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Marco Marani

Marco Marani

Professor of Eco-hydrology

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Eco-hydrology
  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. University of Padua (Italy), 1997

Research Interests

My research interests include: understanding, through observations and modelling how the interaction between vegetation species and erosion/deposition processes leads to observed intertidal landforms, vegetation patterns, and biodiversity; development of an observational and a modelling understanding of marsh bio-geomorphic structures responses to changes in surface temperature and CO2 concentration; understanding and modelling plant root biomass allocation strategies as a function of hydrologic regimes; hydrological extreme events under a changing climate; eco-hydrological study and modelling of mosquito dynamics and responses to hydro-meteorological forcings

Courses Taught

  • ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects
  • ENVIRON 899: Master's Project
  • EOS 393: Research Independent Study
  • EOS 710S: Bio-geomorphology: The Biophysical Processes Shaping the Earth's Surface
  • EOS 791: Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Jianping, B; Pengxin, D; Xiang, Z; Sunyun, L; Marani, M; Yi, X, Flood coincidence analysis of Poyang Lake and Yangtze River: risk and influencing factors, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (2018), pp. 1-13 [10.1007/s00477-018-1514-4] [abs].
  • D’Alpaos, A; Ghinassi, M; Finotello, A; Brivio, L; Bellucci, LG; Marani, M, Tidal meander migration and dynamics: A case study from the Venice Lagoon, Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol 87 (2017), pp. 80-90 [10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.04.012] [abs].
  • Manoli, G; Huang, C-W; Bonetti, S; Domec, J-C; Marani, M; Katul, G, Competition for light and water in a coupled soil-plant system, Advances in Water Resources, vol 108 (2017), pp. 216-230 [10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.08.004] [abs].
  • Yousefi Lalimi, F; Silvestri, S; Moore, LJ; Marani, M, Coupled topographic and vegetation patterns in coastal dunes: Remote sensing observations and ecomorphodynamic implications, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, vol 122 no. 1 (2017), pp. 119-130 [10.1002/2016JG003540] [abs].
  • Jian, Y; Silvestri, S; Brown, J; Hickman, R; Marani, M, The predictability of mosquito abundance from daily to monthly timescales., Ecological Applications, vol 26 no. 8 (2016), pp. 2609-2620 [10.1002/eap.1405] [abs].