Personale docente

Nadia Ursino

Professore associato confermato


Indirizzo: VIA F. MARZOLO, 9 - PADOVA . . .

Telefono: 0498275453


  • Il Lunedi' dalle 11:00 alle 13:00

1971 Born on September 26 in Venezia (Italy).
1994 Graduated in Civil Engineering. Universitá degli studi di Padova.
1998 PhD in Hydraulic Engineering. Universitá degli studi di Padova.
1998 - 2000 Postdoctoral fellow. Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Soil Physics, ETH-Zurich. Switzerland
2000 - 2003 Assistant Professor. University of Padova. Italy.
2003 - 2011 Assistant Professor (tenured). University of Padova. Italy.
2011 - Associate Professor. University of Padova. Italy.

1) Vadose Zone Hydrology: Modelling and measuring flow and transport in porous media, environmental, hydraulic and ecological implications. Soil vegetation feedbacks and their impact on the water balance at different scales.
2) Eco-hydrology and biogeochemical processes: modeling soil-vegetation-atmosphere interaction in arid and semiarid land and in fire prone ecosystems, vegetation patterns and fire regime. Evaluating ecosystem stability and resilience in climate change scenarios.
3) Urban Hydrology and Sustainable water management: design of low impact development systems to manage stormwater as close to its source as possible. Modelling water recharge, pollutant transport and dilution and biomass balance in constructed wetlands.

1) Fire in the Mediterranean systems the impact of land use and climate change
Data analysis
Model forecasting

2) Vegetation patterns, natural water harvesting systems
Plant-plant interaction, feedback, ecosystem shift.
Stability analysis
Conceptual model development
Analysis of possible application in rain-fed agriculture

1) Risk analysis of water retention systems
Data analysis

2) Urban development in developing countries
Modelling and developing sustainable solutions