Martim Chichorro

Professor Auxilar
Departamento de Ciências da Terra, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Quinta da Torre, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal. GEOBIOTEC (Geobiociências, Geotecnologias e Geo-engenharias). SBP Group - Sedimentary Basins and Paleontology, FCT-UNL

Martim Chichorro is particularly focused on the history of the Ediacaran-Cambrian basins of northern Gondwana that were later deformed-metamorphosed during the Variscan orogeny and involved on the crustal growth and recycling processes. Recently, Special emphasis has been given to the post-Pan-African/Cadomian Rift-to-Drift processes in North Gondwana.

Áreas Científicas

Academic degrees
1992 - GRADUATION in Geology. Institution: Universidade de Lisboa; Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. Final Thesis title: Dimensional fractal analysis of the irregularity of the surface trace of the Vilariça fault (Bragança, NE portugal)
1997 - MSc in Internal Geodynamics. Institution: Universidade de Lisboa; Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. Thesis title: Tectonics and fracture permeability of Ifanes-Miranda do Douro granitoid (Trás-os-Montes)
2006 - PhD in Geology. Institution: Universidade de Évora. Thesis title: Tectonic evolution of Montemor-o-Novo Shear zone (SW Ossa Morena Zone - Santiago do Escoural - Cabrela Área) 3.

Previous activity and current status
2014 - Invited Assistant Professor at FCT-UNL.
2009-2013 - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia - Program CIÊNCIA 2007 Scientific Researcher and Invited Scientist Grant (BCC). CICEGe (Centro de Investigação em Ciência e Engenharia Geológica) - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
2006 - 2007 - Post-Doc. Centro de Geofísica de Évora.
2001 - 2006 - PhD Student. Centro de Geofísica de Évora (Universidade de Évora).
1997 - 1998 - Consultor for a radioactive wastes repository site selection DGA - Direcção Geral do Ambiente. 
1999 - 2000 - Invited Teacher at Lisbon University. Chief Geologist in Geothenical Quality Control. GEOCISA Geotecnia y Cimientos Lda. 
1998 - 1999 - Invited Geologist in Heavy Mineral Studies; DPMM-IGM.
1995 - 1997 - Mineral Exploration Geologist. Montemor Resources. 
1994 - 1995 - Invited Teacher. Évora University. 

Ongoing Research projects Principal Investigator of GONDWANA Project. ”Neoproterozoic - lower Paleozoic geodynamic evolution of northern Gondwana revealed by in situ Hf and O isotopic composition and U-Th-Pb dating in zircon populations (SW Iberian Massif)”. Ref.:PTDC/CTE-GIX/110426/2009. Financed by Portuguese funds through the FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC).
Member of Project I&D “GOLD”. (PTDC/GEO-GEO/2446/2012), “Granites, Orogenesis, Long-term strain/stress, and Deposition of ore metals”. Principal investigator and Co-ordinator: Prof. Manuel Francisco Pereira. Funding by FCT.
Member of Project PLUVOLC: “Understanding the Plutonic-Volcanic connection in supervolcanoes” Ref.ª CGL2010-22022-CO2-01/BTE. Principal investigator and Co-ordinator: Prof. Antonio Castro Dorado Funding by Ministerio da Ciência e innovacion – Spain


Chichorro, M., Pereira, M.F., Díaz-Azpiroz, M., Williams, I.S., Fernández, C., Pin, C., Silva, J.B., 2008. Cambrian ensialic rift-related magmatism in the Ossa-Morena Zone (Évora-Aracena metamorphic belt, SW Iberian Massif): Sm-Nd isotopes and SHRIMP zircon U-Th-Pb geochronology. TECTONOPHYSICS; V. 461, p. 91-113. (ISSN: 0040-1951).  doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2008.01.008

Pereira, M.F., Chichorro, M., Williams, I.S., Silva, J.B., Fernandez, C., Diaz-Azpiroz, M., Apraiz, A., Castro, A., 2009. Variscan intra-orogenic extensional tectonics in the Ossa-Morena Zone (Évora-Aracena-Lora del Río metamorphic belt, SW Iberian Massif): SHRIMP zircon U-Th-Pb geochronology. In: B. Murphy (Ed.), Ancient and modern analogues. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, LONDON, Special publications; 2009; v. 327; p. 215-237; DOI: 10.1144/SP327.11

Pereira, M.F., Apraiz, A., Chichorro, M. , Silva, J.B., Armstrong, R.A., 2010b. Exhumation of high-pressure rocks in northern Gondwana during the Early Carboniferours (Coimbra-Cordoba shear zone, SW Iberian Massif): tectonothermal analysis and U-Th-Pb SHRIMP in-situ zircon geochronology. GONDWANA RESEARCH, v. 17, 2-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.gr.2009.10.001

Sánchez-García, T., Pereira, M. F.; Bellido, F., Chichorro, M., Silva,J.B., Valverde-Vaquero, P., Pin, C., Solá,A.R. 2013. Early Cambrian granitoids of North Gondwana margin in the transition from a convergent setting to intra-continental rifting (Ossa-Morena Zone, SW Iberia). Pp.1-16, INT J EARTH SCI (Geol Rundsch) DOI 10.1007/s00531-013-0939-8

Castro, A., Aghazadeh, M., Badrzadeh, Z., Chichorro, M., 2013. Late Eocene-Oligocene post-collisional monzonitic intrusions from the Alborz magmatic belt, NW Iran. An example of monzonite magma generation from a metasomatized mantle source. Vol. 180-18, LITHOS, DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.08.003

Ferreira, A, Lopes, C., Chichorro, M., Pereira, M.F., Solá, R., 2014. Deciphering a multi-event in a non-complex set of detrital zircon U–Pb ages from Carboniferous graywackes of SW Iberia. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 378–379, 62–74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.04.011

Albardeiro, L., Pereira, M.F., Gama, C., Chichorro, M., Hofmann, M., Linnemann, U.,  2014. Provenance study of Pliocene–Pleistocene sands based on ancient detrital zircons (Alvalade Basin, SW Iberian Atlantic coast). SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, 307, 47–58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2014.04.007

Pereira, M. F., Chichorro, M., Moita, P., Santos, J. F., Solá, A. M. R., Williams, I. S., Silva, J. B., Armstrong, R. A. 2015a. The multistage crystallization of zircon in calc alkaline granitoids: U–Pb age constraints on the timing of Variscan tectonic activity in SW Iberia. INT J EARTH SCI (Geol Rundsch). DOI 10.1007/s00531-015-1149-3

Díaz-Alvarado, J., Fernández, C., Chichorro, M., Castro, A., Pereira, M.F., 2016. Tracing the Cambro-Ordovician ferrosilicic to calc-alkaline magmatic association in Iberia by in situ U–Pb SHRIMP zircon geochronology (Gredos massif, Spanish Central System batholith). TECTONOPHYSICS. Volume 681, Pages 95–110. Tectonic evolution of the Iberian margin of Gondwana and of correlative regions: A celebration of the career of Cecilio Quesada. Editors:  J. Brendan Murphy, R. Damian Nance and Stephen T. Johnston. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.031

Díez Fernández, R., Fuenlabrada, J.M., Chichorro, M., Pereira, M.F., Sánchez-Martínez, S., Silva, J.B., Arenas, R., 2016. Geochemistry and tectonostratigraphy of the basal allochthonous units of SW Iberia (Évora Massif, Portugal): keys to the reconstruction of pre-Pangean paleogeography in southern Europe. LITHOS; 268-271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2016.10.031