Dr. Laura Rodríguez-Sanz

Research Officer
  • 2013-present Research officer at the ANU
  • 2008-2012 PhD in Environmental Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 2007-2008 Master in Environmental Studies, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 2000-2005 B. Sc. In Chemistry. Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.

Research interests

Reconstructions of sea surface temperatures using foraminiferal proxies, such as Mg/Ca in the open ocean and clumped isotopes in highly alkaline marginal seas (Mediterranean and Red Seas).


  • Rodríguez-Sanz, L., Bernasconi, S. M., Marino, G., Heslop, D., Müller, I. A., Fernandez, A., Grant, K. M., & Rohling, E. J., (2017). Penultimate deglacial warming across the Mediterranean Sea revealed by clumped isotopes in foraminifera. Scientific Reports, v. 7, no. 1, p. 16572. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16528-6.
  • Fernandez, A., Müller, I. A., Rodríguez-Sanz, L., van Dijk, J., Looser, N., and Bernasconi, S. M., A., 2017. Reassessment of the Precision of Carbonate Clumped Isotope Measurements: Implications for Calibrations and Paleoclimate Reconstructions. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. doi: 10.1002/2017GC007106
  • Chen, L., Heslop, D., Roberts, A.P., Chang, L., Zhao, X., McGregor, H.V., Marino, G., Rodríguez-Sanz, L., Rohling, E.J., Pälike, H., (2017). Remanence acquisition efficiency in biogenic and detrital magnetite and recording of geomagnetic paleointensity. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18, 1435–1450. doi:10.1002/2016GC006753.
  • Incarbona, A., Martrat, B., Mortyn, P.G., Sprovieri, M., Ziveri, P., Gogou, A., Jordà, G., Xoplaki, E., Luterbacher, J., Langone, L., Marino, G., Rodríguez-Sanz, L., Triantaphyllou, M., Di Stefano, E., Grimalt, J.O., Tranchida, G., Sprovieri, R., Mazzola, S., 2016. Mediterranean circulation perturbations over the last five centuries: Relevance to past Eastern Mediterranean Transient-type events. Scientific Reports 6, 29623, doi:10.1038/srep29623.
  • Marino, G., Rohling, E.J., Rodríguez-Sanz, L., Grant, K.M., Heslop, D., Roberts, A.P., Stanford, J.D., Yu, J., (2015). Bipolar seesaw control on last interglacial sea level. Nature, 522, 197-201. doi:10.1038/nature14499.
  • Rodríguez-Sanz L. and Mortyn P.G., (2015). Widespread salinification of the north Pacific ocean during the last glacial termination. Past Global Changes Magazine, 23(1), 6-7.
  • Rodríguez-Sanz, L., Mortyn, P. G., Herguera, J. C., & Zahn, R.  (2013). Hydrographic changes in the tropical and extratropical Pacific during the last deglaciation. Paleoceanography, 28. doi: 10.1002/palo.20049.
  • Rodríguez-Sanz, L., Mortyn, P.G., Martínez-Garcia, A., Rosell-Melé, A., & Hall, I. R. (2012). Glacial Southern Ocean freshening at the onset of the Middle Pleistocene Climate Transition. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 345-348, 194-202. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.06.016