With these competencies, Prof Bianchini and Dr Natali obtained relevant funding from the Emilia Romagna Region which is promoting the study of the organic carbon in the regional agricultural soils since this parameter is of fundamental importance for soil fertility as well as minimizing the release of green house gases to the atmosphere (see details of the project at the web site www.savesoc2.com). Speaking about Elementar, Dr. Natali said:
We really appreciate our EA-IRMS system which is easy to be used and that rarely gives problems. The few time we had an analytical inconvenience the company quickly solved the problem by the on-line assistance and/or with rapid visits of a technician in our lab.Prof. Gianluca Bianchini confirmed the good relationship existing with Elementar adding that he hope to have in the future more support in the creation of collaborations:
I suggest to Elementar to create a synergistic network between users of different regions and countries. I think that bridging the experience of different groups, Elementar can have a positive feedback. Elementar should guide its users toward new prominent research fields, helping to ensure that Elementar instruments are involved in top level research.Publications:
Beccaluva L., Bianchini G., Natali C., Siena F. (2017) The alkaline-carbonatite complex of Jacupiranga (Brazil): Magma genesis and mode of emplacement. Gondwana Research 44, 157–177. Bianchini G., Natali C. (2017) Carbon elemental and isotopic composition in mantle xenoliths from Spain: Insights on sources and petrogenetic processes. Lithos 272, 84-91. Förster B., Bebout G.E., Bianchini G., Natali C., Aulbach S., Braga R., Scambelluri M. (2016) Multi-stage carbonation and decarbonation in the mantle-wedge: stable-isotope compositions of carbonate phases in ultramaficrocks of the ulten zone (Eastern Alps, Italy). EMC2 2016, 2nd European Mineralogical Conference (Rimini), Abstract book, 129. Corazzari L., Bianchini G., Billi P., Marchina C., Natali C. (2015). A preliminary note on carbon and nitrogen elemental and isotopic composition of Po River suspended load. Rendiconti Lincei, Scienze Fisiche e Naturali 27, 89–93. Natali C., Bianchini G., Vittori Antisari L. (2018) Thermal separation coupled with elemental and isotopic analysis: A method for soil carbon characterization. Catena 164, 150-157. Natali C., Bianchini G. (2018) Natural vs Anthropogenic components in sediments from the Po river delta coastal lagoons (NE Italy). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25, 2981-2991. Natali C., Bianchini G. (2015) Thermally based isotopic speciation of carbon in complex matrices: a tool for environmental investigation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22, 12162-12173. Natali C., Bianchini G. (2014) Understanding the carbon isotopic signature in complex environmental matrices. EQA-International Journal of Environmental Quality 14 (14), 19-30. Vittori Antisari L., Bianchini G., Cremonini S., Di Giuseppe D., Falsone G., Marchesini M., Marvelli S., Vianello G. (2016) Multidisciplinary study of a Lateglacial-Holocene sedimentary sequence near Bologna (Italy): insights on natural and anthropogenic impacts on the landscape dynamics. Journal of Soils and Sediments 16, 645–662.