Publications

Here is the updated list of our most important (since 2009) scientific publications on Antarctic geology involving members of the group:

Balestrieri, M.L., Olivetti, V., Chew, D., Zurli, L., Zattin, M., Drakou, F., Cornamusini, G., Perotti, M. (2023) Recurrent E – W oscillations of the ice flow confluence of the East and West Antarctic ice sheets in the central Ross Sea, Antarctica, from the Middle Miocene to the present day. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2023.111885

Cornamusini, G., Zurli, L., Liberato, G.P., Corti, V., Gulbranson, E.L., Perotti, M., Sandroni, S. (2023) A lithostratigraphic reappraisal of a Permian-Triassic fluvial succession at Allan Hills (Antarctica) and implications for the terrestrial end-Permian extinction event. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 627, 111741. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2023.111741

Olivetti, V., Balestrieri, M.L., Chew, D., Zurli, L., Zattin, M., Pace, D., Drakou, F., Cornamusini, G., Perotti, M. (2023) Ice volume variations and provenance trends in the Oligocene-early Miocene glaciomarine sediments of the Central Ross Sea, Antarctica (DSDP Site 270). Global and Planetary Change, 104042. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2023.104042

Zurli, L., Cornamusini, G., Liberato, G.P., Conti, P. (2022) New data on the Late Paleozoic Ice Age glaciomarine successions from Tasmania (SE Australia). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2022.111210

Gulbranson, E.L., Mellum, M.M., Corti, V., Dahlseid, A., Atkinson, B.A., Ryberg, P.E., Cornamusini, G. (2022) Paleoclimate-induced stress on polar forested ecosystems prior to the Permian–Triassic mass extinction. Scientific Reports – Nature Portfolio, 128702. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-12842-w

Olivetti, V., Cattò, S., Zattin, M. (2022) Increased erosion of high-elevation land during late Cenozoic: evidence from detrital thermochronology off-shore Greenland. Scientific Reports – Nature Portfolio, 12(1), 10.1038/s41598-022-14129-6

Talarico, F.M., Ghezzo, C., Kleinschmidt, G. (2022) The Antarctic Continent in Gondwana: a perspective from the Ross Embayment and Potential Research Targets for Future Investigations. Antarctic Climate Evolution. Elsevier, 219-296. 10.1016/B978-0-12-819109-5.00004-9

Zurli, L., Perotti, M., Talarico, F. M. (2022) Data report: petrology of gravel-sized clasts from Site U1521 core, IODP Expedition 374, Ross Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 374, https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.374.201.2022

Zurli, L., Cornamusini, G., Woo, J., Liberato, G.P., Han, S., Kim, Y., Talarico, F.M. (2022) Detrital zircons from Late Paleozoic Ice Age sequences in Victoria Land (Antarctica): New constraints on the glaciation of southern Gondwana. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 134 (1-2): 160–178. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/B35905.1

Marschalek, J.W., Zurli, L., Talarico, F. et al. (2021) A large West Antarctic Ice Sheet explains early Neogene sea-level amplitude. Nature, 600450–455. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04148-0

Gulbranson, E.L., Cornamusini, G., Ryberg, P.E., Corti, V.,  (2020) When does large woody debris influence ancient rivers? Dendrochronology applications in the Permian and Triassic, Antarctica. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 541, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109544

Cornamusini, G., Corti, V., Liberato, G.P., Perotti, M., Sandroni, S., Talarico, F.M. (2020) Foreste fossili in Antartide. Geologicamente, 1: 26-35. https://doi.org/10.3301/GM.2020.01

Balestrieri, M.L., Olivetti, V., Rossetti, F., Gautheron, C., Cattò S., Zattin, M. (2020) Topography, structural and exhumation history of the Admiralty Mountains region, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Geoscience Frontiers, 11, 1841-1858. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsf.2020.01.018

Li, X., Zattin, M., Olivetti, V. (2020) Apatite fission track signatures of the Ross Sea ice flows during the Last Glacial Maximum. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems21(10), e2019GC008749. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008749

Ferri, F., Cesare, B., Bartoli, O., Ferrero, S., Palmeri, R., Remusat, L., Poli, S. (2020). Melt inclusions at Mt. Edixon (Antarctica): Chemistry, petrology and implications for the evolution of the Lanterman range. Lithos, 374, 105685. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2020.105685

Li, X., Zattin, M., Olivetti, V. (2019) A detrital apatite fission‐track study of the CIROS‐2 sedimentary record: Tracing ice pathways in the Ross Sea area over the last 5 Ma. Terra Nova31(3), 271-280. https://doi.org/10.1111/ter.12396

Olivetti V., Rossetti F., Balestrieri M.L., Pace D., Cornamusini G., Talarico F.M. (2018) Variability in uplift, exhumation and crustal deformation along the Transantarctic Mountains front in southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Tectonophysics, 745: 229-244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2018.08.017

Perotti M., Zurli L., Sandroni S., Cornamusini G., Talarico F.M. (2018) Provenance of Ross Sea Drift in McMurdo Sound (Antarctica) and implications for middle-Quaternary to LGM glacial transport: new evidences from petrographic data. Sedimentary Geology, 371, 41-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2018.04.009

Field, B.D., Browne, G.H., Fielding, C.R., Florindo, F., Harwood, D.M., Judge, S.A., Krissek, L.A., Panter, K.S., Passchier, S., Pekar, S.F., Sandroni, S., Talarico, F.M. (2018) A sedimentological record of early Miocene ice advance and retreat, AND-2A drill hole, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Geosphere, 14 (4): 1780–1803. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01592.1

Palmeri, R., Godard, G., Di Vincenzo, G., Sandroni, S., Talarico, F.M. (2018) High-pressure granulite-facies metamorphism in central Dronning Maud Land (East Antarctica): Implications for Gondwana assembly. Lithos, 300-301, 361-377. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2017.12.014

Ferrero, S., Godard, G., Palmeri, R., Wunder, B., Cesare, B. (2018) Partial melting of ultramafic granulites from Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica: Constraints from melt inclusions and thermodynamic modeling. American Mineralogist, 103(4), 610-622. https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2018-6214

Cornamusini G., Talarico F.M., Cirilli S., Spina A., Olivetti V., Woo J. (2017) Upper Paleozoic glacigenic deposits of Gondwana: Stratigraphy and paleoenvironmental significance of a tillite succession in Northern Victoria Land (Antarctica). Sedimentary Geology, 358, 51-69, doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.07.002

Perotti, M., Andreucci, B., Talarico, F., Zattin, M., Langone, A. (2017) Multianalytical provenance analysis of Eastern Ross Sea LGM till sediments (Antarctica): Petrography, geochronology, and thermochronology detrital data. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 2275– 2304, doi:10.1002/2016GC006728.

Liberato G.P., Cornamusini G., Perotti M., Sandroni S., Talarico F.M. (2017) Stratigraphy of a Permian-Triassic fluvial-dominated succession in Southern Victoria Land (Antarctica): preliminary data. Journ. Medit. Earth Sci., 9, 167-171.

Godard, G., Reynes, J., Bascou, J., Ménot, R. P., Palmeri, R. (2017) First rocks sampled in Antarctica (1840): Insights into the landing area and the Terre Adélie craton. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 349(1), 12-21.

Levy R., Harwood D., Florindo F., Sangiorgi F., Tripati R., von Eynatten H., Gasson E., Kuhn G., Tripati A., Deconto R., Fielding C., Field B., et al., SMS Science Team (2016) Antarctic ice sheet sensitivity to atmospheric CO2 variations in the early to mid-Miocene. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sc., 113, 3453-3458, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1516030113.

Cornamusini G., Talarico F.M. (2016) Miocene Antarctic ice dynamics in the Ross Embayment (Western Ross Sea, Antarctica): Insights from provenance analyses of sedimentary clasts in the AND-2A drill core. Global and Planetary Change, 146, p. 38-52, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.09.001

Galeotti, S., DeConto, R., Naish, T., Stocchi, P., Florindo, F., Pagani, M., Barrett, P., Bohaty, S.M., Lanci, L., Pollard, D., Sandroni, S., Talarico, F.M., Zachos, J.C. (2016) Antarctic Ice Sheet variability across the Eocene-Oligocene boundary climate transition. Science, 352, 10.1126/science.aab0669

Di Vincenzo, G., Horton, F., Palmeri, R. (2016) Protracted (~ 30 Ma) eclogite-facies metamorphism in northern Victoria Land (Antarctica): Implications for the geodynamics of the Ross/Delamerian Orogen. Gondwana Research, 40, 91-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2016.08.005

Rugi, F., Udisti, Becagli, S., Frosini, D., Giorgetti, G., Kuhn, G. et al., (2015) One-million year Rare Earth Element stratigraphies along an Antarctic marine sediment core. Microchem. Journ., 122, 164-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2015.04.020

Olivetti, V., Balestrieri, M.L., Rossetti, F., Thomson, S.N., Talarico, F.M., Zattin, M. (2015) Evidence of a full West Antarctic Ice Sheet back to the early Oligocene: insight from double dating of detrital apatites in Ross Sea sediments. Terra Nova, 27, 238-246, https://doi.org/10.1111/ter.12153

Zattin, M., Pace, D., Andreucci, B., Rossetti, F., Talarico, F.M. (2014) Cenozoic erosion of the Transantarctic Mountains: A source-to-sink thermochronological study. Tectonophysics, 630, 158-165. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.05.022

Cowan, E.A., Christoffersen, P., Powell, R., Talarico, F.M. (2014) Dynamics of the late Plio–Pleistocene West Antarctic Ice Sheet documented in subglacial diamictites, AND-1B drill core. Global and Planetary Change, 119, 56-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.05.011

Talarico, F., Pace, D., Levy, R. (2013) Provenance of basement erratics in Quaternary coastal moraines, southern McMurdo Sound, and implications for the source of Eocene sedimentary rocks. Antarctic Science, 25(5), 681-695. doi:10.1017/S0954102013000072

Olivetti, V., Balestrieri, M.L., Rossetti, F., Talarico, F.M. (2013) Tectonic and climatic signals from apatite detrital fission track analysis of the Cape Roberts Project core records, South Victoria Land, Antarctica. Tectonophysics, 594, 80-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.03.017

Godard, G., Palmeri, R. (2013) High-pressure metamorphism in Antarctica from the Proterozoic to the Cenozoic: A review and geodynamic implications. Gondwana Research, 23(3), 844-864. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2012.07.012

Zattin, M., Andreucci, B., Thomson, S. N., Reiners, P. W., Talarico, F. M. (2012) New constraints on the provenance of the ANDRILL AND-2A succession (western Ross Sea, Antarctica) from apatite triple dating, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, Q10016, doi:10.1029/2012GC004357.

Wilson, G.S., Levy, R.H., Naish, T.R., Powell, R.D., Florindo, F., et al., (2012) Neogene tectonic and climatic evolution of the Western Ross Sea, Antarctica — Chronology of events from the AND-1B drill hole. Global and Planetary Change, 96-97, 189-203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.05.019

Talarico, F.M., McKay, R., Powell, R., Sandroni, S., Naish, T. (2012) Late Cenozoic oscillations of Antarctic ice sheets revealed by provenance of basement clasts and grain detrital modes in ANDRILL core AND-1B. Global and Planetary Change, 96-97, 23-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.12.002

McKay, R., Naish, T., Powell, R., Barrett, P., Scherer, R., Talarico, F.M., et al., (2012) Pleistocene variability of Antarctic ice sheet extent in the Ross embayment. Quaternary Science Reviews34, 93-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.12.012

Galeotti, S., Lanci, L., Florindo, F., Naish, T. R., Sagnotti, L., Sandroni, S., Talarico, F. M. (2012) Cyclochronology of the Eocene–Oligocene transition from the Cape Roberts Project-3 core, Victoria Land basin, Antarctica. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 335, 84-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.08.011

Monien, D., Kuhn, G., von Eynatten, H., Talarico, F. M. (2012) Geochemical provenance analysis of fine-grained sediment revealing Late Miocene to recent Paleo-Environmental changes in the Western Ross Sea, Antarctica. Global and Planetary Change96, 41-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2010.05.001

Palmeri, R., Sandroni, S., Godard, G., Ricci, C. A. (2012) Boninite-derived amphibolites from the Lanterman-Mariner suture (northern Victoria Land, Antarctica): New geochemical and petrological data. Lithos, 140, 200-223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2012.02.001

Talarico, F. M., Pace, D., Sandroni, S. (2011) Amphibole-bearing metamorphic clasts in ANDRILL AND-2A core: A provenance tool to unravel the Miocene glacial history in the Ross Embayment (western Ross Sea, Antarctica). Geosphere7(4), 922-937. https://doi.org/10.1130/GES00653.1

Talarico, F. M., Sandroni, S. (2011) Early Miocene basement clasts in ANDRILL AND-2A core and their implications for paleoenvironmental changes in the McMurdo Sound region (western Ross Sea, Antarctica). Glob. Planet. Change78(1-2), 23-35. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.05.002

Venuti, A., Florindo, F., Caburlotto, A., Hounslow, M. W., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Strada, E., Talarico, F. M., Cavallo, A. (2011) Late Quaternary sediments from deep-sea sediment drifts on the Antarctic Peninsula Pacific margin: Climatic control on provenance of minerals, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B06104, doi:10.1029/2010JB007952.

Passchier, S., Browne, G., Field, B., Fielding, C. R., Krissek, L. A., Panter, K., ANDRILL-SMS Science Team. (2011) Early and middle Miocene Antarctic glacial history from the sedimentary facies distribution in the AND-2A drill hole, Ross Sea, Antarctica. GSA Bulletin, 123(11-12), 2352-2365. https://doi.org/10.1130/B30334.1

Palmeri, R., Talarico, F. M., Ricci, C. A. (2011) Ultrahigh‐pressure metamorphism at the Lanterman Range (northern Victoria Land, Antarctica). Geological Journal46(2‐3), 126-136.  10.1002/gj.1243

Sandroni, S., Talarico, F. M. (2011) The record of Miocene climatic events in AND-2A drill core (Antarctica): Insights from provenance analyses of basement clasts. Global and Planetary Change75(1-2), 31-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2010.10.002

Crispini, L., Federico, L., Capponi, G., Talarico, F.M. (2011). The Dorn gold deposit in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica: Structure, hydrothermal alteration, and implications for the Gondwana Pacific margin. Gondwana Research, 19(1), 128-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2010.03.010

Rossetti, F., Vignaroli, G., Di Vincenzo, G., Gerdes, A., Ghezzo, C., Theye, T., Balsamo, F. (2011). Long‐lived orogenic construction along the paleo‐Pacific margin of Gondwana (Deep Freeze Range, North Victoria Land, Antarctica). Tectonics30(4). https://doi.org/10.1029/2010TC002804

Rocchi, S., Bracciali, L., Di Vincenzo, G., Gemelli, M., Ghezzo, C. (2011) Arc accretion to the early Paleozoic Antarctic margin of Gondwana in Victoria Land. Gondwana Research, 19(3), 594-607. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2010.08.001

Zattin, M., Talarico, F. M., Sandroni, S. (2010) Integrated provenance and detrital thermochronology studies on the ANDRILL AND‐2A drill core: Late Oligocene–Early Miocene exhumation of the Transantarctic Mountains (southern Victoria Land, Antarctica). Terra Nova, 22(5), 361-368. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3121.2010.00958.x

Frank, T. D., Gui, Z., ANDRILL SMS Science Team (2010) Cryogenic origin for brine in the subsurface of southern McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Geology, 38(7), 587-590. https://doi.org/10.1130/G30849.1

Talarico, F. M., Sandroni, S. (2009) Provenance signatures of the Antarctic Ice Sheets in the Ross Embayment during the Late Miocene to Early Pliocene: the ANDRILL AND-1B core record. Global and Planetary Change, 69(3), 103-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.04.007

Giorgetti, G., Talarico, F., Sandroni, S., Zeoli, A. (2009) Provenance of Pleistocene sediments in the ANDRILL AND-1B drillcore: Clay and heavy mineral data. Global and Planetary Change, 69(3), 94-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.03.018

McKay, R., Browne, G., Carter, L., Cowan, E., Dunbar, G., Krissek, L., Naish, T., Powell, R., Reed, J., Talarico, F.M., Wilch, T. (2009) The stratigraphic signature of the late Cenozoic Antarctic Ice Sheets in the Ross Embayment. Geological Society of America Bulletin121(11-12), 1537-1561. https://doi.org/10.1130/B26540.1

Palmeri, R., Chmielowski, R., Sandroni, S., Talarico, F., Ricci, C. A. (2009) Petrology of the eclogites from western Tasmania: Insights into the Cambro-Ordovician evolution of the paleo-Pacific margin of Gondwana. Lithos, 109(3-4), 223-239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2008.06.016

Naish, T., Powell, R., Levy, R., Wilson, G., Scherer, R., Talarico, F., et al. (2009). Obliquity-paced Pliocene West Antarctic ice sheet oscillations. Nature458(7236), 322-328. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature07867

Warny, S., Askin, R. A., Hannah, M. J., Mohr, B. A., Raine, J. I., Harwood, D. M., Florindo, F., SMS Science Team. (2009) Palynomorphs from a sediment core reveal a sudden remarkably warm Antarctica during the middle Miocene. Geology, 37(10), 955-958. https://doi.org/10.1130/G30139A.1

Palmeri, R., Frezzotti, M. L., Godard, G., Davies, R. J. (2009) Pressure‐induced incipient amorphization of α‐quartz and transition to coesite in an eclogite from Antarctica: a first record and some consequences. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 27(9), 685-705. 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2009.00843.x

Bracciali, L., Di Vincenzo, G., Rocchi, S., Ghezzo, C. (2009) The Tiger Gabbro from northern Victoria Land, Antarctica: the roots of an island arc within the early Palaeozoic margin of Gondwana. Journal of the Geological Society166(4), 711-724. https://doi.org/10.1144/0016-76492008-098

Rocchi, S., Di Vincenzo, G., Ghezzo, C., Nardini, I. (2009) Granite-lamprophyre connection in the latest stages of the early Paleozoic Ross Orogeny (Victoria Land, Antarctica). Geological Society of America Bulletin, 121(5-6), 801-819. https://doi.org/10.1130/B26342.1