second half of 2016 she is part of the teaching team in the Marine Sciences Faculty at Univ. de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Isabel has led research projects related to marine geomorphology and sedimentary processes on the continental shelf using geophysical techniques and collecting sediment cores. Moreover, she has participated in several projects analysing the geomorphological evolution of coastal sedimentary systems (dunes and beaches), through GPS-D topographic surveys and GIS geospatial analysis.

Research interests: 
  • Coastal processes and coastal geomorphology
  • Marine geomorphology and marine sedimentation
  • Geographic Information Systems in coastal and marine environments

Recent publications

Vieira, I., Lobo, F.J., Montoya Montes, I., Siegle, E., Passos, J.L., Michaelovitch, M., 2017. A non-deltaic clinoform wedge fed by multiple sources off São Sebastião Island, southeastern Brazilian Shelf. Geo-Marine Letters (2017), 1-19.

Mahiques, M.M., Hanebuth, T.J.J., Martins, C.C., Montoya-Montes, I., Alcántara-Carrió, J., Figueira, R.C.L, Bícego, M.C., 2016. Mud depocentres on the continental shelf: a neglected sink for anthropogenic contaminants from the coastal zone. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75: 44 (1-12).

Weschenfelder, J.,Klein, A. H. F., Green, A. N., Aliotta, S., Mahiques, M. M., Neto, A.A., Terra, L. C., Montoya-Montes, I., Ginsberg, S. S., Griep, G. H., 2016. The control of palaeo-topography in the preservation of shallow gas accumulation: examples from Brazil, Argentina and South Africa. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science,172: 93-107.

Yamashita, C., Nagai, R.H., Martins, M.V.A., Vicente, T.M., Sousa, S.H.M., Frontalini, F., Palóczy, A., Mahiques, M.M., Godoi, S.S., Montoya-Montes, I., Figueira, R.C.L., 2016. On the interplay between hydrodynamics, bottom morphology, sedimentary processes and benthic foraminifera assemblages in the São Paulo Bight (Brazil, SW Atlantic). Journal of Sedimentary Environments, 1: 334-355.

Martín Crespo, T., Gomez Ortiz, D., Martín Velázquez, S., Escribí, J. M., de Ignacio San José, C., Sánchez García, M. J., Montoya Montes, I., Martín, F., 2015. Abandoned mine tailings in cultural itineraries: Don Quixote Route (Spain). Engineering Geology.

Albarracín, S., Alcántara-Carrió, J., Montoya-Montes, I., Fontán-Bouzas, A., Somoza, L., Amos, C.L., Rey Salgado, J., 2014. Relict sand waves in the continental shelf of the Gulf of Valencia (Western Mediterranean). Journal of Sea Research, 93, 33-46.

Alcantara-Carrio, J., Fontán Bouzas, A., Albarracín, S., Correa, I., Montoya-Montes, I., Mahiques, M., 2014. Geomorphological coastal classifications after natural processes and human disturbance. Oceanography: Open Access Journal, 2: 1000e108.

Alcántara-Carrió, J., Albarracín, S., Montoya-Montes, I., Flor-Blanco, G., Fontán, A., Rey, J., 2013. An indurated Pleistocene coastal barrier on the inner shelf of the Gulf of Valencia (western Mediterranean): evidence for a prolonged relative sea-level stillstand. Geo-Marine Letters, 33, 209-216.

Fontán, A., Alcántara-Carrió, J., Barranco, A., Rey, J., Montoya-Montes, I., Albarracín, S., Díaz de Rada, J.R., Rey-Salgado, J., 2013. Distribution and thickness of sedimentary facies in the coastal dune, beach and nearshore sedimentary system at Maspalomas, Canary Islands. Geo-Marine Letters, 33, 117-127.

Montoya-Montes, I., Rodríguez-Santalla, I., Sánchez-García, M.J., Alcántara-Carrió, J., Martín-Velazquez, S., Gómez-Ortiz, D., Martín-Crespo, T., 2012. Mapping of landslide susceptibility of coastal cliffs: the Mont-Roig del Camp case study. Geologica Acta, 10(4), 439-455.

Gómez-Ortiz, D., Martín-Crespo, T., Rodríguez, I., Sánchez-García, M.J., Montoya-Montes, I., 2009. The internal structure of modern barchan dunes of the Ebro River Delta (Spain) from ground penetrating radar. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 68(2), 159-170.

Rodríguez, I., Montoya-Montes, I. Sánchez-García, M.J., Carreño, F., 2009. Geographic Information Systems applied to Integrated Coastal Zone Management. Geomorphology, 107, 100-105

Rodríguez, I., Sánchez-García, M.J., Montoya-Montes, I., Gómez-Ortiz, D., Martín-Crespo, T., Serra, J., 2009. Internal structure of the aeolian sand dunes of El Fangar spit, Ebro Delta (Tarragona, Spain). Geomorphology, 104, 238-252.

Muñoz, A., Ballesteros, M., Montoya-Montes, I., Rivera, J., Acosta, J., Uchupi, E., 2008. Alboran Basin, Southern Spain. Part I: Geomorphology. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 25(1), 59-73.