María de la Fuente

María de la Fuente

PhD Student

Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia
Institut de Ciències del Mar, CSIC
Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49
08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Tel: (34) 93 2309500 Ext: 1113
Fax: (34) 93 2309555
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My research is focused on inferring past climate conditions from marine sediments over the past 30ky. On one hand, I investigate the relationship between trace element incorporation in foraminifera (both planktonic and benthic) and some hydrographic and environmental parameters. Currently, I am focused on B/Ca ratios analyses to infer pH and carbonate ion concentration and on Mg/Ca as a paleothermometer proxy, applying the high resolution technique of LA-ICPMS. On the other hand I analyse radiocarbon ages in the same samples, in order to generate ventilation ages in both shallow- and deep glacial-interglacial ocean.