José Mangas Viñuela

Additional information: 

BSc in Geological Sciences, Universidad of Salamanca (Spain) 1980, with distinction (1981) and Special Award in 1982. PhD in Sciences-Geology, University of Salamanca (1987). Lecturer in the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) from 1988 to 1996, and Full Professor in the same University from 1996 to present. My research fields are the Geology of the Canary Islands (ocean intraplate volcanic islands); Economic Geology-Mineral Resources (Mineralogy, Petrology and geochemistry); Geological Heritage and Geo-archeology.

Research interests: 
  • Geology of intraplate volcanic islands and seamounts (Canary Islands).
  • Geological characterization of rocky and sandy Canary coasts.

Recent publications

Campeny, M., Melgarejo, J. C., Mangas, J., Manuel, J., Gonçalves, A. O., 2016. Recent carbonatitic magmatism in Angola: the dykes of the Chiva lagoon maar. BOL. SOC. GEOL. MEX. 2017 VOL. 69 NO. 1, P. 209 ‒ 222.

Jaramillo-Vélez, A., Inmaculada Menéndez, I., Alonso, I., Mangas, J., Hernández-León, S., 2016. Grain size, morphometry and mineralogy of airborne input in the Canary basin: evidence of iron particle retention in the mixed layer. Scientia Marina 80(3).

Campeny, M., Kamenetsky, V. S., Melgarejo J. C., Mangas, J., Manuel, J., Alfonso, P., Kamenetsky, M. B., Bambi, A. C. J. M., Gonçalves, A. O., 2015. Carbonatitic lavas in Catanda (Kwanza Sul, Angola): Mineralogical and geochemical constraints on the parental melt.

Campeny, M., Mangas, J., Melgarejo, J. C., Bambi, A., Alfonso, P., Gernon, T., Manuel, J., 2014. The Catanda extrusive carbonatites (Kwanza Sul, Angola): an example of explosive carbonatitic volcanism. Bull Volcanol, 76:818.

Fernández-Negrín, E., Cruz, N., Fernández-Cabrera, E., Peña, C., Hernández-Cordero, A. I., Pérez-Chacón, E., Hernández-Calvento, L., Mangas, J., Sánchez, I., 2011. Caracterización de Procesos Sedimentarios en la Isla de la Graciosa (Islas Canarias) mediante el seguimiento de una parcela con estación total. Avances en Geomorfología Litoral. In: I. Montoya, I. Rodríguez Santalla & M.J. Sánchez García. 23-26.

Menéndez, I., Cabrera, L., Sánchez-Pérez, I., Mangas, J., Alonso, I., 2009. Characterisation of two fluvio-lacustrine loessoid deposits on the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Quaternary International, 196 (1-2), 36-43.

Menéndez, I., Díaz-Hernández, J. L., Mangas, J., Alonso, I., Sánchez-Soto, P. J., 2007. Airborne dust accumulation and soil development in the North-East sector of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). Journal of Arid Environments, 71, 57-81.