Paleontology of microorganisms and vertebrates, Astrobiology

Areas: Geology

Our paleontological research focuses primarily on Vertebrate Paleontology, Micropaleontology, and Astrobiology. In so doing, we integrate classic paleontological methodologies with other disciplines such as geochemistry, comparative anatomy, microbiology, field geology. Our group has established scientific collaborations and coordinates cutting-edge, international research projects. We are also actively involved in museology and history of geology and paleontology in collaboration with the Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini.


Lines of research

- The origins of life (Dr. Barbara Cavalazzi)

- Vertebrate Paleontology (Prof. Federico Fanti)

- Geobiology and Astrobiology (Dr. Barbara Cavalazzi)

- Micropaleontology (Prof. Roberto Barbieri)



PE10_13 Sedimentology, soil science, palaeontology, earth evolution

PE10_6 Paleoclimatology, paleoecology

PE10_9 Biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, environmental chemistry

LS8_7 Macroevolution and paleobiology



Prof. Roberto Barbieri

Group members

Barbara Cavalazzi (RU)

Federico Fanti (PA)