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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Ichnology on la Repubblica

The newspaper la Repubblica ('the Republic') is one of the major Italian general-interest newspapers. My research has been featured on its pages: read the corresponding article here! An excerpt of the la Repubblica page featuring 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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Galleries in black shales: a gallery

A gallery of trace fossils from the Silurian of Sardinia The word pun of the title refers to the fossil tunnels preserved in the Genna Muxerru Formation. They have been produced 440 million years ago by unknown organisms within a muddy seafloor. To know more,…

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Bioturbated black shales

Black shales are dark, fine-grained rocks that conjure up with images of lifeless seafloors. In fact, they usually originate as muds deposited in low-oxygen seafloors. As such, they are expected to be devoid of life... but there is a burrow in this 440-million-years-old black shale…

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My research on La Stampa

My research appeared on La Stampa! La Stampa is one of the oldest and major Italian newspapers, i.e. it is the 4th newspaper based on the number of copies it distributes). Specifically, the article on La Stampa discusses my research on some enigmatic Martian structures,…

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Interviewed on the Science Show

Did we discover extraterrestrial ichnofossils? Me and Roberto Cabella answered this question on Renato Sartini's Science Show! You can watch the full interview on YouTube. In the following photo I am setting up my studio for the interview on Renato Sartini's Science Show… disentangling the…

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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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