School of the Environment



 

Dr. Michael Martinez-Colon
Assistant Professor
School of the Environment
Florida A&M University
FSH Science Research Center
1515 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., #
306-B
Phone: 850-561-2134
Fax: 850-561-2248
Email: michael.martinez@famu.edu
Website: www.foramlaboratory.com


Education
•    Ph.D., Oceanography, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2016
•    MSc, Geology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR, 2003
•    BSc, Geology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR, 1997

Research Interests
•    Foraminiferal micropaleontology (recent foraminiferal distribution/assemblages)
•    Foraminiferal paleoecology (Neogene foraminiferal distribution/assemblages)
•    Environmental micropaleontology
•    Foraminiferal culture work
•    Coastal ecology
•    Fate and trophic transfer of pollutants in coastal ecosystems
•    Regional Caribbean geology/stratigraphy/ sedimentation 

Selected Publications
•    Martínez-Colón, M., Hallock, P., Green-Ruiz, C., and Smoak, J., 2017. Benthic foraminifeal as bioindicators of potentially toxic element (PTE) pollution: Torrecilla Lagoon, Puerto Rico. Ecological Indicators Journal (Submitted).

•    Emrich, K., Martínez-Colón, M., and Alegria, H., 2017. Is untreated sewage impacting coral reefs in Caye Caulker, Belize? Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 47-1, p. 20-33.

•    Alegria, H., Martínez-Colón, M., Kurt-Karakus, P., Brooks, G., Hanson, L., and Birgul, A., 2016. Historical sediment record and levels of PCBs in sediments and mangroves of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico. Science of the Total Environment, v. 573, p. 1003-1009.

•    Schwing, P.T., O’Malley, B.J. , Romero, I.C., Martínez-Colón, M., Hastings, D.W., Glabach, M.A., Hladky, E.M., Greco,  A., and D.J. Hollander, 2016. Characterizing the variability of benthic foraminifera in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon event (2010–2012), Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI 10.1007/s11356-016-7996-z.

•    Hornbach, M., Manga, M., Genocov, M., Valdez, R., Peter, M., Demian, S., Adelstein, E., Lafuerza, S., Adachi, T, Breitkreuz, C., Jutzeler, M., Le Friant, A., Ishizuka, O., Morgan, S., Slagle, A., Fraass, A., Talling, P., Watt, S., Stroncik, N.A., Aljahdali, M., Boudon, G., Fukinawa, A., Hatfield, R., Kataoka, K., Maeno, F., Martínez-Colón, M., McCanta, M., Palmer, M., Stinton, A., Sybramanyam, K.S.V., Tamura, Y., Villemant, B., Wall-Palmer, D., and Wang, D., 2015. Permeability and pressure measurements in Lesser Antilles submarine slides: evidence for pressure-driven slow-slip failure. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 120-12, p. 7986-8011.

•    Le Friant, A., Ishizuka, O., Boudon, G., Palmer, M.R., Talling, P.J., Villemant, B., Adachi, T., Aljahdali, M., Breitkreuz, C., Brunet, M., Caron, B., Coussens, M., Deplus, C., Endo, D., Feuillet, N., Fraass, A.J., Fujinawa, A., Hart, M.B., Hatfield, R.G., Hornbach, M., Jutzeler, 7 M., Kataoka, K. S., Komorowski, J-C., Lebas, E., Lafuerza, S., Maeno, F., Manga, M., Martínez-Colón, M., McCanta, M., Morgan, S., Saito, T., Slagle, A., Sparks, S., Stinton, A., Stroncik, N., Subramanyam, K.S.V., Tamura, Y., Trofimovs, J., Voight, B., Wall-Palmer, D., Wang, F., and Watt, S.F.L., 2015. Submarine record of volcanic island construction and collapse in the Lesser Antilles arc: First scientific drilling of submarine volcanic island landslides by IODP Expedition 340. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005652.

•    Wall-Palmer, D., Coussens, M., Talling, P.J., Jutzeler, M., Cassidy, M., Marchant, I., Palmer, M.R., Watt, S.F.L., Smart, C.W., Fisher, J.K., Hart, M.B., Fraass, A., Trofimovs, J., Le Friant, A., Ishizuka, O., Adachi, T., Aljahdali, M., Boudon, G., Breitkreuz, C., Endo, D., Fujinawa, A., Hatfield, R., Hornbach, M.J., Kataoka, K., Lafuerza, S., Maeno, F., Manga, M., Martínez-Colón, M., McCanta, M., Morgan, S., Saito, T., Slagle, A.L., Stinton, A.J., Subramanyam, K.S.V., Tamura, Y., Villemant, B., and Wang, F., 2014. Late Pleistocene stratigraphy of IODP Site U1397 and compiled chronology offshore of south and south west Montserrat, Lesser Antilles. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 15-7, p. 3000-3020. 10.1002/2014GC005402.

•    Manga, M., Hornbach, M., Le Friant, A., Ishizuka, O., Stroncik, N.A., Adachi, T., Aljahdali, M.,  Boudon, B., Breitkreuz, C., Fraas, A., Fujinawa, A., Hatfield, R., Jutzeler, M., Kataoka, K., Lafuerza, S., Maeno, F., Martínez-Colón, M., McCanta, M., Palmer, M., Morgan, S., Saito, T., Slagle, A., Stinton, A., Konduri, S., Tamura, Y., Talling, P., Villemant, B., Wall-Palmer, D., and Wang, F., 2012. Heat flow in the Lesser Antilles island arc and adjacent back arc Grenada Basin.  Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, v. 13-8, p. 1-19.

•    Mitchell, S.F., Martínez-Colón, M., Ramsook, R., and Santos, H., 2011. A primitive tube-bearing antillocaprinid bivalve, Parasarcolites sohli sp. nov, from Jamaica and Puerto Rico, West Indies. Cretaceous Research, v. 34, p. 149-153.

•    Martínez-Colón, M. and Hallock, P., 2010. Preliminary survey on foraminiferal responses to pollutants in Torrecillas Lagoon-Puerto Rico. Caribbean Journal of Science, v. 46-1, p. 106-111.

•    Martínez-Colón, M., Hallock, P., and Green-Ruiz, C., 2010. ERRATUM for: Strategies for using shallow-water benthic foraminifers as bioindicators of potentially toxic elements: a review. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 40-1, p. 109.

•    Martínez-Colón, M., Hallock, P., and Green-Ruiz, C., 2009. Strategies for using shallow-water foraminifers as bioindicators of potentially toxic elements: A review. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 39-4, p. 278-299.

•    Schweitzer, C.E., Velez, J., Martinez, M., Collmar, A., Feldmann, R.M., and Santos, H., 2008.  New Cretaceous and Cenozoic Brachyura (Crustacea: Thalassinidea, Brachyura) from Puerto Rico: United States Territory. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, v. 34, p. 1-15.

•    Pisera, A., Martínez, M., and Santos, H., 2006. Late Cretaceous Siliceous sponges from El Rayo Formation, Puerto Rico. Journal of Paleontology, v. 80-3, p. 594-600.

•    Martínez-Colón, M., Hallock, P., Green-Ruiz, C., and Smoak J., 2018. Temporal variability in potentially toxic elements (PTE) and benthic Foraminifera in an estuarine environment in Puerto Rico. Micropaleontology, v. 63-6, p. 357-381.


Awards/Recognitions/Accolades                 

•    Florida A&M University Emerging Researcher Award (2017-2018)

•    National Academics of Science-Gulf research program Early-Career Research Fellowship (2017)
•    Keynote Speaker at the The Micropaleontological Society (Foraminifera and Nannofossil) Joint Meeting in Texel-The Netherlands (2014).
•    USF-Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2011)
•    AACU- K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award (Nomination- top 10%) (2011)
•    USF-GPSC Student Award for Academic and Professional Achievements (2010)
•    USF/Tampa Bay Parrot Head Endowed Fellowship (2009)
•    USA Student Representative at the International Year of Planet Earth in Portugal (2009)
•    USF/Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club Endowed Fellowship (2008)
•    USF Successful Latino Student Awardψ (Awarded to top 1% of 1200 eligible students) (2007)
•    USF-IGERT Student Award (in recognition for being awarded a NOAA-NERR Grant) (2007)
•    SLOAN Foundation Fellowship (2007)
•    The National Scholars Honor Society (2006)
•    Latin-American Caribbean Scholarship (2005)
•    Universidad del Este- Presidential Award (2005)
•    USGS-EDMAP Scholarship (2001)




Advisory Board Member
Savannah River Environmental Sciences Field Station
South Carolina State University/Department of Energy
http://www.cnrt.scsu.edu/fieldstation/

Board of Directors
Rock Detective Geoscience Education
www.rockdetective.org

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Click to access the Puerto Sea Grant Data Management for Benthic Foraminifera as Bio-indicators of Potentially Toxic Element (PTEs) Pollution: Torrecilla Lagoon (San Juan Bay Estuary), Puerto Rico




Contact Info

1515 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
FSH Science Research Center
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: (850) 599-3550
F: (850) 599-8183