TALARICO Franco Maria
Positions: 2000 - present Associate Professor of Petrology, Università di Siena, Italy
1991-1999 Assistant Professor (Petrography and Metamorphic petrology), Dip. Scienze della Terra, Università di Siena, Italy
1986-1990 Research contracts for the petrographical and geochemical study of the crystalline basement of Northern Victoria Land (P.N.R.A. - Università di Siena, Italy).
Research activity in the field of metamorphic and igneous petrology, structural geology and geochronology of crystalline basements of: Western Alps (1985-1990), Antarctica (1986 to present), Australia (2001 to present), Tanzania (2011 to present) and Arctic (Siberia, 2011 to present). Petrological and provenance studies on glaciomarine sequences (Ross Sea, McMurdo Sound) in the frame of the international Cape Roberts Project and ANDRILL projects (1997 to present).
Partecipation to 15 geological expeditions in Antarctica and 1 in the Arctic.
Principal investigator (or co-PI) in several projects in the Italian Antarctic Programm (PNRA) (from 1987 to present), or funded by the italian Ministry of Research (MIUR) (PRIN 2008, 2006, 2002,1996) and by the University of Siena (PAR 2002). 2004 - Present M-ASIC (McMurdo ANDRILL Science Implementation Committee), chair and national representative I-ANDRILL. 1999: winner of the F.Ippolito Prize for Antarctic studies awarded by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy
Reviewer of papers in: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Lithos, Precambrian Research, Gondwana Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Bollettino Società Geologica Italiana, Terra Antartica, Terra Antartica Reports, Polarforschung. Reviewer of proposals submitted to the Argentinian, German and French Polar Programms, PRIN and FIRB MIUR programs, and to the European Research Council (ERC)