Mercè Cisneros Bermejo

Technical Staff

  • Service: LabGEOTOP – Geochemistry – HR-ICP-MS
  • Digital CSIC profile



Academic profiles



Educational Background

  • 2019 PhD in Marine Sciences. Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Thesis tittle: Climate reconstruction of the last 2,700 years in the Western Mediterranean: marine sediments and stalagmites. Advisors: Isabel Cacho & Miquel Canals.
  • 2011 MSc. In Master's Degree in Marine Sciences: Oceanography and Marine Environment Management. Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Master Thesis title: Evolution of sea surface temperature in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea during the last 2000 years.
  • 2010 Degree in Environmental Sciences. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). 

Research Interests

  • Paleoceanography
  • Paleoclimatology and global warming
  • High-mountain climate reconstructions
  • Civilisation-climate interactions
  • Geochemistry on speleothems and marine sediments
  • Past climate extreme events
  • Historical climatology - geography
  • Late-holocene

Active Projects




Previous selected publications


Cisneros, M., Cacho, I., Frigola, J., Moreno, A., Stoll, H., Fornós, J.J., Sigró, J. & Barriendos, M.

Títol: Exploring a Mallorca cave flooding during the Little Ice Age using nondestructive techniques on a stalagmite: micro-CT and XRF core scanning. Quaternary Research Journal, 1-13.        doi:10.1017/qua.2023.52                             

Graham, S., Wary, M., Calcagni, F., Cisneros, M., De Luca, C., Gorostiza, S., Stedje Hanserud, O., Kallis, G., Kotsila, P., Leipold, S., Malumbres-Olarte, J., Partridge, T., Petit-Boix, A., Schaffartzik, A., Shokry, G., Tirado Herrero, S., van den Bergh, J. & Ziveri, P.      

Títol: An interdisciplinary framework for navigating social-climatic tipping points. People and Nature, Volume 5, Issue 5, p. 1445-1456. DOI10.1002/pan3.10516    


Cisneros, M., Cacho, I., Moreno, A., Stoll, H., Torner, J., Català, A., Edwards, R.L., Hai, C., Fornós, J.J. (2021). Hydroclimate variability during the last 2700 years based on stalagmite multi-proxy records in the central-western Mediterranean. Quaternary Science Reviews.


Cisneros, M., Cacho, I., Frigola, J., Sánchez-Vidal, A., Calafat, A., Pedrosa-Pàmies, R., Rumín-Caparrós, A., Canals, M. (2019). Deep-water formation variability in the north-western Mediterranean Sea during the last 2500yr: A proxy validation with present-day data. Global and Planetary Change. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.03.012.


Margaritelli, G., Cisneros, M., Cacho, I., Capotondi, L., Vallefuoco, M., Rettori, R., Lirer, F. (2018). Climatic variabiity over the last 3000 years in the central-western Mediterranean Sea (Menorca Basin) detected by planktonic foraminifera and stable isotope records. Global and Planetary Change. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2018.07.012.


Cisneros, M., & Cacho, I., Frigola, J., Canals, M., Masqué, P., Martrat, B., Casado, M., Grimalt, J.O., Pena, L.D., Margaritelli, G., Lirer, F. (2016). Sea surface temperature variability in the central-western Mediterranean Sea during the last 2700 years: a multi-proxy and multi-record approach. Climate of the Past. DOI: 10.5194/cp-12-849-2016.

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