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Joan Martí Molist

Scientific Staff



Educational Background

  • Ph. D., 1986, Geological Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona
  • M. Sc., 1982, Honours in Geology, Universitat de Barcelona
  • B. Sc., 1979, Geology, Faculty of Geology, Universityat de Barcelona


Research Interests

Major research interests include studies on physical volcanology, structure and dynamics collapse calderas, dynamics of magma chambers, experimental and numerical modelling of volcanic processes, and volcanic hazard assessment.


Active Projects

Past Projects






1st International Workshop on Volcano Geology


July 7-11, 2014


Madeira, Portugal


Recerca en Riscos Naturals


February, 17-19, 2014


ICTJA-CSIC, Barcelona















Andújar, J., F. Costa, and J. Martí (2010), Magma storage conditions of the last eruption of Teide volcano (Canary Islands, Spain), Bulletin of Volcanology, 72(4), 381-395, doi: 10.1007/s00445-009-0325-3.

Bolós, X., S. Barde-Cabusson, D. Pedrazzi, J. Martí, A. Casas, M. Himi, and R. Lovera (2012), Investigation of the inner structure of La Crosa de Sant Dalmai maar (Catalan Volcanic Zone, Spain), Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 247-248, 37-48, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.08.003.

Doronzo, D. M., J. Martí, R. Sulpizio, and P. Dellino (2012), Aerodynamics of stratovolcanoes during multiphase processes, Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 117(1), doi: 10.1029/2011JB008769.

Fernandez, J., P. Tizzani, M. Manzo, A. Borgia, P. J. Gonzalez, J. Marti, A. Pepe, A. G. Camacho, F. Casu, P. Berardino, J. F. Prieto, and R. Lanari (2009), Gravity-driven deformation of Tenerife measured by InSAR time series analysis, Geophysical Research Letters, 36(4), doi: 10.1029/2008GL036920.

Folch, A., and J. Martí (2009), Time-dependent chamber and vent conditions during explosive caldera-forming eruptions, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 280(1-4), 246-253, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.01.035.

García, O., C. Bonadonna, J. Martí, and L. Pioli (2012), The 5,660 yBP Boquerón explosive eruption, Teide-Pico Viejo complex, Tenerife, Bulletin of Volcanology, 74(9), 2037-2050, doi: 10.1007/s00445-012-0646-5.

García, O., J. Marti, G. Aguirre, A. Geyer, and I. Iribarren (2011), Pyroclastic density currents from Teide-Pico Viejo (Tenerife, Canary Islands): Implications for hazard assessment, Terra Nova, 23(3), 220-224, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2011.01002.x.

Geyer, A., and J. Martí (2009), Stress fields controlling the formation of nested and overlapping calderas: Implications for the understanding of caldera unrest, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 181(3-4), 185-195, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.01.018.

Geyer, A., and J. Martí (2010), The distribution of basaltic volcanism on Tenerife, Canary Islands: Implications on the origin and dynamics of the rift systems, Tectonophysics, 483(3-4), 310-326, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2009.11.002.

Geyer, A., and J. Marti (2011), The distribution of basaltic volcanism on Tenerife, Canary Islands: Implications on the origin and dynamics of the rift system, reply to the comment by Carracedo et al, Tectonophysics, 503(3-4), 234-238, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.02.002.

Geyer, A., and J. Martí (2012), Applying Benford's law to volcanology, Geology, 40(4), 327-330, doi: 10.1130/G32787.1.

Gottsmann, J., Y. Lavallée, J. Martí, and G. Aguirre-Díaz (2009), Magma-tectonic interaction and the eruption of silicic batholiths, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 284(3-4), 426-434, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.05.008.

Marti, J., and A. Felpeto (2010), Methodology for the computation of volcanic susceptibility. An example for mafic and felsic eruptions on Tenerife (Canary Islands), Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 195(1), 69-77, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.06.008.

Martí, J., and A. Geyer (2009), Central vs flank eruptions at Teide-Pico Viejo twin stratovolcanoes (Tenerife, Canary Islands), Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 181(1-2), 47-60, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.12.010.

Martí, J., C. Soriano, I. Galindo, and R. A. F. Cas (2010), Resolving problems with the origin of Las Cañadas caldera (tenerife, Canary Islands): Los Roques de García Formation-part of a major debris avalanche or an in situ, stratified, edifice-building succession?, edited, pp. 113-132.

Martí, J., R. Sobradelo, A. Felpeto, and O. García (2012), Eruptive scenarios of phonolitic volcanism at Teide-Pico Viejo volcanic complex (Tenerife, Canary Islands), Bulletin of Volcanology, 74(3), 767-782, doi: 10.1007/s00445-011-0569-6.

Martí, J., R. Ortiz, J. Gottsmann, A. Garcia, and S. De La Cruz-Reyna (2009), Characterising unrest during the reawakening of the central volcanic complex on Tenerife, Canary Islands, 2004-2005, and implications for assessing hazards and risk mitigation, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 182(1-2), 23-33, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.01.028.

Martí, J., L. Planagumà, A. Geyer, E. Canal, and D. Pedrazzi (2011), Complex interaction between Strombolian and phreatomagmatic eruptions in the Quaternary monogenetic volcanism of the Catalan Volcanic Zone (NE of Spain), Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 201(1-4), 178-193, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.12.009.

Martínez Poyatos, D., R. Carbonell, I. Palomeras, J. F. Simancas, P. Ayarza, D. Martí, A. Azor, A. Jabaloy, P. González Cuadra, R. Tejero, L. M. Martín Parra, J. Matas, F. González Lodeiro, A. Pérez-Estaún, J. L. García Lobón, and L. Mansilla (2012), Imaging the crustal structure of the Central Iberian Zone (Variscan Belt): The ALCUDIA deep seismic reflection transect, Tectonics, 31(3), doi: 10.1029/2011TC002995.

Petrinovic, I. A., J. Martí, G. J. Aguirre-Díaz, S. Guzmán, A. Geyer, and N. S. Paz (2010), The Cerro Aguas Calientes caldera, NW Argentina: An example of a tectonically controlled, polygenetic collapse caldera, and its regional significance, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 194(1-3), 15-26, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.04.012.

Sobradelo, R., and J. Martí (2010), Bayesian event tree for long-term volcanic hazard assessment: Application to teide-pico viejo stratovolcanoes, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 115(5), doi: 10.1029/2009JB006566.

Sobradelo, R., A. Geyer, and J. Martí (2010), Statistical data analysis of the CCDB (Collapse Caldera Database): Insights on the formation of caldera systems, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 198(1-2), 241-252, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.09.003.

Sobradelo, R., S. Bartolini, and J. Martí (2014), HASSET: a probability event tree tool to evaluate future volcanic scenarios using Bayesian inference, Bulletin of Volcanology, 76(1), 1-15, doi: 10.1007/s00445-013-0770-x.

Sobradelo, R., J. Martí, A. T. Mendoza-Rosas, and G. Gómez (2011), Volcanic hazard assessment for the Canary Islands (Spain) using extreme value theory, Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 11(10), 2741-2753, doi: 10.5194/nhess-11-2741-2011.

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