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Sofia Barragán Montilla




+49 421 218-65982



MARUM Pavillon, 1120

Sofia Barragán Montilla


Geo­lo­gist with ex­pe­ri­ence in bio­stra­ti­gra­phy and se­di­men­ta­ry ba­sin ana­ly­sis. Spe­cia­li­zed in ap­p­lied Mi­cro­paleon­to­lo­gy, spe­ci­fi­cal­ly in fo­ra­mi­ni­fe­ra ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons in bio­stra­ti­gra­phy and pa­leo­cli­ma­tic stu­dies. Wide ex­pe­ri­ence in Ce­no­zoic and Cret­aceous bent­hic fo­ra­mi­ni­fe­ra from the Co­lom­bi­an Ca­rib­be­an, Tu­ni­sia, and Spain.

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Academic Background

  • PhD. (c) in Paleocenography (since 2021) Universität Bremen.
  • MSc. in Applied Geology(2018) University of Zaragoza.
  • BSc. in Geology (2016) National University of Colombia, Bogotá.

Profesional Background

  • From January 2021: PhD. researcher at MARUM Institute (University of Bremen, Germany).
  • From September 2018 to December 2020: Specialized consultant in Micropaleontology – Biostratigraphy at Colombian Petroleum Institute hired by TIP (Piedecuesta, Colombia)
  • From February 2016 to September 2017: Geologist at RA Geologia (Bogotá, Colombia).

I study Benthic Foraminifera including taxonomy and geochemical proxies!

In­de­xed Jour­nal Pu­bli­ca­ti­ons

  • Barragán-Montilla, S., Mulitza, S., Johnstone, H. J. H., & Pälike, H. (2023). Stagnant North Atlantic deep water heat uptake with reduced Atlantic meridional overturning circulation during the last deglaciation. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 38, e2022PA004575.
  • Barragán-Montilla, S.(2022). Filling the deep-ocean data gap with benthic foraminifera. Nature Reviews Earth & Environments 3, 553.
  • Barragán-Montilla, S. and Sanchez, C. A. (2021). Paleoenvironmental inferences based on benthic foraminifera from the Uitpa Formation (Guajira, Colombia). Micropaleontology 67(5): 459-481. 10.47894/mpal.67.5.03
  • Salazar-Ortiz, E. A., Rincon-Martinez, D., Paez, L. A., Restrepo, S. M.and Barragán-Montilla, S. (2020). Middle Eocene mixed carbonate-siliciclastic systems in the southern Caribbean (NW Colombian margin). Journal of South American Earth Sciences 99: 102507.

Un­der re­view or sub­mit­ted:

  • Barragán-Montilla, S., Johnstone, H. J. H., Mulitza, S., Dharma A. Reyes Macaya & Pälike, H. (in review). Enhanced ventilation of Eastern North Atlantic Oxygen Minimum Zone with deglacial slowdown of Meridional Overturning. Nature Communications.
  • Lyu, J.,Barragán-Montilla, S., Auer, G., Bialik, O. M., Sarr A. C., De Vleeschouwer, D. (under consideration). Oxygenated bottom water conditions on Broken Ridge (central Indian Ocean) in the last 9 million years. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
  • Navarro-Perez, D. Ramírez-Salazar, A.,Barragán-Montilla, S., Garcia Arredondo, M., Rodríguez Sepúlveda, N., Venturi Herrera, O., Rosa Marín, A., Gómez Correa, M. A., Micalizio, C-S, Bastien-Olvera, B. A. (in review). GeoTraductores: a Collaborative Initiative Democratizing Science Communication in Latin America. Special Collection: Equity in Coproduction, Community Science.

Other Pu­bli­ca­ti­ons

  • How inclusive communities change the way we perceive our professional environment. Article by Sofia Barragán Montilla. Published by Microbiologist Magazine, December 2020 issue.
  • How Microfossils Aid in Climate Change Studies. Blog entry bySofia Barragán Montilla. Published by GeoLatinas Blog. Also available in Spanish.

Some Of­fi­ci­al Trans­la­ti­ons

Graphic abstract for a short article published in Natture Reviews Earth and Environment