July 16, 2018
Understanding the biosedimentary response of marginal marine systems to relative sea-level changes is critical for several theoretical and applied questions. At the basin-level, it is generally evaluated based on a sequence-stratigraphic interpretation of the sediment succession. Such a time-environment conceptualization requires chronologically well-constrained successions to enable precise stratigraphic correlations. I am taking advantage of the network science to understanding the modular structure of a depositional basin, independently of the sequence stratigraphic interpretation, by mapping information flows directly through the sediment succession. I am developing a case study on Quaternary sediments of the Po Plain in southern Italy that illustrates how a networks-based analysis of core data may reveals some modular patterns in the basin structure that cannot be retrieved from standard methods.
July 05, 2018
I attended the Stratigraphic Paleobiology Field Course sponsored by the Paleontological Society. Taught by Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland.