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Yurena Yanes

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 520 Geology-Physics Building
Tel: 513-556-8449
Email: yurena.yanes@uc.edu
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/yurenayanes/

I am primarily interested on the multidisciplinary study of modern and fossil land snail assemblages. I integrate data from several disciplines (isotope geochemistry, taxonomy, taphonomy, paleoecology, morphometrics and aminoacid dating) to obtain several independent proxies that allow me to deduce detailed changes in past environmental and ecological conditions, to evaluate the quality and fidelity of the fossil record, and to better understand organism–environment interactions. Understanding how organisms have responded to ecological, environmental and anthropogenic variations is critical to comprehend present diversity and anticipate future outcomes (i.e., the past is the key to plan the future). Ultimately, my research aims to help to protect terrestrial malacofaunas, which are declining in an alarming rate globally.

Education

  • Ph.D. , Universidad de La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain, 2005 (Paleobiology).
  • B.S., Universidad de La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain, 2001 (Biology).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (PI), Yanes, Y., Holocene shell middens from the Canary Islands as seasonal retrospective environmental archives, The Malacological Society of London. $2000. 2012 to 2013. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Yanes, Y., Los gasteropodos terrestres de Lanzarote y Fuerteventura como indicadores paleoambientales, Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (Mineco). $39,600. 2012 to 2014. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Yanes, Y., Pleistocene-Holocene atmospheric conditions in San Salvador Island (Bahamas) inferred from the stable isotopic composition of fossil Cerion shells , Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS). $900. 2010 to 2011. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Yanes, Y., Quaternary paleoclimate in the Canary Islands as inferred from the isotopic composition of marine mollusk shells, Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS). 1000. 2013 to 2014. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Yurena Yanes, Relationships between climate change and agricultural development in NW Africa: insights from mollusk shells, UC LEAF. 3,000. 2014 to 2015. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Yanes, Yurena, Collaborative Proposal: Development and calibration of the oxygen isotope systemactics of small terrestrial gastropods, National Science Foundation. (EAR-1529133), $68,156.00. 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), Yanes, Yurena, The stories shells hold: inferring ancient cultural and environmental history from mollusk middens in the Canary Islands, National Geographic Society. (9842-16), $18,265.00. 05/01/2016 to 04/01/2017. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Yanes, Y., Riquelme, J.A., Cámara, J.A., Delgado, A. (2013). Stable isotope composition of middle to late Holocene land snail shells from the Marroquíes archeological site (Jaén, Southern Spain): Paleoenvironmental implications. Quaternary International.
  • Yanes, Y., Romanek, C.S. (2013). Quaternary interglacial environmental stability on San Salvador Island (Bahamas): a land snail isotopic approach. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 369, 28-40.
  • Yanes, Y. (2012). Anthropogenic effect recorded in the live-dead fidelity of land snail assemblages from San Salvador Island (Bahamas). Biodiversity and Conservation, 21, 3445–3466.
  • Castro, J.M., Yanes, Y., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2012). Hemicycla (Hemicycla) fuenterroquensis (Gastropoda: Helicoidea: Helicidae), a new species from La Palma, Canary Islands. Zootaxa, 3527, 72–78.
  • Yanes, Y., Gutiérrez-Zugasti, I., Delgado, A. (2012). Late glacial-Holocene transition in northern Spain deduced from terrestrial gastropod shelly accumulations. Quaternary Research, 78, 373−385.
  • Yanes, Y., Kowalewski, M., Romanek, C.S. (2012). Seasonal variation in ecological and taphonomic processes recorded in shelly death assemblages . Palaios, 27, 373−385.
  • Yanes, Y. (2012). Shell taphonomy and fidelity of living, dead, Holocene and Pleistocene land snail assemblages. . Palaios, 27, 127−136.
  • Holyoak, G.A., Holyoak, D.T., Yanes, Y., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2011). Taxonomic revision, habitat and biogeography of the land snail family Discidae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) in the Canary Islands. Journal of Conchology, 40, 583−603.
  • Yanes, Y., Santana, J., Artiles, M., Deniz, F., Martin, J., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2011). Five new Napaeus species (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Enidae) from Gran Canaria and El Hierro (Canary Islands). Zootaxa, 2901, 35–51.
  • Yanes, Y., Romanek, C.S., Molina, F., Cámara, J.A., Delgado A. (2011). Holocene Paleoenvironment (7,200-4,000 cal. years BP) of the Los Castillejos Archaeological site (Southern Spain) as inferred from stable isotopes of land snail shells. Quaternary International, 244, 67−75.
  • Yanes, Y., Holyoak, G.A., Holyoak, D.T., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2011). A new Discidae subgenus and two new species (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) from the Canary Islands. Zootaxa, 2911, 43−49.
  • Yanes, Y., Aguirre, J., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M., Delgado, A. (2011). Ecological fidelity of Pleistocene-Holocene land snail shell assemblages preserved in carbonate-rich paleosols. Palaios, 26, 406 −419.
  • Yanes, Y., Martin, J., Santana, J., Holyoak, G.A., Holyoak, D.T., Artiles, M., Deniz, F., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2011). Four new Napaeus species (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Enidae) from La Gomera (Canary Islands). Journal of Conchology, 40, 393−407.
  • Holyoak, G.A., Holyoak, D.T., Yanes, Y., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2011). Two new Napaeus species (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Enidae) from La Gomera and La Palma (Canary Islands). Archiv F & #252;r Molluskenkunde, 140, 37−48.
  • Yanes, Y., Yapp, C.J., Ibáñez, M., Alonso, M.R., De la Nuez, J., Quesada, M.L., Castillo, C., Delgado, A. (2011). Pleistocene-Holocene environmental change in the Canary Archipelago as inferred from stable isotopes of land snail shells. . Quaternary Research, 65, 658−669.
  • Arnay-de-la-Rosa, M., Gonzalez-Reimers, Yanes, Y., Romanek, C.S., Noakes, J.E., Galindo-Martin, L. (2011). Paleonutritional and paleodietary survey on prehistoric humans from Las Cañadas del Teide (Tenerife, Canary Islands) based on chemical and histological analysis of bone. . Journal of Archaeological Sciences, 37, 1490−1510.
  • Yanes, Y., Yapp, C.J. (2010). Indoor and outdoor urban atmospheric CO2: stable carbon isotope constraints on mixing and mass balance. Applied Geochemistry, 25, 1339−1349.
  • Arnay de la Rosa, M., González-Reimers, E., Yanes, Y., Velazco-Vázquez, J., Romanek, C.S., Noakes, J.E. (2010). Paleodietary analysis of the Prehistoric population of the Canary Islands inferred from stable isotopes (carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen) in bone collagen . Journal of Archaeological Sciences, 37, 1490−1510.
  • Yanes, Y., Martín, J., Delgado, J.D., Alonso, MR., Ibáñez, M. (2010). Active disguise in the land snail Napaeus badiosus (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Enidae) from the Canary Islands. Journal of Conchology, 40, 143−148.
  • Yanes, Y., Romanek, C.S., Delgado, A., Brant, H.A., Noakes, J.E., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2009). Oxygen and carbon stable isotopes of modern land snail shells as environmental indicators from a low-latitude oceanic island. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 4077−4099.
  • Yanes, Y., Martín, J., Moro, L., Alonso, MR., Ibáñez, M. (2009). On the relationships of the genus Napaeus (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Enidae) with the descriptions of four new species from the Canary Islands. Journal of Natural History, 43, 2179−2207.
  • Arnay-de-la-Rosa, M., Gamez-Mendoza, A., Navarro-Mederos, J.F., Hernández-Marrero, J.C., Fregel, R., Yanes, Y., Galindo-Martín, L., Romanek, C.S., González-Reimers, E. (2009). Dietary patterns during the early prehispanic settlement in La Gomera (Canary Islands). Journal of Archaeological Sciences, 36, 1972−1981.
  • Yanes, Y., Martín, J., Artiles, M., Moro, L., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2009). Rediscovery and description of an almost unknown Hemicycla species (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Helicidae): H. eurythyra O. Boettger, 1908 from Tenerife, Canary Islands. Journal of Conchology, 40, 31−35.
  • Yanes, Y., Tyler, C.L. (2009). Drilling predation intensity and feeding preferences by Nucella (Muricidae) on limpets inferred from a dead-shell assemblage. Palaios, 24, 280−289.
  • Yanes, Y., Delgado, A., Castillo, C., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M., De la Nuez, J., Kowalewski, M. (2008). Stable isotope (δ18O, δ13C, and δD) signatures of recent terrestrial communities from a low-latitude, oceanic setting: endemic land snails, plants, rain, and carbonate sediments from the eastern Canary Islands. Chemical Geology, 249, 277−292.
  • Huntley, J.W., Yanes, Y., Kowalewski, M., Castillo, C., Delgado-Huertas, A., Ibáñez, M., Alonso, M.R., Ortiz, J.E., Torres, T. (2008). Testing limiting similarity in Quaternary terrestrial gastropods. Paleobiology, 34, 378–388.
  • Schiffbauer, J., Yanes Y., Tyler, C.L., Kowalewski, M., Leighton, L. (2008). Microstructural criteria for identifying drill holes of predatory origin. Palaios, 23, 810−820.
  • Yanes, Y., Tomašových, A., Kowalewski, M., Castillo, C., Aguirre, J., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2008). Taphonomy and compositional fidelity of Quaternary fossil assemblages of terrestrial gastropods from carbonate-rich environments of the Canary Islands. Lethaia, 41, 235–256.
  • Ibáñez, M., Alonso, M.R., Yanes, Y., Castillo, C., Groh, K. (2007). Presence of the genus Napaeus (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Enidae) living in all the islands of the Canarian archipelago: Napaeus lichenicola sp. nov. from Fuerteventura. Journal of Conchology, 39, 381−389.
  • Yanes, Y., Kowalewski, M., Ortiz, J.E., Castillo, C., Torres, T., De la Nuez, J. (2007). Scale and structure of time-averaging (age mixing) in terrestrial gastropod assemblages from Quaternary eolian deposits of the eastern Canary Islands. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 251, 283−299.
  • Ibáñez, M., Groh, K., Alonso, M.R., Castillo, C., Yanes, Y. (2006). The subgenus Monilearia (Lyrula) Wollaston, 1878 (Gastropoda: Helicoidea: Cochlicellidae) from Lanzarote and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands), with the description of Monilearia (Lyrula) tubaeformis sp. nov. . Zootaxa, 1320, 29−41.
  • Castillo, C., Yanes, Y., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2006). Napaeus lajaensis sp. nov. (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Enidae), from a Quaternary Aeolian Deposit of Northeast Tenerife, Canary Islands. Journal of Conchology, 1307, 41−54.
  • Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M., Ponte-Lira, C.E., Castillo, C., Yanes, Y. (2006). A new Canariella species (Gastropoda: Helicoidea: Hygromiidae) of the new subgenus Maxorata, both endemic from the Jandía peninsula (Fuerteventura, Canary Islands). Zootaxa, 1316, 45−56.
  • Ortiz, J.E., Torres, T., Yanes, Y., Castillo, C., De la Nuez, J., Ibáñez, M., Alonso, M.R. (2006). Climatic cycles inferred from the aminostratigraphy and aminochronology of Quaternary dunes and paleosols from the eastern islands of the Canary Archipelago. Journal of Quaternary Science, 21, 287−306.
  • Cameron, R.A.D., Holyoak, G.A., Holyoak, D.T., Yanes, Y., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2013). Shell characters and genital anatomy of Atlantica calathoides and transfer of the genus Atlantica from Discidae to Gastrodontidae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata). Journal of Conchology.
  • Yanes, Y., Garcia-Alix, A., Asta, M.P., Ibanez, M., Alonso, M.R., Delgado, A. (2013). Late Pleistocene-Holocene environmental conditions in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) inferred from calcitic and aragonitic land snail shells and bird bones. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
  • Yanes, Y., Gómez-Puche, M., Esquembre-Bebia, M.A., Fernández-López-de-Pablo (2013). Younger Dryas – early Holocene transition in southeastern Iberian Peninsula: Insights from land snail shell middens. Journal of Quaternary Science, 28, 777–788.
  • Alonso, M.R., Holyoak, D.T., Holyoak, G.A., Yanes, Y., Ibáñez, M. (2013). A review of Retinella (Lyrodiscus): Endemic Zonitidae of the Canary Islands.. Journal of Conchology, 41, 493–509.
  • Yanes, Y., Asta, M., Ibáñez, M., Alonso, M.R., Romanek, C.S. (2013). Paleoenvironmental implications of carbon stable isotope composition of land snail tissues. Quaternary Research, 80, 596–605.
  • Santana, J., Artiles, M., Yanes, Y., Deniz, F., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2013). Three undescribed species of Napaeus (Gastropoda:Pulmonata: Enidae) from La Gomera (Canary Islands). The richest centre of species radiation for the genus. Journal of Conchology, 41, 271–286.
  • Dexter, T.A., Kaufman, D.S., Krause Jr., R.A., Barbour Wood, S.L., Simoes, M.G., Huntley, J.W., Yanes, Y., Romanek, C.S., Kowalewski, M. (2014). A continuous multi-millennial record of surficial bivalve mollusk shells from the São Paulo Bight, Brazilian shelf. Quaternary Research, 81, 274–283.
  • Yanes, Y., Izeta, A.D., Cattaneo, R., Costa, T., Gordillo, S. (2014). Holocene (~4.5-1.7 cal. kyr BP) paleoenvironmental conditions in central Argentina inferred from entire-shell and intra-shell stable isotope composition of terrestrial gastropods. The Holocene, 24, 1193–1205.
  • Scott, D., Yanes, Y., Rothermel, B.B., Pilgrim, M., Romanek, C.S. (2015). Efficacy of labeling wetlands with enriched 15N to determine amphibian dispersal. Wetlands, 35, 349–356.
  • Valido M.J., Yanes, Y., Alonso M.R., & Ibáñez, M. (2014). Insulivitrina raquelae, a new species of Vitrinidae from La Gomera (Canary Islands) (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Limacoidea). Journal of Conchology, 41, 701–705.
  • Holyoak, D.T., Holyoak, G.A., Yanes, Y., Santana, J., García, J., Castro, J.M, Artiles, M., Alonso M.R., & Ibáñez, M. (2014). A new species of Vermetum from Gran Canaria and evidence the genus should be transferred from Pristilomatidae to Gastrodontidae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata). Journal of Conchology, 41, 691–700.
  • Castro, J.M., Yanes, Y., García, R. Alonso, M.R., & Ibáñez, M. (2014). A new species of Janulus (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Gastrodontidae) trom La Palma Island (Canary Archipelago). Journal of Conchology, 41, 743–747.
  • Yanes, Y. (2015). Stable isotope ecology of land snails from a high latitude site near Fairbanks, interior Alaska, USA. . Quaternary Research, 83, 588-595.
  • Faust, D., Yanes, Y., Willkommen, T, Roettig, C., Richter, D., Richter, D., Suchodoletz, H., Zöller, L. (2015). A contribution to the understanding of late Pleistocene Dune-Paleosol-Sequences in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands). . Geomorphology, 246, 290–304.

Published Abstracts

  • Kowalewski, M., Dexter, T., Kaufman, D.S., Krause, R.A., Romanek, C.S., Yanes, Y., Huntley, J.W., Simoes, M. (2013). Bathymetric variation in time-averaging across a modern shelf. [Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 45, 26.
  • Yanes, Y. (2012). Paleoenvironmental significance of land snail assemblages from the Canary Islands[Abstract]. Macaronesian Palaeoclimate Workshop.
  • Faust, D., Willkommen, T., Yanes, Y. (2012). Characteristics of dune-paleosol-sequences in Northern Fuerteventura[Abstract]. Macaronesian Palaeoclimate Workshop.
  • Faust, D., Willkommen, T., Yanes, Y., Richter, D., Zöller, L. (2012). Äolianit-Paläobodensequenzen auf Fuerteventura[Abstract]. General Assembly of DEUQUA.
  • Yanes, Y. (2011). Decline of land snail diversity over the last ~43 ka in the Canary Islands[Abstract]. XVIII INQUA-Congress.
  • Yanes, Y., Romanek, C.S., Molina, F., Cámara, J.A., Delgado, A. (2011). Holocene atmospheric conditions in SE Iberian Peninsula inferred from the stable isotopes of land snail shells[Abstract]. XVIII INQUA-Congress.
  • Yanes, Y. (2011). Taphonomy and paleoecology of land snail shelly assemblages[Abstract]. Taphos 2011, 6th International Meeting on Taphonomy and Fossilization.
  • Kowalewski, M., Dexter, T., Kaufman, D.S., Krause, R.A.Jr., Barbour Wood, S.L., Simoes, M.G., Huntely, J.W., Yanes, Y., Romanek, C.S (2011). A multimillenial record provided by amino-acid dated bivalve shells from the Southern Brazilian Shelf[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 43, 20.
  • Ash, J., Yanes, Y. (2010). Taphonomic implications of land crab predation of snails on San Salvador Island, Bahamas[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 42, 253.
  • Yanes, Y. (2010). Stable oxygen isotopes of ancient land snail shells in paleoenvironmental studies[Abstract]. MESO 2010: The Eight International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, 1, 115-116.
  • Yanes, Y. (2010). Oxygen and carbon stable isotopes of land snail shells as environmental indicators[Abstract]. ISOECOL VII: The 7th International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies, 1, 6.
  • Yanes, Y., Yapp, C.J. (2009). 50,000 years of Pleistocene-Holocene environmental change in the Canary Islands: a land snail isotopic record[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 41, 402.
  • Dexter, T., Yanes, Y., Huntley, J.W., Krause, R.A.Jr., Kaufman, D.S., Romanek, C.S., Kowalewski, M., Simoes, M., Barbour Wood, S.L. (2009). Reconstructing paleo-environmental conditions using the bivalve Semele casali from Ubatuba Bay, Brazil[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 41, 561.
  • Jarret, M.B., Romanek, C.S., Yanes, Y. (2009). Late Eocene Ocean Temperatures: Insights from Crassostrea gigantissima[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 41, 403.
  • Scott, D.E., Yanes, Y., Rothermel, B.B., Pilgrim, M., Romanek, C.S. (2009). Using stable isotope spikes to determine amphibian dispersal: A pilot study[Abstract]. Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH).
  • Huntley, J., Yanes, Y., Kowalewski, M. (2009). Body size distributions as a means to test for the evolutionary importance of competition among terrestrial gastropod species[Abstract]. 9th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC).
  • Yanes, Y., Romanek, C.S. (2009). Oxygen stable isotopes in land snails: Paleoenvironmental implications for low-latitude oceanic systems[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 41, 7.
  • Jarret, M.B., Romanek, C.S., Yanes, Y. (2009). Late Eocene Ocean Temperatures: Insights from Giant Oysters[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 41, 7.
  • Yanes, Y., Delgado, A., Romanek, C.S. (2008). Paleoclimate of the last 50,000 years in the Canary Islands inferred from the stable isotope composition of land snail shells[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 40, 257.
  • Arnay-de-la-Rosa, M., González-Reimers, E., Navarro-Mederos, J.F., Gámez-Mendoza, A., Galindo-Martín, L., Hernández-Marrero, J.C., Yanes, Y. (2008). Paleodietary analysis and bone mass assessment of prehispanic inhabitants from the island Gomera[Abstract]. The 16th Congress of the European Anthropological Association.
  • Schiffbauer, J.D., Yanes, Y., Tyler, C.L., Kowalewski, M., Leighton, L.R. (2008). The microstructural record of predation - a new approach for identifying predatory drill holes[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 40, 372.
  • Schiffbauer, J.D., Yanes, Y., Tyler, C.L., Kowalewski, M., Leighton, L.R. (2008). Microstructural criteria for identifying drill holes of predatory origin [Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 40, 23.
  • Yanes, Y., Romanek, C.S., Castillo, C., Delgado, A. (2007). Shell size shifts of a Quaternary helicid from the Canary Islands[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 39, 76.
  • Tyler, C.L., Yanes, Y. (2007). Crushing predation and patelliform shell morphology; are all ribs created equal? [Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 39, 54.
  • Yanes, Y., Kowalewski, M. (2007). Estimates of time-averaging in terrestrial gastropod assemblages from the Quaternary of Canary Islands [Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 39, 69.
  • Yanes, Y., Delgado, A., Kowalewski, M. (2006). Stable isotope composition of modern land snails from Canary Islands[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38, 488.
  • Huntley, J., Yanes, Y., Kowalewski, M. (2006). A tale of two snails: testing limiting similarity in Quaternary Theba[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38, 382.
  • Yanes, Y., Aguirre, J., Castillo, C., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2005). Quantitative taphonomy of Quaternary land snail assemblages from the Mala section (NE Lanzarote, Canary Islands)[Abstract]. Taphos 2005, 2nd International Meeting on Taphonomy and Fossilization, 1, 11-12.
  • Yanes, Y., Castillo, C., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M., De La Nuez, J. (2004). Microevolución en el género Theba (Mollusca: Gastropoda) durante el Cuaternario (Archipiélago Chinijo, Islas Canarias)[Abstract]. XX Jornadas De La Sociedad Espanola De Paleontologia, 1, 199.
  • Yanes, Y., Aguirre, J., Castillo, C., Martín González, E., Ibáñez, M., De La Nuez, J., Alonso, M.R. (2004). afonomía de gasterópodos terrestres en paleosuelos Cuaternarios (Archipiélago Chinijo, NE Islas Canarias)[Abstract]. XX Jornadas De La Sociedad Espanola De Paleontologia, 1, 197-198.
  • Yanes, Y., Torres, T., Ortiz, J.E., Castillo, C., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M., De La Nuez, J. (2004). Datación por racemización de aminoácidos de gasterópodos terrestres del Archipiélago Chinijo, Islas Canarias[Abstract]. XX Jornadas De La Sociedad Espanola De Paleontologia, 1, 200-201.
  • Castillo, C., Aguirre, J., Yanes, Y., Ibáñez, M., De La Nuez, J., Liché, D., Alonso, M.R. (2003). ¿Qué hace un fósil como tú en un depósito como éste? Concentraciones de gasterópodos terrestres en rellenos de canales fluviales (Cuaternario de Fuerteventura). [Abstract]. XIX Jornadas De La Sociedad Espanola De Paleontologia, 1, 49-50.
  • Castillo, C., Aguirre, J., Yanes, Y., Ibáñez, M., De La Nuez, J., Liché, D., Alonso, M.R. (2003). Concentraciones biológicas de gasterópodos terrestres en paleosuelos (Cuaternario, Islas Canarias). Un ejemplo de conservación excepcional[Abstract]. European Paleontological Association-Workshop. Exceptional Preservation, 1, 43-44.
  • Yanes, Y., Castillo, C., Liché, D., De La Nuez, J., La Roche, F., Ibáñez, M., Alonso, M.R., Martín González, E. (2002). Estudio tafonómico de las asociaciones de gasterópodos terrestres del islote de Montaña Clara, Islas Canarias[Abstract]. XVIII Jornadas De La Sociedad Espanola De Paleontologia, II Congreso Iberico De Paleontologia, 1, 154.
  • Yanes, Y. (2013). Paleoecological and paleoenvironmental studies using fossil land snails from oceanic islands[Abstract]. World Congress of Malacology, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, 21-27 July 2013.
  • Dexter, T.A., Kaufman, D., Krause, R.A.Jr., Barbour-Wood, S., Simoes, M. Huntley, J.W., Yanes, Y., Romanek, C.S., Kowalewski, M. (2013). A continuous multi-millenial record of surficial bivalve mollusk shells from the Sao Paulo Bight, Brazilian Shelf. 2013 [Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, V. 45, No. 7, P. 685..
  • Al-Qattan, N.M., Rech, J.A., Pigati, J.S., Nekola, J.C., Yanes, Y., Rowe, H. (2013). Interpretation of oxygen isotopic values of North American land snails[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, V. 45, No. 7, P. 838..
  • Yanes, Y. (2013). Fossil land snails from the Canary Islands. [Abstract]. 7th Annual Ohio (River) Valley Unified Malacologist (OVUM) Meeting (12 October 2013), Museum of Biological Diversity, The Ohio State Univeristy, Columbus OH (USA)..
  • Al-Qattan, N.M., Rech, J.A., Pigati, J.S., Nekola, J.C., Yanes, Y. (2014). Interpretation of oxygen isotope values of land snails from North America. [Abstract]. 10th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) (February 15-18, 2014). Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida), Gainesville FL (USA). The Paleontological Society Special Publication, V. 13, P. 93..
  • Little, N., Macias, G., Yanes, Y. (2014). Stable isotope differences among three modern, sympatric land snail species and the paleoenvironmental significance. [Abstract]. 10th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) (February 15-18, 2014). Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida), Gainesville FL (USA). The Paleontological Society Special Publication, V. 13, P. 93..
  • Yanes, Y. (2014). Carbon stable isotope composition of land snails as a paleovegetation proxy. [Abstract]. 10th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) (February 15-18, 2014). Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida), Gainesville FL (USA). The Paleontological Society Special Publication, V. 13, P. 46..
  • Yanes, Y., Mesa, E., Navarro, J.F., Pais, J., Little, N. (2014). Calibrating Patella shells from the Canary Islands as seasonal paleothermometers[Abstract]. 10th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) (February 15-18, 2014). Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida), Gainesville FL (USA). The Paleontological Society Special Publication, V. 13, P. 29..
  • Mosher, S., Crowley, B.E., Yanes, Y., (2014). A multi-isotope approach for characterizing spatial variability on Tenerife (Canary Islands). [Abstract]. 2014 Geological Society of America. North-Central Section, 48th Annual Meeting (24-25 April 2014), Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Paper No. 27-2, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, V. 46, No. 4, P. 63..
  • Astray, G., Yanes, Y., Dina L., Mejuto, J.C. (2014). An environmental predictive model for modern and ancient terrestrial ecosystems using land snail shells[Abstract]. 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (19 & #8211;22 October 2014), Vancouver, British Columbia. Paper No. 207-01, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, V. 46.
  • Yanes, Y. (2014). Reconstructing paleoenvironments on islands: insights from Macaronesian land snails. [Abstract]. 2014 Island Biology Conference (7-12 July 2014), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Yanes, Y. (2014). Stable isotope ecology of land snails from Fairbanks, Alaska[Abstract]. 8th Ohio River Valley Unified Malacologists Meeting (27 September, 2014), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh.
  • Mosher, S., Crowley, B.E., Yanes, Y. (2014). Using a multi-isotope approach to assess environmental spatial patterns on Tenerife, Canary Islands. [Abstract]. 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (19 & #8211;22 October 2014), Vancouver, British Columbia. Paper No. 43-8, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, V. 46.
  • Yanes, Y. (2015). Shell middens in paleoenvironmental reconstruction[Abstract]. 9th Ohio River Valley Unified Malacologists Meeting (17 October, 2015), Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA..
  • Yanes, Y., Hutterer, R., Linstädter, J. (2015). Holocene environmental and cultural transitionin Ifri Oudadane, NE Morocco, inferred from oxygen stable isotopes of thetopshell Phorcus turbinatus. [Abstract]. 2015 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (1 & #8211;4 November 2015), Baltimore, Maryland. Paper No. 233-9, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.

Other Publications

  • Yanes, Y. (2011). Quaternary land snails from San Salvador Island (Bahamas). Trilobite Tales Newsletter, 28, 12-19.
  • Yanes, Y. (2011). El paleoclima de Canarias según los isótopos estables de los caracoles terrestres. Makaronesia, 13, 74-89.
  • Yanes, Y. (2010). El interés científico de los caracoles terrestres. El caso de las Islas Canarias. RSEAPT, 8, 250-265.
  • Yanes, Y., Castillo, C., Martín-González, E., Ibáñez, M., De la Nuez, J., Alonso, M.R., Quesada, M.L., La Roche, F., Armas, F.R. (2005). Paleontología de Canarias: caracoles terrestres fósiles. Makaronesia, 7, 76-90.
  • Yanes, Y., Castillo, C., Hutterer, R., De la Nuez, J., Quesada, M.L., Torres, T., Ortiz, J.E., Torres, J.M., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. (2004). Valoración patrimonial de las formaciones dunares Cuaternarias del Barranco de los Encantados y la Cantera de Melián de la Isla de Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias. . Geogaceta, 36, 195-198.
  • Yanes, Y., Castillo, C., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M., De la Nuez, J., Quesada, M.L., Martín-González, E., La Roche, F., Liché, D., Armas, R.F. (2004). Gasterópodos Terrestres Cuaternarios del Archipiélago Chinijo, Islas Canarias. Vieraea, 32, 123-134.
  • Castillo, C., Martín-González, E., Yanes, Y., Ibáñez, M., De la Nuez, J., Alonso, M.R., Quesada, M.L. (2002). Estudio preliminar de los depósitos dunares de los Islotes del Norte de Lanzarote. Implicaciones paleoambientales. Geogaceta, 32, 79-82.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Yanes, Y. (2012). Paleoenvironmental significance of land snail assemblages from the Canary Islands Macaronesian Palaeoclimate Workshop, La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain.
  • Faust, D., Willkommen, T., Yanes, Y. (2012). Characteristics of dune-paleosol-sequences in Northern Fuerteventura Macaronesian Palaeoclimate Workshop, La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain.
  • Yanes, Y. (2011). Taphonomy and paleoecology of land snail shelly assemblages 6th international Meeting on Taphonomy and Fossilization, Tubingen, Germany.

Colloquia

  • Yanes, Y. (10-2012). Institut Catala de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolucio Social (IPHES), Tarragona, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Yanes, Y. (07-2012). Department of Geography, University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
  • Yanes, Y. (04-2012). Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.
  • Yanes, Y. (11-2011). School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
  • Yanes, Y. (07-2011). Museo de Arqueologia de la Isla de la Palma, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain.
  • Yanes, Y. (04-2011). Real Sociedad Economica de Amigos del Pais de Tenerife (RSEAPT), La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain .
  • Yanes, Y. (04-2009). Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas TX.
  • Yanes, Y. (11-2008). Department of Geology, University of Georgia (UGA), Athens GA.
  • Yanes, Y. (10-2006). Geosciences Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA.
  • Yanes, Y. (02-2013). Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati.
  • Yanes, Y. (09-2013). Lecture Series, Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science, Miami University, Oxford OH, USA..
  • Yanes, Y. (10-2013). Geology Colloquium, Department of Geology, The Ohio University, Athens OH, USA..
  • Yanes, Y. (10-2014). Geology Colloquium, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA..
  • Yanes, Y. (04-2015). Geology Colloquium, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA..
  • Yanes, Y. (11-2015). Invited Guest Lecture, Biology and Environmental Studies Programs, Centre College, Danville, KY, USA..

Honors & Awards

  • Quaternary terrestrial gastropodos from San Salvador Island, Gerace Research Center, The Paleontological Society, 2010 to 2011.
  • Drilling predation by muricids upon limpets, Friday Harbor Laboratories, The University of Washington, 2006 to 2007.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2005 to 2007, Postdoctoral associate, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA.
  • 2007 to 2009, Postdoctoral associate, University of Georgia, Aiken SC.
  • 2009 to 2010, Postdoctoral associate, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX.
  • 2010 to 2013, Postdoctoral associate, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Granada, Spain.
  • 2013Research Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.

Student Advising

  • Nicole Little (Undergrad), Advisor. Status: Completed (2014)
  • Alex Wall (Master), Advisor. Status: In Progress
  • Elizabeth Bullard (Master), Advisor. Status: In Progress
  • Wesley Parker (Master), Advisor. Status: In Progress

Service

  • Editorial Board Member, Revista Espanola de Paleontologia 2011
  • Reviewer, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva, Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (Argentina) 2011

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • 2005, Geological Society of America,
  • 2005, The Paleontological Society,
  • 2010, Western Interior Paleontological Society,
  • 2014, Malacological Society of America,

Courses Taught

  • Tropical Islands: Endangered Paradises
    Tropical Islands: Endangered Paradises
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: Because of their relative isolation from one another and from large continental regions, islands can be viewed as “worlds unto themselves”, offering opportunities to explore ecological models and theories in simplified contexts. Island biotas are susceptible to human impact and global change because they occupy limited environments and areas with finite resources, and tropical islands are especially vulnerable because they often harbor large numbers of unique species. This course introduces basic concepts about island geology, biology, paleontology and archeology, with a particular emphasis on tropical islands. Topics include a broad overview of geological processes, biodiversity, extinction and evolutionary processes, fossil records, prehistoric and historic human impacts, climate change, and conservation and sustainability. No previous courses or experience are required. This course is designed to expose students to various disciplines in the sciences that will help them to identify and pursue a more specific scientific field in the future. Overall, students will learn foundational concepts and processes related to the natural and earth sciences.
  • Holocene Environmental and Cultural History
    Holocene Environmental and Cultural History
    Level: Both
    Comments: The Holocene epoch (spanning the last 11,500 years) has been a critical environmental and cultural period in Earth’s history. Civilization and life as we know it came to be during the Holocene. Landscapes have fluctuated significantly through the Holocene because of natural climate change and human activities. Extensive scientific research is elucidating how natural and anthropogenic factors have combined to shape Holocene ecosystems and organisms. We will critically evaluate the interplay between paleoenvironmental transitions and major cultural events throughout the Holocene by discussing a selection of relevant book chapters, and seminal and recent scientific papers. This course is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
  • Doing Science
    Doing Science
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: “Science” is a fundamental and applied activity essential to the advancement of society and, therefore, the progress and survival of the environment and humankind. The study and development of approaches to sustain food resources or to mitigate global climate change are both unquestionable examples of how science helps improving life on Earth. The generation of new scientific knowledge follows a standard procedure known as “the scientific method”, which includes several basic steps: (1) formulate a question, (2) conduct a review of the topic in the existing scientific literature, (3) articulate a testable hypothesis, (4) collect samples and data, (5) analyze data and generate conclusions, and (6) publish the results. Although many students are aware of these broad outlines of the scientific method, only those who pursue a science degree develop a practical understanding of what the aforementioned steps actually involve. This course introduces the scientific method to students with limited to no previous experience, through hands-on work in the classroom. Students will read scientific papers, formulate testable hypotheses, collect data from “real” samples, treat data and analyze them using computer and statistical tools, draw conclusions, and write up and present results. As such, the course is designed to provide practical training to non-science majors and, by extrapolation, an appreciation for how science is actually done. No previous courses or experience are required.