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Xavier de Bolós Granados

ComFuturo researcher






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Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Earth Sciences with the highest distinction (Cum Laude) and Honors. University of Barcelona (2011-2014).
  • Postgraduate degree in Volcanology. University of Girona (2012).
  • M.Sc. in Geological Hazards with Honors. Faculty of Geology, University of Barcelona (2010-2011).
  • B.Sc. in Geology. Faculty of Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona (2005-2010).

Research Interests

  • Geology
  • Volcanology
  • Geophysical surveys in volcanic terrains
  • Monogenetic volcanism
  • Eruption dynamics
  • Volcanostratigraphy
  • Volcano-structural analysis
  • Geothermal exploration

Current & past Projects

I participated in 18 projects. Eight on physical volcanology in Spain and Mexico, seven on geothermal exploration in Mexico, Hawaii, American Samoa, and Antarctica; three collaborating in multidisciplinary teams for paleoclimate studies related to lacustrine sediments of ancient volcanic lakes in Spain, and more recently, in a contemporary crater lake in Vietnam.



Peer-reviewed journal articles

Barde-Cabusson, S., Bolós, X., Graettinger, AH., Nemeth, K., (2023) Editorial: From magma generation to surface processes in monogenetic volcanism. Front. Earth Sci. 11:1155137. doi: 10.3389/feart.2023.1155137

Torres, D., Sosa-Ceballos, G., Bolós, X., Macías, JL. (2022). Petrogenesis of mafic-intermediate magmatism of the Michoacán-Guanajuato Volcanic Field in western Mexico. A geochemical review. Frontiers in Earth Science. (Q1)

Bolós, X., Del Ángel, V., Villanueva-Estrada, RE., Sosa-Ceballos, G., Boijseauneau-López, M., Méndez, V., Macias, JL. 2022. Surface hydrothermal activity controlled by the active structural system in the selfsealing geothermal field of Acoculco (Mexico). Geothermics, 2022, vol. 101, p. 102372. (Q1)

Sosa-Ceballos, G., Boijseauneau-López, M., Pérez-Orozco, J.D., Cifuentes-Nava, G., Bolós, X., Perton, M., Simón-Velázquez, D. 2021. Silicic magmas in the Michoacán-Guanajuato Volcanic Field: an overview about plumbing systems, crustal storage and genesis processes. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas. (Q4)

Bolós, X., Macías, JL., Ocampo-Diaz, YZ., Tinoco, C. 2021. Implications of reworking processes on the tephra distribution during volcanic eruptions: The case of Parícutin (1943-1952, western Mexico). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. (Q1)

Bolós, X., Oms, O., Rodríguez, P., Martí, J., Gómez, B., Campeny, G. 2021. Eruptive evolution and 3D geological modeling of Camp dels Ninots maar-diatreme (Catalonia) through continuous intra-crater drill coring. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 419, 107369. (Q1)

Ocampo-Díaz YZ., Sosa-Ceballos, G., Saucedo, R., Macías, JL., Bolós, X., Radilla-Albarrán UA., Martínez-Paco, M, Salinas-Ocampo, U., Cisneros-Máximo, G. 2021. Provenance and compositional variations of intra-caldera lake sediments at La Primavera, Jalisco, Western Mexico. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 110, 103335. (Q2)

Bolós, X., Delgado‐Torres, A., Cifuentes, G., Macías, J. L., Boijseauneau‐López, M., Tinoco, C., Salguero, D. 2020. Internal structure and hydrothermal fluid circulation of Parícutin volcano, Mexico: Insights gained from near‐surface geophysics. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL089270. (Q1)

Bolós, X., Cifuentes, G., Macías, J. L., Sosa‐Ceballos, G., Garcia‐Tenorio, F., Albor, M. 2019. Geophysical imaging of fluid circulations and its relation with the structural system of Cerritos Colorados geothermal field, La Primavera caldera (Mexico). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 369, 238–249. (Q1)

Martí, J., Planagumà, L., Geyer, A., Aguirre-Díaz, G., Pedrazzi, D., Bolós, X., 2017. Basaltic ignimbrites in monogenetic volcanism: the example of La Garrotxa volcanic field. Bulletin of Volcanology 79, 33. (Q1)

Pedrazzi, D., Bolós, X., Barde-Cabusson, S., Martí, J. 2016. Reconstructing the eruptive history of a monogenetic volcano through a combination of fieldwork and geophysical surveys: the example of Puig d'Adri (Garrotxa Volcanic Field). Journal of the Geological Society 173 (6):875–888. (Q1)

Oms, O., Bolós, X., Barde-Cabusson, S., Martí, J., Casas, A., Lovera, R., Himi, M., Gómez de Soler, B., Campeny Vall-Llosera, G., Pedrazzi, D., Agustí, J. 2015. Structure of the Pliocene Camp dels Ninots maar-diatreme (Catalan Volcanic Zone, NE Spain). Bulletin of Volcanology 77, 98. (Number of citations: 2) (Q1)

Bartolini, B., Bolós, X., Martí, J., Riera, E., Planagumà, Ll. 2015. Hazard assessment at the Quaternary La Garrotxa Volcanic Field (NE Iberia). Natural Hazards (NHAZ) 78, 1349–1367. (Q1)

Bolós, X., Martí, J., Becerril, L., Grosse, P., Planagumà, Ll., Barde-Cabusson, S. 2015. Volcano-structural analysis of La Garrotxa Volcanic Field (NE Iberia): implications for the plumbing system. Tectonophysics 642, 58–70. (Q1)

Bolós, X., Planagumà, Ll., Martí, J. 2014. Volcanic stratigraphy of the Quaternary La Garrotxa Volcanic Field (NE Iberian Peninsula). Journal of Quaternary Science 29, 547–560. (Q1)

Bolós, X., Barde-Cabusson, S., Pedrazzi, D., Martí, J., Casas, A., Lovera, R., Nadal-Sala, D. 2014. Geophysical exploration on the subsurface geology of La Garrotxa monogenetic volcanic field (NE Iberian Peninsula). International Journal of Earth Sciences 103, 2255–2269. (Q1)

Pedrazzi, D., Bolós, X., Martí, J., 2014. Phreatomagmatic volcanism in complex hydrogeological environments: La Crosa de Sant Dalmai maar (Catalan Volcanic Zone, NE Spain). Geosphere 10 (1): 170–184. (Q1)

Barde-Cabusson, S., Gottsmann, J., Martí, J., Bolós, X., Camacho, A.G., Geyer, A., Planagumà, Ll., Ronchin, E.,Sánchez, A., 2014. Structural control of monogenetic volcanism in the Garrotxa volcanic field (Northeastern Spain) from gravity and self-potential measurements. Bulletin of Volcanology 76, 788. (Q1)

Barde-Cabusson, S., Bolós, X., Pedrazzi, D., Lovera, R., Serra, G., Martí, J., Casas, A. 2013. Electrical resistivity tomography revealing the internal structure of monogenetic volcanoes. Geophysical Research Letters 40(11), 2544–2549. (Q1)

Martí, J., Castro, A., Rodríguez, C., Costa, F., Carrasquilla, S., Pedreira, R., Bolós, X. 2013. Correlation of magma evolution and geophysical monitoring at the 2011-2012 El Hierro (Canary Islands) submarine eruption. Journal of Petrology 54(7), 1349–1373. (Q1)

Bolós, X., Barde-Cabusson, S., Pedrazzi, D., Martí, J., Casas, A., Himi, M., Lovera, R. 2012. Investigation of the inner structure of La Crosa de Sant Dalmai maar. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 247–248, 37–48. (Q1)

Peer-reviewed chapters in collective volumes

Martí, J., & Bolós, X. (2019). The Neogene-Quaternary Alkaline Volcanism of Iberia. In: The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach (pp. 167-182). Springer, Cham.

Martí, J., Bolós, X., Planagumà, Ll. (2017). Geological Setting of La Garrotxa Volcanic Field. In La Garrotxa Volcanic Field of Northeast Spain (pp. 27-43). Springer, Cham.

Martí, J., Plangumà, Ll., Bolós, X. (2017). Geosites and Geoitineraries. In La Garrotxa Volcanic Field of Northeast Spain (pp. 69-83). Springer, Cham.

Outreach resources and other publications

Scientific field guide: Bolós, X., Larrea, P., Guilbaud, MN., Salinas, S., Siebe, C. (2023). “Field guide for the horse-ride trail to Parícutin volcano”. Intra-Conference Field Trip, Conmemorating the 80th anniversary of Parícutin volcano.

Documentary “Parícutin. Al Otro Lado" – Bolós, X., Rios, K., Arroyo A., (Direction, production and original script). (2019), an oral compilation of the indigenous communities’ history that suffered the eruption of Parícutin, presented with the scientific chronicle, intertwining geology and society. Co-produced by Instituto de Geofísica and Laboratorio Nacional de Materiales Orales de la UNAM.

Abstracts Volume “7th International Maar Conference”. Editors: Bolós, X. y Martí, J. (2018). ISBN 978-84-09-01627-3.

Scientific field guide: Bolós, X., Martí, J., Oms, O., Campeny G., Gomez, B. (2018) “Monogenetic volcanism of the Catalan Volcanic Zone: Maar craters, scoria cones and rootless volcanoes of the Garrotxa volcanic field, and open fossil excavation in a Pliocene maar crater”. Pre-Conference Field Trip, 7th International Maar Conference. ISBN: 978-84-09-01628-0

Scientific field guide: Martí, J., Bolós, X., Planagumà Ll. (2018) “Natural Park of La Garrotxa volcanic field: magmatic vs phreatomagmatic activity. The role of the basement to control the eruptive dynamics”. Intra-Conference Field Trip, 7th International Maar Conference. ISBN: 978-84-09-01629-7

Book: Planagumà, Ll., Bolós, X., and Corominas, O. (10/12/2015) “Els Tossols de la Zona Volcánica de la Garrotxa”. Geological mapping and geological descriptions of the more than 300 rootless volcanic cones on different lavas of the Garrotxa volcanic field. It carried out through "citizen science" to recover the toponymy and location of the hide rootless volcanoes.

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