• Multiscale comparative analysis of marine biominerals and their ecological implications
  • Palazzo, Quinzia <1993>


  • CHIM/03 Chimica generale e inorganica


  • Marine biomineralizing organisms provide a fundamental link between biology and environment. Calcified structure are important archives that can provide us main means of understanding organism adaptation, habits, environmental characteristics, and to look back in time and explore the past climate and their evolutionary history. In fact, biomineralized structures retain an unparalleled record of current and past ocean conditions through the investigation of their microchemistry and isotopes. This thesis considers aspects of two different biomineralization systems: fish otolith and coral skeletons at macro-, micro- and nanoscale, with the aim to understand how their morphology, structural characteristics and compositions can provide information of their functionality, and the environmental, behavioural, and evolutionary context in which organisms are framed. To this end, I applied a multidisciplinary approach in the scope to investigate calcified structures as “information recorders” and as models to study the phenotypic plasticity.


  • 2022-06-17


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Palazzo, Quinzia (2022) Multiscale comparative analysis of marine biominerals and their ecological implications, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Tecnologie innovative e uso sostenibile delle risorse di pesca e biologiche del mediterraneo (fishmed-phd) , 34 Ciclo. DOI 10.48676/unibo/amsdottorato/10416.