Personale docente

Paolo Tarolli

Professore ordinario



Telefono: 0498272677


  • Il Mercoledi' dalle 9:30 alle 10:45
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CV (english), CV (italian)

■ Full Professor – Dept. of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (University of Padova)
■ Visiting Professor – Dalian University of Technology (PR China)
■ Adjunct Professor – Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi (Romania)
■ Adjunct Professor – University of Georgia (US)
■ Member Board of Directors: Galilean School of Higher Education (University of Padova)
■ Vice President – Soil and Water Conservation division, Italian Association of Agricultural Engineering (AIIA)
■ Principal Investigator – Earth Surface Processes & Society Research Group (

■ Executive Editor – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
■ Associate Editor – Science of the Total Environment, International Soil and Water Conservation Research, Land Degradation & Development, Remote Sensing
■ Editorial Board Member – Geography and Sustainability, iScience, The Innovation Geoscience, Cell Reports Sustainability, Evolving Earth, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Journal of Mountain Science, Pirineos (CSIC), Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias

■ Horizon EU - PHITO (Platform for Helping small and medium farmers to Incorporate digital Technology for equal Opportunities) 4,999,441 € (PI of WP3)
■ Agritech - National Research Centre for Agricultural Technologies 320,000,000 € (co-PI of WP4.2, Smart climate agriculture and forestry: from sustainable products to the bioeconomy)
■ Sustainable management of water and soil in agriculture (Land Reclamation Authority of LEB) 25,000€ (PI)
■ SOiLUTION SYSTEM (EU rural develop. program – Veneto Region) 450,000€ (Scientific Coordinator, co-PI)
■ FITOCHE (EU rural development grant – Veneto Region) 300,000€ (PI of WP4)
■ TerrACE (EU H2020 ERC-AdG) 2,600,000€ (PI of WP1)
■ ViTe (Univ. of Padova) 60,000€ (PI)
■ HighLandDEM (ENVIMED French cooperation initiative) 18,000€ (PI of WP2)
■ CPDR147412/14 – Artificial drainage networks evolution in Veneto floodplain (Univ. of Padova) 46,666€ (PI)
■ NIP (POR FESR) 608,024€ (team member)
■ CPDR122903/12 – Use of high resolution topography for the automatic definition of geometric elements of the hydrographic network (Univ. of Padova) 22,946€ (PI)

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Google Scholar, SCOPUS

Publication metrics: Google Scholar (h-index 54, total citations 9525), SCOPUS (h-index 46, total citations 6919). Ranked in the list of world’s top 2% scientists: top 0.16% in the category geological & geomatics engineering (source Scopus by Elsevier BV & Stanford University).

More than 170 articles (4 invited review) published in international peer journals and books, 3 edited books, 41 invited talks at international meetings (EGU, IGC, AAG, ISPRS, RGS-IBG, AOGS, Soil Science Society of China) and academies (e.g., Princeton University, EPFL, Beijing Normal University, Dalian University of Technology, AgroParisTech, Massey University, Tongji University, …), and more than 200 presentations at international and national conferences.

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Expert in digital terrain analysis, earth surface processes analysis, hydro-geomorphology, remote sensing, and GIS. New research directions focus on agricultural landscapes under climate change scenarios; sustainable agriculture to mitigate the impact of weather extremes on soils; heroic agriculture and its heritage preservation.

Humans-Earth interactions; Soil and Water Resources Management; Soil and Water Conservation; Agricultural impact on water resources; Agricultural Water Management; Drought in Agriculture; Effects of urbanization and technological innovation in agriculture; Earth-Surface Processes analysis through high-resolution topography; Land Degradation; Landslide and erosion processes analysis; Digital Terrain Analysis; Lidar applications; Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry, drones.