Dr Flavia Boscolo Galazzo
- 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.