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The University of Aberdeen Dept. of Geology and Petroleum Geology
University of Aberdeen
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Aberdeen AB24 3UF, UK



Lecturer in Petroleum Geosciences, University of Aberdeen (May 2016 - Present)
Research scientist at the Institute of Marine Sciences, ISMAR-CNR, Italy (May 2014 - May 2016)
Research fellow at the Institute of Marine Sciences, ISMAR-CNR, Italy (May 2013 - May 2014)
Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Marine Sciences, ISMAR-CNR, Italy (May 2011 - May 2013)

Ph.D. in Marine Geology, University of Bologna, Italy (27 April 2011)
M.Sc. in Geophysics, University of Trieste, Italy, 110/110 cum Laude (26 October 2007)
B.Sc. in Earth Science, University of Bologna, Italy, 110/110 (10 March 2005)


Current Research

Project 1 - Sediment dynamics and destabilization of continental margins: Predicting shelf and slope instability under a changing climate.
Project 2 - Submarine Landslides and Mass Transport Deposits from Geohazards to Georesources: An integrated field-numerical approach.
Project 3 - Gas hydrates in the North Atlantic Ocean: Sea bed instabilities and future climate change.
Details at https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=83432&LID=4130
Project 4 - Bottom currents and continental margin growth across the Equatorial Atlantic Ocean.
Details at: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=83071&LID=3149
Project 5 - Sedimentary architecture on the Bengal Fan, Earth’s largest sediment body.
Details at: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=83462&LID=3149
Project 6 - Modeling fluid/magma migration in volcanoes and its relation with volcano growth and collapse.
Details at: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=83080&LID=3149


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Contributions to Journals


  • Maselli, V., Pellegrini, C., Del Bianco, F., Mercorella, A., Nones, M., Crose, L., Guerrero, M. & Nittrouer, JA. (in press). 'River morphodynamic evolution under dam-induced backwater: an example from the Po river (Italy)'. Journal of Sedimentary Research.
  • Jalali, B., Sicre, M-A, Klein, V., Schmidt, S., Maselli, V., Lirer, F., Bassetti, M-A, Toucanne, S., Jorry, SJ., Insinga, D., Petrosino, P. & Châles, F. (2018). 'Deltaic and Coastal Sediments as Recorders of Mediterranean Regional Climate and Human Impact Over the Past Three Millennia'. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, vol 33, no. 6, pp. 579-593.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1029/2017PA003298
  • Maselli, V. & Kneller, B. 'Bottom currents, submarine mass failures and halokinesis at the toe of the Sigsbee Escarpment (Gulf of Mexico): Contrasting regimes during lowstand and highstand conditions?'. Marine Geology, vol 401, pp. 36-65.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2018.04.001
    [Link] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025322718300458
  • Pellegrini, C., Asioli, A., Bohacs, KM., Drexler, TM., Feldman, HR., Sweet, ML., Maselli, V., Rovere, M., Gamberi, F., Valle, GD. & Trincardi, F. 'The late Pleistocene Po River lowstand wedge in the Adriatic Sea: Controls on architecture variability and sediment partitioning'. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol 96, pp. 16-50.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.03.002
  • Madricardo, F., Foglini, F., Kruss, A., Ferrarin, C., Pizzeghello, NM., Murri, C., Rossi, M., Bajo, M., Bellafiore, D., Campiani, E., Fogarin, S., Grande, V., Janowski, L., Keppel, E., Leidi, E., Lorenzetti, G., Maicu, F., Maselli, V., Mercorella, A., Montereale Gavazzi, G., Minuzzo, T., Pellegrini, C., Petrizzo, A., Prampolini, M., Remia, A., Rizzetto, F., Rovere, M., Sarretta, A., Sigovini, M., Sinapi, L., Umgiesser, G. & Trincardi, F. (2017). 'High resolution multibeam and hydrodynamic datasets of tidal channels and inlets of the Venice Lagoon'. SIGMOD Record, vol 4, 170121.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2017.121
    [Online] AURA: Scientific_Data.pdf
  • Pellegrini, C., Maselli, V., Gamberi, F., Asioli, A., Bohacs, KM., Drexler, TM. & Trincardi, F. (2017). 'How to make a 350-m-thick lowstand systems tract in 17,000 years: The Late Pleistocene Po River (Italy) lowstand wedge'. Geology, vol 45, no. 4, pp. 327-330.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1130/G38848.1
    [Online] AURA: Geology_2017_Pellegrini_327_30.pdf
  • Tesi, T., Asioli, A., Minisini, D., Maselli, V., Dalla Valle, G., Gamberi, F., Langone, L., Cattaneo, A., Montagna, P. & Trincardi, F. (2017). 'Large-scale response of the Eastern Mediterranean thermohaline circulation to African monsoon intensification during sapropel S1 formation'. Quaternary Science Reviews, vol 159, pp. 139-154.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.01.020
    [Online] AURA: JQSR_2016_10_Revision_1_V0_22.pdf
  • Marini, M., Maselli, V., Campanelli, A., Foglini, F. & Grilli, F. (2016). 'Role of the Mid-Adriatic deep in dense water interception and modification'. Marine Geology, vol 375, pp. 5-14.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2015.08.015
  • Pellegrini, C., Maselli, V. & Trincardi, F. (2016). 'Pliocene–Quaternary contourite depositional system along the south-western Adriatic margin: changes in sedimentary stacking pattern and associated bottom currents'. Geo-Marine Letters, vol 36, no. 1, pp. 67-79.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1007/s00367-015-0424-4
  • Taviani, M., Franchi, F., Angeletti, L., Correggiari, A., Lopez-Correa, M., Maselli, V., Mazzoli, C. & Peckmann, J. (2015). 'Biodetrital carbonates on the Adriatic continental shelf imprinted by oxidation of seeping hydrocarbons'. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol 66, no. Part 3, pp. 511-531.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.03.015
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