Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (04/10/2012 02.51)

Holocene vegetation of the Ligurian Apennine starting from the Pleistocene transition

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Two lake deposits reported in the Genoese Apennines at Vobbia and Senarega, dated respectively ca. 11200 e 4090±60 years BP, yield rich fossil records of terrestrial plants. This project focuses on the analysis of the carpological remains, which have significant potential for the reconstruction of palaeovegetation in similar contexts. The project involves the construction of "Plant Community Scenarios" for the two basins, thus obtaining an approximate picture of the vegetation at two crucial stages of the Holocene: respectively, at its beginning and at a time just prior to the expansion of agriculture in northern Italy. The work implies a thorough taxonomic research on the carpological findings, to be conducted by consulting the Modern Carpological Collection. Part of the material collected will also be prepared for museum exhibitions that make use of the "Plant Community Scenarios" to illustrate the ecological significance of the finds and to graphically display the palaeovegetation.

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Research Fields

Environmental science

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Eligibility criteria

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Selection process

qualifications and interview (in Turin)

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Public research
Turin - Italy