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Dr. Andrea Columbu

Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences
University of Bologna
Via Zamboni 67
40126 Bologna


  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

Official PAGES function(s)        SISAL Western Europe regional coordinator
PAGES interests        ECN, Floods Working Group, Pliocene climate variability - PlioVAR, Speleothems - SISAL, Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society - VICS
Topics        Chronology, Climate dynamics, Extreme events, Human impacts & interactions
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene, Last glacial cycle, Pleistocene
Regions        Europe, Global, Mediterranean, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere
Archives        Geomorphology, Ice cores/glaciers, Instrumental records, Lake sediments, Ocean sediments, Pollen, Speleothems
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        Chronology, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Hydrology, (Paleo)climatology, Sedimentology
Laboratory        Geochemistry, Isotopes, XRF



2018: Columbu A, Sauro F, Lundberg J, Drysdale R, De Waele J. Palaeoenvironmental changes recorded by Southern Alps speleothems (Piani Eterni karst system, Belluno, Italy) during four different interglacial to glacial climate transition, 2018. Quaternary Science Reviews, 197: 319-335.

2018: Gazquez F, Columbu A, De Waele J, Breitenbach F.M, Huang R, Shen C-C, Yanbin L, Hodell D. Quaternary paleo-aquifer changes in SW Sardinia revealed by carbonate speleothems, 2018. Chemical Geology, in printing.
2018: De Waele J, Fabbri S, Santagata T, Chiarini V, Columbu A, Pisani L, 2018. Geomorphological and speleogenetical observations using terrestrial laser scanning and 3D photogrammetry in a gypsum cave. Geomorphology, 319: 47-61.

2018: De Waele J, D’Angeli I, Bontognali T, Tuccimei P, Scholz D, Columbu A, Bernasconi S, Fornós J, González EG, Tisato, 2018. Speleothems in a north Cuban cave register sea level changes and Pleistocene uplift rates. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(11): 2313-2326.

2018: Atsawawaranunt, K., Comas-Bru, L., Amirnezhad Mozhdehi, S., Deininger, M., Harrison, S. P., Baker, A., Boyd, M., Kaushal, N., Ahmad, S. M., Ait Brahim, Y., Arienzo, M., Bajo, P., Braun, K., Burstyn, Y., Chawchai, S., Duan, W., Hatvani, I. G., Hu, J., Kern, Z., Labuhn, I., Lachniet, M. S., Lechleiter, F. A., Lorrey, A., Pérez-Mejías, C., Pickering, R., Scroxton, N., and SISAL Working Group Members, 2018, The SISAL database: a global resource to document oxygen and carbon isotope records from speleothems: Earth System Science Data.

2017: Columbu A, Chiarini V, De Waele J, Drysdale R, Woodhead J, Hellstrom J, Forti P, 2017. Late quaternary speleogenesis and landscape evolution in the northern Apennine evaporite areas. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(10): 1447-1459. 10.1002/esp.4099.

2017: Columbu A, Drysdale R, Capron E, Woodhead J, De Waele J, Sanna L, Hellstrom J, Bajo P, 2017. Early last glacial intra-interstadial climate variability recorded in a Sardinian speleothem. Quaternary Science Review, 169: 391-397.

2017: De Waele J, Piccini L, Columbu A, Madonia G, Vattano M, Calligaris C, D’Angeli I, Parise M, Chiesi M, Sivelli M, Vigna B, Zini L, Chiarini V, Sauro F, Russell D, Forti P, 2017. Evaporite karst in Italy: a review. International Journal of Speleology, 46(2): 137-168.

2015: Columbu A, De Waele J, Forti P, Montagna P, Picotti V, Pons-Branchu E, Hellstrom J, Bajo P, Drysdale R, 2015. Gypsum caves as indicators of climate-driven river incision and aggradation in a rapidly uplifting region. Geology, 43(6): 539-542.

2013: Columbu A, Banks V, De Waele J, Cooper A, Jones P, 2013. Tufa deposits in the Via Gellia, Derbyshire. Mercian Geologist, 18 (2).