Jesús Martínez-Frías

Recent publications
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


Sánchez, F.J. et al. (2012) The resistance of the lichen Circinaria gyrosa (nom. provis.) towards simulated Mars conditions – a model test for the survival capacity of an eukaryotic extremophile Planetary & Space Science 72-1: 102-110.


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



Main Research Lines

 Terrestrial Analogs and Planetary Exploration

 Meteorites and Impact Events

 Megacryometeors (Extreme Atmospheric Events)

 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

Prof. Jesús Martínez-Frías
Instituto de Geociencias (CSIC-UCM)
Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas
c/ José Antonio Novais, 2
Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid (Spain)

Tel: +34 913944829: Fax:  +34 913944798