Personale docente

Massimiliano Ghinassi

Professore associato confermato


Indirizzo: VIA G. GRADENIGO, 6 - PADOVA . . .

Telefono: 0498279181

Fax: 0498279111


- 2000 MS, Earth Sciences, University of Florence (advisor Prof. M. Sagri)
- 2004 PhD, Earth Sciences, University of Siena (advisor Prof. A. Lazzarotto)
- 2005-2006 Postdoctoral fellow, Earth Sciences, University of Florence
- 2006-2007 Postdoctoral fellow, Earth Sciences, University of Padova
- 2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Padova
- 2015 Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Padova

- facies analysis and stratigraphy of siliciclastic systems
- linking morphodynamics of fluvial and tidal meanders with sedimentary features of related point bars
- late Holocene sedimentary record of the Venice Lagoon
- depositional dynamics of Precambrian rivers
- tectono-sedimentary evolution of extensional basins of the East Africa Rift


• Roner, M., D'Alpaos, A., Ghinassi, M., Marani, M., Silvestri, S., Franceschinis, E., & Realdon, N. (2015). Spatial variation of salt-marsh organic and inorganic deposition and organic carbon accumulation: Inferences from the Venice lagoon, Italy. Advances in Water Resources. In press
• Ghinassi, M., Ielpi, A., Aldinucci, M., & Fustic, M. (2016). Downstream-migrating fluvial point bars in the rock record. Sedimentary Geology. 334, 66-96
• Ghinassi, M., & Ielpi, A. (2016). Morphodynamics and facies architecture of streamflow-dominated, sand-rich alluvial fans, Pleistocene Upper Valdarno Basin, Italy. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 440, SP440-1. In press
• Nalin R., Ghinassi M., Foresi L. M. & Dallanave E. Stratigraphic expression of a pulse of carbonate deposition across restricted basins of the Central Mediterranean (Piacenzian, Northwestern Apennines). Journal of Sedimentary Research. In press

• Bianchi V., Ghinassi M., Aldinucci M., Boaga J., Brogi A., & Deiana R. (2015). Tectonically driven deposition and landscape evolution within upland incised valleys: Ambra Valley fill, Pliocene–Pleistocene, Tuscany, Italy. Sedimentology, , 62, 897-927.
• Ghinassi M., D'Oriano F., Benvenuti M., Fedi M. & Awramik S., (2015). Along-strike variability of shoreline lacustrine facies in response to millennial-century scale climate changes (Lake Hayk, Northern Ethiopia). Journal of Sedimentary Research 85, 381-398
• Bianchi V., Salles T., Ghinassi M., Billi P., Dallanave E. & Duclaux G. (2015). Numerical modeling of tectonically-driven deposition in upland incised valleys: the Pliocene-Pleistocene Ambra Valley (Tuscany, Italy). Geomorphology 241, 353-370
• Ghinassi, M., & Ielpi, A. (2015). Stratal Architecture and Morphodynamics of Downstream-Migrating Fluvial Point Bars (Jurassic Scalby Formation, UK). Journal of Sedimentary Research, 85(9), 1123-1137.
• Ielpi, A., & Ghinassi, M. (2015). Planview style and palaeodrainage of Torridonian channel belts: Applecross Formation, Stoer Peninsula, Scotland. Sedimentary Geology, 325, 1-16
• Gobo, K., Ghinassi, M., & Nemec, W. (2015). Gilbert‐type deltas recording short‐term base‐level changes: Delta‐brink morphodynamics and related foreset facies. Sedimentology, 62(7), 1923-1949.
• Ghinassi, M., Oms, O., Papini, M., Scarciglia, F., Carnevale, G., Sani, F., ... & Bondioli, L. (2015). An integrated study of the Homo-bearing Aalat stratigraphic section (Eritrea): An expanded continental record at the Early–Middle Pleistocene transition. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 112, 163-185.