Giacomo Corti is a Senior Researcher at the Institue of Geosciences and Earth Resources of the National Research Council of Italy. He received a MsC-equivalent degree (Laurea) in Geology at
the University of Florence (1997) and a Ph.D. in Mineralogy and
Petrology at the University of Pisa (2003). His Ph.D. thesis focused
on analogue modelling of continental extension with special reference
to the relations between the patterns of deformation and the presence
of magma. His research currently focuses on continental extensional
tectonics, with special interest on the evolution of the East
African Rift System; this research integrates field geological-structural
studies, analogue modelling and geophysical data. His scientific
interests also include the analogue modelling of deformation processes
at various scales, including continental collision, strike-slip
deformation, multiphase deformation, magma emplacement, geomorphic
processes (e.g., ice flow dynamics). He is also involved or has been involved in projects
analyzing the evolution of the Gulf of California (Mexico), evolution of the Baikal Rift (Russia), active tectonics in the Northern Apennines, the processes of ice flow
and meteorite accumulation in the Antarctic ice, the
Quaternary magmatism of the Tuscan Magmatic Province and the tectonics
of Central America (El Salvador).
He is currently involved in many international cooperations
with experimental modelling laboratories and other scientific
institutions worldwide. He is the author or co-author of 70
peer-reviewed international publications, 3 geological maps,
5 national publications and more than
100 presentations at international or national congresses.
He is the author of the divulgative book "Geologia e paesaggi della rift valley in Etiopia (Geology and landscapes of the Ethiopian Rift Valley)" (Pacini Editore, Pisa, 2012). He is a Reviewer Editor for Frontiers in Earth Science and is a Reviewer for international Journals
(including: Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications, Geology, Earth and Planetary
Science Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Tectonics,
GCubed, Geophysical Journal International, Tectonophysics,
Journal of Structural Geology, Geological Society of London
Special Publications, etc.) and has acted a reviewer for projects
of foreign research institutes (such as: ERC, European Commission; European Geophysical Union; National Science Foundation, USA; American Chemical Society, USA; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada; National Center for Scientific Research, France; Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland; Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom; Helmholtz Association, Germany). He is Guest Editor of Tectonphysics
for the special volume “Quantitative modelling of geological
processes” (2010) and of the Bollettino di Geofisica
Teorica e Applicata, 49, 2 supplement (extended abstract of
Geomod2008). He has been an invited speaker at both international and national congresses/workshops
(eg. EGU Vienna, Riftlink Germany, Analog modelling of tectonic processes workshop Texas USA, SIMP-AIC meeting, Geoitalia, Congresso Società Geologica Italiana) and has been invited to give seminar in numerous national and international institutions (e.g., United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Finland, Mexico). He cooperates with several schools and local institutions in the field of divulgation activities aimed at increasing awareness of seismic risk in the population. He is the main organizer of GeoMod2008, the Third
International Geological Modelling (Florence, 21-26 Sept 2008), and Geomod-it, the first workshop on analogue modelling in Italy (Florence, 03 Jun 2015). He has been convenor and chairman at both national and international congresses (e.g., AGU San Francisco, EGU Vienna, Geomod, Congress of the Italian Geological Society). He is a scientific divulgator in the frame of the Resism network of secondary schools and took part to TV and Radio shows.
He is a contract Professor at the University of Florence (Laurea Magistrale in Scienze e Tecnologie Geologiche - courses: Models of Structural Associations; Geodynamics) and Associated Researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). He has been member of examining committees of PhD students at both national and international institutions (Finland, Spain, Sweden).
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List of recent publications (2017-2007):
Bonini M., Cerca M., Moratti G., López-Martínez M., Corti G., Gracia-Marroquín D. (2017). Early Miocene shortening in the lower Comondú Group in Baja California Sur (México). Tectonophysics, in press.
Balestrieri M.L., Ferrari L., Bonini M., Duque-Trujillo J., Cerca M., Moratti G., Corti G. (2017). Onshore and offshore apatite fission-track dating from the southern Gulf of California: insights into the time-space evolution of the rifting. Tectonophysics, in press.
Montanari D., Bonini M., Corti G., Agostini A., Del Ventisette C. (2017). Forced folding above shallow magma intrusions: Insights on supercritical fluid flow from analogue modelling. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 345, 67-80.
Brune S., Corti G., Ranalli G. (2017). Controls of inherited lithospheric heterogeneity on rift linkage: Numerical and analogue models of interaction between the Kenyan and Ethiopian rifts across the Turkana depression. Tectonics, 36, doi:10.1002/ 2017TC004739.
Martelli L., Santulin M., Sani F., Tamaro A., Bonini M., Rebez A., Corti G., Slejko D. (2017). Seismic hazard of the Northern Apennines based on 3D seismic sources. Journal of Seismology, 21, 1251–1275.
Montanari D., Agostini A., Bonini M., Corti G., Del Ventisette C. (2017). The use of empirical methods for testing granular materials in analogue modeling. Materials, 10, 635; doi:10.3390/ma10060635.
Ferrer O., Dooley T.P., Corti G., Vidal-RoyoO.,. Hearon IV T.E., Reber J., Graveleau F. (2017). Introduction to Special Section: Analog modeling as an aid to structural interpretation. Interpretation, 5(1), SDi-SDii.
Minissale A., Corti G., Tassi F., Darrah T., Vaselli O., Montanari D., Montegrossi G., Yirgu G., Selmo E., Teclu A. (2017). Geothermal potential and origin of natural thermal fluids in the northern Lake Abaya area, Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 336, 1-18.
Philippon M., Corti G. (2016). Obliquity along plate boundaries. Tectonophysics, 693, 171–182.
Sani F., Vannucci G., Boccaletti M., Bonini M., Corti G., Serpelloni E. (2016). Insights into the fragmentation of the Adria Plate. Journal of Geodynamics, 102, 121-138.
Erbello A., Corti G., Agostini A., Sani F., Kidane T., Buccianti A. (2016). Modeling along-axis variations in fault architecture in the Main Ethiopian Rift: implications for Nubia-Somalia kinematics. Journal of Geodynamics, 102, 24-38.
Bonini M., Delle Donne D., Corti G., Sani F., Piccardi L., Vannucci G., Genco R., Martelli L., Ripepe M. (2016). Seismic sources and stress transfer interaction among axial normal faults and external thrust fronts in the Northern Apennines (Italy): A working hypothesis based on the 1916-1920 time-space cluster of earthquakes. Tectonophysics, 680, 67-89.
Bonini M., Delle Donne D., Corti G., Sani F., Piccardi L., Vannucci G., Genco R., Martelli L., Ripepe M. (2016). Seismic sources and stress transfer interaction among axial normal faults and external thrust fronts in the Northern Apennines (Italy): A working hypothesis based on the 1916-1920 time-space cluster of earthquakes. Tectonophysics, in press.
Balestrieri M.L., Bonini M., Corti G., Sani F., Philippon M. (2016). A refinement of the chronology of rift-related faulting in the Broadly Rifted Zone, southern Ethiopia, through apatite fission-track analysis. Tectonophysics, 671, 42–55.
Martínez F., Bonini M., Montanari D., Corti G. (2016). Tectonic inversion and magmatism in the Lautaro Basin, northern Chile, Central Andes: A comparative approach from field data and analogue models. Journal of Geodynamics, 94–95, 68–83.
Piccardi L., Dobrev N., Moratti G., Corti G., Tondi E., Vannucci G., Matova M., Spina V. (2016). Overview and new data on the active tectonics of Bulgaria: towards a comprehensive seismotectonic map. Acta Vulcanologica, 25, 67-82.
Sani F., Bonini M., Montanari D., Moratti G., Corti G., Del Ventisette C. (2016). The structural evolution of the Radicondoli–Volterra Basin (southern Tuscany, Italy): Relationships with magmatism and geothermal implications. Geothermics, 59, 38-55.
Molin P., Corti G. (2015). Topography, river network and recent fault activity at the margins of the Central Main Ethiopian Rift (East Africa). Tectonophysics, 664, 67–82, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.08.045.
Corti G., Dooley T.P. (2015). Lithospheric-scale centrifuge models of pull-apart basins. Tectonophysics, 664, 154–163, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.09.004.
Corti G., Agostini A., Keir D., Van Wijk J., Bastow I.D., Ranalli G. (2015). Magma-induced axial subsidence during final-stage rifting: implications for the development of seaward dipping reflectors. Geosphere, 11, 563–571, DOI: 10.1130/GES01076.1.
Keir D., Bastow I.D., Corti G., Mazzarini F., Rooney T.O. (2015). The origin of along-rift variations in faulting and magmatism in the Ethiopian rift. Tectonics, 34, 464-477, DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003698.
Corti G., Bastow I.D., Keir D., Pagli C., Baker E. (2015). Rift-related morphology of the Afar Depression. In: Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia, Billi P. (Ed.)., Series: World Geomorphological Landscapes, Springer, 251-274.
Corti G., Costagliola P., Bonini M., Benvenuti M., Pecchioni E., Vaiani A., Landucci F. (2015). Modelling the failure mechanisms of Michelangelo’s David through small-scale centrifuge experiments. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 16, 26–31.
Philippon M., Willingshofer E., Sokoutis D., Corti G., Sani F., Bonini M., Cloetingh S. (2015). Slip re-orientation in oblique rifts. Geology, 43, 147–150.
Del Ventisette C., Gigli G., Bonini M., Corti G., Montanari M., Santoro S., Sani F., Fanti R., Casagli N. (2015). Insights from analogue modelling into the factors triggering the Vaiont landslide. Geomorphology, 228, 52–59.
Isola I., Mazzarini F., Corti G., Bonini M. (2014). Spatial variability of volcanic features in early-stage rift settings: the case of the Tanzania divergence, East African rift system. Terra Nova, 26, 461–468.
Corti G., Zeoli A., Iandelli I. (2014). Small-scale modelling of ice flow perturbations induced by sudden ice shelf breakup. Global and Planetary Change, 119, 51-55.
Philippon M., Corti G., Sani F., Bonini M., Balestrieri M.L., Molin P., Willingshofer E., Sokoutis D., Cloetingh S. (2014). Evolution, distribution and characteristics of rifting in southern Ethiopia. Tectonics, 33, 485-508, doi:10.1002/2013TC003430.
Corti G., Sani F., Philippon M., Sokoutis D., Willinghofer E., Molin P. (2013). Quaternary volcano-tectonic activity in the Soddo region, western margin of the Southern Main Ethiopian Rift. Tectonics, 32, 861-879.
Corti G. Philippon, M., Sani F., Keir, D., Kidane, T. (2013). Re-orientation of the extension direction and pure extensional faulting at oblique rift margins: comparison between the Main Ethiopian Rift and laboratory experiments. Terra Nova, 25, 396–404.
Corti G., Ranalli G., Agostini A., Sokoutis D. (2013). Inward migration of faulting during continental rifting: effects of pre-existing lithospheric structure and extension rate. Tectonophysics, 594, 137-148.
Corti G., Iandelli I., Cerca M. (2013). Experimental modeling of rifting at craton margins. Geosphere, 9(1), 138–154, doi:10.1130/GES00863.1.
Benvenuti M., Bonini M., Tassi F., Corti G., Sani F., Agostini A., Manetti P., Vaselli O. (2013). Holocene lacustrine fluctuations and deep CO2 degassing in the northeastern Lake Langano Basin (Main Ethiopian Rift). Journal of African Earth Sciences, 77, 1–10.
Corti G., Manetti P. (2012). Geologia e paesaggi della rift valley
in Etiopia. Edizioni CNR, Roma-Pacini Editore, Pisa, 160pp.
Corti G. (2012). Evolution and characteristics of continental
rifting: analogue modeling-inspired view and comparison with examples
from the East African Rift System. Tectonophysics, 522-523, 1-33,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2011.06.010 The paper ranked 9th on the ScienceDirect Top25 most downloaded articles for Tectonophysics - January to December 2013 (full year)
Agostini A., Bonini M., Corti G., Sani F., Manetti P. (2011). Distribution
of Quaternary deformation in the central Main Ethiopian Rift, East
Africa. Tectonics, 30, TC4010, doi:10.1029/2010TC002833.
Boccaletti M., Corti G., Martelli, L. (2011). Recent and
active tectonics of the external zone of the Northern Apennines (Italy),
International Journal of Earth Sciences, 100, 1331-1348, doi: 10.1007/s00531-010-0545-y.
Corti G., Calignano E., Petit C., Sani F. (2011). Controls of
lithospheric structure and plate kinematics on rift architecture and
evolution: an experimental modeling of the Baikal Rift. Tectonics,
30, TC3011, doi:10.1029/2011TC002871.
Agostini A., Bonini M., Corti G., Sani F., Mazzarini
F. (2011). Fault architecture in the
Main Ethiopian Rift and comparison with experimental models: implications
for rift evolution and Nubia-Somalia kinematics. Earth
and Planetary Science Letters, 301, 479-492.
Corti G., Ranalli G., Sokoutis D. (2010). Guest Editors of the special
volume "Quantitative modelling of geological processes",
Tectonophysics, Volume 484, Issues 1-4, Pages 1-194 (19 March
Corti G., Ranalli G., Sokoutis D. (2010). Preface to Quantitative
modelling of geological processes. Tectonophysics,
Mazzarini F., Musumeci G., Montanari D., Corti G. (2010). Relations
between deformation and upper crustal magma emplacement in laboratory
physical models. Tectonophysics, 484, 139-146.
Montanari D., Corti G., Sani F., Del Ventisette C., Bonini M., Moratti
G. (2010). Experimental investigation on granite emplacement
during shortening. Tectonophysics, 484, 147-155.
Corti G., Ranalli G., Mulugeta G., Agostini A., Sani F., Zugu A.
(2010). Control of the rheological structure of the lithosphere
on the inward migration of tectonic activity during continental rifting.
Tectonophysics, 490, 165-172.
Cerca M., Ferrari L., Corti G., Bonini M., Manetti P. (2010). Analogue
model of inversion tectonics explaining the structural diversity of
Late Cretaceous shortening in southwestern Mexico. Lithosphere,
Montanari D., Corti G., Simakin A. (2010). Magma chambers and
localization of deformation during thrusting. Terra Nova,
Corti G., Manetti P., Abebe T., Bonini M., Mazzarini F. (2010).
The volcano-tectonic activity of the Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa:
Insights into the evolution of continental rifting. Acta
Vulcanologica, 20-21, 133-144.
Agostini A., Corti G., Zeoli A., Mulugeta G. (2009). Evolution,
pattern and partitioning of deformation during oblique continental
rifting: Inferences from lithospheric-scale centrifuge models.
Geochemistry, Geosphysics, Geosystems (GCubed), 10, Q11015, doi:10.1029/2009GC002676.
Corti G., 2009. Continental rift evolution: from rift initiation
to incipient break-up in the Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa.
Earth Science Reviews, 96, 1–53. The paper ranked 6th on the ScienceDirect Top25 most downloaded articles for Earth-Science Reviews - October 2009 to November 2010 (full year)
Cerca M., Ferrari L., Tolson G.,
Bonini M., Corti G., Manetti P. (2009). Analogue models of an
early Cenozoic transpressive regime in southern Mexico: implications
on the evolution of the Xolapa complex and the North American–Caribbean
plate boundarys. In: The Origin and Evolution of the Caribbean Plate,
K.H.. James, M.A.. Lorente, & J.L. Pindell (Eds.). Geological Society
of London, Special Publication, 328, 179-193.
Sani F., M. Bonini, L. Piccardi, G. Vannucci, D. Delle Donne, M. Benvenuti,
G. Moratti, G. Corti, D. Montanari, L. Sedda, C. Tanini (2009). Late
Pliocene?Quaternary evolution of outermost hinterland basins of the
Northern Apennines (Italy), and their relevance to active tectonics.
Tectonophysics, 476, 336-356.
Sani F., M. Bonini, A. Cerrina Feroni, F. Mazzarini, G. Moratti, G.
Musumeci, G. Corti, F. Iatta, A. Ellero (2009). Messinian-Early
Pliocene crustal shortening along the Tyrrhenian margin of Tuscany,
Italy. Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana,
Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana, 128, 593-604.
Corti G., Zeoli A., Belmaggio P., Folco L. (2008). Physical
modelling of the influence of bedrock topography and ablation on ice
flow and meteorite concentration in Antarctica. Journal of
Geophysical Research, 113, F01018, doi:10.1029/2006JF000708.
Corti G. (2008). Control of rift obliquity on the evolution
and segmentation of the main Ethiopian rift. Nature Geoscience,
Deponti A., Zeoli A., Corti G. (2008). Numeric and Analogue
Modelling of Ice Flow: A Preliminary Study. Terra Antarctica
Reports, 14, 15-21.
Corti G., Bonini, M., Innocenti, F., Manetti, P., Piccardo, G.B., Ranalli,
G. (2007). Experimental models of extension of continental lithosphere
weakened by percolation of asthenospheric melts. Journal of
Geodynamics, 43, 465–483.
Del Ventisette C., Montanari D., Sani F., Bonini M., Corti G. (2007).
Reply to: Comment by J. Wickham on "Basin inversion and
fault reactivation in laboratory experiments". Journal
of Structural Geology, 29, 1417-1418.
Bonini M., Corti G., Del Ventisette C., Manetti P., Mulugeta G., Sokoutis
D. (2007). Modelling the lithospheric rheology control on the
Cretaceous rifting in West Antarctica. Terra Nova, 19, 360-366.
Corti, G., J. van Wijk, S. Cloetingh, and C. K. Morley (2007). Tectonic
inheritance and continental rift architecture: Numerical and analogue
models of the East African Rift system. Tectonics, 26, TC6006,
Sokoutis D., Corti G., Bonini M., Brun J.-P., Cloetingh S. Mauduit T.,
Manetti P. (2007). Modelling the extension of heterogeneous
hot lithosphere. Tectonophysics, 444, 63-79.
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