Alessandro Ielpi

Alessandro Ielpi

Assistant Professor

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Science, Engineering and Architecture

Biography

Assistant Professor of Sedimentology (tenure-track) at Laurentian University since January 2016.

Education

 2014-2015: Research Fellow, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa (ON, Canada) / Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, Iqaluit (NU, Canada). Supervisor: Dr. Robert H. Rainbird.

2012-2013: Visiting Graduate Student, Department of Earth Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, (NS, Canada). Supervisor: Dr. Martin R. Gibling.

2009-2013: Ph. D., Earth Sciences Department, University of Siena, Italy. Supervisors: Drs. Gianluca Cornamusini, Massimiliano Ghinassi.

2006-2009: M. Sc. cum laude, Centre for Geotechnologies / Earth Sciences Department, University of Siena, Italy. Supervisors: Drs. Gianluca Cornamusini, Filippo Bonciani.

2004-2006: B. Sc. cum laude, Centre for Geotechnologies, University of Siena, Italy. Supervisors: Drs. Gianluca Cornamusini, Ivan Callegari.

Academic Appointments


On The Web

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alessandro_Ielpi

Research

Topics: Sedimentary geology; Precambrian rivers; Fluvial geomorphology.

Areas of study: Arctic and Atlantic Canada; British Isles; Western Mediterranean; Horn of Africa.

Teaching

GEOL 3217 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Publications

  

Peer-reviewed papers

Ghinassi, M., and Ielpi, A. Stratal architecture and morphodynamics of downstream-migrating fluvial point bars (Jurassic Scalby Formation, UK). Journal of Sedimentary Research, 85, 1123-1137.

Ielpi, A., and Ghinassi, M., 2015. Planview style and palaeodrainage of Torridonian channel belts: Applecross Formation, Stoer Peninsula, Scotland. Sedimentary Geology, 325, 1-16.

Ielpi, A., and Rainbird, R.H., 2015. Architecture and morphodynamics of a 1.6 Ga fluvial sandstone: Ellice Formation of Elu Basin, Arctic Canada. Sedimentology, doi: 10.1111/sed.12211.

Ielpi, A., Gibling, M.R., Bashforth, A.R., and Dennar, C.I., 2015. Impact of vegetation on early Pennsylvanian fluvial channels: Insight from the Joggins Formation of Atlantic Canada. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 85, 999-1018.

Ghinassi, M., and Ielpi, A., 2015. Facies architecture and morphodynamics of streamflow-dominated, sand-rich alluvial fans; Upper Vadarno Basin, Pleistocene, Italy. Special Publications, Geological Society of London, accepted December 16th, 2014.

Rygel, M.C., Lally, C., Gibling, M.R., Ielpi, A., Calder, J.H., and Bashforth, A.R., 2015. Sedimentology and stratigraphy of the type section of the Pennsylvanian Boss Point Formation, Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology, 51, 1-43.

Ielpi, A., and Cornamusini, G., 2014. Geology of the late Miocene south-eastern Volterra Basin (Northern Apennines, Italy). Journal of Maps, 2014, doi:10.1080/17445647.2014.946105.

Ielpi, A., and Ghinassi, M., 2014. Genetically related incised valleys and deltas: Sequence and modern analogue modeling from the nonmarine Santa Barbara coalfield, late Pliocene, Italy. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84, 645-663.

Ielpi, A., and Ghinassi, M., 2014. Planform architecture, stratigraphic signature and morphodynamics of an exhumed Jurassic meandering plain (Scalby Formation, Yorkshire, UK). Sedimentology, 61, 1923-1960.

Ielpi, A., Gibling, M.R., Bashforth, A.R., Lally, C., Rygel, M.C., and Al-Silwadi, S., 2014. Role of vegetation in shaping Early Pennsylvanian braided rivers: Architecture of the Boss Point Formation, Atlantic Canada. Sedimentology, 61, 1659-1700.

Gibling, M.R., Davies, N.S., Falcon-Lang, H.J., Bashforth, A.R., DiMichele, D.A., Rygel, M.C., and Ielpi, A., 2014. Paleozoic co-evolution of rivers and vegetation: A synthesis of current knowledge. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 125, 425-533.

Ielpi, A., and Cornamusini, G., 2013. An outer ramp to basin plain transect: Interacting pelagic and calciturbidite deposition in the Eocene-Oligocene of Tuscan Domain, Adria Microplate (Italy). Sedimentary Geology, 294, 83-104.

Ielpi, A., 2013. Frequency-reliant correlative patterns of asymmetric lacustrine-paralic sequences: A genetic approach to the late Miocene Bithynia Marlstones of the southeastern Volterra Basin, Italy. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 83, 377-394.

Ielpi, A., 2012. Anatomy of major coal successions: Facies analysis and sequence architecture of a brown coal-bearing valley fill to lacustrine tract (Upper Valdarno Basin, Northern Apennines, Italy). Sedimentary Geology, 265-266, 163-181.

Ielpi, A., 2012. Orbitally-driven climate forcing in late Pliocene lacustrine siderite-rich clastic rhythms (Upper Valdarno Basin, Northern Apennines, Italy). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 331-332, 119-135.

Cornamusini, G., Ielpi, A., Bonciani, F., Callegari, I., and Conti, P., 2012. Geological Map of the Chianti Mts (Northern Apennines, Italy). Journal of Maps, 8, 22-32.

Cornamusini, G., Foresi, L.M., Massa, G., Bonciani, F., Callegari, I., da Prato, S., and Ielpi, A., 2011. The Miocene of the Fiora Hills: insights about the development of the late Cenozoic minor basins of the Southern Tuscany. Italian Journal of Geosciences, 130, 404-424.

Ielpi, A., 2011. Sequence stratigraphy of a late Pliocene lignite seam (Upper Valdarno Basin, Northern Apennines). Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana, 17, pp. 115-120.

Cornamusini, G., Ielpi, A., Bonciani, F., and Callegari, I., 2011. Stratigraphic architecture of an outer ramp/basinal turbidite fan carbonate system in a foreland basin (“Scaglia Toscana” Fm., Chianti MTS, Northern Apennines, Italy). Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana, 17, 71-76.

Ielpi, A., 2011. Geological Map of the Santa Barbara Basin (Northern Apennines, Italy). Journal of Maps, 2011, 614-625.

Coltorti, M., Ravani, S., Cornamusini, G., Ielpi, A., and Verrazzani, F., 2009. A sagging along the eastern Chianti Mts., Italy. Geomorphology, 112, 15-26.

Peer-reviewed government reports

Ielpi, A., Rainbird, R.H., Greenman, J.W., and Creason, C.G., 2015. The 1.9 Ga Kilohigok Paleosol and Burnside River Formation, western Nunavut: stratigraphy and gamma-ray spectrometry. Summary of Activities 2015, Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, in press.

Ielpi, A., and Rainbird, R.H., 2015. Geological framework of the 1.9-1.6 Ga Elu Basin, western Nunavut: representative sedimentology, gamma-ray spectrometry and lithogeochemistry. Summary of Activities 2014, Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, 2014, 89-96.

Ielpi, A. and Rainbird, R.H., 2015. Reconnaissance geological mapping and thematic studies of the Elu Basin, Nunavut. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7730, 10 p.

Rainbird, R.H., Ielpi, A., Turner, E.C., and, Jackson, V.A., 2015. Reconnaissance geological mapping and thematic studies of northern Brock Inlier, Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7695, 10 p.

Oral communications as first contributor

Ielpi, A., 2015. The shape of Precambrian rivers: Lessons from the Proterozoic of Laurentia and modern fluvial-aeolian basins. Seminar, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa (ON, Canada), November 13th.

Ielpi, A., and Rainbird, R.H., 2015. Stratigraphy, architecture and morphodynamics of an Early Neoproterozoic alluvial plain: The Nelson Head Formation of Brock Inlier, NWT, Canada. American Geophysical Union – Geological Association of Canada – Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Meeting, Montreal (QC, Canada), May 3rd-7th.

Ielpi, A., 2015. Grenville-Orogen drainage as recorded in the Scottish Highlands and Canadian Arctic: Sedimentology, downstream evolution, and modern analogues. Seminar, Department of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University, Sudbury (ON, Canada), February 25th.

Ielpi, A., Gibling, M.R., Bashforth, A.R., Dennar, C.I., 2015. Pennsylvanian fluvial channels influenced by vegetation in the Joggins Formation, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geoscience Society, 41st Colloquium and Annual Meeting, Sackville (NB, Canada), January 30th-31st.

Ielpi, A., and Rainbird, R.H., 2014. Provenance of Paleoproterozoic Fluvial Successions: Gamma-ray Spectrometry and Paleodrainage of the 1.9-1.6 Ga Elu Basin, Nunavut, Canada. 42nd Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum, Yellowknife (NWT, Canada), November 25th-27th.

Ielpi, A., and Rainbird, R.H., 2014. Depositional Architecture, drainage patters and geomorphic variability of a Paleoproterozoic fluvial-coastal plain: The Ellice Formation of Elu Basin (Nunavut, Canada). Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Vancouver (BC, Canada), Oct. 19th-22nd.

Ielpi, A., Gibling, M.R., Bashforth, A.R., Lally, C., Rygel, M.C., and Al-Silwadi, S., 2014. The role of vegetation in shaping the architecture of an Early Pennsylvanian braided river: the Boss Point Formation of Atlantic Canada. 40th Colloquium and Annual Meeting, Atlantic Geoscience Society, Greenwich (NS, Canada), Feb. 7th-9th.

Ielpi, A., 2014. Same story, different place: Lake retreat, landscape degradation in the late Pliocene proto-Apennines (Italy) and in the modern Tigray highlands (Ethiopia). Seminar, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo (ON, Canada), Jan. 27th.

Ielpi, A., 2013. A tale of two worlds: Apennines’ Pliocene incised valleys and modern lake retreat in Ethiopia. Informal Rock Talks, Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, Halifax (NS, Canada), Nov. 8th.

Ielpi, A., and Ghinassi, M., 2013. Integrated planform and section architecture of a Jurassic fluvial meander belt: the Moor Grit Member of the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire (UK). Geosed 2013, Rome (Italy), Sept. 22nd-28th.

Ielpi, A., Gibling, M.R., Bashforth, A.R., Lally, C., Rygel, M.C., and Al-Silwadi, S., 2013. Architecture of Pennsylvanian vegetation-influenced rivers: the Boss Point Formation of Atlantic Canada. 10th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology, Leeds (UK), July 14th-19th.

Ielpi, A., Ghinassi, M., and Fidolini, F., 2012. Anatomy of falling stage to early transgressive fluvial-deltaic deposits: outcrop and borehole data from the lacustrine late Pliocene of the Upper Valdarno Basin (Italy). 86th Italian Geological Society Meeting, Arcavacata di Rende (Italy), Sept. 18th-20th.

Ielpi, A., 2012. Genetic sequence stratigraphy of a late Miocene shallow lacustrine to marginal marine tract: Asymmetric sequence generation and correlative characters. 29th IAS Meeting, Schladming (Austria), Sept. 11th-13th.

Ielpi, A., 2011. Sequence stratigraphy of a late Pliocene lignite seam (Upper Valdarno Basin, Northern Apennines). Geosed 2011, Caserta (Italy), Sept. 27th-28th.