Rosanna Maniscalco

Associate Professor of [GEO/02]
Membership Section: Earth Sicnce section
Office: Palazzo dell'Etna – via San Nullo 5 h/i catania - I Piano
Email: rosanna.maniscalco@unict.it rosanna.maniscalco67@gmail.com
Phone: 0954783717
Mobile: 3479313282
Web Site: www.researchgate.net/profile/Rosanna_Maniscalco
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Office Hours: Friday from 09:00 to 13:00 Please, send an email to: rosanna.maniscalco@unict.it



I teach in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Earth Sciences. I am a Biostratigraphy (Foraminifera) and Stratigraphy Scientist interested in the field of Structural Geology. I am interested in Marine Geology topics and I participated  in Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) cruises in Atlantic Ocean (Gran Canaria and Madeira Abyssal Plain) and Sicily Channel (CNR). I am Vice-Coordinator of Earth Sciences and Environment Ph.D. Course, Orienting and International Delegate and Member of "Commissione Docenti-Studenti" of Department. I am Scientific Responsible of Sedimentological Lab.

  • EDUCATION

1995 – Ph.D. Earth Sciences    University of Catania. Thesis  on “Tectonics and sequence stratigraphy of Upper Tortonian-Lower Messinian basins in central-southern Sicily"
1990 – B.S. + M.S. Geology, 110/110 cum laude,   University of Catania, Italy
Visiting Ph.D. student (1992) @University of Leeds (UK) – Host: Prof. Robert W.H. Butler

  • ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2016 -  National Scientific Habilitation for the role of Full Professor,  Sector 04/A2 Structural Geology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Paleontology.
2016 – Associate Professor in Stratigraphy (GEO/02), University of Catania, IT.
2010 - Associate Professor in Structural Geology (GEO/03) University of Catania, IT.
2006 – Visiting Researcher @GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany)-  Project title: “The Volcaniclastic apron of Gran Canaria and Guimar debris avalanche”, Host: Prof. Dr. H. U. Schmincke.
2004-2010 – Research Fellowship University of Catania.
2000 – Visiting Researcher @ GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany)  Vigoni, Programme 2000, CRUI-DAAD- Project title: "Neotectonic deformation processes in SE Sicily and their relationships to active regional tectonics in the Central Mediterranean", Host: Prof. Dr. H. U. Schmincke.
1999 - Visiting Researcher @ GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany) - Socrates project: “Volcaniclastic apron of Gran Canaria (ODP, Leg157)” Host: Prof. Dr. H. U. Schmincke.
1997-1999 - Post-doc University of Catania, IT.
1997: Visiting Researcher @ GEOMAR, Kiel University (Germany). Project title: “Volcaniclastic apron of Gran Canaria (ODP, Leg 157)” Host:  Prof. Dr. H. U. Schmincke.
1995 – Post-doc Istituto di Geologia Marina (IGM, now ISMAR) of CNR – Bologna, Italy: Project title: “"Seismic stratigraphy of the front of the Gela Nappe in the offshore of Gela-Licata-Agrigento".”, Tutor Dr. Andrea Argnani.

  • ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES

2021- Vice-Coordinator of Ph.D. School in Earth and Environment Science, University of Catania;
2012 - present: Member of the Board of Instructors for the Ph.D. School in Earth Science, University of Catania; 2013 - present: Students Orientation delegate for Earth Sciences courses. 2013 - 2019: Departmental Quality Assessment (QA) Responsible, Catania University.
2017-present: Member of Commissione Paritetica Docenti-Studenti of the Department.

  • SUPERVISION OF Ph.D. STUDENTS

2012-­‐2016: Co-­‐Supervisor of Patricia Romagna Pinter (Ph.D. student in Geology, University of Aberdeen, UK) Project: “Interaction of deep-­‐water sandstones with the substrate: analogues from Numidian turbidites (Sicily, Italy)”.
2015-­‐2018: Supervisor of Alessandra G. Pellegrino, Ph.D. student University of Catania, Project: “Understanding block rotation of strike-­‐slip fault zones in Yunnan (China): paleomagnetic and structural approach.

  • Present: Supervisor of Martina Forzese, Ph.D. student of the University of Catania, Project: "The response of coastal carbonate parasequences to relative sea-level change and evolving palaeoclimatic proxies".

  • REVIEWING AND EDITORIAL ACTIVITY

2012 -­‐ present: Member of the MIUR referee panel (SIR, FIRB and PRIN PROJECTS).

Referee for papers submitted to Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Newsletters on Stratigraphy, Palaeo3, Tectonics, Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology. Editorial Board Member of MDPI Journal Earth. 

Guest Editor of a Special Issue of Italian Journal of Geosciences. 

Topic Editor of the Research Topic "Source or Sink? Erosional and Depositional Signatures of Tectonic Activity in Deep-Sea Sedimentary Systems" Frontiers.

Guest Editor of Special Volume "Advances in Marine Micropaleontology" MDPI.

  • REVIEW OF RESEARCH/INSTITUTIONS QUALITY 
    •    2020-2021 ANVUR (National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes) - GEV04 Earth Sciences (VQR 2015-2019)
    •    2020-2023 Member of the Quality Evaluation Group of Arts Academy, Catania

  • CRUISES
    2018-21 EDISON Sicily Channel – Vega platform
    1995 – CNR Exp. CS95 Sicily Channel Deep-sea dredging of sediment-starved steep reliefs in the Strait of Sicily
    1994 - ODP EXP.157 Gran Canaria-Madeira Abyssal Plain 

ORGANIZATION OF MEETINGS/FIELD TRIPS (convener and/or Sc. and Organizing Committee):

30 June-4 July 2022 Young Researchers in Structural Geology and Tectonics (YORSGET)

4 July -10 July 2022 - DRT 2022, Catania, Sicily.

25-26 February 2021 – 4° Convegno dei Geologi marini italiani. Online. Convener of the Workshop: “Crisi di salinità messiniana: stato di avanzamento”.

2018-  SGI-SIMP 2018 "Geosciences for environment, natural hazards and cultural heritage", Settembre 2018 - Catania. 
2015- Riunione annuale del Gruppo Italiano Geologia Strutturale (GIGS), Catania, 30 settembre 2015. 2012- Giornate di Paleontologia XII edizione, Catania, 24-26 maggio 2012. 2012 - 86° Congresso Nazionale della Società Geologica Italiana, Arcavacata di Rende, 18-20 SETTEMBRE 2012. 2008 “Tethys to Mediterranean: a journey of geological discovery. Meeting in memory of Angelo Di Grande and Mario Grasso”, Catania, 3-5 giugno 2008. 1997 - Interim Colloquium Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy (RCMNS) “Neogene Basins of the Mediterranean Region: Controls and correlation in space and time” (Catania, 4-9 Novembre). 
2013- Field leader COCARDE Workshop and Field Seminar “Bridging off-shore and on-land research on carbonate mounds: common concepts and techniques Carbonate buildups from Sicily: Triassic to Quaternary examples”, Sicily, 23-27 September 2013. 2015 - Field leader Meeting AAPG “Fractured reservoirs: Geological, Geophysical and Engineering Tools to crack them”, 16-17 April 2015.

ACTIVITY IN THE FRAME OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES
Responsible of the following Erasmus Agreements of Catania University with: Erlangen-­‐Nurimberg University (Germany), Lubiana University (Slovenia), Pecs University (Hungary); Zaghreb (Croatia), Patras (Greece).

  1. October 2022: Visiting Researcher @ University of Stavanger (Norway)
  2. May 2019: Visiting Professor in the frame of STA (Staff Teaching Exchange) Erasmus Programme at the University of Kiel (Germany)
  3. June 2017: Visiting Professor in the frame of STA (Staff Teaching Exchange) Erasmus Programme at the University of Lubjana (Slovenja)
  4. July 2015: Visiting Professor in the frame of STA (Staff Teaching Exchange) Erasmus Programme at theUniversity of ERLANGEN (GERMANY).
  5. June 2014: Visiting professor in the frame of STA (Staff Teaching Exchange) Erasmus Programme at the Geology and Petroleum Geology Department of Aberdeen University.

 

FUNDED RESEARCH GRANTS AS PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

FIR 2014, University of Catania.

"Piano della Ricerca" University of Catania 2016-2018 

"Piano della Ricerca" University of Catania 2018-2020.

PIACERI 2020-2022 entitled DATASET “DAl rifTing Alla colliSionE conTinentale: studio stratigrafico-strutturale della superficie e del sottosuolo Ibleo, patrimonio geologico e naturale della Sicilia sud-orientale”.

Grants CHANCE University of Catania, 2016-2018 and 2020-2022.

Last edit: 03/02/2021

  1. McArthur, A.D., Maniscalco, R., Gamberi, F., Butler, R.W.H. (2022) Editorial: Source or Sink? Erosional and Depositional Signatures of Tectonic Activity in Deep-Sea Sedimentary Systems. Front. Earth Sci.Sec. Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Diagenesis doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.1042473

Contributions to Journals

  • Articles
  1. McArthur, A.D., Maniscalco, R., Gamberi, F., Butler, R.W.H. (2022) Editorial: Source or Sink? Erosional and Depositional Signatures of Tectonic Activity in Deep-Sea Sedimentary Systems. Front. Earth Sci.Sec. Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Diagenesis doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.1042473 link
  2. Nadudvari, A., Forzese, M., Maniscalco, R., Di Stefano, A., Misz-Kennan, M., Marynowski, L., Krzykawski, T., Simoneit, B.R.T. (2022) The transition toward the Messinian evaporites identified by biomarker records in the organic-rich shales of the Tripoli Formation (Sicily, Italy). International Journal of Coal Geology, Available online 22 June 2022, 104053, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2022.104053
  3. Maniscalco, R.; Fazio, E.; Punturo, R.; Cirrincione, R.; Di Stefano, A.; Distefano, S.; Forzese, M.; Lanzafame, G.; Leonardi, G.; Montalbano, S.; et al. The Porosity in Heterogeneous Carbonate Reservoir Rocks: Tectonic versus Diagenetic Imprint—A Multi-Scale Study from the Hyblean Plateau (SE Sicily, Italy). Geosciences 2022, 12, 149. link
  4. PUNTURO R., MANISCALCO R., CASSARINO G. (2021). The “asphaltic stone” of Ragusa - A simple rock with a long history. BOLLETTINO CAI, ISBN 978 88 7982 125 4: 55-73.
  5. BRUNO G., BARONE G., DE GUIDI G., MANISCALCO R., MAZZOLENI P., MESSINA D., PELLEGRINO A.G. (2021). Preliminary report on the possible identification of Mutatio Gelasium along the Roman road Catania-Agrigento (It. Provinciarum Antonini Augusti n. 88). 
    Geologia dell'Ambiente, ISSN 1591-5352, 1/2021: 39-45.
  6. MANISCALCO R., TANASI D. (2020). Underground geo-archeosites of Hyblean and Maltese areas. Geologia Tecnica e Ambientale, 2 (20): 81-87. ISSN 1722-0025

  7. NADUDVARI, A., ABRAMOWICZ, A., MANISCALCO R. & VICCARO M. (2020). The Estimation of Lava Flow Temperatures Using Landsat Night-Time Images: Case Studies from Eruptions of Mt. Etna and Stromboli (Sicily, Italy),Kilauea (Hawaii Island), and Eyjafjallajökull and Holuhraun (Iceland). Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 2537;  https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/16/2537/htm

  8. BUTLER, R.W.H., PINTER, P.R.  MANISCALCO, R. & HARTLEY, A. (2020). Deep-water sand-fairway mapping as a tool for tectonic restoration: decoding Miocene central Mediterranean palaeogeography using the Numidian turbidites of southern Italy. Journal of the Geological Society, https://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2020/04/08/jgs2020-008

  9. SPERANZA, F., PELLEGRINO, A. G., ZHANG,B., MANISCALCO, R., CHEN, S., & HERNANDEZ‐MORENO, C. (2019). Paleomagnetic evidence for 25–15 Ma crust fragmentation of north Indochina (23–26°N): Consequence of collision with Greater India NE corner? Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 5425–5448https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008308

  10. MANISCALCO R., CASCIANO C.I., DISTEFANO S., GROSSI F. & DI STEFANO A. (2019). Facies analysis in the Second Cycle Messinian evaporites predating the early Pliocene reflooding: the Balza Soletta section (Corvillo Basin, central Sicily). Italian Journal of Geosciences, 138:301-316. https://doi.org/10.3301/IJG.2019.06

  11. BUTLER R.W.H., MANISCALCO R., PINTER P. (2019). Syn-kinematic sedimentary systems as constraints on the structural response of thrust belts: re-examining the structural style of the Maghrebian thrust belt of Eastern Sicily. Italian Journal of Geosciences, 138:371-389. https://doi.org/10.3301/IJG.2019.11

  12. GAMBINO S., FAZIO E., MANISCALCO R., PUNTURO R., LANZAFAME G., BARRECA G., BUTLER R.W.H. (2019). Fold-related deformation bands in a weakly buried sandstone reservoir analogue: A multi-disciplinary case study from the Numidian (Miocene) of Sicily (Italy), Journal of Structural Geology, Volume 118, 2019, Pages 150-164, ISSN 0191-8141,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2018.10.005.
  13. PELLEGRINO A.G., ZHANG B., SPERANZA F., MANISCALCO R., YIN C., HERNANDEZ-MORENO C., WINKLER A. (2018). Tectonics and  paleomagnetic rotation pattern of Yunnan (24°N-25°N, China): Gaoligong fault shear vs. mega-block drift. Tectonics, https://doi.org/10.1029/2017TC004899
  14. PINTER P.R., BUTLER R.W.H., HARTLEY A., MANISCALCO R., BALDASSINI N., DI STEFANO A. (2017). Tracking sand-fairways through a deformed turbidite system: the Numidian (Miocene) of Central Sicily, Italy. Basin Research, 30, 480-501. doi: 10.1111/bre.12261.
  15. PINTER P.R., BUTLER R.W.H., HARTLEY A., MANISCALCO R., BALDASSINI N., DI STEFANO A. (2016). The Numidian of Sicily revisited: A thrust-influenced confined turbidite system. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 78: 291-311. link
  16. PELLEGRINO A., MANISCALCO R., SPERANZA F., HERNANDEZ-MORENO C., STURIALE G. (2016). Paleomagnetism of the Hyblean Plateau, Sicily: A review of the existing data set and new evidence for lack of block rotation from the Scicli–Ragusa Fault System. Ital. J. Geosci., 135 (2): 300-307. DOI: 10.3301/IJG.2015.30   Pages: 1-25. link
  17. DI STEFANO A., BALDASSINI N., MANISCALCO R., SPERANZA F., MAFFIONE M., CASCELLA A., FORESI L.M., (2015). New bio-magnetostratigraphic data on the Miocene Moria section (Northern Apennines, Italy): connections between the Mediterranean region and the North Atlantic Ocean. Newsletters on Stratigraphy, Volume 48, Number 2, April 2015, pp. 135-152(18). link
  18. LA RUSSA M.F., BELFIORE C., FICHERA G.V., MANISCALCO R., CALABRO’ C., RUFFOLO S.A., PEZZINO A. (2015). The behaviour to weathering of the Hyblean limestone in the Baroque architecture of the Val di Noto (SE Sicily) : an experimental study on the “Calcare a Lumachella stone”, Construction and Building Materials, 77, Pages 7–19,doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.11.073. link

  19. BONFORTE A., CATALANO S., MANISCALCO R., PAVANO F., ROMAGNOLI G., STURIALE G. & TORTORICI G. (2015). Geological and Geodetic Constraints on the Deformation along the Active Northern Margin of the Hyblean Plateau (Se Sicily). TECTONOPHYSICS, vol. 640-641, p. 80-89, ISSN: 0040-1951, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.11.024. link
  20. BUTLER R.W.H., MANISCALCO R., STURIALE G. & GRASSO M. (2015). Stratigraphic variations control deformation patterns in evaporite basins: Messinian examples, onshore and offshore Sicily (Italy). Journal of the Geological Society, v. 172:113-124, first published on November 27, 2014, doi:10.1144/jgs2014-024. link
  21. ROSSO A, SANFILIPPO R, RUGGIERI R, VERTINO A, MANISCALCO R (2015). Exceptionally preserved submarine cave communities: the Pleistocene Rumena Cave (Sicily, Italy). LETHAIA, ISSN: 0024-1164, doi: DOI 10.1111/let.12094
  22. DI PAOLO L., OLIVETTI V., CORRADO S., ALDEGA L., BALESTRIERI M.L. MANISCALCO R. (2014). Detecting the stepwise  propagation of the Eastern Sicily thrust belt (Italy): insight from thermal and thermochronologic constraints. Terra Nova, Article first published online: 8 MAY 2014, DOI: 10.1111/ter.12106. link
  23. ZECCHIN M., CIVILE D., CAFFAU M., MUTO F., DI STEFANO A., MANISCALCO R., CRITELLI S. (2013). The Messinian succession of the Crotone Basin (southern Italy) I: Stratigraphic architecture reconstructed by seismic and well data. Marine and Petroleum Geology, ISSN: 0264-8172, 48, 455-473. link
  24. ZECCHIN M., CAFFAU M., DI STEFANO A., MANISCALCO R., LENAZ D., CIVILE D., MUTO F., CRITELLI S. (2013). The Messinian succession of the Crotone Basin (southern Italy) II: Facies architecture and stratal surfaces across the Miocene-Pliocene Boundary. Marine and Petroleum Geology, ISSN: 0264-8172, 48, 474-492. link
  25. TURTU’ A, SATOLLI S, MANISCALCO R, CALAMITA F, SPERANZA F. (2013). Understanding progessive arc and strike-slip rotations in curve-shaped orogenic belts: the case of the Olevano-Antrodoco-Sibillini thrust (Northern Apennines, Italy). JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH. SOLID EARTH, vol. 118, p. 1-15, ISSN: 0148-0227, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50096. link
  26. ZECCHIN M, CAFFAU M, CIVILE D, CRITELLI S, DI STEFANO A, MANISCALCO R, MUTO F, STURIALE G, RODA C. (2012). The Plio-Pleistocene evolution of the Crotone Basin (southern Italy): an interplay between sedimentation, tectonics and eustasy in the frame of Calabrian Arc migration. EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS, vol. 115, p. 273-303, ISSN: 0012-8252, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2012.10.005. link

  27. IACCARINO S.M, DI STEFANO A, FORESI L.M, TURCO E, CASCELLA A, DA PRATO S, FERRARO L, GENNARI R, HILGEN F.J, LIRER F, MANISCALCO R, MAZZEI R, RIFORGIATO F, RUSSO B, SAGNOTTI L, SALVATORINI G, SPERANZA F, VERDUCCI M (2011). High-resolution integrated stratigraphy of the upper Burdigalian-lower Langhian in the Mediterranean: the Langhian historical stratotype and new candidate sections for defining its GSSP. STRATIGRAPHY, vol. 8, p. 199-215, ISSN: 1547-139X.  link
  28. DI STEFANO A, VERDUCCI M, MANISCALCO R, SPERANZA F, FORESI L.M (2011). High–resolution stratigraphy of the Contrada Pesciarello borehole succession (SE Sicily):a lower Langhian reference section for the Mediterranean region. STRATIGRAPHY, vol. 8, p. 111-124, ISSN: 1547-139X. link

  29. ALDEGA L, CORRADO S, DI PAOLO L, SOMMA R, MANISCALCO R, BALESTRIERI M.L (2011). Shallow burial and exhumation of the Peloritani Mts. (NE Sicily, Italy): Insight from paleo-thermal and structural indicators. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, vol. 123 (1/2), p. 132-149, ISSN: 0016-7606. link
  30. MANISCALCO R, DE GUIDI G, PEDLEY H.M, STURIALE G. GRASSO M (2010). Geological map of the Corvillo and Mandre Basins (Caltanissetta Basin, Central Sicily): Explanatory notes. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES, vol. 129 (2), p. 316-326, ISSN: 2038-1719. link
  31. MANISCALCO R, STURIALE G. GRASSO M (2010). Presentazione della Carta geologica dei Bacini di Corvillo e Mandre (Sicilia centrale). GEOLOGI DI SICILIA, vol. XVIIII (3), p. 48, ISSN: 2038-2863.
  32. P. CARVENI, S. BENFATTO, S. IMPOSA, MANISCALCO R, M. SALLEO PUNTILLO AND G, STURIALE (2011). Review of historical earthquakes and survey of active faults in the San Leonardello graben area, Mt. Etna (Sicily). CONTRIBUTIONS TO GEOPHYSICS & GEODESY, vol. 41, p. 1-19, ISSN: 1335-2806. link
  33. CORRADO S, ALDEGA L, BALESTRIERI M.L, MANISCALCO R, GRASSO M (2009). Structural evolution of the sedimentary accretionary wedge of the Alpine System in Eastern Sicily: Thermal and thermochronological constraints. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, vol. 121 (11-12), p. 1475-1490, ISSN: 0016-7606, doi: 10.1130/B26420.1. link
  34. ALDEGA L, CORRADO S, GRASSO M, MANISCALCO R (2007). Correlation of diagenetic data from organic and inorganic studies in the Apenninic-Maghrebian fold-and-thrust belt: a case study from eastern Sicily. THE JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY, vol. 115, p. 335-353, ISSN: 0022-1376. link
  35. PEDLEY H.M, GRASSO M, MANISCALCO R, ESU D (2007). The Monte Carrubba Formation (Messinian, Sicily) and its correlatives: New light on basin-wide processes controlling sediment and biota distributions during the Palaeomediterranean-Mediterranean transition. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, vol. 253 (3-4), p. 363-384, ISSN: 0031-0182, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.06.009. link
  36. CARVENI P, BENFATTO S, MANISCALCO R, SALLEO PUNTILLO M, STURIALE G (2006). La Salsa e la Gurna di Fondachello: evoluzione di un vulcano di fango e di uno stagno costiero all’estrema periferia nord-orientale dell’edificio vulcanico etneo (Sicilia). IL QUATERNARIO, vol. 19 (1), p. 67-76, ISSN: 0394-3356
  37. CARVENI P, BENFATTO S, MANISCALCO R, SALLEO M, STURIALE G (2005). Controllo tettonico sulla morfologia del basso versante nord-orientale dell’Etna (Sicilia). IL QUATERNARIO, vol. 18 (2), p. 57-68, ISSN: 0394-3356
  38. ALDEGA L, CORRADO S, GRASSO M, MANISCALCO R (2005). Correlation of inorganic and organic thermal indicators in the eastern Sicily fold-and-thrust belt. ATTI TICINENSI DI SCIENZE DELLA TERRA. SERIE SPECIALE, vol. 10, p. 61-65, ISSN: 1724-0077. link

  39. CARVENI P, BELLA D, BENFATTO S, MANISCALCO R, SALLEO M, STURIALE G (2005). Sollevamenti a grande scala e conseguenti fenomeni gravitativi: l’esempio del versante orientale dell’Etna (Sicilia). IL QUATERNARIO, vol. 18 (2), p. 157-171, ISSN: 0394-3356

  40. ZAGHLOUL M.N, DISTASO A, GIGLIUTO L.G, MANISCALCO R, PUGLISI D (2005). Stratigraphy and provenance of Lower and Middle Miocene strata within the External Tanger Unit: (Intra-Rif Sub-Domain, External Domain; Rif, Morocco): first evidence. GEOLOGICA CARPATHICA, vol. 56 (6), p. 517-530, ISSN: 1335-0552. link

  41. GRASSO M, MANISCALCO R, STURIALE G (2004). Presentazione della Carta geologica del settore nord-occidentale dell’Avampaese Ibleo e del fronte della Falda di Gela (Scala 1:25000). GEOLOGI DI SICILIA, vol. XII, p. 7-8, ISSN: 2038-2863.
  42. GRASSO M, AMORE C, MANISCALCO R, GEREMIA F, INGRASCIOTTA V, IOPPOLO S (2003). Dati preliminari sulle ricerche stratigrafiche e sedimentologiche eseguite nel Lago di Pergusa (Enna). BOLLETTINO DELL’ACCADEMIA GIOENIA DI SCIENZE NATURALI IN CATANIA, vol. 36 (363), p. 173-190, ISSN: 0393-7143

  43. SPERANZA F, ADAMOLI L, MANISCALCO R, FLORINDO F (2003). Genesis and evolution of a curved mountain front: paleomagnetic and geological evidence from the Gran Sasso range (central Apennines, Italy). TECTONOPHYSICS, vol. 362, p. 183-197, ISSN: 0040-1951, doi: 10.1016/S0040-1951(02)00637-6. link

  44. SPERANZA F, MANISCALCO R, GRASSO M (2003). Pattern of orogenic rotations in central-eastern Sicily: implications for the timing of spreading in the Tyrrhenian Sea. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol. 160, p. 183-195, ISSN: 0016-7649. link
  45. PEDLEY H.M, GRASSO M, MANISCALCO R, SANSONE M (2003). Stratigraphic, sedimentologic and petrographic characteristics of the “Pietra di Comiso” (Hyblean Plateau, SE Sicily) and its response to weathering processes. BOLLETTINO DELL’ACCADEMIA GIOENIA DI SCIENZE NATURALI IN CATANIA, vol. 36 (363), p. 105-132, ISSN: 0393-7143
  46. MANISCALCO R, RENDA P. GRASSO M (2001). Caratteri stratigrafici e posizione strutturale delle “Argille Varicolori” della Sicilia centrale. BOLLETTINO DELL’ACCADEMIA GIOENIA DI SCIENZE NATURALI IN CATANIA, vol. 34 (360), p. 77-99, ISSN: 0393-7143

  47. PEDLEY H.M, GRASSO M, MANISCALCO R, BEHNCKE B, DI STEFANO A, GIUFFRIDA S, STURIALE G (2001). The sedimentology and palaeoenvironment of Quaternary temperate carbonates and their distribution around the northern Hyblean Mountains (SE Sicily). BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 121, p. 233-255, ISSN: 0037-8763. link

  48. GRASSO M., PEDLEY H.M., MANISCALCO R, RUGGIERI R (2000). Geological context and explanatory notes of the “Carta Geologica del settore centro-meridionale dell’Altopiano Ibleo”. MEMORIE DELLA SOCIETA’ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 55, p. 45-52, ISSN: 0375-9857. link

  49. SPERANZA F., MANISCALCO R, MATTEI M. & FUNICIELLO R. (2000). Paleomagnetism in the Sicilian Maghrebides: review of the data and implications for the tectonic styles and shortening estimates. MEMORIE DELLA SOCIETA’ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 55, p. 95-102, ISSN: 0375-9857. link
  50. MANISCALCO R, STAMILLA R (2000). Tettonica plio-pleistocenica e sue possibili implicazioni sul carsismo dell’area siracusana.  SPELEOLOGIA IBLEA, vol. 8, p. 43-49, ISSN: 1123-9875

  51. MANISCALCO R (1999). I depositi messiniani dell’Avampaese Ibleo (Sicilia sud-orientale): distribuzione e ricostruzione paleogeografica.  BOLLETTINO DELL’ACCADEMIA GIOENIA DI SCIENZE NATURALI IN CATANIA, vol. 31, p. 77-91, ISSN: 0393-7143
  52. PEDLEY H.M, MANISCALCO R (1999). Lithofacies and faunal succession (faunal phase analysis) as a tool in unravelling climatic and tectonic signals in marginal basins; Messinian (Miocene), Sicily.  JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol. 156, p. 855-863, ISSN: 0016-7649. link
  53. LICKORISH W.H., GRASSO M., BUTLER R.W.H., ARGNANI A, MANISCALCO R (1999). Structural styles and regional tectonic setting of the “Gela Nappe” and frontal part of the Maghrebian thrust belt in Sicily.  TECTONICS, vol. 18, p. 655-668, ISSN: 0278-7407. link

  54. SPERANZA F., MANISCALCO R, MATTEI M., DI STEFANO A., BUTLER R.W.H. & FUNICIELLO R. (1999). Timing and magnitude of rotations in the frontal thrust systems of southwestern Sicily. TECTONICS, vol. 18, p. 1178-1197, ISSN: 0278-7407. link

  55. GRASSO M., LICKORISH W.H., DILIBERTO S.E., GEREMIA F., MANISCALCO R, MAUGERI S., PAPPALARDO G., RAPISARDA F. & SCAMARDA G. (1998). Geological Map of the Licata Fold Belt (South Central Sicily): Explanatory Notes.  ANNALES TECTONICAE, vol. 12, p. 51-58, ISSN: 0394-5596.
  56. BERTINI A., LONDEIX L., MANISCALCO R, DI STEFANO A., SUC J-P., CLAUZON G. & GAUTIER F. & GRASSO M. (1998). Paleobiological evidence of depositional conditions in the Salt Member, Gessoso-Solfifera Formation (Messinian, Upper Miocene) of Sicily.  MICROPALEONTOLOGY, vol. 44, p. 413-433, ISSN: 0026-2803. link

  57. SCHNEIDER J.-L., GERARD M., SCHMINCKE H.-U., WEAVER P.P.E., FIRTH J., MANISCALCO R, et alii (1997). Du volcan au sédiment: la dynamique du talus volcanoclastique sous-marin de Gran Canaria, Canaries (Atlantique oriental, Leg ODP 157).  COMPTES RENDUS DE L’ACADÉMIE DES SCIENCES. SÉRIE 2. SCIENCES DE LA TERRE ET DES PLANÈTES, vol. 324, p. 891-898, ISSN: 1251-8050.
  58. PEDLEY H.M, GRASSO M, Maniscalco R (1997). Lithological associations and their modification by fabric selective biogenic and early diagenetic processes in outer ramp settings: an example from the Oligocene of SE Sicily, Italy. BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 117, p. 133-149, ISSN: 0037-8763. link
  59. BUTLER R.W.H, PEDLEY H.M., MANISCALCO R, GRASSO M., MCCLELLAND E. & FINEGAN B. (1996). The significance of Messinian occurrences of Globorotalia margaritae and Globorotalia puncticulata in Sicily.  TERRA NOVA, vol. 8, p. 59-64, ISSN: 0954-4879

  60. LA MANNA F., GRASSO M., ROMEO M., MANISCALCO R, & DI STEFANO A. (1995). Evoluzione tettonico-sedimentaria neogenica del bordo tirrenico dei Monti Nebrodi (Sicilia settentrionale).  STUDI GEOLOGICI CAMERTI. NUOVA SERIE, vol. 1995/2, p. 293-305, ISSN: 0392-0631
  61. GRASSO M., MIUCCIO G., MANISCALCO R, GAROFALO P., LA MANNA F. & STAMILLA R. (1995). Plio-Pleistocene structural evolution of the western margin of the Hyblean Plateau and the Maghrebian foredeep, SE Sicily. Implications for the deformational history of the Gela Nappe. ANNALES TECTONICAE, vol. 9, p. 7-21, ISSN: 0394-5596

  62. GRASSO M., PEDLEY H.M., MANISCALCO R (1994). The application of a Late Burdigalian-Early Langhian Highstand Event in correlating complex Tertiary orogenic carbonate successions within the Central Mediterranean. GÉOLOGIE MÉDITERRANÉENNE, vol. 21, p. 69-83, ISSN: 0397-2844
  63. Grasso M., Guerrera F., La Manna F., Maniscalco R, Moretti E., Puglisi D., Vigo F. (1991). Caratteri stratigrafici, sedimentologici e petrografici delle Calciruditi e Calcareniti del M. Pomiere (Auct.) – Monti Nebrodi, Sicilia centro-settentrionale.  MEMORIE DELLA SOCIETA’ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 47, p. 115-127, ISSN: 0375-9857. link

Ocean Drilling Program – Leg 157 “Gran Canaria and Madeira Abyssal Plain – Initial Reports 

  1. Schmincke, H.-U., Weaver, P.P.E., Firth, J.V., et al., 1995. Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 157: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program). doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.157.1995
  2. Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995. Background, objectives, and principal results of Madeira Abyssal Plain drilling. In Schmincke, H.-U., Weaver, P.P.E., Firth, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 157: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 5–10. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.157.101.1995
  3. Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995. Background, objectives, and principal results of drilling the clastic apron of Gran Canaria (VICAP). In Schmincke, H.-U., Weaver, P.P.E., Firth, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 157: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 11–25. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.157.102.1995
  4. Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995. Explanatory notes. In Schmincke, H.-U., Weaver, P.P.E., Firth, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 157: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 27–48. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.157.103.1995
  5. Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995. Site 950. In Schmincke, H.-U., Weaver, P.P.E., Firth, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 157: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 51–104. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.157.104.1995
  6. Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995. Site 951. In Schmincke, H.-U., Weaver, P.P.E., Firth, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 157: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 105–134. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.157.105.1995
  7. Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995. Site 952. In Schmincke, H.-U., Weaver, P.P.E., Firth, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 157: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 135–178. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.157.106.1995
  8. Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995. Site 953. In Schmincke, H.-U., Weaver, P.P.E., Firth, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 157: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 317–394. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.157.107.1995
  9. Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995. Site 954. In Schmincke, H.-U., Weaver, P.P.E., Firth, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 157: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 395–431. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.157.108.1995
  10. Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995. Site 955. In Schmincke, H.-U., Weaver, P.P.E., Firth, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 157: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 433–496. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.157.109.1995
  11. Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995. Site 956. In Schmincke, H.-U., Weaver, P.P.E., Firth, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 157: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 497–557. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.157.110.1995

Chapters or articles in books

  1. MESSINA C, ROSSO A, SCIUTO F, DI GERONIMO I, NEMEC W, DI DIO T, DI GERONIMO R, MANISCALCO R (2007). Anatomy of a transgressive system tract revealed by integrated sedimentological and palaeoecological study: the Barcellona P.G. Basin, northeastern Sicily, Italy. In: AUTORI VARI. Sedimentary Processes, Environments and Basins – A tribute to Peter Friend. vol. 38, p. 367-400, ISBN: 978-1-4051-7922-5. link
  2. GRASSO M, PEDLEY H.M, BEHNCKE B, MANISCALCO R, STURIALE G (2004). Integrated stratigraphic approach to the study of the Neogene-Quaternary sedimentation and volcanism in the northern Hyblean Plateau (Sicily). In: AUTORI VARI. Mapping Geology in Italy. p. 159-166, FIRENZE:S.EL.CA., ISBN: 88-448-0189-2. link
  3. BRUNNER C., SBLENDORIO-LEVY J., MANISCALCO R, HOWE R., HERR B., FULLER M., GOLDSTRAND P.M. & VAN DEN BOGAARD P. (1998). Biostratigraphic and magnetostratigraphic evaluation of Sites 953, 954, 955 and 956, Canary Islands. . In: Proc. ODP, Scientific Results, 157. PROCEEDINGS OF THE OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM. SCIENTIFIC RESULTS, p. 97-114, : College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program):, ISSN: 1096-7451. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.sr.157.108.1998

  4. BRUNNER C.A., MANISCALCO R (1998). Late Pliocene and Quaternary palaeoceanography of the Canary Island region inferred from planktonic foraminifer assemblages of Site 953. . In: Proc. ODP, Scientific Results, 157. PROCEEDINGS OF THE OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM. SCIENTIFIC RESULTS, vol. 157, p. 73-82, : College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program):, ISSN: 1096-7451.doi:10.2973/odp.proc.sr.157.106.1998

  5. MANISCALCO R, & BRUNNER C. (1998). Neogene and Quaternary planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the Canary Island Region. . In: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 157 . PROCEEDINGS OF THE OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM. SCIENTIFIC RESULTS, p. 115-124, ISSN: 1096-7451.doi:10.2973/odp.proc.sr.157.109.1998

Contributions to Conferences Proceedings

  1. Forzese, Martina, Maniscalco Rosanna, Butler Robert .H. (2021). 3D digital models: accuracy, precision, and applications. Examples from central Sicily (Italy). WILLIAM SMITH MEETING 2021 Geological mapping: of our world and others VIRTUALCONFERENCE Abstract Book, 69.

  2. Forzese, Martina; Butler, Robert W.; Stephenson, Randell; MANISCALCO, ROSANNA. Backstripping the Briançonnais (Western Alps) to test Alpine rifting models. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-409. EGU General Assembly 2020. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-409

  3. MANISCALCO, ROSANNA; Corrado, Sveva; Balestra, Martina; Schito, Andrea; Casciano, Claudio Ivan; Forzese, Martina;  Montalbano, Sergio; Pellegrino, Alessandra G.; Bachtiar, Andang, Palmeri G., Di Stefano Agata. Sedimentological features and thermal maturity signature of the upper Triassic Streppenosa and Noto Formations, source rocks in the Hyblean Plateau (SE Sicily, Italy). EGU General Assembly 2020. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-21703

  4. Patricia Romagna Pinter, Rosanna Maniscalco, Robert, W.H. Butler, Adrian Hartley.  Sand-fairway mapping as a tool for decoding central Mediterranean palaeogeography using the Numidian turbidites. IAS_ROMA2019 10 - 13 September 2019.

  5. Rosanna Maniscalco, Claudio Ivan Casciano, Salvatore Distefano,  Francesco Grossi, Agata Di Stefano.  Mediterranean Reflooding Deciphered from the Sedimentological Evolution of Resedimented Messinian Evaporites: the Balza Soletta Section. IAS_ROMA2019 10 - 13 September 2019.

  6. Martina Forzese, Robert W.H. Butler, Randell Stephenson, Rosanna Maniscalco. Mesozoic tectonic evolution and stretching of the Briançonnais. IAS_ROMA2019 10 - 13 September 2019.

  7. Pellegrino Alessandra G.,, Zhang Bo, Speranza Fabio, Maniscalco Rosanna, Yin Conyuan, Hernandez-Moreno Catalina and Winkler Fabio. Pattern of deformation and vertical-axis rotation along the Gaoligon strike-slip fault zone (Yunnan, China). AGU meeting, Washington D.C., 10-14 December 2018.

  8. Pellegrino A. G., Zhang B., Speranza F., Maniscalco R., Yin C., Hernandez-Moreno C., & Winkler A. (2018). Strike-slip fault shear vs. mega-block drift in Yunnan (China): paleomagnetic and structural investigation. CONGRESSO SIMP-SGI (CATANIA, 2018). https://doi.org/10.3301/ABSGI/2018.02

  9. Pellegrino A. G., Zhang B., Speranza F., Maniscalco R., & Hernandez-Moreno C. (2018). Pattern of deformation and vertical-axis rotation in strike-slip fault zone (Yunnan, China). CONFERENCE “YOUNG RESEARCHERS IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS-YORSGET” (Montgenevre, France, 2018).

  10. Pellegrino A. G., Zhang B., Speranza F., Maniscalco R., Chen S., & Hernandez-Moreno C. (2018). Paleomagnetic evaluation of Cenozoic crustal deformation in Yunnan, China. THE FIRST SYMPOSIUM OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, TECTONICS AND GEODYNAMICS (KUNMING, CINA 2018).

  11. Rob Butler and Rosanna Maniscalco. Syn-kinematic deposition influences structural evolution in emergent thrust belts. British Sedimentological Research Group 2018. 17th-20th December 2018: 57th BSRG Annual General Meeting (Heriot-Watt University, The Lyell Centre and the British Geological Survey, Edinburgh).

  12. Sturiale G.*, Maniscalco R. & Punturo R.: The proposed Geosite “Loddiero Valley” on the Northern sector of the Hyblean Plateau (Scordia, SE Sicily) – poster. Congresso SGI-SIMP Catania 2018- 12-14 Settembre 2018

  13. Branca F.*, De Guidi G., Maniscalco R. & Sturiale G.: A geomorphologic study of epikarstic morphologies in the RNI Grotta Palombara (Hyblean Plateau) by GNSS: what controls the distribution of sinkholes? – poster. Congresso SGI-SIMP Catania 2018- 12-14 Settembre 2018

  14. Gambino S.*, Fazio E., Maniscalco R., Punturo R., Barreca G., Lanzafame G. & Butler R.: Fold-related deformation bands: an analogue of a shallow-burial reservoir from Numidian turbidites of Sicily – orale. Congresso SGI-SIMP Catania 2018- 12-14 Settembre 2018

  15. Pinter P.R., Butler R.W.H., Hartley A.J., Maniscalco R (2016). Deep-water sandstones in tectonically complex systems: the Numidian of Sicily as an example. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): D. Calcaterra, S. Mazzoli, F.M. Petti, B. Carmina & A. Zuccari, Abstract book. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 40, p. 501, ISSN: 2035-8008, NAPOLI
  16. Pinter P., Butler R.W.H., Hartley A., Maniscalco R (2016). New insights on Numidian of Sicily: a thrust-influenced confined turbidite system. In: Abstract Book, 32nd IAS International Meeting of Sedimentology, 23-25 May 2016, Marrakesh, Morocco.
  17. Distefano S., Baldassini N., Barreca G., Maniscalco R, Monaco C. & Di Stefano A. (2016). Onshore to offshore stratigraphic-structural correlation in the north-eastern Lampedusa area (Sicily Channel, Mediterranean sea). In: 88° Congresso SGI. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 40, p. 602, ISSN: 2035-8008, Napoli, 7-9 settembre 2016.

  18. Pellegrino A.G., Zhang B., Yin C., Maniscalco R, Hernandez-Moreno C. & Speranza F. (2016). Paleomagnetism of the Gaoligong strike-slip fault zone (Yunnan, China): understanding block rotation pattern. In: 88° Congresso SGI. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 40, p. 192, ISSN: 2035-8008, Napoli, 7-9 settembre 2016, doi: doi: 10.3301/ROL.2016.79
  19. Cirrincione R., Maniscalco R, Catalano S. & Perri S. (2016). Teaching geosciences in primary school: an efficient training. In: 88° Congresso SGI. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 40, p. 954, ISSN: 2035-8008, Napoli, 7-9 settembre 2016.
  20. Pinter P.R., Butler R.W.H., Hartley A.J., Maniscalco R (2016). Why is the Numidian a confined turbidite system?. In: AA. VV.. (a cura di): D. Calcaterra, S. Mazzoli, F.M. Petti, B. Carmina & A. Zuccari, Abstract book. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 40, p. 534, ISSN: 2035-8008, Napoli, 7-9 settembre 2016.
  21. STURIALE G., MANISCALCO R, PUNTURO R. (2016). La Valle del Loddiero (Monti Iblei, Sicilia sud-orientale): un laboratorio geologico naturale. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): G. BRUNO, P. CARVENI, Atti del convegno nazionale Geositi, Geomorfositi e Geoarcheositi patrimonio geologico-ambientale del Mediterraneo. GEOLOGIA DELL’AMBIENTE, vol. Suppl. n.3/2016, p. 87-90, ISSN: 1591-5352, Portopalo di Capo Passero, 4-5 settembre 2015.
  22. MANISCALCO R, STURIALE G. (2016). La scogliera di Balza di Rocca Limata (Resuttano, Sicilia): un geosito, testimonianza di vita e paleoambiente del Miocene superiore. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): BRUNO G., CARVENI P., Atti del convegno nazionale Geositi, Geomorfositi e Geoarcheositi patrimonio geologico-ambientale del Mediterraneo. GEOLOGIA DELL’AMBIENTE, vol. Suppl. n.3/2016, p. 91-93, ISSN: 1591-5352, Portopalo di Capo Passero, 4-5 settembre 2015.
  23. PUNTURO R, STURIALE G., CIRRINCIONE R., MANISCALCO R, VACCARO C. (2016). L’area di Colle Croce (Palagonia, Sicilia sud-orientale): studio geologico e petrografico di un potenziale geoarcheosito. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): G. BRUNO, P. CARVENI, Atti del convegno nazionale Geositi, Geomorfositi e Geoarcheositi patrimonio geologico-ambientale del Mediterraneo. GEOLOGIA DELL’AMBIENTE, vol. Suppl. n.3/2016, p. 173-177, ISSN: 1591-5352, Portopalo di Capo Passero (SR), , 4-5 settembre 2015.
  24. Maniscalco R, Aldega L., Corrado S., Di Paolo L., Punturo, R., & Sturiale G. (2015). Deep water Numidian sandstones in Sicily: a proven gas play. In: AAPG meeting “Fractured reservoirs: Geological, geophysical and enginering tools to crack them”. Abstract volume.. Catania, 16-17 April 2015
  25. Pellegrino A., Maniscalco R, Speranza F., Hernandez-Moreno C. & Sturiale G. (2015). Paleomagnetism of the Hyblean Plateau, Sicily: A review of the existing data set and new evidence from the Scicli-Ragusa Fault System. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): Cesare B., Giordano G., Monaco C., Vaselli O., Avanzinelli R., Bonazzi P., Cappelletti P., Carosi R., Cidu R., Cioni R., Cosentino D., Frondini F., Princivalle F., Viccaro M., ABSTRACT BOOK. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, p. 453, ISSN: 2035-8008, Firenze, 2-4 settembre 2015.

  26. P. Pinter, R.W.H. Butler, A. Hartley, Maniscalco R (2015). Interaction of deepwater sandstones with the substrate: analogues from Numidian turbidites (Miocene) of Sicily. In: 31st IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, Abstract Book. Cracovia, 22-25 giugno 2015.

  27. MONTALBANO S., IACOPINI D., MANISCALCO R (2015). Seismic characterization of fluid escape pipes internal structures and implication for their genesis: example from the Loyal field (West Shetland, North sea). In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): C. Monaco, G. Barreca, R. Cirrincione, G. Ortolano, GIGS 2015 – Riunione ed escursione annuale del GIGS Sezione di Geologia Strutturale della Società Geologica Italiana. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 36, p. 58, ISSN: 2035-8008, Catania, 30 settembre 2015, doi: 10.3301/ROL.2015.161

  28. Belfiore C.M., Fichera G.V., Pezzino A., Ruffolo S., Calabrò C., Maniscalco R, Malagodi M. (2015). The carbonate building stone of the Ortygia Island (Syracuse, Italy): characterization and decay processes. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): Cesare B., Giordano G., Monaco C., Vaselli O., Avanzinelli R., Bonazzi P., Cappelletti P., Carosi R., Cidu R., Cioni R., Cosentino D., Frondini F., Princivalle F., Viccaro M., ABSTRACT BOOK. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 35, p. 328, ISSN: 2035-8008, Firenze, 2-4 settembre 2015
  29. Somma R., Maniscalco R, Sabatino G. & Schiavone S. (2015). Volcanic sands and benthic Foraminifers in a forensic soil related to a murder case: Can these particles support intelligence for establishing soil provenance?. In: AA.VV.. ABSTRACT BOOK. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 35, p. 472, ISSN: 2035-8008, Firenze, 2-4 settembre 2015, doi: 10.3301/ROL.2015.131
  30. A. BONFORTE, S. CATALANO, MANISCALCO R, F. PAVANO, G. ROMAGNOLI, G. STURIALE, G. TORTORICI (2014). LONG- AND SHORT-TERM DEFORMATION ALONG THE ACTIVE NORTHERN MARGIN OF THE HYBLEAN PLATEAU (SE SICILY) FROM MULTIDISCIPLINARY DATA: EVIDENCE FOR A NEW POTENTIAL SEISMOGENIC SOURCE. . In: EGU 2014, ABSTRACT VOLUME. VIENNA
  31. BUTLER R.W.H., MANISCALCO R (2014). Linking basin tectonics, evaporite facies variations and their impact on subsequent deformation: insights from the Messinian.. In: AAPG meeting 2014. Houston, Texas, 6-9 April, 2014
  32. Butler R.W.H., Maniscalco R, Sturiale G & Grasso M (2014). Messinian evaporites in Sicily and nearby Ionian Sea: Linking basin tectonics, evaporite facies variations and their impact on subsequent deformation. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): B. Cesare, E. Erba, B.Carmina, L. Fascio, F.M. Petti, A. Zuccari, The Future of the Italian Geosciences – The Italian Geosciences of the Future, Abstract Book. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 31 (1), p. 147, Società Geologica Italiana , ISSN: 2035-8008, Milano, 10-12 September 2014, doi: doi: 10.3301/ROL.2014.140
  33. Pinter P., Hartley A., Butler R.W.H., Maniscalco R (2013). Deepwater sandstone fairways and their interaction with substrate: analogues from the Numidian turbidites (Miocene) of Sicily . In: Programme and Abstracts. p. 110, University of Hull, Hull (UK), 18-21 December 2013

  34. Romeo M, Maugeri G. Riccitelli W, Petruzzelli D, Schiavone S, Dugo G, Maniscalco R, Mottese A, Pollicino G.M, Sabatino G, Salvo A, Somma R. (2013). Murder: from victim identification to crime reconstruction. . In: Forensic Science Society Summer Workshop, Abstract. Lancaster Hall Hotel London, 27th-28th July 2013.
  35. Turtù A, Satolli S, Maniscalco R, Calamita F, Speranza F (2013). Progressive-arc- vs. strike-slip-related rotations in curved orogenic belts: a case study from the Northern Apennines (Italy). . In: EGU General Assembly 2013. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH ABSTRACTS, vol. 15, ISSN: 1607-7962
  36. MANISCALCO R, PEDLEY H.M, STURIALE G (2013). THE CALTANISSETTA BASIN AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF UPPER TORTONIAN-LOWER MESSINIAN REEF CARBONATES.. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): AGOSTINA VERTINO, DANIELA BASSO, COCARDE WORKSHOP AND FIELD SEMINAR Bridging off-shore and on-land research on carbonate mounds: common concepts and techniques. Carbonate buildups from Sicily: Triassic to Quaternary examples. CATANIA, 23-27 SETTEMBRE 2013
  37. Zecchin M., Caffau M., Di Stefano A., Maniscalco R, Lenaz D., Civile D., Muto F., Critelli S. (2013). The Miocene-Pliocene transition in the northern part of the Crotone Basin (southern Italy). In: Abstract. Pisa, 16-18 settembre 2013
  38. BONFORTE A, CATALANO S, MANISCALCO R, ROMAGNOLI G, STURIALE G, TORTORICI G (2012). Active deformation along the northern margin of the Hyblean Plateau (SE Sicily) from GPS and geological data. In: AA.VV.. NOTE BREVI E RIASSUNTI. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 21, p. 317-319, ISSN: 2035-8008, Arcavacata di Rende , 18-20 SETTEMBRE 2012
  39. CATALANO S., BONFORTE A., MANISCALCO R., PAVANO F., ROMAGNOLI G., STURIALE G. and TORTORICI G. (2012). GEOLOGICAL AND GEODETIC DEFORMATION RATES ALONG THE ACTIVE NORTHERN MARGIN OF THE HYBLEAN PLATEAU (SE SICILY): NEW CONSTRAINTS FOR ASSESSING THE SEISMOGENIC POTENTIAL OF THE REGION. In: 31° Convegno Nazionale Atti – Tema 1: Geodinamica. p. 32-39, ISBN: 978-88-902101-1-2, Potenza, 20-22 novembre

  40. DI PAOLO L, CORRADO S, OLIVETTI V, ALDEGA L, BALESTRIERI M.L, MANISCALCO R (2012). Stepwise behavior of the Eastern Sicily thrust belt: propagation vs thickening by means of thermal and thermochronological constraints. In: AA.VV.. NOTE BREVI E RIASSUNTI. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 21, p. 198-200, ISSN: 2035-8008, Arcavacata di Rende , 18-20 SETTEMBRE 2012
  41. ZECCHIN M, CAFFAU M, CIVILE D, CRITELLI S, DI STEFANO A, MANISCALCO R, MUTO F, STURIALE G, RODA C (2012). The Plio-Pleistocene evolution of the Crotone Basin (southern Italy). In: AA.VV.. NOTE BREVI E RIASSUNTI. RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, vol. 21, p. 112-113, ISSN: 2035-8008, Arcavacata di Rende , 18-20 SETTEMBRE 2012
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Topics: I am a Stratigraphy Scientist interested in the fields of Structural Geology. I have focused on the study of (1) Biostratigraphy in Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, (2) Relationships between tectonics and sedimentation on foreland areas and orogenic belts, (3) Oroclinal- and strike slip related rotations in curve-shaped orogenic belts, (4) Stratigraphic and Thermal analyses on the structural evolution of orogenic and accretionary wedges.

Tools: Stratigraphy, Micropaleontology (foraminifera), Structural geology, seismic interpretation. 

Field areas: Apenninic-Maghrebian orogen, Sicily Channel, Gran Canaria, Madeira Abyssal Plain, Yunnan (China).

Current, ongoing research: Relationships between tectonics and sedimentation in foreland areas and orogenic belts in Sicily and southern Apennines; Oroclinal-­‐ and strike-­‐slip-­‐related rotations in curve-­‐shaped orogenic belts and foreland areas (Northern Apennines, Maghrebian Chain and Hyblean Plateau (Sicily); Understanding block rotation of strike-­‐slip fault zones in Yunnan (south-­‐west China): paleomagnetic and structural approach; thermal constrains on the structural evolution of the Sicilian Maghrebides and the Calabrian accretionary wedge; Messinian basins – interactions between stratigraphic and deformation processes; Deep Water Sandstones in Sicily: the Numidian turbidites; Biostratigraphy in the frame of ISPRA-­‐CARG project.

Co-­‐author of more than 70 papers mainly on:
1) Relationships between tectonics and sedimentation on foreland areas and orogenic belts in Sicily and southern Apennines;
2) Stratigraphic variations and deformation patterns in Messinian Basins (onshore and offshore Sicily);
3) Biostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy of the Canary Island, Madeira Abyssal Plain and Mediterranean regions;
4) Oroclinal-­‐ and strike slip related rotations in curve-­‐shaped orogenic belts: Gela Nappe and Scicli-­‐Ragusa Fault System (Sicily), Olevano-­‐Antrodoco-­‐Sibillini thrust (Northern Apennines); block rotation along strike-­‐slip faults of Yunnan (China);
5) Basin analysis and thermal constrains on the structural evolution of the Sicilian Maghrebides and the Calabrian accretionary wedge;
6) Geological and geodetic constrains on active deformation (Hyblean Plateau, Sicily);
7) Co-­‐author and responsible of stratigraphy of detailed geological maps related to foreland areas and to orogenic sectors of the Appenninic-­‐Maghrebian Chain in Southern Apennines and Sicily;
8) Appraising structural controls on deep-­‐water sedimentation of the Numidian in Sicily.

FUNDED PROJECTS 

2021 Participant in 3GEO "Geoclimbing and Geotrekking in Geoparks. UNESCO
2020-2022 Principal Investigator (PI) PIAno di in CEntivi per la Ricerca di Ateneo di Catania “DAl rifTing Alla colliSionE conTinentale: studio stratigrafico-strutturale della superficie e del sottosuolo Ibleo, patrimonio geologico e naturale della Sicilia sud-orientale”.
2016-2018 PI PIANO PER LA RICERCA Università di Catania “Relazioni tra tettonica e sedimentazione nell’area Mediterranea dal Neogene al Quaternario”.
2016-2018 PI PIANO PER LA RICERCA, CHANCE Università di Catania on submitted PRIN 2015 Research Project “Understanding kinematics and dynamics of Indochina block extrusion by combined geological, geophysical, and petrological-geochemical investigation”.
2014- PI FIR2014, Catania University “Deep Water Sandstones in Sicily (DWSS): proven gas reservoirs and potential CO2 storage sites”.
2010-2011 Investigator PRIN “Nascita e morte dei bacini oceanici: processi geodinamici dal rifting alla collisione continentale negli orogeni mediterranei e circum-mediterranei”.
2008 Investigator PRIN “Analisi di facies, stratigrafia integrata ad alta risoluzione e indicatori paleoambientali delle successioni messiniane del Mediterraneo centro-orientale”.
2006 Investigator PRIN "Calcareous plankton integrated biostratigraphic analyses and magnetostratigraphy of lower-middle Miocene successions outcropping in the foreland and orogenic sectors of Sicily"
2003 Investigator PRIN "Late Miocene syn-sedimentary tectonics controlling Messinian evaporite basins in central and south-east Sicily. The origin of the intra-Messinian erosional surface: Tectonics and sequence stratigraphy of post-evaporite deposits". 

 

Guest Editor of Special Issue "Advances in Marine Micropaleontology"

Guest Editor of a Special Issue in Frontiers in Earth Sciences. Link

Third Mission Activities: scientific responsible of several  projectsin collaboration with Maurel et Prom Italy for the Geophysical Seismic campaign of the Research Permit Tellaro River and georesources research, in collaboration with the Department of Humanity Sciences of Catania University and Science Department of Roma Tre University.

https://www.maureletprom.fr/en/article/maurel-prom-italia-poursuit-sa-collaboration-avec-l-universite-de-catane-en-sicile

https://www.maureletprom.fr/en/article/m-p-italia-projet-sismique-en-sicile

Scientific Responsible of a joint venture with Rocca di Cerere Geopark.