Ivano's group conducts research in local environments and throughout the seas.
Since 2007, the lab has carried out studies in central Monterey Bay, Antarctica, eastern equatorial Pacific, North Pacific Ocean (Bering Sea), Western Pacific Ocean, and Indian Ocean.
Ivano's research has an interdisciplinary approach:
Sedimentology/paleoceanography of upwelling biogenic sediments in Europe and the Pacific Rim (e.g. Monterey Fmt.), eastern equatorial Pacific and Peru Margin (ODP Leg 201), the sub-Arctic (IODP Expedition 323 in the Bering Sea).
Relationships between geology and microbial activity in deeply buried marine sediments recovered by IODP.
Geologic/geomorphology of central California rapidly changing coastal environments including Elkhorn Slough, beaches and sea cliffs of Monterey Bay.
Use of terrestrial laser scanning and 3D data analysis to asses small-scale geomorphologic change.