THE ROSAE PROJECT

ROSAE is a scientific project aiming to study organism-sediment relationships in extreme environments – from the deep sea to eventual ecosystems beyond Earth. To this aim, special emphasis is placed on the products of the interactions between organisms and sediments: burrows and bioturbated textures. Both modern and fossil habitats will be explored…

  • Burrows 90%

  • Ethology 80%

  • Astrobiology 85%

  • Geology 75%

ENVIRONMENTS

organism-sediment relationships in the deep seain salt lakesbeyond Earthin extreme environments

METHODS

how to study extreme environments?

Earth Sciences
Life Sciences

We will apply the methods of ichnology – the scientific discipline dealing with traces – to study extreme environments. This discipline studies traces such as burrows, borings and footprints and as such it is at the interface between Earth and Life Sciences. Traces can provide significant insight on how organisms behave in extreme environments!

TIMELINE BLOG

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THE ROSAE TEAM

palaeontologists, geologists, biologists and physicists for the study of extreme environments

Andrea Baucon

ichnologist

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia/ Naturtejo

Annalisa Ferretti

palaeontologist

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Federico Bernardini

archaeologist

ICTP

Andrea Cardini

biologist

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Barbara Cavalazzi

geobiologist

University of Bologna

Antonio Celani

physicist

ICTP

Fabrizio Felletti

geologist

University of Milan

Antonio Todaro

biologist

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia