Alessandro Montanari , Ph. D.

Alessandro Montanari

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2010

  • Osservatorio Geologico di Codigioco


Research Areas:

  • Geosciences
  • Stratigraphy
  • Sedimentology
  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem research
  • Speleology



Selected Memberships:

  • Società Geologica Italiana
  • Geological Society of America
  • Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori SIAE
  • International Big History Association
  • Associazione "Le Montagne di San Francesco"

Selected Prizes:

  • George D. Lauderback Award, U.C. Berkeley
  • Hanno Onorato Gubbio Award, Rotary International
  • Ufficiale dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana
  • Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal of the European Geosciences Union
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of America

Selected Publications:

  • Montanari, A.; Köberl, Ch. (2000) Impact Stratigraphy: The Italian Record. In Reihe: Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences, 93; Berlin u. a.: Springer (364 Seiten).
  • Montanari, A.; Odin, G. S.; Coccioni, R. (1997) Miocene Stratigraphy: An Integrated Approach. In Reihe: Development in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, 15; Amsterdam: Elsevier (694 Seiten).
  • Montanari, A.; Asaro, F.; Kennett, J. P.; Michel, E. (1993) Iridium anomalies of Late Eocene age at Massignano (Italy), and in ODP Site 689B (Maud Rise, Antarctica). Palaios, Bd. 8, S. 420-437.
  • Montanari, Alessandro (1991) Authigenesis of impact spheroids in the K/T boundary clay from Italy: new constraints for high-resolution stratigraphy of terminal Cretaceous events. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, Bd. 61, S. 315-339.
  • Montanari, A.; Hay, R. L.; Alvarez, W.; Asaro, F.; Michel, H. V. et al. [..] (1983) Spheroids at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary are altered impact droplets of basaltic composition. Geology, Bd. 11, S. 668-671.