H25A. Hydrology Plenary Session

Impact of Hydrologic Variability on Ecosystem Dynamics and the Sustainable Use of Soil and Water Resources

Tuesday, 14 May, 6:15 P.M.

 Gran Cancun 1

Amilcare Porporato earned a M.S. (cum laude) and Ph.D. from the Polytechnic of Turin and is currently Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Duke University. Porporato received the Arturo Parisatti International Prize, the Professor Senol Utku’ Award, and the Earl Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. He was the first Landolt & Cie Visiting Chair at The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and he received a Lagrange fellowship from Turin ISI. In 2012, he was elected an AGU fellow. Porporato has been editor of Water Resources Research, and he is editor for Hydrological Processes. He serves on the editorial board of Advances in Water Resources and the Hydrologic Science Journal. His main research interests consist of nonlinear and stochastic dynamical systems, hydrometeorology and soil-atmosphere interaction, soil moisture and plant dynamics, soil biogeochemistry, and ecohydrology. Porporato is author of more than 140 peer-reviewed papers. He is also co-author of the book “Ecohydrology of water controlled ecosystems” (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and the editor of the book “Dryland Ecohydrology” (Springer, 2005).