Publications

Articles under review

18. Keevil., C.E., Rogerson, M., Parsons, D., Mercedes-Martín, R., Brasier, A. T., Reijmer, J.J.G., and Matthews, A. The geomorphological distribution of subaqueous tufa columns within a hypersaline lake: Mono Lake, USA.

Peer-reviewed articles

2021

17. Bastianini,L., Rogerson, M., Mercedes-Martín, R., Prior, T., Mayes, W. What are the different styles of calcite precipitation within a hyperalkaline leachate? A sedimentological Anthropocene case study. Accepted for publication in The Depositional Record.

16. García-Artigas, R., Mercedes-Martín, R., Cartanyà, J., Bolet, A., Ricetto, M., and Fortuny, J. Faunas and paleoenvironmental reconstruction of an Upper Muskelkalk- Keuper boundary assemblage in the Pyrenean basin (Catalania, Spain). Accepted for publication in Journal of Paleontology.

15. Mercedes-Martín, R., Rogerson, M. R., Brasier, A. T., Reijmer, J.J.G., and Pedley, H. M. Towards a morphology diagram for terrestrial carbonates: evaluating the impact of carbonate supersaturation and alginic acid in calcite precipitate morphology. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 306, 340-361. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.04.010 <Link>

14. Mercedes-Martín, R., Ashit, R.,Rogerson, M. R., Sánchez-Román, M. Effects of Salinity, Organic Acids and Alkalinity in the Growth of Calcite Spherulites: Implications for Evaporitic Lacustrine Sedimentation. The Depositional Record. DOI: 10.1002/dep2.136. <Link>

13. Mercedes-Martín, R., Buatois, L. Microbialites and trace fossils from a Middle Triassic restricted carbonate ramp in the Catalan Basin (Spain): evaluating environmental and evolutionary controls in an epicontinental setting. Lethaia. https://doi.org/10.1111/let.12378<Link>

2020

12. García-Ávila, M., Mercedes-Martín, R., Juncal, M., Diez, J. B. New palynomorph data from the Middle Triassic carbonate platforms of eastern Iberia (Catalan Basin, NE Spain). Comptes Rendus Geoscience. https://doi.org/10.5802/crgeos.8 <Link>

2019

11. Mercedes-Martín, R., Ayora, C., Tritlla, J., Sánchez-Román, M.  The hydrochemical evolution of alkaline volcanic lakes: a model to understand the Cretaceous Presalt mineral assemblages. Earth-Science Reviews, 198, 102938. <Link>

10. Bastianini, L., Rogerson. M., Mercedes-Martín, R., Prior, T., J., Cesar, E. A., Mayes, W. What causes carbonates to form “shrubby” morphologies? An Anthropocene limestone case study. Frontiers in Earth Sciences. Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Diagenesis, 7, 237.  <Link>

2018

9. López-Gómez, J., Alonso-Azcárate, J., Arche, A., Arribas, J., Barrenechea, J. F., Borruel-Abadía, V., {Mercedes-Martín, R} & Díez, J. B. Permian-Triassic Rifting Stage. In: The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach (pp. 29-112). Springer, Berlin. (Invited chapter review). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11295-0_3 <Link>

8. Brasier, A., Wacey, D., Rogerson, M., Guagliardo, P., Saunders, M., Kellner, S., Mercedes-Martín, R., Matthews. A., Reijmer, J. A microbial role in the construction of Mono Lake carbonate chimneys?. Geobiology, 00, 1-16. <Link>

2017

7. Mercedes-Martín, R., Brasier, A. T., Rogerson, M. R., Reijmer, J.J.G., Vonhof, H. B., and Pedley, H. M. A depositional model for spherulitic carbonates associated with alkaline, volcanic lakes. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 86, 168-191. <Link>

6. Rogerson, M. R; Mercedes-Martín, R., Brasier, A. T., McGill, R.A.R., Prior, T., J., Vonhof, H. B., Fellows, S. M., Reijmer, J.J.G., McClymont, E., Matthews, A., and Pedley, H. M. Are spherulitic lacustrine carbonates an expression of large-scale mineral carbonation?: a case study from the East Kirkton Limestone, Scotland. Gondwana Research, 48, 101-109. <Link>

2016

5. Mercedes-Martín, R., Rogerson, M. R., Brasier, A. T., Vonhof, H. B., Prior, T. J., Fellows, S. M.,  Reijmer, J.J.G., Billing, I. and Pedley, H. M. Growing spherulitic calcite grains in saline, hyperalkaline lakes: experimental evaluation of the effects of Mg-clays and organic acids. Sedimentary Geology335, 93-102. <Link>

2015

4. Brasier, A. T., Rogerson, M. R., Mercedes-Martín, R., Vonhof, H. B., and Reijmer, J. J. G. A Test of the Biogenicity Criteria Established for Microfossils and Stromatolites on Quaternary Tufa and Speleothem Materials Formed in the “Twilight Zone” at Caerwys, UK. Astrobiology15 (10), 883-900. <Link>

2014

3. Mercedes-Martín, R., Arenas, C., and Salas, R. Diversity and factors controlling widespread occurrence of syn-rift Ladinian microbialites in the western Tethys (Triassic Catalan Basin, NE Spain). Sedimentary Geology313, 68-90. <Link>

2. MercedesMartín, R., Salas, R., and Arenas, C. Microbialdominated carbonate platforms during the Ladinian rifting: sequence stratigraphy and evolution of accommodation in a faultcontrolled setting (Catalan Coastal Ranges, NE Spain). Basin Research26(2), 269-296. <Link>

2013

1. Mercedes-Martín, R., Salas, R., and Arenas, C. Facies heterogeneity and depositional models of a Ladinian (Middle Triassic) microbial-dominated carbonate ramp system (Catalan Coastal Ranges, NE Spain). Marine and Petroleum Geology46, 107-128. <Link>

Non peer-reviewed documents

2013

2. Mercedes-Martín, R.  Estudio de carbonatos microbiales en afloramiento como análogos de la caracterización y modelización de reservorios de hidrocarburos. PhD Thesis. University of Barcelona.

2005

1. Mercedes-Martín, R. Ammonites e inocerámidos del Santoniense-Campaniense del Barranco de la Podega (Cuenca de Tremp, Pirineos surcentrales): estudio paleontológico y biostratigráfico. MSc Thesis. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 185 pp.

Abstracts, including conference submissions

2020

22. Van der Land, C., Cowan, K., Sherry, A., Bastianini, L., Gray, N., Rogeson, M., Mercedes-Martín, R., Prior, T., Cesar, E., Mayes, W. (2020). Microbial control on Anthropocene carbonates in slag drainage waters. Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, Viena, Austria.

2019

21. Bastianini,L. Rogerson, M., Mercedes-Martín, R.  Prior, T., J., Mayes, W. What causes carbonates to form “shrubby” morphologies? An analog case study from hyperalkaline leachates. Abstracts, IAS Meeting on Sedimentology, Rome, Italy.

20. Mercedes-Martín, R., Ayora, C., Tritlla, J., Sánchez-Román, M. (2019c). Factors controlling mineral paragenesis and cyclothems development in the Cretaceous Presalt alkaline lakes. Abstracts, IAS Meeting on Sedimentology, Rome, Italy.

19. Mercedes-Martín, R., Ayora, C., Tritlla, J., Sánchez-Román, M. (2019b). The hydrochemical evolution of alkaline volcanic lakes: a model to understand cyclothems evolution and mineral paragenesis in the South Atlantic Presalt lakes. 16th Bathurst Meeting of Carbonate Sedimentologists, Mallorca, Spain.

18. Bastianini, L., Rogerson. M., Mercedes-Martín, R., Prior, T., J., Mayes, W. (2019a). What causes carbonates to form “shrubby” morphologies? An analog case study from hyperalkaline leachates. 57thBritish Sedimentological Research Group. Annual General Meeting. London.

2018

17. Mercedes-Martín, R., Ayora, C., Tritlla, J., Sánchez-Román, M. (2018a). Disentangling the origin of the carbonate-clay-silica paragenesis in the Aptian ‘Pre-salt’ alkaline lakes: insights from hydrogeochemical modelling. 20th International Sedimentological Congress (ISC), Québec, Canada.

16. Mercedes-Martín, R. (2018b). The non-skeletal carbonates of the Cretaceous ‘Pre-salt’ lakes: when sedimentology meets crystal engineering. Keynote talk20th International Sedimentological Congress (ISC), Québec, Canada.

15. García-Ávila, M., Mercedes-Martín, R., Juncal, M., Diez, J. B. (2018c). New palynomorph data from the Middle Triassic carbonate platforms of eastern Iberia (Catalan Basin, NE Spain). Le 2ème Congrès International sur le Permien et le Trias. Casablanca, Morocco.

14. Sánchez-Román, M., Mercedes-Martín, R. Aerts, J., Van Spanning, R., Rogerson, M., Brasier, A., Reijmer, J. (2018d). Lake Clifton thrombolites: new insights from textural and metagenomic analyses. Frontiers of Microbiology. New Frontiers in Astrobiology: Life vs. Abiotic Detection from Microscopic to Infinity.

2017

13. Mercedes-Martín, R, Rogerson, M., Brasier, A., and Pedley, M. (2017a). Abiotic vs biotic-influenced carbonate nucleation: towards identifying their unique textural signatures. Lyell Meeting 2017: Sticking together: microbes and their role in forming sediments, London, United Kingdom.

12. Brasier, A., Wacey, D., Mercedes-Martín, R., Reijmer, J., Rogerson, M., Hardistry, L., Capezzuoli, E. (2017b). The fabric of continental carbonates: what have the microbes ever done for us? Abstracts, IAS Meeting on Sedimentology, Toulouse, France.

2016

11. Mercedes-Martín, R, Rogerson, M., Brasier, A., and Pedley, M. (2016a). A new depositional model of spherulitic carbonate settings: insights from a Carboniferous hyper-alkaline, volcanic-influenced lake. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Calgary, Canada.

10. Mercedes-Martín, R, Rogerson, M., Brasier, A., Vonhof, H., Prior, T., Fellows, S., and Pedley, M. (2016b). A mass-transfer model explaining the origin of Ca and Si in the ‘Pre-Salt’ South Atlantic lacustrine systems. Abstracts, IAS Meeting on Sedimentology, Marrakech, Morocco.

2015

9. Mercedes-Martín, R, Rogerson, M., Brasier, A., and Pedley, M. (2015a). Sediment-water interface calcium carbonate spherulites growing in organic-rich muddy substrates: fact or fiction? Abstracts Bathurst Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.

8. Mercedes-Martín, R, Rogerson, M., Brasier, A., McGill, R., and Pedley, M. (2015b). Calcium carbonate spherulites or just botryoidal growth?: insights from a sublacustrine and alkaline carbonate setting. Abstracts, 31st IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, Krakow, Poland.

7. Mercedes-Martín, R, Rogerson, M., Brasier, A., Pedley, M., Vonhof, H., and Reijmer, J. (2015c). Constraining the link between spherulite growth and silicate minerals: insights from the reappraisal of East Kirkton Limestone (Lower Carboniferous, Scotland). EGU Copernicus Meetings, Viena, Austria.

6. Rogerson, M., Mercedes-Martín, R., Brasier, A., Pedley, H. M., Vonhof, H. B., and Reijmer, J. (2015d). Do biofilms and clays alter the chemistry and fabric of a hyper-alkaline, saline, non-marine carbonate precipitate? EGU Copernicus Meetings, Viena, Austria.

2013

5. Mercedes-Martín, R., Salas, R and Arenas, C. (2013). Microbial-dominated carbonate platforms during the Ladinian rifting: analogical models for microbialite reservoirs (Catalan Basin, NE Spain). AAPG European Regional Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

2011

4. Mercedes-Martín, R., Arenas, C., and Esteban, M. (2011). Ladinian carbonate sedimentation during Triassic rifting: sequence stratigraphy and evolution of accommodation in a fault-controlled setting (Catalan Coastal Ranges, Spain). Abstracts28th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, Zaragoza, Spain.

2005

3. Mercedes-Martín, R. (2005). El límite Coniaciense-Santoniense en un sector del Prepirineo de Lérida: resultados preliminares en la Biostratigrafía de macroinvertebrados. (Eds: G. Meléndez et. al). Seminarios de Paleontología de la Universidad de Zaragoza (SEPAZ). Miscelánea Paleontológica. 

2003

2. Mercedes-Martín, R., Caus. E. and Boix, C (2003). Estudio micropaleontológico y biostratigráfico de los sedimentos cretácicos de la Hoja 292 (Sant Llorenç de Morunys, provincia de Barcelona). Publications of the Catalan Geological Survey (SGC).

2002

1. Gallemí, J., López, G., Martínez, R., Mercedes-Martín, R., and Pons, J.M. (2002). Coniacian/Santonian Boundary in Riu de Carreu Valley and Prats de Carreu, South-Central Pyrenees (N Spain). Meeting on the Coniacian- Santonian Boundary (Bilbao, Spain). Subcommision on Cretaceous Stratigraphy & Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME).

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