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DAGRI Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie, Alimentari Ambientali e Forestali

Publications

Papers

Mesfin, S., Oliveira Almeida, L. A., Yazew, E., Bresci, E., & Castelli, G. (2019). Spatial Variability of Soil Moisture in Newly Implemented Agricultural Bench Terraces in the Ethiopian Plateau. Water, 11, 2134. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11102134

Laurita, B., Castelli, G., Giacomin, A., Salazar, M., Torres, A., Giambastiani, Y., … Bresci, E. (2019). Participatory design of rooftop water harvesting systems for smallholder farmers in the corridor Seco region, Guatemala. JUNCO | Journal of UNiversities and International Development COoperation, 1(1). Retrieved from http://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/junco/article/view/3693

Castelli, G., Oliveira, L.A.A., Abdelli, F., Dhaou, H., Bresci, E., Ouessar, M., 2019. Effect of traditional check dams (jessour) on soil and olive trees water status in Tunisia. Science of The Total Environment, 690(10), 226-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.514

Castelli,G., & Bresci, E., 2019. Assessment of Water Harvesting impacts on water conservation by integrating Landsat 7 and CHIRPS datasets in Google Earth Engine platform. Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana, 48(2019), 47-53. https://doi.org/10.3301/ROL.2019.37

Forzini, E., Castelli, G., Salbitano, F., &  Bresci, E., 2019. Using Google Earth Engine for the analysis of fog and forest landscape interactions in hyper-arid areas of southern Peru. Book series of the Italian Society of Remote Sensing.

Guastini, E., Zuecco, G., Castelli, G., Errico, A., Bresci, E., Preti, F., … Penna, D. (2019). Come cambia la risposta idrologica di bacino con l’aumento della scala spaziale? Un esempio in ambito alpino./How does catchment hydrological response change at increasing spatial scale? An Alpine example. In Vv.Aa. (Ed.), Quaderni di Idronomia Montana 36 (pp. 191–200). Edibios.

Tucci, G., Parisi, E. I., Castelli, G., Errico, A., Corongiu, M., Sona, G., … & Preti, F. (2019). Multi-Sensor UAV Application for Thermal Analysis on a Dry-Stone Terraced Vineyard in Rural Tuscany Landscape. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 8(2), 87. http://doi.org/10.3390/IJGI8020087

 Castelli, G., Castelli, F., & Bresci, E. (2019). Mesoclimate regulation induced by landscape restoration and water harvesting in agroecosystems of the horn of Africa. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 275, 54–64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2019.02.002

Guastini, E., Zuecco, G., Errico, A., Castelli, G., Bresci, E., Preti, F., & Penna, D. (2019). How does streamflow response vary with spatial scale? Analysis of controls in three nested Alpine catchments. Journal of Hydrology, 570, 705–718. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.01.022

Certini, G., Castelli, G., Bresci, E., Calamini, G., Pierguidi, A., Villegas Paredes, L. N., & Salbitano, F. (2019). Fog collection as a strategy to sequester carbon in drylands. Science of The Total Environment, 657, 391–400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.038

Castelli, G.; Bresci, E.; Castelli, F.; Hagos, E.Y; Mehari, A. (2018) A participatory design approach for modernization of spate irrigation systems. Agricultural Water Management, 210, 286-295.

Villani, L.; Castelli, G., Hagos, E.Y.; Bresci, E. (2018) Water productivity analysis of sand dams irrigation farming in northern Ethiopia. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development, 112 (1), 139-160.

Castelli, G.; Foderi, C.; Guzman, B.H.; Ossoli, L.; Kempff, Y.; Bresci, E.; Salbitano, F. (2017) Planting Waterscapes: Green Infrastructures, Landscape and Hydrological Modeling for the Future of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Forests, 8, 437.

Castelli G., Minelli A., Tefera M., Bresci E., Yazew E., Embaye T.G., Sebhatleab M. (2017). Impacts of rainwater harvesting and rainwater management on upstream – downstream agricultural ecosystem services in two catchments of southern Tigray, Ethiopia. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 58, 685-690. DOI: 10.3303/CET1758115 http://www.aidic.it/cet/17/58/115.pdf.

Castelli, G., Bresci, E. (2017). Participatory Rural Appraisal for Diagnostic Analysis of spate irrigation systems in Raya Valley, Ethiopia. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics 118(1):129–139. Link.

Correggiari, M., Castelli, G., Bresci, E., & Salbitano, F. (2017). Fog Collection and Participatory Approach for Water Management and Local Development: Practical Reflections from Case Studies in the Atacama Drylands. In M. Ouessar, D. Gabriels, A. Tsunekawa, & S. Evett (Eds.), Water and Land Security in Drylands: Response to Climate Change (pp. 141–158). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54021-4_14 .

Ismangil D., Wiegant D., Hagos E., van Steenbergen F., Kool M., Sambalino F., Castelli G., Bresci E., Hagos F. (2016). Managing the microclimate. Practical note spate irrigation n. 27. Spate Irrigation network, working paper.

Bresci E.; Giacomin A.; Preti F. (2013). Experiences of improving water access in rural areas in Guatemala. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING, pp. 856-860, ISSN:1974-7071.

Bresci, E. (2002). Wake characterization downstream of a fog collector. Atmospheric Research, vol. 64, pp. 217-225, ISSN:0169-8095.

 

Conference proceedings

Laurita B., Castelli G., Khazal K., Bresci E., Identifying suitable sites for underground dams using GIS: a case study in North-East Brazil, Proceedings of the 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy: “Biosystems Engineering addressing the human challenges of the 21st century” 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro ISBN 978-88-6629-020-9.

Khazal K., Laurita B., Castelli G., Bresci E., Rainwater harvesting monitoring through Remote Sensing in Jordan, Proceedings of the 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy: “Biosystems Engineering addressing the human challenges of the 21st century” 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro ISBN 978-88-6629-020-9. 

Khazal K., Laurita B., Castelli G., Bresci E., Historical review on Water Harvesting in Jordan, Proceedings of the 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy: “Biosystems Engineering addressing the human challenges of the 21st century” 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro ISBN 978-88-6629-020-9.

Castelli, G. What does flood stand for? Flood risk and flood base farming: the case of spate irrigation in Ethiopia. Proceedings of the IV Congress of the University Network for Development Cooperation (CUCS), Brescia 10-12 September 2015, Università degli Studi di Brescia, ISBN 9788835043508, Brixia University Press.

 

Posters

Piemontese L., Castelli G., Fetzer I.,  Barron J., Liniger H., Harari N., Gordon L., Bresci E., Jaramillo F. ., Mapping the global potential of water harvesting to increase crop production from successful case studies. 6th conference of CUCS network (University Coordination for Development Cooperation) - University and international cooperation for safety, environment and sustainable development, Trento, Italy, 19-21/09/2019.

Oliveira, L.A.A., Castelli, G., Abdelli, F., Dhaou, H., Bresci, E., Ouessar, Validation of Normalized Difference Infrared Index (NDII) to estimate soil moisture in traditional olive cultivation systems, Tunisia. AIIA Mid-Term 2019 “Biosystems Engineering for sustainable agriculture, forestry, and food production” , Matera, Italy, 12-13/10/2019.

Villani, L.; Castelli, G., Hagos, E.Y.; Bresci, E. (2018) Water productivity analysis of sand dams irrigation farming in northern Ethiopia. European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019, Wien, 7 – 12/4/2019

Castelli G., Preti F., Bresci E., Remote sensing monitoring of soil moisture in terraced landscapes: application of OPTRAM methodology in Tuscany region, Italy. IDRA 2018 - XXXVI Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Ancona, Italy, 14-16/09/2018.

Guastini E., Zuecco G., Corrieri F., Errico A., Castelli G., Bresci E., Preti F., Borga M., Penna D. Hydrometeorological and topographic controls on the hydrological response of alpine nested catchments. Italy. IDRA 2018 - XXXVI Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Ancona, Italy, 14-16/09/2018.

 

Castelli G., Bresci E., Assessment of Water Harvesting impacts on water conservation by integrating Landsat 7 and CHIRPS datasets in Google Earth Engine platform. XIII Convegno Nazionale GIT-SI GIT - Società Geologica Italiana, Sarzana, Italy. 11-13/6/2018

Castelli G., Preti F., Bresci E., Remote sensing monitoring of soil water buffering in Agricultural Terraced Landscapes: an application of OPTRAM methodology in Tuscany Region, Italy. European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Wien, 9 – 12/4/2018

Guastini E., Zuecco G., Corrieri F., Errico A., Castelli G., Bresci E., Preti F., Borga M., Penna D., Hydrological response at increasing spatial scales: controls and dynamics in Alpine catchments. European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Wien, 9 – 12/4/2018

Castelli G., Laurita B., Giambastiani Y., Bresci E., Giacomin A., Preti F., Improvement of water harvesting systems for smallholder farmers’ resilience in the corridor seco region, Guatemala. V CUCS Conference – “Migrazioni, pace e sviluppo. Nuove sfide e nuovi volti per la cooperazione”: September 14 – 15, 2017 Milan – Italy.

Khazal K., Laurita B., Castelli G., Bresci E., Historical review on Water Harvesting in Jordan, 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy: “Biosystems Engineering addressing the human challenges of the 21st century” 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro. 

Castelli G., Minelli A., Tefera M.L., Bresci E., Hagos, E., Embaye T.G., Sebhatleab M., Impacts of rainwater harvesting and rainwater management on upstream – downstream agricultural ecosystem services in two catchments of Southern Tigray, Ethiopia, XXXVII CIOSTA & CIGR Section V Conference, 13 – 15 June 2017, Palermo.

 

Conference talks and seminars

Tucci, G., Parisi, E. I., Castelli, G., Errico, A., Corongiu, M., Sona, G., … & Preti, F. (2019). Multi-Sensor UAV Application for Thermal Analysis on a Dry-Stone Terraced Vineyard in Rural Tuscany Landscape FULL TALK. AIIA Mid-Term 2019 “Biosystems Engineering for sustainable agriculture, forestry, and food production” , Matera, Italy, 12-13/10/2019.

Castelli, G., Bresci, E., Sambalino, F. & Van Steenbergen, F. (2019) Managing microclimates in agroecosystems: building local resilience with a global perspective. FULL TALK. AIIA Mid-Term 2019 “Biosystems Engineering for sustainable agriculture, forestry, and food production” , Matera, Italy, 12-13/10/2019.

Castelli, G., Castelli, F., & Bresci, E. (2019). Mesoclimate regulation induced by landscape restoration and water harvesting in agroecosystems of the horn of Africa. FULL TALK. 4th Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Program, Bern, Switzerland, 24-26/4/2019

Pacetti, T., Castelli, G., Cecconi, L.., Cinelli, B., Dugini, M., Tilli, L., Bresci, E., Caporali, E. WATER VALUES: participatory water ecosystem services assessment for watershed management. PICO Talk. FULL TALK. European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019, Wien, 7 – 12/4/2019

Certini, G., Castelli, G., Bresci, E., Calamini, G., Pierguidi, A., Villegas Paredes, L. N., & Salbitano, F. (2019). Fog collection as a strategy to sequester carbon in drylands. FULL TALK. European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019, Wien, 7 – 12/4/2019

 Castelli, G., Castelli, F., & Bresci, E. (2019). Mesoclimate regulation induced by landscape restoration and water harvesting in agroecosystems of the horn of Africa. FULL TALK. European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019, Wien, 7 – 12/4/2019

Pacetti T., Castelli G., Caporali E., Bresci E. Water Values: Participatory Water Ecosystem Services Assessment in the Arno River Basin. COWM 2018 conference - Citizen Observatories for natural hazards and Water Management, Venezia, 27-30.11.2018

Pacetti T., Castelli G., Mazzanti B., Cecconi L., Tilli L., Caporali E., Bresci E. Water Values: Participatory Water Ecosystem Services Assessment in the Arno River Basin. IDRA 2018 - XXXVI Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Ancona, Italy, 14-16/09/2018.

Castelli G., Preti F., Bresci E., Remote sensing monitoring of soil moisture in terraced landscapes: application of OPTRAM methodology in Tuscany region, Italy. IDRA 2018 - XXXVI Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Ancona, Italy, 14-16/09/2018.

Laurita B., Castelli G., Bresci E., Water harvesting and water conflicts: Review of case studies and conceptual framework. X Iberian Congress of Water Management and Planning, Coimbra, Portugal. 6-8/09/2018

Forzini E., Castelli G., Maniezzi L., Salbitano F., Bresci E. Fog and forest landscape restoration interactions by testing Google Earth Engine analysis in hyper-arid areas of South Peru. AIT 2018 – Italian Society of Remote Sensing IX Conference, Firenze, Italy. 4 – 6 July 2018

Foderi C., Castelli G., Bresci E., Salbitano F. Back to the future of land cover and sustainability. Historical land cover analysis in remote Bolivian areas with Google. AIT 2018 – Italian Society of Remote Sensing IX Conference, Firenze, Italy. 4 – 6 July 2018

Castelli G., Pacetti T., Mazzanti B., Cecconi L., Tilli L., Caporali E., Bresci E. Water Values: Participatory Water Ecosystem Services Assessment in the Arno River Basin. XIII Convegno Nazionale GIT-SI GIT - Società Geologica Italiana, Sarzana, Italy. 11-13/6/2018

Foderi C., Castelli G., Bresci E., Salbitano F. Looking through the cloud: Google Earth Engine application for Historical land cover change analysis in Bolivian remote areas. XIII Convegno Nazionale GIT-SI GIT - Società Geologica Italiana, Sarzana, Italy. 11-13/6/2018

Castelli, G., Pacetti, T., Foderi, C., Castro Magnani, M., Kempff, Y., Caporali, E., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Bresci, E., Salbitano, F., Towards Landscape Ecohydrology: linking historical landscape patterns and ecosystem services provision in Bolivian sub-Andean region. PICO Presentation. European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Wien, 9 – 12/4/2018

Salbitano, F., Castelli, G., Foderi, C., Kempff, Y., Bresci, E., Guzman, B. H., Ossoli, L., Bustos, S. AGUACRUZ: Water, Landscape, and Cities. Hydrological and landscape ecology modelling for the green and blue future of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), IUFRO 8.01.02 Landscape Ecology Conference 2017 - The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services. 24 - 29 September 2017, Halle (Saale), Germany.

Castelli G., Wiegant D., Sambalino F., Bresci E., van Steenbergen F. Managing Microclimates: building global resilience with a local perspective, Resilience 2017 – Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability: August 20- 23, 2017, Stockholm - Sweden

Laurita B., Castelli G., Khazal K., Bresci E., Identifying suitable sites for underground dams using GIS: a case study in North-East Brazil, 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy: “Biosystems Engineering addressing the human challenges of the 21st century” 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy.

Khazal K., Laurita B., Castelli G., Bresci E., Rainwater harvesting monitoring through Remote Sensing in Jordan, 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy: “Biosystems Engineering addressing the human challenges of the 21st century” 11th International AIIA Conference: July 5-8, 2017 Bari – Italy. 

Kempff, Y., Salbitano, F., Castelli, G., Foderi, C., Bresci, E., Hinojosa Guzman, B., Ossoli, L., Agua, Bosques, Ciudades. El proyecto AGUACRUZ de modelizacion hidrológica y de paisaje con infraestructura verde para el futuro de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), FAO Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Urban Forestry, Arboriculture and Landscaping, 7 June 2017 - 9 June 2017, Lima, Peru.

Castelli, G., Bresci, E, Participatory Rural Appraisal for diagnostic analysis of spate irrigation systems, AIIA 2015 International Mid-Term Conference (2015), Napoli, Italy.

Correggiari, M., Castelli, G., Bresci, E., & Salbitano, F., Fog Collection in the Atacama Desert, an alternative technology for water management and local development: case studies and translation prospects, ILDAC 2015 - INTEGRATED LAND AND WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN THE DRY AREAS UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE (2015), Djerba Island – Tunisia.

 

Thesis

Effect of rainfall on pregnancy rates of female red deer (Cervus elaphus L., 1758) in Northern Apennine, Italy, Carmen Casella, MSc in Wildlife Sciences and management

Integrating UAV and satellite data to assess the effects of agroforestry on microclimate in Dodoma region, Tanzania, Lorenzo Villani, 2019, MSc in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development

Integrated environmental analysis of Valles Interandinos Region (Bolivia), Francesco Cantini, 2019, MSc in Forestry

A new methodology for monitoring woods with remote sensing: the study of an experimental afforestation in Peru by analyzing NDVI time series, Eleonora Forzini, 2018, BSc in Forestry

Paisajes de neblina - conservación del ecosistema de las lomas de Atiquipa mediante la captación de agua de neblina bajo una gestión comunal y manejo sostenible de los recursos, Karina Fiorella Gutiérrez Allccaco, 2017, MSc in Landscape Architecture

DROUGHT RISK ASSESSMENT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE PREPAREDNESS USING REMOTE SENSING AND GIS: A CASE STUDY OF LOWER NYANDO RIVER BASIN, Dorrant Odhiambo Juma, 2017

Impact of rain water management and soil and water conservation interventions on the hydrology of Flood Based Farming system - a case in Guguf Sub –Watershed in RayaValley, Tigray (Ethiopia), Meron Lakew Tefera, 2017

Impacts of rainwater harvesting and rainwater management on upstream – downstream agricultural ecosystem services in two catchments of Southern Tigray, Ethiopia, Andrea Minelli, 2017

Integration of GIS techniques with local knowledge in selection of suitable sites for sand dam construction: a case study of Kitui east sub-county, Kenya, Samuel Mburu, 2016.

Identifying suitable sites for underground dams using GIS technology: a case study in North-East Brazil, Beatrice Laurita, 2016.

Participatory Approach for Improvements in Spate Irrigation Systems, Giulio Castelli, 2014.

 

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