PIOVAN SILVIA

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Structure Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
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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
- Historical GIS

Contents:

- Historical evolution of wetlands in the alluvial plains
- Cultural tourism and landmarks related to the hydrographical evolution
- Military geography related to wetlands and rivers
- Historical cartography
- Local Development in coal mines areas of the eastern USA

Geographical areas:

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

Curriculum Vitae
SILVIA PIOVAN

BACKGROUND
•Researcher in Geography since 2010 (MGGR01 – Area Scientifico-Disciplinare 13 “Scienze Storiche, Filosofia e Pedagogia” Macroarea di Scienze Umane) within the Department of Historical Geographical and Antiquity Sciences (DiSSGeA), University of Padova.
•PhD in 2008 in “Man and Environment” at the University of Padova.
•Graduated cum laude in 2004 in Geological Sciences at the University of Padova.

CURRENT POSITION
•Aggregate Professor of “GIS for Local Development” for the Master’s Degree Program in Local Development and Instructor of “Cartography and GIS” for the Bachelor’s Degree Program in History.
•Instructor of “History of Cartography and Use of Historical Maps in Geohistorical Reconstructions” for the Second Level Master Degree in GIScience and Unmanned System.
•Instructor of “GIS” for the Doctorate Program in Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Studies.
•Visiting Affiliate Professor (2017-2019) and Visiting Associate Professor (2015-2017) at the University of South Carolina.
•Director of the GIS Laboratory of the DiSSGeA in Padova.
•Member of the Collegium in the Doctorate Program in Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Studies.
•Member of the Steering Comittee of the 2nd Level Master Degree in GIScience and Unmanned System.

RECENT RESEARCH
•Scientific Responsible for the Padova Unit of the PRIN Project “SYLVA. Rethink the sylvan: Towards the alliance between biology and artificiality, nature and society, wilderness and humanity” (2019-2022).
•She actively collaborated within projects funded by national and international institutes and foundations as “Assessing the Impacts of the October 2015 Meteorological Event on the Topography and Road Network of the McCrady Training Center” (South Carolina Army National Guard 2016-17), “Wetland Mitigation Needs Forecasting Model” (SCDOT 2015-2016), “Ecosystem Services in the low plain of the Adige and Bacchiglione rivers from Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age” (Progetto di Ateneo 2015-17), Project Visiting Scholar Ca.Ri.Pa.Ro. “Protection of a Cultural and Natural Resource: A geo-historical Approach to Wetlands Mitigation” at the Univ. of South Carolina (2015).
•She presents her research at international conferences (es.: Association of American Geographer Annual Meetings 2016-2019, ICC and GIS, 2014, 2018) and she was chair of session “Cartographic Visualization Part 4” at the 7th International Conference on Cartography & GIS in Sozopol, Bulgaria in 2018.
•She publishes on International journals (ex.: Cartographica, Geoarchaeology, GIScience and Remote Sensing, Cartography and GIS) and she has authored numerous book chapters on fluvial research of the Veneto region.
•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).

RESEARCH INTERESTS
•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

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
Most recent 15 publications:

PIOVAN S.E. (in review). Historical Maps and GIS for Conflicts: Looking Forward from the American Civil War. Proceeding of the Conference “Conflicts”, October 10th-11th 2018, Rome - Società Geografia Italiana (SGI).

PIOVAN S.E., FILIPPINI M., HODGSON M.E. (in review). Loss of Wetlands in the Southern Venetian Plain: a Geo-Historical Perspective. Bollettino dell’Associazione Italiana di Cartografia.

PIOVAN S. (2019). Historical Maps in GIS. In The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge (1st Quarter 2019 Edition) - ISSN: 2577-2848; DOI:10.22224/gistbok/2019.1.4.

PIOVAN S., MOZZI P. (2019) Geomorfologia della provincia di Rovigo. In Carta dei Suoli della Provincia di Rovigo.

LARCHER V., PIOVAN S.E. (2018). Border Regions Maps as Nationalistic Propaganda Workshops in School Historical Atlases: the Case of South Tyrol. Rivista Geografica Italiana, 125(4), pp. 483-506.

MOZZI P., PIOVAN S., CORRÒ E. (2018). Long-Term drivers and impacts of abrupt river changes in managed lowlands of the Adige River and northern Po Delta. Quaternary International. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2018.10.024

LARCHER V., PIOVAN S. (2018). The Use of Colors in Historical Atlases. Cartographica, 53(2), pp. 115-128.

XU H., HODGSON M.E., PIOVAN S.E., TUFFORD D.L. (2018). The potential of using LiDAR and color-infrared aerial imagery for palustrine wetland typology and change. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 55, pp. 477-501. 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. (2018). Modeling of Archaeological and Geomorphic Surfaces in a Multi-Stratified Urban Site in Padua, Italy. Geoarchaeology, 33(1), pp. 67-84. DOI: 10.1002/gea.21641

PIOVAN S.E., MAUGERI E., HODGSON M.E., LUCONI S. (2017). I percorsi delle armate del Generale Sherman attraverso le aree umide del South Carolina. Bollettino dell’Associazione Italiana di Cartografia, 159, 93-107.

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, 44(4), 310-326. 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.

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

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
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 (2019/20) First
semester
ITA SILVIA PIOVAN
LE0604 COMMON SUP3051172 9 3rd Year (2019/20) First
semester
ITA SILVIA PIOVAN
SU2446 COMMON SUP7080297 6 1st Year (2019/20) First
semester
ENG SILVIA PIOVAN