List of publications

2020

 

El Kateb, A., Beccari, V., Stainbank, S., Spezzaferri, S., Coletti, G., 2020. Living (stained) foraminifera in the Lesser Syrtis (Tunisia): influence of pollution and substratum. PeerJ 8, e8839 http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8839

 

Stainbank, S., Spezzaferri, S., Beccari, V., Hallock, P., Adams, A., Angeloz, A., Basso, D.,Caragnano, A., Del Piero, N., Dietsche, P., Eymard, I., Farley, N., Fau, M., Foubert, A., Lauper, B., Lehmann, A., Maillet, M., Negga, H., Ordonez, L., Peyrotty, G., Rime, V., Rueggerber, A., Schoellhorn, I., Vimpere, L., 2020. Photic stress on coral reefs in the Maldives: The Amphistegina bleaching index. Ecological Indicators113, 106257.

 

Beccari, V., Spezzaferri, S., Stainbank, S., Hallock, P., Basso, D., Caragnano, A., Pisapia, C., Adams, A., Angeloz, A., Del Piero, N., Dietsche, P., Eymard, I., Farley, N., Fau, M., Foubert, A., Lauper, B., Lehmann, A., Maillet, M., Negga, H., Ordonez, L., Peyrotty, G., Rime, V., Rueggerber, A., Schoellhorn, I., Vimpere, L., 2020. Responses of reef bioindicators to recent temperature anomalies in distinct areas of the North Ari and Rasdhoo atolls (Maldives). Ecological Indicators, 112, 106128.

 

Basso, D., Beccari, V., Almogi-Labin, A., Hyams-Kaphzan, O., Weissman, A., Makovsky, Y.,  Rueggeberg, A., Spezzaferri, S., 2020. Macro-and micro-fauna from cold seeps in the Palmahim Disturbance (Israeli off-shore), with description of Waisiuconcha corsellii n. sp. (Bivalvia, Vesicomyidae). Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 104723.

 

El Kateb, A., Stalder, C., Martínez-Colón, M., Mateu-Vicens, G., Francescangeli, F., Coletti, G., Stainbank, S., Spezzaferri, S., 2020. Foraminiferal-based biotic indices to assess the ecological quality status of the Gulf of Gabes (Tunisia): Present limitations and future perspectives. Ecological Indicators, 111, 105962. 

 

2019

 

Beccari, V, Basso, D, Spezzaferri, S, Rüggeberg, A, Neuman, A, Makovsky, Y, 2019. Preliminary video-spatial analysis of cold seeps bivalve beds at the base of the continental slope of Israel (Palmahim Disturbance). Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 104664. 

 

Coletti G, Bosio G, Collareta A, Malinverno E, Bracchi VA, Di Celma C, Basso D, Stainbank S, Spezzaferri S, Cannings T, Bianucci G, 2019. Biostratigraphic, evolutionary, and paleoenvironmental significance of the southernmost lepidocyclinids of the Pacific coast of South America (East Pisco Basin, southern Peru). Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 102372.

 

Stainbank S, Kroon D, Rüggeberg A, Raddatz J, de Leau ES, Zhang M, et al., 2019. Controls on planktonic foraminifera apparent calcification depths for the northern equatorial Indian Ocean. PLoS ONE 14(9): e0222299. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222299

 

2018

 

Coletti G, Stainbank S, Fabbrini A, Spezzaferri S, Foubert A, Kroon D and Betzler B. 2018. Biostratigraphy of large benthic foraminifera from Hole U1468A (Maldives): a CT-scan taxonomic approach. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 111 (3): 523-536. doi.org/10.1007/s00015-018-0306-7.

 

Coxall, H. and Spezzaferri, S. 2018. Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and phylogeny of Oligocene Globorotaloides and Catapsydrax. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication, 46,79-124.

 

El Kateb A, Stalder C, Stainbank S, Fentimen R and Spezzaferri S. 2018. The genus Amphistegina (benthic foraminifera): distribution along the southern Tunisian coast. BioInvasions Record, 4 (4): 391-398. doi.org/10.3391/bir.2018.7.4.06.

 

El Kateb, A., Stalder, C., Neururer, C., Fentimen, R., Spangenberg, J. E. & Spezzaferri, S. 2018. Distribution of benthic foraminiferal assemblages in the transitional environment of the Djerba lagoon (Tunisia). Swiss Journal of Geosciences 111(3):589-606.

 

El Kateb A, Stalder C, Stainbank S, Fentimen R and Spezzaferri S. 2018.  The genus Amphistegina (benthic foraminifera) in the Gulf of Gabes (Tunisia): Behaviour of an alien species in response to marine pollution. Bioinvasions Record 7(4).

 

El Kateb, A., Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C., Neururer, C. Spezzaferri, S.*, 2018. High-resolution monitoring of water temperature and oxygen concentration in Lake Murten (Switzerland). Swiss Journal of Geosciences, doi: 10.1007/s00015-018-0316-5..,

 

El Kateb, A., Stalder, C., Rüggeberg, A., Neururer, C., Spangenberg, J., and Spezzaferri, S.*, 2018. Impact of industrial phosphate waste discharge on the marine environment in the Gulf of Gabes (Tunisia). PLoS One. 13(5): e0197731. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197731-volV

 

Fentimen, R., Rüggeberg, A., Lim, A., El Kateb, A., Foubert, A., Wheeler, A.J. & Spezzaferri, S. 2018. Benthic foraminifera in a deep-sea high-energy environment: the Moira Mounds (Porcupine Seabight, SW of Ireland). Swiss Journal of Geosciences 111(3):561-572.

 

Homewodd, P., Strasser, A., Spezzaferri, S. and Foubert, A., 2018. SwissSed – past, present, and future trend in Swiss sedimentology. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, doi: 10.1007/s00015-018-0319-2.

 

Leckie, R.M. , Fox, l., Fraas, A., Olsson, R.K., Pearson, P.N., Premoli Silva, I.,, Spezzaferri, S. and Wade, B., 2018. Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny of Oligocene Paragloborotalia and Parasubbotina. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication, 46,125-178.

 

Lim, A., Wheeler, A., Huvenne, V., Vertino, A., Spezzaferri, S., de Haas, H., 2018, Hydrodynamic and Sedimentological Influences on Cold-Water Coral Reef Development: The Moira Mounds, Porcupine Seabight, Irish-Atlantic margin. Marine Geology, 403, 225–237.

 

Jorissen, F., Nardelli, M.P. Almogi-Labin, A., Barras, C., Bergamin, L. Bicchi, E., Kateb, A., Ferraro, L., McGann,M., Morigi, M., Romano, E., Sabbatini, A., Schweizer, M., and Spezzaferri, S., 2018. Developing Foram-AMBI for biomonitoring in the Mediterranean: Species assignments to ecological categories. Marine Micropaleontology, 140, 33-45.

 

Kunkelova T, Jung S.J.A, de Leau E.S, Odling N, Thomas A, Betzler C, Eberli G.P, Alvarez-Zarikian C, Alonso-García M, Bialik O.M, Blättler C.L, Guo J.A, Haffen S, Horozal S, Hui Mee A.L, Inoue M, Jovane L, Lanci L, Laya J.C, Lüdmann T, Nath B.N, Nakakuni M, Niino K, Petruny L.M, Pratiwi S.D, Reijmer J.J.G, Reolid J, Slagle A.L, Sloss C.R, Su X, Swart P.K, Wright J, Yao Z, Young J.R, Lindhorst S, Stainbank S, Ruggenberg A, Spezzaferri S, Carrasqueira I, Yu S, Kroon D. 2018. A two million year record of low latitude aridity linked to continental weathering from the Maldives, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science. doi.org/10.1186/s40645-018-0238-x.

 

Pearson, P.N., Olsson, R.K., Spezzaferri, S. and Leckie, M., , 2018. Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and phylogeny of Oligocene Globanomalinidae (Pseudohastigerian and Turborotalia). Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication, 46, 403-414.

 

Pearson, P.N., Spezzaferri, S. and Kucera, M., 2018. Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and phylogeny of Oligocene Cassigerinella. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication, 46, 481-494.

 

Pirkenseer, C., Stalder, C., and Spezzaferri S. *, 2018. Late Glacial and Holocene Ostracoda from the Melilla cold-water coral mound field. Swiss Journal of Geosciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00015-018-0305-8(0123456789

 

Ragusa, J. Ospina-Ostios, L., Spezzaferri, S. and Kindler, P., 2018. Revision of the planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the Voirons flysch (Chablais Prealps, Haute-Savoie, France) Swiss Journal of Geosciences, DOI: 10.1007/s00015-018-0314-7.

 

Samankassou, E. Mazzini, A., Chiaradia, M., Spezzaferri, S., Moscariello, A., Do Couto, D., 2018. The carbonate deposits underneath the geysering Lusi eruption (Java, Indonesia): Dating  and seismic imaging. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 90, 138-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.11.012

 

Spezzaferri, S., Coxall, H., Olsson, R. and Hemleben, C., 2018. Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and phylogeny of Oligocene Globigerina, Globigerinella and Quiltyella (new genus). Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication, 46, 179-214.

 

Spezzaferri S., Olsson, R.K., Hemleben, C., and Wade, B., 2018. Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and phylogeny of Oligocene and lower Miocene Globoturborotalita. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication, 46, 231-268.

 

Spezzaferri S., Olsson, R.K. and Hemleben, C., 2018. Taxonomy, biostratigraphy and phylogeny of Oligocene and lower Miocene Globigerinoides and Trilobatus. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication, 46, 269-306.

 

Spezzaferri, S., El Kateb, A. Pisapia, C., and Hallock, P., 2018. In-situ observations of foraminiferal bleaching in the Maldives, Indian Ocean. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 48, 75-84.

 

 

Stainbank S, Spezzaferri S, Kroon D, de Leau ES and Rüggeberg A. 2018. The Planktonic foraminifera Globigerinoides eoconglobatus n. sp. in a glacial–interglacial context: IODP359 Sites U1467 and U1468. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 111 (3): 511-522. doi.org/10.1007/s00015-018-0304-9.

 

Stalder, C., Vertino, A., Ru?ggeberg, A., Camozzi, O., Spangenberg, J., Van Rooij, D., Spezzaferri, S.*, 2018. Large-scale paleoceanographic variations in the western Mediterranean Sea during the last 34,000 years: from enhanced cold-water coral growth to declining mounds. Marine Micropalentology, 143, 46-62, doi:10.1016/j.marmicro.2018.07.007.

 

Terhzaz. L., Hamoui, N., Spezzaferri, S., Lofti, E.M. and Henriet, J.P., 2018.  Carbonate mounds from the Moroccan Margin (Mediterranean Sea): Facies and environmental control. Compte Rendu Geoscience, DOI: 10.1016/j.crte.2018.04.003.

 

2017

 

Coletti, G., El Kateb, A., Basso, B. and Cavallo, A., and Spezzaferri, S., 2017. Nutrient influence on Miocene carbonate factories: evidences from SEDEX extraction on Burdigalian limestones (NW Italy and S France). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 475, 80-92.

Mojtahid, M., Toucanne S., Fentimen, R., Barras, C., Le Houedec, S., Soulet G., Bourillet, J.-F. & Michel E. 2017. Changes in northeast Atlantic hydrology during Termination 1: Insights from Celtic margin's benthic foraminifera. Quaternary Science Reviews 175:45-59.

 

Pisapia, C., Rahman, M. A., Abdulla, A., Basheer, A., Caldwell, Z., Ducarme, F., Elkateb, A., Fox, M., Furby, K., Ibrahim, M., Moritz, C., Schmidt, A., Spezzaferri, S., Sweet, M., Zgliczynski, B., and Grimsditch, G., 2017. Baseline assessment of coral reefs of North Ari Atoll, Cruise Report, IUCN and Government of Maldives, Gland, Switzerland, 1–32.

 

Pisapia, C., El Kateb, A., Spezzaferri, S., and Hallock, P., 2017. Assessing coral reef health in the Maldives using the Foram Index. Marine Micropaleontology, 133, 50-57.

 

Shahzad, K., Betzler, C., Ahmed, N., Qayyum, F., Silvia Spezzaferri, S., Anwar Qadir, 2017. A. Paleocene-Eocene carbonate platform response to sea level and climate changes, Offshore Indus Basin, Pakistan, International Journal of Earth Sciences, 1-24, doi: 10.1007/s00531-017-1504-7

 

Wade, B.S., Pearson, P.N., Olsson, R. K., Premoli Silva, I., Berggren, W.A., Spezzaferri, S., Huber, B.T., Coxall, H.K., Premec-Fucek, V., Hernitz-Kucenjack, M., Hemleben C. Leckie, M.R., Smart, C.W., 2018. Taxonomy, Biostratigraphy, Phylogeny and Diversity of Oligocene and Early Miocene Planktonic Foraminifera. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Special Publication, 46, 11-28.

 

2016

 

El Kateb, A., Stalder, C. Neururer, C., Pisapia, C. and Spezzaferri, S.,* 2016. Correlation between pollution and decline of Scleractinian Cladocora caespitosa (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Gulf of Gabes. Heliyon, 2, e00195, http://www.heliyon.com/article/e00195/

 

2015

 

Leuzinger, L., Kocsis, L., Billon-Bruyat J.P- and Spezzaferri S., 2015. An unusual freshwater-influenced isotopic signature for the hybodont shark Asteracanthus revealed by the biogeochemistry of a new chondrichthyan fauna (Kimmeridgian, Swiss Jura). Biogeoscience, 2(15): 12899-12921. DOI:10.5194/bgd-12-12899-2015.

 

Maissuradze, L., Koiava, K., Kvaliashvili, L., and Spezzaferri, S., Biodiversity, evolution and biostratigraphic significance of Konkian foraminifers of Euxine.Caspian Basin of Eastern Paratethys. Proceeding of the Georgian National Museum, Natural Science and Prehistory, Section 6, 9-22.

 

Ruggeberg, A., Spezzaferri, S.*, Stalder, C. and Margreth, S., 2015. Cold-water coral reefs along the European continental margin: the role of foraminifera. In Spezzaferri, S., Stalder, C. Rüggeberg, A. (Editors). Atlas of benthic foraminifera from cold water coral reefs. Cushman Foundation Special Publication Serie, 44, 3-11.

 

 

Spezzaferri, S.*, Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C. and Margreth, S., 2015. Benthic foraminiferal assemblages from cold water coral ecosystems. In Spezzaferri, S., Stalder, C. Rüggeberg, A. (Editors). Atlas of benthic foraminifera from cold water coral reefs. Cushman Foundation Special Publication Series, 44, 20-48.

 

Spezzaferri, S.*, Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C. and Margreth, S., 2015. Systematic description and illustration of Benthic and planktonic foraminifera from cold water coral ecosystems. In Spezzaferri, S., Stalder, C. Rüggeberg, A. (Editors). Atlas of benthic foraminifera from cold water coral reefs. Cushman Foundation Special Publication Series, 44, 249-140.

 

Spezzaferri, S., Kucera, M., Pearson, P.N., Wade, B., Rappo, S., Poole, C., Morard, R. and Stalder, C., 2015.  Fossil and genetic evidence for the polyphyletic origin of the planktonic foraminiferal genus Globigerinoides and the description of the new genus Trilobatus. PLoS ONE, 10(5): e0128108.  Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128108.

 

 

Stalder, C., Szekely-Szabolcs, F. El Kateb, A., Van Rooij, D. and Spezzaferri S.*, 2015.  Schakoinella spina, a new benthic foraminifera species from the cold-water ecosystems along the western Mediterranean-Atlantic gateway. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 45,4, 344-353, DOI:10.2113/gsjfr.45.4.344.

 

Stalder, C. Vertino, A., Rosso, A., Rüggeberg, A., Pirkenseer, Spangenberg, J. C., Spezzaferri, S.*. Camozzi, O., Rappo, S., Hajdas, I, 2015. Microfossils, a key to unravel cold-water carbonate mound evolution through time: a case study from the Eastern Alboran Sea. PLoS ONE, 10(10): e0140223,  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140223.

 

Vertino, A., Spezzaferri, S.*, Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C. Wheeler, A. and the Eurofleets CWC-Moira cruise scientific party, 2015. A brief overview on cold-water coral ecosystems and facies. In Spezzaferri, S., Stalder, C. Rüggeberg, A. (Editors). Atlas of benthic foraminifera from cold water coral reefs. Cushman Foundation Special Publication Series, 44, 12-19.

 

2014

 

Stalder, C., Spezzaferri, S.*, Rüggeberg, A., Pirkenseer, C. and Gennari, G., 2014. Late Weichselian deglaciation and early Holocene development of a cold-water coral reef along the Lopphavet shelf (Northern Norway) recorded by benthic foraminifera and ostracoda. Deep Sea Research. 99, 249-269, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.07.009.

 

2013

 

Constandache, M., Yerly, F., and Spezzaferri, S.*, 2013. Internal pore measurements on macroperforate planktonic foraminifera as an alternative morphometric approach. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 106: 179-186.

Gennari, G., Spezzaferri S.*, Comas M.C., Rüggeberg, A., Lopez-Rodriguez C. and Pinheiro, L.M. 2013. Micropaleontological characterization of the mud breccia from three mud volcanoes in the West Alboran Basin: implications for age variation of the source sediments and mud volcanic activity. Marine Geology, 339, 83-95. 10.1016/j.margeo.2013.04.002.

Jaramillo-Vogel, D., Strasser, A., Frijia G. and Spezzaferri, S., 2013. Neritic isotope and sedimentary record of the Eocene-Oligocene greenhouse-icehouse transition in a global context. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.11.003, 369, 361-367.

Schönfeld, J., Golikova, E., Korsun, S and Spezzaferri, S., 2013. The Helgoland Experiment - assessing the influence of methodologies on Recent benthic foraminiferal assemblage composition. Journal of Micropaleontology, 32, 161-182, doi: 10.1144/jmpaleo2012-022.

 

Spezzaferri S., * Rüggeberg, A. Stalder, C. and Margreth, S, 2013. Benthic foraminifera from Norwegian cold-water coral reefs. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 43:1, 21-39.

 

2012

 

Schönfeld, J., Jorissen, F. Korsun, S., Alve, E., Geslin, E., Spezzaferri*, S and members of the FOBIMO Working Group, 2012. The FOBIMO (FOraminiferal BIo-Monitoring) initiative – towards a formalised protocol for benthic foraminiferal monitoring studies. Marine Micropaleontology, 94-95, 1-3; 10.1016/j.marmicro.2012.06.001.

 

2011

 

Gennari, G., Rosenberger, T., Spezzaferri, S.*, Berger, J.-P., Fleitmann, D., Preusser, F., Al-Shanti, M., and Matter, A., 2011. Faunal evidence of a Holocene pluvial phase in Saudi Arabia. Journal Foraminiferal Research, 41:3, 248-259.

Henriet, J.P., Spezzaferri, S.*, Samankassou, E., Foubert, A., Van Rooij, D. and Rüggeberg A., 2011. Carbonate mounds in shallow and deep time. Marine Geology, 282, 1-4, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2011.02.010.

Margreth, S., Gennari, G., Rüggeberg, Comas M.C., Pinheiro, L., and Spezzaferri S.*, 2011. Growth and demise of cold-water coral ecosystems on mud volcanoes in the West Alboran Sea: messages from the planktonic and benthic foraminifera. Marine Geology, 282, 26-39, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2011.02.006.

Pirkenseer, C., Spezzaferri, S. and Berger, J.P., 2011. Reworked microfossils as a paleogeographic tool: A case study from the Paleogene of the Upper Rhine Graben. Geology, 39, 9, 843-846.

 

2010

 

Pirkenseer, C., Spezzaferri, S. and Berger, J.-P., 2010. Palaeoecology and biostratigraphy of the Paleogene Foraminifera from the southern Upper Rhine Graben and the influence of reworked planktonic Foraminifera. Palaeontographica, Abteilung A (Paleozoology, Stratigraphy), 293: 1-3, 1-93.

 

2009

 

Coccioni, R., Frontalini, R. and Spezzaferri, S., 2009. Late Eocene impact-induced environmental perturbations: implication for climate and hydrological changes: evidence from the Massignano GSSP  (central Italy). In Koeberl, C. and Montanari S. (eds) "The Late Eocene Earth". Geological Society of America, Special Paper (GSA-SP), 452, 97-118.

Gennari, G., Tamburini, F., Ariztegui, D., Hajdas, I., and Spezzaferri, S. *, 2009. Geochemical evidence for high-resolution variations during deposition of the Holocene S1 sapropel on the Cretan Ridge, eastern Mediterranean. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 273, 239-248.

Margreth, S., Rüggeberg, A. and Spezzaferri, S.*, 2009. Benthic foraminifera as proxies for cold-water coral reef ecosystems along the Irish Margin. Deep Sea Research I, 56, 2216-2234, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2009.07.009.

Maisuradze, L., Koiava, K. and Spezzaferri, S.* 2009 Taxonomic revision and new species/subspecies of Middle-Late Miocene (Bessarabian) miliolids of the Family Hauerinidae Schwager from Georgia - Eastern Paratethys. Geologica Carpathica, 60:5, 419-430.

Shatilova, I., Maissuradze, L., Koiava, K., Mchedlishvili, N., Rukhadze, L., Spezzaferri, S.*, and Strasser, A., 2009. Bioevents on the territory of Georgia during the late Cenozoic as evidenced by foraminifera and palynomorphs. Proceedings Georgian Academy of Science, Biology Series, B, V. 7, No 1-2, p. 90-109.

Spezzaferri, S. and Pearson P.N., 2009. Catapsydrax indianus a new planktonic foraminifera index species for the Late Oligocene-Early Miocene. Journal Foraminiferal Research, 39:2, 112-119.

Spezzaferri, S., ?ori?, S. and Stingl, K., 2009. Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Karpatian-Badenian (Late Burdigalian-Early Langhian) transition in the Styrian Basin (Austria): An example from the Wagna Section. Acta Geologica Polonica, 59:4, 523-544.

Spezzaferri, S.*, 2009. COld-Water CArbonate Reservoir systems in Deep Environments (COCARDE): A Pilot Industry—Academia Partnership in Marine Research Drilling, EOS Transaction AGU, 90(24), 209.

 

2008

 

Dubois, N., Kindler, P., Spezzaferri, S., and ?ori?, S., 2008. The initiation of the southern central Great Barrier Reef: New multiproxy data from Pleistocene distal sediments from the Marion Plateau (NE Australia). Marine Geology, 250, 223-233.

Maissuradze, L., Koiava, K., Spezzaferri, S.*, Shatilova, I., Mchedlishvili, N., Shubitidze, L., Strasser, A., 2008. The microfaunistical and palynological characteristic of Middle Sarmatian deposits of Eastern Georgia (Kartli). Proceedings Georgian Academy of Science, Biology Series, B, No 1-2, p. 57-71.

Picot, L., Becker, D, Cavin, L., Pirkenseer, C., Lapaire, F., Rauber, G., Hochuli, P., Spezzaferri, S. and Berger, J.-P. 2008.  Sédimentologie et paleontologie des paléoenvironments côtiers rupéliens de la Molasse marine rhénane dans le Jura Suisse. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 1-31, doi: 10.1007/s00015-008-1275-z.

Shatilova, I., Maissuradze, L., Koiava, K., Mchedlishvili, N., Rukhadze, L., Spezzaferri, S.*, and Strasser, A., 2008. Foraminifers and Palynomorphs in the Sarmatian deposits of Kartli (Eastern Georgia): Stratigraphical and paleoclimatological implications. Proceedings Georgian Academy of Science, Biology Series, B, No 3-4, p. 65-76.

Spezzaferri, S.*, 2008. Exploring Escarpment Mud Mound Systems and Mud Volcanoes with new European strategies for sustainable mid-depth coring, EOS, Transaction AGU, 89:5, 39-40

Spezzaferri S., and Caron. M., 2008. Revision of the species Pseudothalmanninella klausi (Lehmann, 1966) and Globotruncanella semsalensis (Corminboeuf, 1961) and first scanning electron images of the holotypes. Revue de Paléobiologie, 27, 1, 81-88.

 

2007

 

Bernoulli, D., Hottinger, L., Spezzaferri, S. and Stille, P., 2007. Miocene shallow-water limestones from San Nicolau (Cabo Verde Islands) and their geological significance. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 200, 215-225, doi: 10.1007/s00015-007-1224-2.

Maissuradze, L., Koiava, K. and Spezzaferri, S.*, 2007. The regularity of development of Miliolidae in Sarmatian Basins of Western and Eastern Paratethys. Problems in Paleobiology, Tbilisis, II, 80-88.

Rögl, F., ?ori?, S., Hohenegger, J., Pervesler, P., Roetzel, R., Scholger, R., Spezzaferri, S. and Stingl, K., 2007. Cyclostratigraphy and Transgressions at the Early/Middle Miocene (Karpatian/Badenian) Boundary in the Austrian Neogene Basins (Central Paratethys). Scripta Facultatis Scientiarum Naturalium, Universitatis Masarykianae, Brno, 36, 7-13.

Rollion-Bard, C., Vigier, N. and Spezzaferri S., 2007. In-situ measurements of calcium isotope compositions by ion microprobe in carbonates and application to the study of foraminifera. Chemical Geology, 244, 679-690

Spezzaferri, S.*, Neururer, C., Grobety, B., and Pirkenseer, C., 2007. Scanning Electron Microscope imaging of uncoated microfossils: Applications, perspective and limitation. Journal Foraminiferal Research, 37: 3, 270-276.

Spezzaferri, S. and Yanko-Hombach, V., 2007. Hyalinea marmarica, a new species of benthic foraminifera from the Eastern Mediterranean. Journal Foraminiferal Research, 37:4, 309-317.

Spezzaferri, S., Tamburini, F.,  2007. Paleodepth variations on the Eratosthenes Seamount (Eastern Mediterranean): sea-level changes or subsidence?. eEarth Discussions, 2007, 2 (3), pp.115-132.

Vigier, N., Rollion-Bard, C., Spezzaferri, S. and Brunnet, F., 2007. In-situ measurements of Li isotopes in foraminifera. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 8:1, 1-9, Q01003, doi: 10.1029/2006GC001432.

 

2006

 

Caron, M. and Spezzaferri, S., 2006. Scanning Electron Microscope documentation of the lost holotypes of Mornod 1949: Thalmanninella reicheli and Rotalipora montsalvensis. Journal Foraminiferal Research, 36:4, 374-378.

Caron, M. and Spezzaferri, S., 2006. Dicarinella imbricata (Mornod 1949): First SEM documentation of the lost holotype and a new foraminifer assemblage from the type horizon (Upper Cretaceous, Switzerland). Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, 99, 295-299.

 

2005

 

Spezzaferri, S. and Spiegler, D., 2005. Fossil planktonic foraminifera (an overview). Paläontologisches  Zeitschrift. Stuttgard. Invited article. 79:1, 149-166.

Spiegler, D. and Spezzaferri, S., 2005. Bolboforma, an overview. Paläontologische Zeitschrift. Stuttgard. Invited article. 79:1, 167-181.

 

2004

 

?ori?, S., Harzhauser, M., Hohenegger, J., Mandic, O., Pervesler, P., Roetzel, R., Scholger, R., Spezzaferri, S., Stingl, K., Svabenicka, L., Zohrn, I. and Zuschin, M., 2004. Stratigraphy and Correlation of the Grund Formation (Middle Miocene, Lower Badenian, Austria). Geologica Carpathica, 55:2, 207-215.

Spezzaferri, S., 2004. Foraminiferal biostratigraphy and paleoecology of the Grund Formation. Geologica Carpathica, 55:2, 155-164.

Spezzaferri, S., Rögl, F., ?ori?, S. and Hohenegger, J., 2004. Paleoenvironmental reconstruction and agglutinated foraminifera form the Karpatian/Badenian (Early/Middle Miocene) transition in the Styrian Basin (Austria, Central Paratethys). Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, IWAF-6. 423-459.

Spezzaferri, S. and Rögl, F., 2004. Bolboforma (Phytoplankton Incertae Sedis), Bachmayerella and other Calciodinelloidea (Phytoplankton) from the Middle Miocene of the Alpine-Carpathian Foredeep (Central Paratethys). Journal of Micropaleontology, 23, 139-152.

 

2003

 

Harzhauser, M., Daxner-Höck, G., Boon-Kristkoiz, E., ?ori?, S., Mandic, O., Miklas-Tempfer, P., Roetzel, R., Rögl, F., Schltz, O., Spezzaferri, S., Ziegler, R. and Zohrn I., 2003. Palaeoecology and biostratigraphy of the section Mühlbach (Gaindorf Formation, lower Middle Miocene, Lower Badenian, Austria). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museum Wien, 104A, 323-334.

Rögl F. and Spezzaferri S., 2003. Foraminiferal paleoecology and biostratigraphy of the Mühlbach section (Gaindorf Formation, Lower Badenian). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museum Wien, 104A, 23-75.

 

2002

 

Mandic, O., Harzhauser, M., Spezzaferri, S. and Zuschin, M., 2002: The paleoenvironment of an early Middle Miocene Paratethys sequence in NE Austria with special emphasis on paleoecology of mollusks and foraminifera. GeoBios, 35:1, 193-206.

Rögl, F., Spezzaferri, S. and ?ori?, S., 2002. Micropaleontology and biostratigraphy of the Karpatian-Badenian transition (Early-Middle Miocene boundary) in Austria (Central Paratethys). Senkenberg Courier, Frankfurt, 237, 47-68.

Spezzaferri, S., Basso, D. and Coccioni, R., 2002. Eocene planktonic foraminiferal response to an extraterrestrial impact at Massignano GSSP (Northeastern Appennines, Italy). Journal Foraminiferal Research, 32:2, 188-199.

Spezzaferri, S., McKenzie, J.A. and Isern, A., 2002. Linking the oxygen isotope record of Late Neogene eustasy to sequence stratigraphic patterns along the Bahamas Margin: Results from a paleoceanographic study of ODP Leg 166, Site 1006 sediments. Marine Geology, 185:1-2, 95-120.

Spezzaferri, S., ?ori?, S., Hohenegger, J. and Rögl, F., 2002. Basin-scale paleobiogeography and paleoecology: An example from Karpatian (Latest Burdigalian) benthic and planktonic foraminifera and calcareous nannoplankton from the Central Paratethys. GeoBios, 35:1, 241-256.

Williams, T., Kroon, D. and Spezzaferri, S., 2002. Middle-Upper Miocene cyclostratigraphy of downhole logs and short to long-term eccentricity cycles in carbonate production of the Great Bahama Bank. Marine Geology, 185:1-2, 75-93.

 

2001

 

Minoletti, F., Gardin, S., Nicot, E., Renard, M. and Spezzaferri, S., 2001. Mise au point d'un protocole expérimentale de séparation granulométrique d'assemblages de nannofossiles calcaires: applications paléoécologiques et géochimiques. Bulletin Société Géologique de France, 4, 436-446.

Spezzaferri S., Mutti, M. and Spiegler, D., 2001. Integrated planktonic foraminifera, Bolboforma and carbon isotope stratigraphy in a Miocene carbonate ramp setting from the Acreide area (Sicily): the Palazzolo Section. Marine  Micropaleontology, 43:3-4, 223-238.

Spezzaferri, S. and ?ori?, S., 2001. Ecology of Karpatian (Early Miocene) foraminifera and calcareous nannoplankton from Laa an der Thaya, Lower Austria: a statistical approach. Geologica Carpathica, 200:6, 361-374.

 

2000

 

Basso, D. and Spezzaferri, S., 2000. Distribution of living (stained) benthic foraminifera in the Iskenderun Bay (Eastern Turkey): A statistical approach. Bollettino Società Paleontologica Italiana, 39:3, 359-379.

Coccioni, R., Basso, D., Brinkhuise, H., Galeotti, S., Gardin, S., Monechi, S. and Spezzaferri, S., 2000. Marine biotic signals across a late Eocene impact layer at Massignano, Italy: evidence for long-term environmental perturbations? Terra Nova, 12:6, 258-263.

Kroon, D. Williams, T., Spezzaferri, S., Sato, T. and Wright, J.D., 2000. Coupled early Pliocene-middle Miocene bio-cyclostratigraphy of Site 1006 reveals orbitally induced patterns of Great Bahama Bank carbonate production. In Swart, P.K., Eberli, G.P., Malone, M.J., and Sarg, J.F. (eds.), Proceedings ODP, Scientific Results, 166: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 155-166.

Spezzaferri, S. Basso, D. and Koral H., 2000. Holocene paleoceanographic evolution of the Iskenderun Bay, Southeastern Turkey, as a response to river mouth diversion and human impact. Mediterranean Marine Research, Athens, 1:1, 19-43.

 

1999

 

Di Stefano, E., Cita, M.B., Spezzaferri, S. and Sprovieri, R., 1999.  The Messinian-Zanclean Pissouri Section, Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean. Memorie Società Geologica Italiana, 54, 133-144.

Iaccarino, S., Castradori, D., Cita M.B., Di Stefano, E., Gaboardi, S., McKenzie, J.A., Spezzaferri, S. and Sprovieri, R., 1999. The Miocene-Pliocene boundary and the significance of the earliest Pliocene flooding in the Mediterranean. Memorie Società Geologica Italiana, 54, 109-131.

McKenzie, J.A., Spezzaferri, S. and Isern, A, 1999. The Miocene/Pliocene boundary in the Mediterranean and Bahamas: implications for a global flooding event in the earliest Pliocene. Memorie Società Geologica Italiana, 54, 93-108.

Mutti, M., Bernoulli, D., Spezzaferri, S. and Stille, P., 1999. Lower and Middle Miocene carbonate facies in the central Mediterranean: the impact of paleoceanography on sequence stratigraphy. Advance in carbonate sequence stratigraphy: An application to reservoirs, outcrops and models, Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) Special Publication 63, 371-384.

 

1998

 

Israelson, C. and Spezzaferri, S., 1998. Strontium isotope stratigraphy from ODP Sites 918 and 919.  In  Larsen, H.C., Saunders, A. (eds.), Proceedings ODP, Scientific Results, 152: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 233-242.

Premoli Silva, I., Spezzaferri, S. and D'Angelantonio, A., 1998. Cretaceous foraminiferal bio- isotope stratigraphy of Hole 967E and Paleogene planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of Hole 966F (ODP Leg 160, Eastern Mediterranean). In Robertson, A., Emeis, K.-C., Richter, C. (eds.), Proceedings ODP, Scientific Results, 160: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 377-394.

Robertson, A.H.F., Emeis, K.-C., Richter, C., Blanc-Valleron, K.-C.,  Bouloubassi, I.,  Brumsack, H.J.,  Cramp, A.,  Di Stefano, E., Flecker, R.,  Frankel, E., Howell, M.W., Janecek, T.R.,  Jurado-Rodriguez, M.-J.,  Kemp, A.E.S., Koizumi,  I., Kopf, A. ,  Major, C.O., Mart, Y., Pribnow, D.F.C., Rabaute, A., Roberts, A.P., Rullkotter, J.H., Sakamoto, T.,  Spezzaferri, S., Staerker, T.S.,  Stoner, J.S.,  Whiting, B.M. and Woodside, J.M. 1998. Collision-related break-up of a carbonate platform (Eratosthenes "Seamount") and mud volcanism on the Mediterranean Ridge: preliminary synthesis and implications of tectonic results of ODP Leg 160 in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Geological Society of London, 243-271.

Spezzaferri S. and Spiegler D., 1998. Bolboforma biostratigraphy from the East Greenland Margin, Leg 152, Hole 918D. In  Larsen, H.C., Saunders, A and Clift, P. (eds.), Proceedings ODP, Scientific Results, 152: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 201-208.

Spezzaferri S., 1998. Planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental implications of Leg 152 Sites (East Greenland Margin). In Larsen, H.C., Saunders, A. and Clift. P. (eds.), Proceedings ODP, Scientific Results, 152: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 161-190.

Spezzaferri, S. and Spiegler, D., 1998. Pliocene and Pleistocene biostratigraphy of Bachmayerella tenuis and Incertae Sedis, forma A, Eastern Mediterranean, Leg 160, Holes 965A, 966A, 967A, and 969A.  In Robertson, A., Emeis, K.-C., Richter, C. (eds.), Proceedings ODP, Scientific Results, 160: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 125-136.

Spezzaferri, S., McKenzie, J.A. and Cita, M.B., 1998. The Miocene/Pliocene boundary in the Eastern Mediterranean: Results from ODP Leg 160, Sites 967 and 969. In Robertson, A., Emeis, K.-C., Richter, C. et al., Proceedings ODP, Scientific Results, 160: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 9-28.

 

1997

 

Steininger, F.F., Aubry, M.P., Berggren, W.A., Biolzi, M., Borsetti, A.M., Cartlidge, J.E., Cati, F., Corfield, R., Gelati, R., Iaccarino, S., Napoleone, G., Ottner, F., Rögl, F., Roetzel, R., Spezzaferri, S., Tateo, F., Villa, G. and Zavemboom, D., 1997. The Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Neogene. Episodes, 20:1, 23-28.

Steininger, F.F., Aubry, M.P., Biolzi, M. Borsetti, A.M., Cati, F., Corfield, R., Gelati, R., Iaccarino, S., Napoleone, G., Rögl, F., Roetzel, R, Spezzaferri, S., Tateo, F., Villa, G. and Zavemboom, D. 1997. Proposal for the Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Neogene (The Paleogene/Neogene Boundary). In Montanari, A., Odin, G.S., Coccioni, R. (eds), Miocene Stratigraphy. An Integrated Approach. Developement in Paleontology and Stratigraphy, Elsevier, 15, 125-147.

 

1996

 

Premoli Silva, I., Erba, E., Spezzaferri, S. and Cita, M.B, 1996. Variation in age of the diapiric Mud Breccia along and across the axis of the Mediterranean Ridge Accretionary Complex. Marine Geology, 132, 175-202.

Spezzaferri, S. in Leg 160 Scientific Party, 1996. Evidence of collisional processes associated with ophiolite obduction in the Eastern Mediterranean: results from Ocean Drilling Program Leg 160. Geological Society of America (GSA) Today, 5, 11.

Spezzaferri, S. in Leg 160 Shipboard Scientific Party, 1996. Explanatory Notes. Sites 963-973 Reports, ODP Leg 160. In Robertson, A., Emeis, K.-C.,  Richter, C. (eds.), Proceedings ODP, Initial Reports, 160: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1-972.

Spezzaferri, S., 1996. The Oligocene/Miocene boundary in the Lemme Section (Piedmont Basin, Northern Italy): paleoclimatic evidence based on planktonic foraminifera. Giornale di Geologia, 58:1/2, 119-139.

 

1995

 

Robertson, A.H.F., Emeis, K.-C., Richter, C., Blanc-Valleron, K.-C.,  Bouloubassi, I.,  Brumsack, H.J.,  Cramp, A.,  Di Stefano, E., Flecker, R.,  Frankel, E., Howell, M.W., Janecek, T.R.,  Jurado-Rodriguez, M.-J.,  Kemp, A.E.S., Koizumi,  I., Kopf, A. ,  Major, C.O., Mart, Y., Pribnow, D.F.C., Rabaute, A., Roberts, A.P., Rullkotter, J.H., Sakamoto, T.,  Spezzaferri, S., Staerker, T.S.,  Stoner, J.S.,  Whiting, B.M. and Woodside, J.M. 1995. Mud Volcanism on the Mediterranean Ridge: initial results of Ocean Drilling Program Leg 160. Geology, 24:3, 239-242.

Spezzaferri, S. in Leg 152 Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995. Explanatory Notes, Sites 914-919 and Summary and Principal Results, ODP Leg 152. In Larsen, H.C., Saunders, A., Clift, P. (eds.), Proceedings ODP, Initial Reports, 152: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1-292.

Spezzaferri, S., 1995. Planktonic foraminiferal paleoclimatic implications across the Oligocene/Miocene transition in the oceanic record (Atlantic, Indian and South Pacific). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 114, 43-74.

 

1994

 

Basso, D., Spezzaferri, S., Yanko, V., Koral, H. and Avsar, N., 1994. Cruise AVI-II 92: preliminary data from the Iskenderun Bay (Turkey). Rendiconti Accademia dei Lincei, 4, 233-245.

Larsen H.C., Beget J., Clift P., Wei W., Spezzaferri S. and the Leg 152 Shipboard Scientific Party, 1994. Seven million years of glaciation in Greenland. Science, 264, 952-955.

Spezzaferri, S. 1994. Planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the Oligocene and lower Miocene in the oceanic record. An overview. Palaeontographia Italica, 81, 1-187.

Spezzaferri, S. in Leg 152 Shipboard Party 1994. Fire and Ice: the SE Greenland margin drilled by ODP Leg 152. EOS, 75:35, 401-406.

Steininger, F., Aubry, M.P., Biolzi, M., Borsetti, A.M., Cati, F., Corfield, R., Gelati, R., Iaccarino, S., Napoleone, C., Roegl, F., Roetzel, R., Spezzaferri, S., Tateo, F., Villa, G. and Zavemboom, D., 1994. Proposal for the Global Stratotype Section Point (GSSP) for the base of the Neogene (The Paleogene/Neogene Boundary). International Global Correlation Program 329, 1-41.

 

1993

 

Premoli Silva, I., Castradori, D. and Spezzaferri, S., 1993. Calcareous nannofossil and planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of Hole 810C (Shatsky Rise, Equatorial Pacific Ocean). In Natland, J.H., Storms, M.A. (eds.), Proceedings ODP, Scientific Results; 132: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 15-36.

Staffini, F., Spezzaferri, S. and Aghib, F., 1993. Mud diapirs of the Mediterranean Ridge: sedimentological and micropaleontological study of the mud breccia. Rivista Italiana Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, 99:2, 225-254.

 

1992

 

Spezzaferri, S., Murero, D. and Premoli Silva, I., 1992. Paleoclimatic interpretation based on Oligocene planktonic foraminifera: a comparison between Hole 538A, Leg 77 (Gulf of Mexico) and   Hole 709B, Leg 115 (Indian Ocean). Memorie Società Geologica Italiana, 44, 129-134.

Spezzaferri, S., 1992. Il limite Oligocene/Miocene nel "record Oceanico" (Atlantico, Indiano, Sud Pacifico): biostratigrafia e paleoclimatologia. Doctorate thesis, Publication University of Milan.

Spezzaferri, S. 1992. The Oligocene/Miocene boundary in the "Oceanic record" (Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean): biostratigraphy and paleoclimatology. Paleopelagos, 2, 79-88.

 

1991

 

Spezzaferri, S. and Premoli Silva, I., 1991. Oligocene planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy and paleoclimatic interpretation from Hole 538A, DSDP Leg 77, Gulf of Mexico. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 83, 217-263.

Spezzaferri, S. 1991. Evolution and taxonomy of Paragloborotalia kugleri (Bolli). Journal Foraminiferal Research, 21:4, 313-318.

 

1990

 

Premoli Silva, I. and Spezzaferri, S., 1990. Paleogene planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental remarks on Paleogene sediments from Indian Ocean sites, Leg 115. In Backman, J., Duncan, R.A., Peterson, L.C. (eds.), Procedings ODP, Scientific Results; 115: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 277-314.

 

1988

 

Spezzaferri, S. in Leg 115 Shipboard Scientific Party, 1988. Site Reports ODP Leg 115. In Backman, J., Duncan, R.A, Peterson, L.C. (eds.), Proceedings ODP, Initial Reports, 115: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 125-1073.