Section Editors

Section Board for 'Earth Sciences and Geography' (74)

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Dr. Andrea L. Rizzo
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Section Editor-in-Chief
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
Dr. Piero Manna
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National Research Council - CNR, Institute for Agricultural and Forest Systems in the Mediterranean (ISAFoM), 80055 Portici (Napoli), Italy
Interests: applied pedology; soil hydrological modeling; land evaluation; crop zoning; precision agriculture; soil spatial variability; spatial decision support systems
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Prof. Dr. Simona Vingiani
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, via Università, 100, 80055 Portici (NA), Italy
Interests: PTE measurements (XRF handheld, ICP-OES); proximal sensors for soil spatial variability; soil survey and mapping; soil properties; andosols and landslides
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Dr. Giandomenico Fubelli
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Earth Sci Dept, Turin Univ, Via Valperga Caluso 35, I-10125 Turin, Italy
Interests: applied geomorphology
Dr. Lina M. López
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Departamento de Ingeniería Geológica y Minera, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: blast; explosives; explosions; safety engineering; mining engineering
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Dr. Ricardo Castedo
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Departamento de Ingeniería Geológica y Minera, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: rock mechanics; geomorphology; modeling; blast and impact engineering (structures and materials)
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Prof. Dr. Valentina Alena Girelli
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Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM), University of Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2, 40132 Bologna, Italy
Interests: 3D digitization for cultural heritage; digital photogrammetry; laser scanning; 3D surveying and modeling
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Prof. Dr. Mauro Lo Brutto
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Department of Engineering, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Building 8, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: photogrammetry; laser scanning; 3D modeling; HBIM; cultural heritage documentation
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Dr. Jose Mirao
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HERCULES Laboratory, Universidade de Évora, 7000-809 Évora, Portugal
Interests: mineralogy; cultural heritage; geochemistry; glasses; mortars; stone; ceramic; pottery; ore deposits
Dr. Marco Bonini
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Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (IGG), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), 50121 Florence, Italy
Interests: structural geology and tectonics; mud volcanism; seismotectonics; continental rifting; analogue modelling
Dr. Luigi Borrelli
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Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (CNR-IRPI) Rende, National Research Council of Italy, 87036 Cosenza, Italy
Interests: geology and applied geology; engineering geology; structural geology and tectonics; natural hazards; landslide analysis and monitoring; weathering of rocks
Dr. Stefano Branca
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National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: field geology; tectonics; volcano stratigraphy and tephrostratigraphy; volcano instability; history of volcanology
Dr. Andrea Cannata
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Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BIOMLG),University of Catania, 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), 56124 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 modeling for environmental monitoring applications; space debris detection and design of fully digital radar based on photonic technologies
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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. Francesca Romana Cinti
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Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, 00143 Rome, Italy
Interests: earthquake geology; paleoseismology; active tectonics; seismic hazard
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; hydrogeochemistry; engineering geology; engineering seismology; remote sensing; InSAR; ground motion; land subsidence; environmental impact assessment
Prof. Dr. Félix Darve
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Laboratoire sols solides structures, UJF–INPG–CNRS, 38041 Grenoble, France
Interests: geomechanics; soils; rocks; constitutive relations; elasto-plasticity
Dr. Massimo De Marchi
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Laboratory GIScience and drones 4 Good, Department of Civil Environmental Architectural Engineering, University of Padova, 9 - 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: Amazonia; Amazon; Yasuni; Indigenous People; Uncontacted people; climate change; climate justice; unburnable carbon; fossil fuel transitions; GIS; GISciemce; participatory 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
Prof. Dr. Forte Emanuele
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Department of Mathematics and Geosciences, University of Trieste, via Weiss 2, 2 34128 Trieste, Italy
Interests: near surface geophysics; GPR; data processing and inversion; signal attributes
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Prof. 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: soil-structure interaction; ground improvement; creep; earthquake; soft clay; liquefaction; DEM; ABAQUS; FLAC
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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Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Fernández-Caliani
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Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Experimental Sciences, University of Huelva, Campus de El Carmen, 21071-Huelva, Spain
Interests: Soil pollution; risk analysis; mine soils; heavy metals; clay minerals
Prof. Dr. Ty P. A. Ferré
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Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, 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: biochar technology; environmental nanotechnology; contaminant fate and transport
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Prof. Dr. Jianbo Gao
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Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
Interests: nonlinear dynamics; time series analysis; multiscale modeling; multiscale analysis of geophysical and geographic data; medical informatics; quantitative research on social, economic and financial complexity
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Prof. Dr. Murray Gingras
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Faculty of Science, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada
Interests: ichnology; sedimentology; petroleum geology; modern sedimentary environments; stratigraphy
Dr. José A. González-Pérez
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MOSS Group, Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiologia de Sevilla (IRNAS-CSIC), 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; high resolution MS, GC/Q-TOF)
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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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Dr. Kelin Hu
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Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering, Tulane University, 6823 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Interests: modeling of storm surge, hurricane waves, and sediment transport and morphological developments in coastal and estuarine areas
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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, Institute of Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Lofos Nymphon, 11810 Athens, Greece
Interests: solar radiation (measurements, modelling); atmospheric aerosols; atmospheric turbidity; daylighting; meteorology; climatology
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Prof. Dr. Vasilios Karakostas
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Geophysics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: seismic sequences; seismotectonics; fault plane solutions and stress patterns; stress evolution in terms of the Coulomb stress changes
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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: slope stability; numerical methods; groundwater modeling; hydrogeology; 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, 10129 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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Prof. Dr. Xiaoyan Li
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Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
Interests: ecohydrology; hydropedology; hydrology and water resources
Prof. Dr. Jane J. Liu
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Geography & Planning, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada
Interests: atmospheric environment; tropospheric and stratospheric ozone; climate change; atmosphere-biosphere interactions; remote sensing of atmosphere and land; ecological modeling
Prof. Dr. Keyu Liu
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Key Lab Deep Oil & Gas, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, China
Interests: sedimentology; analysis of basins and oil-bearing systems; unconventional petroleum geology
Prof. Dr. Carmine Lubritto
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Università degli Studi della Campania - Luigi Vanvitelli, Dipartimeto di Scienze e Tecnologie Ambientali Biologiche e Farmaceutiche (DISTABIF), 81100 Caserta, Italy
Interests: archaeological; cultural heritage; climate
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Dr. 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
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Prof. Dr. Antonio López-Quílez
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Department of Statistics and Operational Research, University of Valencia, Dr. Moliner 50, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
Interests: spatial statistics; bayesian statistics; environmental statistics; biostatistics; epidemiology
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Prof. Frank T. Manheim
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School of Public Policy, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
Interests: marine geochemistry; scientific drilling expeditions; offshore mineral resources; coastal hydrology; environmental studies of estuarine and coastal sediments and waters
Dr. Fernando M.S.F. Marques
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Department of Geology and Instituto Dom Luiz, University of Lisbon, 1749-016 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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Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, Campania University “Vanvitelli”, 81100 Caserta, Italy
Interests: water resources management and protection in the coastal plains, with a focus on water and nitrogen balance at basin scale and salinization processes; characterization and monitoring of dissolved contaminants in aquifers via different assessment methods; implementation of density-dependent groundwater flow models and reactive transport models
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Dr. Nathan J Moore
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Department of Geography, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, 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. Marco Orlandi
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Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 1, I-20126 Milan, Italy
Interests: chemical characterization of biopolymer present in archaeological artefacts
Prof. Dr. Hyuck-Jin Park
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Department of Energy Resources and Geosystem Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul 05006, Korea
Interests: landslide hazard; monitoring and modelling of basin scale surface processes; natural hazards; applications of remote sensing to landslide studies; scaling processes in geomorphology
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Prof. Dr. Elena Pasternak
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School of Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Perth 6009, Australia
Interests: mechanics of solids; hybrid materials and materials with internally engineered architecture; higher order continua, homogenisation methods, large deformations modelling; mechanics of topologically interlocking structures and fragmented bodies; fracture mechanics; hydraulic fracturing
Dr. José A. Peláez
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Department of Physics, University of Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
Interests: seismology; earthquakes; seismotectonics; earthquake geology; seismic hazard; seismic zonation; seismically induced landslides
Dr. Oleg S. Pokrovsky
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Geosciences and Environment Toulouse, UMR 5563 CNRS, 14 Avenue Edouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse, France
Interests: biogeochemistry; carbon; trace element; aquatic systems; rivers; discharge; lakes; climate change; Siberia; permafrost; organic matter; green house gases; peat
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Dr. Monica Pozzo
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Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Interests: condensed matter physics; geophysics; computer modelling, quantum mechanics simulations; density functional theory; electronic structure; molecular dynamics; material design, heterogeneous catalysis; hydrogen storage; graphene; earth's core
Dr. Basil Psiloglou
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Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, 15236 Athens, Palaia Penteli, Greece
Interests: solar radiation measurements and modelling; solar energy; atmospheric pollution; atmospheric physics; meteorology; climatology; measurement techniques
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Prof. Dr. Marta Pérez Arlucea
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Department of Marine Geosciences and Territorial Planification, 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, 20133 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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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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Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA
Interests: trace element biogeochemistry; green technology; environmental quality; environmental remediation; environmental geochemistry
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Prof. Roberto Scarpa
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Department of Physics, University of Salerno, 84135 Salerno, Italy
Interests: geophysics; seismology and volcanology
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Prof. Alessandro Simoni
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Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA), University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: landslide and debris flow hazard assessment; field monitoring of landslides; slope hydrology; landslide triggering and propagation; InSAR
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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. 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
Prof. Dr. Michael Tsesarsky
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
Interests: seismology; ground motion modeling; microbial methods for soil modification; geomaterials; engineering 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, 157 84 Athens, Greece
Interests: geophysics; earth physics; seismology; applied geophysics
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Prof. Dr. Changming Wang
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School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), Beijing 100083, China
Interests: mineralogy; petrology; mineral deposit
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Prof. Dr. Bo Wang
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School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
Interests: tectonics; stuctural geology
Prof. Dr. Dongmei Zhou
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School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
Interests: environmental soil chemistry; heavy metal; organic pollutant; soil nanoparticle
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