FONTANA ALESSANDRO

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Qualification Ricercatore universitario confermato
Scientific sector GEO/04 - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND GEOMORPHOLOGY
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Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 Dipartimento di Geoscienze Disponibilità anche in altri giorni e orario, previo accordo via mail o telefonico
(updated on 10/07/2013 19:18)

Proposals for thesis
Ricerche con attività di terreno riguardante il rilevamento di zone di pianura e costiere per le problematiche geomorfologiche e stratigrafiche.
Ricerche geoarcheologiche riguardanti sistemi insediativi e singoli siti dal Paleolitico superiore al Medioevo.
Ricerche sulle variazioni del livello marino in aree del Mediterraneo.

Curriculum Vitae
Alessandro Fontana (1975) is assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Padova. He is a geomorphologist and Quaternary geologist with interest in the geomorphology of the alluvial and coastal environments and in the geoarchaeological aspects. His research focused on the interplay between fluvial systems, sea-level variations and ancient human settlements.
Laurea cum laude in Geological Sciences (1999) and PhD in Man and Environment (2003) at the University of Padua. Research fellow and surveyor of the Geological Map of Italy (2004-06), since 2006 assistant professor in Physical Geography and Geomorphology at the Department of Geography of Padova; since 2012 at the Department of Geosciences. He is responsible of the course of Applied Geomorphology for master in Geology since 2007 and, since 2013, he has the habilitation for the position of associate professor in Geomorphology in Italy. He was secretary of AIQUA (Italian Association of Quaternary Sciences) in 2009-2012 and, since 2016, he is secretary of the "HEX: Palaeohydrology and fluvial archives - extreme and critical events" (1622F), an International Focus Group of INQUA.
Geomorphologist with experience in Quaternary geology, pedology and geoarchaeology, dealing with the Late Pleistocene and Holocene evolution of alluvial and coastal-lagoon environments through field survey, boreholes, remote sensing and geophysical investigations. Interested in reconstruction of sea-level change through geomorphological, stratigraphical and archaeological indicators; expert in geomorphological and geological mapping, director of the survey of several sheets of the Geological technical Map of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. He mainly studied the Late Pleistocene and Holocene evolution of the Venetian-Friulian Plain and of the Adriatic Sea, but joined also some missions abroad (Hungary, Burkina Faso, Croatia, Slovenia, Monte Negro). He supervised the geoarchaeological study of about 60 archaeological excavations and, in collaboration with CNR-ISMAR (Bologna), he joined 5 oceanographic missions in Adriatic on research vessel Urania.

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List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SC1180 COMMON SC01122959 APPLIED GEOMORPHOLOGY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
6 1st Year Second
semester
ITA ALESSANDRO FONTANA
SC1162 COMMON SCN1037425 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
8 1st Year First
semester
ITA PAOLO MOZZI