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Recent Research on Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Paleontology, Tectonics, Geochemistry, Volcanology and Petroleum Geology

Proceedings of the 1st MedGU, Istanbul 2021 (Volume 2)

  • Focuses mainly on geoscience studies from the Mediterranean and surrounding areas

  • Provides new insights into the latest stratigraphic records and paleoenvironmental/environmental studies

  • Presents some new developments in geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, and volcanology

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About this book

This edited book is based on the accepted papers for presentation at the 1st MedGU Annual Meeting, Istanbul 2021. With four parts spanning a large spectrum of geological, geochemical, geophysical and petroleum topics, this book presents a series of newest research studies that are nowadays relevant to Middle East, Mediterranean region, and Africa.

The book covers various topics from the fields of (1) sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, (2) geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, volcanology, (3) structural geology, tectonics, geodynamics, and (4) petroleum and energy engineering, and petroleum geology. The content of these papers provides new scientific knowledge for further understanding new case studies and approaches in these various topics.


  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Paleontology
  • Geochemistry
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Volcanology Structural Geology
  • Tectonics
  • Geodynamics
  • Petroleum and Energy Engineering
  • Petroleum Geology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Türkiye

    Attila Çiner

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

    Santanu Banerjee

  • Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e Geoambientali, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy

    Federico Lucci

  • Institute of Geological Sciences, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

    Ahmed E. Radwan

  • Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam

    Afroz Ahmad Shah

  • Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Napoli, Italy

    Domenico M. Doronzo

  • Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Benha University, Benha, Egypt

    Zakaria Hamimi

  • German University of Technology, Athaibah, Oman

    Wilfried Bauer

About the editors

Attila Ciner:

Attila Çiner is a sedimentology and Quaternary geology professor at the Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. After graduating from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara (1985), he obtained his M.Sc. degree at the University of Toledo, USA (1988), and his Ph.D. at the University of Strasbourg, France (1992). He works on the tectono-sedimentary evolution of basins and Quaternary depositional systems such as moraines, fluvial terraces, alluvial fans, and deltas. He uses cosmogenic nuclides to date these deposits. He primarily focuses on the glacial deposits and landscapes and tries to understand paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental changes since the Last Glacial Maximum. Lastly, he was part of the Turkish Antarctic Expedition. He is the editor-in-chief of Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews and the chief editor of Arabian J. of Geosciences, both published by Springer. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters.

Santanu Banerjee: 

Santanu Banerjee currently works as a professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He does research in sedimentology and petroleum geology. His research areas include authigenic iron silicates, microbially induced sedimentary structures, basin analysis, provenance interpretations, and alternate potash fertilizer. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Palaeogeography, Minerals, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, and Journal of Earth Systems Science. He has published more than 150 papers in SCI-indexed journals, which have received more than 5000 citations.

Federico Lucci:

Federico Lucci holds a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences (2004), a M.Sc. in Earth Sciences (2006), and a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences (2010) from Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy). Since February 2022, he is a researcher (RTDb) of petrography and petrology at the University of Bari, where is dealing with the teaching course petrography of metamorphic rocks. His research is focused on modeling and timing of magmatic complexes as key-constraint for understanding regional tectonics and geodynamic scenarios, through a multidisciplinary approach that integrates field survey, rock fabric characterization, mineral chemistry, geochemistry, geochronology, inverse and forward thermobarometry, and FC-AFC-Mixing modeling.

Ahmed Radwan:

Dr. Ahmed E. Radwan is an adjunct professor at the Institute of Geological Sciences of the Jagiellonian University (Poland). He has academic and industrial experience, since he obtained his Ph.D. in geophysics at Sohag University, Egypt, besides his proficient work in the oil and gas industry as the department head at the exploration department of the Gulf of Suez petroleum company (Gupco), Egypt. As a post-doctoral research scientist, he attended Innsbruck University in Austria in 2019. In 2020, he joined the Jagiellonian University in Poland. Despite his youth, he has received numerous awards from international organizations such as the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the Geochemical Society (GS), the Clay Minerals Society (CMS), the Austrian Forschungsgemeinschaft (FG), the Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej (NAWA), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF), and petroleum companies. He has authored more than 90 papers in highly indexed international peer-reviewed journals, published four chapters, and presented at numerous international conferences.

Afroz Ahmad Shah:

Shah Afroz is an assistant professor of Structural Geology at the Department of Geosciences, Universiti of Brunei Darussalam (UBD). He completed Ph.D. at James Cook University, Australia, in 2010, a postdoctorate at Earth Observatory of Singapore in 2013 and joined his first academic job as a senior lecturer of Structural Geology at Curtin Sarawak, Miri, Malaysia, before joining UBD. His research mainly involves the brittle deformation of lithospheric plates, focusing on earthquake-causing faults in South and Southeast Asia. It also includes floods, landslides, and land subsidence hazards. He works on earthquake science education and outreach and frequently writes in newspapers, magazines, and blogs.

Domenico M. Doronzo:

Dr. Domenico M. Doronzo holds a B.Sc., an M.Sc., and a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences from Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy. Investigation specialties related to those degrees are physical volcanology, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, petrology, and natural hazards. Then, he has worked in volcanology and sedimentology, fluid dynamics and combustion, environmental sciences, and rock physics in the USA, Mexico, Spain, and Italy. Currently, he is a contract researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy. Particularly, he has received the Rittmann Medal from Associazione Italiana di Vulcanologia and Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, which is assigned to the best young Italian volcanologist. His research interests focus on integrating theory, field measurements, numerical modeling, laboratory, and outdoor experiments to study geological processes and products in volcanic areas (Vesuvio, Campi Flegrei, Etna, Vulcano, Colli Albani, Tenerife, Altiplano Puna, Colima) from fluid dynamic and natural hazard perspectives.

Zakaria Hamimi:

Zakaria Hamimi is a tectonics and structural geologist, currently at Benha University in Egypt, and has worked previously at Sana’a University, Yemen (1995-1998) and King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia (2003-2013). He obtained a B.Sc. (distinction with Honors) in 1984 at Assiut University, an M.Sc. in 1988 at Zagazig University, and a Ph.D. in 1992 in Structural Geology and Tectonics at Cairo University. His research focuses on the tectonic evolution of the Arabian-Nubian Shield via structural/microstructural, paleostress and strain studies, aligned with geological mapping, geomorphology, and remote sensing methodologies. His research output exceeds 80 research publications in national and international journals.  He is the president and a founding member of the Arabian Geosciences Union, since 2012.  He has been awarded the medal of the Egyptian Geological Society of Egypt in 2015 and the medal of the Arab Mining and Petroleum Association in 2016.

Wilfried Bauer:

Wilfried Bauer (b. 1963) obtained his diploma (1991) and Ph.D. (1995) in Geology from RWTH Aachen University. He continued his work in Aachen from 1995 to 2002 as a postdoc and later as a research assistant with a scientific focus on the structural geology, metamorphic petrology, mineral chemistry, and geochronology of Precambrian metamorphic rocks in high-grade gneiss terranes of the East Antarctic Craton. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, he worked 1997 and 1998 on balanced cross-sections of the West-Uralian fold-and-thrust belt (EUROPROBE–URSEIS section) with special emphasis on the deformation of the Proterozoic crystalline basement within the southern Ural Mountains. Between 2007 and 2014, he was the head of the Research & Development section of an Australian exploration company, focused on the exploration of gold, bauxite, and graphite in Madagascar.His research interests comprise structural geology, textures of ductile shear zones, and mineral exploration.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Recent Research on Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Paleontology, Tectonics, Geochemistry, Volcanology and Petroleum Geology

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of the 1st MedGU, Istanbul 2021 (Volume 2)

  • Editors: Attila Çiner, Santanu Banerjee, Federico Lucci, Ahmed E. Radwan, Afroz Ahmad Shah, Domenico M. Doronzo, Zakaria Hamimi, Wilfried Bauer

  • Series Title: Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-43221-7Due: 13 January 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-43224-8Due: 13 January 2025

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-43222-4Due: 13 January 2024

  • Series ISSN: 2522-8714

  • Series E-ISSN: 2522-8722

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXI, 261

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations, 148 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Earth Sciences, general, Sedimentology, Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy

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