D'ALPAOS ANDREA

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Scientific sector ICAR/02 - MARITIME HYDRAULIC CONSTRUCTION AND HYDROLOGY
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Office hours
Wednesday from 10:00 to 13:00 Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Terzo piano, Stanza 51 Si riceve previo appuntamento
(updated on 14/03/2016 10:20)

Curriculum Vitae
CURRENT POSITION
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, 2014-

PERSONAL DATA and EDUCATION
• Born in Feltre (BL), Italy, on May 24th 1976;
• BS+MS, Civil Engineering (Hydraulics), 110/110 Summa cum Laude and mention of merit for curriculum studi), University of Padova (Italy), with a thesis entitled “On the hydrodynamics and morphodynamics of tidal environments” (advisors: A. Rinaldo, A. Defina, S. Lanzoni, M. Marani), April 2001.
• PhD, Hydrodynamics and Environmental Modelling, University of Padova (Italy), with a thesis entitled “Morphodynamics of tidal environments” (advisors: A. Rinaldo, S. Lanzoni, M. Marani), 2005.
• Research Fellow, School of Computational Science and Department of Geological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL (advisor: S. Fagherazzi), 2003-2004.
• Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Padova, 2005-2007.
• Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, 2008-2014.
• Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, 2014-

FELLOWSHIPS and AWARDS
• Prof. Aldo Gini Fellowship for studies and research abroad, Gini Foundation, Padova, Italy, 2003-2004.
• Cum Laude distinction and Mention of Merit for curriculum studi, University of Padova, Italy, 2001.
• Outstanding Student Paper Award, AGU Fall meeting, December 2004.

RESEARCH ACTIVITY
D’Alpaos’ current research is in the fields of environmental fluid mechanics and ecogeomorphology, with special emphasis on estuarine systems. The research activity deals with the observation, understanding and modeling of the ecomorphodynamic evolution of estuarine systems governed by intertwined processes of physical, chemical and biological nature, in response to changes in the forcing due to e.g. climate change and human pressures.
Major topics of the research can be listed as follows:
• Morphometric analyses of tidal eco-geomorphological patterns;
• Morphodynamic modelling of tidal networks and channels;
• Eco-morphodynamic modelling of the evolution of tidal patterns and channel-marsh systems;
• Multiple equilibria and abrupt transitions in tidal eco-morphodynamics.

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY
• Author and co-author of more than 50 papers published or in press on peer-reviewed international journals; 4 peer-reviewed book chapters; more than 60 papers published on the proceedings of Italian and international conferences (Scopus Indices as follows: 62documents, 1889 total citations by 878 documents, H-index 21);
• Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=eC2kR-IAAAAJ;
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1172-8278
Scopus Author ID: 6506326460;
ResearcherID: F-3161-2012;
• Reviewer for Nature Geoscience; Nature Communications; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA; Geophysical Research Letters; PLOS-ONE, Journal of Geophysical Research; Water Resources Research; Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science; Continental Shelf Research; Geomorphology; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms; Marine Ecology Progress Series; Advances in Water Resources; Coastal Engineering.
• Guest Editor for the Special Issue “Ecogeomorphological feedbacks of water fluxes, sediment transport and vegetation dynamics in rivers and estuaries” of Advances in Water Resources (IF2014: 3.417).
• Involved in several national and international research projects.

For more details: http://147.162.183.151/personal/dalpaos-andrea

Research areas
RESEARCH ACTIVITY
D’Alpaos’ current research is in the fields of environmental fluid mechanics and ecogeomorphology, with special emphasis on estuarine systems. The research activity deals with the observation, understanding and modeling of the ecomorphodynamic evolution of estuarine systems governed by intertwined processes of physical, chemical and biological nature, in response to changes in the forcing due to e.g. climate change and human pressures.
Major topics of the research can be listed as follows:
• Morphometric analyses of tidal eco-geomorphological patterns;
• Morphodynamic modelling of tidal networks and channels;
• Eco-morphodynamic modelling of the evolution of tidal patterns and channel-marsh systems;
• Multiple equilibria and abrupt transitions in tidal eco-morphodynamics.

Publications
For a detailed list of publications visit: http://147.162.183.151/publications-1

JOURNAL PAPERS
• 52. Silvestri S., A. D’Alpaos, G. Nordio, L. Carniello (2018), Anthropogenic Modifications can Significantly Influence the Local Mean Sea Level and Affect the Survival of Salt Marshes in Shallow Tidal Systems, Journal of Geophysical research - Earth Surface, in press.
• 51. Mueller, P., L.M. Schile-Beers, T.Mozdzer, G.L. Chmura, T. Dinter, Y. Kuzyakov, A.V. de Groot, P. Esselink, C. Smit, A. D'Alpaos, C. Ibáñez, M. Lazarus, U. Neumeier, B.J. Johnson, A.H. Baldwin, S.A. Yarwood, D.I. Montemayor, Z. Yang, J. Wu, K. Jensen, and S. Nolte (2018), Global change effects on decomposition processes in tidal wetlands: implications from a global survey using standardized litter, Biogeosciences, in press.
• 50. Boaga, J., M. Ghinassi, A. D'Alpaos, G. Rodriguez, G. Cassiani (2018), Geophysical investigations unravel the vestiges of ancient meandering channels and their dynamics in tidal landscapes, Scientific Reports, 8(1),20061.
• 49. Finotello A., S. Lanzoni, M. Ghinassi, M. Marani, A. Rinaldo, A. D'Alpaos (2018), Field migration rates of tidal meanders recapitulate fluvial morphodynamics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(7), 1463-1468, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1711330115.
• 48. Ghinassi M., A. D'Alpaos, A. Gasparotto, L. Carniello, L. Brivio, A. Finotello, M. Roner, E. Franceschinis, N. Realdon, N. Howes and A. Cantelli (2017), Morphodynamic evolution and stratal architecture of translating tidal point bars: Inferences from the northern Venice Lagoon (Italy), Sedimentology, DOI: 10.1111/sed.12425.
• 47. Roner, M., M. Ghinassi, M. Fedi, L. Liccioli, L.G. Bellucci, L. Brivio, A. D'Alpaos (2017), Latest Holocene depositional history of the southern Venice Lagoon, Italy, Hololcene, 27(11), 1731-1744, doi: 10.1177/0959683617708450.
• 46. D'Alpaos A., M. Ghinassi, A. Finotello, L. Brivio, L.G. Bellucci, M. Marani (2017), Tidal meander migration and dynamics: A case study from the Venice Lagoon, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 87, 80-90, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.04.012.
• 45. Xin P., T. Zhou, C. Lu , C. Shen, C. Zhang, A. D'Alpaos, L. Li (2017), Combined effects of tides, evaporation and rainfall on the soil conditions in an intertidal creek-marsh system, Advances in Water Resources, 103, 1-15, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.02.014.
• 44. Ganju N.K., Z. Defne, M.L. Kirwan, S. Fagherazzi, A. D'Alpaos, L. Carniello (2017), Spatially integrative metrics reveal hidden vulnerability of microtidal salt marshes, Nature Communications, 8, 14156, doi: 10.1038/ncomms14156.
• 43. Zhou Z., G. Coco, I. Townend, M. Olabarrieta, M. van der Wegen, Z. Gong, A. D'Alpaos, S. Gao, B.E. Jaffe, G. Gelfenbaum, Q. Hei, Y. Wang, S.
Lanzoni, Z. Wang, H. Winterwerp, C. Zhang (2017), Is “Morphodynamic Equilibrium” an oxymoron?, Earth-Science Reviews, 165, 257–267,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.12.002, Invited Review.
• 42. Brivio L., M. Ghinassi, A. D'Alpaos, A. Finotello, A. Fontana, M. Roner, N. Howes (2016), Aggradation and lateral migration shaping geometry of a tidal point bar: An example from salt marshes of the Northern Venice Lagoon (Italy), Sedimentary Geology, 343, 141-155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2016.08.005.

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
SC1162 COMMON SCP3052853 10 3rd Year Second
semester
ITA MARIO FLORIS
IF0320 COMMON SC04103556 8 3rd Year Second
semester
ITA MARIO FLORIS
SC1180 COMMON SCP8083422 6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG MASSIMILIANO GHINASSI
SC1180 COMMON SCO2045660 6 2nd Year First
semester
ITA ANDREA D'ALPAOS
SC1180 COMMON SCO2045647 6 2nd Year First
semester
ITA MARIO FLORIS
SC1180 COMMON SCP3051173 6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG ANDREA D'ALPAOS