Zanazzi, Alessandro
Title:
Assistant Professor - Earth Science
Office:
PS 226
Phone:
801-863-5395
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Last Updated: 8/27/14 -

EDUCATION

University of South Carolina,  Columbia, SC

Ph.D., Geology. GPA: 4.0.  Dissertation Title: "Paleoclimatology andPaleoecology of the Eocene-Oligocene Transition, Central North America".

Certificale of Applied Statistics. GPA: 4.0.

Iowa State University, Ames, IA

M.Sc., Geology. GPA: 4.0. Thesis Title: "Oxygen Isotope Ratios in Mosses from the Lake Superior Region: Implication for Paleoclimatic Studies".

University of Padua, Padua, Italy

B.Sc./M.Sc. ("Laurea"), Geology. Summa  cum Laude. Thesis Title: "Temperature-Disorder Relationship in Mg-Al-Cr Spinels from Lake Baikal".

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Assistant Professor, Utah Valley University, August 2011-Present

Full Time Temporary Assistant Professor,Eastern Connecticut State University, August 2009-May 2011

Post Doctoral Associate, Yale University, January 2009-August 2009

Temporary Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University, August 2008-December 2008

Assistant Instructor, University of South Carolina, January-May 2005, August 2007-May 2008

Research assistant, University of South Carolina, May 2005-August 2007

Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University, January 2003-December 2004

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Geophysical Union

Geological Society of America

PUBLICATIONS

Zanazzi, A., Kohn, M.J., Terry, D.O., 2009, Biostratigraphy and Paleoclimatology of the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary Section at Toadstool Park (northwestern Nebraska). Geological Society of America Special Paper 452, 197-214.

Zanazzi, A., 2009. Sedimentary Rocks. In: B. Warf, Ed. The Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Sage Publications, London.

Kohn, M.J., Zanazzi, A., Josef, J.A.,2008, Stable isotopes of fossil teeth and bones at Gran Barranca as a monitor of climate change and tectonics. In: R.H. Madden, M. G. Vucetich, A.A. Carlini, and R. F. Kay, Eds. The paleontology of Gran Barranca: evolution and environmental change through the middle Cenozoic of Patagonia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, in press.

Zanazzi, A., Kohn, M.J., MacFadden, B.J., Terry, D.O., 2007, Large temperature drop across the Eocene-Oligocene transition in central North America. Nature, 445, 639-642.

Zanazzi, A., 2007. When the Earth turned cold: the Eocene-Oligocene transition. Darwin, July/August 2007, 46-51.

Zanazzi, A., Kohn, M.J., 2007, Ecology and physiology of White River mammals based on stable isotope ratios of teeth. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 257, 22-37.                            

Zanazzi, A., Mora, G., 2005, Paleoclimatic implications of the relationship between oxygen isotope ratios of moss cellulose and source water in wetlands of Lake Superior.Chemical Geology, 222, 281-291.

ABSTRACTS/PRESENTATIONS

Zanazzi, A., Kohn, M.J., Affek, H. P., 2009, Using ‘clumped isotopes’ in fossil bones as a proxy for Eocene-Oligocene climate in the North American mid-continent. 6th Bone Diagenesis Meeting 2009, Bonn (Germany).

Zanazzi, A., Kohn, M.J., 2008, Abrupt Late Eocene Climate Change in the North American Mid-Continent. Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America 194-13.

Kohn, M.J, Zanazzi, A., 2008, Carbon isotopes in fossils and paleosols as aridity proxies. Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America 153-3.

Zanazzi, A., Kohn, M.J., 2007, Biostratigraphy and Paleoclimatology of the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary Section at Toadstool Park (northwestern Nebraska). GSA Penrose Conference, Ancona (Italy).

Zanazzi, A., Kohn, M.J., MacFadden, B.J., Terry, D.O., 2006, Abrupt temperature drop across the Eocene-Oligocene transition, central North America. Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America, vol.38, no.7, p. 202.

Zanazzi, A., Kohn, M.J., MacFadden, B.J., 2006, Ecology and physiology of White River mammals based on stable isotope ratios of teeth. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 26 (3).

Kohn, M.J., Zanazzi, A., 2005, Coupled c- and o-isotopes in mammal fossils as monitors of continental climate change and paleoseasonality.  Eos Trans., AGU, 86 (52).

Zanazzi, A., Kohn, M.J., MacFadden, B.J., 2005, Climatic and environmental change across the Eocene-Oligocene transition in the northern Great Plains (USA) as inferred from carbon and oxygen isotope ratios in fossil tooth enamel. Eos Trans., AGU, 86 (52).

Zanazzi, A., Mora, G., 2004, Late Holocene changes in atmospheric patterns in the upper Midwest as inferred from oxygen isotope ratios of peat deposits. Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America, vol.36, no.5, p. 90.

Sharma, S., Zanazzi, A., Mora, G., Johnston, J.W., Thompson, T.A., Baedke, S.J., 2003, Assessment of the influence of climate on the water balance of Lake Superior during the late Holocene as inferred from stable isotope ratios in swale sequences. Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America, vol.35, no.6, pp.210.