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).


RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

PostDoctoral Fellowship of CONICET , Argentina. April 2016- March 2018. Director: Dr. Leonardo Salgado. Workplace: Natural Science Museum of Zapala, Neuquén province, Argentina (Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales "Dr. Prof. Juan A. Olsacher": http://museoolsacherzapala.blogspot.com.ar/).


Doctoral Fellowship of the regional Government of Aragón, Spain. September 2008-August 2012. Director: José I. Canudo. Workplace: University of Zaragoza (Spain).



OTHER FELLOWSHIPS, CURATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


è Technical assistance and coordination in the installation of the new exhibition of the Natural Science Museum of the University of Zaragoza (http://museonat.unizar.es/), Spain. Position: freelancer.  Client: University of Zaragoza. September, 2014 – December, 2014.

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

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

è 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.


è 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



2016-2018: participant in paleontological fieldwork in Cretaceous outcrops of Patagonia, Argentina:

è Participant in the 2016 excavation campaign of an articulated large-sized titanosaur sauropod from the Neuquén province (Chihuidos area). Director: geologist Alberto C. Garrido (director of the Natural Science Museum of Zapala) and Dr. José L. Carballido (CONICET-Egidio Feruglio Paleontological Museum, Trelew).

è Participant in the 2016 and 2018 prospection campaigns of vertebrate fossils (eggs and bones) in the Bajo Santa Rosa area, Río Negro province, Argentina. Director: Dr. Penélope Cruzado-Caballero (CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Río Negro).


2003-2017: Led, co-led, or team member in paleontological and geological fieldwork in Mesozoic and Cenozoic deposits in several regions within Spain:

è Director of the paleontological prospections in Mesozoic outcrops from Teruel province, Spain (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, file 052/2013).

è 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.

è Director 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 and funded by the Government of Aragón, file 443/08/09/10/2011; 11.000 €).

è Director 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 and funded by the Government of Aragón, files 222/2008, 091/2009, 124/2010 and 080/2011; 8.500 €).

è Participant in the excavation of an Albian large-sized goniopholidid crocodylomorph from Teruel province, Spain. 2011 campaign (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, file 196/2011, co-directed by M. Moreno-Azanza and E. Puértolas-Pascual, University of Zaragoza).

è Participant in the paleontological excavation of the type-locality of the sauropod Aragosaurus ischiaticus (Galve, Teruel, Spain, Early Cretaceous), in summer 2010 (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, file 129/2010, directed by Dr. José I. Canudo, University of Zaragoza).

è Participant in the paleontological excavation of the egg-bearing site “Cuesta Corrales 2” (type-locality of the eggshell Guegoolithus turolensis and the dryolestid mamal Crusafontia amoae) from Galve, Teruel, Spain. Two campaigns, 2010-2011 (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, file 128/10/2011, directed by Dr. M. Moreno-Azanza, University of Zaragoza).

è Participant in the prospections and excavations in Paleogene (sea-cows-bearing) mamal sites from Huesca province, Spain. Three campaigns, 2009-2011 (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, files 083/2009, 131/10/2011, directed by Dr. Ainara Badiola, University of the Basque Country).

è Participant in the paleoichnological prospections of the Jurassic-Cretaceous interval from Teruel province, Spain (Authorized by the Government of Aragón, file 089/2011, directed by Dr. Diego Castanera, University of Zaragoza).

è Participant in paleontological prospections at some Maastrichtian outcrops from southern Pyrenees, Spain. 2010-2011 campaigns (resulting in the discoveries of the type-localities of both crocodylomorphs Arenysuchus gascabadiolorum and Allodaposuchus subjuniperus), directed by Dr. P. Cruzado-Caballero.

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


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 €.