Marco CAVALLI

Research personnel
Researcher
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marco.cavalli (at) irpi.cnr.it
Corso Stati Uniti, 4 35127, Padova
Padova


hydrogeomorphology

Minute F., Comiti F., Cavalli M., 2019. Assessing geomorphic changes induced by a debris flow: a case study in the Dolomites. Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 48, 23-28. doi: 10.3301/ROL.2019.33

Comiti F., Mao L., Penna D., Dell’Agnese A., Engel M., Rathburn S., Cavalli M., 2019. Glacier melt runoff controls bedload transport in Alpine catchments. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 520, 77-86. Doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.05.031

Cavalli M., Vericat D., Pereira P., 2019. Mapping water and sediment connectivity. Science of The Total Environment, 673, 763-767. Doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.071

Marchi L., Comiti F., Crema S., Cavalli M., 2019. Channel control works and sediment connectivity in the European Alps. Science of The Total Environment, 668, 389-399. Doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.4162)

Trevisani S., Cavalli M., Golay J., Pereira P., 2019. Editorial to the topical collection “Learning from spatial data: unveiling the geo-environment through quantitative approaches”. Environmental Earth Sciences, 78:127. Doi: 0.1007/s12665-019-8129-z3)

Llena M., Vericat D., Cavalli M., Crema S., Smith M.W., 2019. The effects of land use and topographic changes on sediment connectivity in mountain catchments. Science of The Total Environment, 660, 899-912. Doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.4794)

Schopper N., Mergili M., Frigerio S., Cavalli M., Poeppl R., 2019. Analysis of lateral sediment connectivity and its connection to debris flow intensity patterns at different return periods in the Fella River system in northeastern Italy. Science of The Total Environment, 658, 1586-1600. Doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.2885)

Tarolli P., Cavalli M., Masin R., 2019. High-resolution morphologic characterization of conservation agriculture. CATENA, 172, 846-856. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.08.026.6)

Cucchiaro S., Cavalli M., Vericat D., Crema S., Llena M., Beinat A., Marchi L., Cazorzi F., 2019. Geomorphic effectiveness of check dams in a debris-flow catchment using multi-temporal topographic surveys. CATENA, 174, 73-83. Doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.11.0047)

Cavalli M., Crema S., Viero A., Arziliero L., Marchi L., 2018. Metodologia e strumenti per la raccolta dati e l'analisi dei processi torrentizi che interessano le aree di conoide nella Regione del Veneto. Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 46, 167-173. doi: 10.3301/ROL.2018.69.

Heckmann T., Cavalli M., Cerdan O., Foerster S., Javaux M., Lode E., Smetanova A., Vericat D., Brardinoni B., in press. Indices of sediment connectivity: opportunities, challenges and limitations. Earth-Science Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.08.004.

Tarolli P., Cavalli M., Masin R., 2019. High-resolution morphologic characterization of conservation agriculture. CATENA, 172, 846-856. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.08.026.

Cucchiaro S., Cavalli M., Vericat D., Crema S., Llena M., Beinat A., Marchi L., Cazorzi F., 2018. Monitoring topographic changes through 4D-structure-from-motion photogrammetry: application to a debris-flow channel. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77: 632. Doi: 10.1007/s12665-018-7817-4

Ahlmer A.-K., Cavalli M., Hansson K., Koutsouris A.J., Crema S., Kalantari, Z., 2018. Soil moisture remote-sensing applications for identification of flood-prone areas along transport infrastructure. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77: 533. Doi: 10.1007/s12665-018-7704-z

Scorpio V., Crema S., Marra F., Righini M., Ciccarese G., Borga M., Cavalli M., Corsini A., Marchi L., Surian N., Comiti F, 2018. Basin-scale analysis of the geomorphic effectiveness of flash floods: A study in the northern Apennines (Italy). Science of the Total Environment, 640-641, 337-351. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.252

Tiranti D., Crema S., Cavalli M., Deangeli C.. 2018. An integrated study to evaluate debris flow hazard in alpine environment. Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 6:60. doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00060

Calsamiglia A., Garcia-Comendador J., Fortesa J., Lopez-Tarazon J.A., Crema S., Cavalli M., Calvo-Cases A., Estrany J., 2018. Effects of agricultural drainage systems on sediment connectivity in a small Mediterranean lowland catchment, 318, 162-171. Doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.06.011

Bordoni M., Persichillo M. G., Meisina C., Crema S., Cavalli M., Bartelletti C., Galanti Y., Bersanti M., Giannecchini R., D’Amato Avanzi G., 2018. Estimation of the susceptibility of a road network to shallow landslides with the integration of the sediment connectivity Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 18, 1735-1758. doi: 10.5194/nhess-18-1735-2018

Mazzorana B., Ruiz-Villanueva V., Marchi L., Cavalli M., Gems B., Gschnitzer T., Mao L., Iroumé A., Valdebenito G., 2017. Assessing and mitigating large wood-related hazards in mountain streams: recent approaches. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11, 207–222.  doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12316

Rainato R., Picco L., Cavalli M., Mao L., Neverman A. J., Tarolli P., 2017. Coupling Climate Conditions, Sediment Sources and Sediment Transport in an Alpine Basin. Land Degradation & Development, 29 (4), 1154-1166. doi: 10.1002/ldr.2813. 

Crema S., Cavalli M., 2018. SedInConnect: A stand-alone, free and open source tool for the assessment of sediment connectivity. Computers & Geosciences, 111, 39-45. Doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2017.10.009

Theule J.I., Crema S., Marchi L., Cavalli M., Comiti F., 2018. Exploiting LSPIV to assess debris-flow velocities in the field. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 18(1), 1-13. doi: 10.5194/nhess-18-1-2018 

Persichillo M.G., Bordoni M., Cavalli M., Crema S., Meisina C., 2018. The role of human activities on sediment connectivity of shallow landslides. Catena, 160, 261-274. Doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2017.09.025

Cavalli M., Crema S., Trevisani S., Marchi L., 2017. GIS tools for preliminary debris-flow assessment at regional scale. Journal of Mountain Science, 14 (12), 2498-2510. Doi: 10.1007/s11629-017-4573-y

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. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.04.009.

Ferrato C., De Marco J., Tarolli P., Cavalli M., 2017. An updated sediment source areas inventory in the Rio Cordon catchment (Dolomites). Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 42, 10-13. doi: 10.3301/ROL.2017.02.

Persichillo M.G., Bordoni M., Cavalli M., Crema S., Meisina C., 2017. Evaluation of anthropogenic effects on the sediment delivery dynamics in response to slope instability. Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 42, 5-9. doi: 10.3301/ROL.2017.01.

Kalantari Z., Cavalli M., Cantone C., Crema S., Destouni G., 2017. Flood probability quantification for road infrastructure: Data-driven spatial-statistical approach and case study applications. Science of The Total Environment. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.147

Penna D., Zuecco G., Crema S., Trevisani S., Cavalli M., Pianezzola L., Marchi L., Borga M., 2017. Response time and water origin in a steep nested catchment in the Italian Dolomites. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.11050

Amponsah W., Marchi L., Zoccatelli D., Boni G., Cavalli M., Comiti F., Crema S., Lucía A., Marra F., Borga M., 2016. Hydrometeorological characterisation of a flash flood associated to major geomorphic effects: Assessment of peak discharge uncertainties and analysis of the runoff response. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17, 3063-3077. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-16-0081.1

Cavalli M., Tarolli P., Dalla Fontana G., Marchi L., 2016. Multi-temporal analysis of sediment source areas and sediment connectivity in the Rio Cordon catchment (Dolomites). Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 39, 27-30. doi: 10.3301/ROL.2016.39.

Trevisani S., Cavalli M., 2016. Topography-based flow-directional roughness: potential and challenges. Earth Surface Dynamics, 4, 343-358. doi:10.5194/esurf-4-343-2016

Tiranti D., Cavalli M., Crema S., Zerbato M., Graziadei M., Barbero S., Cremonini R., Silvestro C., Bodrato G., Tresso F., 2016. Semi-quantitative method for the assessment of debris supply from slopes to river in ungauged catchments. Science of the Total Environment, 554-555, 337-348. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.150

Surian N., Righini M., Lucìa A., Nardi L., Amponsah W., Benvenuti M., Borga M., Cavalli M., Comiti F., Marchi L., Rinaldi M., Viero A., 2016. Channel response to extreme floods: Insights on controlling factors from six mountain rivers in northern Apennines, Italy. Geomorphology. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.02.002

Marchi L., Cavalli M., Amponsah W., Borga M., Crema S., 2016. Upper limits of flash flood stream power in Europe. Geomorphology. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.11.005

Lucía A., Comiti F., Borga M., Cavalli M., Marchi L., 2015. Dynamics of large wood during a flash flood in two mountain catchments. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1741-1755. doi: 10.5194/nhess-15-1741-2015

Arattano M., Coviello V., Cavalli M., Comiti F., Macconi P., Theule J., Crema S., 2015. Brief Communication: A new testing field for debris flow warning systems. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1545-1549. doi: 10.5194/nhess-15-1545-2015

Marchi L., Cavalli M., Trevisani S., 2015. Hypsometric analysis of headwater rock basins in the Dolomites (Eastern Alps) using high-resolution topography. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography, 97(2), 317-335. doi: 10.1111/geoa.12067

Bossi G., Cavalli M., Crema S., Frigerio S. Quan Luna B., Mantovani M., Marcato G., Schenato L., Pasuto A, 2015. Multi-temporal LiDAR-DTMs as a tool for modelling a complex landslide: a case study in the Rotolon catchment (eastern Italian Alps). Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 715-722. doi: 10.5194/nhess-15-715-2015

Crema S., Schenato L., Goldin B., Marchi L., Cavalli M., 2015. Toward the development of a stand-alone application for the assessment of sediment connectivity. Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 34, 58–61. doi: 10.3301/ROL.2015.37

Frigerio S., Schenato L., Bossi G., Cavalli M., Crema S., Mantovani M., Marcato G., Pasuto A., 2014. Landslide monitoring with an integrated platform: Methodology, design and case study. Rendiconti online Soc. Geol. It., 30, 24-27. doi: 10.3301/ROL.2014.06

Blasone G., Cavalli M., Marchi L., Cazorzi F., 2014. Monitoring sediment source areas in a debris-flow catchment using terrestrial laser scanning. CATENA, 123, 23-36. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2014.07.001

Mondini A.C., Viero A., Cavalli M., Marchi L., Herrera G., Guzzetti F., 2014. Comparison of event landslide inventories: the Pogliaschina catchment test case, Italy. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1749-1759. doi: 10.5194/nhess-14-1749-2014

Comiti F., Marchi L., Macconi P., Arattano M., Bertoldi G., Borga M., Brardinoni F., Cavalli M., D’Agostino V., Penna D., 2014. A new monitoring station for debris flows in the European Alps: first observations in the Gadria basin. Natural Hazards, 23, 1175-1198. doi: 10.1007/s11069-014-1088-5.

Frigerio S., Schenato L., Bossi G., Cavalli M., Mantovani M., Marcato G., Pasuto A., 2014. A Web-based platform for automatic and continuous landslide monitoring: the Rotolon case study. Computers and Geosciences, 63, 96-105. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2013.10.015

Picco L., Mao L., Cavalli M., Buzzi E., Rainato R., Lenzi M.A., 2013. Evaluating short-term morphological changes in a gravel-bed river using Terrestrial Laser Scanner. Geomorphology, 201, 323-334. Doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.07.007.

Cavalli M., Trevisani S., Comiti F., Marchi L., 2013. Geomorphometric assessment of spatial sediment connectivity in small alpine catchments. Geomorphology, 188, 31-41. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.05.007

Cavalli M., Trevisani S., Goldin B., Mion E., Crema S., Valentinotti R., 2013. Semi-automatic derivation of channel network from a high-resolution DTM: the example of an Italian alpine region. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 46, 152-174. doi: 10.5721/EuJRS20134609

Tarolli P., Cavalli M., 2013. Introduction to the special issue: “High resolution topography, quantitative analysis and geomorphological mapping”. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 46, 60-64. doi: 10.5721/EuJRS20134604

Rainato R., Picco L., Cavalli M., Mao L., Delai F., Ravazzolo D., Lenzi M.A., 2013. Evaluation of short-term geomorphic changes along the Tagliamento river using LiDAR and terrestrial laser scanner surveys. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, XLIV(s2):e15, 80-84. doi: 10.4081/jae.2013.(s1):e15

Picco L., Mao L., Cavalli M., Buzzi E., Rigon E., Moretto J., Delai F., Ravazzolo D., Lenzi M.A., 2012. Using a Terrestrial Laser Scanner to assess the morphological dynamics of a gravel-bed river. In: Erosion and Sediment Yields in the Changing Environment, IAHS publication, 356, 428-437.

Trevisani S., Cavalli M., Marchi L., 2012. Surface texture analysis of a high-resolution DTM: interpreting an alpine basin. Geomorphology, 161-162, 26-39. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.03.031

Arattano M., Marchi L., Cavalli M., 2012. Analysis of debris-flow recordings in an instrumented basin: confirmations and new findings. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 12, 679-686. doi: 10.5194/nhess-12-679-2012

Cavalli M., Tarolli P., 2011. Applications of LiDAR technology in river studies. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment. Special Issue 2011, 33-44. doi: 10.4408/IJEGE.2011-01.S-03

Marchi L., Cavalli M., D’Agostino V., 2010. Hydrogeomorphic processes and torrent control works on a large alluvial fan in the eastern Italian Alps. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 10, 547-558. doi:10.5194/nhess-10-547-2010

Trevisani S., Cavalli M., Marchi L., 2010. Reading the bed morphology of a mountain stream: a geomorphometric study on high- resolution topographic data. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 14,393–405. doi:10.5194/hess-14-393-2010

Marchi L., Cavalli M., Sangati M., Borga M., 2009. Hydrometeorological controls and erosive response of an extreme alpine debris flow. Hydrological Processes, 23(19), 2714-2727. doi: 10.1002/hyp.7362

Mao L., Cavalli M., Comiti F., Marchi L., Lenzi M.A., Arattano M., 2009. Sediment transfer processes in two Alpine catchments of contrasting morphological settings. Journal of Hydrology, 364(1-2), 88-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.10.021

Trevisani S., Cavalli M., Marchi L., 2009. Variogram maps as fingerprints of surface morphology of scree slopes. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 9, 129-133. doi:10.5194/nhess-9-129-2009

Vianello A., Cavalli M., Tarolli P., 2009. LiDAR-derived slopes for headwater channel network analysis. Catena, 76(2), 97-106. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2008.09.012

Panissod F., Bailly J.S., Durrieu S., Jacome A., Mathys N., Cavalli M., Puech C., 2009. Qualification des modèles numériques des données à travers deux applications du scanner laser terrestre et du LiDAR. Revue Française de Photogrammétrie et de Télédétection, 192, 50-57.

Trevisani S., Cavalli M., Marchi L., 2009. Use of geostatistics in the analysis of airborne LiDAR data for a small alpine basin. Rendiconti online Soc. Geol. It. Vol.8, 152-154.

Cavalli M., Tarolli P., Marchi L., Dalla Fontana G., 2008. The effectiveness of airborne LiDAR data in the recognition of channel-bed morphology. Catena, 73(3), 249-260. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2007.11.001

Cavalli M., Marchi L., 2008. Characterisation of the surface morphology of an alpine alluvial fan using airborne LiDAR. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 8, 323-333. doi:10.5194/nhess-8-323-2008

Marchi L., Dalla Fontana G., Cavalli M., Tagliavini F., 2008. Rocky headwaters in the Dolomites, Italy: field observations and topographic analysis. arctic, Antarctic and alpine research, 40(4), 685-694. doi: 10.1657/1523-0430(07-037)[MARCHI]2.0.CO;2   

Marchi L., Cavalli M., 2007. Procedures for the documentation of historical debris flows: application to the Chieppena Torrent (Italian Alps). Environmental Management, 40(3), 493-503. doi: 10.1007/s00267-006-0288-5

 

Geomorphometry, Airborne Laser Scanning technology (LiDAR) and high-resolution DTMs applications, Geomorphic processes in headwater catchments, Post Flash flood investigation, analysis of historical information, GIS and surface hydrology.

Education and training:

2009 - PhD in Environmental Watershed Management - Dept. of Land and Agroforest Environments - University of Padova. Thesis title: 'Hydrological and morphological characterization of mountain basins by means of airborne LiDAR'. Advisor: Prof. Giancarlo Dalla Fontana; adjunct: Dott. Lorenzo Marchi.

2004 - CNR-MIT Summer School on Distributed Hydrologic Modelling using Geospatial Data and Tools - Università La Sapienza - Roma

2003 - Master (postgraduate course) in 'Hydrogeological hazard assessment and mitigation' - Dept. of Land and Agroforest Environments - University of Padova

2003 – Master Project work developed at CNR-IRPI (Padova) with the thesis: “Assessment of debris-flow volumes in the Rio Cucco basin (UD), Italy". Advisors: Prof. Marco Borga and Dott. Lorenzo Marchi

2002 - B.Sc. + M.Sc. in Forest and Environmental Sciences. Dept. of Land and Agroforest Environments - University of Padova.

Visiting:

2018 - Visiting scholar at the Universidad Austral de Chile, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y Recursos Naturales, Valdivia (Chile)

2007 - Visiting student at CEMAGREF (now IRSTEA) of Grenoble (France) and at la Maison de la Télédétection of Montpellier (France)

Work experience:

Researcher (temporary position) at CNR-IRPI, Padova (from 8/6/09 to 16/06/11). 

Researcher assistant at CNR-IRPI, Padova (from 1/3/2004 to 7/6/2009).

Membership and affiliations:

2017-2023 Italian National Scientific Qualification in the academic sector 04/03 (Applied geology and geomorphology) - II Fascia

2016-2020 Elected member of the Advisory Board of CNR IRPI  

2014-2018 Management Committee Substitute for Italy in the frame of the ESSEM COST Action ES1306 (Connecting European connectivity research)

2014 Italian National Scientific Qualification in the academic sector 07/C1 (Watershed management) - II Fascia

Since 2010 Working Group 3 member of the HyMeX (HYdrological cycle in the Mediterranean EXperiment) project

Since 2007 American Geophysical Union (AGU) member

Since 2007 al 2009 International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) member

Since 2006 European Geophysical Union (EGU) member

2005 Professional qualification as Agronomist\Forestry specialist.

Research project:

2018-2020- Partecipant to the project of scientific and technological Italy-Chile “Volcanic vs. human impact: a comparative analysis between natural and artificial morphological changes along gravel bed rivers in Chile and Italy. Learning from different impacts to better manage the affected riverine environments” (CONICYT-ITAL170004) funded by Ministero degli Affari Esteri and CONICYT. 

2016-2020 - Responsible of the project of Institute “Geomorphometry and sediment dynamic in mountain catchment" – Piani di Gestione Preliminare 2016-2020 – CNR

2015 - Scientific responsible for CNR-IRPI Padova of the contract between CNR IRPI and Veneto Region for "research activities on alluvial fans including the development of a methodology for data collection and application to test areas"

2015 - Co-coordinator for CNR-IRPI Padova of the collaboration to research activities between IRPI and Libera Università di Bolzano in the framework of the project “KINOFLOW - kinematic of debris flows using large scale particle image velocimetry (LSPIV)” funded by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.

2014–2018 - Participant to the ESSEM COST Action ES1306 “Connecting European connectivity research” 

2012-2015 Scientific responsible for CNR-IRPI of the EU project SedAlp - “Sediment management in Alpine basins: integrating sediment continuum, risk mitigation and hydropower” funded by the Alpine Space Programme 2007-2013. 

2013-2015 Participant to the Research Unit of University of Udine to the PRIN 2010-2011  “National network for monitoring, modelling and sustainable management of erosion processes in agricultural land and hilly-mountainous area (Italy Sediment Erosion-ITSE)”.

2011-2013 Co-coordinator for CNR-IRPI Padova of the collaboration to research activities between IRPI and Libera Università di Bolzano in the framework of the project 'Gestione del trasporto di sedimento nei piccoli bacini montani' (GESTO) funded by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.

2009-2012 Scientific co-responsible del CNR-IRPI Padova of the collaboration to research activities for a debris-flow monitoring site in the framework of the Interreg IVB MONITOR II project.

Organization activities (Workshop, Conference)
Member of the Organizing Committee of the “Final meeting of CONNECTEUR: Connecting European connectivity Research: What we did and the way forward” organized in the frame of the COST Action ES1306: Connecting European Connectivity Research, Venezia (Italy), 26-28 march 2018.
Co-convener, session SSS12.1/GI1.11/GM2.14, “Learning from spatial data: unveiling the geo-environment through quantitative approaches”. EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, 8-13 april 2018
Co-convener, session HS9.8/GM3.7/SSS13.39, “Extreme Erosion Processes, Hydrological Drivers and Connectivity”. EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, 8-13 april 2018
Co-convener, session “NBS2: Connectivity in hydrology and sediment dynamics: concepts, measuring, modelling”, Terraenvision 2018, Barcellona (Spagna), 27 gennaio-2 febbraio 2018 
Co-convener, session, “Dinamica e monitoraggio dei processi geo-idrologici”. GIT 2017, 12° Convegno Nazionale "GIT- Geosciences and Information Technologies", Gavorrano (GR), 12-14 june 2017
Co-convener, session, “Analisi dati spaziali per l’ambiente e il territorio: informazioni, metodi e strumenti"”. GIT 2017, 12° Convegno Nazionale "GIT- Geosciences and Information Technologies", Gavorrano (GR), 12-14 june 2017
Co-convener, session SSS12.11/GM3.7, “Learning from spatial data: unveiling the geo-environment through quantitative approaches”. EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, 23-28 april 2017
Member of the organizing Committee of training school “Water and sediment connectivity in mountain environments” organizzata nell’ambito della COST Action ES1306: Connecting European Connectivity Research, Lasa (Bz), 25-29 July 2016
Co-convener, session “Dinamica e monitoraggio dei processi geo-idrologici" - GIT 2016, 11° Convegno Nazionale "GIT- Geosciences and Information Technologies", Torino (TO), 13-15 June2016.
Co-convener, session SSS12.11/GM2.4, “Learning from spatial data: representation, inference and modelling in earth and soil sciences”. EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, 17-22 April 2016.
Co-convener, session “Learning from spatial data: rappresentazione e analisi dei processi geo-ambientali” - GIT 2015, 10° Convegno Nazionale "GIT- Geosciences and Information Technologies", San Leo (RN), 17-19 June 2015.
Member of the Organizing Commitee of SedAlp Final Conference “Towards an improved sediment management in the Alpine Space”. Bolzano, 9-10 June 2015.
Co-convener, session 'Learning from spatial data: rappresentazione, analisi e processi geo-ambientali' - GIT 2014, 9° Convegno Nazionale del Gruppo di Geologia Informatica. Montefalco (PG), 16-18 June 2014
Co-convener, P2 session 'L'informazione topografica ad alta risoluzione per l'analisi dei processi superficiali' -'High resolutuion topography for surface processes analysis', Torino, 19-23 september 2011.Geoitalia 2011, VIII Forum Italiano Scienze della Terra.
Editorial activities
2018-today - Guest editor of the Special Issue “Mapping Water and Sediment Connectivity” in Science of the Total Environment. 

Since October 2017 - Member of the Editorial Board of PeerJ

2017-today - Guest editor of the Special Issue “Learning from spatial data: unveiling the geo-environment through quantitative approaches” in Environmental Earth Sciences 
2017 - Guest editor of the Special Issue “GIT 2016” in Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana (vol. 42, march 2017)
Since 2015 International member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Geografski vestnik/Geographical Bulletin
2013 Guest editor of the Special Issue: “High resolution topography, quantitative analysis and geomorphological mapping” published in the European Journal of Remote Sensing.
2013 Project contributor as author of the 'Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards', Springer Science, Peter Bobroswsky, editor.
Reviewer for several scientific journals (https://publons.com/author/1197851/marco-cavalli#profile)