Ignacio Alonso Bilbao

Additional information: 

Ignacio Alonso finished his degree in Ocean Sciences at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1987, and his PhD in 1993 at the same university in Coastal Processes. Part of his PhD was done in the University of Florida (USA), where he was working under the guidance of professor Bob Dean on beach morphodynamics, as well as at University of Cantabria (Spain) where he worked on beach profiles data with Dr Raúl Medina. Later on he passed several months at University of Bangor (UK) collaborating with Dr Gary Reid in physical modelling of the initiation of movement for sediment particles under waves and currents. He has been involved in several regional, national and European research projects and is author of more than 30 peer-review papers.

Research interests: 
  • Coastal processes and coastal sediment transport.
  • Beach-dune interaction and evolution.
  • Island and continental shelves processes.

Recent publications

Casamayor Fotnt, M., Alonso Bilbao, I., Sánchez García, M.J., 2022. Seasonal response of a composite beach in relation to wave climate https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2022.108245£

Marrero-Rodríguez, N., Casamayor, M., Sánchez-García, M. J., Alonso, I., 2021. Can long-term beach erosion be solved with soft management measures? Case study of the protected Jandía beaches. Ocean & Coastal Management, 214, 105946. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105946

Montoya-Montes, I., Sánchez-García, M. J., Alonso, I., Casamayor, M., Rodríguez Santalla, I., 2019. Rocky Coast in Catalonia. The Spanish Coastal Systems, 93-113. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93169-2_5

Sánchez-García, M. J., Montoya-Montes, I., Casamayor, M., Alonso, I., Rodríguez-Santalla, I., 2019. Coastal Dunes in the Ebro Delta. The Spanish Coastal Systems, 611-630. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93169-2_26

Alonso, I., Casamayor, M., Sánchez García, M. J., Montoya-Montes, I., 2019. Classification and Characteristics of Beaches at Tenerife and Gran Canaria Islands. The Spanish Coastal Systems, 361-383. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93169-2_16

Arriola-Velásquez, A., Tejera, A., Guerra, J. G., Alonso, I., Alonso, H., Arnedo, M. A., Rubiano, J. G., Martel, P., 2019. Spatio-temporal variability of natural radioactivity as tracer of beach sedimentary dynamics. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 231, 106476. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106476

Báez-Hernández, M., García, N., Menéndez, I., Jaramillo, A., Sánchez-Pérez, I., Santana, A., Alonso, I., Mangas, J., Hernández-León, S., 2019. Interaction of sinking behaviour of Saharan dust and lithogenic and biogenic fluxes in the Canary Basin. Scientia Marina 83:2. https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.04877.19

Menéndez, I., Mangas, J., Tauler, E., Barrón, V., Torrent, J., Betancort, J. F., Santana, A., Recio, J. M., Quevedo-González, L. A., Alonso, I., Méndez-Ramos, J., 2019. Aeolian influx and related environmental conditions on Gran Canaria during the early Pleistocene–ERRATUM. Quaternary Research, 91 (1), 35-50. https://doi.org/10.1017/qua.2018.64

Alonso I., Casamayor M., Sánchez-García M.J., Montoya-Montes I., 2019. Chapter 16 - Classification and Characteristics of Beaches at Tenerife and Gran Canaria Islands. In: Morales J. (eds) The Spanish Coastal Systems. (pp. 361-383). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93169-2_16

Menéndez, I., Mangas, J., Tauler, E., Barrón, V., Torrent, J., Betancort, J.F., Santana, A., Recio, J.M. Quevedo-González, L.A., Alonso, I., Méndez-Ramos, J. 2018. Aeolian influx and related environmental conditions on Gran Canaria during the early Pleistocene. Quaternary Research, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1017/qua.2018.64

Montoya-Montes I., Sánchez-García M.J., Alonso I., Casamayor M., Santalla I.R., 2019. Chapter 5 - Rocky Coast in Catalonia. In: Morales J. (Ed.) The Spanish Coastal Systems. (pp. 93-113). Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93169-2_5

Sánchez-García M.J., Montoya-Montes I., Casamayor M., Alonso I., Rodríguez-Santalla I., 2019. Chapter 26 - Coastal Dunes in the Ebro Delta. In: Morales J. (Ed.) The Spanish Coastal Systems. (pp.611-630). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93169-2_26

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. Sci. Mar. 80(3): 395-408. http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/scimar.04344.27A

Casamayor, M., Alonso, I., Cabrera, J., Rodríguez, S., Sánchez-García, M. J., 2015. Long term recovery rates obtained using RFID technology at a mixed beach. Geológica Acta, 13(2), 85-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1344/GeologicaActa2015.13.2.1

Hernández-Cordero, A. I., Javier Gracia Prieto, F., Hernández-Calvento, L., Pérez-Chacón Espino, E., Alonso, I., 2015. Proposal for new EU habitats associated with coastal dune fields of the Macaronesian region. A case study in the Canary Islands (Spain). Journal of Coastal Conservation, 19(2), 213-225. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11852-015-0382-z

Menendez, I., Pérez-Chacón, E., Mangas, J., Tauler, E., Engelbrecht, J. P., Derbyshire, E., Cana, L., Alonso, I., 2014. Dust deposits on La Graciosa Island (Canary Islands, Spain): texture, mineralogy and a case study of recent dust plume transport. Catena. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2013.05.007

Sy, B. A., Alonso Bilbao, I., Sy, A. A., Sanchez Perez, I., Rodriguez Valido, S., 2013. Résultats du suivi 2010-2012 de l'évolution de la brèche ouverte sur la Langue de Barbarie au Sénégal et de ses conséquences. Physio-Géo, 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.4000/physio-geo.3569

Alonso, I., Hernández Calvento, L., Alcántara, J., Cabrera, L.L., Yanes, A., 2011. Los grandes campos de dunas actuales de Canarias. En Sanjaume E., Gracia F.J (Eds.): Las dunas en España. Sociedad Española de Geomorfología, Madrid, pp. 467-495. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286778232_Los_grandes_campos_de_dunas_actuales_de_Canarias

Alcántara-Carrió, J., Fernández-Bastero, S., Alonso, I., 2010. Determination of source area for coastal aeolian environments on Jandia Isthmus (Fuerteventura, Canary Islands). J. Marine Systems, 80 (3-4), 219-234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2009.10.011

Cabrera, L. L., Alonso, I., 2010. Correlation of aeolian sediment transport measured by sand traps and fluorescent tracers. Journal of Marine Systems, 80, 235-242. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2009.10.012

Cabrera Vega, L., Alonso Bilbao, I., 2009. Evolución reciente del sistema eólico de El Jable de Lanzarote (Islas Canarias). En Nuevas contribuciones sobre Geomorfología Litoral. ISBN: 978-84-692-1543-2. 87-90.

Hernández Calvento, L., Alonso Bilbao, I., Hernández Cordero, A. I., Pérez-Chacón Espino, E., Yanes Luque, A., Cabrera Vega, L., 2009. Características propias de los sistemas eólicos actuales de Canarias. Notas preliminares. En Nuevas contribuciones sobre Geomorfología Litoral. ISBN: 978-84-692-1543-2. 39-43.

López, O., Alonso, I., 2009. Características Sedimentológicas de la Playa de Calheta de Pau, Isla de Boa Vista (Archipiélago de Cabo Verde). En: Nuevas contribuciones sobre Geomorfología Litoral, 19-22. (ISBN: 978-84-692-1543-2) https://acceda.ulpgc.es:8443/bitstream/10553/1867/1/3275.pdf

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2008.05.011

Alonso, I., Cabrera, L.L., Jiménez, J.A., Valdemoro, H.I., Sánchez, I., 2008. Causes and consequences of severe coastal retreat in southern Fuerteventura (Spain). Geophysical Research Abstracts, 10. http://meetings.copernicus.org/www.cosis.net/abstracts/EGU2008/12125/EGU2008-A-12125.pdf

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2007.03.011

Pelegrí, J. L, Alonso, I., Arístegui, J., 2001. An Interdisciplinary View of the Ocean. Scientia Marina, 65 (suppl.1), 1-304. http://www.icm.csic.es/scimar/index.php/secId/6/IdNum/187/

Pelegrí, J. L, Alonso, I., Arístegui, J., 2001. The ocean, our climate and the earth’s health. Scientia Marina, 65, 3-5. http://www.icm.csic.es/scimar/index.php/secId/6/IdArt/249/