Personale docente

Paolo Tarolli

Professore associato confermato



Telefono: 0498272677


  • Il Mercoledi' dalle 9:30 alle 10:45
    presso Dip. TESAF
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  • Il Giovedi' dalle 11:00 alle 12:00
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CV (english), CV (italian), CV (chinese)

Principal Investigator: Earth Surface Processes & Society Research Group (

2020 – now Visiting Professor: Dalian University of Technology (PR China)
2018 – now Adjunct Professor: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi (Romania)
2017 – now Adjunct Professor: University of Georgia (USA)
2015 – now Associate Professor: Dept. of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padova

2021 – now Vice President Soil and Water Conservation division, Italian Association of Agricultural Engineering (AIIA)
2019 – now Deputy President of Natural Hazards division at European Geosciences Union
2019 – now Member of Committee for EGU Natural Hazards division Early Career Scientist award
2016 – 2019 Committee Chair of the European Geosciences Union SSS subdivision SSS12: Material and Methods in Soil Science
2015 – 2020 Science Officer of the European Geosciences Union NH subdivision NH6: Remote Sensing & Hazards

2020 – now Scientific Coordinator joint academic cooperation between Beijing Forestry University and Dept. TESAF at University of Padova
2019 – now Head of the Commission for the 'Third Mission' & Communication of the Dept. TESAF at University of Padova
2019 – now Member of the Teacher-Student Joint Commission for the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Padova
2018 – now Promoter of the Joint-PhD program between China University of Geosciences and University of Padova
2017 – now Scientific Coordinator of the MoU between China University of Geosciences and University of Padova
2017 – now Scientific Coordinator of the MoU between Massey University (NZ), University of Lincoln (UK) and University of Padova
2012 – now Board Member PhD Program Land, Environment, Resources and Health, University of Padova

> Chief Executive Editor: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (Copernicus)
> Associate Editor: Land Degradation & Development (Wiley), Remote Sensing (MDPI)
> Editorial Board Member: iScience (Cell Press), Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (Wiley), Anthropocene (Elsevier), International Soil and Water Conservation Research (Elsevier), Geography and Sustainability (Elsevier), Journal of Mountain Science (Springer), Heliyon (Cell Press)

2019 – 2022 SOiLUTION SYSTEM (EU rural development programme – Veneto Region) 450,000 € (Scientific Coordinator, co-PI)
2019 – 2022 FITOCHE (EU rural development grant – Veneto Region) 300,000 € (PI of WP4)
2018 – 2023 TerrACE (EU H2020 ERC-AdG) 2,600,000 € (PI of WP1)
2018 – 2021 ViTe (Univ. of Padova) 60,000€ (PI)
2016 – 2018 HighLandDEM (ENVIMED French cooperation initiative) 18,000€ (PI of WP2)
2014 - 2017 CPDR147412/14 - Artificial drainage networks evolution in Veneto floodplain (Univ. of Padova) 46,666€ (PI)
2014 – 2020 NIP (POR FESR) 608,024€ (team member)

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Google Scholar, SCOPUS, Publons, ORCID

140 articles (4 invited review) published in international peer journals and books, 3 edited books, 195 presentations (11 invited talks at EGU, IGC, AAG, ISPRS, RGS-IBG, AOGS, Soil Science Society of China) at international meetings (tot. 60 orals, 20 virtual online, and 115 posters), 19 invited talks at international academies (e.g., Princeton University, EPFL, Beijing Normal University, Dalian University of Technology, AgroParisTech, Massey University, Tongji University, …).

Publication metrics: Google Scholar (h-index 45, total citations 6439, number of articles with 100+ citations 15, 200+ citations 5, 300+ citations 2, 400+ citations 1), SCOPUS (h-index 39, total citations 4763).

Ranked in the list of 100,000 top world’s most cited scientists: rank #104049 for career in all disciplines, rank #18101 in all disciplines and rank #82 (top 0.6%) in the category geography for the single year 2019 (excluding self-citations), source PLOS Biology:

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- Earth surface processes analysis
- Humans-Earth interactions
- Water Resources and Society
- Anthropogenic landscape analysis
- Land Degradation
- Soil erosion
- Natural Hazards
- Landslides
- Hydrogeomorphology
- Digital Terrain Analysis
- Lidar
- Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry

Humans-Earth interactions; Soil and Water Resources Management; Soil and Water Conservation; Agricultural impact on water resources; 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, UAV.

Italy, France, UK, Romania, P.R. China, New Zealand.