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Jo Hilaire Agnes De Waele

Associate Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: GEO/04 Physical Geography and Geomorphology

Director of First Cycle Degree of Natural Sciences

Curriculum vitae

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Born in Deinze ( Belgium ) on September 12, 1968.

Graduated at High School (Deinze) in 1986.

M.Sc in Geology in 1990 at the University of Ghent (Belgium).

Project Erasmus 1990-1991 (Univ. Ghent and Univ. Cagliari - Italy).

PhD in Mineral Prospection at the Department of Engineering Geology and Environmental Techniques (DIGITA) in University of Cagliari (Italy) in 1995.

Temporary researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences (DISTER) in University of Cagliari from 1998 to 2006.

Associate Professor since October 2006 at the Department of Earth Sciences and Environmental Geology of the University of Bologna Alma Mater (Italy).

In 2011 he had a Consultancy Contract of 50 days with the European Space Agency in the framework of the Human Behavior Performance Course “CAVES” for astronauts.

In 2012 the same Course for ESA was repeated, with a Consultancy contract of 30 days.

In 2013 and 2014 he had a Consultancy Contract of 40 days with the European Space Agency in the framework of the Human Behavior Performance Course “CAVES” for astronauts.

In 2015 the same Course for ESA was repeated, with a Consultancy contract of 30 days, and in 2016 for 20 days.

Main interests: environmental geology, physical geography, geomorphology, hydrogeology and palaeoclimate studies in karst areas.

Participation in various research projects in several countries among which: Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Zambia, Chile, Egypt, Austria, Croatia, Spain, USA, Philippines, etc.

Editor-in-Chief (from 2005) of the “International Journal of Speleology” (ISSN 0392-6672, ISI listed since 2007) of U.I.S. (Union International de Speleologie).

In Editorial board of Geomorphology (Elsevier) since September 2013.

Guest-Editor of the following journal issues: “Engineering and Environmental Problems in Karst” Engineering Geology (Elsevier) (2008), “Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards in Karst Areas” Environmental Geology (Springer)(2009), “Surface and Subsurface Karst Geomorphology” Geomorphology (Elsevier)(2009), “Pure and Applied Karst Geomorphology” Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie (Borntraeger, Germania)(2010),  “Karst Systems” Geodinamica Acta (Lavoisier )(2011), Acta Carsologica (Karst Research Institute, Slovenia)(January 2011), “Geomorphology and Natural Hazards in Karst Areas” Geomorphology (Elsevier)(2011), Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria (December 2012) e  “ Karst geomorphology: from hydrological functioning to palaeoenvironmental reconstructions ” Geomorphology (Elsevier)(2013-2014).

The results of his researches have been published in more than 350 scientific papers since 1993, of which over 90 papers are in ISI listed journals.



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