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Sequence Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Quaternary Record

The primary research of our group is focused on the integrated sedimentological and paleobiological analysis of Quaternary alluvial, coastal and shallow-marine successions, with an eye towards core-based facies analysis. We use quantitative paleobiological patterns reconstructed from the micro- and macrofauna, along with sedimentological, geomorphological and sediment provenance studies to offer multidimensional view of sedimentary successions in a combined, sequence-stratigraphic and source-to-sink perspective. In particular, we use actuopaleontology and compositional features as tools: (i) to identify key stratigraphic surfaces where facies changes have poor lithologic expression, and (ii) to assess detailed depositional trends on millennial to centennial timescales. Applications of these concepts can contribute to better understand petroleum and aquifer systems, and have the potential to play a disruptive role in the study of recent tectonic evolution, as well as geoarcheology and environmental geology.

 

Research topics

High-resolution sequence stratigraphy of Quaternary alluvial, coastal and shallow-marine depositional systems (Prof. Alessandro Amorosi)

Holocene sequence stratigraphy as a tool to assess earthquake hazard in alluvial plains (Prof. Alessandro Amorosi)

Holocene sedimentary dynamics of Mediterranean delta-alluvial plains in response to high frequency climate-eustatic fluctuations, autogenic factors and human forcing (Dr. Veronica Rossi)

High-resolution stratigraphy in geoarchaeological depositional contexts through an integrated bio-sedimentary approach (Dr. Veronica Rossi)

Holocene landscape evolution and geoarchaeology (Dr. Stefano Cremonini)

Stratigraphic palaeoecology: Integrating geological and biological processes using Quaternary macrofossils (Dr. Daniele Scarponi)

Environmental and ecological implications of trematode parasitism of fossil Adriatic bivalves (Dr. Daniele Scarponi)

Late Holocene turbidite successions of the Ionian Sea and their relationships with seismic and tsunami events (Dr. Stefano Claudio Vaiani)

 

ERC
PE10_5 Geology, tectonics, volcanology
PE10_6 Paleoclimatology, paleoecology
PE10_13 Sedimentology, soil science, palaeontology, earth evolution
PE10_14 Physical Geography

Contacts

Alessandro Amorosi

Professor

Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali - BiGeA

Piazza di Porta S.Donato 1

Bologna (BO)

tel: +39 051 20 9 4586

Stefano Cremonini

Assistant professor

Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali - BiGeA

Piazza di Porta S.Donato 1

Bologna (BO)

tel: +39 051 20 9 4594

fax: +39 051 20 9 4522

Daniele Scarponi

Assistant professor

Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali - BiGeA

Piazza di Porta S.Donato 1

Bologna (BO)

tel: +39 051 20 9 4572

fax: +39 051 20 9 4522

Stefano Claudio Vaiani

Assistant professor

Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali - BiGeA

Piazza di Porta S.Donato 1

Bologna (BO)

tel: +39 051 20 9 4526

Veronica Rossi

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali

Via Selmi 3

Bologna (BO)

tel: +39 051 20 9 4585