PIGNATTI Johannes

English
Professore associato
Associate Professor
telefono: 
(+39)064991 4799
edificio: 
Geologia-Mineralogia
stanza: 
221
 
 
Short Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1962 in Padova, Italy. PhD in Paleontology at the University of Modena on the Paleogene larger foraminifera of the Maiella carbonate platform (central Italy) in 1990. July-December 1990, Accademia dei Lincei–Royal Society fellowship at the Natural History Museum (London). 1991, postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Basel, Switzerland. 1992-1993, CNR fellowship. University researcher in Paleontology and Paleoecology at La Sapienza University (Rome) from 1994 to 2001. Associate professor at the same university since 2001, teaching paleontology and micropaleontology courses. 
Member of editorial boards of several journals (at present: Bollettino della Società paleontologica italiana and the Journal of Mediterranean Earth Sciences; formerly: Geologica Romana, Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India, Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia). 
Head of the MSc in Exploration Geology at La Sapienza University from 2009 to 2012 and from 2016 to 2021.

 

Training 

  • 1986: Summa cum laude degree in Natural Sciences at La Sapienza University, Rome. 
  • 1990: PhD in Paleontology at the University of Modena.
  • 1990 July-December: Accademia dei Lincei–Royal Society fellowship at the Natural History Museum (London).
  • 1991: postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Basel, Switzerland. 
  • 1992-1993: Italian National Research Council (CNR) fellowship. 

 
Professional experience

  • 1994-2001: University researcher in Paleontology and Paleoecology at La Sapienza University, Rome.
  • 2001-current: Associate professor at La Sapienza University, Rome.
 
 
Research

Research Topics 
Main research interests:

  • systematics, paleobiogeography, and paleoecology of Mesozoic and Cenozoic larger foraminifera;
  • biostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental analysis of Paleogene carbonate deposits; co-author of the standard Neo-Tethyan larger foraminiferal biozonation (Shallow Benthics Zonation) of the Paleocene and Eocene (Serra-Kiel et al., 1998)
  • systematics and ecology of recent benthic foraminifera, with special reference to the Indo-Pacific and Mediterranean domains; 
  • systematics of Permian-Jurassic aulacocerid coleoid cephalopods.

 

Awards and honors
Taxa dedicated to J. Pignatti: Hibolites pignattii Mariotti, 2003; Alveolina kayserensis pignattii Sirel & Açar, 2008; Idalina pignattii Serra-Kiel & Gallardo, 2016; Pilatorotalia pignattii Consorti, Frijia & Caus, 2017.
2018: Outstanding teaching award of the Faculty of Sciences (Riconoscimento per l'eccellente insegnamento universitario, V edizione, Facoltà di Scienze matematiche, fisiche e naturali).
2021: Outstanding teaching award of the Faculty of Sciences (Riconoscimento per l'eccellente insegnamento universitario, VII edizione, Facoltà di Scienze matematiche, fisiche e naturali).

 

Institutional roles

  • Head of the Master of Sciences in Exploration Geology at La Sapienza University from 2009 to 2012 and from 2016 to 2021.

 

Memberships

Società paleontologica italiana

 

Active Research Projects
Participation in La Sapienza research projects:

  • 2020: A multidisciplinary approach to the study of tetrapod footprints: the Gardetta Plateau (Piedmont, Western Alps, Italy) and Sezze (Latium, Central Italy) case studies (principal investigator: M. Romano)
  • 2019: La risposta adattativa delle faune bentoniche in ambienti estremi attuali e fossili (principal investigator:  L. Di Bella)
  • 2018: MARENDOGAS project. Geochemical, biological, and geological characterization of shallow-water sites related to active endogenic gas emissions (Tyrrhenian Sea) (principal investigator:  F.L. Chiocci)

 

Editorial Activities

  • Peer reviewer for more than 30 journals in micropaleontology, paleontology and geosciences
  • Member of the editorial boards of the Bollettino della Società paleontologica italiana and the Journal of Mediterranean Earth Sciences
 
 
Teaching

Courses

  • Laurea triennale in Scienze geologiche  (BSc Geological Sciences): Paleontologia –  Paleontology
  • Laurea magistrale in Geologia di esplorazione (MSc Exploration Geology): Micropaleontologia – Micropaleontology (co-taught with L. Di Bella)

 
Publications
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5172-1962
Additional publications: https://corsidilaurea.uniroma1.it/it/users/johannespignattiuniroma1it
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Johannes-Pignatti

Citations
SCOPUS: 935 citations by 788 documents, H-index: 14 (source: Scopus May 2021) – https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6506718348
Google Scholar: 1532 citations, H-index: 18 (source: Google Scholar May 2021) –
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=dpRbKOIAAAAJ&hl=en

Department website
http://www.dst.uniroma1.it/en/Pignatti
 

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