I am a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. After receiving B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Hydraulic Engineering in 2010 and 2013, respectively, I earned a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences (cum laude) in 2017 from the University of Padova. In 2015 and 2016, I have also been a visiting scientist at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota. Between 2017 and 2019, I held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Dept. of Geosciences, University of Padova (2017-2018), and at the Center for Lagoon Hydrodynamics and Morphodynamics (CIMoLa), University of Padova (2019).
Combining field surveys, remote sensing analyses, numerical modeling, and physical laboratory experiments, I seek to investigate the morphodynamic evolution of tidal channels and tidal channel networks in tidally-influenced estuarine and fluvio-deltaic environments, as well as to understand how the ecogeomorphological feedbacks between tidal currents, relative sea-level changes, wind waves, and vegetation dynamics affect the long term evolution of tidal salt-marshes.
In addition, I am also interested in understanding whether and how the presence of vegetation influences the morphodynamic evolution of meandering streamflows, a relevant topic with global implications for stream and wetland restoration, land management, infrastructure design, oil exploration and production, carbon sequestration, hazard mitigation, and planetary paleoenvironmental reconstruction.