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Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews

Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews

Editor-in-Chief: Attila Çiner
Associate Editors: A.M.C. Şengör; G. Bertotti; P. Hughes; R. Lacassin; C. Kuzucuoğlu

ISSN: 2661-863X (print version)
ISSN: 2661-8648 (electronic version)

Journal no. 42990


Attila Çiner (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

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Attila Çiner is professor of sedimentology and Quaternary geology and director of the Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. After graduating form Middle East Technical University in Ankara (1985), he obtained his MSc degree at the University of Toledo, USA (1988) and his PhD at the University of Strasbourg, France (1992). He works on the tectono-sedimentary evolution of basins and uses a process-oriented approach in order to understand the depositional environments. He also works on Quaternary depositional systems such as moraines, fluvial terraces, alluvial fans and deltas, where he uses cosmogenic nuclides to date related deposits. He is mostly concentrated on the glacial deposits and landscapes and tries to understand palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental changes since the Last Glacial Maximum. His main research fields are based in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey, Bosnia, Indonesia, Greece, Tunisia, Chile and Argentina. Lastly, he was part of the Turkish Antarctic Expedition where he spent two months to work on the site recognition of the future Turkish scientific research station to be implemented on the continent. In 2019 he published a book entitled “Landscapes and Landforms of Turkey” with co-authors C. Kuzucuoğlu and N. Kazancı.

Associate Editors 

A. M. Celal Şengör (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

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Celal Şengör is professor of geology in the Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. His main area of interest is structural geology and tectonics, particularly the tectonic evolution of the Old World, although he is also active in global tectonics. The modern episode in the study of the geology of Turkey is commonly acknowledged to have begun with his 1981 Tectonophysics paper (with Y. Yılmaz), the most frequently cited paper in the history of that journal. Şengör has further introduced important new interpretations into the Tethyan and Altaid studies and wrote their trend-setting papers in the last three decades with thousands of citations worldwide. Şengör is also a laureate historian and philosopher of geology. He is a member of the Science Academy (İstanbul) and also a member or foreign member of the Academia Europaea, U. S. National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina German National Academy of Sciences, Leibniz Sozietät der Wissenschaften and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Neuchâtel and the University of Chicago plus numerous international awards.

Philip Hughes (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

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Philip Hughes is professor of physical geography at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He obtained his first degree in geography at the University of Exeter graduating in 1999. This was followed by a Masters in Quaternary Science, then a PhD in Geography (2004), both at the University of Cambridge (Darwin College). His PhD was on the glacial history of the Pindus Mountains, Greece. This was then followed by a postdoctoral research project examining the glacial history of Montenegro at the University of Manchester (2004-2006). He has since worked on glaciation across the Mediterranean mountains in Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Spain and with recent research activities focusing on the Atlas Mountains, Morocco. His research has utilised U-series dating and cosmogenic nuclides to date moraines in a variety of different lithologies, from limestones to basalts. In addition to studies of Mediterranean mountain glaciations, he has also published on global glaciations and stratigraphy in Quaternary science. In addition to several edited scientific volumes on glaciation, in 2016 he published the textbook The Ice Age with co-authors Jürgen Ehlers and Philip Gibbard.

Catherine Kuzucuoğlu (CNRS Paris, France)

Catherine Kuzucuoğlu is Directrice de Recherche at the Centre National for Scientific Research (CNRS). As Geomorphologist, she works in the fields of Physical Geography, Geoarchaeology and Quaternary climate and environments, and Volcanism. She is a member of the Laboratoire de Géographie Physique at Meudon (LGP, UMR 8591 of the CNRS, Paris 1 / U-Pec Universities). After a PhD Thesis (1980) performed in Turkey under the directions of Profs. R. Coque (Paris 1) and O. Erol (Istanbul University) and the support of Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration of Turkey (MTA), she has developed several research programs within French-Turkish collaboration projects with MTA, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and various Turkish Universities. The topics she specialized in are (1) the recent geomorphologic evolution of river terraces, (2) the geomorphological impacts of volcanoes on landscapes and on past human societies, (3) the reconstructions of climate and environment since the Last Glacial Maximum and their impacts on past civilizations (using lake and marsh records). Her researches concentrate in central Anatolia from Beyşehir/Konya to Cappadocia (in its largest territorial meaning), also developing toward Mediterranean Anatolia and Eastern Anatolia. She has been the Deputy Director in charge of Archaeology at IFEA in Istanbul (French Institute for Anatolian Studies: 2000-2003), and the Director of the Laboratory of Physical Geography (2009-2013).

Robin Lacassin (CNRS Paris and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France)

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Robin Lacassin is Directeur de Recherche at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and IPGP (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris). His principal subject of research and expertise concerns tectonics and seismotectonics, geomorphology and orogenic processes. He has been at the head of the IPGP Tectonics and Lithosphere Mechanics team from 2007 to 2013, and is presently at the board of the doctorate school Earth and Environment Sciences, Physics of the Universe in Paris. After a PhD in Montpellier on the crustal-scale ductile shear-zones in the Alps under supervision by Maurice Mattauer, he moved to IPGP working with Paul Tapponnier of the giant strike-slip shear zones in Asia. More recently he focused a large parts of his research on the deformation of the upper plate in subduction contexts, as in the Aegean (uplift in the Corinth rift and the Aegean forearc islands) and in South America (orogenic and geomorphic processes in the Central Andes), as well as related big earthquakes. Also working with social science people and philosophers, he is also interested by seismic risk evaluation and related communication and ethical issues.

Giovanni Bertotti (University of Delft, The Netherlands)

Giovanni Bertotti is since 2010 full professor of Applied Geology at the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). Giovanni holds a MSc cum laude at the University of Pisa and PhD with honours at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He has then started his professional career at the Faculty of Earth Sciences of the VU University in Amsterdam working on the tectonics of extensional and contractional sedimentary basins integrating field-based studies with numerical modelling work. Becoming increasingly interested in the dynamics of deformation and in the development of fracture networks, Giovanni has moved to Delft aiming at pursuing a stronger integration between engineering and geological sciences in research and teaching. During his career he has worked in a large variety of regions and settings, from the extensional basin of the Southern Alps, to the orogenic plateau of Central Anatolia, from the foredeep of the Carpathians to the rifted continental margin of NW Africa. Giovanni is regularly invited to carry out reviews for numerous journals, to evaluate research projects for different Science Foundations and to participate to PhD committees. He has supervised more than 15 PhD candidates and more than 40 MSc students.

Publishing Editor 

Nabil Khelifi (Springer, part of Springer Nature, Germany)

Nabil Khelifi received START and DAAD fellowships to continue with his PhD studies in Marine Geosciences at University of Kiel in Germany (2005–2010). After his PhD, he received two research grants from the DFG to start his self-designed postdoctoral research at the GEOMAR–Ocean Research Centre in Kiel, Germany until end of 2013. In early 2014, he received the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship (SGES) to continue with his research at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Shortly afterwards, he decided to pursue his career as a Publishing Editor with Springer in Germany. He is mainly responsible for developing the Springer’s publishing program in MENA region. The program currently consists of developing 20 journals and 2 Book Series. In 2017, he got promoted to Senior Publishing Editor. He also helps researchers in MENA countries by delivering educational seminars for authors, reviewers, and journal editors to help improve publication quality and output. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Carthage, Tunisia and King Saud University, KSA giving MSc and PhD courses in scientific presentations and techniques of paper publishing, as well as career development training and workshops on soft skills development. He is also providing support to Qatar National Library in their new project QNL Science Book Forums. He co-organized two ESF-funded workshops on Pliocene climate in Bordeaux, France (2009) and Bristol, UK (2013). In 2017 and 2018, he launched 2 international conferences in Tunisia with 500 international attendees from 70 countries. Conferences aimed at promoting 2 Springer journals: Arabian Journal of Geosciences and Euro Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration. In 2016, he has been awarded with the Africa Green Future Leadership Award in recognition of work contributing to sustainable development through advancing science and promoting publications.

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    Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews covers all fields of geology and physical geography which are related to the Mediterranean basins and surrounding regions. The journal is a niche for high-quality original research and review studies in all major disciplines of geosciences such as tectonics, geochemistry, sedimentology, paleontology, petrology, mineralogy, volcanology, engineering and petroleum geology, marine geology, natural hazards, hydrogeology and water resources, engineering geology and environment, paleoenvironment and paleoclimate studies, geoarchaeology, geological heritage, and geomorphology and physical geography. In particular, the journal also aims to attract special issues on thematically linked subjects composed of collected research papers from symposia and meetings (topical collections).
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