First NameLuca
Last NameBarale
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  • 2008: First-level degree in Geological Sciences (Torino University)

  • 2010: Master degree in Geological Sciences (Torino University)

  • March 2014: PhD in Earth Sciences (Torino University)

  • 2014: external consultant for CNR-IGG (Torino Unit). Map drawing and database implementation for the Geological Map of Piemonte at 1:250,000 scale

  • 2015: external consultant for CNR-IGG (Torino Unit). Assistance in the analysis and integration of the geological documentation related to the Preliminary Project of the Serra degli Ulivi dam (Villanova Mondovì, Italy)

  • 2015: external consultant for Gi-RES (CNR spin-off society). Assistance in the asbestos risk assessment for large infrastructure projects (ENEL hydroelectric plant of Lanzada, Italy; Terzo valico dei Giovi – High speed-high capacity Milano-Genova railway line)

  • 2016: post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Earth Sciences, Torino University. Research teme: study of fossil hydrothermal systems in the western Southalpine Domain (NW Italy)

  • From December 2016: researcher at the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, Italian National Research Council


  • Study of fossil hydrothermal systems in the Mesozoic carbonate successions of the Provençal and Briançonnais domains (Maritime and Ligurian Alps) and of the western Southalpine Domain (NE Piemonte)

  • Stratigraphy, sedimentology and role of syndepositional tectonics in the Jurassic-Cretaceous successions of the Provençal and Dauphinois domains (French-Italian Maritime Alps)

  • Detail geological mapping of the Mesozoic successions of the French-Italian Maritime Alps

  • Valorisation and dissemination of geological heritage (French-Italian Maritime Alps)


  • 2013-present: collaboration in the realization of two sheets of the Geological Map of Morocco at 1:50,000 in the Eastern High Atlas (Galb-at-Tour e Ait Wazag)

  • 2016-present: tutorage of master’s thesis of stratigraphic-sedimentological argument (Earth Sciences Department, Torino University)

  • 2011-2016: collaboration in several research projects of the Department of Earth Sciences, Torino University

  • 2011-2013, 2016: teaching support activities for the Geological Sciences Course, Torino University


  • Barale L., Bertok C., Salih Talabani N., d'Atri A., Martire L., Piana F., Préat A. (2016) Very hot, very shallow hydrothermal dolomitization: an example from the Maritime Alps (NW Italy–SE France). Sedimentology, 63, 7, 2037–2065, DOI: 10.1111/sed.12294
  • Barale L., d’Atri A., Piana F. (2016) The Meso–Cenozoic stratigraphic succession of the Col de Braus area (Maritime Alps, SE France). Journal of Maps, 12, 5, 804–814, DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2015.1077167
  • Barale L., Bertok C., d’Atri A., Martire L., Piana F., Domini G. (2016) Geology of the Entracque–Colle di Tenda area (Maritime Alps, NW Italy). Journal of Maps, 12, 2, 359–370, DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2015.1024293
  • d’Atri A., Piana F., Barale L., Bertok C., Martire L. (2016). Geological setting of the southern termination of Western Alps. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 105, 6, 1831–1858, DOI: 10.1007/s00531-015-1277-9
  • Barale L., d’Atri A., Martire L. (2013) The role of microbial activity in the generation of Lower Cretaceous mixed Fe-oxide–phosphate ooids from the Provençal Domain, French Maritime Alps. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 83, 196–206, DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2013.15