UCL Earth Sciences


Dr Alessio Fabbrini

Biostratigraphy & taxonomy of planktonic foraminifera; paleoecology; astrochronology


Alessio Fabbrini




Research AssociateKathleen Lonsdale, 101

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non-teaching appointment

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Telephone Number:

a.fabbrini@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6349 (56349)

Research Summary

My research focuses on the biostratigraphy and taxonomy of planktonic foraminifera. The possible applications of these calcareous microfossils are several such as biostratigraphy, paleoecology and astrochronology. They are one of the most important tool to reconstruct the paleoclimatic history of the oceans and they also allow stratigraphic correlations at global scale.
Currently, I'm involved in the Neogene Planktonic Foraminifera Working Group and in the PISTON Project, unravelling part of the taxonomic maze of the last 20 M.y. A reliable classification (taxonomy) of the fossil organisms is crucial to understand how new species evolved during the geological times.