Carlos Jaramillo

Federico Moreno

Federico Moreno

Federico Moreno

federicomrn@gmail.com

Education and Degrees

B.Sc in Geology from Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogota) in 2010.

My main research interest is to frame geologic and paleontological evidences in order to understand the paleogeographic evolution and its effects in paleoclimatic processes and paleobiogeographical patterns. In doing so, during the last two years, I have examined, under the mentorship of Dr. Carlos Jaramillo and Dr. Camilo Montes at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), the Panamanian Isthmus uplift and the Caribbean tectonic evolution under two different approaches (vertebrate paleontology and geochronology-geochemistry).

Collecting and describing vertebrates fossils both from the Late Miocene Castilletes Formation in Northern Colombian and from the early to middle Miocene Las Cascadas and Cucaracha Formations in Central Panama, I have gained a comprehensive approach to the understanding of how the faunistic assemblages are controlled both by paleoclimatic and tectonic events. Then based on my fellow proposal, I assessed, using analytical geochemistry and geochronology, whether Central Panama Seaway closure was related with the rise of El Valle Volcano, the easternmost volcanic edifice of the Central American Volcanic Arc.