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Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra



Full Professor

stratigraphy, sedimentology



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Curriculum vitae

Born in Bologna (Italy) on September 1st, 1959, graduated in Geological Sciences at Bologna University on 1983, he joined Agip S.p.A on 1986, working in the Sedimentology Unit.
Researcher at the CNR Institute of Marine Geology from 1990 to 2000; in this position he participated to several scientific projects and cruises on board of CNR research vessels in the Mediterranean Sea as scientist and chief scientist. Professor of Geology at the Earth Science Department of the University of Parma (Italy) since 2000. Member of the Commission for the National Scientific Abilitation 2012-2013 (ASN; area 04/A2).
He is currently coordinator of the Earth Sciences Scientific Committee of the University of Parma.

Research themes

Main research interests concern the sedimentology, physical-stratigraphy, palaeoceanography and palaeoecology of Neogene Mediterranean deposits, with particular attention to the problems related to the Messinian Salinity Crisis, the climatic control on high frequency cyclicity of siciliclastic sedimentary successions and to the relationships between tectonics and sedimentation in syn-orogenic basins.

Research Projects

He has been Principal Investigator of:

2003 PRIN-Cofin Project "The late Messinian Lago Mare event: high-resolution stratigraphy, tectonic and climatic control on high-frequency paleoenvironmental changes related to the final stage of the Messinian Salinity Crisis of the Mediterranean area" 
2006 PRIN-Cofin Project "Origin, timing and facies distribution of the Messinian Salt deposits in the basins of the central Mediterranean area (Sicily, Calabria and Tuscany) and their larger-scale implications for the Messinian salinity crisis"
2008 PRIN-Cofin Project "High-resolution stratigraphy, palaeoceanography and palaeoclimatology of the Mediterranean area during the Messinian salinity crisis"
2005-2008 - President of GeoSed, the Italian Association of Sedimentary Geology
2013 - Among the proponents of DREAM (Deep-sea Record of Mediterranean Messinian events)



in press

  • R. GENNARI, F. LOZAR, E. TURCO, F. DELA PIERRE, V. MANZI, M. NATALICCHIO, S. LUGLI, M. ROVERI, B.C. SCHREIBER, M. TAVIANI. Integrated stratigraphy and paleoceanographic evolution of the pre-evaporitic phase of the Messinian salinity crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean as recorded in the Tokhni section (Cyprus island). NEWSLETTERS ON STRATIGRAPHY.

  • V. KARAKITSIOS, M. ROVERI, S. LUGLI, V. MANZI, R. GENNARI, A. ANTONARAKOU, M. TRIANTAPHYLLOU, K. AGIADI, G. KONTAKIOTIS, N. KAFOUSIA and M. de RAFELIS. A record of the Messinian Salinity Crisis in the Eastern Ionian Tectonically Active Domain (Greece, Eastern Mediterranean). BASIN RESEARCH, DOI: 10.1111/bre.12173



  • M. REGHIZZI, R. GENNARI, E. DOUVILLE, S. LUGLI, V. MANZI, P. MONTAGNA, M. ROVERI, F.J. SIERRO, M. TAVIANI. Isotope stratigraphy (87Sr/86Sr, δ18O, δ13C) of the Sorbas basin (Betic Cordillera, Spain): Paleoceanographic evolution across the onset of the Messinian salinity crisis. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY, PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY, PALAEOECOLOGY, 469, 60-73.



  • M. ROVERI, R. GENNARI, S. LUGLI, V. MANZI, N. MINELLI, M. REGHIZZI, A. RIVA, M.E. ROSSI & B.C. SCHREIBER. The Messinian salinity crisis: open problems and possible implications for Mediterranean petroleum systems. PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE, 22, 283-290.

  • V. MANZI, R. GENNARI, S. LUGLI, N. MINELLI, M. ROVERI, M. REGHIZZI, B.C. SCHREIBER. Comment on Carbonate deposition and diagenesis in evaporitic environments: The evaporative and sulphur-bearing limestones during the settlement of the Messinian Salinity Crisis in Sicily and Calabria” by Caruso et al., 2015. Palaeo3, 429, 136162. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY, PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY, PALAEOECOLOGY, 459, 585-596.

  • J. KURODA, F.J. JIMENEZ-ESPEJO, T. NOZAKI, R. GENNARI, S. LUGLI. V. MANZI, M. ROVERI, R. FLECKER, F.J. SIERRO, T. YOSHIMURA, K. SUZUKI, N. OHKOUCHI, 2016. Miocene to Pleistocene osmium  isotopic records of the Mediterranean sediments. PALEOCEANOGRAPHY, 31, 148-166.

  • V. MANZI, S. LUGLI, M. ROVERI, F. DELA PIERRE, R. GENNARI, F. LOZAR, M. NATALICCHIO, B.C. SCHREIBER, M. TAVIANI, E. TURCO, 2016. The Messinian salinity crisis in Cyprus: a further step toward a new stratigraphic framework for Eastern Mediterranean. BASIN RESEARCH, 28, 207-236. DOI: 10.1111/bre.12107

  • T. YOSHIMURA, J. KURODA, S. LUGLI, Y. TAMENOFF, N.O. OGAWA, F.J. JIMENEZ-ESPEJO, Y. ISAJI, M. ROVERI, V. MANZI, H. KAWAHATA, N. OHKOUCHI, 2016. An X-ray spectroscopic perspective on Messinian evaporitefrom Sicily: Sedimentary fabrics, element distributions, and chemical environments of S and Mg. GEOCHIMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOSYSTEMS, 17, 1383-1400. doi:10.1002/2015GC006233 


  • S. LUGLI, V. MANZI, M. ROVERI. B.C.SCHREIBER (2015). The deep record of the Messinian salinity crisis: Evidence of a non-desiccated Mediterranean Sea. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, vol. 433, p. 201-218
  • S. FAUQUETTE, A. BERTINI, V. MANZI, M. ROVERI, A. ARGNANI, E. MENICHETTI (2014). Reconstruction of the Northern and Central Apennines (Italy) palaeoaltitudes during the late Neogene from pollen data. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
  • S. CAU, R. FRANCHI, M. ROVERI, M. TAVIANI (2015). The Pliocene-age Stirone River hydrocarbon chemoherm complex (Northern Apennines, Italy). MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, vol. 66, p. 582-595.


  • M. ROVERI, V. MANZI, A. BERGAMASCO, F.M. FALCIERI, R. GENNARI, S. LUGLI, B.C. SCHREIBER (2014). Dense shelf water cascading and Messinian canyons: a new scenario for the Mediterranean salinity crisis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, vol. 314, p. 751-784, ISSN: 0002-9599, doi: 10.2475/05.2014.03
  • M. NATALICCHIO, F. DELA PIERRE, S. LUGLI, T. K. LOWENSTEIN, S.J. FEINER, S. FERRANDO, V. MANZI, M. ROVERI, P. CLARI (2014). Did Late Miocene (Messinian) gypsum precipitate from evaporated marine brines? Insights from the Piedmont Basin (Italy). GEOLOGY, vol. 42, p. 179-182, ISSN: 0091-7613, doi: 10.1130/G34986.1
  • F. DELA PIERRE, P. CLARI, M. NATALICCHIO, S. FERRANDO, R. GIUSTETTO, F. LOZAR, S. LUGLI, V. MANZI, M. ROVERI, D. VIOLANTI  (2014). Flocculent layers and bacterial mats in the mudstone interbeds of the Primary Lower Gypsum unit (Tertiary Piedmont basin, NW Italy): Archives of palaeoenvironmental changes during the Messinian salinity crisis. MARINE GEOLOGY, vol. 355, p. 71-87, ISSN: 0025-3227, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2014.05.010
  • ROVERI M., LUGLI S., MANZI V., GENNARI R., SCHREIBER B.C. (2014). High-resolution strontium isotope stratigraphy of the Messinian deep Mediterranean basins: implications for marginal to central basins correlation.. MARINE GEOLOGY, vol. 349, p. 113-125, ISSN: 0025-3227, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2014.01.002
  • R.P.M. TOPPER, S. LUGLI, V. MANZI, M. ROVERI, P.Th. MEJERS (2014). Precessional control of Sr ratios in marginal basins during the Messinian salinity crisis?. GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOSYSTEMS, vol. 15, p. 1926-1944, ISSN: 1525-2027, doi: 10.1002/2013GC005192
  • M. ROVERI, R. FLECKER, W. KRIJGSMAN, J. LOFI, S. LUGLI, V. MANZI, F.J. SIERRO, A. BERTINI, A. CAMERLENGHI, G.J. DE LANGE, R. GOVERS, F.J. HILGEN, C. HUBSCHER, P.TH. MEIJER, M. STOICA (2014). The Messinian Salinity Crisis: past and future of a great challenge for marine sciences. MARINE GEOLOGY, vol. 352, p. 25-58, ISSN: 0025-3227, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2014.02.002


  • R. Gennari, V. Manzi, L. Angeletti, A. Bertini, U. Biffi, A. Ceregato, C. Faranda, E. Gliozzi, S. Lugli, E. Menichetti, A. Rosso, M. Roveri, M. Taviani (2013). A shallow water record of the onset of the Messinian salinity crisis in the Adriatic foredeep (Legnagnone section, Northern Apennines). PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, vol. 386, p. 145-164, ISSN: 0031-0182, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.05.015
  • V. Manzi, R. Gennari, F. Hilgen, W. Krijgsman, S. Lugli, M. Roveri, F. J. Sierro (2013). Age refinement of the Messinian salinity crisis onset in the Mediterranean. TERRA NOVA, vol. 25, p. 315-322, ISSN: 0954-4879, doi: 10.1111/ter.12038
  • S. Lugli, R. Gennari, Z. Gvirtzman, V. Manzi, M. Roveri, B. C. Schreiber (2013). Evidence of Clastic Evaporites In the Canyons of the Levant Basin (Israel): Implications For the Messinian Salinity Crisis. JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH, vol. 83, p. 942-954, ISSN: 1527-1404, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2013.72
  • S. Cau, M. Taviani, V. Manzi, M. Roveri (2013). Paleoecological, bio-sedimentological and taphonomic analysis of Plio-Pleistocene biocalcarenite deposits from northern Apennines and Sicily (Italy) . JOURNAL OF MEDITERRANEAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol. 5, p. 35-37, ISSN: 2037-2272
  • N. Minelli, V. Manzi, M. Roveri (2013). The record of the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum in the Ager Basin (Central Pyrenees, Spain). GEOLOGICA ACTA, vol. 11, p. 421-441, ISSN: 1695-6133, doi: 10.1344/105.000002061


  • V. Manzi, R. Gennari, S. Lugli, M. Roveri, N. Scafetta, B. Charlotte Schreiber (2012). High-frequency cyclicity in the Mediterranean Messinian evaporites: evidence for solar-lunar climate forcing. JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH, vol. 82, p. 991-1005, ISSN: 1527-1404, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2012.81
  • F. Dela Pierre, P. Clari, E. Bernardi, M. Natalicchio, E. Costa, S. Cavagna, F. Lozar, S. Lugli, V. Manzi, M. Roveri, D. Violanti (2012). Messinian carbonate-rich beds of the Tertiary Piedmont Basin (NW Italy): Microbially-mediated products straddling the onset of the salinity crisis. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, vol. 344-345, p. 78-93, ISSN: 0031-0182, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.05.022
  • S. Omodeo-Salè, R. Gennari, S. Lugli, V. Manzi, M. Roveri (2012). Tectonic and climatic control on the Late Messinian sedimentary evolution of the Nijar Basin (Betic Cordillera, Southern Spain). BASIN RESEARCH, vol. 24, p. 314-337, ISSN: 0950-091X, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00527.x


  • V. Manzi, R. Gennari, S. Lugli, M. Roveri, B.C. Schreiber (2011). The Messinian "Calcare di Base" (Sicily, Italy) revisited. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, vol. 123, p. 347-370, ISSN: 0016-7606, doi: 10.1130/B30262.1
  • F. Dela Pierre, E. Bernardi, S. Cavagna, P. Clari, R. Gennari, A. Irace, F. Lozar, S. Lugli, V. Manzi, M. Natalicchio, M. Roveri, D. Violanti (2011). The record of the Messinian salinity crisis in the Tertiary Piedmont Basin (NW Italy): The Alba section revisited. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, vol. 310, p. 238-255, ISSN: 0031-0182


  • LUGLI S., MANZI V., ROVERI M. and SCHREIBER B.C., 2010. The Primary Lower Gypsum in the Mediterranean: A new facies interpretation for the first stage of the Messinian salinity crisis. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY, PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY, PALAEOECOLOGY, 297, 83-99.
  • PANIERI G., LUGLI S., MANZI V., ROVERI M., SCHREIBER B.C and PALINSKA K.A., 2010. Ribosomal Rna gene fragments from fossilized Cyanobacteria identified in primary gypsum from the Late Miocene, Italy. GEOBIOLOGY, 8. 101-111.
  • TRUA T., MANZI V., ROVERI M. and ARTONI A., 2010. The Messinian volcaniclastic layers of the Northern Apennines: evidence for the initial phases of the Southern Tyrrhenian spreading? ITALIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES, 129, 269-279.
  • ROVERI M., GENNARI R., LUGLI S., MANZI V., TINTERRI R., 2010. New ideas about the origin of Messinian canyons in the Mediterranean basins. 2010 GeoSed Congress, Abstract book, Torino 19-25 september 2010.


  • ROVERI M., GENNARI R., LUGLI S. and MANZI V., 2009. The Terminal Carbonate Complex: the record of sea-level changes during the Messinian salinity crisis. GeoActa, vol. 8, p. 63-77.
  • MANZI V., LUGLI S., ROVERI M. and SCHREIBER B.C., 2009. A new facies model for the Upper Gypsum (Sicily, Italy): chronological and palaeoenvironmental constraints for the Messinian salinity crisis in the Mediterranean. SEDIMENTOLOGY, 56, 1937-1960.
  • SGAVETTI M., POMPILIO L., ROVERI M., MANZI V., VALENTINO G.M., LUGLI S., CARLI C., AMICI S., MARCHESE F. and LACAVA T., 2009. Two geologic systems providing terrestrial analogues for the exploration of sulfate deposits on Mars: Initial spectral characterization. PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE, vol. 57, p. 614-627.


  • ROVERI M., LUGLI S., MANZI V. and SCHREIBER B.C., 2008. The Messinian Sicilian stratigraphy revisited: new insights for the Messinian salinity crisis. TERRA NOVA, vol. 20, p. 483-488.

  • GENNARI R, IACCARINO S.M, DI STEFANO A, STURIALE G, CIPOLLARI P, MANZI V, ROVERI M., COSENTINO D., 2008. The Messinian – Zanclean boundary in the Northern Apennines. STRATIGRAPHY, vol. 5, p. 307-322.

  • PANIERI G, LUGLI S, MANZI V, PALINSKA K. A, ROVERI M., 2008. Microbial communities in Messinian evaporite deposits of the Vena del Gesso (Northern Apennines, Italy).STRATIGRAPHY, vol. 5, p. 343-352.

  • ROVERI M., LUGLI S., MANZI V. and GENNARI R., 2008. Large-scale mass wasting in the Messinian Ciminna Basin (northern Sicily). GEOACTA, vol. 7, p. 81-98.

  • ROVERI M., BERTINI A., CIPOLLARI P., COSENTINO D., DI STEFANO A., FLORINDO F., GENNARI R., GLIOZZI E., GROSSI F,. IACCARINO S., LUGLI S., and MANZI V., 2008. Earliest Zanclean age for the Colombacci and uppermost Di Tetto formations of the latest Messinian northern Apennines: New palaeoenvironmental data from the Maccarone section (Marche Province, Italy) by Popescu et al. (2007) Geobios 40 (359-373).
  • ROVERI M., BERTINI A., COSENTINO D., DI STEFANO A., GENNARI R., GLIOZZI E., GROSSI F., IACCARINO S.M., LUGLI S., MANZI V. and TAVIANI M., 2008. A high-resolution stratigraphic framework for the latest Messinian events in the Mediterranean area. STRATIGRAPHY, vol. 5, p. 323-342.

  • ROVERI M., LUGLI S., MANZI V. and SCHREIBER B.C., 2008. The Messinian salinity crisis: a sequence-stratigraphic approach. GEOACTA, vol. Special Publication 1, p. 117-138.

  • ROVERI M., MANZI V., GENNARI R., IACCARINO S., and LUGLI S., 2008. Recent advancements in the Messinian stratigraphy of Italy and their Mediterranean-scale implications.BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETA' PALEONTOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 47, p. 71-85,

  • LUGLI S., MANZI V. and ROVERI M., 2008. New facies interpretation of the Messinian evaporites in the Mediterranean. In: F. BRIAND. CIESM 2008. The Messinian Salinity Crisis megadeposits to microbiology - A consensus report. vol. CIESM Workshop Monograp 33, p. 67-72.

ROVERI M., LUGLI S., MANZI V. and SCHREIBER B.C., 2008. The shallow- to deep-water record of the Messinian salinity crisis: new insights from Sicily, Calabria and Apennine basins. In: F. BRIAND. CIESM 2008. The Messinian Salinity Crisis mega-deposits to microbiology - A consensus report. vol. CIESM Workshop Monographs, 33, p. 73-82.


  • MANZI V., ROVERI M., GENNARI R., BERTINI A., BIFFI U., GIUNTA S., IACCARINO S.M., LANCI L., LUGLI S., NEGRI A., RIVA A., ROSSI M.E. and TAVIANI M., 2007. The deep-water counterpart of the Messinian Lower Evaporites in the Apennine foredeep: the Fanantello section Northern Apennines, Italy. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, 251, 470-499.

  • ARTONI A., RIZZINI F., ROVERI M., GENNARI R., MANZI V., PAPANI G. and BERNINI M., 2007. Tectonic and climatic controls on sedimentation in Late Miocene Cortemaggior Wedge-Top Basin (Northwestern Apennines, Italy). In: O. LACOMBE, J. LAV, F. ROURE, J. VERGS. Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins. 431-456, Springer.

  • LUGLI S., BASSETTI M.A., MANZI V., BARBIERI M., LONGINELLI A. and ROVERI M., 2007. The Messinian Vena del Gesso evaporites revisited: characterization of isotopic composition and organic matter. In: SCHREIBER B.C., LUGLI S. and BABEL M.. Evaporites through space and time - Geological Society London Special Publications, 285, 179-190, LONDON GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

  • MANZI V., LUGLI S., ROVERI M. and SCHREIBER B.C., 2007. The origin of the Messinian "Calcare di Base" (Sicily, Italy): evaporative but clastic. In: Atti del Convegno GeoSed. Siena, 24-28 settembre 2007, 56-58.

  • ROVERI M., LUGLI S, MANZI V. and SCHREIBER B.C., 2007. The Sicilian record of the Messinian salinity crisis: a sequence-stratigraphic approach. In: Atti del Convegno GeoSed 2007. Siena, 24-28 settembre 2007, 76-79.


  • ROVERI M. and MANZI V., 2006. The Messinian salinity crisis: looking for a new paradygm? PALAEOGEOGRAPHY, PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY, PALAEOECOLOGY, 238, 386-398.

  • ROVERI M., LUGLI S, MANZI V, GENNARI R., IACCARINO S.M, GROSSI F. and TAVIANI M., 2006. The record of Messinian events in the Northern Apennines foredeep basins. ACTA NATURALIA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE, vol. 42; p. 47-123.

  • ROVERI M., MANZI V., LUGLI S., SCHREIBER B.C., CARUSO A., ROUCHY J.M., IACCARINO S.M., GENNARI R., VITALE F.P. and RICCI LUCCHI F., 2006. Clastic vs. primary precipitated evaporites in the Messinian Sicilian basins. ACTA NATURALIA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE, 42, 125-199.


  • MANZI V., LUGLI S., RICCI LUCCHI F. and ROVERI M., 2005. Deep-water clastic evaporites deposition in the Messinian Adriatic foredeep (northern Apennines, Italy): did the Mediterranean ever dry out? SEDIMENTOLOGY, 52, 875-902.

  • ROVERI M., BOSCOLO GALLO A., ROSSI M.E., GENNARI R., IACCARINO S.M., LUGLI S., MANZI V., NEGRI A., RIZZINI F. and TAVIANI M., 2005) The Adriatic foreland record of Messinian events (Central Adriatic Sea, Italy). GEOACTA, 4, 139-157.

  • GROSSI F., CIPOLLARI P., COSENTINO D., FLORINDO F., GENNARI R., GLIOZZI E., IACCARINO S., MANZI V. and ROVERI M., 2005. Biodiversity changes in the paratethyan ostracod assemblages of the Mediterranean basin: a new tool for correlating Late Messinian post-evaporitic deposits?. In: Geoitalia 2005, vol. Epitome 1, p. 161.

  • LUCENTE C.C., PINI G.A., CAMERLENGHI A., MANZI V., ROVERI M., ARTONI A., LUGLI S., RIZZINI F., ROGLEDI S. and TORELLI L., 2005. Messinan chaotics: distribution and significance of large-scale mass wasting bodies in the mediterranean area. In: Geoitalia 2005, Epitome, 1, 164-165.

  • LUGLI S., MANZI V., ROVERI M. and SCHREIBER B.C., 2005. The Messinian Lower Evaporites in the Mediterranean: a new facies model. In: Geoitalia 2005, Epitome, 1, 159.

  • MANZI V., ROVERI M., GENNARI R., BERTINI A., GIUNTA S., IACCARINO S., LUGLI S., NEGRI A., TAVIANI M., BIFFI U., RIVA A. and ROSSI M.E., 2005. The deep-water counterpart of the Messinian Lower Evaporites in the Apennine foredeep: the Fanantello core (northern Apennines,Italy). In: Geoitalia 2005, Epitome, 1, 159-160.

  • ROVERI M., ME.LA GROUP, 2005. A high-resolution stratigraphic framework for the Late Messinian Lagomare event in the Mediterranean area: time constraints for basin-wide correlations and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. In: Geoitalia 2005, Epitome, 1, 160.

  • ROVERI M., ROSSI M.E., BOSCOLO GALLO A., GENNARI R., IACCARINO S., LUGLI S., MANZI V., NEGRI A., RIZZINI F., 2005. The Adriatic foreland record of Messinian events (central Aadriatic Sea, Italy). In: Geoitalia 2005, Epitome, 1, 165.


  • ARTONI A., PAPANI G., RIZZINI F., CALDERONI M., BERNINI M., ARGNANI A., ROVERI M., ROSSI M., ROGLEDI S. and GENNARI R., 2004. The Salsomaggiore Structure (Northwestern Apennine Foothills, Italy): a Messinian mountain front shaped by mass-wasting products. GEOACTA, 3, 107-127.

  • BASSETTI M.A., MANZI V., LUGLI S., ROVERI M., LONGINELLI A., RICCI LUCCHI F. and BARBIERI M., 2004) Paleoenvironmental significance of Messinian post-evaporitic lacustrine carbonates in the northern Apennines, Italy. SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, 172, 1-18.

  • ROVERI M. and CORREGGIARI A., 2004. Terrazzi deposizionali sommersi nell'Arcipelago Toscano (margine orientale del Canale di Corsica). MEMORIE DESCRITTIVE DELLA CARTA GEOLOGICA D'ITALIA, 58, 11-26.

  • RIZZINI F., ARGNANI A., ARTONI A., MANZI V., ROVERI M., ROSSI M., ROGLEDI S., PAPANI G., RICCI LUCCHI F., PINI G.A., PANINI F. and BASSETTI M.A., 2004. The northern Apennines Messinian deposits: paleogeography and tectono-stratigraphic implications. In: GEOSED 2004

  • ROVERI M., LANDUZZI A., BASSETTI M.A., LUGLI S., MANZI V., RICCI LUCCHI F. and VAI G.B., 2004) The record of Messinian events in the Northern Apennines foredeep basins. In: 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence 2004, August 20-28, 2004, Field Trip Guide Book B19, 1-44.


  • ROVERI M., MANZI V., RICCI LUCCHI F. and ROGLEDI S., 2003. Sedimentary and tectonic evolution of the Vena del Gesso basin (Northern Apennines, Italy): Implications for the onset of the Messinian salinity crisis. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 115/4, 387-405.

  • ROVERI M. and TAVIANI M., 2003. Calcarenite and sapropel deposition in the Mediterranean Pliocene: shallow- and deep-water record of astronomically driven climatic events. TERRA NOVA, 15, 279-286.

  • VIGLIOTTI L., ROVERI M. and CAPOTONDI L., 2003. Etruscan archaeometallurgy record in sediments from the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 30, 809-815.


  • LUCENTE C.C.; MANZI V.; RICCI LUCCHI F.; ROVERI M. (2002). Did the Ligurian Sheet cover the whole thrust belt in Tuscany and Romagna Apennines? Some evidence from gravity emplaced deposits. BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. Vol. Spec. 1 (2002); p. 393-398.

  • RICCI LUCCHI F., BASSETTI M.A., MANZI V. and ROVERI M., 2002. Il Messiniano trent'anni dopo: eventi connessi alla crisi di salinità?  nell'avanfossa appenninica. STUDI GEOLOGICI CAMERTI. NUOVA SERIE, vol. 1/2002, p. 127-142.

  • ROVERI M., 2002. Sediment drift of the Corsica Channel, northern Tyrrhenian Sea. In: STOW D.A.V.; PUDSEY C.J.; HOWE J.A.; FAUGERES J.-C.; VIANA A.R.. Deep-Water Contourite Systems: Modern Drifts and Ancient Series, Seismic and Sedimentary Characteristics. vol. 22, p. 191-208. The Geological Society of London

  • MUTTI E., RICCI LUCCHI F. and ROVERI M., 2002. Revisiting turbidites of the Marnoso-arenacea Formation and their basin-margin equivalents: problems with classic models.


  • CORREGGIARI A.; TRINCARDI F.; LANGONE L.; ROVERI M. (2001). Styles Of Failure In Late Holocene Highstand Prodelta Wedges On The Adriatic Shelf. JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH, vol. 71; p. 218-236.

  • ROVERI M.; ASIOLI A.; CORREGGIARI A.; TRINCARDI F. (2001). Ultra high-resolution marine record of paleoenvironmental changes in the last 5000 years. ARCHIVIO DI OCEANOGRAFIA E LIMNOLOGIA, vol. 22; p. 223-234.

  • ROVERI M.; BASSETTI M.A.; RICCI LUCCHI F. (2001). The Mediterranean Messinian salinity crisis: an Apennine foredeep perspective. SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, vol. 140; p. 201-214.

  • MONEGATTI P., RAFFI S., ROVERI M. and TAVIANI M., 2001. One day trip in the outcrops of Castell'Arquato Plio-Pleistocene Basin: from the Badland of Monte Giogo to the Stirone River. Int. Conference Paleobiogeography & Paleoecology 2001, Piacenza & Castell'Arquato (Italy), May 31-June 2 2001, Excursion Guidebook, 26 pp


  • F. TRINCARDI, A. CATTANEO, A. CORREGGIARI, D. MASSON, V.HUHNERBACH, C. JACOBS, D. CARRA, A. MAGAGNOLI, D. PENITENTI, D. RIDENTE, M. ROVERI (2000). Evidence of giant fluid-escape features in late-Holocene deposits on the Adriatic shelf. GIORNALE DI GEOLOGIA, vol. 62, p. 11-34, ISSN: 0017-0291


  • ROVERI M.; MANZI V.; BASSETTI M.A.; MERINI M.; RICCI LUCCHI F. (1998). Stratigraphy of the Messinian post-evaporitic stage in eastern-Romagna (northern Apennines, Italy).GIORNALE DI GEOLOGIA, vol. 60; p. 119-142, ISSN: 0017-0291

  • TAVIANI M., ROVERI M., IMPICCINI R. E VIGLIOTTI L., 1998. Segnalazione di Quaternario marino nella Val Chero (Appennino Piacentino). Bollettino della Societa' Paleontologica Italiana, 36, 331-338.

  • FABBRI A., ARGNANI A., BORTOLUZZI G., CORREGGIARI A., GAMBERI F., LIGI M., MARANI M., PENITENTI D., ROVERI M. e TRINCARDI F., (in stampa). Carta Geologica dei mari italiani scala 1:250000: Foglio Sperimentale JOG NL33 RAVENNA. Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato.

  • FABBRI A., ARGNANI A., BORTOLUZZI G., CORREGGIARI A., GAMBERI F., LIGI M., MARANI M., PENITENTI D., ROVERI M. E TRINCARDI F. (in stampa) Carta Geologica dei mari italiani scala 1:250000: Normativa. Quaderni Servizio Geologico Italiano. Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato.

  • CORREGGIARI A., ROVERI M. E TRINCARDI F., 1996. Late Pleistocene and Holocene evolution of the north Adriatic sea. II Quaternario - Italian Journal of Quaternary Sciences, AIQUA, vol 9, 2, p. 697-704.

  • CORREGGIARI A., TRINCARDI F. E ROVERI M., 1995. Aggiornamento e integrazione del "Piano progettuale per la difesa della costa adriatica Emiliano-Romagnola" Attivita' di seconda fase - Relazione Generale - Capitolo 3 , p. 25-47 ARPA- Idroser.

  • BASSETTI M.A., RICCI LUCCHI F. AND ROVERI M., 1994. Physical stratigraphy of the Messinian post-evaporitic deposit in central-southern Marche area (Apennines, central Italy).Memorie Società  Geologica Italiana, 48, 275-288.

  • TRINCARDI F., CORREGGIARI A. AND ROVERI M., 1994. Late-Quaternary transgressive erosion and deposition in a semi-enclosed shelf: the Adriatic epicontinental basin. GeoMarine Letters, 14, 41-51.

  • MARANI M., ARGNANI A., ROVERI M. AND TRINCARDI F., 1993. Sediment Drifts and submarine erosional surfaces in the central Mediterranean: evidence of bottom-current activity.Sedimentary Geology, 82, 207-220.

  • CORREGGIARI A., ROVERI M. E TRINCARDI F., 1992. Regressioni forzate, regressioni deposizionali e fenomeni di instabilità  in unità  progradazionali tardo-quaternarie (Adriatico centrale). Giornale di Geologia, 54, 19-36.

  • ROVERI M., CANDINI F., D'ONOFRIO S., LANDINI W., NEGRI A., SORBINI L., TAVIANI M. E VIGLIOTTI L., 1992. La sezione del T. Samoggia (Bologna). Documentazione sedimentologica e paleontologica di un evento anossico mediopliocenico. Giornale di Geologia, 54, 37-53.

  • ROVERI M., BERNASCONI A., ROSSI M.E. AND VISENTIN C., 1992. Sedimentary evolution of the Luna field area, Calabria, southern Italy. In (A.M. Spencer, ed.): Generation, Accumulation and Production of Europeans Hydrocarbons II, EAPG Special Publication 2, 217-224.

  • ORI G.G., ROVERI M. AND NICHOLS G., 1991. Architectural patterns in large-scale Gilbert-type delta complexes (Pleistocene, Gulf of Corinth, Greece). In (A.D. Miall and N. Tyler, eds.): The three-dimensional facies architecture of terrigenous clastic sediments and its implications for hydrocarbon discovery and ricovery, SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology 3, 207-216.

  • ARGNANI A., ARTONI A., ORI G.G. E ROVERI M., 1991. L'avanfossa centro-Adriatica: stili strutturali e sedimentazione. Studi Geologici Camerti, vol. spec., 371-381.

  • D'ONOFRIO S., CONTAVALLI N. E ROVERI M., 1989. Paleoecologia delle comunità  bentoniche di livelli anossici pliocenici (Appennino Emiliano-Romagnolo, Italia). Atti 3° Simp. di Ecologia e paleoecologia delle comunità  bentoniche, Catania, 227-250.

  • ORI G.G. AND ROVERI M., 1987. Geometries of Gilbert-type deltas and large channels in the Meteora Conglomerate, Meso-Hellenic basin (Oligo-Miocene), central Greece. Sedimentology, 34, 845-859.

  • ORI G.G., ROVERI M. AND VANNONI F., 1986. Plio-Pleistocene sedimentation in the Apenninic-Adriatic Foredeep (Central Adriatic Sea, Italy). In (P.A. Allen & P. Homewood eds): Foreland Basins. IAS Special Publication 8, 183-198.

  • ROVERI M., ORI G.G. E ZITELLINI N., 1986. Sedimentazione Plio-Quaternaria nell'Adriatico centrale. Atti Riunione Escursione del Gruppo di Sedimentologia C.N.R., Ancona, 141-146.

  • D'ONOFRIO S. E ROVERI M., 1984. Stratigrafia della Pianura Padana sud-orientale. Giornale di Geologia, 45, 311-317.

  • CURZI P., D'ONOFRIO S., ROVERI M. AND TAVIANI M., 1984. Core ADS 74-24: a window on the latest Quaternary history of the Adriatic Sea. Giornale di Geologia, 46, 61-77.

  • D'ONOFRIO S. E ROVERI M., 1983. Il passaggio Pliocene inferiore-Pliocene medio nel pedeAppennino bolognese (Sezione Falchi, T. Savena). Giornale di Geologia, 45, 25-32.