Alessandra Asioli earned the Ph.D. degree in earth sciences in 1993 at University of Parma, Parma, Italy. She developed integrated ecobiostratigraphy of foraminifera of late quaternary mainly in Mediterranean areas as well as paleoceanographic/paleoenvironmental reconstructions with planktic and benthic foraminifera assemblages in marine (Mediterranean, Pacific, and Antarctica) environment and with thecamoebians in continental (lacustrine) environment (Italian, Himalayan, and Antarctic lakes). Her micropaleontological research has been generally carried out together within a multidisciplinary research team, including experts about sedimentology, palinology, geophysics, and geochemistry. She participated to national (MURST Cofin), international (EC-PALICLAS, EC-EUROSTRATAFORM, EC-PROMESS, CA-EURODELTA), and spanish (EVENT of Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia) research projects. Since 2001, she worked at the Istituto di Geoscienze and Georisorse (CNR, Italy) as Researcher and since 2007 as Senior Scientist. Presently, her activity is focused on Antarctic (Ross Sea) paleoceanographic changes (bottom water production) during MIS1-7 as well as on Late Pleistocene-Holocene paleoenvironmental changes in Central Mediterranean in cooperation with Marum (Bremen, Germany) and ISMAR-CNR (Bologna, Italy).
Biography Updated on 8 March 2012