Prof.ssa Alessandra Montanini



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Curriculum vitae

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Research interests

-Petrology and geochemistry of ophiolitic rocks (Liguria, Corsica, New Caledonia)

-Lithological and geochemical heterogeneities in the subcontinental mantle

-Petrology, geochemistry and tectono-metamorphic evolution of continental lower crustal rocks

-Petrology and geochemistry of post-collisional and anorogenic Cenozoic magmatism the Mediterranean area 

Scientific activities

- Coordinator of the Working Group on Mediterranean Ophiolites from 2003 to 2011

- Organizer of international workshop and field meetings on ophiolites and oceanic lithosphere: Peridotite Workshop" 2005, Lanzo (TO) Italy - Corsica Field trip, 2007 - Alpine Ophiolites and Modern Analogues Workshop,  Parma, 2009

- Session convener and chair at Geoitalia (2005, 2007, 2009) and Italian Geological Society (2010) meetings 

Current international scientific collaborations:

Steinmann Institute, University of Bonn, Germany

Geoscience Montpellier, Universitè Montpellier 2, France

Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials, GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam, Germany

Geol. Survey of Western Australia, Dept. of Mines and Petroleum, Australia 

Editorial activity

-Co-editor of "Ofioliti" journal special issues on modern and fossil oceanic lithosphere (2006 "Modern and fossile oceanic lithosphere", 2008 "Geodynamics and tectonic significance of the ophiolites from the peri-Mediterranean belts")

-Guest Editor of a Lithos Special issue entitled "Alpine Ophiolites and Modern Analogues" (doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2011.03.012)

-"Ofioliti" Associate Editor since 2014

Manuscript reviewer of the following Journals:

Chemical Geology, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Geochemical Journal, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Lithos, Mineralogy and Petrology, Ofioliti, Tectonophysics, International Journal of Earth Sciences 

Projects and Grants:

-CNR (Italian National Research Council) grants on tectono-metamorphic evolution of the continental and transitional lithosphere of the Western Tethys margins (1998-2000).

-Participation since 2003 to National Research Projects financed by the Italian Ministry of Research and University (COFIN and PRIN projects) on mantle petrology and geodynamic evolution of the asthenosphere-lithosphere system

- PRIN 2015 GRANT  "Melt-rock reaction and melt migration in the MORB mantle through combined natural and experimental studies"  


Selected Pubblications 

  • LO PO', D., BRAGA, R., MASSONNE, H.J., MOLLI, G., MONTANINI, A., BARGOSSI, G. (2017). High‐pressure tectono‐metamorphic evolution of mylonites from the Variscan basement of the Northern Apennines, Italy. J. METAM. GEOL., doi:10.1111/jmg.12281
  • SECCHIARI, A., MONTANINI, A., BOSCH, D.,  MACERA, P., CLUZEL, D.  (2016)  Melt extraction and enrichment processes in the New Caledonia lherzolites: evidence from geochemical and Sr-Nd isotope data. Lithos 260, 28-43, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.04.030
  • LO PO, D., BRAGA, R., MASSONNE, H.C., MOLLI, G. MONTANINI, A., THEYE, T. (2016) "Fluid-induced breakdown of monazite in medium-grade metasedimentary rocks of the Pontremoli basement (Northern Apennines, Italy)", Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 34: 63-84, doi: 10.1111/jmg.12171
  • MONTANINI, A., TRIBUZIO, R. (2015). Evolution of recycled crust within the mantle: constraints from the garnet pyroxenites of the External Ligurian ophiolites,  N Apennine, Italy. Geology, 43: 911-914, doi: 10.1130/G36877.1
  • BELTRANDO, M., ZIBRA, I., MONTANINI, A., TRIBUZIO, R. (2013) Crustal thinning and exhumation along a fossil magma-poor distal margin preserved in Corsica: a hot rift to drift transition? Lithos, 168-169: 99-112.
  • MONTANINI,A., TRIBUZIO, R., THIRLWALL, M. (2012) Garnet clinopyroxenite layers from the mantle sequences of the Northern Apennine ophiolites (Italy): evidence for recycling of crustal material. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 351-352: 171-181,
  • ZIBRA I., KRUHL J.H. , MONTANINI, A.,  TRIBUZIO,(2012) Shearing of magma along a high-grade shear zone: evolution of microstructures during the transition from magmatic to solid state flow. Journal of Structural Geology 137, 150-160.
  • MONTANINI, A., TRIBUZIO, R., PICCARDO, G.B., DICK, H. (2011)  Alpine ophiolites and modern analogues, Lithos, 124 (3-4), doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2011.03.012
  • MONTANINI A., TRIBUZIO R., BERSANI D. (2010) Insights into the origin of mantle graphite and sulphides in garnet pyroxenites from the External Liguride peridotites (Northern Apennine, Italy) in :(M.Coltorti, H.Downes,M.Gregoire,O'Reilly S.Y. eds.)"Petrological evolution of the EuropeanLithospheric Mantle", GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SPECIAL PUBLICATION. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON ,London: vol. 337, p.87- 105
  • MONTANINI A.; TRIBUZIO R; VERNIA L (2008) Petrogenesis of basalts and gabbros from an ancient continent-ocean transition (External Liguride ophiolites, Northern Italy). LITHOS 101,453- 479.
  • MONTANINI A.; TRIBUZIO R; ANCZKIEWICZ R (2006) Exhumation history of a garnet pyroxenite-bearing mantle section from a continent-ocean transition(Northern Apennine ophiolites, Italy). JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY 47, 1943- 1971.
  • MONTANINI A.; TRAVAGLIOLI M; SERRI G; DOSTAL J. AND RICCI C.A (2006) Petrology of gabbroic to plagiogranitic rocks from southern Tuscany (Italy): evidence for magmatic differentiation in a ophiolitic sequence. OFIOLITI 31, 55- 69.
  • MONTANINI A.; HARLOV D (2006) Petrology and mineralogy of granulite-facies mafic xenoliths(Sardinia, Italy): evidence for KCl metasomatism in the lower crust. LITHOS 92, 588- 608.
  • MARRONI M.; MOLLI G.; MONTANINI A.; OTTRIA G.; PANDOLFI L.; TRIBUZIO R. (2002) The External Ligurian units (Northern Apennine, Italy): from rifting to convergence of a fossil ocean-continent transition zone. OFIOLITI 27, 119- 131.
  • MOLLI G.; MONTANINI A.; FRANK W. (2002) MORB-derived Variscan amphibolites in the Northern Apennine basement: the Cerreto metamorphic slices (Tuscan-Emilian Apennine, NW Italy). OFIOLITI 27, 17- 30.
  • DI BATTISTINI G.; MONTANINI A.; VERNIA L.; VENTURELLI G.; TONARINI S. (2001) Petrology of melilite-bearing rocks from Montefiascone Volcanic Complex (Roman Magmatic Province): new insights into the ultrapotassic volcanism of central Italy. LITHOS 59, 1- 24
  • MONTANINI A.; A.; TRIBUZIO; R. (2001) Gabbro-derived and felsic granulites from the Northern Apennines (Italy): evidence for emplacement of tholeiitic basalts in the post-Variscan lower crust. JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY 42, 2259- 2277.
  • MARRONI M.; MONTANINI A.; MOLLI G.; TRIBUZIO R (1998) The association of continental crust rocks with ophiolites in the Northern Apennines (Italy): implications for the continent-ocean transitionin the Western Tethys. TECTONOPHYSICS 292, 43- 66.



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