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Barbara Cavalazzi

Full Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: GEO/01 Paleontology and Paleoecology

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Earth, Life and Environmental Sciences


Keywords: microbial paleontology biosedimentology geobiology astrobiologya

Her current scientific interests include aspects related to microbial paleontology, geobiology, and astrobiology related to the formation, preservation, and detection of microbial biosignatures, habitable environments beyond Earth, and early and extreme environments.

Current Research

- geobiology of chemosynthetic ecosystems associated to Paleozoic and pre-Paleozoic hydrocarbon seep deposits in Africa.
- geological and biogeochemical study of ancient microbial mats and stromatolites (South Africa).
- biofacies analyses of mid-temperature hydrothermally-related microbial ecosystems from Yellowstone National Park, US, and El Tatio, Chile, geothermal area.