Seats and Staff


Via Roberto Cozzi 53, 20125 Milano

tel. +39 02 66173 393/394

CNR - IDPA and Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca

at Dept. of Environmental and Earth Sciences

Piazza della Scienza 1, 20126 Milano

tel. +39 02 64482845

fax +39 02 64482895

Staff, Diploma students amd Collaborators

Cesare Ravazzi

PhD in Earth Sciences, researcher at the C.N.R. - IDPA. He is interested in Quaternary environmental and climate history, with special reference to the use of plants as ecological and palaeoclimatic proxies, and the human impact on the environment.

e-mail: cesare.ravazzi at

Roberta Pini

PhD in Geological Sciences and Geotechnologies at the University of Milano – Bicocca, researcher at C.N.R. - IDPA, focused on the palynostratigraphy of Plio-Pleistocene series from the Po Basin (Leffe, cores CARG Regione Lombardia and Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lake Fimon, etc.). She analyzes lacustrine/palustrine successions from high-altitude alpine and prealpine sites, to reconstruct the environmental history connected with the activities of prehistoric settlements. Since the Academic Year 2007-2008 she gives lectures in Palynology at the Univ. of Milano.


Federica Badino

PhD in Environmental Sciences (DISAT, Milano – Bicocca University). Her research focus on the palynostratigraphical analysis of Quaternary deposits to understand past vegetation dynamics and climate variability. She was involved in palaeoenvironmental researches of Pleistocene and Holocene series in the Po Basin and high-altitude mires in the Italian Alps.


Renata Perego

Diploma in Natural Sciences, she earned her PhD at the Integrative Prehistory and Archaeological Science IPNA/IPAS, University of Basel. Her doctoral thesis focused on the plant economy of two Bronze Age sites in northern Italy (Lake Garda region): Lucone D and Lavagnone lakeshore settlements. Her general research interests include plant economy of prehistory, human impact on natural environments, recent vegetation history and anthropogenic indicators. She has analysed botanical remains from various prehistoric, roman and medieval sites in Northern Italy. From 2002/3 to 2012/13 academic years, she gave lectures in Archaeobotany at the University of Milan (Sciences applied to Cultural Heritage and Master in Archaeology).


Francesca Vallè

Ph.D in Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Bremen (Germany) with a dissertation focused on environmental and climatic changes in west Africa during the Pliocene. Within the frame of the CNR - NextData project, she develops transfer functions to be applied on fossil pollen records (Holocene, Last Glacial Maximum, last 15 ka) to obtain quantitative estimates of paleoclimate parameters for northern Italy. She also did palynological, loss on ignition and plant macrofossil analysis of lacustrine sediments (lake Lavagnone at Desenzano del Garda, BS). She took part in several coring campaigns in the Alps.


Lorenzo Castellano

Diploma in Cultural Heritage Studies at the University of Milano, now PhD student at the New York University - Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. He is interested in Environmental Archaeology, with special focus on anthracology and xylology. He is also involved in quantitative paleoclimate reconstructions through palynological data, and interested in the climate-environment-human cultures interactions during prehistoric and protohistoric times.


Giulia Furlanetto

Diploma in Natural Sciences at the University of Milano, now PhD student at DISAT - University of Milano - Bicocca. She is involved in quantitative reconstructions of climatic series in mountain environment based on paleoecological and ecological data.


Marco Zanon

Diploma in Cultural Heritage Studies at Università degli Studi of Milano, now PhD student at the University of Kiel, he analyzed the pollen content of samples from the pile-dwelling site of Lavagnone (Desenzano del Garda, BS) to characterize the local vegetation and the human impact during the Bronze Age.


Lorena Garozzo

Diploma in Natural Science, she holds a scholarship at the Laboratory of Palynology and Palaeoecology at CNR-IDPA in Milan. She deals with palynological, geochemical and anthracological analysis in archaeological sites to reconstruct the history of vegetation and climate, and interactions with human peopling. She is also involved in the paleobotanical analysis of Pleistocene palustrine and fluvial sediments from Lodi.


Massimiliano Deaddis

Diploma in Natural Sciences (Palaeobiology). He is interested in the evolution of natural and anthropic vegetation in Bronze Age archaeological sites with special reference to the site of Lavagnone di Desenzano del Garda (BS). He takes part to the stratigraphic and paleobotanical analysis of sediments to reconstruct the paleoenvironmental history of the Po Plain sector between the Adda and the Serio Rivers.


Davide Margaritora

Diploma student in Quaternary, Prehistory and Stratigraphy at the University of Ferrara, he works at the Lab. of Palynology and Palaeoecology of CNR-IDPA for the preparation of his thesis. He is analyzing sediments from a Gravettian site in the Emilian Apennine.


Giorgio Piazzalunga

Undergraduate student in History at the University of Milano, he is going to address his studies to prehistory and environmental archaeology. He is working on a graduation thesis about plant macroremains from the Etruscan age site of Forcello.


Maria Antonia Serge

Diploma student in Natural Sciences at the University of Milano, she works at the Lab. of Palynology and Palaeoecology of CNR-IDPA for the preparation of her thesis. She carries out palynological analysis on moss and litter samples from the Canary Islands to explore the relationships between modern pollen rain and vegetation cover.


Andrea Tramelli

Diploma in Archaeology at the University of Milano, he studied plant macroremains from the Bronze Age pile-dwelling site of Lavagnone (Lake Garda area). He collaborates with the Lab. for sediment sub-sampling and laboratory preparation for palynological analysis, processing sediment samples for plant macroremains and 14C dating.


Versione Italiana