Selected publications

-Arenas, R., Sánchez Martínez, S., Albert, R., Haissen, F., Fernández-Suárez, J., Pujol-Solà, N., Andonaegui, P., Díez Fernández, R., Proenza, J.A., Garcia-Casco, A., Gerdes, A. (2021). 100 Ma cycles of oceanic lithosphere generation in peri-Gondwana: Neoproterozoic to Devonian ophiolites from the NW African-Iberian margin of Gondwana and the Variscan Orogen. In: Murphy, J.B., Strachan, R.A., Quesada, C. (Eds.), Pannotia to Pangea: Neoproterozoic and Paleozoic orogenic cycles in the circum-North Atlantic region. Geological Society London, Special Publications. In press. DOI: 10.1144/SP503-2020-3

-Arenas, R., Novo-Fernández, I., García-Casco, A., Díez Fernández, R., Fuenlabrada, J.M., Pereira, M.F., Abati, J., Sánchez Martínez, S., Rubio Pascual, F.J. (2021). A unique blueschist metapelite with Mg-rich chloritoid from the Badajoz-Córdoba Unit (SW Iberian Massif): correlation of Late Devonian high-pressure belts along the Variscan Orogen. International Geology Review. In press. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2020.1789509

-Fuenlabrada, J.M., Arenas, R., Sánchez Martínez, S., Díez Fernández, R., Pieren, A.P., Pereira, F., Chichorro, M., Silva, J.B. (2021). Geochemical an isotopic (Sm-Nd) provenance of Ediacaran-Cambrian metasedimentary series from the Iberian Massif. Paleoreconstruction of the North Gondwana margin. Earth-Science Reviews. In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.103079

Rojo-Pérez, E., Fuenlabrada, J.M., Linnemann, U., Arenas, R., Sánchez Martínez, S., Díez Fernández, R., Martín Parra, L.M., Matas, J., Andonaegui, P., Fernández-Suáez, J. (2021). Geochemistry and Sm-Nd isotopic sources of Late Ediacaran siliciclastic series in the Ossa-Morena Complex: Iberian-Bohemian correlations. International Journal of Earth Sciences. In press. DOI: 10.1007/s00531-020-01963-0

Arenas, R., Gil Ibarguchi, J.I., Fernández Suárez, J., Sánchez Martínez, S., Albert, R., Castiñeiras, P., García Izquierdo, B., Andonaegui, P., Novo Fernández, I., Díez Fernández, R. (2019). El Complejo de Cabo Ortegal: los terrenos alóctonos del NW de Iberia y los episodios iniciales del ensamblado de Pangea. Guía de campo para un recorrido geológico a través de la sección costera del Complejo de Cabo Ortegal (municipios de Cariño, Ortigueira y Cedeira). Ediciones del Concello de Cariño, 111 p.

-Arenas, R., Fernández-Suárez, J., Montero, P., Díez Fernández, R., Andonaegui, P., Sánchez Martínez, S., Albert, R., Fuenlabrada, J.M., Matas, J., Martín Parra, L.M., Rubio Pascual, F.J., Jiménez-Díaz, A., Pereira, M.F. (2018). The Calzadilla Ophiolite (SW Iberia) and the Ediacaran fore-arc evolution of the African margin of Gondwana. Gondwana Research, 58, 71-86.

-Arenas, R., Díez Fernández, R., Rubio Pascual, F.J., Sánchez Martínez, S., Martín Parra, L.M., Matas, J., González del Tánago, J., Jiménez-Díaz, A., Fuenlabrada, J.M., Andonaegui, P., García Casco, A. (2016). The Galicia – Ossa-Morena Zone: proposal for a new zone of the Iberian Massif. Variscan implications. Tectonophysics, 681, 135-143.

-Arenas, R., Sánchez Martínez, S., Díez Fernández, R., Gerdes, A., Abati, J., Fernández-Suárez, J., Andonaegui, P., González Cuadra, P., López Carmona, A., Albert, R., Fuenlabrada, J.M., Rubio Pascual, F.J. (2016). Allochthonous terranes involved in the Variscan suture of NW Iberia: A review of their origin and tectonothermal evolution. Earth-Science Reviews, 161, 140-178.

-Díez Fernández, R., Arenas, R., Pereira, M.F., Sánchez Martínez, S., Albert, R., Martín Parra, L.M., Rubio Pascual, F.J., Matas, J. (2016). Tectonic evolution of Variscan Iberia: Gondwana-Laurussia collision revisited. Earth-Sciences Reviews, 162, 269-292.

-Novo-Fernández, I., García-Casco, A., Arenas, R., Diez Fernández, R. (2016). The metahyaloclastitic matrix of a unique metavolcanic block reveals subduction in the Somozas Mélange (Cabo Ortegal Complex, NW Iberia): Tectonic implications for the assembly of Pangea. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 34, 963-985.

-Albert, R., Arenas, R., Gerdes, A., Sánchez Martínez, S., Fernández Suárez, J., Fuenlabrada, J.M., (2015). Provenance of the Variscan Upper Allochthon (Cabo Ortegal Complex, NW Iberian Massif). Gondwana Research, 28, 1434-1448.

-Arenas, R., Sánchez Martínez, S. (2015). Variscan ophiolites in NW Iberia: Tracking lost Paleozoic oceans and the assembly of Pangea. Episodes, 38, 315-333.

-Von Raumer, J.F., Stampfli, G.M., Arenas, R., Sánchez Martínez, S. (2015). Ediacaran to Cambrian oceanic rocks of the Gondwana margin and their tectonic interpretation. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 104, 1107-1121.

-Arenas, R., Díez Fernández, R., Sánchez Martínez, S., Gerdes, A., Fernández-Suárez, J., Albert, R. (2014). Two-stage collision: Exploring the birth of Pangea in the Variscan terranes. Gondwana Research, 25, 756-763.

-Arenas, R., Sánchez Martínez, S., Gerdes, A., Albert, R., Díez Fernández, R., Andonaegui, P. (2014). Re-interpreting the Devonian ophiolites involved in the Variscan suture: U-Pb and Lu-Hf zircon data of the Moeche Ophiolite (Cabo Ortegal Complex, NW Iberia). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103, 1385-1402.

-Arango, C., Díez Fernández, R., Arenas, R. (2013). Large-scale flat-lying isoclinal folding in extending lithosphere: Santa María de la Alameda dome (Central Iberian Massif, Spain). Lithosphere, 5, 483-500.

-Rubio Pascual, F.J., Arenas, R., Martínez Catalán, J.R., Rodríguez Fernández, L.R., Wijbrans, J. (2013). Thickening and exhumation of the Variscan roots in the Iberian Central System: Tectonothermal processes and 40Ar/39Ar ages. Tectonophysics, 587, 207-221.

-Andonaegui, P., Castiñeiras, P., González Cuadra. P., Arenas, R., Sánchez Martínez, S., Abati, J., Díaz García, F., Martínez Catalán, J.R. (2012). The Corredoiras orthogneiss (NW Iberian Massif): Geochemistry and geochronology of the Paleozoic magmatic suite developed in a peri-Gondwanan arc. Lithos, 128-131, 84-99.

-Sánchez Martínez, S., Arenas, R., Gerdes, A., Castiñeiras, P., Potrel, A., Fernández-Suárez, J. (2011). Isotope geochemistry and revised geochronology of the Purrido Ophiolite (Cabo Ortegal Complex, NW Iberian Massif): Devonian magmatism with mixed sources and involved Mesoproterozoic basement. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 168, 733-750.

-Gómez Barreiro, J., Martínez Catalán, J.R., Prior, D., Wenk, H.-R., Vogel, S., Díaz García, F., Arenas, R., Sánchez Martínez, S., Lonardelli, I. (2010). Fabric development in a Middle Devonian Intraoceanic subduction regime: the Careón Ophiolite (NW Spain). Journal of Geology, 118, 163-186.

-Alcock, J.E., Martínez Catalán, J.R., Arenas, R., Díez Montes, A. (2009). Use of thermal modeling to assess the tectono-metamorphic history of the Lugo and Sanabria gneiss domes, Northwest Iberia. Bulletin de la Société Geologique de France, 180, 179-197.

-Arenas, R., Sánchez Martínez, S., Castiñeiras, P., Jeffries, T.E., Díez Fernández, R., Andonaegui, P. (2009). The basal tectonic mélange of the Cabo Ortegal Complex (NW Iberia Massif): a key unit in the suture of Pangea. Journal of Iberian Geology, 35, 85-125.

-Arenas, R., Martínez Catalán, J.R., Sánchez Martínez, S., Díaz García, F., Fernández Suárez, J., Andonaegui, P., Gómez Barreiro, J. (2007). Paleozoic ophiolites in the Variscan suture of Galicia (northwest Spain): distribution, characteristics and meaning. In: Hatcher, R.D. Jr., Carlson, M.P., McBride, J.H., Martínez Catalán, J.R. (Eds.). 4-D Framework of Continental Crust. Geological Society of America Memoir, 200, 425-444.

-Arenas, R., Martínez Catalán, J.R., Sánchez Martínez, S., Fernández Suárez, J., Andonaegui, P., Pearce, J.A., Corfu, F. (2007). The Vila de Cruces Ophiolite: A remnant of the early Rheic Ocean in the Variscan suture of Galicia (NW Iberian Massif).           Journal of Geology, 115, 129-148.

-Abati, J., Arenas, R., Martínez Catalán, J.R., Díaz García, F. (2003). Anticlockwise P-T path of granulites from the Monte Castelo Gabbro (Órdenes Complex, NW Spain). Journal of Petrology, 44, 305-327.

-Arenas, R., Martínez Catalán, J.R. (2003). Low-P metamorphism following a Barrovian-type evolution. Complex tectonic controls for a common transition, as deduced in the Mondoñedo thrust sheet (NW Iberian Massif). Tectonophysics, 365,  143-164.

-Arenas, R., Martínez Catalán, J.R. (2002). Prograde development of corona textures in metagabbros of the Sobrado unit (Órdenes Complex, northwestern Iberian Massif). In: Martínez Catalán, J.R., Hatcher, R.D. Jr., Arenas, R., Díaz García, F. (Eds), Variscan-Appalachian dynamics: The building of the Late Paleozoic basement. Geological Society of America Special Paper, 364, 73-88.

-Fernández Suárez, J., Corfu, F., Arenas, R., Marcos, A., Martínez Catalán, J.R., Díaz García, F., Abati, J., Fernández, F.J. (2002). U-Pb evidence for a polyorogenic evolution of the HP-HT units of the NW Iberian Massif. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 143, 236-253.

-Escuder Viruete, J., Indares, A., Arenas, R. (2000). P-T paths derived from garnet growth zoning in an extensional setting: an example from the Tormes Gneiss Dome (Iberian Massif, Spain). Journal of Petrology, 41, 1489-1515.

-Díaz García, F., Arenas, R., Martínez Catalán, J.R., González del Tánago, J., Dunning, G.R. (1999). Tectonic evolution of the Careón Ophiolite (Northwest Spain): A remnant of oceanic lithosphere in the Variscan Belt. The Journal of Geology, 107, 587-605.

-Aghzer, A.M., Arenas, R. (1998). Evolution métamorphique des métapélites du Massif hercynien des Rehamna (Maroc): implications tectonothermales. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 27, 87-106.

-Arenas, R., Abati, J., Martínez Catalán, J.R., Díaz García, F., Rubio Pascual, F.J. (1997). P-T evolution of eclogites from the Agualada Unit (Órdenes Complex, northwest Iberian Massif, Spain): Implications for crustal subduction. Lithos, 40, 221-242.

-Dallmeyer, R.D., Martínez Catalán, J.R., Arenas, R., Gil Ibarguchi, J.I., Gutiérrez Alonso, G., Farias, P., Bastida, F., Aller, J. (1997). Diachronous Variscan tectonothermal activity in the NW Iberian Massif: Evidence from 40Ar/39Ar dating of regional fabrics. Tectonophysics, v. 277, p. 307-337.

-Martínez Catalán, J.R., Arenas, R., Díaz García, F., Rubio Pascual, F.J., Abati, J., Marquínez, J. (1996). Variscan exhumation of a subducted Paleozoic continental margin: The basal units of the Órdenes Complex, Galicia, NW Spain. Tectonics, 15, 106-121.

-Arenas, R., Rubio Pascual, F.J., Díaz García, F., Martínez Catalán, J.R. (1995). High-pressure micro-inclusions and development of an inverted metamorphic gradient in the Santiago Schists (Órdenes Complex, NW Iberian Massif, Spain): evidence of subduction and syncollisional decompression. Journal of metamorphic Geology, 13, 141-164.

-Arenas, R. (1991). Opposite P,T,t paths of Hercynian metamorphism between the upper units of the Cabo Ortegal Complex and their substratum (nothwest of the Iberian Massif). Tectonophysics, 191, 347-364.

-Gil Ibarguchi, J.I., Arenas, R. (1990). Metamorphic evolution of the Allochthonous Complexes from the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. In: Dallmeyer, R.D. and Martínez García, E. (Eds.), Pre-Mesozoic Geology of Iberia. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, p. 237-246.

Arenas, R. (1988). Evolución petrológica y geoquímica de la Unidad Alóctona Inferior del complejo metamórfico básico-ultrabásico de Cabo Ortegal (Unidad de Moeche) y del Silúrico paraautóctono, Cadena Hercínica Ibérica (NW de España). Academia de Ciencias Gallega – Laboratorio Geológico de Lage, Corpus Geologicum Gallaeciae, v. IV (Segunda Serie), 543 p.

-Arenas, R., Gil Ibarguchi, J.I., González Lodeiro, F., Klein, E., Martínez Catalán, J.R., Ortega Gironés, E., Pablo Maciá, J.G. de, Peinado, M. (1986). Tectonostratigraphic units in the complexes with mafic and related rocks of the Iberian Massif. Hercynica, 2, 87-110.