Silvia Spezzaferri

Dr. Silvia Spezzaferri
Micropaléontologie, Paléocéanographie
Unité des Sciences de la Terre
Université de Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 6
CH-1700 Fribourg

Phone: +41 (0) 26 300 89 77
Phone2: +41 (0) 26 300 89 70
Fax: +41 (0) 26 300 97 42
E-mail: silvia.spezzaferri(at)
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Additional functions:
Alternate delegate for Switzerland in ESSAC

Key Publications of Silvia Spezzaferri (up to ten) :
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., 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.

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.

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.

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.

Stalder, C., Spezzaferri, S.*, Rüggeberg, A., Pirkenseer, C. and Gennari, G., 2013. 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.

Spezzaferri, S., Rüggeberg, A., Stalder, C. (Editors). Atlas of benthic foraminifera along the European Continental Margin. Cushman Foundation Special Publication Series.

Expertise of Silvia Spezzaferri:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Research Interface / Management
ScopeCauses of Change
Impact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Topic AtmosphereClimate
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereOcean
Topic BiosphereAnimals
Topic Integrated SystemsBiogeochemical Cycles except Carbon
Nutrient Cycle / Food Chain
Life Cycle
Topic EcosystemsMarine Ecosystems
Topic Politics/LawConventions / Protections
Topic SustainabilityEcological Sustainability
Economic Sustainability
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementRisk Assessment / Forecasting
Prevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
Fundamental Knowledge
Spatial ZonesCoastal Zone
Open Ocean
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
Local / Community
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Applied Research / Technology
Integrated Assessment
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building
Program Coordination / Management
PolarHigh Altitude

Specialties of Silvia Spezzaferri:
Micropaleontology, Paleoceanography, Ecology, Biomonitoring, foraminifera, cold- and warm-water corals

Last update: 1/22/19
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