Researchers at UCD


Giovanni Camanni

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of Earth Sciences



Giovanni completed his geology degree at the University of Torino in 2010, and he then undertook a Phd study at the University of Barcelona on the structure and kinematics of the south-central part of the Taiwan thrust belt. Giovanni joined the Fault Analysis Group at UCD as a post-doctoral researcher in June 2015, and his work mainly involves the analysis of fault zones from outcrop and seismic data in the context of the multi-company funded QUAFF2 project.



Peer Reviewed Journals

Brown, D., Alvarez-Marron, J., Schimmel, M., Wu, Y.-M., and Camanni, G. (2012) 'The structure and kinematics of the central Taiwan mountain belt derived from geological and seismicity data'. Tectonics, 31 (5). [DOI] [Details]
Camanni, G., Brown, D., Alvarez-Marron, J., Wu, Y.-M., and Chen, H.-A. (2014) 'The Shuilikeng fault in the central Taiwan mountain belt'. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 171 :117-130. [DOI] [Details]
Camanni, G., Chen, C.-H., Brown, D., Alvarez-Marron, J., Wu, Y.-M., Chen, H.-A., Huang, H.-H., Chu, H.-T., Chen, M.-M., and Chang, C.-H. (2014) 'Basin inversion in central Taiwan and its importance for seismic hazard'. Geology, 42 (2):147-150. [DOI] [Details]
Alvarez-Marron, J., Brown, D., Camanni, G., Wu, Y.-M., and Kuo-Chen, H. (2014) 'Structural complexities in a foreland thrust belt inherited from the shelf-slope transition: Insights from the Alishan area of Taiwan'. Tectonics, 33 (7):1322-1339. [DOI] [Details]
Cadoppi, P., Camanni, G., Balestro, G., Perrone, G. (2016) 'Geological map of the Fontane Talc Mineralization (Germanasca Valley, Italian Western Alps)'. Journal of Maps, . [DOI] [Details]
Camanni, G., Alvarez-Marron, J., Brown, D., Ayala, C., Wu, Y.-M., and Hsieh, H.-H. (2016) 'The deep structure of south-central Taiwan illuminated by seismic tomography and earthquake hypocentres data'. Tectonophysics, 679 :235-245. [DOI] [Details]
Brown, D., Alvarez-Marron, J., Biete, C., Kuo-Chen, H, Camanni, G., Ho, C.-W. (2017) 'How the structural architecture of the Eurasian continental margin affects the structure, seismicity, and topography of the south-central Taiwan fold and thrust belt'. Tectonics, . [DOI] [Details]


Research Interests

My research interests lie in the general area of structural geology. Within this broad research theme, I am interested in defining the structure and the kinematics of fault zones from the outcrop- to the regional-scale. To achieve this objective, my work mainly relies on collecting field data and to interpret them together with earthquake seismicity and seismic reflection data. So far, my studies on the structure and kinematics of fault zones have been aimed at advancing our understanding of their internal structure and growth, as well as of mountain building processes.