Miquel Canals was born in 1957, Torà, Lleida, Spain. Canals received a Ph.D. degree in geology from the University of Barcelona (UB), 1985. Currently, Canals works as a Full Professor of marine biology at UB, Chairman of the Stratigraphy, Paleontology, and Marine Geosciences Department, and Head of Marine Geosciences Excellence Research Group. Canals’ main research topics include global change and the ocean, marine sedimentary processes and products, polar marine research, monitoring of the marine environment, marine geohazards, and seafloor mapping. Canals has about 270 papers, books, book chapters, maps, and short notes published to date, of which 135 in journals including the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) of the ISI. Professor Miquel Canals works as the Editor of 8 special volumes of scientific journals and newsletters. Canals is the most cited scientist in geosciences according to the Essential Science Indicators of the ISI Web of Knowledge with 2,500 total citations (January 11, 2011). Canals’ h-index is 28. Professor Miquel Canals is the author of 6 ISI Highly Cited Papers (0.5% of the most cited papers for given time periods) and the author of two TOP 25 Most Downloaded Papers in marine geology and of the second most downloaded paper from Quaternary Science Reviews, as extracted from ScienceDirect TOP 25 Hottest Articles (subject area: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Mon Mar 15 05:27:34 GMT 2010). Canals is also the organizer of The Deep-Sea and Sub-Seafloor Frontiers Conference (DS3F) in Barcelona, March 2012. In the last 10 years, Canals participated in 62 research projects and contracts, publicly (42) and privately (20) funded, and he coordinated 35 of them including 8 EC-funded contracts. Most projects are multidisciplinary. Canals is also the supervisor of 12 Ph.D. theses. Miquel Canals received the distinction of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia to the promotion of University Research, Senior Researchers Class (2004). In 2008, Canals won King Jaume I Award for the Protection of the Environment of the Autonomous Government of the Valencian Community. Since 2011, Canals has been a Numerary Member of the Institute of Catalan Studies.
Biography Updated on 29 July 2012