A multidisciplinary approach for a global view on climate change

University of Calabria, 14 May


Welcome addresses

Prof. Giovanni Latorre, Rector of University of Calabria

Prof. Pasquale Versace, Italian Hydrological Society

Prof. Girolamo Giordano, Head of Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering


Prof. Giuseppe Mendicino

University of Calabria, Italy

Introduction to the workshop


Prof. Vincenzo Carbone

University of Calabria, Italy

Sun-Earth relationships and climate change


Dr. Jan Pokorný, Dr. Petra Hesslerová

ENKI, o.p.s (public benefit corporation), Czech Republic

Role of vegetation in regulating climate


Coffee break


Prof. Harald Kunstmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research IMK-IFU, University of Augsburg, Germany

Towards fully coupled modeling of the atmospheric and terrestrial regional water cycle: model approaches and options for ecohydrology


Prof. David Harper

University of Leicester, UK

Restoration of ecosystem functioning in rivers and lakes; landscape perspectives on ecohydrology




Dr. Nic Pacini

University of Calabria, Italy

Papyrus and ecosystem services


Dr. Salvatore Manfreda

University of Basilicata, Italy

Effects of climate change on water resources availability and vegetation patterns


Dr. Giuseppe Ciraolo

University of Palermo, Italy

On the role of remote sensing in agro-hydrological applications


Dr. Alfonso Senatore

University of Calabria, Italy

Measuring and modeling soil-vegetation-atmosphere interactions at different scales: applications in the Mediterranean






Multidisciplinary approach is the key for a comprehensive investigation and prediction of climate change causes and effects on ecosystems.

The workshop, promoted by Dept. of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Calabria, and supported by the Italian Hydrological Society (IHS), brings together physicists, meteorologists, geographers, ecologists and hydrologists with the aim of promoting interdisciplinary interactions on water and ecosystems (i.e. ecohydrological) related issues in the context of changing climate, with a specific focus on measuring and modeling of feedback mechanisms between the land surface, soil, vegetation and the atmosphere.

How to reach us

Featured Lamezia Terme airport (60 km South of Cosenza, on the Thyrrenian Sea). A bus service is available from airport to the bus station of Cosenza (centre of the city), at the following time table: 6:50,14:50, 19:00. From the bus station, take a bus for University. Another opportunity is to use the shuttle service “Al volo” (http://www.al-volo.net/, +39-0984-8830894)

Featured Coming from the North, get out of the train at the station of Paola and take local train to Cosenza. Get out of the train to Cosenza at Castiglione Cosentino railway station (the only train stop, 7 km before Cosenza). From the railway station, take a bus for University

Featured The best exit from free highway A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria is Cosenza Nord Rende (7 km north of Cosenza). At the exit of the freeway, University is on the left (1 km)

The workshop is held at the “University Club” Hall, in front of the library buildings, at University of Calabria, Rende (Cosenza, Italy)

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For any information please refer to:

alfonso.senatore (at) unical (dot) it

jessicapedace (at) hotmail (dot) it

Tel.: +39-0984-496614