Fernández López de Pablo, Javier
Phone: (+34) 607 982 079
Sponsor: 1 - European Reasearch Council (ERC-CoG-2015-683018) 2 - MINECO Ayuda para la Contratació Estable de Doctores (Ref. IEDI-2017-0088)
PhD in History at the University of Alicante (2005). Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Anthropology at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) (2006-2009), MINCIN-Torres de Quevedo Program Researcher (2009-2011) and Ramón y Cajal Research Lecturer (2012-2016), IPHES researcher and Lecturer in Ethnoarchaeology at the University Rovira i Virgili (2017-today). I joined IPHES in 2012 with a “Ramón y Cajal” position. During this time, I have set up a new research group named COMPATHEVOL (Complex Paths on Human Evolution) with my colleague Dr. Sergi Lozano and developed an interdisciplinary research program in human socio-ecology and paleodemography.
My research interests focus on the study of human-environmental interactions and prehistoric demography from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition. Theoretically, I am interested in Human Behavioural Ecology and Cultural Transmission Evolutionary Theory for testing demographically dependent models cultural change.
Over the past 12 years, I have been investigating three major research topics using a broad array of methods, integrating archaeological and palaeoenvironmental data at different spatial scales.
My first line of research is the impact of the climatic instability and hydrological stress in prehistoric foragers during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. I have been directing new fieldwork open-air sites in SE Iberia, coordinating new multi-proxy palaeoecological studies in lake records. I am applying intra-site and off-site Geoarchaeological techniques to study site formation processes and the impact of extreme aridity events in human mobility patterns. In addition, I have conducted stable isotope analysis on human bone collagen and land snail shells to reconstruct human palaeodiets and palaeoatmospheric conditions during the Early Holocene.
My second line of research is the study of Early Holocene coastal adaptations in the Western Mediterranean, through the identification diachronic patters in the exploitation of littoral resources and the reconstruction of changes in coastal biotopes. I use Bayesian chronological radiocarbon modelling to correlate subsistence and occupational changes with new data on the morpho-genetic coastal evolution.
Finally, my third line of research is prehistoric demography. I use radiocarbon palaeodemographic modelling to reconstruct long-term changes in population densities and testing different models of demographic growth. I am expanding this research now to include computational network analysis to study cultural transmission processes.
Currently, I am PI of the research project under the acronym PALEODEM (ERC-Consolidator Grant) supported by the European Research Council and Co-PI of the research project POSTGLACIAL-MED supported by Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Between 2014 and 2016, I have been scientist in charge of a 2-year IEF-Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellowship about human palaeoecology between the Mesolithic-Bronze age in SE Iberia.
As a first or senior author, I have published the results of my research in top journals of my discipline such as Plos One, Quaternary Science Reviews, Journal of Archaeological Science and Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Quaternary International, Journal of Quaternary Science, The Holocene, Environmental Management, Journal of Anthropological Research and Documenta Praehistorica. Over the last 2 years I have co-edited, as a guest editor, two special issues in Quaternary Science Reviews (2018), on Late Glacial to Early Holocene socio-ecology in Mediterranean basin, and in Quaternary International (2016) about the exploitation of littoral resources during the Paleolithic and the Mesolithic periods.
A. Guest editor of special issues in JCR Indexed peer reviewed journals
2018 Fernández-López de Pablo, J., Jones, S., Burjachs, F. (Eds.). Late Glacial to Early Holocene socio-ecological responses to climatic instability within the Mediterranean basin. Quaternary Science Reviews vol. 184. ISNN 0277-3791.
2016 Gutiérrez-Zugasti, I., Fernández-López de Pablo, J., Cuenca, D., Colonese (Eds.). Time for the tide: New perspectives on hunter fisher-gatherer exploitation of intertidal resources in Atlantic Europe and Mediterranean regions. Quaternary International vol. 407B. ISSN 1040-6182.
B. Articles in JCR Indexed peer reviewed journals
2018 Fernández-López de Pablo, J., Jones S.E., Burjachs, F. Late Glacial to Early Holocene socio-ecological responses to climatic instability within the Mediterranean basin. Quaternary Science Reviews. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.02.002. JCR IF: 4,79 Quartile: 1 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary).
2018 Cucart-Mora, C., Lozano, S., Fernández-López de Pablo, J. 2018. Bio-cultural interactions and demography during the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in Iberia: An agent-based modelling approach. Journal of Archaeological Science vol, 89. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2017.11.001 JCR IF: 2,602 Quartile: 1 (Anthropology).
2018 Jones S.E., Burjachs, F. Ferrer-García C., Giralt, S., Schulte, L., Fernández-López de Pablo, J 2018. A multi-proxy approach to understanding complex responses of salt-lake catchments to climate variability and human pressure: A Late Quaternary case study from south-eastern, Spain. Quaternary Science Reviews. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.12.015. JCR IF: 4,79 Quartile: 1 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary).
2017 Yanes, Y., Fernández-Lopez-de-Pablo, J., 2017. Calibration of the stable isotope composition and body size of the arid-dwelling land snail Sphincterochila candidissima, a climatic archive abundant in Mediterranean archaeological deposits. The Holocene 27 (6), 899-899. JCR IF: 2,324 Quartile: 2 (Geosciences).
2016 Fernández-López de Pablo, J., The timing of postglacial coastal adaptations in Eastern Iberia: a Bayesian chronological model for the El Collado shell midden. Quaternary International. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.077 . JCR IF: 1.938, Quartile: 2 (Geosciences).
2015 Fernández-López de Pablo, J., Gabriel, S., El Collado shell midden (Oliva, Spain) and the exploitation patterns of littoral resources during the Mesolithic in Eastern Iberian Peninsula. Quaternary International. JCR IF: 1.938, Quartile: 2 (Geosciences).
2015 Burjachs, F., Jones, S.E, Giralt, S., Fernández-López de Pablo, J., Lateglacial to Early Holocene recursive aridity events in the SE Mediterranean Iberian Peninsula: The Salines playa lake case study. Quaternary International. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.117 . JCR IF: 1.938, Quartile: 2 (Geosciences).
2015 Aswani, S., Vaccaro, I.; Abernethy, K.; Albert, S.; Fernández-López de Pablo, J., Can Perceptions of Environmental and Climate Change in Island Communities Assist in Adaptation Planning Locally?. Environmental Management., 56 (6): 1487-1501. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-015-0572-3. JCR IF: 1.724, Quartile: 2 (Anthropology).
2015 Gibaja, J.F., Subirà, M.E., Terradas, X., Santos, F.J., Agulló, L., Gómez, I., Allièse, F., Fernández-López de Pablo, J., The emergence of Mesolithic Cemeteries in SW Europe: Insights from El Collado (Oliva, Valencia, Spain) Radiocarbon Record. PLOS ONE. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0115505. JCR IF: 3.53 (Multidisciplinary).
2014 Fernández-López de Pablo, J., Badal, E., Ferrer-García, C., Martínez-Ortí, A., Sanchís-Serra, A., Land snails as a diet diversification proxy during the Early Upper Palaeolithic in Europe. PLOS ONE. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0104898. JCR IF: 3.53 Quartile: 1 (Multidisciplinary).
2013 Fernández-López de Pablo, J., Barton, M.A., Bayesian estimation dating of surface lithic collections. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory (December 2013) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10816-013-9198-z. JCR IF: 1.786, Quartile: 1 (Anthropology).
2013 Yanes, Y., Gómez-Puche, M., Esquembre, M. A., Fernández-López de Pablo, J. Younger Dryas-Early Holocene transition in the south-eastern Iberian Peninsula: insights from land snail Shell middens. Journal of Quaternary Science 28(8): 777-788. JCR IF: 2.939, Quartile: 1 (Geosciences).
2013 Fernández-López de Pablo, J., Salazar-García, D.C., Subirà-Galdacano, M.E., Roca de Togores, C., Gómez-Puche, M., Richards, M.P., Esquembre-Bebia, M.A., Late Mesolithic burials at Casa Corona (Villena, Spain): direct radiocarbon and palaeodietary evidence of the last forager populations in Eastern Iberia. Journal of Archaeological Science 40(1): 671-680. JCR IF: 1.889, Quartile: 1 (Anthropology).
2011 Fernández-López de Pablo, J., Gómez-Puche, M., Martínez-Ortí, A. Systematic consumption of non-marine gastropods at open-air Mesolithic sites in the Iberian Mediterranean region. Quaternary International 244: 45 -53. JCR IF: 1.938, Quartile: 2 (Geosciences).
2010 Fernández-López de Pablo, J. & Jochim, M. The impact of the 8,200 cal yr BP event on human mobility strategies during the Late Mesolithic in Iberia. Journal of Anthropological Research 66 (1) 39- 68. JCR IF: 0,875 Quartile: 2 (Anthropology).
2009 Fernández-López de Pablo, J. & Gómez-Puche, M. Climate change and population dynamics during the Late Mesolithic and the Neolithic transition in Iberia. Documenta Praehistorica, vol. XXXVI: 67-96.
GRANTS AND RESEARCH PROJECTS
A. Ongoing research grants and projects as a PI or project coordinator
Project title: PALEODEM. Late Glacial and Postglacial Population History and Cultural Transmission in Iberia (c. 15,000-8,000 cal BP). (683018). Role: Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: ERC Consolidator Grant 2015, European Commission-Research Executive Agency. Time period: 01/08/2016-31/07/2021. Amount: 1,460,385 €.
Project title: POSTGLACIAL-MED II. Environmental dynamics and human responses during the Postglacial in the Mediterranean facade of Iberia (c. 12,700-8,000 cal BP). (HAR2017-88503-P). Role: Co-PI (with Dr. Francesc Burjachs). Funding Agency: Proyectos I+D Excelencia 2017, MINECO (Spain). Time period: 01/01/2018-31/12/2020. Amount: 22,000 €.
Project title: Paisajes humanizados, modelización paleocológica y social. Role: Principal Investigator (Grant Holder). Funding Agency: MINECO. Time period: 01/01/2017-31/12/2019. Amount: 100,000 €.
B. Ongoing research grants and projects participated as a research member
Project title: MedCoRes - Mediterranean Coastal Resources: benefits and constraints for Prehistoric hunters-gatherers. Role: Co-Scientist in Charge (Research fellow: Elodie Brisset). Funding Agency: European Commission-Research Executive Agency. H2020-MSCA-IF-2015_704822. Time period: 01/01/2017-31/12/2018. Amount: 166,336 €.
Project title: Group of analysis of socio-ecological processes, cultural changes and population dynamics in Prehistory (GAPS). Role: Group member. Funding Agency: Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR). Time period: 01/01/17 - 31/12/19. Amount: 73,000 €.
C. Last (5-year) research grants and projects as a PI or project coordinator
Project title: MULTISCALAR-DEM. Multi-scalar approaches to demographic dynamics between the Late Magdalenian and the Late Mesolithic in the Iberian Peninsula. (HAR2015-70685-ERC). Role: Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: Proyectos “Europa Excelencia” 2015, Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia, MINECO (Spain). Time period: 01/11/2015-31/10/2016. Amount: 60,000 €.
Project title: POSTGLACIAL-MED. Environmental dynamics and human responses during the Postglacial in the Mediterranean facade of Iberia (c. 12,700-8,000 cal BP). (HAR2013-41197-P). Role: Co-PI (with Dr. Francesc Burjachs). Funding Agency: Proyectos I+D Excelencia 203, MINECO (Spain). Time period: 01/01/2014-31/12/2016. Amount: 28,000 €.
Project title: Mediterranean Archaeological Landscapes: Post-Palaeolithic adaptations, palaeodemography and land use patterns. Role: PI, Grant holder. Funding Agency: Subprograma “Ramón y Cajal” 2011, MINECO (Spain). Time period: 01/01/2012-31/12/2016. Amount: 183,600 €.
Project title: PRETM. Prehistoric transitions in the Mediterranean: cultural and economic responses to climate change during the Mesolithic-Bronze Age. Role: Scientist in Charge (Research fellow: Samantha E. Jones). Funding Agency: European Commission-Research Executive Agency. FP7-IEF-Marie Curie Actions. Time period: 01/03/2014-29/02/2016. Amount: 166,336 €.