Biography and current work
MissionMy research advances the discipline of ecohydrology by exploiting studies of stream and river basins seen as environmental matrix for ecological processes. My scientific activity develops along three main lines of research that can be summarized as the study of the hydrologic controls on
- the spreading of waterborne diseases,
- riverine biodiversity,
- stream ecology.
My research is aimed at building a general framework for the study of a wide spectrum of transport phenomena and at investigating the hydrologic controls on these processes. Indeed, river basins provide a natural laboratory for complex system perspectives integrating hydrologic, ecological and geomorphological dynamics where dispersal of individuals, species, solutes or pathogens is dominated by geomorphologic and hydrologic constraints. How these constraints affect the ecological processes, and allow their prediction, is the common thread of my research across different disciplines.
Professional courseScientist, Laboratory of Ecohydrology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2011-present
Post-doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Ecohydrology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2008-2011
Visiting Assistant Professional Specialist, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2007-2008
EducationPhD, Doctoral School of Civil & Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Padua, 2008
Master Degree, Environmental Engineering , University of Padua, 2004
Nationality : italian Birth date : 29.05.1979