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Sérgio H. Faria


Sérgio H. Faria Paleoclimate records teach us that climate change is actually not a new challenge: local and global climate have been changing during the whole history of our planet. What is new is our growing awareness of the impacts such changes have had on the evolution of mankind and are having on modern society, as well as the vertiginous increase in the anthropogenic influence upon climate. Unrestrained demographic expansion and technological development – which have previously been our most effective strategies of adaptation to a changing environment – now render us victims of our own attempts to improve living conditions in a densely populated world. It is therefore essential to rethink economic growth and technological development in order to turn them truly sustainable. To achieve this, the first challenge is to obtain a reliable picture of the ongoing climatic changes and their impacts on local and global scales, followed by a precise assessment of the anthropogenic contributions to such changes. These investigations provide the essential basis for the establishment of more efficient environmental policies and new strategies for sustainable development.

  • Position:
    Ikerbasque Research Professor - Ramon y Cajal Fellow
  • Main Research Field:
    Environmental physics, glaciology, human and physical geography. Climate and paleoclimate records. Biodiversity and population dynamics. Continuous diversity, emergence and multiscale modeling
  • Contact information:
    Email address: sergio.faria@bc3research.org
    Contact phone: +34 94-401 46 90 ext. 111
  • Research ID (WOK): Sérgio H. Faria RID
  • Google Scholar: Sérgio H. Faria Scholar
  • ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0931-6514

Short CV

Multidisciplinary researcher on Earth and planetary sciences, social dynamics, and complex systems.

Adjoint Presidential Professor at the Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan.

Head of the BC3 Environmental Physics Group.

Head of the Team “Climate Change, Environment and Human Well-Being”, part of the Doctorate Programme “Quaternary: Environmental Change and Human Ecological Footprint” of the University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV).

European Coordinator of the "GIGAKU Education Programme for Innovative Global Engineers" (GIGAKU-IGLOBE) led by Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) and funded by MEXT, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

Member of the East Greenland Ice core Project (EGRIP).

Associate Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Glaciology” and “Annals of Glaciology”, published by Cambridge University Press and the International Glaciological Society, Cambridge, U.K..

Associate Editor of the journals “Entropy” and “Geosciences”, published by MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Associate Editor of the journal “Scientific Reports” published by Nature Research, London, U.K.

Doctorate in Natural Sciences (summa cum laude) from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (2003) and Master in Physics (summa com laude) from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil.

Formerly Assistant Professor of Geosciences at the University of Göttingen, Germany (2006-2011), Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig, Germany (2004-2006), Research Associate at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (2003-2004) and Assistant Professor of Physics at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil (2003).

Guest stays at the Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan (2007, 2009, 2010, 2015), the National Institute of Polar Research, Japan (2015), the Institute of Low Temperature Science of the Hokkaido University, Japan (2007, 2009), Colorado State University Fort Collins, U.S.A. (2009), the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Germany (2003-2004, 2005-2006) and the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences of the University of Cambridge, U.K. (2003).

Also several stays in Antarctica and Greenland, in particular as ice core scientist during two EPICA-DML* deep-drilling expeditions (2003-2004 and 2005-2006) to Kohnen Station (75º00’S, 00º04’E), Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Through these activities he became most likely the first Brazilian to perform long term research activities on the Antarctic plateau, as well as the first Brazilian to take part on a polar deep drilling expedition.

*EPICA = European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica; DML = Dronning Maud Land.

Journal Articles

  • 2017
  • González-Eguino, M., Neumann, M.B., Arto, I., Capellán-Perez, I., Faria, S.H. 2017. Mitigation implications of an ice-free summer in the Arctic Ocean. Earth's Future. DOI (10.1002/2016EF000429).
  • 2016
  • Ganzedo,U., Polanco-Martínez, J. M., Caballero-Alfonso, A. M., Faria, S.H. ,Jianke, L. and Castro-Hernández, J.J. 2016. Climate effects on historic bluefin tuna captures in the Gibraltar Strait and Western Mediterranean. Journal of Marine Systems. 158. 84-92. DOI (10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.02.002).
  • Polanco-Martínez, Josué M., Faria,Sérgio H. 2016. (Forthcoming). Estimation of the significance of the Foster's wavelet spectrum by means of the permutation test, and applications to paleoclimate records. Boletin Geologico y Minero.
  • Weikusat, I., Jansen, D., Binder, T., Eichler, J., Faria, S.H., Wilhelms, F., Kipfstuhl, S., Sheldon, S., Miller, H., Dahl-Jensen, D., Kleiner, T. 2016. Physical analysis of an Antarctic ice core—towards an integration of micro- and macrodynamics of polar ice. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES. 375. (2086) DOI (10.1098/rsta.2015.0347).
  • 2014
  • Jens Roessiger, Paul D. Bons, Sérgio H. Faria. 2014. Influence of bubbles on grain growth in ice. Journal of Structural Geology. 61. 123-132. DOI (10.1016/j.jsg.2012.11.003).
  • Montagnat, M., O. Castelnau, P. Bons, S. H. Faria, O. Gagliardini, F. Gillet-Chaulet, A. Griera, R. Lebensohn, J. Roessiger. 2014. Multiscale modeling of ice deformation behavior. Journal of Structural Geology. 61. 78-108. DOI (10.1016/j.jsg.2013.05.002).
  • Sérgio H. Faria, Ilka Weikusat, Nobuhiko Azuma. 2014. The microstructure of polar ice. Part II: state of the art. Journal of Structural Geology. 61. 21-49. DOI (10.1016/j.jsg.2013.11.003).
  • Sérgio H. Faria, Ilka Weikusat, Nobuhiko Azuma. 2014. The microstructure of polar ice. Part I: highlights from ice core research. Journal of Structural Geology. 61. 2-20. DOI (10.1016/j.jsg.2013.09.010).
  • 2013
  • Bendel, V; Ueltzhoffer, KJ; Freitag, J; Kipfstuhl, S; Kuhs, WF; Garbe, CS; Faria, SH. 2013. High-resolution variations in size, number and arrangement of air bubbles in the EPICA DML (Antarctica) ice core. Journal Of Glaciology. 59. (217) 972 - 980. DOI (10.3189/2013JoG12J245).
  • Shipman, PD; Faria, SH; Strickland, C. 2013. Towards a continuous population model for natural language vowel shift. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY. 332. 123 - 135. DOI (10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.04.017).

BC3 Working Papers & Policy Briefings

Conference Proceedings

  • 2015
  • Scientific Committee Member, presented at the Klimagune Workshop 2015, organized by BC3, Bilbao, Spain, Nov, 2015
  • Climate Change Science Communication: Researcher's Personal Experience, presented at the Klimagune Workshop 2015 - Communicating Climate Science: Opportunities and Challenges, organized by BC3, Bilbao, Spain, Nov, 2015
  • Plans for Deep Ice Core Drilling, presented at the First Steering Commitee Meeting of EGRIP (East Greenland Ice Core Project) , organized by University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct, 2015
  • Vegetation landscape in the Cantabrian Region (Northern Iberian Peninsula) during the Pleistocene: current status, presented at the Mediterranean Palynology 2015 Symposium (Med?Palyno GPSBI-APLE Symposium), organized by University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, Sep, 2015
  • Towards a new statistical tool for analyzing unevenly spaced paleoclimate time series, presented at the International Work-Conference on Time Series (ITISE 2015), organized by University of Granada, Granada, Spain, Jul, 2015
  • Basque Science and Technology, presented at the First GIGAKU Techno Park Alliance Meeting, organized by Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan, Nagaoka, Japan, Mar, 2015
  • 2014
  • Recrystallization and micro-inclusions in polar ice, Nobuhiko Azuma, Sérgio H. Faria, Ilka Weikusat, Sepp Kipfstuhl, presented at the Goldschmidt 2014, organized by Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA, United States, Jun, 2014 .DOI
  • Recrystallization diagram for polar ice, Ilka Weikusat, Daniela Jansen, Nobuhiko Azuma, Sérgio H. Faria, presented at the International Symposium on Contribution of Glaciers and Ice Sheets to Sea Level Change, organized by International Glaciological Society, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, May, 2014 .DOI
  • 2013
  • Polar ice cores: past, present, and future, presented at the El Cuaternario en la Región Pirenaica Occidental: Investigación Multidisciplinar, organized by UPV/EHU Training and Research Unit , Bilbao, Spain, Oct, 2013
  • Strategies for future research in ice core science and technology, presented at the Second Meeting for Organizing Research in Ice-core Technology and Science (MORITS-2), organized by Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany, Aug, 2013
  • Dominant processes for microstructure evolution in polar ice, Daniela Jansen, Sérgio H. Faria, Ilka Weikusat, Nobuhiko Azuma, presented at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2013, organized by European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, Apr, 2013 .DOI
  • Multiscale Modeling of the Dynamics of Glaciers and Ice Sheets, presented at the BCAM Workshop Environmental Mathematics Day, organized by Environmental Mathematics Day, Bilbao, Spain, Feb, 2013
  • 2012
  • Klimagune Conference: Why Addressing Climate Change May Be Good for Your Health?, presented at the Klimagune Conference: Why Addressing Climate Change May Be Good for Your Health?, organized by Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and Bilbao City Council’s Environment Sub-Area, Bilbao, Spain, Nov, 2012
  • Microstructural features of polar firn and deep ice from Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, and their implications for ice-sheet flow, presented at the 7th Portuguese-Spanish Assembly of Geodesy and Geophysics, organized by Aranzadi Society of Sciences and UPV/EHU, Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain, Jun, 2012
  • Current and future research in ice core science and technology, presented at the First Meeting for Organizing Research in Ice-core Technology and Science (MORITS-1), organized by Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao, Spain, Jun, 2012
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