Mattia Tagliavento

Geochemistry - Sedimentology - Paleontology

About Me

My Story
I am a geochemist and carbonate sedimentologist. My main research interests include: 
  • the development of the new Dual Clumped Isotope Thermometry (∆47 & ∆48),
  • the use of Clumped Isotope Thermometry (∆47) to:
    • investigate the thermophysiology of extinct organism,
    • reconstruct the climate of the past.
My scientific carrier started at the Sapienza University in Rome where I obtained a B.Sc. in Earth Science (2013) and a M.Sc in Exploration Geology (2016). 
My Bachelor Thesis project focussed on investigating the preservation and the taphonomic history of a specimen (MSP 444) of the Nothosauride family, a group of triassic marine reptiles.  The Master Thesis aimed at improving our understanding of the causes that lead the Jurassic carbonate platform of the "Calcare Massiccio" to its drowning. This work and its results contributed to a larger publication published in Brandano et al. (2016).
In 2016 I moved to the University of Copenhagen to start a Ph.D that I successfully completed in 2019. My work here focussed on extrapolating new sets of information from the finest fraction of Chalk (coccoliths and micarbs), using a combination of Clumped Isotope Thermometry, stable isotope and pyrite framboids.
Since September 2020 I am employed as Postdoctoral Researcher at Goethe University in Frankfurt where I am responsible for the running operations of our Kiel IV + MAT 253Plus system.  In addition, I am currently working on developing different approaches to reconstruct the thermophysiology of extinct organism using both Clumped Isotope and Dual Clumped Isotope Thermometry.



Goethe University

Altenhöferallee 1
60438 Frankfurt am Main