Paolo Tarolli

Paolo Tarolli

  Associate Professor

  SDS: AGR/08

  Address: Viale dell'Università, 16 - Legnaro (PD)

  Phone: +39 0498272677





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

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
2018 – now Vice President of the 7th section of the Italian Association of Agricultural Engineering (AIIA)
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 – 2026 Scientific Coordinator joint academic cooperation between Beijing Forestry University and Dept. TESAF at University of Padova
2019 – 2023 Head of the Commission for the 'Third Mission' & Communication of the Dept. TESAF at University of Padova
2018 – 2022 Promoter of the Joint-PhD program between China University of Geosciences and University of Padova
2017 – 2022 Scientific Coordinator of the MoU between China University of Geosciences and University of Padova
2017 – 2022 Scientific Coordinator of the MoU between Massey University (NZ), University of Lincoln (UK) and University of Padova

> Chief Executive Editor: NHESS (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), Quaternary (MDPI)

2019 – 2022 SOiLUTION SYSTEM (EU rural development grant – Veneto Region) 450,000 € (Scientific Coordinator)
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 (University of Padova) 60,000€ (PI)
2016 – 2018 HighLandDEM (ENVIMED French cooperation initiative) 18,000€ (PI of WP2)
2014 – 2020 NIP (POR FESR – Veneto Region) 608,024€ (team member)

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  Media Impact

Prof. Paolo Tarolli Media Impact

Public events

National Magazines (flood events in Veneto Region and human impact)

National Magazines (Nutria damages along drainage networks of Veneto Region)

National Magazines (Wildboars damages in agriculture)





Google Scholar, SCOPUS, Publons, ORCID

Author of 130 articles (4 invited review) published in international peer journals, 3 edited books, 171 presentations (tot. 47 orals, 10 virtual online, and 114 posters) at international meetings (tot. 10 invited talks at EGU, IGC, AAG, ISPRS, RGS-IBG, AOGS, Soil Science Society of China), 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 41, total citations 5828, number of articles with 100+ citations 15, number of articles with 200+ citations 5, number of articles with 300+ citations 1), SCOPUS (h-index 36, total citations 4316).

Ranked in the list of 100,000 top world’s most cited scientists (rank #18101 for the single year 2019; rank #104049 for a career; rank #2186 of top 2% Italian scientists) (updated analyses that use citations from Scopus with data freeze as of May 2020; source:

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  Research Areas

- 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.