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Pablo Valverde Vaquero, Ph.D.

Department of Natural Sciences
Earth Sciences


Ph.D. Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), 1998
M.Sc., Geology & Geophysics, Boston College, 1992
B.Sc. (Licenciado), Geology, Universidad de Oviedo, 1989

Practice Areas

  • U-Pb geochronology
  • Plate tectonics
  • Petrology / geochemistry

Publications and Media Placements

Selected publications

Van Staal, C.R., Whalen, J.B., Valverde-Vaquero, P., Zagorevski., A., Rogers, N., 2009, Pre-Carboniferous episodic accretion-related orogénesis along the Laurentian margin of the northern Appalachians. Murphy, J.B., Keppie, J.D., Hynes, A.J (Eds.) ANCIENT OROGENS AND MODERN ANALOGUES. Geological Society London SPEC. PUB. 327. pp. 271-316. ISSN 0305-8719. ISBN 978-1-86239-2. DOI: 10.1144/SP327.13.

Valverde-Vaquero, P. & Dunning, G.R., 2000, New U-Pb ages for Early Ordovician magmatism in Central Spain. Journal Geological Society London, v. 157, p.15-26. ISSN: 0016-7649#JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY; DOI 10.1144/jgs.157.1.15

Valverde-Vaquero, P., Dörr, W., Belka, Z., Franke, W., Wiszniewska, J.& Schastok, J., 2000, U-Pb single grain dating of detrital zircon in the Cambrian of central Poland: implications for Gondwana versus Baltica provenance studies. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 184-1, p.225-240. ISSN: 0012-821X#EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS. DOI: 10.1016/S0012-821X(00)00312-5.

Valverde-Vaquero, P., van Staal, C.R., McNicoll, V., Dunning, G.R., 2006, Mid-Late Ordovician magmatism and metamorphism along the Gander Margin in central Newfoundland. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 163, 347-362. DOI: 10.1144/0016-764904-130

Rubio-Ordoñez, A., Valverde-Vaquero, P., Corretge, L.R., Cuesta-Fernández, A., Gallastegui, G., Fernández-González, M., Gerdes, A., 2012, An Early Ordovician tonalitic-granodioritic belt along the Schistose-Greywacke Domain of the Central Iberian Zone (Iberian Massif, Variscan Belt). Geological Magazine, v.149-5, p.927-939. ISSN: 0016-7568#GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE. DOI: 10.1017/s0016756811001129.

Recent publications

Rubio Pascual, F.J., Martín Parra, L.M., Díez Fernández, R.,Valverde-Vaquero,P.,Díez-Montes, A., Hacar Rodríguez, M.P.,Iglesias, J., Gallastegui, G., Rodríguez Fernández L.R., & Beranoaguirre, A. (2022) Tectonics and geothermal gradients from subduction to collision in the NW Variscan Iberian Massif, International Geology Review, DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2022.2073569

Escuder-Viruete, J., Castillo-Carrión, M., Pérez Valera, F., Valverde-Vaquero, P., Rubio Ordónez, Á., & Fernández, F. J. (2022). Reconstructing the crustal section of the intra-oceanic Caribbean island arc: Constraints from the cumulate layered gabbronorites and pyroxenites of the Rio Boba plutonic sequence, northern Dominican Republic. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23, e2021GC010101.

Escuder-Viruete, J., Beranoaguirre, A., Valverde-Vaquero, P. & McDermott, F., (2020) Quaternary deformation and uplift of coral reef terraces produced by oblique subduction and underthrusting of the Bahama Platform below the northern Hispaniola forearc, Tectonophysics, v.796, 228631.