First NameJacopo
Last NameCabassi
Phone055 2757507
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  • February 2008: Doctor in Geological Sciences, University of Florence, vote 110/110
  • April 2010: Master's degree in Geo-resources and Environment, University of Florence, vote 110/110 cum laude
  • October 2010 - December 2011: Scholarship at the Dept. of Earth Sciences (UniFi) on the project "Hydrogeochemical study of the groundwater in the northern portion of the Municipality of Arezzo (Italy)"
  • January 2012 - December 2014: Ph.D. project in Earth Sciences at the Dept. of Earth Sciences (UniFi) entitled: "Gaseous mercury (Hg0) in the former mining area of Abbadia San Salvatore (Mt. Amiata, Siena) and in quiescent and active volcanic areas: distribution and comparison with other atmospheric pollutants"
  • February 2015 - Still being: Scholarship at CNR-IGG, Florence headquarters, on the project "Distribution and origin of Hg0, H2S, and SO2 in the atmosphere in volcanic, geothermal and anthropic areas by means of real-time acquisition"


 Extensive experience in:

  • Air quality and behaviour and dispersion of organic and inorganic contaminants in atmosphere
  • Environmental and fluid geochemistry, biogeochemistry
  • Volcanology and geothermics
  • Limnology and geochemistry of lakes, in particular volcanic lakes
  • Water quality and hydrogeochemistry
  • Mercury distribution in natural and anthropic environments


  • June 2015: Honorary Fellow in Geochemistry
  • September 2015: SOGEI (Società Geochimica Italiana) Award (Tonani Prize) in Applied Geochemistry for the PhD Thesis
  • March 2016: Steering committee member of the Commission on Volcanic Lakes, part of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (CVL-IAVCEI)


  • Author or co-author of 16 articles and more than 50 abstracts/extended abstracts at national and international congresses
  • H Index: 4 (Scopus), 5 (Google Scholar)
  • Reviewer of several international journals Isi (Geological Society Special Publication, Scientific Reports, Journal of Limnology, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Science of the Total Environment, …)
  • Participant in Operative Units of several national and international research projects, for the sampling and geochemical analysis and the subsequent elaboration of technical and scientific reports
  • Teaching and popularization activities in national and international institutions, e.g. SA.PE.VO. Project (“El SAlvador, mitigar PEligros VOlcanico”) of CNR-IGG in El Salvador
  • ResearchGate personal profile:


  • Franco Tassi, Francesco Capecchiacci, Jacopo Cabassi, Sergio Calabrese, Orlando Vaselli, Dmitri Rouwet, Giovannella Pecoraino, Giovanni Chiodini: Geogenic and atmospheric sources for volatile organic compounds in fumarolic emissions from Mt. Etna and Vulcano Island (Sicily, Italy). Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres 09/2012; 117(D17305)., DOI:10.1029/2012JD017642
  • Jacopo Cabassi, Franco Tassi, Orlando Vaselli, Jens Fiebig, Matteo Nocentini, Francesco Capecchiacci, Dmitri Rouwet, Gabriele Bicocchi: Biogeochemical processes involving dissolved CO2 and CH4 at Albano, Averno, and Monticchio meromictic volcanic lakes (Central–Southern Italy). Bulletin of Volcanology 01/2013; 75(1)., DOI:10.1007/s00445-012-0683-0
  • Orlando Vaselli, Pablo Higueras, Barbara Nisi, José María Esbrí, Jacopo Cabassi, Alba Martínez-Coronado, Franco Tassi, Daniele Rappuoli: Distribution of gaseous Hg in the Mercury mining district of Mt. Amiata (Central Italy): A geochemical survey prior the reclamation project. Environmental Research 03/2013; 125., DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2012.12.010
  • Jacopo Cabassi, Franco Tassi, Francesca Mapelli, Sara Borin, Sergio Calabrese, Dmitri Rouwet, Giovanni Chiodini, Ramona Marasco, Bessem Chouaia, Rosario Avino, Orlando Vaselli, Giovannella Pecoraino, Francesco Capecchiacci, Gabriele Bicocchi, Stefano Caliro, Carlos Ramirez, Raul Mora-Amador: Geosphere-Biosphere Interactions in Bio-Activity Volcanic Lakes: Evidences from Hule and Rìo Cuarto (Costa Rica). PLoS ONE 07/2014; 9(7)., DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0102456
  • Jacopo Cabassi, Franco Tassi, Stefania Venturi, Sergio Calabrese, Francesco Capecchiacci, Walter D'Alessandro, Orlando Vaselli: A new approach for the measurement of gaseous elemental mercury (GEM) and H2S in air from anthropogenic and natural sources: Examples from Mt. Amiata (Siena, Central Italy) and Solfatara Crater (Campi Flegrei, Southern Italy). Journal of Geochemical Exploration 12/2016;, DOI:10.1016/j.gexplo.2016.12.017