Aitor Cambeses

Aitor Cambeses

Postdoctoral researcher, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
PhD 2015, Granada, Spain
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellow

Raum-Nr.: IA 4/109
Tel.: +49 (0) 234 / 32-24393

Research interests

My research interests are as follows:

  • Petrology and geochemistry of granitoids

  • Geochronology and isotopic geology

  • Timing of events and continental crust evolution

  • Lithospheric dynamics

My research project is associated to an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and it is focussed on determine the mechanisms of zircon survival in the mantle and mantle-derived rocks. To establish conditions of zircon stability, I aim to carry out experiments at high T and P in polyphase and partially molten silica undersaturated systems.

The experimental results will provide a better understanding of zircon systematics in mafic and ultramafic systems and a valuable information about crustal growth and recycling mechanism.

Recent publications

  • Hyppolito, T., Cambeses, A., Angibust, S., Raymond, T., Garcia-Casco, A., Juliani, C., (2018). Rehydration of eclogites and garnet replacement processes during exhumation in the amphibolite facies. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 478, SP478-3.

  • Bea, F., Montero, P., Molina, J.F., Scarrow, J.H., Cambeses, A., Moreno, J.A., S., (2018). Lu-Hf ratios of crustal rocks and their bearing on zircon Hf isotope model ages: The effects of accessories. Chemical Geology 484, pp. 179-190.

  • Angibust, S., Cambeses, A., Hyppolito, T., Glodny, J., Monié, P., Calderon, M., Juliani, C., (2018). A 100 Ma-long window accretionary processes in the Patagonia Mesozoic subduction zone (Diego de Almagro Island, Chile). The Geological Society of America Bulletin, 2018101.

  • Angibust, S., Hyppolito, T., Glodny, J., Cambeses, A., Garcia-Casco, A., Calderón, M., Juliani, C., (2017). A hot subduction in the middle Jurassic and partial melting of oceanic crust in Chilean Patagonia. Gondwana Research 42, pp. 104-125.

  • Cambeses, A., Scarrow, J.H., Montero, P., Lázaro, C., Bea, F., (2017). Palaeogeography and crustal evolution of the Ossa–Morena Zone, southwest Iberia, and the North Gondwana margin during the Cambro-Ordovician: a review of isotopic evidence. International Geology Review 59, pp. 94-130.

  • Haissen, F., Cambeses, A., Montero, P., Bea, F., Dilek, Y., Mouttaqi, A., (2017). The Archean kalsilite- nepheline syenites of the Awsard intrusive massif (Reguibat Shield, WAC, Morocco) and its place among the alkaline magmatism of Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences 127(3), pp. 16-50.

  • Cambeses, A., García-Casco, A., Scarrow, J.H., Montero, P., Pérez-Valera, L.A., Bea, F., (2016). Mineralogical evidence for lamproite magma mixing and storage at mantle depths: Socovos fault lamproites, SE Spain. Lithos 266-267, pp. 182-201.

  • Pease, V., Scarrow, J.H., Nobre-Silva, I., Cambeses, A., (2016). Devonian magmatism in the Timan Range, Arctic Russia-subduction, post-orogenic extension, or rifting? Tectonophysics 691, pp. 185-197.

  • Montero, P., Haissen, F., Mouttaqi, A., Molina, J.F., Errami, A., Sadiki, O., Cambeses, A., Bea, F., (2016). Contrasting SHRIMP U–Pb zircon ages of two carbonatite complexes from the peri-cratonic terranes of the Reguibat Shield: Implications for the lateral extension of the West African Craton. Gondwana Research 38, pp. 238-250.

  • Cambeses, A., Scarrow, J.H., Montero, P., Molina, J.F., Moreno, J.A., (2015). SHRIMP U-Pb zircon dating of the Valencia del Ventoso plutonic complex, Ossa-Morena Zone, SW Iberia: middle Carboniferous extension-related 'calc-alkaline' magmatism. Gondwana Research 28, pp. 735-756.

  • Moreno. J.A., Molina, J.F., Montero, P., Abu anbar, M., Scarrow, J.H., Cambeses, A., Bea, F., (2014). Unraveling sources of A-type magmas in juvenile continental crust: constraints from compositionally diverse Ediacaran post-collisional granitoids in the Katerina Ring Complex, southern Sinai, Egypt. Lithos 192-195, pp. 56-85.

  • Cambeses, A., Scarrow, J.H., (2013). Ultrapotassic Volcanic Centres as Potenial Paleogeographic Indicators: The Mediterranean Tortonian `Salinity Crisis ́, Southern Spain. Geologica Acta 11, pp. 295-310.

  • Moreno. J.A., Montero, P., Abu anbar, M., Molina, J.F., Scarrow, J.H., Talavera, C., Cambeses, A., Bea, F., (2012). SHRIMP U-Pb zircon dating of the Katerina Ring Complex: Insights into the temporal sequence of Ediacaran calc-alkaline to peralkaline magmatism in southern Sinai, Egypt. Gondwana Research 21, pp. 887-900.


12/2011 – 07/2015

Ph.D. (Suma Cum Laude) in Geosciences, University of Granada, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, Spain
Thesis title: Ossa-Morena Zone Variscan "calc-alkaline" hybrid rocks: interaction of mantle-and crustal-derived magmas as a result of intra-orogenic extension-related intraplanting.

09/2009 - 02/2011

M.Sc. (with Distinction) in Geosciences, University of Granada, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, Spain
Thesis title: Characterization of the volcanic centres of Zeneta and La Aljorra, Murcia: Evidence of minette formation by lamproite-trachyte magma mixing

09/2004 - 07/2009

B.Sc. in Geosciences, University of Granada, Faculty of Sciences, Spain


03/2018 - now

Postdoctoral researcher (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship), Ruhr-University Bochum, Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, Bochum, Germany.

12/2016 - 12/2017

Postdoctoral researcher, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France.

12/2015 - 12/2016

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Granada, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, Spain.

12/2011 - 12/2015

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