• Ph.D. in Paleontology, Rome, 1987
  • B.A. in Geology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 1976

Dr. Marco Taviani is Research Director at Instituto di Geologia Marina in Bologna, Italy. His recent research is focused upon marine ecosystems, cenozoic marine paleontology and paleoecology, bio-sedimentology, paleoclimatology and paleooceanography.

Relevant to the biota of the Gulf of Mexico, Dr. Taviani has published the following:

Sabelli, B., and M. Taviani. 1997. Iphitus robertsi (Epitoniidae: Nystiellinae), a new species of deep-sea gastropod from the Gulf of Mexico. The Nautilus 110(3): 94–96.
Schiaparelli, S., B. Dell’Agelo, B. Sabelli, B. Gualandi, and M. Taviani. 2004. New data on the feeding of deep sea Mediterranean chitons. Bollettino Malacologico 39, supplement 5: 117–119.