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Isabel Cacho

ICREA Acadèmia 2013 & 2018

Universitat de Barcelona · Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Isabel Cacho

Isabel Cacho has a degree and a doctorate in geology from the University of Barcelona where she is currently full professor. Part of her scientific carrier was developed at the Universities of Cambridge (Great Britain), Kiel, (Germany) and Columbia (USA). Author of more than a hundred scientific articles that have accumulated thousands of citations. Leader of several research projects including a prestigious ERC-Consolidator grant devoted to the study of past changes in Mediterranean circulation. In 2022 she received the Narcis Monturiol Award in recognition to her contribution to the scientific and technologic development in Catalonia. Since 2023 she is coordinator of the research group on Marine Geosciences from the UB.

Research interests

She is specialist in the reconstruction of past climatic variability and its relation to oceanographic changes. Her research is based on the application of several geochemical tools on deep marine sediments and cave speleothems. She has a long experience studding the impact of past rapid climate variability in the Mediterranean region, being pioneer in stablishing its connection with North Atlantic circulation. Currently, she is very much focused in analyzing the sensitivity of the Mediterranean circulation system to different climate forcings in base to innovative geochemical tracers that had led her to the implementation new analytical infrastructures in the UB.


Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, deep sea sediments, speleothems, global change, radiogenic isotopes

ICREA Memoir 2023