profesores enero 2018b


Luca Mao


  • Ph.D. in Environmental Watershed Management, University of Padua (Italy) and Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain)
  • M.Sc. in Forest and Environmental Sciences, University of Padua (Italy)
  • Bc.S Ciencias Forestales y Ambientales, Universidad de Padua, Italia

  • Arróspide F., Mao L., Escauriaza C. 2018. Morphological evolution of the Maipo River in central Chile: Influence of instream gravel mining. Geomorphology 306:182-197.
  • Mao L., Carrillo R. 2017. Temporal dynamics of suspended sediment transport in a glacierized Andean basin. Geomorphology. 287:116-125.
  • Belletti B., Rinaldi M., Bussettini M., Comiti F., Gurnell A., Mao L., Nardi L., Vezza P. 2017. Characterising physical habitats and fluvial hydromorphology: A new system for the survey and classification of river geomorphic units. Geomorphology. 283:143-157.
  • Ravazzolo D., Mao L., Mazzorana B., Ruiz V. 2017. Brief communication: The curious case of the large wood-laden flow event in the Pocuro stream (Chile). Natural Hazards and Earth System Science. 11(17):2053-2058.
  • Mao L., Picco L., Lenzi M., Surian N. 2017. Bed material transport estimate in large gravel-bed rivers using the virtual velocity approach. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 4(42):595-611.
  • Mao L., Dell'Agnese A., Comiti F. 2017. Sediment motion and velocity in a glacier-fed stream. Geomorphology. 291:69-79.
  • Mao L., Ugalde F., Lacy S., Iroume A. 2017. The Effects of Replacing Native Forest on the Quantity and Impacts of In-Channel Pieces of Large Wood in Chilean Streams. River Research and Applications. 1(33):73-88.
  • Wilcox A.C., Escauriaza C., Agredano R., Mignot E., Zuazo V., Otárola S. 2016. An integrated analysis of the March 2015 Atacama floods. Geophysical Research Letters 43 (15):8035-8043.
  • Ulloa H., Iroumé A., Picco L., Mohr C.H., Mazzorana B., Lenzi M.A., Mao L. 2016. Spatial analysis of the impacts of the Chaitén volcano eruption (Chile) in three fluvial systems. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 69:213-225.
  • Sitzia T., Picco L., Ravazzolo D., Comiti F., Mao L., Lenzi M.A. 2016. Relationships between woody vegetation and geomorphological patterns in three gravel-bed rivers with different intensities of anthropogenic disturbance. Advances in water resources 93:193-204.
  • Mao L., Carrillo R., Escauriaza C., Iroume A. 2016. Flume and field-based calibration of surrogate sensors for monitoring bedload transport. Geomorphology 253:10-21.
  • Picco L., Sitzia T., Mao L., Comiti F., Lenzi M.A. 2016. Linking riparian woody communities and fluviomorphological characteristics in a regulated gravel‐bed river (Piave River, Northern Italy). Ecohydrology 9(1):101-112.
  • Ulloa H, Iroume A., Mao L., Andreoli A., Diez S., Lara LE. 2015. Use of Remote Imagery to Analyse Changes in Morphology and Longitudinal Large Wood Distribution in the Blanco River After the 2008 Chaitén Volcanic Eruption, Southern Chile. Geografiska Annaler Series A:Physical Geography 97(3):523-541.
  • Ulloa, H., Iroumé, A., Picco, L., Korup, O., Lenzi, M.A., Mao, L., Ravazzolo, D. 2015. Massive biomass flushing despite modest channel response in the Rayas River following the 2008 eruption of Chaitén volcano, Chile. Geomorphology 250:397-406.
    Wainwright, J., Parsons, A.J., Cooper, J.R., Gao, P., Gillies, J.A., Mao, L., Orford, J.D., Knight, P.G. 2015. The concept of transport capacity in geomorphology. Reviews Of Geophysics 53(4):1155-1202.
  • Ravazzolo, D., Mao, L., Picco L., Sitzia, T., Lenzi, M.A. 2015. Geomorphic effects of wood quantity and characteristics in three Italian gravel-bed rivers. Geomorphology 246:79-89.
  • Kaless, G., Mao L, Moretto, J., Picco, L., Lenzi, M. 2015. The response of a gravel-bed river planform configuration to flow variations and bed reworking: a modelling study. Hydrological Processes. 29(17):3812-3828.
  • Bertoldi, W., Welber, M., Gurnell, A., Mao, L., Comiti, F., Tal, M. 2015. Physical modelling of the combined effect of vegetation and wood on river morphology. Geomorphology 246:178-187.
  • Dell'Agnese A, Brardinoni F, Toro M, Mao L, Engel M, Comiti F. 2015. Bedload transport in a formerly glaciated mountain catchment constrained by particle tracking. Earth Surface Dynamics 3(4):527-542.
  • Ravazzolo, D., Mao, L., Picco, L., Lenzi, M.A. 2015. Tracking log displacement during floods in the Tagliamento River using RFID and GPS tracker devices. Geomorphology 228:226-233.
  • Iroume, A., Mao, L., Andreoli, A., Ulloa, H. and Ardiles, M. P. 2015. Large wood mobility processes in low-order Chilean river channels. Geomorphology 228:681-693.
  • Moretto, J., Rigon, E., Mao, L., Delai, F., Picco, L., Lenzi, M. A. 2014. Short-term geomorphic analysis in a disturbed fluvial environment by fusion of LiDAR, colour bathymetry and dGPS surveys. Catena 122:180-195.
  • Dell'Agnese, A., Mao, L., Comiti, F. 2014. Calibration of an acoustic pipe sensor through bedload traps in a glacierized basin. Catena 121:222-231.
  • Moretto, J., Rigon, E., Mao, L., Picco, L., Delai, F., Lenzi, M. A. 2014. Channel Adjustments And Island Dynamics In The Brenta River (Italy) Over The Last 30 Years. River Research And Applications 30(6):719-732.
  • Mao, L., Dell'Agnese, A., Huincache, C., Penna, D., Engel, M., Niedrist, G., Comiti, F. 2014. Bedload hysteresis in a glacier-fed mountain river. Earth Surface Processes And Landforms 39(7):964-976.
  • Bertoldi, W., Welber, M., Mao, L., Zanella, S., Comiti, F. 2014. A flume experiment on wood storage and remobilization in braided river systems. Earth Surface Processes And Landforms 39(6)804-813.
  • Schneider, J.M., Turowski, J.M., Rickenmann, D., Hegglin, R., Arrigo, S., Mao, L., Kirchner, J.W. 2014. Scaling relationships between bed load volumes, transport distances, and stream power in steep mountain channels. Journal Of Geophysical Research 119(3):533-549.
  • Picco, L., Mao, L., Rainato, R., Lenzi, M.A. 2014. Medium-term fluvial island evolution in a disturbed gravel-bed river (Piave River, Northeastern Italian Alps). Geografiska Annaler Series A-Physical Geography 96(1):83-97.
  • Kaless, G., Mao, L., Lenzi, M.A. 2014. Regime theories in gravel-bed rivers: models, controlling variables, and applications in disturbed Italian rivers. Hydrological Processes 28(4):2348-2360.

  • 2017-2019. The flood memory of a river system: using both experimental and field-based approaches to unravel the role of unsteady flow and antecedent flows on sediment dynamics during floods. CONICYT-Fondecyt Regular. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2017-2020. Morphological impacts in rivers affected by volcanic eruptions. Chaiten and Calbuco: similar disturbance but different fluvial evolution? (PIROFLUV). CONICYT-Fondecyt Regular. Coinvestigador.
  • 2013-2016. Effects of vegetation on channel morphodynamics: a nested investigation in chilean gravel-bed rivers, FONDECYT - FONDECYT-REGULAR, Código 1130378. Co-investigador.
  • 2012-2015. Effect of native forest replacement by pine plantations on biodiversity and ecosystem processes of Andean riparian and riverine habitats in the south of Chile, CONICYT - DRI. Investigador Responsible
  • 2012-2013. Isótopos y radionúclidos para estudios hidrogeológicos de cuencas de regiones áridas y semiáridas, CONICYT - DRI, Código REDES1 20016. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2010-2012. CARIPARO funded project Linking geomorphological processes and vegetation dynamics in gravel-bed rivers. Co-Investigator, University of Padua's funded GEO-RISKS project Geological, morphological and hydrological processes in North-East Italy. Co-Investigador.
  • 11/2010-11/2011. Research Fellow, Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano (Italy), Personal fellowship on the project: Sediment dynamics is changing mountain environments.
  • 05/2010-12/2010. Research Associate, Department of Land and Agro-Forest Environments, University of Padua (Italy). Funded by the project GEO-RISKS Geological, morphological and hydrological processes in North-East Italy.
  • 05/2008-05/2010. Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Hull (UK). Funded by a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships (219294): Flume study of flood history effects on sediment entrainment and transport in gravel-bed rivers.