Carlos Jaramillo

Flavia Fiorini

Flavia Fiorini

Flavia Fiorini



Education and Fellowships

1993-1998 Degree in Geology (5 years degree) - University of Bologna (Italy), Earth Sciences Department.

1999-2001 Ph.D. in Paleontology - University of Modena (Dipartimento del Museo di Paleobiologia e dell'Orto Botanico), Bologna, Firenze and Roma (Italy). 2002-2003 (1stJanuary, 2002 - 31stDecember, 2003) Post-doctoral research fellowship in Earth Sciences - Micropaleontology - University of Bologna (Italy) - Earth Sciences Department.

2004-2005 (1stSeptember 2004 - 30thNovember 2005) PRAC (Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada) funded Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada).


Research Interests

Mesozoic to Recent benthic foraminifera and thecamoebians paleoecology and taxonomy. Use of benthic foraminiferal analysis for the detection of palaeoenvironments, palaeoenvironmental changes and for paleogeographic reconstructions.


Current Research

Study of benthic foraminifera biostratigraphy and paleoecology for the Oligocene-Miocene of the Colombian basin.

Analysis of modern benthic foraminifera from slope environment (Caraibbean Sea off Colombia) to provide information about the taxonomy as well as to evaluate the relation between the foraminifera distribution and the bathymetry.


Selected Bibliography

Amorosi A., Colalongo M.L., Fusco F., Pasini G. & Fiorini F., 1999. Glacio-eustatic control of continental-shallow marine cyclicity in late Quaternary deposits of the South-Eastern Po Plain (Northern Italy). Quaternary Research, 52: 1-13. Fiorini F. & Vaiani S.C., 2001. Benthic foraminifers and transgressive-regressive cycles in the Late Quaternary subsurface sediments of the Po Plain near Ravenna (Northern Italy). Bollettino della SocietÓ Paleontologica Italiana, 40: 357-403.

Amorosi A., Colalongo, M.L., Fiorini F., Fusco, F., Pasini, G., Vaiani S.C. & Sarti G., 2004. Paleogeographic and paleoclimatic evolution of the Po Plain from 150-ky core records. Global and Planetary Change, 40: 55-78.

Fiorini F., 2004. Benthic foraminiferal associations from Upper Quaternary of south-eastern Po Plain, Italy. Micropaleontology, 50: 45-58.

Amorosi A., Centineo M.C., Colalongo M.L. & Fiorini F., 2005. Millennial-scale depositional cycles from the Holocene of the Po Plain, Italy. Marine Geology 222-223: 7-18.

Ricci Lucchi M., Fiorini F., Colalongo M.L. & Curzi, P.V., 2006. Late-Quaternary paleoenvironmental evolution of the Lesina lagoon (southern Italy) from subsurface data. Sedimentary Geology: 1-13.

Fiorini F. (in press). Late Quaternary benthic foraminifers and ostracods from a borehole core of the Gulf of Izmit (Marmara Sea): a paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia.

Fensome R.A., Williams G.L., Crux J.A., MacRae R.A., Thomas F.C., Gard I.G. & Fiorini F. (submitted). Event stratigraphy for the Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic of the Scotian Margin, offshore eastern Canada, based on biostratigraphic and non-biostratigraphic data. Atlantic Geology.

Fiorini F., Scott D.B., & Wach G.D. (submitted). Characterization of paralic paleoenvironments using benthic foraminifera from early Cretaceous deposits (Scotian Shelf). Journal of Foraminiferal Research.

Fiorini F., Scott D.B., & Wach G.D. (submitted). Thecamoebians from the early Cretaceous of the Scotian Shelf. Micropaleontology.