Francesco Comiti

Francesco, PhD, is the coordinator of the group. Associate professor (since January 2015) at Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

His research interests focus on Bedload and suspended transport dynamics in high-elevation basins, Debris flow monitoring, Large wood transport in mountain rivers, Mountain catchments hydrology, Channel morphology and ecology of mountain rivers, Evaluation of hydromorphological status of mountain rivers.

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Andrea Andreoli

Andrea is assistant professor (since May 2017) at Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

His research interest focus on Large Wood budgets, mountain rivers restoration and control, Vegetation-sediment-flow interactions in gravel-bed rivers, topographic survey techniques to assess morphological changes in river environments.

Velio Coviello

Velio is researcher (since October 2017) at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology. His research mainly focuses on the characterization of mass movements and sediment transport processes in Alpine and volcanic environment at different special and temporal scales. He deals with seismic monitoring debris flows, lahars and other torrential processes for the development of early warning systems. His research interests also concern soil erosion and water resource management.

Velio is currently working on the SEDIPLAN-r project (Sediment budgeting and planning for rivers in South-Tyrol: from hazard mitigation to environmental restoration).

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Michael Engel

Micha is a post-doc researcher as hydrologist, at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology. His research mainly focuses on: hydrological, hydrochemical and meteorological dynamics driving water quantity and quality  in glacierized and high-elevation catchments, using tracer-based and modeling approaches, sediment transport, hydroecological processes in mountain flood plain.  The research involves field investigation and laboratory analysis.

Michael is currently working on RIVERMOOD project (Riparian vegetation response to river modifications) and GLORI project (Glaciers-to-rivers sediment transfer in alpine basins).

Vittoria Scorpio

Vittoria is a post-doc researcher as fluvial geomorphologist, at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology. Her research focuses on analysis of channel modifications over the last centuries and their controlling factors, ongoing river dynamics and processes,  geomorphological mapping, flood hazards scenarios and geomorphic response of rivers to extreme flood events. The research is mainly based on field investigation and Gis analysis.

Vittoria is currently working on ETSCH-2000 project (Evolution of the Etsch River, Historical changes in channel morphology over 2 millennia) and FHARMOR project (Fish habitat in alpine rivers, integrating monitoring, modelling and remote sensing).

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Jay is a postdoctoral researcher within the River Basin Group and studies the role of plant water use within riparian ecosystems. He applies chemical, isotopic and isotopic metrics to quantify the fluxes of water through watershed components and is broadly interested in the interface between  vegetative, hydrologic and human systems.

Jay is currently working mainly on RIVERMOOD project (Riparian vegetation response to river modifications).

Anuschka Buter

Anuschka is PhD student at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology with a PhD project titled: “Linking geomorphological connectivity to sediment transport measurements in an Alpine glaciated basin: present dynamics and future scenarios”. Her research focuses on sediment transport and geomorphological connectivity in Alpine glaciated catchments, mapping of geomorphological landforms and corresponding changes in time, responses of sediment transfer rates and processes to meteorological extreme events. The research is conducted in the field and in form of GIS analysis.

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Christian Kofler

Christian Kofler

Christian is PhD candidate at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology together with the Institute for Earth Observation of Eurac Research.  His research interests are the monitoring and modelling of natural hazards and risks related to permafrost degradation.

Enrico Marchese

Enrico got his PhD at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology in 2017 with a thesis title: “Morphological changes of rivers of South Tyrol after the Little Ice Age”. His research interests are:  geomorphic evolution of rivers at regional scale, climate impact on the fluvial system, river sensitivity and complex systems.

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