Writing Clearly and Concisely! A Lesson from the Father of Geology

Fadl Raad - Université de Montpellier (France) In 1770, wandering around his farm in eastern Scotland, James Hutton, today known to be the father of geology, noticed that the soil in his farm was being created from the erosion of the surrounding rocks and subsequently washed and carried away by rain, streams and rivers and … Continue reading Writing Clearly and Concisely! A Lesson from the Father of Geology

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Beyond the Scala dei Turchi: A stairway from the Messinian to the Zanclean

Athina Tzevahirtzian - Universitá degli Studi di Palermo (Italy) Scala dei Turchi or “Stairs of the Turks” is one of the most popular Mediterranean destinations located on the southern coast of Sicily, in the area of Capo Rossello. Its attraction grew through the legend of these unusual staircases, also revealed by its name, referring to … Continue reading Beyond the Scala dei Turchi: A stairway from the Messinian to the Zanclean

Mente et Malleo, (et Computatrum)

Author: Hanneke Heida - Institut de Ciències de la Terra Jaume Almera (CSIC) (Barcelona - Spain) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q___eADYvJM Source: Garcia-Castellanos et al. (2003). ‘Mente et malleo’ (Mind and hammer) is written on the souvenir plates me and my fellow students received at the end of our first geological fieldwork. After four weeks traversing the hills around … Continue reading Mente et Malleo, (et Computatrum)

Foraminifera: What are they and why are we studying them

Author: Francesca Bulian - Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) Oceans are one of the largest and most productive habitats on our planet. Nonetheless most of the living organisms remain invisible to the naked eye: for instance, the Foraminifera (commonly referred as forams). They are single-celled eukaryotic organisms that live in the photic zone (the uppermost portion … Continue reading Foraminifera: What are they and why are we studying them

1st SALTGIANT Workshop in Palermo (Italy)

The first SaltGiant workshop (November 2018), hosted by the University of Palermo, has marked the beginning of the ENT Project. The workshop brought together, for the first time, the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), the Principal Investigators (PIs) and some members of the partner organizations, during four amazing days. The first day, after a formal introduction … Continue reading 1st SALTGIANT Workshop in Palermo (Italy)