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Vittorio Maselli 
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Coastal Zone Processes
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Dalhousie University

Dr. Vittorio Maselli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie University. He also holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Coastal Zone Processes. His research focuses on the evolution of rifted and transform continental margins with the overarching aim of understanding the processes controlling sediment transport, partitioning, and accumulation in a source to sink perspective. By combining observations from modern environments and their ancient analogues, his research aims to decipher the signature of sea level, climate, tectonics, and oceanographic circulation from the sedimentary record and to quantify the response of depositional systems to external perturbations, including anthropogenic impacts. He has also worked on marine geohazards, particularly tsunamis and submarine landslides, and recently has developed an interest for the study of offshore groundwater systems.

Areas of Expertise:


Marine Geology

Sedimentary processes

Seismic Geomorphology

Submarine geohazards

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