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Geological Field Trips and Maps - vol. 1.2 2021

Volume 13 (1.2)/2021

Morphodynamic and sedimentary processes in salt-marshes and tidal channels of the Venice Lagoon (Italy)

Tidalites 2022 - 10th Congress of Tidal Sedimentology. Pre-congresss Field Trip T4, Matera, Italy


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3301/GFT.2021.02 - Pages: 1-35

Massimiliano Ghinassi (1), Andrea D'Alpaos (1), Alvise Finotello (2), Sonia Silvestri (3), Elena Bellizia (1) & Marta Cosma (1)

(1) - Department of Geosciences - University of Padova – Italy
(2) - Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Ca' Foscari - University of Venice - Italy 3 Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences - University of Bologna – Italy
Corresponding author e-mail: massimiliano.ghinassi@unipd.it

Abstract

Tidal landscapes are currently threatened by natural climate changes and increasing human interferences, and are possibly subject to irreversible transformations with far-reaching social, economical, and ecological implications worldwide. The Venice Lagoon formed over the last 7500 years and represents an outstanding example of tidal landscapes where natural and anthropic processes coexist. The Venice Lagoon is a peerless laboratory to study the deposits associated with salt-marshes, tidal flats, and tidal channels under variable rates of subsidence and sediment supply. Investigation from salt marsh and tidal channels of the Venice Lagoon can provide precious insights to understand morphodynamic processes typifying microtodal lagoonal environments worldwide.

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