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Section Board for 'Earth Sciences and Geography' (42)

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Prof. Dr. Yosoon Choi
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Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Pukyong National University, Busan 48513, Korea
Interests: smart mining; renewables in mining; space mining; AICBM (AI, IoT, cloud, big data, mobile) convergence; unmanned aerial vehicle; mine planning and design; open-pit mining operation; mine safety; geographic information systems; 3D geo-modeling; geostatistics; hydrological analysis; energy analysis and simulation; design of solar energy conversion systems; renewable energy systems
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Dr. Andrea Cannata
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Università degli Studi di Catania, Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali - Sezione di Scienze della Terra, Corso Italia 57, I-95129, Catania, Italy
Interests: study of seismic and acoustic signals in volcanic areas; volcano-earthquake interaction; integrated interpretation of multiparametric data recorded in volcanic areas; repeating earthquake analysis; seismic interferometry; seismic noise; time series analysis; signal processing techniques; seismic and volcano monitoring; glacial seismicity; microseism
Dr. Flavio Cannavò
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Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Osservatorio Etneo, Piazza Roma 2, 95123, Catania, Italy
Interests: time series analysis; signal processing; data modelling; inverse problems; pattern recognition; machine learning; volcano geodesy; volcano modelling
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Dr. Amerigo Capria
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RaSS (Radar and Surveillance Systems) National Laboratory, CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications), Pisa, Italy
Interests: passive radar systems, HF-OTH radars, array processing, neural network applications in target classification, synthetic range profile reconstruction, weather radars signal processing, sea surface fractal modelling for environmental monitoring applications, space debris detection and design of fully digital radar based on photonic technologies
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Dr. Valerio Comerci
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Department for the Geological Survey of Italy, ISPRA (Italian institute for environmental protection and research) Via Vitaliano Brancati 48, 00144 Roma, Italy
Interests: Natural Hazards; Seismic Hazard; Earthquake Geology; Active Tectonics; Paleoseismology; Earthquake prediction; Idrogeochemistry; Engineering Geology; Engineering Seismology; Remote Sensing; InSAR; Ground Motion; Land Subsidence; Environmental Impact Assessment
Dr. Massimo De Marchi
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Laboratory GIScience and drones 4 Good, Department of Civil Environmental Architectural Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Interests: Amazonia; Amazon; Yasuni; Indigenous People; Uncontacted people; Climate change; Climate Justice; Unburnable Carbon; Fossil Fuel Transitions; GIS; GISciemce; Participatpry GIS; Drones; UAV; Local sustainable development; post development; development cooperation; Agroecology; Biodiversity; rural development; Environmental Policies; Environmental Impact Assessment; EIA; SEA; Environmental conflict management; participatory approaches in territorial planning and policy design
Dr. Behzad Fatahi
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School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, City Campus PO Box 123 Broadway NSW 2007, Australia
Interests: Geotechnical engineering; earthquake Engineering; Soil-Structure Interaction; Seismic Performance Design of Buildings; soft soil engineering, ground improvement techniques; bioengineering; embankment dam design and construction; numerical modelling in geomechanics; Soil-Structure Interaction; and secondary consolidation of clay
Prof. Dr. Paola Fermo
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Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Golgi 19, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: aerosol particulate matter; atmospheric pollution; organic and elemental carbon; metals; degradation of cultural heritage; black crust formation
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Professor Ty P. A. Ferré
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Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Interests: vadose zone hydrology; hydrogeophysics; water resources decision making
Dr. Alessandro Frigeri
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Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: Planetary Science, Planetary Cartography, GIS, Field geology/geophysics, Data Science, Human–computer interaction (HCI)
Prof. Dr. Bin Gao
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Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, 285 Frazier Rogers Hall, P.O. Box 110570, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: environmental nanotechnology; biochar technology; contaminant hydrology
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Dr. José A. González-Pérez
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CSIC-Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiologia de Sevilla (IRNAS), Sevilla, Spain
Interests: environmental organic geochemistry, including organic matter and soil health; organic contaminants in nature; refractory C forms in nature; molecular characterization of soil organic matter and its agronomic and environmental implications; biogeochemical markers in soils and sediments; the use of advanced techniques for organic matter and biopolymer characterization (GC/MS, Py-GC/MS, FT-IR, ED-XRF, IRMS, CSIA, 13C-MAS-NMR; ultra-high resolution MS, i.e., FT-ICR-MS, etc.)
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Dr. Stephen Grebby
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Nottingham Geospatial Institute, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2TU, UK
Interests: earth observation; geohazards; mineral exploration; geological remote sensing; ground deformation; InSAR; LiDAR; hyperspectral; geophysics
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Prof. Dr. Stuart Hardy
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Faculty of Geology, Universitat de Barcelona, C/Martí i Franqués s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: Mathematical Modelling; Structure; Folding; Faulting; Sedimentation; Volcanism
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Prof. Dr. Robert M Kalin
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XN, UK
Interests: Water Resources Management in water scarce regions; hydrogeology; hydrogeochemistry and geochemical modelling of groundwater; isotope hydrology; isotope geochemistry and study of palelohydrology and climate change; trans-boundary groundwater; remediation of contaminated land
Dr. Harry D. Kambezidis
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Atmospheric Research Team, National Observatory of Athens, Institute of Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, Lofos Nymphon, 11810 Athens, Greece
Interests: solar radiation (measurements, modelling); atmospheric aerosols; atmospheric turbidity; daylighting; meteorology; climatology
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Prof. Dr. Itzhak Katra
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Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheba 8410501, Israel
Interests: Geomorphology, soil erosion, aeolian processes, dust sources and emissions, arid soils under human activities, sand transport and land formation, boundary-layer wind tunnel experiments, dust storms and air pollution.
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Dr. Stelios Kazadzis
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Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC) Dorfstrasse 33, CH-7260 Davos Dorf, Switzerland
Interests: Solar radiation; Solar energy; atmospheric aerosols; Satellite earth observation; solar radiation effects
Dr. Nir Krakauer
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Department of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
Interests: effect of climate on plants, underground water, surface heat, moisture, and carbon exchanges; impact of plants on precipitation and temperature patterns; hydrology and biogeochemistry of sustainable agriculture and building; carbon isotopes as tracers of fossil fuel burning, ocean carbon uptake, and respiration; inferring the effect of past climate on ecology from tree rings and coral records; providing useful climate forecasts through statistical and physical downscaling; distributed sensor networks for environmental monitoring; data assimilation in carbon and hydrology models; parameter estimation and uncertainty assessment
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Prof. Dr. Cheng-Yu Ku
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Department of Harbor and River Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, No.2, Beining Rd., Jhongjheng District, Keelung City 202, Taiwan
Interests: meshless methods; heat and mass transfer; hydrogeology; foundation of offshore wind turbines; geotechnical analysis; geographic information systems
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Lacidogna
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Department of Structural,Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG), Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
Interests: damage analysis in structures and materials (concrete, masonry, and rocks); nondestructive testing (NDT); acoustic emission; electromagnetic emission; critical phenomena in structural mechanics; critical phenomena in geophysics; fracture mechanics; static and dynamic analysis of high-rise buildings
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Prof. Dr. Saro Lee
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1. Geological Research Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), 124, Gwahak-ro Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34132, Korea
2. Department of Geophysical Exploration, Korea University of Science and Technology, 217 Gajeong-ro Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34113, Korea
Interests: GIS application in Geological Hazard and Geological Resources
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Assoc. Prof. Valeria Luciani
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Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
Interests: Planktic foraminifera; Paloeceanography; Paleocecology; Cretaceous; Paloegene
Prof. Dr. Antonio López-Quílez
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Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Valencia, Dr. Moliner 50, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
Interests: Spatial Statistics, Bayesian Statistics, Environmental Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology
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Dr. Fernando M.S.F. Marques
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Department of Geology and Instituto Dom Luiz, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: Engineering Geology; Soil and weak rock physical properties; Landslide and rockfall hazard assessment including seismically triggered ; Sea cliff evolution and hazard assessment; Engineering Geology
Prof. Dr. Micòl Mastrocicco
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Campania University “Luigi Vanvitelli”, DiSTABiF, Via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
Interests: (i) the characterization and monitoring of contaminated sites via the application of different assessment methods and the implementation of groundwater flow and solute transport modeling, to evaluate contaminant sources and fate and to verify the efficiency of reclamation strategies; (ii) water resources management and protection in the coastal plains, with a focus on salinization processes and water and nitrogen balance at basin scale
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Dr. Nathan J Moore
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Department of Geography, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Interests: effects of land use on climate, surface energy budget, moisture budget, and carbon exchanges; impacts of agriculture on precipitation and temperature patterns; land-atmosphere interactions; sustainable agriculture and optimal ecological niches; statistical and physical downscaling of rapidly changing systems; data assimilation in integrated earth system models; uncertainty assessment of climate systems
Dr. Paraskevi Nomikou
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Faculty of Geology and Geo-Environment, University of Athens, Athens 157 72, Greece
Interests: Geodynamics; Marine Geology; Geo-Hazard; volcanic hazard; Geomorphology
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Dr. José A. Peláez
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Department of Physics, University of Jaén, Spain
Interests: seismology; earthquakes; seismotectonics; earthquake geology; seismic hazard; seismic zonation; seismically induced landslides
Dr. Oleg S. Pokrovsky
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CNRS, Geoscience and Environment Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Interests: biogeochemistry, carbon, trace element, aquatic systems, rivers, discharge, lakes, climate change, Siberia, permafrost, organic matter, green house gases, peat
Dr. Basil E. Psiloglou
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National Observatory of Athens, Institute of Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, Palaia Penteli, GR-15236, Athens, Greece
Interests: solar radiation measurements and modelling; solar energy; atmospheric pollution; meteorology; climatology; measurement techniques
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Prof. Dr. Marta Pérez Arlucea
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Department of Marine Geosciences and Territorial Planification, The University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Interests: Coastal environments; shore processes; sediment architecture and geomorphology; deep marine environment (slope and basin deposits and processes)
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Dr. Mirko Reguzzoni
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Geodesy and Geomatics Division, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: Satellite and physical geodesy with geophysical and oceanographic applications; Earth’s gravity field modeling; local and regional geoid determination; inverse gravimetric problems; GPS/GNSS positioning, monitoring and navigation; digital photogrammetry; statistical and numerical data analysis
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Prof. Dr. Adriano Ribolini
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Department of Earth Sciences, University of Pisa, via S. Maria 53, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: geomorphology; permafrost detection and landforms; geophysical applications to geomorphology and geoarchaeology; glacial and periglacial landforms
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Dr. Andrea L. Rizzo
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Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Sezione di Palermo, Via Ugo La Malfa, 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
Interests: isotope geochemistry (mainly light noble gas and CO2) in gases, waters, minerals/rocks (fluid inclusions) from volcanic/geothermal areas and lithospheric mantle; application of isotope geochemistry to volcano monitoring
Prof. Dr. Edoardo Rotigliano
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Department of Earth and Marine Sciences, University of Palermo - Via Archirafi 22, 90123 Palermo, Italy
Interests: Landslides; Water erosion; GIS/Geostatistics for hazard analysis, modelling and mapping; Extreme (seismic/rainfall) landslide triggering events; Fluvial geomorphology and Floods; Applied geography and climate change; Theoretical geomorphology
Prof. Dr. Dibyendu Sarkar
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Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering, Hoboken, United States
Interests: Trace Element Biogeochemistry; Green Technology; Environmental Quality; Environmental Remediation; Environmental Geochemistry
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Dr. Linda Stalker
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CSIRO Energy, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 26 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington, WA 6151, Australia
Interests: carbon capture and storage; organic geochemistry; gas geochemistry; isotope geochemistry; hydrogen exploration and storage; chemical tracers; monitoring and verification methods; controlled release experiments; petroleum geology; science communication
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Prof. Dr. Michael Tsesarsky
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Department of Structural Engineering and the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 84105, Israel
Interests: Engineering Seismology, Ground Motions, Bio-mediated ground improvement, Engineering Geology
Prof. Dr. Peter Teunissen
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1. GNSS Research Centre, Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
2. Department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Delft University of Technology, 2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: developing theory, models, and algorithms for high-accuracy geospatial applications of new global and regional satellite navigation systems
Dr. Guido Ventura
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Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143 Roma, Italy
Interests: volcanology; tectonics; geomorphology; marine geology
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Prof. Dr. Filippos Vallianatos
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Professor of Geophysics-Applied Geophysics, Department of Geophysics-Geothermics, Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, School of Sciences National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografos, Athens 157 84, Greece
Interests: geophysics; earth physics; seismology; applied geophysics
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