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Veronica Rossi

Associate Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: GEO/02 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

Curriculum vitae

Veronica Rossi

Born in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (Lucca, Italy), 28 October 1979.


  • 2008: PhD in Earth Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • 2004: MSc degree (five years) in Geological Sciences, University of Pisa, Italy (110/110 summa cum laude).

Academic positions

Current position: Associate Professor (GEO/02), Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA), University of Bologna.

2021-2018: Researcher at BiGeA Department, University of Bologna-RTDb (GEO 02–Stratigraphy and Sedimentology)/senior Assistant Professor (fixed-term).

2018-2013: Researcher at BiGeA Department, University of Bologna-RTDa (GEO 02–Stratigraphy and Sedimentology)/junior Assistant Professor (fixed-term).

2013-2008: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, BiGeA Department, University of Bologna.

Publications (Scopus), Research evaluation

63 documents

H-index: 24

Citations: 1419

Present-2015: ranked “top researcher” at Bologna University in the field of Earth Sciences (Area 04) – VRA (Valutazione della Ricerca di Ateneo).

International Congresses and Meetings, Editorial duties

Presentations at international congresses and meetings: about ten as speaker since 2013.

Member of the Organizing Committee of Paleodays 2021, Bologna 2021 and co-editor of the Abstracts Book: Rossi V., Fanti F., Barbieri G., Cavalazzi B. & Scarponi D. (Editors) 2021. Paleodays 2021. Abstract Book del XXI Convegno della Società Paleontologica Italiana: 127 pp. University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy).

Co-convener Session 60 - Geoarcheology and paleoenvironmental evolution of the coastal areas, XXI INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research) Congress, Roma 2023 (convener: Matthieu Ghilardi; co-conveners: Federico Di Rita, Veronica Rossi, Emanuela Borgia, Matteo Vacchi).

Co-convener EGU General Assembly 2019 Session SSP4.4 – Linking stratigraphic and biological patterns: Fossils as a key to understand terrestrial and marine ecosystem dynamics, Vienna 2019 (convener: Daniele Scarponi; co-conveners: Veronica Rossi, Rafal Nawrot, Martin Zuschin).

Co-organizer short course "Integrated sediment core analysis" (Organizers: A. Amorosi, B. Campo, V. Rossi, L. Bruno) - ICFS (International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology) 2023, Riva del Garda (Italy).

Member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the congress “Opening the Past 2013- Archaeology for the future”, Pisa. 13-15 June 2013.

Co-editor (guest editors: Monica Bini and Veronica Rossi) Special Issue 2020-2021 “Climate Change and Anthropogenic Impact on Coastal Environments” – Water (MDPI journal); 10 papers.

Reviewer activity

Present-2009: about 60 papers reviewed for international and national journals, including Earth-Science Reviews; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; Plos One; Scientific Reports; Geological Journal; Catena; Climate of the Past; Journal of Quaternary Science; Marine Geology; The Holocene; Quaternary Science Reviews; Quaternary International; Journal of Archaeology Science; Geoarchaeology; Journal of Maps; Marine Micropaleontology; Journal of Foraminiferal Research; Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology; Anthropocene; Geological Society Special Publications; Estuaries and Coasts; Géomorphologie: relief, processus, environnement; Water; Geosciences; Regional Studies in Marine Science; Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary; Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria; Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali.

Present-2020: Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Paleontology - section Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution and Frontiers in Earth Science.

External reviewer for research projects under competitive financing in Switzerland and Israel.


Present-2015: teaching activities include courses and/or learning modules in Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Earth and Natural Sciences.

Current teaching activities (A.A. 2023/2024):

  • Fundamentals of Geology (Teacher, module 1 – 7 CFU), Bachelor Degree in Natural Sciences.
  • Integrated Stratigraphy of Quaternary Successions (Teacher – 6 CFU), Master Degree in Geology and Territory.
  • Basics and Teaching Tools of Geology (module 4 – 1 CFU), Master Degree in Teaching and Communication of Natural Sciences.

Public Engagement

2018-2016. Local (UniBo) Coordinator of Earth Sciences PLS (Piano Nazionale Lauree Scientifiche): coordination and organization of laboratory activities and lessons for secondary schools (students and science teachers), including Alternanza Scuola Lavoro (ASL) programmes.

Speaker at public events: i) international seminar "Interactions paysages anciens/sociétés humaines du passé le long du littoral de la Corse: bilan scientifique d’une décennie de recherchesa" Musee Fesch - Ajaccio (Corsica) 2022; ii) "Anno 2022 - Centenario della scomparsa del grande scienziato spezzino Giovanni Capellini" - Ricerche di geomorfologia e geologia applicata sulla traccia dell’attività scientifica di Giovanni Capellini (Lerici, 2022), iii) seminars organized by Giovanni Capellini Museum (Bologna) and Museo Archeologico Ambientale di San Giovanni in Persiceto-Bologna.

Language skills

  • Italian: native language.
  • English: fluent.