Alejandro Lomoschitz Mora-Figueroa

Additional information: 

BSc in Geological Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1984).
PhD in Sciences-Geology, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (1995).
Licensed Geologist (Engineering Geology) (1985-present) and European Geologist (2005-present).

Research interests: 
  • Geological recognition of large landslides and rock falls.
  • Geology and Geomorphology of oceanic islands.
  • Geology and Stratigraphy of palaeontological sites, Sedimentology and Palaeogeographical interpretation.
  • Palaeoclimate evolution and Climate Change influence on civil works.

Recent publications

Makris, S., Roverato, M., Lomoschitz, A., Cole, P., Manzella, I. 2023 The propagation and emplacement mechanisms of the Tenteniguada volcanic debris avalanche (Gran Canaria): Field evidence for brittle fault-accommodated spreading

Roverato, M., Lomoschitz, A., Cole, P., Manzella, I. 2022. Evidence of volcanic debris avalanche propagation dynamics from sedimentological analysis of the Tenteniguada and Abona deposits, Canary Islands

Muhs, D. R., Meco, J., Budahn, J. R., Skipp, G. L., Simmons, K. R., Baddock, M. C., Betancort, J. F., Lomoschitz, A., 2021. Long-term African dust delivery to the eastern Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara and Sahel regions: Evidence from Quaternary paleosols on the Canary Islands, Spain. Quaternary Science Reviews, 265, 107024.

Clauzel, T., Maréchal, C., Fourel, F., Barral, A,. Amiot, R., Betancort, J. F., Lomoschitz, A., Meco, J., Lécuyer, C., 2020. Reconstruction of sea-surface temperatures in the Canary Islands during Marine Isotope Stage 11. Quaternary Research, 94, 195-209.

Maréchal, C., Boutier, A., Mélières, M.-A., Clauzel, T., Betancort, J.F., Lomoschitz, A., Meco, J., Fourel, F., Barral, A., Amiot, R., Lécuyer, C., 2020. Last Interglacial sea surface warming during the sea-level highstand in the Canary Islands: Implications for the Canary Current and the upwelling off African coast. Quaternary Science Reviews 234, 106246.

Meco, J., Lomoschitz, A., Koppers, A.A.P., Miggins, D.P., Huertas, M.J., Betancort, J.F. Soler-Onís, E., 2020. Late Miocene and Early Pliocene coastal deposits from the Canary Islands: New records and paleoclimatic significance. Journal of African Earth Sciences (164) 103802.

Lécuyer, C., Sanchez Marco, A., Lomoschitz, A., Betancort, J.F., Fourel, F., Amiot, R., Clauzel, T., Flandrois, J.-P., Meco, J., 2019. δ18O and δ13C of diagenetic land snail shells from the Pliocene (Zanclean) of Lanzarote, Canary Archipelago: Do they still record some climatic parameters? Journal of African Earth Sciences (162) 103702.

Muhs, D.R., Meco, J., Budahn, J.R., Skipp, G.L., Betancort, J.F., Lomoschitz, A., 2019. The antiquity of the Sahara Desert: New evidence from the mineralogy and geochemistry of Pliocene paleosols on the Canary Islands, Spain. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 533, 109245.

Meco, J., Lomoschitz, A., Rodríguez, A., Ramos, A.J.G., Betancourt, J.F., Coca, J., 2018. Mid and Late Holocene sea level variations in the Canary Islands. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 507, 214-225.

Tuya, F., Betancort, J. F., Haroun, R., Espino, F., Lomoschitz, A., Meco, J., 2017. Seagrass paleo-biogeography: Fossil records reveal the presence of Halodule cf. in the Canary Islands (eastern Atlantic). Aquatic Botany, Vol. 143, 1-7.

Betancort, J. F., Lomoschitz, A., Meco, J., 2016. Early Pliocene fishes (Chondrichthyes, Osteichthyes) from Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain). Estudios geológicos, 72(2), e054.

Lazzerini, N., Lécuyer, C. , Amiot, R. , Angst, D. , Buffetaut, E., Fourel, F. , Daux, V. , Betancort, J. F., Flandrois, J-P. , Sánchez Marco, A., Alejandro Lomoschitz, A., 2016. Oxygen isotope fractionation between bird eggshell calcite and body water: application to fossil eggs from Lanzarote (Canary Islands). The Science of Nature.

Lomoschitz, A., Sanchez Marco, A., Huertas, M. J., Betancort, J. F., Arnau Isern, A., Sanz, E., Joaquín Meco, J., 2016. A reappraisal of the stratigraphy and chronology of Early Pliocene palaeontological sites from Lanzarote Island containing fossil terrestrial animals. Journal of African Earth Science.

Meco, J., Lomoschitz, A., Betancort, J. F., 2016. Early Pliocene tracer of North Atlantic and South Pacific sea surface currents: Janthina typica (Bronn, 1860). Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas (RMCG), 33(2), 192-197.

Sanz Pérez, E., Menéndez Pidal, I., Lomoschitz, A., Galindo Aires, R., 2016. The Pico de Navas slump (Burgos, Spain): a large rocky landslide caused by underlying clayey sand. Journal of Iberian Geology, 42(1), 55-68.

Meco, J., Koppers, A. A. P., Miggins, D. P., Lomoschitz, A., Betancort, J. F., 2015. The Canary record of the evolution of the North Atlantic Pliocene: New 40Ar/39Ar ages and some notable palaeontological evidence. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Paleoecology, 435, 53-69.

Ferrer, M., González de Vallejo, L., Seisdedos, J., Coello, J. J., García, J. C., Hernández, L. E., Casillas, R., Martín, C., Rodríguez, J. A., Madeira, J., Andrade, C., Freitas, M. C, Lomoschitz, A., Yepes, J., Meco, J., Betancort, F. J., 2013. Güímar and La Orotava Mega-Landslides (Tenerife) and Tsunamis Deposits in Canary Islands. In: Landslide Science and Practice. 27-33.

López Marinas, J. M., Lomoschitz Mora-Figueroa, A., 2013. Geología aplicada a la Ingeniería civil. Editorial El Duende. 506 pp. ISBN-13: 9788494185908.

Meco, J., Muhs, D. R., Fontugne, M., Ramos, A. J. G., Lomoschitz, A., Patterson, D., 2011. Late Pliocene and Quaternary Eurasian locust infestations in the Canary Archipelago. Lethaia, 44, 440-454.

Lomoschitz, A., Yepes, J., de Santiago, C., 2010. Basic properties of non welded basaltic lapilli and influence on their geotechnical behaviour. In: Olalla et al. (eds). Volcanic Rock Mechanics, pp. 39-44. Taylor and Francis Group, London. ISBN: 978-0-415-58478-4.

Lomoschitz, A., Cilleros, A., García-Ferrera, R., 2010. Detailed studies and stabilization methods of volcanic rocky slopes in coastal areas, Canary Islands, Spain. In: Olalla et al. (eds). Volcanic Rock Mechanics, pp. 179-182. Taylor and Francis Group, London. ISBN: 978-0-415-58478-4.

Lomoschitz, A., Hervás, J., Yepes, J., Meco, J., 2008. Characterisation of a Pleistocene debris-avalanche deposit in the Tenteniguada Basin, Gran Canaria Island, Spain. Landslides (ISSN: 1612-510X) Springer-Verlag, 5, 227-234.

Lomoschitz A., Yepes, J., Jiménez, J.R., Cilleros, A., 2008. Reconocimiento de deslizamientos en las Islas Canarias. In: El estudio y la gestión de los riesgos geológicos (eds. I. Galindo, L. Laín, M. Llorente). Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. Madrid. (ISBN: 978-84-7840-755-2). pp. 121-133.

Lomoschitz, A., Cilleros, A., Terrado, E., García-Ferrera, R., 2008. Detailed studies and stabilization methods on volcanic rocky slopes in urban-tourist areas, Canary Islands, Spain. In: Cities and their Underground Environment (ed. AEGAIN, Madrid), (ISBN: 978-84-691-6297-2), pp. 104-107.

Meco, J., Lomoschitz, A., Scaillet, S., Guillou, H., Betancort, J., Ballester, J., Medina, P., Cilleros, A., Montesinos, M., 2008. Las vías del método. In: (J. Meco, ed.) Historia geológica del Clima en Canarias., 296p (libro electrónico), 52-89. ISBN: 978-84-691-5551-6.

Meco, J., Fontugne, M., Lomoschitz, A., Betancort, J., Cilleros, A., Ballester, J., Perera, N., 2008. Evolución marina. In: (J. Meco, ed.) Historia geológica del Clima en Canarias, 296p (libro electrónico), 186-229. ISBN: 978-84-691-5551-6.

Meco, J., Scaillet, S., Guillou, H., Lomoschitz, A., Carracedo, J. C., Ballester, J., Betancort, J. F., Cilleros, A., 2007. Evidence for long-term uplift on the Canary Islands from emergent Mio-Pliocene littoral deposits. Global and Planetary Change 57, (3-4), 222-234.