|The vanished Alnus-dominated forests along the Tyrrhenian coast||CATENA||2019|
|Climate and human influence on the vegetation of Tyrrhenian Italy during the last 2000 years. New insights from microcharcoal and non-pollen palynomorphs||GEOGRAFIA FISICA E DINAMICA QUATERNARIA||2019|
|Climatic variability over the last two millennia in the Mediterranean area. A review from marine paleoarchives||GEOGRAFIA FISICA E DINAMICA QUATERNARIA||2019|
|Late holocene forest dynamics in the Gulf of Gaeta (central Mediterranean) in relation to NAO variability and human impact||QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS||2018|
|Holocene forest dynamics in central and western Mediterranean. Periodicity, spatio-temporal patterns and climate influence||SCIENTIFIC REPORTS||2018|
|8000 years of coastal changes on a western Mediterranean island: A multiproxy approach from the Posada plain of Sardinia||MARINE GEOLOGY||2018|
|The Botanical Record of Archaeobotany Italian Network - BRAIN. A cooperative network, database and website||FLORA MEDITERRANEA||2018|
|Late Holocene environmental dynamics, vegetation history, human impact, and climate change in the ancient Literna Palus (Lago Patria; Campania, Italy)||REVIEW OF PALAEOBOTANY AND PALYNOLOGY||2018|
|Quaternary disappearance of tree taxa from Southern Europe. Timing and trends||QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS||2017|
|Mid to late holocene environmental changes along the coast of western Sardinia (Mediterranean Sea)||GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE||2017|
|A first report of biodeterioration caused by cyanobacterial biofilms of exposed fossil bones. A case study of the middle Pleistocene site of La Polledrara di Cecanibbio (Rome, Italy)||INTERNATIONAL BIODETERIORATION & BIODEGRADATION||2016|
|Marine response to climate changes during the last five millennia in the central Mediterranean Sea||GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE||2016|
|Sedimentology, faunal content and pollen record of Middle Pleistocene palustrine and lagoonal sediments from the Peri-Adriatic basin, Abruzzi, eastern central Italy||QUATERNARY RESEARCH||2016|
|Holocene dynamics of tree taxa populations in Italy||REVIEW OF PALAEOBOTANY AND PALYNOLOGY||2015|
|Lateglacial-early holocene vegetation history of the Tiber delta (Rome, Italy) under the influence of climate change and sea level rise||REVIEW OF PALAEOBOTANY AND PALYNOLOGY||2015|
|Late Holocene palaeoenvironmental evolution of the northern harbour at the Elaiussa Sebaste archaeological site (south-eastern Turkey). Evidence from core ELA6||TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES||2015|
|Archaeopalynological preparation techniques||Plant microtechniques and protocols||2015|
I have carried out pollen analysis of Holocene, lateglacial, Late Pleistocene and Early Pleistocene sediments from various environmental contexts (coastal lakes, lagoons, estuarine sites, volcanic maar, tectonic basins, marine sediments, and inorganic and organic archaeological remains) cooperating with geologists, archaeologists, sedimentologists and palaeontologists from various Italian and foreign universities My main research interests are:
1) palaeoenvironmental reconstructions of Holocene lagoon and lacustrine coastal sites in Italy, through the analysis of pollen, non-pollen palynomorphs, and micro-charcoals carried out on sediments, with particular attention to the vegetation changes in response to geomorphic processes, climate and human impact.
2) palaeovegetational and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions of continental and coastal basins in Italy during the Pleistocene, mainly addressed to: a) investigate the vegetation development at the Pleistocene/Holocene transition; b) add new data and understandings on the long-term forest dynamics through the glacial/interglacial cycles of the Pleistocene.
3) detection and characterization of regional and supra-regional vegetation changes driven by centennial- to millennial-scale fluctuations of climate occurred in the central Mediterranean region (e.g. Younger Dryas, pre-boreal Oscillation, 4.2 ka event, centennial variability of the Solar magnetic activity and North Atlantic Oscillation).
4) investigation of the influence of human activities on the evolution of the vegetation during the last millennia, with a special focus on the coastal ecosystems.
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