The research group constitutes the Paleoecology and Palynology Laboratory (PPL), which is a unit of scientific research, specialized in recent pollen-vegetation relationship and Late-Quaternary palynology and paleoecology. The PPL was formalized in 1992 in the Biology Department, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales (FCEyN) of the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (UNMDP). Since its creation, the efforts of the PPL have been focused on both research and postgraduate training in modern and Late-Quaternary palynological analysis. The members of the PPL are linked to the Biology Department and the Coastal Geology and Quaternary Institute (FCEyN-UNMDP) by the teaching activity, and it is with this activity that we have articulated the research. In the case of undergraduate teaching, we participate in the following degree courses: Plant Biology, Epistemology and History of Science, General Geology, Introduction to Biology, Vascular Plants, Paleobiology and Environmental Geomorphology. In recent years, we have organized and participated in postgraduate coursesrelated to the Late-Quaternary palynological analysis in the FCEyN of the UNMDP, the Universidad Nacional del Sur (Bahía Blanca), Universidad Nacional del Centro (Olavarría), the Argentine Paleontological Association (A.P.A.), Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). We organized the IX and XIV Argentine Symposium on Paleobotany and Palynology in 1994 and 2009, respectively in Mar del Plata city.

Late-Quaternarypaleoecology

Sub-Antarctic forests and forest-steppe ecotone vegetation dynamic and history of fires;

Coastal wetlands vegetation changes in relation to sea level fluctuations during the Holocene;

Holocene development of plant communities and the evolution of aquatic systems from shallow lakes of the Pampa plain;

Dynamics of changes in the grasslands and steppes of the Rio de la Plata and Patagonia areas;

Paleoenvironments in temperate and semi-arid areas of Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil;

Palynology of archaeological sites and archeopalinology;

Qualitative and quantitative paleoclimatic reconstructions.

Co-Director
Dr. Prieto Aldo Raúl
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Andreazzini, M. J., Degiovanni, S. B., Prieto, A. R., Tripaldi, A., & Luque, M. E. (2020). Mallines en la Sierra de Comechingones, Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina. Caracterización geológico-geomorfológica y reconstrucción paleoambiental durante el Holoceno. Andean Geology, 47(1), 77–109. https://doi.org/10.5027/andgeov47n1-3138
Mourelle, D., Prieto, A. R., & García-Rodríguez, F. (2017). Riparian woody vegetation history in the campos region, southeastern South America, during two time windows: late Pleistocene and late Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 167, 14–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.04.024
Prieto, A. R. (2016). La paleontología en la Argentina del centenario. Revista Del Museo de La Plata, 1, 205–216. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312919935_La_Paleontologia_en_la_Argentina_del_Centenario
Mourelle Civano, D., Prieto, A. R., Perez, L., Garcia Rodriguez, F., & Borel, C. M. (2015). Mid and late Holocene multiproxy analysis of environmental changes linked to sea-level fluctuation and climate variability of the Río de la Plata estuary. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 421, 75–88.
Mourelle, D., Prieto, A. R., & García-Rodríguez, F. (2015). Cambios de la vegetación en la cuenca de la Laguna Merín, Uruguay, durante los últimos ca. 2000 cal. años AP. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, 18, 509–520. http://www.sbpbrasil.org/assets/uploads/files/13_Mourelle_et_al_pg509a520_web.pdf
Prieto, A. R. (2014). Palinoteca de referencia del Laboratorio de Paleoecología y Palinologia, Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina. Boletín de La Asociación Latinoamericana de Paleobotánica y Palinología, 14, 49–53. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aldo_Prieto/publication/262272965_Palinoteca_de_referencia_del_Laboratorio_de_Paleoecologia_y_Palinologia_Departamento_de_Biologia_Facultad_de_Ciencias_Exactas_y_Naturales_Universidad_Nacional_de_Mar_del_Plata_Argentina/links/0deec53733e1780f12000000.pdf
Mourelle, D., & Prieto, A. R. (2012). Modern pollen assemblages of surface samples and their relationships to vegetation in the campos region of Uruguay. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 181, 22–33. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034666712001364
Researchers
Dra. Stutz Silvina María
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Sánchez Vuichard, G., Stutz, S., Tonello, M. S., Navarro, D., Schmelz, M., & Fontana, S. L. (2021). Structure and dynamics of a Pampa plain, (Argentina) shallow lake over the last 600 years. Journal of Paleolimnology, 66, 141–155. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-021-00194-w
Messineo, P. G., Tonello, M. S., Stutz, S., Tripaldi, A., Scheifler, N., Pal, N., Sánchez Vuichard, G., & Navarro, D. (2019). Human occupation strategies and related environmental-climate during the middle and late Holocene in central Pampas of Argentina. The Holocene, 29(2), 244–261. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683618810407
Inda, H., García-Rodríguez, F., del Puerto, L., Stutz, S., Figueira, R. C. L., de Lima Ferreira, P. A., & Mazzeo, N. (2016). Discriminating between natural and human-induced shifts in a shallow coastal lagoon: A multidisciplinary approach. Anthropocene, 16, 1–15.
Stutz, S., Tonello, M. S., González-Sagrario, M. de los Á., Navarro, D., & Fontana, S. L. (2014). Historia ambiental de los lagos someros de la llanura Pampeana (Argentina) desde el Holoceno medio: Inferencias paleoclimáticas. Latin American Journal of Sedimentology and Basin Analysis, 21(2), 119–138. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1851-49792014000200004
Piovano, E. L., Córdoba, F. E., & Stutz, S. (2014). Limnogeology in Southern South America: an overview. Latin American Journal of Sedimentology and Basin Analysis, 21(2), 65–75. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1851-49792014000200001
Masciadri, S., Stutz, S., & García-Rodríguez, F. (2013). Modern pollen–vegetation relationship of plant communities in the Uruguayan Atlantic coast. Brazilian Journal of Botany, 36(1), 31–44.
Dra. Tonello Marcela Sandra
Researcher CONICET
Teaching Assistant
Sánchez Vuichard, G., Stutz, S., Tonello, M. S., Navarro, D., Schmelz, M., & Fontana, S. L. (2021). Structure and dynamics of a Pampa plain, (Argentina) shallow lake over the last 600 years. Journal of Paleolimnology, 66, 141–155. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-021-00194-w
Sottile, G. D., Echeverría, M. E., Tonello, M. S., Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Rayó, C., & Mancini, M. V. (2020). Dynamics of the Andean vegetation of lake Argentino (50° S, 72° W) since glaciers retreat (ca. 12,000 cal years BP). Andean Geology, 47(3), 599–627. https://doi.org/10.5027/andgeoV47n3-3303
Berman, A. L., Silvestri, G. E., & Tonello, M. S. (2020). Paleoclimatic context of projected future warming in southern South America. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 141(1), 173–181. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-020-03196-2
Oca, F. M. D., Tonello, M. S., Massaferro, J., Plastani, M. S., & Laprida, C. (2020). The chironomids (diptera: chironomidae) of shallow lakes of the humid pampa region, Argentina: an approach to paleoproductivity reconstruction. PALAIOS, 35(4), 191–200. https://doi.org/10.2110/palo.2019.071
Messineo, P. G., Tonello, M. S., Stutz, S., Tripaldi, A., Scheifler, N., Pal, N., Sánchez Vuichard, G., & Navarro, D. (2019). Human occupation strategies and related environmental-climate during the middle and late Holocene in central Pampas of Argentina. The Holocene, 29(2), 244–261. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683618810407
Berman, A. L., Silvestri, G. E., & Tonello, M. S. (2018). On the differences between Last Glacial Maximum and Mid-Holocene climates in southern South America simulated by PMIP3 models. Quaternary Science Reviews, 185, 113–121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.02.003
Berman, A. L., Silvestri, G. E., Rojas, M., & Tonello, M. S. (2017). Accelerated greenhouse gases versus slow insolation forcing induced climate changes in southern South America since the Mid-Holocene. Climate Dynamics, 48(1–2), 387–404.
Berman, A. L., Silvestri, G. E., & Tonello, M. S. (2016). Differences between Last Glacial Maximum and present-day temperature and precipitation in southern South America. Quaternary Science Reviews, 150, 221–233.
Stutz, S., Tonello, M. S., González-Sagrario, M. de los Á., Navarro, D., & Fontana, S. L. (2014). Historia ambiental de los lagos someros de la llanura Pampeana (Argentina) desde el Holoceno medio: Inferencias paleoclimáticas. Latin American Journal of Sedimentology and Basin Analysis, 21(2), 119–138. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1851-49792014000200004
Dra. Bamonte Florencia Paula
Researcher CONICET
Teaching Assistant
Sottile, G. D., Echeverría, M. E., Tonello, M. S., Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Rayó, C., & Mancini, M. V. (2020). Dynamics of the Andean vegetation of lake Argentino (50° S, 72° W) since glaciers retreat (ca. 12,000 cal years BP). Andean Geology, 47(3), 599–627. https://doi.org/10.5027/andgeoV47n3-3303
Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Echeverria, M. E., & Mancini, M. V. (2020). Southern Patagonian archaeologicalsites (47°-49 S; 72° W, Argentina)as pollen Records: Pollen Preservation Analysis Considerations for Accurate Palaeoenvironmental Reconstructions. Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences, 2(2), 205–219. https://doi.org/10.32474/JAAS.2020.02.000132
Echeverria, M. E., Bamonte, F. P., Marcos, M. A., Sottile, G. D., & Mancini, M. V. (2017). Palaeohydric balance variations in eastern Andean environments in southern Patagonia (48°-52.5° S): Major trends and forcings during the last ca. 8000 cal yrs. BP. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 246, 242–250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2017.07.006
Sottile, G., Echeverria, M., Mancini, M., Bianchi, M., Marcos, M., & Bamonte, F. (2015). Eastern Andean environmental and climate synthesis for the last 2000 years BP from terrestrial pollen and charcoal records of Patagonia. Climate of the Past Discussions, 11, 2121–2157.
Bamonte, F. P., Mancini, M. V., Sottile, G. D., Marcos, M. A., & Gogorza, C. (2015). Vegetation dynamics from Lago San Martín area (Southwest Patagonia, Argentina) during the last 6,500 years. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 24(2), 267–277.
Brook, G. A., Mancini, M. V., Franco, N. V., Bamonte, F., & Ambrústolo, P. (2013). An examination of possible relationships between paleoenvironmental conditions during the Pleistocene–Holocene transition and human occupation of southern Patagonia (Argentina) east of the Andes, between 46° and 52° S. Quaternary International, 305, 104–118. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618212033083
Belardi, J. B., Barrientos, G., Bamonte, F., Espinosa, S., & Goñi, R. (2013). Paleoambientes y cronología de las ocupaciones cazadoras recolectoras de las cuencas de los lagos Tar y San Martín (provincia de Santa Cruz). Intersecciones En Antropología, 14(2), 459–475. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?pid=S1850-373X2013000200013&script=sci_arttext&tlng=pt
Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Echeverría, M. E., Sottile, G. D., & Mancini, M. V. (n.d.). Changes in vegetation and human-environment interactions during the Holocene in the Lake Pueyrredón area (Southern Patagonia). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00334-021-00854-x
Dra. Marcos María Alejandra
Researcher CONICET
Teaching Assistant
Sottile, G. D., Echeverría, M. E., Tonello, M. S., Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Rayó, C., & Mancini, M. V. (2020). Dynamics of the Andean vegetation of lake Argentino (50° S, 72° W) since glaciers retreat (ca. 12,000 cal years BP). Andean Geology, 47(3), 599–627. https://doi.org/10.5027/andgeoV47n3-3303
Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Echeverria, M. E., & Mancini, M. V. (2020). Southern Patagonian archaeologicalsites (47°-49 S; 72° W, Argentina)as pollen Records: Pollen Preservation Analysis Considerations for Accurate Palaeoenvironmental Reconstructions. Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences, 2(2), 205–219. https://doi.org/10.32474/JAAS.2020.02.000132
Echeverria, M. E., Bamonte, F. P., Marcos, M. A., Sottile, G. D., & Mancini, M. V. (2017). Palaeohydric balance variations in eastern Andean environments in southern Patagonia (48°-52.5° S): Major trends and forcings during the last ca. 8000 cal yrs. BP. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 246, 242–250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2017.07.006
Horta, L. R., Marcos, M. A., Bozzuto, D. L., Mancini, M. V., & Sacchi, M. (2016). Paleogeographic and paleoenvironmental variations in the area of the Pueyrredón, Posadas and Salitroso lakes, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, during the Holocene and its relationship with occupational dynamics. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 449, 541–552.
Sottile, G., Echeverria, M., Mancini, M., Bianchi, M., Marcos, M., & Bamonte, F. (2015). Eastern Andean environmental and climate synthesis for the last 2000 years BP from terrestrial pollen and charcoal records of Patagonia. Climate of the Past Discussions, 11, 2121–2157.
Bamonte, F. P., Mancini, M. V., Sottile, G. D., Marcos, M. A., & Gogorza, C. (2015). Vegetation dynamics from Lago San Martín area (Southwest Patagonia, Argentina) during the last 6,500 years. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 24(2), 267–277.
Marcos, M. A., & Mancini, M. V. (2012). Comunidades vegetales de la costa norte del Golfo San Matías, Río Negro, Argentina. Ecología Austral, 22(3), 188–194. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?pid=S1667-782X2012000300004&script=sci_arttext&tlng=pt
Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Echeverría, M. E., Sottile, G. D., & Mancini, M. V. (n.d.). Changes in vegetation and human-environment interactions during the Holocene in the Lake Pueyrredón area (Southern Patagonia). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00334-021-00854-x
Dr. Sottile Gonzalo David
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Sottile, G. D., Echeverría, M. E., Tonello, M. S., Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Rayó, C., & Mancini, M. V. (2020). Dynamics of the Andean vegetation of lake Argentino (50° S, 72° W) since glaciers retreat (ca. 12,000 cal years BP). Andean Geology, 47(3), 599–627. https://doi.org/10.5027/andgeoV47n3-3303
Echeverria, M. E., Bamonte, F. P., Marcos, M. A., Sottile, G. D., & Mancini, M. V. (2017). Palaeohydric balance variations in eastern Andean environments in southern Patagonia (48°-52.5° S): Major trends and forcings during the last ca. 8000 cal yrs. BP. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 246, 242–250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2017.07.006
Sottile, G., Echeverria, M., Mancini, M., Bianchi, M., Marcos, M., & Bamonte, F. (2015). Eastern Andean environmental and climate synthesis for the last 2000 years BP from terrestrial pollen and charcoal records of Patagonia. Climate of the Past Discussions, 11, 2121–2157.
Bamonte, F. P., Mancini, M. V., Sottile, G. D., Marcos, M. A., & Gogorza, C. (2015). Vegetation dynamics from Lago San Martín area (Southwest Patagonia, Argentina) during the last 6,500 years. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 24(2), 267–277.
Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Echeverría, M. E., Sottile, G. D., & Mancini, M. V. (n.d.). Changes in vegetation and human-environment interactions during the Holocene in the Lake Pueyrredón area (Southern Patagonia). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00334-021-00854-x
Graduated Students
Dr. Echeverria Marcos Emanuel
Posdoctoral Fellow – CONICET
Sottile, G. D., Echeverría, M. E., Tonello, M. S., Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Rayó, C., & Mancini, M. V. (2020). Dynamics of the Andean vegetation of lake Argentino (50° S, 72° W) since glaciers retreat (ca. 12,000 cal years BP). Andean Geology, 47(3), 599–627. https://doi.org/10.5027/andgeoV47n3-3303
Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Echeverria, M. E., & Mancini, M. V. (2020). Southern Patagonian archaeologicalsites (47°-49 S; 72° W, Argentina)as pollen Records: Pollen Preservation Analysis Considerations for Accurate Palaeoenvironmental Reconstructions. Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences, 2(2), 205–219. https://doi.org/10.32474/JAAS.2020.02.000132
Echeverria, M. E., Bamonte, F. P., Marcos, M. A., Sottile, G. D., & Mancini, M. V. (2017). Palaeohydric balance variations in eastern Andean environments in southern Patagonia (48°-52.5° S): Major trends and forcings during the last ca. 8000 cal yrs. BP. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 246, 242–250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2017.07.006
Sottile, G., Echeverria, M., Mancini, M., Bianchi, M., Marcos, M., & Bamonte, F. (2015). Eastern Andean environmental and climate synthesis for the last 2000 years BP from terrestrial pollen and charcoal records of Patagonia. Climate of the Past Discussions, 11, 2121–2157.
Marcos, M. A., Bamonte, F. P., Echeverría, M. E., Sottile, G. D., & Mancini, M. V. (n.d.). Changes in vegetation and human-environment interactions during the Holocene in the Lake Pueyrredón area (Southern Patagonia). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00334-021-00854-x
Dra. Sanchez Vuichard Guillermina
Posdoctoral Fellow – CONICET
Sánchez Vuichard, G., Stutz, S., Tonello, M. S., Navarro, D., Schmelz, M., & Fontana, S. L. (2021). Structure and dynamics of a Pampa plain, (Argentina) shallow lake over the last 600 years. Journal of Paleolimnology, 66, 141–155. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-021-00194-w
Messineo, P. G., Tonello, M. S., Stutz, S., Tripaldi, A., Scheifler, N., Pal, N., Sánchez Vuichard, G., & Navarro, D. (2019). Human occupation strategies and related environmental-climate during the middle and late Holocene in central Pampas of Argentina. The Holocene, 29(2), 244–261. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683618810407
González-Sagrario, M. de los Á., Golpe, D. R., Sala, L. L., Sánchez Vuichard, G., Minotti, P., & Panarello, H. O. (2018). Lake size, macrophytes, and omnivory contribute to food web linkage in temperate shallow eutrophic lakes. Hydrobiologia, 818(1), 87–103. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3594-z
Sánchez Vuichard, G., Farías, N., & Luppi, T. (2013). Hatching and larval export of the intertidal crab Neohelice granulata in Mar Chiquita coastal lagoon, Argentina. Iheringia. Série Zoologia, 103(2), 124–133. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0073-47212013000200007&script=sci_arttext
Merino Campos Víctor
Doctoral Fellow – CONICET
Vasquez Pérez Carolina
Doctoral Fellow – CONICET