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Francesco Brardinoni

Associate Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: GEO/04 Physical Geography and Geomorphology



Hassan MA et al. Hillslope-channel coupling and the characteristics of forested mountain streams in heavily glaciated landscapes: Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.

Heckmann T, Cavalli M, Cerdan O, Foerster S, Javaux M, Lode E, Smetanova A, Vericat D, Brardinoni F. Indices of sediment connectivity: Limitations, Opportunities and Challenges.

Maraio S, Bruno PP, Picotti V, Mair V, and Brardinoni F. High-resolution seismic imaging of debris-flow fans, alluvial valley fills, and hosting bedrock geometry in Vinschgau/Val Venosta, Eastern Italian Alps.


Brardinoni F, Picotti V, Maraio S, Bruno PP, Cucato M, Morelli C, and Mair V. Postglacial evolution of a formerly glaciated valley: Reconstructing sediment supply, fan building and confluence effects at the millennial time scale. GSA Bulletin.



(*) Supervised PhD student.

Scotti R, Brardinoni F, Crosta GB, Cola G, Mair V. 2017. Time constraints for post-LGM landscape response to deglaciation in Val Viola, Central Italian Alps. Quaternary Science Reviews, 177, 10-33.

Cavalli M, Goldin B, Comiti F, Brardinoni F, Marchi L. 2017. Assessment of erosion and deposition in steep mountain basins by differencing sequential digital terrain models. Geomorphology, 291, 4-16.

Frattini P, Riva F, Crosta GB, Scotti R, Greggio L, Brardinoni F, Fusi N. 2016. Rock-avalanche geomorphological and hydrological impact on an alpine watershed. Geomorphology, 262, 47-60.  doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.03.013.

Dell’Agnese A, Brardinoni F, Toro (*) M, Mao L, Engel M, and Comiti F. 2015. Bedload transport in a formerly glaciated mountain catchment constrained by particle tracking. Earth Surface Dynamics, 3, 527-542.

Brardinoni F, Mao L, Recking A, Rickenman D, Turowski JM. 2015. Morphodynamics of steep montain channels. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40 (11), 1560–1562.

Green (*) KG, Alila Y, Brardinoni F. 2015. Patterns of bedload entrainment and transport in forested headwater streams of the Columbia Mountains, Canada. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40, 427-446.

Scotti (*) R, Brardinoni F, Crosta GB. 2014. Post-LIA glacier changes along a latitudinal transect in the Central Italian Alps. The Cryosphere, 8, 2235-2252.

Savi S, Norton KP, Picotti V, Delunel R, Ackar N, Brardinoni F, Kubik PW, Schlunegger F. 2014. Quantifying sediment supply at the exit of glacial time: dynamic reconstruction of an alpine debris-flow fan. GSA Bulletin, 126, 773-790.

Comiti F, Marchi L, Macconi P, Arattano M, Bertoldi G, Borga M, Brardinoni F, Cavalli M, D’Agostino V, Penna D, Theule J. 2014. A new monitoring station for debris flows in the European Alps: first observations in the Gadria basin. Natural Hazards, 73, 1175-1198.

Savi S, Norton KP, Picotti V, Brardinoni F, Ackar N, Kubik PW, Delunel R, Schlunegger F. 2014. Effects of sediment mixing on 10Be concentrations in the Zielbach catchment, central-eastern Italian Alps.Quaternary Geochronology, 19, 148-162.

Beylich A, Brardinoni F. 2013. Sediment sources, source-to-sink fluxes and sedimentary budgets.Geomorphology, 188, 1-2.

Scotti R (*), Brardinoni F, Alberti S, Frattini P, Crosta GB. 2013. A regional inventory of rock glaciers and protalus ramparts in the central Italian Alps. Geomorphology, 186, 136-149.

Green (*) KG, Brardinoni F, Alila Y. 2013. Channel morphology and bed-load yield in fluvial, formerly-glaciated headwater streams of the Columbia Mountains, Canada. Geomorphology, 188, 96-109.

Brardinoni F, Church M, Simoni A, Macconi P. 2012. Lithologic and glacially-conditioned controls on debris-flow sediment dynamics. Geology, 40: 455-458.

Brardinoni F, Hassan MA, Rollerson T, and Maynard D, 2009. Colluvial sediment dynamics in mountain drainage basins. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 284: 310-319.

Brardinoni F, and Hassan MA, 2007. Glacially-induced organisation of channel-reach morphology in mountain streams. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, F03013, doi:10.1029/ 2006JF000741.

Brardinoni F, and Hassan MA., 2006. Glacial erosion, evolution of river long-profiles, and the organization of process domains in mountain drainage basins of coastal British Columbia. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, F01013, doi: 10.1029/2005JF000358.

Hassan MA, Church M, Lisle T, Brardinoni F, Benda L, and Grant G, 2005. Sediment transport and channel morphology of small, forested streams. Journal of the American Water Resources Association,41: 835-851.

Brardinoni F, and Church M, 2004. Representing the landslide magnitude-frequency relation: Capilano River Basin, British Columbia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 29: 115-124.

Brardinoni F, Slaymaker O, and Hassan MA, 2003.Landslide inventory in a rugged forested watershed: a comparison between remotely sensed and field survey data. Geomorphology, 54: 179-196.

Brardinoni F, Hassan MA, and Slaymaker O, 2003. Complex mass-wasting response of drainage basins to forest management in coastal British Columbia. Geomorphology, 49: 109-124.


Brardinoni F, Crosta GB, Cuchiaro S, Valbuzzi E, and Frattini P, 2013. Landslide mobility and landslide sediment transfer in Val di Sole, Eastern central Alps. Landslide Science and Practice: Global Environmental Change 4: 315-320. doi 10.1007/978-3-642-31337-0_40

Comiti F, Macconi P, Marchi L, Arattano M, Borga M, Brardinoni F, Cavalli M, D’Agostino V, Hellweger S, Trevisani S, Vischi M, 2010. Debris flow monitoring and warning system: a new study site in the Alps. Working Group F - Thematic Workshop: Flash Floods and Pluvial Flooding, Cagliari, 25-28 May 2010,pp. 10.

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