Berta López Mir graduated in Geological Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2007. She continued her studies at the Universitat de Barcelona, where she received her BSc (Hons) in Geology in 2009 and her PhD (Cum Laude) in 2013. Her PhD thesis focussed on the 3D structure and evolution of the Cotiella Basin in the Spanish Pyrenees.
Based on field research, Berta studied the Upper Cretaceous syn-extensional structural and stratigraphic framework of the Cotiella Basin. She reconstructed its original tectonic setting and evolution by removing Cenozoic compressional overprints using surface data-based 3D geometric models, balanced cross-sections and sequential restorations. Her work identified previously unknown Upper Cretaceous salt-related structures in the area, contributing to our understanding of the Upper Cretaceous Pyrenean passive margin and its incorporation into the Pyrenean orogen. Additionally, her structural model provides an example of a well-exposed post-rift basin that is comparable with other post-rift basins from the Atlantic offshore.
Berta joined CASP in April 2013 as a field geologist for the Pai Khoi Project, European Russian Arctic. She is currently project leader of the Canadian Arctic Islands Project and is working as a structural geologist for the North Atlantic Margins Project.