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Articoli  recenti

Bacaro G., Rocchini D., Diekermann M., Gasparini P., Gioria M., Maccherini S., Marcantonio M., Amici V., Landi S., Torri D., Castello M., Altobelli A., Chiarucci A., 2015. Shape matters in sampling plant diversity: evidence from the field. Ecological Complexity. 12/2015, 24, 37-45. DOI:10.1016/j.ecocom.2015.09.003

Bacaro G., Maccherini S., Chiarucci A., Jentsch A., Rocchini D., Torri D., Gioria M., Otto R.,. Escudero C. G., Fernandez-Lugo S., Fernandez-Palacios J.M., Arévalo J.R., 2015. Distributional patterns of endemic, native and alien species along a roadside elevational gradient in Tenerife, Canary Islands.  Community Ecology. In press

Fiorucci F., Ardizzone F., Rossi M., Torri D., 2015. The use of stereoscopic satellite images to map rills and ephemeral gullies. Remote Sensing, 7, 14151-14178; doi:10.3390/rs71014151.

Rossi M., Torri D., Santi e., 2015. Bias in topographic thresholds for gully heads . Natural Hazards, 79, S51–S69.  DOI 10.1007/s11069-015-1701-2

Nasri B., Fouché O., and Torri D.B., 2015. Coupling published pedotransfer functions for the estimation of bulk density and saturated hydraulic conductivity in stony soils. Catena, 121, 99-108.

Bacaro G., Ricotta C., Marignani M., Torri D., and Chiarucci A., 2014. Using Shannon’s recursivity to summarize forest structural diversity. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods,  23, 3, 211–216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14728028.2013.844933\.

Santi E., Tarantino C., Amici V., Bacaro G, Blonda P., Borselli L.. Rossi M.. Tozzi S., Torri D., 2014. Fine-scale spatial distribution of biomass using satellite images. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment (AcademicJournals), 6(2), 75-86. DOI: 10.5897/JENE2013.0416

Torri D., and Poesen, J., 2014. A review of topographic threshold conditions for gully head development in different environments. Earth Science Review.130, 73-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.12.006

Kosmas C.,  Kairis Or. , …, Torri D., ...  et al., 2013. Evaluation and Selection of Indicators for Land Degradation and Desertification Monitoring: Methodological Approach. Environmental Management,  DOI 10.1007/s00267-013-0109-6.

Kairis Or., Kosmas C.,   …, Torri D., et al., ... 2013. Evaluation and Selection of Indicators for Land Degradation and Desertification Monitoring: Types of Degradation, Causes, and Implications for Management. Environmental Management, DOI 10.1007/s00267-013-0110-0.

Nadal-Romero E., Yair A., and Torri D., 2013. Updating the badlands experience – preface. Catena, 106;1-3.

Torri D., Santi E., Marignani M., Rossi M., Borselli L., Maccherini S., 2013. The recurring cycles of biancana badlands: erosion, vegetation and human impact. Catena, 106:22-30 doi:10.1016/j.catena.2012.07.001.

Torri D., Poesen J.,  Borselli L., Bryan R.,  Rossi M., 2012. Spatial variation of bed roughness in eroding rills and gullies. Catena. 90, 76–86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2011.10.004.

Borselli L., Torri D., Poesen J., Iaquinta P., 2012. A robust algorithm for estimating probable values of soil erodibility in different climates. Catena. 97, 85-94.

D Torri, L Borselli, SL Gariano, R Greco, P Iaquinta, G Iovine, J Poesen, OG Terranova, 2012. Identifying gullies in the Mediterranean environment by coupling a complex threshold model and a GIS. Rendiconti online Società Geologica Italiana, 21: 441-3.

T .Smets, L. Borselli, J. Poesen, D. Torri. 2011.  Evaluation of the EUROSEM model for predicting  the effects of  erosion-control blankets on runoff and interrill soil erosion by water. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 29; 285-297.

Maccherini, S.; Marignani, M.; Gioria, M.; Renzi, M.; Rocchini, D.; Santi, E.; Torri, D.; Tundo, J.; and Honnay, O. (2011). Determinants of plant community composition of remnant biancane badlands: a hierarchical approach to quantify species-environment relationships. Applied Vegetation Science, 1-Borselli  L., Torri D. , 2010. Soil roughness, slope and surface storage relationship for impervious areas. Journal of Hydrology 393 (2010) 389–400. 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.09.002

Salvador Sanchis M.P., Torri D., Borselli L., Bryan R., Poesen J. , Yañez M. S., Cremer C., (2009). Rill and gully junctions: estimating the parameters of the width-discharge relation in the field. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms; (www.interscience.wiley.com) DOI: 10.1002/esp.1887.

Borselli L., Cassi P., Torri D., 2008. Prolegomena to sediment and flow connectivity in the landscape: A GIS and field numerical assessment. Catena 75, 268–277 DOI-10.1016 J.Catena.2008.07.007.
De Baets, S., Torri, D., Poesen, J., Salvador, M.P., Meersmans, J., 2008. Modelling increased soil cohesion due to roots with EUROSEM. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms33(13): 1948-1963, published online in Wiley InterScience, (www.interscience.wiley.com) DOI: 10.1002/esp.1647.
Marignani M., Rocchini D., Torri D., Chiarucci A., Maccherini S.,2008. Planning restoration in a cultural landscape in Italy using an object-based approach and historical analysis. Landscape and Urban Planning 84 28–37
Salvador Sanchis M.P., Torri D., Borselli L., and Poesen J., 2008. Climate Effects on Soil Erodibility. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33(7):1082 – 1097. published online in Wiley InterScience, (www.interscience.wiley.com) DOI: 10. 1002/esp.1604, 2007

Articoli che ancora mi piacciono - Papers I still like
Torri D., Poesen J., Borselli L., Knapen A., 2006. Channel width – flow discharge relationships for rills and gullies. Geomorphology, 76, 273-279.
De Alba S., Borselli L., Torri D., Pellegrini S., Bazzoffi P., 2006. Assessment of tillage erosion by mouldboard plough in Tuscany (Italy). Soil & Tillage Research, 85: 123- 142.
Torri D., Borselli L.,Guzzetti F., Calzolari M.C., Bazzoffi P., Ungaro F., Bartolini D. Salvador Sanchis M.P., 2006 . “Soil Erosion In Italy”. In J. Boardman and J. Poesen (eds) Soil Erosion in Europe, John Willey & Sons Ltd, West Sussex. England pp.243-261
Borselli L., Torri D., Øygarden L., De Alba S., Martínez-Casasnovas J.A., Bazzoffi P., Jakab G., 2006 . Land Levelling. In J. Boardman and J. Poesen (eds) Soil Erosion In Europe. John Willey & Sons Ltd, West Sussex. England pp. 643-658
Torri D. and Borselli L., 2003. Equation for high-rate gully erosion. Catena, 50, 449-467.
Torri D., Borselli L., Calzolari C., Yañez M.S. and Salvador Sanchis M.P., 2002. Soil erosion, land use,soil qualities and soil functions: effect of erosion. In Rubio J.L., Morgan R.P.C., Asins S. and Andreu V. (eds.) Man and Soil at the Third Millennium; Vol.I, Geoforma Ediciones S.L., Logroño, Spain, pp. 131-148.
Nachtergaele J., Poesen J., Sidorchuk A. and Torri D., 2002. Prediction of concentrated flow width in ephemeral gully channels. Hydrological Processes, 16, 1935-1953.
Torri D. and Borselli L., 2002. Clod movement and tillage tool characteristics for modelling tillage erosion. J. of Soil and Water Conservation, 57 (1), 24-28
Borselli L. and Torri D., 2001.Measurement of soil translocation by tillage using a non invasive electromagnetic method. J. of Soil and Water Conservation. 56, 2, 106-111.
Borselli L., Torri D., Poesen J., and Salvador Sanchis M.P., 2001. Impact of Rainwater Quality on Infiltration, Runoff and Interrill Erosion Processes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 26, 329-342.
Torri D., Calzolari C., Rodolfi G., 2000. Badlands in changing environment: an introduction. Catena, 40, 119-125
Morgan, R.P.C., Quinton, J.N., Smith, R.E., Govers, G., Poesen, J.W.A., Auerswald, K., Chisci, G., Torri, D. and Styczen, M.E., 1998. The European soil erosion model (EUROSEM): a process-based approach for predicting soil loss from fields and small catchments. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 527-544.
Poesen, J., Torri, D., & Bunte, K. (1994). Effects of rock fragments on soil erosion by water at different spatial scales : a review. Catena, 23, 141-166
Torri, D., Colica, A. & Rockwell, D., 1994. Preliminary study of the erosion mechanisms in a biancana badland (Tuscany, Italy). Catena, 23, 281-294
Brunori, F., Penzo, M.C. & Torri, D. (1989) Soil shear strength: its measurement and soil detachability. CATENA, 16, 59-71.
Torri, D., Sfalanga, M., & Del Sette, M. (1987). Splash detachment: runoff depth and soil cohesion. CATENA, 14, 149-155.
Torri, D., Sfalanga, M. & Chisci, G. (1987). Threshold conditions for incipient rilling. CATENA Suppl. 8, 97-105.


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Interessi di ricerca:
Erosione del suolo, erosione per fossi effimeri e permanenti, erosione diffusa ed incanalata, erosione tunnel; fisica del suolo;  badlands;  idrologia di versante; interazioni vegetazione-suolo, biodiversita'; lavorazioni del suolo e livellamenti;  desertificazione; ecollogia e ecosistemi; evoluzione del paesaggio, effetti antropici ed interazioni; effetti dei cambiamenti climatici;  sviluppo di algoritmi e modelli.

Progetti in corso:

dinamica del'ecosistema e processi geomorfologicii

Progetti passati

2010-2013  FP7 SPACE-2010-1 – 263435 – BIO_SOS “BIOdiversity multi-Source Monitoring System: from Space tO Species” Dec.2010-Nov.2013, (member of the coordination unit)

2009-2013  FP7 ENV-GA244088 FIRESENSE “Fire Detection and Management through a Multi-Sensor Network for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Areas from the Risk of Fire and Extreme Weather Conditions”

2009-2010      Regione Calabria - POR 2000-06 1/1.4c “Pericolosità Legata ai Fenomeni di Intensa Erosione Idrica Areale e Lineare “

2007 – 2009    EC Integrated Project GOCE 037046 – “Desertification Mitigation and Remediation of Land - a global approach for local solutions (DESIRE)“

2004-2008      national delegate at the COST action 634 “ On- and Off-Site Environmental Impacts of Runoff and Erosion”

2004-2007      SSPE-CT-2004-501516 “Micro-economic instruments for impact assessment of multifunctional agriculture to implement the Model of European Agriculture (MEA-Scope)”.

2004-2007      GOCE-CT-2003-505361 “Conditions for restoration and mitigation of desertified areas using vegetation (RECONDES)”.

1998-2003      National delegate at the COST Action 623 “Soil Erosion and Global Change”,

1997-2001      ENV4-CT97-0687 “Modelling within-storm soil erosion dynamics (MWISED)”; responsible of the local research unit.

1996-2000      FAIR3-CT96 1478 “Tillage erosion: current state, future trends and prevention (TERON)”.

1995 - 1997    CNR PS project. 'Foreste e produzioni forestali nel territorio montano'

1991-1994:     CEC-STEP 90-0053 “European soil erosion model (EUROSEM)



Breve CV

Laurea in Fisica (Bologna 1974)
Borsa di studio CNR (1978-82) presso l’Istituto per lo Studio e la Difesa del Suolo (Min Agr. e Foreste), Firenze
Ricercatore del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche dal 1982, inizialmente presso l’allora Centro di Studio Genesi, Classificazione e Cartografia Suolo, Firenze,  ed quindi  presso l’Istituto di Ricerca sulla Protezione Idrogeologica (IRPI, Perugia) - [ricercatore fino al 1999, primo ricercatore fino al 2001 e quindi dirigente di ricerca fino al 2014)

2014, Feb. pensionato

dal 2014, Marzo,  ricercatore associato a CNR-IRPI