Gonzalo Jiménez-Moreno, Ph.D.

Professor, Universidad de Granada, Spain


In this website you will find information about my education, research, teaching and other interests. Email me for any questions.

•Ph.D. - Palynology, Université Claude-Bernard Lyon-1, Lyon, France and Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain


•Master of Science –Paleontology, Universidad de Granada(2001)

•Bachelor of Science - Geology, Universidad de Granada (1999)

Late Quaternary, Pliocene and Miocene vegetation and climate reconstructions, with a focus on forests from the western United States and Europe.

Micropaleontology, Geology 101


Welcome to my site

The past is the key to the present


Research Interests


Jiménez-Moreno, G., García-Alix, A., Hernández-Corbalán, M.D., Anderson, R.S., Delgado-Huertas, A., 2013. Vegetation, fire, climate and human disturbance history in the southwestern Mediterranean area during the late Holocene. Quaternary Research 79, 110-122. Jiménez-Moreno et al., 2013. QR.pdf

Johnson, B.G., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Eppes, M.C., Diemer, J.A., Stone, J.S., 2013. A multiproxy record of postglacial climate variability from a shallowing, 12-m deep sub-alpine bog in the southeastern San Juan Mountains of Colorado, USA. The Holocene 23, 1028-1038. Johnson et al., 2013. Holocene.pdf

García-Alix, A., Jimenez-Espejo, F.J., Lozano, J.A., Jiménez-Moreno,  G.,  Martinez-Ruiz, F., García Sanjuán, L., Aranda Jiménez, G., García Alfonso, E., Ruiz-Puertas, G., Anderson, R.S., 2013. Anthropogenic impact and lead pollution throughout the Holocene in Southern Iberia. Science of the Total Environment. 449, 451-460. Garcia-Alix et al., 2013. SciToEnv.pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Burjachs, F., Expósito, I., Oms, O., Carrancho, A., Villalain, J.J., van der Made, J., Agustí, J., Campeny, G., Gómez de Soler, B., 2013. Late Pliocene vegetation and orbital-scale climate changes from the western Mediterranean area. Global and Planetary Change 108, 15-28. Jimenez-Moreno et al., 2013. GLOPLACHA.pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Pérez-Asensio, J.N., Larrasoaña, J.C., Aguirre, J., et al., 2013. Vegetation, sea-level and climate changes during the Messinian salinity crisis. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 125, 432-444. Jimenez-Moreno et al., 2013. GSAB.pdf

Alçiçek, H., Jiménez-Moreno, G., 2013. Late Miocene to Pliocene

            fluvio-lacustrine system in Karacasu Basin (SW Anatolia,

            Turkey): depositional, palaeogeographic and

            palaeoclimatic implications. Sedimentary Geology  291, 62-83. Alcicek and Jimenez-Moreno 2013. sed geol.pdf

Ortuño, M., Martí, A., Martín-Closas, C., Jiménez-Moreno,

            G., Martinetto, E., Santanach. P., 2013.

            Palaeoenvironments of the Upper Miocene Pruedo

            basin: implications for the uplift of the Central Pyrenees.

           Journal of the Geological Society 179, 79-92. Ortuño et al., 2013.             J. Geolog. Soc.pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Anderson, R.S., 2013. Pollen and macrofossil evidence of Late Pleistocene and Holocene treeline fluctuations from an alpine lake in Colorado. The Holocene 23, 68-77. Jimenez-Moreno & Anderson, 2013. Holocene.pdf

García-Alix, A., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Anderson, R.S., Jiménez

            Espejo, F., Delgado Huertas, A., 2012. Holocene

            environmental change in southern Spain deduced from an

            isotopic record from a high-elevation wetland in Sierra

      Nevada. Journal of Paleolimnology.Garcia-Alix et al., JOPL                 2012.pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Anderson, R.S., 2012. Holocene vegetation and climate change recorded in alpine bog sediments from the Borreguiles de la Virgen, Sierra Nevada, southern Spain. Quaternary Research 77, 44-53. Jimenez-Moreno & Anderson, 2012.pdf

Johnson, B.G., Eppes, M.C., Diemer, J.A., Jiménez-Moreno, G.,

            Layzell, A.L., 2011, Post-glacial landscape response to

            climate variability in the southeastern San Juan Mountains

            of Colorado, USA. Quaternary Research 76, 352-362.

            Johnson et al., 2011 QR.pdf

Anderson, R. S., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Carrión, J.S., Pérez-Martínez, C., 2011. Postglacial history of alpine vegetation, fire and climate from Laguna de Río Seco, Sierra Nevada, southern Spain. Quaternary Science Reviews.30, 1615-1629. Anderson et al. QSR 2011.pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Anderson, R. S., Atudorei, V., Toney, J., 2011. A high-resolution record of climate, vegetation and fire regimes in the mixed conifer forest of northern Colorado (USA). Geological Society of America Bulletin 123, 240-254. Jimenez-Moreno et al., 2011. GSA Bull.pdf

Urban, M.A., Nelson, D.M., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Chateauneuf, J.-J., Pearson, A., Hu, F.S.,   2010. Isotopic evidence of C4 grasses in southwestern Europe during the middle Miocene-early Oligocene. Geology 38, 1091-1094. Urban_etal_2010_Geology.pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Anderson, R.S., Desprat, S., Grigg, L., Grimm, E., Heusser, L.E., Jacobs, B.F., López-Martínez, C., Whitlock, C., Willard, D.A., 2010. Millenial-scale variability during the last glacial in vegetation records from North America. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 2865-2881. Jimenez-Moreno et al., 2010. QSR.pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Suc, J.-P., Fauquette, S., 2010. Mio-Pliocene vegetation and climate estimates from the Iberian Peninsula deduced from pollen data. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 162, 403-415. Jimenez-Moreno et al-1., 2010. PALBO.pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Mandic, O., Harzhauser, M., Pavelic, D., Vranjkovic. A., 2009. Early Miocene vegetation and climate change from Pag Island (SW Croatia). Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol. 280, 193-206. Jimenez-Moreno et al., 2009. PALAEO3.pdf

Kaufman, D.S., Anderson, R.S., Bright, J., Colman, S.M., Dean, W.E., Forester, R.M., Heil, C.W.Jr., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Moser, K., Reheis, M.C., Rosenbaum, J.G., Simmons, K.R.,. A quarter-million years of paleoenvironmental change at Bear Lake, Utah-Idaho. Geological Society of America Special Paper . Kaufman et al., 2008. GSA Special Paper.pdf

Carrión, J.S., Fernández, S., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Fauquette, S., González-Sampériz, P., Finlayson, C., in press. The historical origin of aridity and vegetation degradation in southeastern Spain. Journal of Arid Environments. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2008.11.014.pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Fawcett, P. J., Anderson, R. S., 2008. Millennial- and centennial-scale vegetation and climate changes during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene from northern New Mexico (USA). Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 1442-1452. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.04.004. pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Fauquette, S., Suc, J.-P., 2008. Vegetation, climate and paleoaltitude reconstructions of eastern alpine mountain ranges during the Miocene based on pollen records from Austria, Central Europe. Journal of Biogeography 35, 1638-1649. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2008.01911.x. pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Mandic, O., Harzhauser, M., Pavelic, D., Vranjkovic. A., 2008. Vegetation and climate dynamics during the Miocene from Lake Sinj (Dinaride Lake System, Croatia). Review of Paleobotany and Palynology 152, 237-245. doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2008.05.005. pdf 

Rögl, F., Coric, S., Harzhauser, M., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Krohn, A., Schultz, O., Wessely, G., Zorn, I., 2008.  The Middle Miocene Badenian stratotype at Baden-Sooss (Lower Austria). Geologica Carpathica 59, 367-374. pdf

İslamoğlu, Y., Harzhauser, M., Gross, M., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Coric, S., Kroh, A., Rögl, F., van der Made, J., 2008. At the Tethys – Eastern Paratethys junction: Oligocene depositional environments, ecological and paleobiogeographic history of the Thrace Basin (NW Turkey). International Journal of Earth Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00531-008-0378-0. pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Anderson, R. S. Fawcett, P. J., 2007. Millennial-scale vegetation and climate changes of the past 225 kyr from Bear Lake, Utah-Idaho (USA). Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 1713-1724. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.05.001. pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Suc, J.-P., 2007. Middle Miocene latitudinal climatic gradient in western Europe : evidence from pollen records. Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol. 253, 224-241. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.03.040. pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Abdul-Aziz, H., Rodríguez-Tovar, F. J., Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., Suc, J.-P., 2007. Palynological evidence for astronomical forcing in Early-Middle Miocene lacustrine deposits from Rubielos de Mora Basin (NE Spain). Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol. 252, 601-616. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.05.013. pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Fauquette, S., Suc, J.-P., Abdul-Aziz, H., 2007. Early Miocene repetitive vegetation and climatic changes in the lacustrine deposits of the Rubielos de Mora Basin (Teruel, NE Spain). Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol. 250, 101-113. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.03.004. pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Popescu, S.-M., Ivanov, D., Suc, J.-P., 2007. Neogene flora, vegetation and climate dynamics in southeastern Europe and northeastern Mediterranean according to pollen records. In: WILLIAMS, M., HAYWOOD, A. M., GREGORY, F. J. & SCHMIDT, D. N. (eds) Deep-Time Perspectives on Climate Change: Marrying the Signal from Computer Models and Biological Proxies. The Micropalaeontological Society, Special Publications. The Geological Society, London, 503-516. pdf

Fauquette, S., Suc, J.-P., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Micheels, A., Jost, A., Favre, E., Bachiri-Taoufiq, N., Bertini, A., Clet-Pellerin, M., Diniz, F., Farjanel, G., Feddi, N., Zheng, Z., 2007. Latitudinal climatic gradients in Western European and Mediterranean regions from the Mid-Miocene (~15 Ma) to the Mid-Pliocene (~3.5 Ma) as quantified from pollen data. In: WILLIAMS, M., HAYWOOD, A. M., GREGORY, F. J. & SCHMIDT, D. N. (eds) Deep-Time Perspectives on Climate Change: Marrying the Signal from Computer Models and Biological Proxies. The Micropalaeontological Society, Special Publications. The Geological Society, London, 481–502. pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., 2006. Progressive substitution of a subtropical forest for a temperate one during the middle Miocene climate cooling in Central Europe according to palynological data from cores Tengelic-2 and Hidas-53 (Pannonian Basin, Hungary). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 142, 1-14. pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Head, M.J., Harzhauser, M., 2006. Early and Middle Miocene dinoflagellate cyst stratigraphy of the Central Paratethys, Central Europe. Journal of Micropaleontology 25, 113-139. pdf

Jiménez-Moreno, G., Rodríguez-Tovar, F.-J., Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., Fauquette, S., Suc, J.-P., Müller, P., 2005. High-resolution palynological analysis in late early- middle Miocene core from the Pannonian Basin, Hungary: Climatic changes, astronomical forcing and eustatic fluctuations in the Central Paratethys. Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol. 216, 73-97. pdf

Besson, D., Parize, O., Rubino, J.-L., Aguilar, J.-P., Aubry, M.-P., Beaudoin, B., Berggren, W.A., Clauzon, G., Crumeyrolle, P., Dexcoté, Y., Fiet, N., Iaccarino, S., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Laporte-Galaa, C., Michaux, J., von Salis, K., Suc, J.-P., Reynaud, J.-Y., Wernli, R., 2005. Un réseau fluviatile d´âge burdigalien terminal dans le sud-est de la France: remplissage, exten-sion, âge, implications. C. R. Geoscience 337, 1045-1054. pdf

Jiménez Moreno, G., 2003. Vegetación y clima durante el Mioceno medio en Europa central a partir del análisis polínico. Geotemas 5, 133-135.

Jiménez, G., Moreno, J., Romero, G., Sandoval, J., Trives, V., 1999. Nuevos datos sobre el Bajociense de la serie tipo del Subbético Medio (Cordillera Bética). Geogaceta 26, 95-98.

Other interests

I love playing music. I have played in several bands since 1995 -

Manneken Pis, Maine, Mei long, Bisagra, Jordan and

Vavaverde. I also enjoy making music  in my home studio - check

out some of my music here.


Recent Journal Articles (click on the pdf to download)