SSP Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology
The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Mathia Sabino for the poster/PICO entitled:
Environmental change across the onset of the Messinian salinity crisis in the northern Mediterranean (Piedmont Basin, NW Italy) (Sabino, M.; Natalicchio, M.; Birgel, D.; Dela Pierre, F.; Peckmann, J.)
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Mathia Sabino recently completed his doctoral studies in the Department of Earth System Sciences at the University of Hamburg, Germany. His research interests include the reconstruction of environmental conditions typifying the deposition of pluri-kilometric-wide and kilometric-thick accumulations of salts and siliciclastic rocks, i.e. Salt Giants. Environmental conditions are reconstructed using organic (molecular fossils) and inorganic (major and trace elements) geochemical proxies, and petrographic and stratigraphic observations. The vPICO presentation shows part of the results of Mathia Sabino’s doctoral research, focusing on the northern margin of the Mediterranean Basin in the late Miocene, about 6 Ma ago. At that time, the youngest Salt Giant on Earth started to be deposited in the Mediterranean Basin, during the paleoceanographic event known as ‘Messinian salinity crisis’.