Riccardo Asti


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Equipe T4
BAT 15, Pièce 214, Campus Beaulieu
Université de Rennes 1
35042 RENNES cedex

Thèmes de recherche

My research activities generally concern the relationships between tectonics and sedimentation in extensional and transtensional context. I’m interested in the exhumation of deep crustal and upper mantle rocks in continental, oceanic and ocean-continent transition settings. In particular, I like to study the match between the structural and metamorphic evolution of extensional structures with the sedimentary record of tectonic and exhumation processes.

During my PhD (@ Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy) I studied the relationship between ductile-to-brittle extensional detachment tectonics and the evolution of supradetachment basins using as a case study the Gediz Graben (Menderes Massif, Western Turkey). The integration of detrital apatite fission track studies in the basin with structural and petrographic analyses on the ductile-to-brittle Gediz detachment and on its intrusive footwall, together careful field observations, allowed to propose a coherent model for the polyphasic evolution of the system and to highlight three different exhumation events each one with a different spatial and tectonic relevance.

Since May 2016 I’ve joined the Géosciences Rennes laboratory with a Post-doc position in the frame of the Orogen Project (CNRS-INSU + BRGM + Total). The research project I’m currently working on, named “Control of mantle dynamics on Iberian and Mediterranean basins”, aims to study the relationships between sub-continental mantle exhumation and its sedimentary record at the margins of the Iberian plate during its Mesozoic and Cenozoic evolution. In particular, the aim is to unravel the feedbacks between kinematics of the margins, mantle dynamics, thermal regime, architecture of the margins and syn-tectonic sedimentation.


2016 : PhD in Geology. Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy (Name of the project : “A source-to-sink history of the supradetachment Gediz Graben (W Turkey) : from exhumation of the Central Menderes Massif through the Gediz Detachment Fault to sedimentation in the graben” . Advisor : Prof. Claudio Faccenna ; Co-advisors : Prof. Marco Giovanni Malusà (Milano Bicocca University), Prof. Federico Rossetti, Prof. Domenico Cosentino – Principal methods of analysis : detrital apatite fission tracks, geological mapping, field-based structural analysis, in-situ U-Pb dating, reconstruction of P-T-t paths, petrographic fabric analysis in thin section, micropaleontology)

2012 : Master’s Degree in Geology. Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy (Dissertation title : “Tectonostratigraphic Evolution of the Western L’Aquila Basin, Central Italy” – Principal methods of analysis : geological mapping, structural data analysis, seismic reflection profile, paleomagnetism and AMS, macro- and micropaleontology)

2009 : Bachelor’s Degree in Geological Sciences. Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy (Dissertation title : “Geological Map on a Scale of 1:5.000 of the Area of Roccamorice (PE, Abruzzo, Italy) and Characterization in Thin Section of the Microbiofacies of Limestones and Marls of the Bolognano Formation outcropping in the Area”)