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Research Group
Alessandro Iannace (Responsible) – Sedimentologo dei carbonati
Stefano Mazzoli – Geologo strutturale
Mariano Parente – Stratigrafo, Sedimentologo dei carbonati, Micropaleontologo
Stefano Tavani – Geologo strutturale
Stefano Vitale – Geologo strutturale
The expertise of the research group allows for an effective integration of well-established methods of structural analysis and workflows with stratigraphic, sedimentological, facies and diagenetic – including dolomitization – studies. Full in-house petrophysics laboratories also provide the opportunity to carry out He- porosimetry, mercury injection porosimetry (MIP), petrographic image analysis (PIA) of porosity. Well-established links with external laboratories may be used to integrate organic petrology (optical and fluorescence microscopy) and geochemistry with TOC, Rock Eval pyrolysis and GC-MS of extracted organic matter. Critical reappraisal of internal oil industry reports is also carried out routinely as a part of the collaborative work with oil companies.
The structural geology unit includes expertise in the fields of: (i) integration of surface geology with seismic lines tied with well logs for the construction, validation and restoration of balanced cross-sections, and their incorporation into balanced 3D models; (ii) tectonic evolution of the outer sectors of orogenic systems; (iii) development and inversion of passive margins; (iv) reverse and strike-slip reactivation of inherited structures; (v) interactions between tectonics and sedimentation; (vi) nucleation and development of fault-related folds, in both compressional and extensional settings; (vii) analysis of fault size, displacement and kinematics, and characterization of fault damage zones; (viii) analysis of the distribution and characteristics (e.g. orientation, spacing, aperture, length, connectivity) of fracture sets at various scales in fractured reservoirs and their analogues; and (ix) development of software for structural data analysis.
The carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy unit includes expertise in the fields of: (i) sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of carbonate depositional systems; (ii) stratigraphy and facies of Meso-Cenozoic carbonate platforms and basins of the peri-Adriatic area; (iii) carbonate diagenesis; (iv) carbonate geochemistry;  (v) petrographic and geochemical characterization of dolomites; (vi) carbonate reservoir characterization; (vii) description of cores and thin sections of carbonates and evaporites; (ix) micropaleontology and biostratigraphy of shallow- and deep-water carbonates; (x) carbon- and strontium-isotope stratigraphy.
Facilities available at the University of Naples Federico II:
–Fully equipped thin section preparation lab (with expert, dedicated personnel).
–Microscopes (incident, transmitted and reflected light and cathodoluminescence) equipped with Image Analysis
–Petrophysics lab (including He and Hg porosimeter).
–SEM with EDS probe
–XR Fluorescence
- Integrated study of petroleum systems in Mediterranean and Middle East fold and thrust belts - Edison/Exploration & Production.
- An integrated study of petroleum systems and hydrocarbon potential of Triassic-Jurassic successions in the Zagros Mountains of the Lurestan Area, W-NW Iran. National Iranian Oil company.
- An integrated study of the potential reservoir rocks of the Ionian zone of the Hellenides (western Greece) - Hellenic Petroleum and Edison/Exploration & Production.
–Fractured dolomitized Cretaceous platform carbonates and intra-platform basins: an integrated study of reservoir and source rocks analogues applied to the Basilicata oil fields – Shell
–Field workshop in the northern Apennines (Marche) to examine analogues to the Kurdistan oil fields – Maersk Oil
–Dolomitized Cretaceous platform carbonates of the southern Apennines: applying field analogue results to the Tempa rossa reservoir – Shell
–Characterization (sedimentology, diagenesis, petrophysics) of middle Cretaceous dolomitized limestones of the southern Apennines as an analogue for the Val d’Agri reservoir – Shell
–The Cenomanian-Turonian carbonates of Kefalonia (Ionian islands, Greece) – The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
–The Cretaceous slope-to-basin carbonates of the Gargano promontory – Petroceltic
–Stratigraphy, sedimentology and reservoir characterization of the Maiolica of the Elsa 1 well (south Adriatic sea) – Petroceltic
–Workshop on Exploration issues related with the Triassic Petroleum System, Malta – RWA DEA
–Workshop on Hydrothermal Dolomitization Reservoirs: characteristics, genesis and prediction, Bilbao – STATOIL
–Geological mapping and sections across Val d’Agri, aimed at the contruction of a velocity model – Shell
–Construction of a 3D model of the Val d’Agri reservoirs – Shell
–Balanced cross-sections of the Western Carpathians– ENI
–Stratigraphy, structure, and thermal maturity of the Paleozoic successions of the Carpathian foreland (Poland-Ukarine) – ENI
–Workshop on Exploration issues in the Carpathians fold and thrust belt – Polish Oil & Gas Company PGNiG SA
–Balanced cross-sections of the Sicani Mountains, central-western Sicily – Edison
–Geological study of the Settecerri block, Marche-Abruzzi, central Apennines – Enterprise Oil
–Seismic interpretation and structural analysis in the Tempa Rossa oil field area – Enterprise oil
–Fractures and fault zones in carbonate successions of Val d’Agri – Enterprise oil
–Regional geological sections integrating seismic lines and surface geology across the southern Apennines – Enterprise Oil
–Geological study of the Torrente Frido block, Basilicata, southern Apennines – Enterprise Oil
–Regional geological sections across western Sicily – Enterprise Oil
–Revision of the stratigraphy of the Apulian Carbonate Platform from subsurface and outcrop data – Enterprise oil
–Fracture prediction in the Alga field (Spain) – Repsol-YPF
–Development of new technologies for the exploration of fractured reservoirs – Repsol Ypf
–Structural/fracture modelling study of Line Mehr-2002-007, Mehr Block, Zagros thrust-fold belt, Iran – OMV
–Modeling the kinematic evolution and the deformational patterns along 2 geoseismic sections in the Campos Basin, offshore Brasil – Petrobras
–Three dimensional fracture patterns in reservoirs (an aid to prospect evaluation) – Enterprise Ltd
AAPG Field trips:
–Mechanical stratigraphy and fracture distribution in the Cretaceous platform carbonates of the Sorrento Peninsula (Southern Apennines). 1 day  pre-conference field trip, AAPG Naples 2013.
–A platform to basin transect in the Campania-Lucania Apennines: insights into the geology of the Val d’Agri/Tempa Rossa oilfields. 2 days post-conference field trip, AAPG Naples 2013.
–Contrasting dolomitazion styles in the Mesozoic of the Sorrento Peninsula (Southern Apennines). 1 day post-conference field trip, AAPG Naples 2013.
–Late- to Post-Variscan, Large Scale Hydrothermal Dolomitization in the Iglesiente Area, Southwestern Sardinia: Geologic/Geodynamic Setting, Fluid Flow and Porosity Evolution: I.C.E. Milan 2011 AAPG, 3 day field trip.
PhD Theses:
2016- : Mariarosaria Martino, “Calcareous nannoplankton biostratigraphy of Mesozoic Carbonate Units of the Zagros and Hellenides fold-and-thrust belts”
2016-: Francesco Puzone, Mesozoic inheritances and lithological control on the geometry and kinematics of the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt in the Lurestan province of Iran
2015 -: Francesco Vinci, “Controls of mechanical stratigraphy on multi-scale fracture development in platform carbonates”.
2013 – 2016: Amerigo Corradetti, “Structural characterization of outcrops by means of close-range multi-view stereo-photogrammetry”
2012 - 2015: Monica Girundo, “Multiscalar analysis of calcareous-dolomitic successions: relationships between fracturing and textural-mechanical attributes of carbonates.
Selected publications by the research group:
Massaro, L., Corradetti, A., Vinci, F., Tavani, S., Iannace, A., Parente, M., & Mazzoli, S., 2018. Multiscale Fracture Analysis in a Reservoir-Scale Carbonate Platform Exposure (Sorrento Peninsula, Italy): Implications for Fluid Flow. Geofluids, 2018. Article ID 7526425. doi: 10.1155/2018/7526425.
Schito, A., Andreucci, B., Aldega, L., Corrado, S., Di Paolo, L., Zattin, M., Szaniawski, R., Jankowski, L.,& Mazzoli, S. (2018). Burial and exhumation of the western border of the Ukrainian Shield (Podolia): a multi-disciplinary approach. Basin Research, 30, 532-549.
Tavani S., Balsamo F., & Granado P., 2018. Petroleum system in supra-salt strata of extensional forced-folds: a case-study from the Basque-Cantabrian basin (Spain). Marine and Petroleum Geology, in press.
Vitale, S., Amore, O. F., Ciarcia, S., Fedele, L., Grifa, C., Prinzi, E. P., Tavani, S. & Tramparulo, F. D. A., 2018. Structural, stratigraphic, and petrological clues for a Cretaceous–Paleogene abortive rift in the southern Adria domain (southern Apennines, Italy). Geological Journal, 53, 660-681. doi: 10.1002/gj.2919
Vitale, S., & Ciarcia, S., 2018. Tectono-stratigraphic setting of the Campania region (southern Italy). Journal of Maps, 14(2), 9-21.
Amoroso, O., Russo, G., De Landro, G., Zollo, A., Garambois, S., Mazzoli, S., Parente, M., & Virieux, J., 2017. From velocity and attenuation tomography to rock physical modeling: Inferences on fluid-driven earthquake processes at the Irpinia fault system in southern Italy. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 6752-6760.
Corradetti, A., Tavani, S., Parente, M., Iannace, A., Vinci, F., Pirmez, C., Torrieri, S., Giorgioni, M., Pignalosa, A., & Mazzoli, S., 2017. Distribution and arrest of vertical through-going joints in a seismic-scale carbonate platform exposure (Sorrento peninsula, Italy): insights from integrating field survey and digital outcrop model. Journal of Structural Geology, 108, 121-136. doi: /10.1016/j.jsg.2017.09.009
Rustichelli, A., Iannace, A., Tondi, E., Celma, C. D., Cilona, A., Giorgioni, M., Parente, M., Girundo, M. & Invernizzi, C., 2017. Fault-controlled dolomite bodies as palaeotectonic indicators and geofluid reservoirs: New insights from Gargano Promontory outcrops. Sedimentology, 64, 1871-1900. doi:10.1111/sed.12378
Szaniawski, R., Mazzoli, S., & Jankowski, L., 2017. Controls of structural inheritance on orogenic curvature and foreland basin sedimentation: Insights from the Przemyśl area, Western Carpathians. Journal of Structural Geology, 103, 137-150.
Vinci, F., Iannace, A., Parente, M., Pirmez, C., Torrieri, S., & Giorgioni, M., 2017. Early dolomitization in the Lower Cretaceous shallow-water carbonates of Southern Apennines (Italy): Clues about palaeoclimatic fluctuations in western Tethys. Sedimentary Geology, 362, 17-36.
Vitale, S., Tramparulo, F. D. A., Ciarcia, S., Amore, F. O., Prinzi, E. P., & Laiena, F., 2017. The northward tectonic transport in the southern Apennines: examples from the Capri Island and western Sorrento Peninsula (Italy). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 106, 97-113.
Castelluccio, A., Mazzoli, S., Andreucci, B., Jankowski, L., Szaniawski, R., & Zattin, M. (2016). Building and exhumation of the Western Carpathians: New constraints from sequentially restored, balanced cross sections integrated with low-temperature thermochronometry. Tectonics, 35, 2698-2733.
Giorgioni, M., Iannace, A., D'Amore, M., Dati, F., Galluccio, L., Guerriero, V., Mazzoli, S., Parente, M. Strauss, C. & Vitale, S., 2016. Impact of early dolomitization on multi-scale petrophysical heterogeneities and fracture intensity of low-porosity platform carbonates (Albian-Cenomanian, southern Apennines, Italy). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 73, 462-478.
Savignano, E., Mazzoli, S., Arce, M., Franchini, M., Gautheron, C., Paolini, M., & Zattin, M. (2016). (Un) Coupled thrust belt-foreland deformation in the northern Patagonian Andes: New insights from the Esquel‐Gastre sector (41° 30′–43° S). Tectonics, 35, 2636-2656.
Tavani, S., Vitale, S., Grifa, C., Iannace, A., Parente, M., & Mazzoli, S., 2016. Introducing dolomite seams: hybrid compaction–solution bands in dolomitic limestones. Terra Nova, 28, 195-201.
Tavani, S., Corradetti, A., & Billi, A., 2016. High precision analysis of an embryonic extensional fault-related fold using 3D orthorectified virtual outcrops: The viewpoint importance in structural geology. Journal of Structural Geology, 86, 200-210.
Andreucci B., Castelluccio A., Corrado S., Jankowski L., Mazzoli S., Szaniawski R. & Zattin M., 2015. Interplay between the thermal evolution of an orogenic wedge and its retro wedge basin: an example from the Ukrainian Carpathians. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127, 410-427.doi: 10.1130/B31067.1.
Candela, S., Mazzoli, S., Megna, A., & Santini, S. 2015. Finite element modelling of stress field perturbations and interseismic crustal deformation in the Val d'Agri region, southern Apennines, Italy. Tectonophysics, 657, 245-259.
Frijia, G., Parente, M., Di Lucia, M., & Mutti, M., 2015. Carbon and strontium isotope stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Campanian) shallow-water carbonates of southern Italy: Chronostratigraphic calibration of larger foraminifera biostratigraphy. Cretaceous Research, 53, 110–139. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2014.11.002
Guerriero V., Dati F., Giorgioni M., Iannace A., Mazzoli S., Vitale S. 2015. The role of stratabound fractures for fluid migration pathways and storage in well-bedded carbonates. Italian Journal of Geosciences, 134, 383-395. doi: 10.3301/IJG.2014.27.
Rustichelli, A., Iannace, A., & Girundo, M., 2015. Dolomitization impact on fracture density in pelagic carbonates: contrasting case studies from the Gargano Promontory and the Southern Apennines (Italy). Italian Journal of Geosciences, 134, 556-575.
Tavani, S., Granado, P., 2015. Along-strike evolution of folding, stretching and breaching of supra-salt strata in the Plataforma Burgalesa extensional forced fold system (northern Spain). Basin Research, 27, 573-585 DOI:10.1111/bre.12089
Tavani S., Storti F., Lacombe O., Corradetti A., Muñoz J.A. & Mazzoli S., 2015. A review of deformation pattern templates in foreland basin systems and fold-and-thrust belts: Implications for the state of stress in the frontal regions of thrust wedges. Earth-Science Reviews, 141, 82–104, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.11.01310.1002/2014TC003608.
Albrich, S., Frijia, G., Parente M., Caus, E., 2014. The evolution of the earliest representatives of the genus Orbitoides: implications for Late Cretaceous biostratigraphy. Cretaceous Research, 51, 22–34. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2014.04.013
 Ciotoli G., Bigi S., Tartarello C., Sacco P., Lombardi S., Ascione A. & Mazzoli S., 2014. Soil gas distribution in the main coseismic surface rupture zone of the 1980, Ms= 6.9, Irpinia Earthquake (southern Italy). Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 119, 2440-2461, doi: 10.1002/2013JB010508.
Iannace A., Frijia G., Galluccio L., Parente M. 2014. Facies and early dolomitization in Upper Albian shallow-water carbonates of the southern Apennines (Italy): paleotectonic and paleoclimatic implications. Facies, doi:10.1007/s10347-013-0362-4.
Mazzoli S., Ascione A., Buscher J. T., Pignalosa A., Valente E. & Zattin M. 2014. Low-angle normal faulting and focused exhumation associated with late Pliocene change in tectonic style in the southern Apennines (Italy). Tectonics, 33, doi: 10.1002/2014TC003608.
Mazzoli S., Macchiavelli C. & Ascione A., 2014. The 2013 Marche offshore earthquakes: new insights into the active tectonic setting of the outer northern Apennines. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 171, 457–460, doi: 10.1144/jgs2013-091.
Megna A., Candela S., Mazzoli S. & Santini S. 2014. An analytical model for the geotherm in the Basilicata oil fields area (southern Italy). Italian Journal of Geosciences, 133, 204-213, doi: 10.3301/IJG.2014.02.
Tavani S., Granado P., Girundo M., Iannace A., Arbues P., Muñoz J.A. & Mazzoli S., 2014. Building a virtual outcrop, extracting geological information from it, and sharing the results in Google Earth via OpenPlot and Photoscan: An example from the Khaviz Anticline (Iran). Computers & Geosciences, 63, 44-53. Amoroso O., Ascione A., Mazzoli S., Virieux J. & Zollo A. 2014. Seismic imaging of a fluid storage in the actively extending Apennine mountain belt, southern Italy. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 3802–3809, doi: 10.1002/2014GL060070.
Tavani, S., Snidero, M., Muñoz, J.A., 2014. Uplift-induced residual strain release and late-thrusting extension in the Anaran mountain front anticline, Zagros (Iran). Tectonophysics, 636, 257-269. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.08.018
Vitale S., Zaghloul M.N., Tramparulo F.D.A., El Ouaragli B. 2014. Deformation characterization of a regional thrust zone in the northern Rif (Chefchaouen, Morocco). Journal of Geodynamics, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2013.09.006
Vitale S., Zaghloul M.N., Tramparulo F.D.A., El Ouaragli B., Ciarcia S., 2014. From Jurassic extension to Miocene shortening: An example of polyphasic deformation in the External Dorsale Calcaire Unit (Chefchaouen, Morocco). Tectonophysics, 633, 63-76, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.06.02
Andreucci B., Castelluccio A., JankowskiL., Mazzoli S., SzaniawskiR. & ZattinM., 2013. Burial and exhumation history of the Polish Outer Carpathians: Discriminating the role of thrusting and post-thrusting extension. Tectonophysics, 608, 866-883, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.07.030.
Ascione A., Mazzoli S., Petrosino P. & Valente E. 2013. A decoupled kinematic model for active normal faults: Insights from the 1980, MS = 6.9 Irpinia earthquake, southern Italy. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125, 1239-1259, doi: 10.1130/B30814.1.
Caus, E., Parente, M., Vicedo, V., Frijia, G., Martinez, R., 2013. Broeckina gassoensis sp. nov., a larger foraminiferal index fossil for the middle Coniacian shallow-water deposits of the Pyrenean Basin (NE Spain). Cretaceous Research, 45, 76–90. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2013.08.002
Gabellone T., Gasparrini M., Iannace A., Invernizzi C., Mazzoli S. & D’Antonio 2013. Fluid channeling along thrust zones: the Lagonegro case history, southern Apennines, Italy. Geofluids, doi: 10.1111/gfl.12020.
Guerriero V., Mazzoli S., Iannace A., Vitale S., Carravetta A. & Strauss C. 2013. A permeability model for naturally fractured carbonate reservoirs. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 40, 115-134, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2012.11.002.
Szaniawski R., Mazzoli S., Jankowski L., Zattin M. 2013. No large-magnitude tectonic rotations of the Subsilesian Unit of the Outer Western Carpathians: Evidence from primary magnetization recorded in hematite-bearing Węglówka Marls. Journal of Geodynamics, 71, 14-24, doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2013.07.001.
Tavani S., Carola E., Granado P., Quintà A. & Muñoz J.A. 2013. Transpressive inversion of a Mesozoic extensional forced fold system with an intermediate décollement level in the Basque-Cantabrian Basin (Spain). Tectonics, 32, 146–158, doi: 10.1002/tect.20019
Tavani S., Iannace A., Mazzoli S., Vitale S. & Parente M. 2013. Late Cretaceous extensional tectonics in Adria: insights from soft-sediment deformation in the Sorrento Peninsula (southern Apennines). Journal of Geodynamics, 68, 49-59, doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2013.03.005.
Vitale S., Ciarcia S. 2013. Sedimentology, stratigraphy and tectonics of evolving wedge-top depozone: Ariano Basin, southern Apennines, Italy. Sedimentary Geology, 290, 27-46, doi:
Vitale S., Ciarcia S., Tramparulo F.D.A. 2013. Deformation and stratigraphic evolution of the Ligurian Accretionary Complex in the southern Apennines (Italy). Journal of Geodynamics, 66, 120-133, doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2013.02.008
Vitale, S., Ciarcia, S., 2013. Tectono-stratigraphic and kinematic evolution of the southern Apennines/Calabria-Peloritani Terrane system (Italy). Tectonophysics 583, 164-182, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.11.004
Vitale, S., Fedele, L. Tramparulo F.D.A., Ciarcia S., Mazzoli S., Novellino A. 2013. Structural and petrological analyses of the Frido Unit (southern Italy): new insights into the early tectonic evolution of the southern Apennines-Calabrian Arc system. Lithos, 168-169, 219-235, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.02.006
Ascione A., Ciarcia S., Di Donato V, Mazzoli S. & Vitale S. 2012. The Pliocene-Quaternary wedge-top basins of southern Italy: an expression of propagating lateral slab tear beneath the Apennines. Basin Research, 24, 456-474, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00534.x.
Ciarcia S., Mazzoli S., Vitale S., Zattin M. 2012. On the tectonic evolution of the Ligurian accretionary complex in southern Italy. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 124, 463-483, doi: 10.1130/B30437.1.
Di Lucia M., Trecalli A., Mutti, M.,Parente M.2012. Bio-chemostratigraphy of the Barremian-Aptian shallow-water carbonates of the southern Apennines (Italy): pinpointing the OAE1a in a Tethyan carbonate platform. Solid Earth, 3, 1–28. doi:10.5194/se-3-1-2012
Iannace A., Gasparrini M., Gabellone T. & Mazzoli S. 2012. Late dolomitization in basinal limestones of the southern Apennines fold and thrust belt (Italy). Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Rev. IFP Energies nouvelles, 67, 59-75, doi: 10.2516/ogst/2011166.
Macchiavelli C., Mazzoli S., Megna A., Saggese F., Santini S. & Vitale S. 2012. Applying the Multiple Inverse Method to the analysis of earthquake focal mechanism data: new insights into the active stress field of Italy and surrounding regions. Tectonophysics, 580, 124-149, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.09.007.
Mazzoli S., Szaniawski R., Mittiga F., Ascione A. & Capalbo A. 2012. Tectonic evolution of Pliocene-Pleistocene wedge-top basins of the southern Apennines: new constraints from magnetic fabric analysis. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 49, 492-509, doi: 10.1139/E11-067.
Quintà A. & Tavani S. 2012. The foreland deformation in the south-western Basque–Cantabrian Belt (Spain). Tectonophysics, 576–577, 4-19.
Tavani S. & Muñoz J.A. 2012. Mesozoic rifting in the Basque–Cantabrian Basin (Spain): Inherited faults, transversal structures and stress perturbation. Terra Nova, 24, 70–76.
Tavani S., Storti F., Bausà J. & Muñoz J.A. 2012. Late thrusting extensional collapse at the mountain front of the northern Apennines (Italy). Tectonics 31 (4), TC4019.
Vitale S., Dati F., Mazzoli S., Ciarcia S., Guerriero V. & Iannace A. 2012. Modes and timing of fracture network development in poly-deformed carbonate reservoir analogues, Mt. Chianello, southern Italy. Journal of Structural Geology, 37, 223-235, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2012.01.005.
Boix C., Frijia G., Vicedo V., Bernaus J.M., Di Lucia M., Parente M. , Caus E. 2011. Larger Foraminifera distribution and strontium isotope stratigraphy of the La Cova limestones (Coniacian−Santonian, “Serra del Montsec”, Pyrenees, NE Spain). Cretaceous Research, 32 (6), 806-822. doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2011.05.009
Guerriero V., Vitale S., Ciarcia S. & Mazzoli S. 2011. Improved statistical multi-scale analysis of fractured reservoir analogues. Tectonophysics, 504, 14-24, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.01.003.
Iannace A., Capuano M. & Galluccio, L. 2011. "Dolomites and dolomites" in Mesozoic platform carbonates of the Southern Apennines: Geometric distribution, petrography and geochemistry. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 310 (3-4), 324-339.
Spina V., Tondi E., Galli P. & Mazzoli S. 2011. Complex basin development in a wrench-dominated back-arc area: Tectonic evolution of the Crati Basin, Calabria, Italy. Journal of Geodynamics, 51, 90-109, doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2010.05.00
Tavani S., Mencos J., Bausà J. & Muñoz J.A. 2011. The fracture pattern of the Sant Corneli-Bóixols oblique inversion anticline (Spanish Pyrenees). Journal of Structural Geology, 33, 1662-1680.
Tavani S., Quintà A. & Granado P. 2011. Cenozoic right-lateral wrench tectonics in the Western Pyrenees (Spain): The Ubierna Fault System. Tectonophysics, 509, 238–253.
Tavani S., Storti F., Soleimany B., Fallah M., Muñoz J.A. & Gambini R. 2011. Geometry, kinematics and fracture pattern of the Bangestan anticline, Zagros, SW Iran. Geological Magazine 148 (5-6), 964-979.
Vicedo V., Frijia G., Parente M. & Caus E. 2011. The Late Cretaceous genera Cuvillierinella, Cyclopseudedomia and Rhapydionina (Rhapydioninidae, Foraminiferida) in shallow water carbonates of Pylos (Peloponnese, Greece). Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 41 (2), 167–181. doi: 10.2113/gsjfr.41.2.167
Vitale S., Ciarcia S., Mazzoli S., Zaghloul M.N. 2011. Tectonic evolution of the ‘Liguride’ accretionary wedge in the Cilento area, southern Italy: a record of early Apennine geodynamics. Journal of Geodynamics 51, 25-36, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2008.10.011
Zattin M., Andreucci B., Jankowski L., Mazzoli S. & Szaniawski R. 2011. Neogene exhumation in the Outer Western Carpathians. Terra Nova, 23, 283-291, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2011.01011.x.
Brandano M., Morsilli M., Vannucci G., Parente M., Bosellini F. & Mateu-Vicens G. 2010. Rhodolith-rich lithofacies of the Porto Badisco Calcarenites (upper Chattian, Salento, southern Italy). Ital.J.Geosci. (Boll.Soc.Geol.It.), Vol. 129, No. 1, 119-131, doi: 10.3301/IJG.2009.10
Corrado S.,Mazzoli S. & Zattin M. 2010. Testing the validity of organic and inorganic thermal indicators in different tectonic settings from continental subduction to collision: the case history of the Calabria-Lucania border (Southern Apennines, Italy). Journal of the Geological Society, London, 167, 985-999, doi: 10.1144/0016-76492009-137.
Guerriero V., Iannace A., Mazzoli S., Parente M., Vitale S. & Giorgioni M. 2010. Quantifying uncertainties in multi-scale studies of fractured reservoir analogues: Implemented statistical analysis of scan line data in carbonate rocks. Journal of Structural Geology, 32, 1271-1278, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2009.04.016.
 Mazzoli S., Jankowski L., Szaniawski R. & Zattin M. 2010. Low-T thermochronometric evidence for post-thrusting (< 11 Ma) exhumation in the Western Outer Carpathians, Poland. Comptes Rendus - Geoscience, 342, 162-169, doi: 10.1016/j.crte.2009.11.001
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