I was born in Bologna, Italy in 1981. I was awarded my Master in 2005 and my Ph.D. in Earth Sciences in 2009 and I am currently a senior lecturer at the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna (Italy) at the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA) and the Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini.
As a palaeontologist and sedimentary geologist, since 2006 I’ve been involved - with particular efforts in field-oriented research – in important projects related to a broad spectrum of primarily Mesozoic deposits and associated faunas in throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and more recently Australia. The long-term goal of my research is to investigate how local or large-scale palaeocological dynamics as documented in sedimentary rocks drive evolutionary patterns in the fossil record via adaptations/extinction events. On-going research collaborations around the world include some of the most dynamic and brilliant scientists and institutions in this field.
In 2017 I was chosen as one of the Emerging Explorer from the National Geographic Society.
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