First NameRita
Last NameCatanzariti
UnitPisa
Emailrita.catanzariti(at)igg.cnr(dot)it
RoleResearcher
Phone050 6212388
Research Gate Linkwww.researchgate.net/profile/Rita_Catanzariti

EDUCATION

  • 1989: master degree in Geological Sciences at the University of Pisa (Italy) by disserting a thesis focused on the calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of the Oligocene-Miocene fore-deep flysch of the Northern Apennines.
  • 1993: PhD in Geological Sciences at the University of Padua (Italy) by discussing the thesis: “The late Eocene-early Oligocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of the Northern Apennines”.
  • 1989-2005: biostratigrapher in the framework of the CARG Project for the Geological Map of Italy.
  • Since 2006: Researcher at the Institute of Geosciences and Earth resources (IGG) of the National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa (Italy).
  • 2007-2010: Responsible for the “Calcareous nannofossil Laboratory” at the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources of the National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa (Italy).
  • Since 2011: Responsible for the “Micropaleontology Laboratory” at the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources of the National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa (Italy).

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

  • Study of Cretaceous-Pleistocene calcareous nannofossils.
  • Biostratigraphic study of the sedimentary cover of the ophiolitic sequences deposited in the Paleotethys and biostratigraphic study of the Mediterranean and circum-Mediterranean orogenic belts.
  • Quantitative study of calcareous nannofossils aimed at the reconstruction of biostratigraphic regional schemes.
  • Quantitative analysis of calcareous nannofossils in high resolution integrated stratigraphic studies of the Paleogene successions of the Umbria-Marche region (Italy).
  • Paleoclimatic significance of calcareous nannoplankton and response of the calcareous nannofossils to the extreme climates of the Paleogene “greenhouse world” (PETM and EECO).

 SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Agnini C., Fornaciari E., Raffi I., Catanzariti R., Heiko P., Backman J., Rio D. 2014. Biozonation and biochronology of Paleogene calcareous nannofossils from low and middle latitudes. Newsletters on Stratigraphy. 47, 131-181.
  • Catanzariti R., Gatt M. 2014. Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy from the middle/late Miocene of Malta and Gozo (Central Mediterranean). Stratigraphy,  11, 303-336.
  • Catanzariti R., Ellero A., Goncuoglu M.C., Marroni M., Ottria G., Pandolfi L. 2013. The Tarakli Flysch in the Boyali area (Sakarya Terrane, northern Turkey): Implications for the tectonic history of the IntraPontide suture zone. Comptes rendus. Géoscience. 345, 454-461.
  • Coccioni R., Bancala` G., Catanzariti R., Fornaciari E., Frontalini F., Giusberti L., Jovane L., Luciani V., Savian J., Sprovieri M. 2012. An integrated stratigraphic record of the Palaeocene–lower Eocene at Gubbio (Italy): new insights into the early Palaeogene hyperthermals and carbon isotope excursions. Terra Nova, 24, 380-386.
  • Bianucci G., Gatt M., Catanzariti R., Sorbi S., Bonavia C., Curmi R., Varola A. 2011. Systematics, biostratigraphy and evolutionary pattern of the oligo-miocene marine mammals from the Maltese islands. Geobios, 44, 549-585.