Dr. Ander Martinez-Doñate

My Research Interests

My Ph.D. focused on the anatomy and architecture of deep-water clastic sedimentary systems developed in unstable and complex basin margins due to inherited tectonic and depositional relief using field and subsurface data.

Since joining the Bureau of Economic Geology in December 2022, my research has focused on the heterogeneity of evaporitic sequences and their evaluation as potential hydrogen storage sites. For that, I have used core and well data and complemented these with a range of analytical techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and fluid inclusion analysis.


PhD, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology, the University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom, 2022.

Masters, Reservoir Geophysics and Geology, The University of Barcelona (UB), Spain, 2018.

Bachelor's degree, Geology, The University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain, 2017.

Selected Publications

Martinez-Doñate, A., Privat, A. M. L. J., Hodgson, D. M., Jackson, C., Kane, I. A., Spychala, Y. T., Duller, R. A., Stevenson, C., Keavney, E., Schwarz, E., & Flint, S. S. (2021). Substrate entrainment, depositional relief, and sediment capture: Impact of a submarine landslide on flow process and sediment supply. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9, 757617. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2021.757617

Martinez‐Doñate, A., Kane, I. A., Hodgson, D. M., Privat, A. M. L., Jackson, C. A. L., Schwarz, E., & Flint, S. S. (2023). Stratigraphic change in flow transformation processes recorded in early post‐rift deep‐marine intraslope lobe complexes. Sedimentology. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.13086

Martinez-Doñate, A., Soutter, E. L., Kane, I. A., Poyatos-Moré, M., Hodgson, D. M., Ayckbourne, A. J. M., Taylor, W. J., Bouwmeester, M. J., & Flint, S. S. (2023). Submarine crevasse lobes controlled by lateral slope failure in tectonically-active settings: an exhumed example from the Eocene Aínsa depocentre (Spain). Sedimentologika, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.57035/journals/sdk.2023.e11.1068

Soutter, E. L., Kane, I. A., Martínez-Doñate, A., Boyce, A. J., Stacey, J., & Castelltort, S. (2022). The Eocene-Oligocene climate transition in the Alpine foreland basin: Paleoenvironmental change recorded in submarine fans. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 600, 111064. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2022.111064

Soutter, E., Martínez-Doñate, A., Kane, I., Poyatos-Moré, M., Taylor, W., Hodgson, D. M., Bouwmeester, M. J., & Flint, S. (2024). Exceptional preservation of three-dimensional dunes on an ancient deep-marine seafloor: implications for sedimentary processes and depositional environments. Sedimentologika, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.57035/journals/sdk.2024.e21.1067

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