Pedro Proença Cunha

Activity summary

Full Professor at the Earth Sciences Dep.- University of Coimbra and a Senior Researcher of the MARE. Expertise lies mainly within alluvial stratigraphy, sedimentology and fluvial geomorphology. Published research interests include basin analysis, and more recently focusing fluvial and marine terrace sedimentary sequences. Research has typically involved the analysis of key controlling mechanisms (tectonics, climate and eustacy) and quantifying rates of change.


Stratigraphy and allogenic controls of the western Portugal Cretaceous: an updated synthesis. Dinis, J.L., Rey, J., Cunha, P.P., Callapez, P., Pena dos Reis, R., 2008, Cretaceous Research 29(5-6):772-780 Dating the Tejo river lower terraces in the Ródão area (Portugal) to assess the role of tectonics and uplift. Cunha, P.P., Martins, A.A., Huot, S., Murray, A., Raposo, L., 2008. Geomorphology 102(1):43-54. The Paleogene and Neogene of Western Iberia (Portugal). A Cenozoic record in the European Atlantic domain. Pais, J.; Cunha, P.P.; Pereira, D.; Legoinha, P.; Dias, R.; Moura, D.; Brum da Silveira, A.; Kullberg, J.C.; González-Delgado, J. A., 2012. Springer Tectonic control of the Tejo river fluvial incision during the late Cenozoic, in Ródão - Central Portugal (Atlantic Iberian border). Portugal (Atlantic Iberian border) Cunha, P.P., Martins, A., Daveau, S., Friend, P., 2005. Geomorphology 64(3-4): 271-298 Tectonic classification of Cenozoic Iberian foreland basins. De Vicente, G., Cloetingh, S., Van Wees, J.D., Cunha, P.P., 2011, Tectonophysics 502(1-2): 38-61 Luminescence dating of Pleistocene alluvial sediments affected by the Alhama de Murcia fault - a comparison between OSL, IRSL and post-IR IRSL ages. Sohbati, R., Murray, A.S., Buylaert, J.-P., (...), Cunha, P.P., Masana, E., 2012. Boreas 41(2):250-262 Definition of the Portuguese frameworks with international relevance as an input for the European geological heritage characterisation. Brilha, J., Andrade, C., Azerêdo, A., (...), 2005. Episodes 28(3):177-186 Cenozoic seismic stratigraphy and tectonic evolution of the Algarve margin (offshore Portugal, southwestern Iberian Peninsula). Lopes, F.C., Cunha, P.P., Le Gall, B. 2006. Marine Geology 231(1-4):1-36