About the author



JOSÉ M. GASCA, PhD, PERSONAL SUMMARY

Surname:             Gasca
Name:                  José Manuel
Nationality:        Spain
Affiliation:          CONICET, Argentina

E-mail:                  jmgaska@hotmail.es


Current status:
PostDoctoral Position, funded by CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones
Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina), based at Museo Olsacher of Zapala (Neuquén province, Argentina)










ACADEMIC

Ph.D. in Geology. University of Zaragoza, Spain, March 20, 2015.
  • PhD Title: Contributions to the knowledge of the lower Barremian (Lower Cretaceous) dinosaurs from Teruel, Spain: fossil associations, systematics, palaeobiodiversity and palaeobiogeographical affinities. Director: José Ignacio Canudo (University of Zaragoza)
M.Sc. in Geology. University of Zaragoza, Spain, September, 2008.
B.A. in Geology. University of Zaragoza, Spain, February, 2007.


RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

PostDoctoral Position of the CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas), Argentina. April 2016-March 2018

Doctoral Fellowship of the regional Government of Aragón, Spain. September 2008-August 2012.



OTHER FELLOWSHIPS, CURATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Technical assistance and coordination in the installation of the new exhibition of the Natural Science Museum of the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Position: freelancer.  Client: University of Zaragoza. September, 2014 – December, 2014.

Fossil preparation (dinosaur bones). Position: freelancer.  Client: Deparment of Cultural Heritage, Government of Aragón, Spain. September, 2014 – December, 2014.

Management tasks, social networks, guided tours and curation in the Natural Science Museum of the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Position: fellowship. October, 2012 – September, 2013 (1 year, 30 hours a week). 

Research and teaching in the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Position: researcher (doctoral fellowship). 80 teaching hours of undergraduate and master classes (field: paleontology). September, 2010 – August, 2012.

Geotechnics and quality control work. Position: technical operator. Company: CONTROL 7 S.A. (Economic activity: Engineering and technical studies). July, 2006 – January, 2007.



FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE


2003-present: Led, co-led, or participated in paleontological and geological fieldwork in Mesozoic and Cenozoic deposits in several regions within Spain:

Director of the paleontological prospections in Mesozoic outcrops from Teruel province, Spain (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, file No. 052/2013).

Participant in the 2013 excavation campaign of an articulated neck of a titanosaur sauropod specimen from the Orcau site (Upper Cretaceous), southern Pyrenees, Spain. Director: Dr. Bernat Vila (ICP, Barcelona, Spain), authorized by the Governement of Catalunya and funded by National Geographic.

Director (co-directed with Dr. Miguel Moreno-Azanza, University of Zaragoza) of the paleontological excavacions in the macrovertebrate (dinosaur) fossil site of “Camino de la Algecira” (Lower Cretaceous, Teruel, Spain)”. Four annual campaigns from 2008 to 2011. (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, file No. 443/08/09/10/2011. 11.000 €).

Director (co-directed with Dr. Miguel Moreno-Azanza, University of Zaragoza) of the paleontological prospections (including screen-washing works) in Lower Cretaceous outcrops from Teruel and Zaragoza provinces, Iberian Range, Spain. Four annual campaigns from 2008 to 2011. (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, files No. 222/2008, 091/2009, 124/2010 and 080/2011. 8.500 €).

Participant in the excavation of a large-sized crocodyliform specimen from Teruel province, Spain, Albian (Early Cretaceous) in age. Two weeks, in summer and autumn 2011 (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, file No. 196/2011, co-directed by M. Moreno-Azanza and E. Puértolas, University of Zaragoza).

Participant in the paleontological excavation of the type-locality of the sauropod Aragosaurus (Galve, Teruel, Spain, Early Cretaceous), in summer 2010. (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, file No.  129/2010, directed by Dr. José I. Canudo, University of Zaragoza).

Participant in the paleontological excavation of the eggshell and microfossil site “Cuesta Corrales 2” (type-locality of the spheroolithid eggshell Guegoolithus turolensis and the dryolestid mamal Crusafontia amoae) from Galve, Teruel, Spain. Two campaigns 2010-2011 (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, file No.  128/10/2011, directed by Dr. M. Moreno-Azanza, University of Zaragoza).

Participant in the prospections and excavations in Paleogene (sea-cows-bearing) mamal sites from Huesca province, southern Pyrenees, Spain. Three campaigns 2009-2011 (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, files No.  083/2009, 131/10/2011, directed by Dr. Ainara Badiola, University of the Basque Country).

Participant in the paleoichnological prospections from the Jurassic-Cretaceous interval from the province of Teruel, Spain (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, file No.  089/2011, directed by Dr. Diego Castanera, University of Zaragoza).

Participant in the paleontological prospections in Uppermost Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) outcrops from Huesca province, southern Pyrenees, Spain. Campaigns 2010 and 2011, including the discovery of the type-localities of the crocodyliforms Arenysuchus gascabadiolorum and Allodaposuchus subjuniperus (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, files No.  231/08-2009, 136/2010, directed by Dr. P. Cruzado-Caballero, University of Río Negro, Argentina).

Participant (as undergraduate student) in the excavation of the rebbachisaurid sauropod Demandasaurus darwini (Early Cretaceous) and of several ichnological sites in Burgos province, Iberian Range, Spain (Director: Fidel Torcida Fernández-Baldor, Museo de dinosaurios de Salas de los Infantes). Campaign summer 2003.


PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS INCLUDED IN THE SCI (SCIENCE CITATION INDEX)
Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M., Bádenas, B., Díaz-Martínez, I., Castanera, D., Canudo, J.I., Aurell, M. 2017. Integrated overview of the vertebrate fossil record of the Ladruñán anticline (Spain): evidence of a Barremian alluvial-lacustrine system in NE Iberia frequented by dinosaurs. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 472, 191-202. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.01.050

Salgado, L. Canudo, J.I., Garrido, A.C., Moreno-Azanza, M., Martínez, L.C.A., Coria, R.M., Gasca, J.M. 2017. A new primitive Neornithischian dinosaur from the Jurassic of Patagonia with gut contents. Scientific Reports, 7, 42778. DOI: 10.1038/srep42778

Aurell, M., Bádenas, B., Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I., Liesa, C., Soria, A.R., Moreno-Azanza, M., Najes, L. 2016. Stratigraphy and evolution of the Galve sub-basin (Spain) in the middle Tithonian-early Barremian: implications for the setting and age of some dinosaur fossil sites. Cretaceous Research, 65: 138-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2016.04.020
Moreno-Azanza, M., Bauluz, B., Canudo, J.I., Gasca, J.M., Torcida Fernández-Baldor, F. 2016. Combined use of electron and light microscopy techniques reveals false secondary shell units in Megaloolithidae eggshells. PLoS ONE, 11 (5), e0153026. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0153026
Moreno-Azanza, M., Canudo, J.I., Gasca, J.M. 2015. Enigmatic Early Cretaceous ootaxa from Western Europe with signals of extrinsic eggshell degradation. Cretaceous Research, 56: 617-627.
Díaz-Martínez. I., Castanera, D., Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I. 2015. A reappraisal of the Middle Triassic chirotheriid Chirotherium ibericus Navás, 1906 (Iberian Range NE Spain), with comments on the Triassic tetrapod track biochronology of the Iberian Peninsula. PeerJ, 3: e1044. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1044
Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M., Ruiz-Omeñaca, J.I., Canudo, J.I. 2015. New material and phylogenetic position of the basal iguanodont dinosaur Delapparentia turolensis from the Barremian (Early Cretaceous) of Spain. Journal of Iberian Geology, 41 (1), 57-70. DOI: 10.5209/rev_JIGE.2015.v41.n1.48655
Moreno-Azanza, M., Canudo, J.I., Gasca, J.M. 2014. Unusual theropod eggshells from the Early Cretaceous Blesa Formation of the Iberian Range, Spain. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 59 (4), 843-854. DOI: 10.4202/app.2012.0069
Cuenca-Bescós, G., Canudo, J.I., Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M., Cifelli, R. 2014. Spalacotheriid symmetrodonts from the Early Cretaceous of Spain. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34 (6), 1427-1436. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2014.866574
Bauluz, B., Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M., Canudo, J.I. 2014. Unusual replacement of biogenic apatite by aluminium-phosphate phases in dinosaur teeth of Early Cretaceous of Spain. Lethaia, 47, 556-566. DOI: 10.1111/let.12081
Moreno-Azanza, M., Canudo, J.I., Gasca, J.M. 2014. Spheroolithid eggshells in the Early Cretaceous of Europe. Implications for eggshell evolution in ornithischian dinosaurs. Cretaceous Research, 51, 75-87. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2014.05.017
Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I., Moreno, M. 2014. A Large-Bodied Theropod (Tetanurae: Carcharodontosauria) from the Mirambel Formation (Barremian) of Spain. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 273 (1), 13-23. DOI: 10.1127/0077-7749/2014/0413
Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I., Moreno-Azanza, M. 2014. On the Iberian iguanodont dinosaur diversity: new fossils from the lower Barremian, Teruel province, Spain. Cretaceous Research, 50, 264-272. DOI:10.1016/j.cretres.2014.05.009
Ruiz-Omeñaca, J.I., Canudo, J.I., Cuenca-Bescós, G., Cruzado-Caballero, P., Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza. 2012.  A new basal ornithopod dinosaur from the Barremian of Galve. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 11 (6), 435-444. DOI: 10.1016/j.crpv.2012.06.001
Canudo, J.I., Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M., Aurell, M. 2012. New information about the stratigraphic position and age of the sauropod Aragosaurus ischiaticus from the Early Cretaceous of the Iberian Peninsula. Geological Magazine, 149 (2), 252-263. DOI: 10.1017/S0016756811000732
Cuenca-Bescós, G., Badiola, A., Canudo, J.I., Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M. 2011. New dryolestidan mammal from the Hauterivian – Barremian transition of the Iberian Peninsula. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 56 (2), 257-267.
Canudo, J.I., Gasca, J.M., Aurell, M., Badiola, A., Blain, H.-A., Cruzado-Caballero, P., Gómez-Fernández, D., Moreno-Azanza, M., Parrilla, J., Rabal, R., Ruiz-Omeñaca, J.I. 2010. La Cantalera: an exceptional window onto the vertebrate biodiversity of the Hauterivian-Barremian transition in the Iberian Peninsula.  Journal of Iberian Geology, 36 (2), 205-224. DOI: 10.5209/rev_JIGE.2010.v36.n2.8


SHORT PUBLICATIONS INCLUDED IN THE SCI (3)

Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M., Díaz-Martínez, I. Castanera, D., Canudo, J.I. 2016. La Formación Mirambel: evidencia de un sistema aluvial-lacustre barremiano en el sur de Europa frecuentado por los dinosaurios. Ameghiniana 53 (6), suplemento, 21.

Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I., Moreno-Azanza, M. 2009. New iguanodontian dinosaur remains from the Early Barremian of Spain (Castellote, Teruel). 69th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the 57th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA), University of Bristol, United Kingdom, September 23-26, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29, supplement to number 3, 103A.
Moreno-Azanza, M., Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I. 2009. A high-diversity eggshell locality from the Hauterivian-Barremian transition of the Iberia Peninsula. 69th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the 57th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA), University of Bristol, United Kingdom, September 23-26, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29, supplement to number 3, 151A.


OTHER SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (A SELECTION)




Alonso, A., Gasca, J.M., Navarro-Lorbés, P., Núñez-Lahuerta, C., Galán, J., Parrilla-Bel, J., Rubio, C., Canudo, J.I. 2016. La asociación faunística de Barranco del Hocino 1, un nuevo yacimiento de vertebrados del Barremiense (Cretácico Inferior) de Teruel. Cuadernos del Museo Geominero 20, 303-308.
Moreno-Azanza, M., Gasca, J.M., Díaz-Martínez, I., Bauluz Lázaro, B., Canudo Sanagustín, J.I., Fernández, A. Pérez-Lorente, F. 2016. A multi-ootaxic assemblage from the Lower Cretaceous of the Cameros Basin (La Rioja; Northern Spain). Spanish Journal of Palaeontology, 31 (2), 305-320.

Castanera, D., Martínez-Díez, I., Moreno-Azanza, M., Canudo, J.I., Gasca, J.M. 2016. An overview of the Lower Cretaceous dinosaur tracksites from the Mirambel Formation in the Iberian Range (NE Spain).  New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin, 71, 65-74.

Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I. 2015. Sobre la presencia de Sauropoda (Dinosauria) en la Formación Mirambel (Barremiense inferior, Teruel, España). Geogaceta, 57, 59-62.

Gasca, J.M., Ramón del Río, D., Moreno-Azanza, M., Canudo, J.I. 2015. Fósiles aislados de dinosaurios ornitópodos (Iguanodontia) de la Formación Mirambel (Cretácico Inferior, Teruel, España). Geogaceta, 57, 63-66.

Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I., Moreno-Azanza, M. 2014. An approach to the diversity of iberian iguanodont dinosarus base on the Early Barremian (Early Cretaceous) fossil record from Teruel Province, Spain. 74th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Berlin, Germany, November 5-8, Meeting Program & Abstracts, 135.

Moreno-Azanza, M., Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I. 2014. Spheroolithidae eggshells from the Early Cretaceous of Europe. Implications for the evolution of ornithischian reproduction. 74th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Berlin, Germany, November 5-8, Meeting Program & Abstracts, 191.Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M., Ruiz-Omeñaca, J.I., Canudo, J.I. 2013. New fossil remains of the ornithopod dinosaur Delapparentia turolensis (Early Cretaceous, Spain) and its phylogenetic position. In: VI Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su entorno, Abstract Book (F. Torcida Fernández-Baldor & P. Huerta, eds.), pp. 71-73.

Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M., Canudo, J.I., Díaz-Martínez, I., Castanera, D., Ramón del Río, D. 2013. Dinosaur fossil sites from Ladruñán anticline (Mirambel Formation, Early Cretaceous, Teruel, Spain): tracks and bonebeds. In: VI Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su entorno, Abstract Book (F. Torcida Fernández-Baldor & P. Huerta, eds.), pp. 74-75.

Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I., Cebrián Rodríguez, R., Moreno-Azanza, M. 2012. Nuevos vertebrados fósiles de la Formación El Castellar en Gúdar, Teruel, España (Barremiense inferior, Cretácico Inferior). Geo-Temas 13, 187-190.

Puértolas-Pascual, E., Cruzado-Caballero, P., Canudo, J.I., Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M., Castanera, D., Parrilla, J. y Ezquerro, L. 2012. Nuevos yacimientos de vertebrados del Maastrichtiense superior (Cretácico Superior) de Huesca (España). Geo-Temas 13, 269-272.

Puértolas-Pascual, E., Cruzado-Caballero, P., Canudo, J.I., Moreno-Azanza, M., Gasca, J.M., Castanera, D., Parrilla, J. 2012. A new specimen of Allodaposuchus sp. (Eusuchia) from the late Maastrichtian of Spain (Serraduy, Huesca), ¡Fundamental!, 20, 199-202.

Cruzado-Caballero, P., Puértolas-Pascual, E., Canudo, J.I., Castanera, D., Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M. 2012. New hadrosaur and other vertebrate remains from the Late Maastrichtian of Huesca (NE Spain). ¡Fundamental!, 20, 45-48.

Gasca, J.M., Badiola, A., Canudo, J.I., Moreno-Azanza, M. y Puértolas, E. 2012. The fossil vertebrate assemblage from the Pochancalo 1 site (Valanginian-Hauterivian, Villanueva de Huerva, Zaragoza, Spain). Actas de las V Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su entorno. Salas de los Infantes, 159-172.

Gasca, J.M. 2011. Descripción de una tibia de dinosaurio ornitópodo de la Formación El Castellar (Cretácico Inferior, Teruel). Paleontologia i evolució, memoria especial 5, 179-183.

Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I. y Moreno-Azanza, M. 2011. What vertebrate fossil assemblages reveal about the palustrine and lacustrine environments of the El Castellar Formation (Lower Cretaceous, Maestrazgo Basin). In: Abstracts, 28th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, Zaragoza, Spain (Eds. B. Bádenas, M. Aurell and A.M. Alonso-Zarza), p.53.

Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M. y Canudo, J.I. 2011. Dientes de dinosaurios en el Barremiense de Allepuz, Teruel. Viajando a mundos pretéritos (eds. Pérez-García, A., Gascó, F., Gasulla, J.M. y Escaso, F.), Ayuntamiento de Morella, 145-155.

Moreno-Azanza, M., Díaz-Martínez, I., Gasca, J.M., Melero-Rubio, M., Rabal-Garcés, R., Sauqué, V. (coords.). 2010. Cidaris, 30, número especial. VIII Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Paleontología, 30, 15-26.

Moreno-Azanza, M., Canudo, J.I. y Gasca, J.M. 2009. Testudoolithidae eggshells from Hauterivian-Barremian transition (Iberian Range, Spain). Tenth international Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, Teruel. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (ed.), Delgado, A. y Fregenal Martínez, M. (coords.), 101-102.

Canudo, J.I., Aurell, M., Badiola, A., Blain, H.-A., Gasca, J.M., Gómez-Fernández, D., Moreno-Azanza, M. y Ruiz-Omeñaca, J.I. 2009. The site of La Cantalera (Teruel): an exceptional window on the vertebrate biodiversity of the Hauterivian-Barremian boundary in the Iberian Peninsula. Tenth international Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, Teruel. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (ed.), Delgado, A. y Fregenal Martínez, M. (coords.), 165-166.

Gasca, J.M., Gómez-Fernández, D., Moreno-Azanza, M. y Canudo, J.I. 2009. Un paseo por los yacimientos del tránsito Hauteriviense - Barremiense (Cretácico Inferior) de Aragón. Paleolusitana, 1, 211-219.

Gasca, J.M., Canudo, J.I. y Moreno-Azanza, M. 2009. Dientes aislados de dinosaurio de la Formación El Castellar en Miravete de la Sierra (Cretácico Inferior, Teruel, España). Actas de las IV Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su entorno. Salas de los Infantes, 221-234.

Gasca, J.M., Moreno-Azanza, M., y Canudo, J.I. 2008. Dientes de dinosaurios terópodos espinosáuridos de la Formación El Castellar (Cretácico Inferior, Teruel). En: Esteve, J. y Meléndez, G. (eds.). Paleontologica Nova. Publicaciones del Seminario de Paleontología de Zaragoza. Vol 8, 233-234.


ATTENDANCE AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES



XI CONGRESO DE LA ASOCIACIÓN PALEONTOLÓGICA ARGENTINA. General Roca (Argentina), 17 al 21 de Octubre del 2016.  Organización: Asociación Paleontológica Argentina.

IX CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE PALEONTOLOGÍA. Lima (Perú), 20-24 de Septiembre del 2016. Organización: Instituto peruano en Estudio de paleovertebrados.


XXX JORNADAS ARGENTINAS DE PALEONTOLOGíA DE VERTEBRADOS. Buenos Aires (Argentina), 17-20 de Mayo del 2016. Organización: Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”.
74th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Berlin, Germany, November 5-8, 2014.

VI Jornadas internacionales sobre paleontología de dinosaurios y su entorno. Salas de los Infantes (Burgos, Spain), September 5-7, 2013.

28th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, Zaragoza (Spain), July 5-7, 2011.

V Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su entorno. Salas de los Infantes (Burgos, Spain), September16-18, 2010.

69th Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the 57th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA), University of Bristol, United Kingdom, September 23-26, 2009.

10th International Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, Teruel (Spain), 17-19 September, 2009.
EAVP Extraordinary Meeting. Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons: New perspectives on Vertebrate Evolution and Early Cretaceous Ecosystems. Brussels (Belgium), February 9-14, 2009.

IV Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su entorno. Salas de los Infantes (Burgos, Spain), September 13-15, 2007.

III Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de dinosaurios y su entorno. Salas de los Infantes (Burgos, Spain). September 16-18, 2004.


PARTICIPANT IN R & D PROJECTS


Paleogeographic and paleoclimatic controls in the faunal replacement of continental vertebrates during the Late Jurassic – Early Cretaceous interval in Iberia and Patagonia. File No: CGL 2007-62469. Lead researcher: Dr. José I. Canudo. Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spain). 2008–2010. 7 participant reserachers. 109.500 €.

Paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Department of Science and University, Government of Aragón (Spain), 2008-2009. Lead researcher:  Dr. Marcos Aurell. 30.000 €.

Paleogeographic controls in the faunal replacement of vertebrates during the Late Jurassic – Cretaceous in Iberia and Patagonia. Lead researcher: Dr. José I. Canudo. Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spain). 2011–2013. 10 participant reserachers. File No: CGL2010-16447. 136.000 €.


CONFERENCE ORGANIZER


Organizing committee of the VIII Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Paleontología. Enciso, La Rioja, Spain. April 21-24, 2010.

Collaborator with the organizing committee of the XXIV Jornadas de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología. MUJA museum, Asturias, Spain. October 15-18, 2008.