- Curriculum Vitae
Academic career and education:
Researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences University of Parma (Italy).
Post-Doc at the Institute of Paleoenvironments and Paleoclimate of Utrecht University (IPPU), Utrecht University - The Netherlands (Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. J.E. Meulenkamp) from 1st February 1999 to 31st January 2000.
Post-Doc at the Institute of Paleoenvironments and Paleoclimate of Utrecht University (IPPU), Utrecht University - The Netherlands (Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. J.E. Meulenkamp) from 1st April 1998 to 31st May 1998.
Post-Doc at the Institute of Paleoenvironments and Paleoclimate of Utrecht University (IPPU), Utrecht University - The Netherlands (Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. J.E. Meulenkamp) from 1st September 1995 to 31st December 1996.
Ph.D. in Geological Sciences at the University of Parma (Italy). Ph.D. Thesis entitled: "Relationships between foraminiferal assemblages and sedimentary facies in the Molare Formation and Rigoroso Marls (Oligocene - Tertiary Piedmont Basin)".
Promotor: Prof. S. Iaccarino. Co-promotor: Prof. E. Mutti.
MSc in Geological Sciences at the University of Parma (Italy). Thesis entitled: "Lower Pliocene (Zanclean) foraminifera of Stirone River section: Biostratigraphy" (Tutor: Prof. S. Iaccarino).
National and international research projects:
Italian national Research Project PRIN 2006
Title: In search of the Global Stratotype Sections and Points (GSSPs) of the Burdigalian and Langhian Stages and paleoceanographic implications. (Scientific Director: Prof. Silvia Maria Iaccarino).
Research Project of NWO Council - Earth and Life Sciences (The Netherlands)
Title: The Middle Miocene climate transition from a Mediterranean perspective – Role of closing of the Tehyan gateway, long period orbital forcing and pCO2. (Scientific Responsible: Dr. W.J. Zachariasse, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands).
Project of European Science Foundation entitled: “EEDEN (Environments and Ecosystem Dynamics of the Eurasian Neogene)” (Coordinator: Prof. J.E. Meulenkamp, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands).
Italian national Research Project – COFIN 2000
Title: The Miocene sea-way closure between the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific provinces and the impact on the Mediterranean water masses: new micropaleontological and geochemical evidences based on a high-resolution integrated stratigraphy. (Scientific Coordinator: Prof. R. Sprovieri).
PIONER Programme: Late Neogene climate variability in annual to Milankovitch frequency bands: An intergrated approach, granted by the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Reasearch (Responsible: Dr. F.J. Hilgen, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands).
Italian national Research Project – COFIN 1998
Title: Paleoceanography and chronology of the Middle to Late Miocene in the Mediterranean realm through the calcareous plankton stratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, and stable isotope stratigraphy. Comparison with oceanic areas. (Scientific Coordinator: S. Iaccarino, Parma University)
Research project between University of Parma (Italy) and the Company British Gas Rimi S.p.A (Scientific Responsible: E. Mutti, University of Parma, Italy) which aimed at the reconstruction of a tectonic-sedimentary model on regional scale for the north western Apennines and the Tertiary Piedmont Basin during the Miocene.
Project of European Union within “Human Capital and Mobility Programm” Title: MIOMAR (MIOcene Marine Reading)- A study of the Mediterranean Ocean –Climate System during the late Middle to Late Miocene. (Coordinator: Prof. J.E. Meulenkamp, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands).
Secretary of Subcommission on Neogene Stratigraphy (SNS) of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS), International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).
Participant in the Working Group of the Subcommission on Neogene Stratigraphy (International Commission on Stratigraphy, International Union of Geological Sciences) for the definition of the Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) of Tortonian and Serravallian stages.
Main research interests:
high resolution biostratigraphy, integrated with cyclostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy, and biochronology of Miocene planktonic foraminiferal assemblages from Mediterranean and oceanic areas; paleoceanography, paleoclimatology and paleoecology.
high resolution biostratigraphy of Mediterranean and open ocean successions for defining the Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) of the Langhian Stage; biostratigraphy of Northen Apennines seep carbonate successions; relationships between foraminiferal assemblages and sedimentary ciclicty from deep marine Mediterranean successions.
Completion accademic year: 2019/2020
Completion accademic year: 2018/2019
Completion accademic year: 2017/2018
Completion accademic year: 2016/2017
Completion accademic year: 2015/2016
- First cycle degree (DM 270) SCIENZE GEOLOGICHE A.Y. 2019/2020
- First cycle degree (DM 270) SCIENZE GEOLOGICHE A.Y. 2018/2019
- Second cycle degree GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES A.Y. 2017/2018
- Second cycle degree GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES A.Y. 2016/2017
- Second cycle degree GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES A.Y. 2015/2016
Year: 2019Author/s: Lirer F., Foresi L. M., Iaccarino S. M., Salvatorini G., Turco E., Cosentino C., Sierro F. J., Caruso A.
The mid-Langhian flooding in the eastern Central Paratethys: integrated stratigraphic data from the Transylvanian Basin and SE Carpathian ForedeepYear: 2019Author/s: Sant, K., Palcu, D. V., Turco, E., Di Stefano, A., Baldassini, N., Kouwenhoven, T., Kuiper, K. F., Krijgsman, W.
Litho- and biostratigraphic data of lower-middle Miocene sections in the Transylvanian basin and SE Carpathian Foredeep (Romania)Year: 2019Author/s: Sant K., Palcu D. V., Turco E., Di Stefano A., Baldassini N., Kouwenhoven T., Kuiper K. F., Krijgsman W.
Integrated stratigraphy and paleoceanographic evolution of the pre-evaporitic phase of the Messinian salinity crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean as recorded in the Tokhni section (Cyprus island)Year: 2018Author/s: GENNARI, Rocco, Lozar, Francesca, TURCO, Elena, Dela Pierre, Francesco, Lugli, Stefano, MANZI, Vinicio, Natalicchio, Marcello, ROVERI, Marco, Charlotte Schreiber, B., Taviani, Marco
Paleoenvironmental evolution in a high-stressed cold-seep system (Vicchio Marls, Miocene, northern Apennines, Italy)Year: 2017Author/s: Grillenzoni, Claudia, MONEGATTI, Paola, TURCO, Elena, Conti, Stefano, Fioroni, Chiara, Fontana, Daniela, Salocchi, Aura Cecilia