First Name Marco
Last NameChiari
Phone055 2757533
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  • Current: Researcher, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto Geoscienze e Georisorse.
  • 2002: CNR grant (CNR/FNS 2001).
  • 2002: D. in Earth Sciences (University of Parma).
  • 1994-1997: CNR grants at the Centre for the Study of the Geology of the Apennines and the Peri- Mediterranean Chains.
  • 1992: Laurea (MsC equivalent) in Geological Sciences (University of Florence).


  • Integrated stratigraphic researches on the Jurassic sequences in Southern Alps, Northern Apennines, Sicily and on the Cretaceous anoxic levels in the Umbro-Marche Apennines.
  • Radiolarian biostratigraphy of the sedimentary cover of the ophiolites in Alps, Northern Apennines, Central America and Carribean area.
  • Biostratigraphic studies of the Triassic and Jurassic oceanic and continental sequences in the Dinaric-Hellenic chain (Albania and Greece).
  • Taxonomic researches on Middle-Late Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous radiolarians


  • Responsible for the CNR of the Radiolarians Laboratory of the Department of Earth Science of Florence.
  • Secretary of the INTERRAD association (International Association of Radiolarists).
  • Secretary of the Società Paleontologica Italiana.
  • Secretary of the Silicofossil Group of "The Micropaleontology Society".
  • Editor in Chief (with V. Bortolotti) for the proceedings of the “76° Riunione Estiva della Società Geologica Italiana”. Memorie della Società Geologica Italiana, 1994 (48, 1-2).
  • Guest Editor of “Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae - Swiss Journal of Geoscience” for the proceedings of the 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy. Swiss Journal of Geoscience, 2007 (100); 2008 (101).
  • Member of the Editorial board of the International journal Ofioliti.
  • Editor of the RADIOLARIA newsletter
  • CNR grant (Short Term Mobility 2005).


  • Chiari M., Cobianchi M. and Picotti V. (2007). Integrated stratigraphy (radiolarians and calcareous nannofossils) of the Middle to Upper Jurassic Alpine radiolarites (Lombardian Basin, Italy): Constraints to their genetic interpretation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 249: 233-270.
  • Chiari M., Di Stefano P. and Parisi G. (2008). New stratigraphic data on the Middle-Late Jurassic biosiliceous sediments from the Sicanian basin, Western Sicily (Italy). Swiss J. Geosci., 101: 415-429.
  • Chiari M., Bortolotti M., Marcucci M., Photiades A., Principi G. and Saccani E. (2012). Radiolarian biostratigraphy and geochemistry of the Koziakas Massif ophiolites (Greece). Soc. géol. Fr., 183 (4): 287-306.
  • Bortolotti V., Chiari M., Göncüoglu M.C, Marcucci M., Principi G., Tekin U.K., Saccani E and Tassinari R. (2013) Age and Geochemistry of basalt-chert associations in the Ophiolites of the Izmir-Ankara Mélange east of Ankara, Turkey: preliminary data. Ofioliti, 38 (2): 157-173.
  • Chiari M., Baumgartner P.O., Bernoulli D., Bortolotti V., Marcucci M., Photiades A. and Principi G. (2013). Late Triassic, Early and Middle Jurassic Radiolaria from ferromanganese-chert ‘nodules’ (Angelokastron, Argolis, Greece): evidence for prolonged radiolarite sedimentation in the Maliac-Vardar Ocean. Facies, 59: 391-424.