Alessio ROVERE

Associate Professor
Member of the Ca' Foscari ERC Board
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Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics
Where: Campus scientifico via Torino
Room: office 318 (Epsilon bulding, 3rd floor)
Research Institute
Research Institute for Complexity
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I am a geoscientist working on past sea-level changes and on the effects of current climate change on coastal environments. The focus of my research is understanding sea-level changes in the past through the measurement of past sea-level indicators and comparison with earth models to unravel the magnitude of eustatic, isostatic, and tectonic processes. ​I have a parallel interest in modern coastal environments, where I investigate coastal erosion, extreme wave events, interactions between ecological and geological processes, and trajectories of coastlines and nearshore environments under changing climates and sea levels. 


  • Since 2021. Associate Professor, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • 2019-2021. Tenured researcher, MARUM, University of Bremen
  • 2014-2019. Young Investigator Group Leader, ‘Sea Level and Coastal Changes’.  MARUM (Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen) & ZMT (Leibniz Center for tropical marine ecology), Germany
  • 2014-2021. Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, NY, USA
  • 2012-2014. Postdoctoral research scientist, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, NY, USA. 
  • 2010-2016. CEO, SEAMap srl (ltd), Spin-off University of Genoa
  • Italian Habilitation (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, ASN) as both 'Full Professor' and ‘Associate Professor’ (II Fascia) in Applied Geology, Physical Geography and Geomorphology’ (04/A3) by the Italian Ministry for Teaching, University and Research (MIUR)


  • Recipient of the European Research Council Starting Grant 2018 WARMCOASTS
  • Supervision of Ph.D. students, BSc-MSc students, and postdocs
  • Editor for Climate of the Past Journal
  • Special Issue Editor for Quaternary Science Reviews and Earth System Science Data
  • Leader of the INQUA-PAGES PALSEA working group
  • Experience of fieldwork in Argentina, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cape Verde, Egypt, French Polynesia, Ghana, Greece, Israel, Italy, Maldives, Netherlands, Antilles, Portugal (Azores), South Africa, Spain, United States


  • 2008-2010. University of Genoa (Italy). European Ph.D. in Marine Sciences.  Award date: 30/06/2011
  • 2004-2006. University of Genoa (Italy). MSc in Marine Environmental Sciences
  • 2000-2004. University of Genoa (Italy). BSc in Environmental sciences
  • Short visiting periods at The University of Western Australia (2010, Visiting Ph.D.), Brunel University, UK (2010, Visiting Ph.D.), The University of the Aegean, GR (2009-2010, Visiting Ph.D.), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ES (ERASMUS student exchange Project)