[Alt key + 1] Skip to content
[Alt key + 2] Skip to main menu
[Alt key + 3] Skip to second level menu
School Courses Research Services Events
professors & researchers
pascucci vincenzo

Vincenzo Pascucci

Professore Ordinario in Geologia stratigrafica e sedimentologica GEO/02

+39 079 228685
Via Piandanna 4,
07100 Sassari
Office hours for students
by appointment
Short CV

Born in Milano (Italy) on December 12th, 1965, he is full Professor at the Architecture, Design and Planning Department of the University of Sassari.

He graduated in Geological Sciences at Siena University on July 17th, 1990. From 1992 to 1996 he did his Ph.D. at the Earth Sciences Department of the University of Siena. During the Ph.D. he went several times to Canada c/o the University of Guelph (Ontario), the Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia), and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Nova Scotia) to learn new techniques and develop a background in the field of Marine Geology, in particular of seismic-stratigraphy.
On 1997 he received the Killam Post-doctoral fellowship c/o the Dalhousie University of Halifax (Nova Scotia), where he spent 13 months between July 1997 and August 1998.
On 1999-2000 he received a fellowship from the University of Siena, and from the 2000 to the 2002 he had a two year Assistant Researcher position c/o the Earth Sciences Department of the University of Siena.
From September 2002 to July 2011 he was Associate Professor c/o the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the University of Sassari and since 2009 at the Department of Botany, Ecology and Geology). From the 28th July 2011 he covers the position of Full Professor at the Nature and Land Resources Science of the University of Sassari and where he teaches Marine Geology and Sedimentology for the degree “Laurea” in Natural Sciences.

1) International Association of Sedimentologist (IAS) (General Secretary).
2) Società Geologica Italiana.
3) Associazione Italiana di Geologia del Sedimentario-GeoSed (President)
5) Killam Trusts
6) Associazione Speleologica SPELEOSIENA (President)

He is associate editor of Terra Nova international Journal (Wiley-Blackwell) and part of the editorial board/reviewer of several international journals. He is peer reviewer of the European Science Foundation (ESF) and of the Italian Ministry of Instruction, University and Research (MIUR).

He is courrently teaching Sedimentology and Applied Marine Geology at the “Laurea Magistrale” in Environment and land Management.

Main research interests concern extensional basin analysis, clastic sedimentology and Quaternary climate changes. Basin analysis has been mainly performed from 1992 to 2002 and sequence and seismic stratigraphy where the main used tools. In those times, studies where mainly addressed to the understanding the palaeogeographical and structural evolution of sedimentary Neogene-Quaternary basins developed during and post the collisional phases of the Northern Apennines and of the Carboniferous-Permo-Triassic basins of the Canadian Appalachians.
Quaternary climatic changes studies are nowadays his main goal. Several projects have been carried out on late Pleistocene-Holocene successions of the Mediterranean Sea. Recently these studies have been addressed to the evaluation of human impact on coastal evolution. In particular on how the humans can influence ecosystem changes at the century scale. All Quaternary studies are supported by Optical Stimulating Luminescence (OSL) age dating. A lab for OSL is running between the Universities of Sassari and Milano “Bicocca”.
In the 2009 he had organized the 27th IAS Regional Meeting and he is now the General Secretary of the International Association of Sedimentologists. He is President of the Italian Association of Sedimentary Geology (GeoSed).

Research projects
Main received research grants since 2008 are:
1. CONVENZIONE ARPAS (Ex. PROGEMISA SPA) (2006) – Marine geological maps: Sheets 1:50.000: F528 Oristano (Survey Director); F555 Igelsias (Coordinator); F500 Nuoro Est (Coordinator and Survey Director); F501 Orosei (Coordinator and Survey Director);
3. FONDO DI ATENEO (ex 60%) 2008-2009;
4. FONDO DI ATENEO (ex 60%) 2009-2010
5. CONVENZIONE MAFFEI-SARDA SILICATI (2009) – Multiple use of feldspatic sands
6. CONVENZIONE ENI (2010) – Progetto Sub-basalt;
7. CONVENZIONE EDISON (2010) – Archeological, land use and geological preliminary studies for a wind farm project;
8. 2010 - PREMIALITÀ REGIONALE Annualità 2009 (L.R. 7/2007)- I depositi costieri tardo quaternari della Sardegna: indicatori paleoclimatici e risorsa idrogeologica (resp. V. Pascucci).
9. 2011 - LR 7/2007 PROGETTI RICERCA DI BASE (BANDO 2008, granted 2011) Climatic variations and land use modification of coastal and inner areas of he pre and historical Sardinia due to human impact (Coord. Dr. Carla Del Vais).
10. 2012 - PREMIALITÀ REGIONALE Annualità 2012 (L.R. 7/2007) - La Patagonia Atlantica: ricerche su clima, ambiente e impatto antropico in una terra marginale (resp. V. Pascucci).