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BiGeA Department



Direction & Administrative Division - Piazza Porta S. Donato, 1

Research Centers


Mineralogy & Petrology - Piazza Porta S. Donato, 1

Biology (Anthropology, Comparative Anatomy, Physiology & Zoology) - Via Selmi, 3

Geology, Palaeontology, Applied Geology - Via Zamboni, 67

Biology (Botany) - Via Irnerio, 42

Biology (Bioinformatics) - Via San Giacomo, 9/2


Environmental Sciences & Marine Ecosystems - Via S.Alberto, 163


Laboratory of Marine Biology & Fisheries Resources - Viale Adriatico 1/n


The Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences or “BiGeA” was founded in 2012 through the merging of two pre-existing departments within the Science Faculty: the Department of Experimental Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Earth, Geological and Environmental Sciences.
The main mission of the BiGeA is to organize and develop research, education and public engagement in all fields of the planet Earth system, from the litho-hydrosphere to the biosphere, through geological and biological/bioinformatic tools. The parallel mission is the study, forecast and mitigation of environmental effects deriving from man-made activities and global changes.
BiGeA activities are carried out in Bologna, Ravenna and Fano. The headquarter of the BiGeA (Direction and Administrative offices) is in Bologna, Piazza di Porta San Donato 1



Head of the Department
The Head of the Department is responsible for the general coordination and the achievements of research/education goals, personnel management and security issues.
Department Council
The Council is chaired by the Head of the Department; it includes all Academic staff and representatives of technical-administrative personel, researchers, post-doc and students. The Council examines and decides on all the topics relevant to the Department actvities.
Department Board
This restricted official body advises and assists the Head of the Department in carrying out his/her activities.


Administrative Manager
Coordinator of the financial, administrative and accounting control services.
Organization and Services
Rules and forms


Head of the Department

Professor Alessandro Gargini

Deputy Head of the Department

Professor Valeria Franceschini

Head of Local Organization Unit (Ravenna)

Professor Rossella Pistocchi

Administrative Manager

Dr. Annunziata Coppola

tel: +39 051 20 9 4238

fax: +39 051 20 9 4149