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 carreer and introduced me in the fascinating world of land snails.  got my M.D. and my Ph.D. in the Department of Animal Biology (ULL), on paleobiology of Quaternary land snails from the Canary Islands. 

Once I achived 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.

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



Map

Y. Yanes in a Quaternary eolian deposit
from Fuerteventura Island (2010)


CONTACT INFORMATION:

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
500-GEOLOGY PHYSICS BLDG.
CINCINNATI OH  45221
  (USA)
Email: yurena.yanes@uc.edu
Phone: +1 513-556-8449