Emilio Hernández-García

Emilio Hernández García



CSIC Research Professor (since 2001). Previous positions as Associate Professor at the University of the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Spain) and Research Associate at McGill University (Montreal, Canada).
Graduated in Physics from the University of Barcelona (1986). PhD at the University of the Balearic Islands (1990).
Research Interests: Nonlinear Dynamics, Complex Systems, Statistical Physics, Spatiotemporal Chaos, Pattern Formation, Lagrangian Chaos and Transport in Fluids, Applications to Ocean Dynamics, and Biological Modelling.
UIB Page: https://www.uib.eu/personal/ABDQ0NjE/

Recent Publications

Percolation anticipates abrupt changes in coupled FitzHugh-Nagumo oscillators and the El Niño-Southern Oscillation: an explanatory analysis

Ehstand,Noémie; Donner,Reik V.; López,Cristóbal; Hernández-García, Emilio
Submitted (2023)

Optimal wave reflection as a mechanism for seagrass self-organization

van de Vijsel, Roeland C. ; Hernandez-Garcia, Emilio ; Orfila, Alejandro; Gomila, Damia
Submitted (2023)

A Lagrangian study of summer upwelling along the Uruguayan coast

de Mello, Camila; Barreiro, Marcelo; Hernandez-Garcia, Emilio; Trinchina, Romina; Manta, Gaston
Continental Shelf Research 258, 104987 (1-11) (2023)

Pulsed interaction signals as a route to biological pattern formation

Colombo, Eduardo H.; Lopez, Cristobal; Hernandez-Garcia, Emilio
Physical Review Letters 130, 058401 (1-5) (2023)

Self-organized sulfide-driven traveling pulses shape seagrass meadows

Ruiz-Reynés, Daniel; Mayol, Elvira; Sintes, Tomàs; Hendriks, Iris E.; Hernández-García, Emilio; Duarte, Carlos M.; Marbà, N.; Gomila, Damià
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 120, e2216024120 (2023)

Ongoing Research projects


Lagrangian transport of marIne litter and microplastics in coastal waters: structures of transport and connectivity patterns

P.I.: Emilio Hernández-García, Cristóbal López
The aim of this project is to further understand the role of oceanic transport in marine litter (microplastics and meso/macrolitter) dispersion and accumulation areas in the sea surface, along the water column ...


SEagrass DIversity in the MEditerranean basin in a global change scenario: a machine learNing approach from saTellite images

P.I.: Manuel Matías, Tomás Sintes
The main challenge of this project is to correlate the changes in the sea surface temperature (SST) in the Mediterranean basin with the spatial distribution and size of different seagrass species. We ...


Maria de Maeztu 2023-2026

P.I.: Ernesto Estrada, Ingo Fischer, Emilio Hernández-García, Rosa Lopez, Víctor M. Eguíluz, Claudio Mirasso, Jose Javier Ramasco, Raúl Toral, Roberta Zambrini
After 15 years of its existence, IFISC can point to a proven track record of impactful research. The previous 2018-2022 MdM award has significantly enhanced the institute's capabilities, as demonstrated by an ...

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