Research

Research and interests

Marco Toffolon’s research interests cover different aspects of environmental fluid mechanics (physical limnology, sediment transport and morphodynamics, tidal hydrodynamics, environmental fluid mechanics and pollutant dispersion, eco-hydraulics, ecogeomorphology) and some topics in fluid dynamics (e.g. flows in biological collapsible tubes). His main expertise is in mathematical modelling of environmental systems. 

 

Conferences

Conferences:

  • Chair of the Organizing Committee of 17th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters (PPNW), Trento 1-4 July 2014.
  • Member of the International Steering Committee of the International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters (PPNW), 2014-present.
  • Member of the Specialist Group Management Committee of the IWA Symposium on Lake and Reservoir Management, Prembroke, Virginia (USA), 4-7 August 2015.
  • Convener or co-convener of the session “Estuarine processes” at EGU General Assembly (2008-2015).
  • Convener or Co-convener of the session “Ecogeomorphology of estuarine systems” at 55th and 56th Conference of Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA 2015-2016).
  • Convener of the session “Temperature dynamics and thermal structure in lakes and rivers” at XXXIII Congress of the International Society of Limnology (SIL).
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the XXXIV Italian Conference of Hydraulics and Hydraulic Constructions (IDRA14), Bari (Italy), 8-10 September 2014.
  • Member of the Technical Abstract Review Committee of the 7th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics (CD), Arcachon (France), 24-28 June 2013.

 

Memberships

  • Member of the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) since 2015.
  • Member of the International Society of Limnology (SIL) since 2016.
  • Member of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) since 2014.
  • Member of the International Water Association (IWA) since 2013.
  • Member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) since 2008.
  • Member of the Scientific Council of GII (Gruppo Italiano di Idraulica – Italian Group of Hydraulics), 2013-2016. The Scientific Council is the steering committee composed by six representatives elected at the national level among the scholars involved in hydraulic and hydrologic disciplines.
  • Marie Curie fellow (project DEWAX, 2011).
  • 2005-2007: Member of the Council of the Section Trentino-Alto Adige of AEIT (Federazione Italiana di Elettrotecnica, Elettronica, Automazione, Informatica e Telecomunicazioni).

Research interests

Idrodinamica e morfodinamica di ambienti soggetti a marea (estuari, lagune)

Limnologia fisica

Trasporto solido e morfodinamica

Eco-idraulica

Meccanica dei fluidi

Research activities

Marco Toffolon’s research interests cover different aspects of environmental fluid mechanics (physical limnology, sediment transport and morphodynamics, tidal hydrodynamics, environmental fluid mechanics and pollutant dispersion, eco-hydraulics, ecogeomorphology) and some topics in fluid dynamics (e.g. flows in biological collapsible tubes). His main expertise is in mathematical modelling of environmental systems.

Marco Toffolon is author of 36 papers (h-index 13) in leading peer-reviewed international journals (e.g., Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Research), various articles, and almost one hundred contributions to national and international conferences.