Daniele Scarponi

Daniele Scarponi

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

My research activity lies at the interface between paleontology and sedimentary geology, with particular focus on paleoecology, taphonomy, biodiversity and stratigraphy. Data are mainly collected over Neogene sedimentary successions of the Mediterranean Basin. The key themes include: Paleoenvironmental reconstructions by means of macro-invertebrates (mainly mollusks) of Neogene sedimentary successions. Taphonomy: Research focuses on the quality of the fossil record with emphasis on long-term biases, time-averaging and temporal resolution. Stratigraphic Paleobiology: The joint consideration of stratigraphic and paleontological patterns (“Stratigraphic Paleobiology”) yields diverse biological and geological insights. For example, Quaternary mollusk assemblages archive quantifiable high-resolution environmental signatures (e.g., bathymetry) that can augment stratigraphic interpretations