Carlos Jaramillo

Andres Gomez

Andres Gomez

Andres Gomez


Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
CTPA (Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archeology)
Apartado 0843 - 03092
Balboa, Ancón
República de Panamá
Phone: 507 212 80 90


Education and Degrees

M.Sc. Ciencias de la Tierra y Medio Ambiente. Universidad EAFIT. Medellin, Colombia, 2006. Grant AAPG.

B.Sc. Biology. Universidad de Antioquia. Medellin. Colombia, 2001.


Research Interests

"I want to understand the history of environments, evolution of species, and modern and past pattern distribution of species based on paleontological data and taphonomy of mollusk paleocommunities."
My interests are:
1) Neogene marine and land mollusk assemblage.s
2) Taphonomy of fossil mollusk assemblages.
3) Biogeography, evolution and phylogeny in mollusks.
4) Relationship between morphologies, environments and niches in mollusk communities.

Current Research

I'm just working with Miocene mollusk assemblage from Eastern Cordillera of Colombia. It is focused to understand paleoenvironmental changes and origin of this assemblage based on paleocommunities and taphonomy of fossils into the assemblage.
We want to know what processes were driving the assemblage formation in this site and significance to understand the sedimentary dynamics and structure of community. In this way, we try to understand the spatial and temporal relationship between this assemblage with other mollusk assemblages reported to the Northwestern South America.

Selected Bibliography

Reconstrucción de Cambios Paleobatimétricos en la región de Cartagena a partir de la Malacofauna fósil.. Gomez, A., Martinez, J.I., Yokoyama, Y. Abstract, IX Congreso Colombiano de Geología. Medellin, Agosto 31 de 2003.. IX Congreso Colombiano de Geología. Medellin, Agosto 31 de 2003.

Evidencias de Cambios Paleobatimétricos en la región de Cartagena, una respuesta a cambios climáticos en el Holoceno?" Gómez, A., Martínez, J.I., Yokoyama, Y. Abstract. XVII Encuentro ANECB. Cambio Climático y sus consecuencias en la Biodiversidad. Medellin, Octubre 2003.

El Holoceno tardío en la región de Cartagena: reconstruccion paleoambiental de las terrazas marinas bajas. Gómez, A., Martínez, J.I., Yokoyama, Y. Abstract. X Congreso Colombiano de Geología. Bogotá, Julio de 2005.

The Late Holocene in the Cartagena region: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of low marine terraces. Congreso Latinoamericano de Malacologia, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá, 4 al 8 de Julio. 2005.

Huesser horizon: A lake and marine incursion in Northwestern South America during the early Miocene. Andres A. Gomez, Carlos A. Jaramillo, Mauricio Parra,2 and Andres Mora.Palaios 2009, v. 24, p. 199–210

Late Holocene marine terraces of the Cartagena region, southern Caribbean:The product of neotectonism or a former high stand in sea-level? J. Ignacio Martínez , Yusuke Yokoyama, Andres Gomez, Adriana Delgado, Hiroyuki Matsuzaki and Esteban Rendon . Journal of South American Earth Sciences 29 (2010) 214–224