Seats and Staff
CNR - IGAG
Via Roberto Cozzi 53, 20125 Milano
tel. +39 02 66173 393/394
CNR - IGAG 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 and Collaborators
PhD in Earth Sciences, researcher at CNR-IGAG. 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 igag.cnr.it
PhD in Geological Sciences and Geotechnologies, researcher at CNR-IGAG, she focused on the palynostratigraphy of Plio-Pleistocene series from the Po Basin, on the history of anthropic impact at high-altitude alpine and prealpine sites, and on the microbotanical and chronological evidence for the foundation of the urban center of Bergamo. Since the Academic Year 2007-2008 she gives lectures in Palynology at the Univ. of Milano.
PhD in Environmental Sciences (Milano-Bicocca University). She is currently researcher (fixed term) at the University of Florence. She focuses on ecological dynamics, long-term wildfire history and climate-human-environment interactions at millennial to sub-millennial time scales through microbotanical studies of Pleistocene and Holocene series. She also carried out analysis on modern and fossil ecoclimatic gradients in the Italian Alps. She is particularly interested in the comprehension of rapid climatic flips and their Northern Hemisphere-wide footprint on terrestrial ecosystems.
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 and in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (MAIPE archaeological mission, prof. L. Peyronel, Univ. degli Studi di Milano). 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).
Ph.D in Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Bremen (Germany). Within the frame of the CNR - NextData project (2015-2018) she developed 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 took part in several field campaigns. Currently she works for the Museum of Nature South Tyrol as Permian palynologist.
Diploma in Cultural Heritage Studies at the University of Milano, he obtained a PhD 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.
PhD in Environmental Sciences, she is currently a post-doc at the Milano-Bicocca University. She focuses on the reconstruction of climate parameters and climate variability linked to Eurasian ecological gradients, by exploring the record of high-resolution lake and wetlands archives. She is also involved in pollen-vegetation-climate studies along elevational gradients, in human-environmental interactions and in the challenge to connect past to the future of the Alpine mountains.
Massimo Domenico Novellino
Diploma in Natural Science at the University of Milano, he is now a PhD student at the University of Padova. For his master thesis, he performed multiproxy paleoenvironmental research on lacustrine record from the Italian Central Alps, focusing on the human impact during the Holocene. For his PhD project at the University of Padova, he’s now working to reconstruct environmental changes occurred during the Upper Pleistocene in the Northern Adriatic.
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.
Diploma student in Quaternary, Prehistory and Stratigraphy, he is now PhD student at the University of Ferrara.
Diploma in Science and Technology for the environment and the territory at the University of Milan-Bicocca, he currently holds a scholarship at CNR-IGAG. During the master thesis he reconstructed the history of fire in the stratigraphic sequence of Lake Fimon (Arcugnano, VI) between the end of MIS 3 and the beginning of the last glacial maximum, counting and identifying macro and microscopic charcoal fragments.
He carries out laboratory activities for the chemical preparation of samples for palynology and for the extraction of charcoal fragments.