ABOUT ME

I was born in 1978 in the Canary Islands . Growing in such a biodiverse and unique landscape, my interest for local rocks, plants and animals became stronger through time. Thus, I soon decided to get a degree in Biology at La Laguna University (ULL).

During my undergrad I met Dr. Ibáñez and Dr. Alonso, specialists in Malacology, who inspired me to start a scientific career and introduced me in the fascinating world of land snails. I got my Masters and my Ph.D. in the Department of Animal Biology (ULL), on paleobiology of Quaternary land snails from the Canary Islands.

Once I achieved my PhD on September 2005, I got involved in four sequential postdocs at different institutions:

1) Virginia Tech (2005-2007) , where I worked with Dr. Michal Kowalewski on paleobiology and taphonomy of mollusk assemblages.

2) University of Georgia (2007-2009), where I worked with Dr. Christopher S. Romanek on isotope geochemistry.

3) Southern Methodist University (2009), where I worked with Dr. Crayton J. Yapp on isotope geochemistry.

4) CSIC-University of Granada (2010-2013) where I worked with Dr. Antonio Delgado on paleoecology, taphonomy and isotope geochemistry.

In January 2013, I joined the Department of Geology of the University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Professor. I became Associate Professor (with tenure) in summer 2019.

In January 2022, I started a position as a Program Director for the Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP) Program in National Science Foundation.


Check here one of my recent interviews at UC: http://www.uc.edu/profiles/profile.asp?id=21704

Check my latest research in NW Africa: http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=22473

CONTACT INFORMATION:

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

608-GEOLOGY PHYSICS BLDG.

CINCINNATI OH 45221 (USA)

Email: yurena.yanes@uc.edu

Phone: +1 513-556-5034