PhD candidate: Jesús Ruiz Fernández
Department of Geography, University of Oviedo
Oviedo (Spain), 4-1-2013
“Glacial, periglacial and fluvio-torrential landforms of the Western Massif of Picos de Europa (Cantabrian Range)”
Located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, the Cantabrian Range constitutes one the most oustanding karstic reliefs in Europe. The extremely rugged and vertical environment of this area explains the existence of different climate environments, both today and in the past. The PhD candidate has examined present-day geomorphological processes and landforms in the Western Massif of Picos de Europa. Indeed, based on the study of the geomorphology, sedimentology and soils the candidate gives evidences of environmental changes during the Quaternary.