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Dr Flavia Boscolo Galazzo

Dr Flavia Boscolo Galazzo

Research Associate

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

+44 (0)29 20874573
1.74A, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT



  • Foraminiferal micropaleontology, paleoecology and macroecology
  • Ocean biogeochemistry
  • Cenozoic paleoclimate and carbon cycling
  • Innovative didactics and teaching methods


Since September 2016 I am a postdoctoral research associate at Cardiff University School of Earth and Ocean sciences, working on the NERC-founded project “Ocean carbon cycling since the Middle Miocene: testing the metabolic hypothesis”.

The project couples micropaleontological and geochemical analyses on planktonic foraminifera with Earth System model (cGENIE) simulations to investigate the role of metabolic-temperature dependency on the ocean biological carbon pump over the last 15 million years.

I was born near Venezia, northern Italy, and obtained a PhD in Earth Sciences from Padua University. My dissertation was focused on the response of marine biota to the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum, a prolonged warming episode about 40 million years ago. While still in Italy I was involved in a number of outreaching activities with local secondary schools which allowed me to enrich my (mostly) scientific background with expertise in science divulgation and innovative teaching methodologies.

I am a paleoceanographer and micropaleontologist specialized in Paleogene to Neogene benthic foraminifera. I apply my expertise to investigate past climatic changes in the Paleogene and Neogene. Specifically, I am interested in coupling microfossil and geochemical records to reconstruct ocean-climate interactions in the past and investigating the role of the ocean as a long- and short-term climate driver within the Earth System.