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Dr. Diana Ochoa

Diana Ochoa

Postdoc Researcher
BioGeosciences Lab, Sciences and Philosophy Department
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Av. Honorio Delgado 430 - SMP
BioGeosciences (LID #317) - Ocean Sciences labs (LID #313)
15102 Lima


  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        Tropical palynology, biostratigraphy, micropaleontology
Official functions (outside of PAGES)        Leading of research project, teaching, fundraising
PAGES interests        ECN, PALSEA, Pliocene climate variability - PlioVAR, PAGES-PMIP group on Quaternary Interglacials - QUIGS
Topics        Chronology, Climate variability, Forests, Thresholds and abrupt changes
Timescales        Neogene, Paleogene, Pleistocene
Regions        Neotropics, Pacific Ocean, South America, Tropics
Archives        Lake sediments, Ocean sediments, Pollen
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        (Micro)paleontology, (Paleo)climatology, (Paleo)limnology, (Paleo)oceanography, Palynology
Computers        Analyseries, R
Laboratory        Grain-size, Microfossils (foraminifera, ostracods, etc), Pollen, XRF



Ochoa, D., Sierro, F.J., Cortina A., Hilgen, F., Lofi, J., Kouwenhoven, T., and Flores, J.A. (in press) Origin and implications of orbital-induced sedimentary cyclicity in Pliocene well logs of the Western Mediterranean. Marine Geology. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2018.05.009
Cortina, A., Filippelli, G., Ochoa, D., Sierro, F. J., Flores, J. A., & Grimalt, J. O., 2018. Climate-driven changes in sedimentation rate influence phosphorus burial along continental margins of the northwestern Mediterranean. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 500, 106-116.

Ochoa, D., Zavada, M. S., Liu, Y., & Farlow, J. O., 2016. Floristic implications of two contemporaneous inland upper Neogene sites in the eastern US: Pipe Creek Sinkhole, Indiana, and the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee (USA). Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 96 (2), 239-254.

Ochoa, D., Sierro, F.J., Lofi, J., Maillard, A., Flores, J.A. and Suárez, M., 2015. Synchronous onset of the Messinian evaporite precipitation: First Mediterranean offshore evidence. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 427, pp.112-124.

Driussi, O., Maillard, A., Ochoa, D., Lofi, J., Chanier, F., Gaullier, V., Briais, A., Sage, F., Sierro, F. and Garcia, M., 2015. Messinian Salinity Crisis deposits widespread over the Balearic Promontory: Insights from new high-resolution seismic data. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 66, pp.41-54.

Flecker, R., Krijgsman, W., Capella, W., de Castro Martíns, C., Dmitrieva, E., Mayser, J.P., Marzocchi, A., Modestu, S., Ochoa, D., Simon, D. and Tulbure, M., et al., 2015. Evolution of the Late Miocene Mediterranean–Atlantic gateways and their impact on regional and global environmental change. Earth-Science Reviews, 150, pp.365-392.

Jaramillo, C., Zavada, M., Ortiz, J., Pardo, A., Ochoa, D., 2013. The Biogeography of the Araucarian dispersed pollen Cyclusphaera. International Journal of Plant Biology, Vol. 174(3): 489–498.

Ochoa, D., Whitelaw. M., Liu, Y.S., Zavada, M., 2012. Neogene Palynology of the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee, USA: Floristic Implications. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Vol. 184: 36–48.

Ochoa, D., Hoorn, C., Jaramillo, C., Bayona, G., De La Parra, F., 2012. The final phase of tropical lowland deposition in the axial zone of the Eastern Cordillera: Evidence from three palynological records (Eocene to Miocene, Colombian Andes). Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Vol. 39: 157–169.

Jaramillo, C., Ochoa D., Contreras,L., Pagani, M., Carvajal-Ortiz, H., Pratt, L.M., Krishnan, S., et al., 2010. Effects of Rapid Global Warming at the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary on Neotropical Vegetation. Science 330: 957-961.

Hoorn, C., Roddaz, M., Dino, R., Soares, E., Uba, C., Ochoa, D., Mapes, R., 2010. The Amazonian Craton and its influence on past fluvial systems (Mesozoic-Cenozoic, Amazonia), in: Amazonia, Landscape and Species Evolution: A Look into the Past. Eds. C. Hoorn & F. Wesselingh Wiley-Blackwell.