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Federico Fanti

Associate Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: GEO/01 Paleontology and Paleoecology

Short Bio

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 Associate Professor at the University of Bologna at the BiGeA departiment and scientific director for the Geology Collections 'Museo Giovanni Capellini'. I am Referee for the Public Engagement for the University of Bologna and for the Third Mission activities of the BiGeA.

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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Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali
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