Jesús Martínez-Frías

Selected recent papers
Gómez Gómez J.M. et al. (2014) Drying bacterial bio-saline patterns showing vital reanimation upon re-hydration: a new hibernating biomineralogical Life fomationsAstrobiology 14(7): 589-602.
Hamilton, V. E., et al. (2014) Observations and Preliminary Science Results from the First 100 Sols of MSL REMS Ground Temperature Sensor Measurements at Gale Crater Journal Geophysical Research DOI: 10.1002/2013JE004520.
Gomez-Elvira, J. et al  (2014) Curiosity's Rover Environmental Monitoring Station: The First 100 Sols Journal Geophysical Research doi:10.1002/2013JE004576.

Böttger, U. et al.  (2013) Raman Spectroscopic Analysis of the Calcium Oxalate Producing Extremotolerant Lichen Circinaria gyrosa. International Journal of Astrobiology DOI: S1473550413000323


Yingst, R.A. et al. (2013) Characteristics of pebble and cobble-sized clasts along the Curiosity rover traverse from Bradbury Landing to Rocknest Journal Geophysical Research doi: 10.1002/2013JE004435


Merinero, R. et al. (2012) Tracing organic compounds in aerobically degraded methane-derived carbonate chimneys (Gulf of Cadiz, SW Iberia) Sedimentary Geology 263-264: 174-182.


 "Earth Geology is the key to understand other worlds" - J. Martínez-Frías


Main research lines

Terrestrial Analogs and Planetary Exploration

 Extreme Environments and Mineralization Processes (Bio- and Geomarkers)

 Meteorites, Impacts and Megacryometeors

 Geoeducation and Geoethics (Earth and Planetary Sciences and Astrobiology)

 Director, Spanish Planetology and Astrobiology Network (REDESPA)

 Councillor, European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA)

 Science Officer. Origins and Astrobiology, PS, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

 Chair, IUGS Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Techn. Trans.(COGE)

 President, International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH)


Postal address

 Instituto de Geociencias, IGEO (CSIC-UCM)
Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas
c/ José Antonio Novais, 12
Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid - SPAIN
Tel: +34 91 3944829 - Fax: +34 91 3944798