Offer TitlePartner
Organisation NameUNIPV – University of Pavia
Family NameBordoni
First NameMassimiliano
Accademic TitleDr. PhD.
Department / SectionDepartment of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Phone+39 0382985830
Link to 'research gate' or equivalenthttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Massimiliano-Bordoni
Keywordssoil moisture measurements, soil moisture monitoring, soil moisture modeling, water stress, land degradation, sustainability
DescriptionThe research group of Engineering Geology at Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of University of Pavia is measuring, monitoring and modeling soil moisture dynamics in space and time in different environmental settings. Soil moisture is monitoring in field through different sensors, to highlight the main trends in time and along the soil profiles of agricultural areas, especially vineyards and sowed fields, and of shrublands and woodlands. Field measures have been acquired since 2012 in test-sites located in nothern Italy, namely in Apennines and in Po plain. We are also exploiting reanalysis and satellite datasets of soil moisture to cover wider areas, after the calibration and the validation of these data through field measures. Monitoring data are also used to calibrate physically-based and data-driven models to estimate past or future scenarios of soil moisture, aiming to simulate: i) water movement in soil; ii) water storage and availability; iii) conditions leading to water stress in soil; iv) conditions leading to land degradation in hillslopes vocated to agriculture; v) which agricultural practices can preserve water in soil horizons and reduce the proneness of land degradation in hillslopes. These activities are carrying out in funded projects as: ANDROMEDA (funded by Fondazione Cariplo: https://progettoandromeda.unipv.it), VIRECLI (funded by Lombardia Region: http://www.virecli.eu/), DRIVE LIFE (funded by European Union: https://www.drive-life.it/en/).
Project DescriptionMeasuring, monitoring and modeling soil moisture temporal and spatial trends at different depths in differerent land uses and agro-environments, in order to find the best agricultural practices and land covers able to: i) preserve water in soil, especially during dry and hot periods; ii) reduce the probability of occurrence of land degradation processes (e.g. rainfall-induced slope failures) in hillslopes vocated to agriculture
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