Gemma Aiello

Institute of Marine Sciences - National Research Council ISMAR-CNR

Dr. Gemma Aiello was born in Aversa (CE), Italy, on 24 October 1964. In 1989, she graduated in Geological Sciences at the University of Naples “Federico II.” In 1993, she earned a Ph.D. in Sedimentary Geology at the University of Naples “Federico II,” Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geological Sciences. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Naples “Federico II,” a CNR-CEE fellowship and several contracts at the Research Institute “Geomare Sud,” CNR, Naples, Italy. Since 1998, she has been a full-time researcher at the Italian CNR. Dr. Aiello has twenty-five years of experience in the field of sedimentary geology, marine geology and geophysics, participating in different research projects for the Italian National Research Council (CARG, Vector, Centri Regionali di Competenza). She was a contract professor of sedimentology and stratigraphy at the Parthenope University of Naples, Italy, and a teacher in formation courses of technicians in marine science and engineering in Naples, Italy.

4books edited

7chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Gemma Aiello

This book contains six chapters covering the sedimentary processes with examples from Asia, Turkey, and Nigeria. The book focuses on the geological characteristics, beach processes, coastal and lacustrine sedimentary archives, and the role of mangroves in controlling coastal sedimentation. In more detail, these topics are pertaining to the geological characteristics and the production response of a reservoir located offshore the Niger Delta (Nigeria), the coastal lacustrine geo-archives with the example of the Lake Bafa (Turkey), the sedimentary processes in the riparian zone of the Ruxi Tributary Channel (Three Gorges Reservoir, China), the beach morphological changes studied by means of a contour-line change model and finally, the role of the mangroves in controlling the sedimentary accretion of coastal and marine environments with the regional example of the south-eastern Asia.

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