Lina Pérez-Angel

Lina Pérez-Angel

PhD student



  • BSc: Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2015

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Tropical paleoclimate, paleoenvironment and paleoaltimetry

Research Interests

Climate and tectonics relationship by using different techniques such as structural geology, sedimentology and geochemistry (Biomarkers and stable isotopes). Right now, my biggest interest is in the Tropical Andes during the Cenozoic.


Lina started her PhD in the department of Geological Sciences at CU Boulder in August of 2016 with Prof. Julio Sepúlveda at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) in the Organic Geochemistry Group and Prof. Peter Molnar at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). Her project focuses in the paleoclimate, evolution of vegetation and paleoelevation of the Tropical Andes during the Cenozoic. Originally from Colombia, Lina did her undergraduate studies at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá where her thesis developed the first structural characterization of the Azuero-Soná fault zone in the Azuero Peninsula of Panama under the supervision of Prof. Camilo Montes (Structural Geology and Tectonics Group).


  • XV Fondo Corrigan, Asociación Colombiana de Geólogos y Geofísicos del Petróleo (ACGGP) Corporación Geológica ARES, 2017




Lina Pérez-Angel,Molnar, P, 2017: Sea surface temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific and surface temperatures in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia during EI Nino: Implications for Pliocene conditions. Paleoceanography, 32(11): 1309-1314. DOI: 10.1002/2017PA003182

Montes, C.,Cardona, A.,Jaramillo, C.,Pardo, A.,Silva, J.C.,Valencia, V,Ayala, C.,Lina Pérez-Angel,Rodriguez-Parra, L.A.,Ramirez, V.,Niño, H, 2015: Middle Miocene closure of the Central American Seaway. Science, v. 348, pp. 226-229. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa2815

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