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My research on the Secolo XIX newspaper

My astrobiological research has been featured on the Secolo XIX newspaper! The article focuses on my PeerJ paper*. On Mars, all around the Belva Crater, there could be burrows and trails left by the ancient inhabitants of the Red Planet. This groundbreaking conclusion has been…

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Tavira Island

Anyone clicking on this link before August 29, 2021 will be taken directly to the final version of my article about the neoichnology of Tavira Island. No sign up, registration or fees are required! A tidal creek in the Tavira Island. What is it about?…

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The Geology cover features my research!

Across the past 500 million years, deep-sea animal burrows have followed assembly rules remarkably similar to those that shape Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other human social networks. This conclusion has been reached in a new study carried out by a multidisciplinary team of scientists led…

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Ichnology on Radio Rai

I will talk about my research on Caterpillar, a show aired by the national public broadcasting company of Italy. Follow me today (8th June 2021) on Rai Radio 2 at 19:40 (Italian time): https://www.raiplayradio.it/programmi/caterpillar/

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I’m on YouTube!

Follow this link to check my YouTube channel about palaeontology! Check my YouTube channel!

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Flammarion book

In the 19th-century, Camille Flammarion authored a magnificent book about the Earth Sciences. Many scientific ideas changed since Flammarion times, but the book is still amazing! Check some pictures from it.

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Backstage pictures of my video

Here are some of backstage pictures of my video about the geology and palaeontology of the Sauris area in the Alps. The Friuli Venezia Giulia region bears an amazing geoheritage! Blooper... I was almost falling during the realization of my video! What geological beauty did…

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New Geologic Video Published!

https://youtu.be/RJSPAFISaH4 I published my new short documentary about the trace fossils of Sauris, Italy! The Alps preserve amazing trace fossils dating back to the Permian and the Triassic... check them in the video!

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Focus deals with my research

Focus is one of the major Italian science magazines. It discussed my research on ichnology and astrobiology! You can read the corresponding article here. An excerpt of the Focus article dealing with my research.

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Surf (bodyboarding) and ichnology

Here I am, ready to bodyboard! My life revolves around weather patterns, tides, and the surf.- Mike Stewart Bodyboarding is a water sport in which the surfer rides a short board, typically using fins for propulsion and control. Mike Stewart, nine-time World Champion bodyboarder, described…

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Why did an organism produce Chondrites?

The iconic fossil Chondrites is broadly seaweed-shaped, and is one of the most common—and historically important—fossil burrows. What animal produced such a complex burrow, and why? I tried to answer this question by assembling a team of 16 researchers from different disciplines. The results have…

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Researching at the Jurassic Beach

The Jurassic Beach is an exceptional fossil site in Portugal. Special techniques are needed to study its exceptional fossil content. Above, Jose Antonio Anacleto and Ricardo Paredes are casting trace fossils at the Jurassic Beach palaeontological site (Praia Jurássica). Me waring protectionsKneeling on Jurassic limestones…

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Jurassic Beach

Jurassic Beach? Yes, there is a beach dating back to the age of dinosaurs (Praia Jurássica) near Porto de Mós, Portugal. I recently joined the Jurassic Beach team to study this exceptional palaeontological site! Here is the Jurassic Beach team! From the foreground to the…

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Dive into the unknown

Below the seafloor surface lies a vast, complex ecosystem, one of the Earth’s lesser-known environments. Here, marine animals produce complex burrow systems: What is the function of these structures? What is their distrubution? How did they evolve during the last 600 million years? I am…

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Today’s highlights

Here are some highlights from today’s snorkelling survey, mapping burrows from the coastline to the shoreface.

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