ALBERTO MALATESTA: 20 YEARS OF ACTIVITY AT THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ITALY

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Francesco Angelelli
Maria Letizia Pampaloni
Rita Maria Pichezzi
Giulia Ventura

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Angelelli F., Pampaloni M. L., Pichezzi R. M. & Ventura G., Alberto Malatesta: 20 years of activity at the Italian Geological Survey. This work illustrates the activity of the Professor Alberto Malatesta as geologist and palaeontologist during his over 20 years-long career at the Geological Survey of Italy and his important scientific contribution to the growth of the Survey itself. Primarily, his activity concerned: ٠ the geological survey to bring to fruition the geological map of Italy at 1:100.000 scale; ٠ the recovery and identification of a large number of fossil specimens, collected during his geological surveys; over the years, they became part of relevant fossil collections hosted in the Paleontological Museum of the Geological Survey of Italy, headed by A. Malatesta himself. Among the many tasks charges entrusted to A. Malatesta, the following are worth to be remembered: ٠ Applied geology consultant; ٠ Member of the Editorial Board of the Bollettino del Servizio Geologico d’Italia since 1968; ٠ Member of the Italian Committee of Stratigraphy since 1970. ٠ Acting Director of the Geological Survey of Italy. His scientific publications dealt with the various fields of geology. Among them it is worth to remember the two paleontological monographs published on the Memorie per Servire alla Descrizione della Carta Geologica d’Italia about the Italian Plio-Pleistocene mollusc faunas. A. Malatesta

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Angelelli, F., Pampaloni, . M. L., Pichezzi, R. M., & Ventura, G. (2011). ALBERTO MALATESTA: 20 YEARS OF ACTIVITY AT THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ITALY . Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 24(1), 11–39. Retrieved from https://amq.aiqua.it/index.php/amq/article/view/238
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