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Prof. Dr. Paolo Tarolli

Prof. Dr. Paolo Tarolli


Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
University of Padova
viale dell'universitŕ 16
35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy

Tel. No.: +39 049 8272677
Fax No.: +39 049 8272686
Email: paolo.tarolli@unipd.it

Department Fax No.: +39 049 8272686


Associate Professor at Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry Dept., University of Padova (Italy)

Visiting Professor at China University of Geosciences in Beijing (P.R. China)

  • Chair in Soil and Water Resources Management at University of Padova.
  • Tarolli is Editor of NHESS (Copernicus), and in the Editorial board of Land Degradation & Development (Wiley), Earth Surface Processes & Landforms (Wiley), Journal of Mountain Sciences (Springer), Anthropocene (Elsevier), and Heliyon (Elsevier). 
  • He has held Visiting Professor positions at several universities (e.g. China University of Geosciences in Beijing, National Cheng Kung University, EPFL). In April 2015 he was nominated Science Officer of the European Geoscience Union (EGU) for the Natural Hazard Division (Remote Sensing & Hazards). 
  • He is expert in digital terrain analysis, human-Earth interactions, Earth surface processes analysis through high-resolution topography, natural hazards, shallow landslides, hydro-geomorphology, geomorphic features extraction in alpine and floodplain context, anthropogenic feature extraction in anthropogenic landscapes, LiDAR and Structure from Motion applications, and GIS. 
  • He is author, since year of PhD (2006), of 61 papers published and in press in international peer reviewed journals, with the following publication metrics in SCOPUS: h-index 24, total citations 1310. 
  • He is also author of 3 book reviews in international peer-reviewed journals, 1 chapter in Encyclopedia, 4 papers in books with ISBN, 16 papers in conference Proceedings with ISBN, and 105 presentations (2 invited keynote talk, 3 invited talks) at international meetings (34 orals and 71 posters), and 12 invited talks at high-ranking international research institutions and foreign Academies.
  • He gave several invited talks in high-ranking international research institutions and foreign Academies such as EPFL (Lausanne), AgroParisTech (Montpellier), Massey University (New Zealand), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), China University of Geosciences in Beijing (P.R. China), Chinese Academy of Sciences (P.R. China); in addition to solicited talk at the international meeting (i.e. AOGS-AGU).
  • He served as a reviewer of U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), International Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), FWF Austrian Science Fund, EU Commission FP7 research projects. 
  • He is member of the American Geophysical Union, European Geoscience Union, British Society for Geomorphology, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS).

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Geosciences, Hydrology, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Natural Hazards, Geomorphology, Geomorphometry, Landslides and Debris Flow, Landslide susceptibility modeling, Geography, Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing, LiDAR and DEM