Keynote Speakers

Most keynote presentations will be given remotely, if the global situation will not change significantly, due to travel restrictions to/from Italy.


Marco Cavalli
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CNR IRPI, Padua - Italy

Short Bio:
Marco Cavalli is researcher at CNR IRPI Padova since 2009. He obtained the PhD in Environmental Watershed Management at the University of Padova.  His main research interests are mainly focused on the development and application of geomorphometric approaches to better exploit LiDAR data and high-resolution Digital Terrain Models with specific attention to geomorphic processes and sediment dynamics in mountain catchments. In this frame, his main works concerned the development of indices of surface roughness and sediment connectivity along with the use of DEM differencing techniques to assess geomorphic changes. Marco Cavalli is member of the editorial board of Geographical Bulletin and PeerJ journals and author of about 80 articles in international journals.

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Igor V. Florinsky
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Dr. Igor V. Florinsky
Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology
the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics
Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino - Russia

Short Bio:
Igor V. Florinsky received the M.Sc. degree in reprography, Ph.D. degree in remote sensing and photogrammetry, and D.Sc. degree in cartography from the Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Russia, in 1989, 1993, and 2010, respectively. Currently, he is a Principal Research Scientist at the Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the author or editor of over 150 publications including 4 books and 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include theory, methods, and applications of digital terrain modeling and geomorphometry, as well as the influence of geological environment on humans, society, and civilization.

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Michael Hutchinson: recipient of the "Richard Pike" Lifetime Achievement Award
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Prof. Michael Hutchinson
Emeritus Professor of Spatial and Temporal Analysis,
Fenner School of Environment and Society
Australian National University College of Science

Short Bio:
Michael Hutchinson is recognised internationally for his contributions to the theory and practice of spatial and temporal analysis of environmental data. His methods for modelling of climate and terrain, as implemented in the ANUDEM, ANUSPLIN and ANUCLIM computer packages, are widely used to support hydrological and ecological modelling and the assessment of the impacts of climate change. His terrain modelling program ANUDEM has been incorporated into the ArcGIS geographic information software system. His Australia-wide terrain and climate models have underpinned much of the natural resource and environmental analysis carried out by Australian Universities and Natural Resource Agencies over the last 30 years.

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