PIOVAN SILVIA

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Structure Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Telephone 0498274074
Qualification Ricercatore universitario confermato
Scientific sector M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY
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To schedule a meeting with Dr. Piovan, please send an email to:

silvia.piovan@unipd.it

Office hours
Second Floor, Wollemborg Palace (Geography Section - DiSSGeA) Please, to request a meeting, send an email to: silvia.piovan@unipd.it
(updated on 10/07/2018 12:10)

Proposals for thesis
Used approaches:

- Geo-historical
- Cartographical
- Geomorphological
- GIS-based

Contents:

- Wetlands in the alluvial plains
- Cultural tourism and landmarks related to the hydrographical evolution
- Military geography related to wetlands and rivers
- Historical cartography

Geographical areas:

- Venetian plain
- South Carolina (USA)
- South-east of the USA

Curriculum Vitae
SILVIA PIOVAN

BACKGROUND
Graduated cum laude in 2004 in Geological Sciences at the University of Padova. Dr. Piovan received the PhD in 2008 in “Man and Environment” at the University of Padova with the dissertation titled “Palaeohydrography of Southern Venetian Plain and Man-Environmental Relationship in the Holocene”. She became Researcher in Geography (2010) within the Department of Historical Geographical and Antiquity Sciences (DiSSGeA), University of Padova. Dr. Piovan was appointed Visiting Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina in 2018, 2017, 2016 and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Geography, USC in 2017. Her research was funded by the South Carolina Department of Transportation in 2016 and by the Ca.Ri.Pa.Ro. Italian Foundation in 2015. She is Aggregate Professor in “GIS for Local Development” for the Master’s Degree in Local Development and Instructor in “Cartography and GIS” for the Bachelor’s Degree program “History”.

RECENT RESEARCH
• Geo-historical evolution and interactions between hydrography and human activities in alluvial plains
• Wetlands, floods and ecosystem services in the Adige-Po plain
• The role of the environment (e.g. wetlands, weather,…) in relation to the military events of the American Civil War, and the development and decline of water powered mills and mill ponds in the south-east of the United States
• Historical cartography and Geographical Information Sciences
• Geomorphology of alluvial plains

She actively collaborated in projects funded by national and international institutes and foundations such as the “Assessing the Impacts of the October 2015 Meteorological Event on the Topography and Road Network of the McCrady Training Center” (funded by South Carolina Army National Guard), the “Wetland Mitigation Needs Forecasting Model” (funded by SCDOT, USA), and “Ecosystem Services in the low plain of the Adige and Bacchiglione rivers from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age” (funded by Progetto di Ateneo). In the last three years Dr. Piovan presented her research at international conferences (e.g. Association of American Geographer Annual Meetings in 2016, 2017, and 2018) and published in international journals (e.g. Geoarchaeology, GIScience and Remote Sensing, Cartography and GIS). She has authored numerous book chapters on fluvial research of the Veneto region. She was Chair for the session “Cartographic Visualization Part 4” at the 7th International Conference on Cartography & GIS in Sozopol, Bulgaria in 2018. She was coordinator for the Erasmus IP “European Seminar on the Geography of Water” (representing University of Padova) since 2010 and was Chief of the Scientific and Organizing committee for the of the “17th Erasmus IP European Seminar on Geography of Water” (2014).

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 269C78CA72A934176FDD9A488F4BB382.pdf

Research areas
• Geo-historical evolution and interactions between hydrography and human activities in alluvial plains
• Wetlands, floods and ecosystem services in the Adige-Po plain
• The role of the environment (e.g. wetlands, weather,…) in relation to the military events of the American Civil War, and the development and decline of water powered mills and mill ponds in the south-east of the United States
• Historical cartography and Geographical Information Sciences
• Geomorphology of alluvial plains

Publications
More recent 15 publications:

MOZZI P., PIOVAN S., CORRÒ E. (submitted). Long-Term drivers and impacts of abrupt river changes in managed lowlands of the Adige River and northern Po Delta. Quaternary International.

PIOVAN S.E., MAUGERI E., LUCONI S., HODGSON M.E. (accepted). I percorsi delle armate del Generale Sherman attraverso le aree umide del South Carolina. Bollettino dell’Associazione Italiana di Cartografia.

LARCHER V., PIOVAN S.E. (accepted). Border Regions Maps as Nationalistic Propaganda Workshops in School Historical Atlases: the Case of South Tyrol. Rivista Geografia Italiana.

LARCHER V., PIOVAN S. (in press). The Use of Colors in Historical Atlases. Cartographica.

XU H., HODGSON M.E., PIOVAN S.E., TUFFORD D.L. (2017). The potential of using LiDAR and color-infrared aerial imagery for palustrine wetland typology and change. GIScience & Remote Sensing. DOI: 10.1080/15481603.2017.1412145

MOZZI P., FERRARESE F., ZANGRANDO D., PIOVAN S., MARIOLINA G., VIGONI A., SAINATI C., FONTANA A., NINFO A., ROSSATO S., VERONESE F. (2017). Modeling of Archaeological and Geomorphic Surfaces in a Multi-Stratified Urban Site in Padua, Italy. Geoarchaeology. DOI: 10.1002/gea.21641

PIOVAN S.E., HODGSON M.E. (2016). How Many Carolina bays? An analysis of Carolina bays from USGS topographic maps at different scales. Cartography and Geographical Information Science. DOI:10.1080/15230406.2016.1162670

HODGSON M.E., DAVIS B.A., ACCARDO D., XU H., BEIDEL K., PIOVAN S.E. (2015). Application of Mobile Data Capture with Imagery Support, Time Sensitive Remote Sensing. In Lippitt C. and Stow D. (eds.) Time-Sensitive Remote Sensing. Springer-Verlag, 55-75.

HORRMANN B., PIOVAN S., VERGARA M. N. (2015). Die Lagune von Venedig – Veränderungen von Landschaften und deren historische Ursachen. In Barnikel F. & Vetter M. (eds.) Dierke. Ressource Wasser. Methoden und Aufgaben. Westermann, Braunschweig, pp. 70-75.

PIOVAN S. (2014). Bonifiche, alluvioni e lavori sui fiumi. In Selmin F. (ed.) Atlante Storico della Bassa padovana. Il primo Novecento. Cierre Grafica, Verona, pp. 17-33.

PIOVAN S. (2014). L’Adige nella seconda guerra mondiale. In Selmin F. (ed.) Atlante Storico della Bassa padovana. Il primo Novecento. Cierre Grafica, Verona, pp. 221-230.

PIOVAN S., SELMIN F. (2014). Nella Grande Guerra. In Selmin F. (ed.) Atlante Storico della Bassa padovana. Il primo Novecento. Cierre Grafica, Verona, pp. 109-126.

HODGSON M.E., DAVIS B.A., ACCARDO D., XU H., BEIDEL K., PIOVAN S.E. (2014). A Real-Time Mobile Image Analysis Tool (MIAT) for Field and Command Staff during the Emergency Response Phase. In: Bandrova T., Milan Konecny M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International Cartographic and GIS Conference, Riviera (Bulgaria) June 15-20, 2014, pp. 110-118.

PIOVAN S., FAGGI P. (2014). The tradition of the European Seminar on Geography of Water in Padova: Experience in research and training. In Roose A. (ed.) Progress in water geography – Pan-European discourses, methods and practices of spatial water research. Publicationes Instituti Geographici Universitatis Tartuensis 110, Tartu Ulikool, pp. 15-20.

PIOVAN S.E. (2014). Anguillara e la Bassa padovana, l’assetto geomorfologico ed idraulico del territorio. In: Franceschi S. & Lazzari A. (eds.) I cippi di confine della Veneranda Arca del Santo di Anguillara Veneta. Atti delle giornate di studio, Anguillara Veneta 10-11 Ottobre 2013. Alberto Brigo Editore, Rovigo, pp. 17-20.

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 269C78CA72A934176FDD9A488F4BB382.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
LE0600 COMMON SUP3051172 9 3rd Year First
semester
ITA SILVIA PIOVAN
LE0604 COMMON SUP3051172 9 3rd Year First
semester
ITA SILVIA PIOVAN
SU2446 COMMON SUP7080297 6 1st Year First
semester
ENG SILVIA PIOVAN