Blain, Hugues-Alexandre


Phone: (+34) 607 982 199




Bachelor’s degree in Geological Sciences by the University of Basse-Normandy (Caen, France) and Doctor in Prehistory by the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle of Paris since 2005.
Currently researcher in the Department of Micropaleontology of the Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana y Evolució Social and the Department of Prehistory of University Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona (Spain).

I’m mainly engaged in the study of the amphibians and reptiles from the Iberian Plio-Pleistocene and their use as paleoecological and paleoclimatological proxy in relation with human paleoecology, and forms part of the research teams of the Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos), Guadix-Baza Basin (Granada), Almenara-Casablanca (Castellón), Quibas (Murcia), Pinilla del Valle (Madrid), Caldes de Malavella (Girona), Azokh (Nagorno Karabakh), Guefait (Marruecos), among many others…
In this sense, I currently work at IPHES under the direction of Professor Jordi Agustí in a project of the Spanish Ministery of Science entitled: Faunal dispersal and climatic evolution in the Western Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems during the Early Pleistocene (CGL2012-38358).