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Tosi Luigi

Tosi Luigi

Research Scientist.
Laurea degree in Geological Sciences, 1991, University of Padova.
Research fellow holder on Applied and Environmental Coastal Geology, 1992-1994, ISDGM-CNR.
Guest Investigator at the Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution, in 2000.

ISMAR Istituto di Scienze Marine-Arsenale - Tesa 104, Castello 2737/F, 30122 Venezia

Phone +39 041 2407949


He has carried out researches for more than 17 years in Applied and Environmental Coastal Geology. His main research theme is hydro-morpho-geological processes in coastal areas with emphasis on land subsidence, both natural and human-induced, and salt water intrusion. Additional interests in: Late Quaternary geology and understanding the human-induced impact on coastal and marine environments during the Holocene, and in particular the Anthropocene. His main field work area is the Northern Adriatic coast. Others study areas are in China, Argentina, Perù and Spain.

  • Responsible for 20 scientific projects within more than 40 research participations, e.g. ISES, CARG, BRENTA, IRMA, INLET, CORILA3.16, INTE, ERA, INLET-NET, SHALLOWS.
  • Director of the “Venezia” and “Chioggia-Malamocco” Geologic Sheets in the framework the Italian Geologic Cartographic Project (CARG).
  • PI within the TerraSAR-X research (German Aerospace Center - DLR): Assessing vertical movements of natural tidal landforms and anthropogenic structures at the Venice Lagoon inlets.
  • PI within the COSMO-SkyMed AO (Italian Space Agency - ASI): Land movements in the Venice Lagoon: measuring the natural/regional and anthropogenic/local components by SAR Interferometric Point Target Analysis (IPTA) Project.
  • Responsible for geologic studies on the coastal area of Trujillo within the 2007-2011 Scientific collaboration agreement between the Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR, Venice), the Antenor Orrego University (Trujillo, Perù) and the National University of La Plata (La Plata, Argentina).
  • 2008-2010 S&T Bilateral Agreement between the National Research Council and the Chinese Academy of Sciences: Responsible for the “An integrated monitoring and management approach of hydrologic processes in coastal ecosystems for understanding the relationship between continental and marine waters in Yantai (China) and in Venice (North Adriatic Sea, Italy) areas” Project.

He wrote about 200 scientific publications (30 papers in ISI journals).

  • Viezzoli, A., Tosi, L., Teatini, P., Silvestri, S., 2009. Surface water-groundwater exchange in transitional coastal environments by airborne electromagnetics: the Venice Lagoon example. Geophysical Research Letters, in press
  • Carbognin, L., Teatini, P., Tomasin, A., Tosi, L., 2009. Global change and relative sea level rise at Venice: what impact in term of flooding. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-009-0617-5.
  • Gambolati, G., Teatini, P., Ferronato, M., Strozzi, T., Tosi, L., Putti, M., 2009. On the uniformity of anthropogenic Venice uplift. Terra Nova, 21, 469-473.
  • De Franco, R., Biella, G., Tosi, L., Teatini, P., Lozej, A., Chiozzotto, B., Giada, M., Rizzetto, F., Claude, C., Mayer, A., Bassan, V., Gasparetto-Stori, G., 2009. Monitoring the saltwater intrusion by time lapse electrical resistivity tomography: The Chioggia test site (Venice Lagoon, Italy). Journal of Applied Geophysics, 69, 117-130.
  • Tosi, L., Teatini, P., Carbognin, L., Brancolini, G., 2009. Using high resolution data to reveal depth-dependent mechanisms that drive land subsidence: The Venice coast, Italy, Tectonophysics, 474(1-2), 271-284.
  • Strozzi, T., Teatini, P., Tosi, L., 2009. TerraSAR-X reveals the impact of the mobile barrier works on the Venice coastal stability, Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 2682–2688.
  • Tosi, L., Rizzetto, F., Zecchin, M., Brancolini, G., Baradello, L., 2009. Morphostratigraphic framework of the Venice Lagoon (Italy) by very shallow water VHRS surveys: Evidence of radical changes triggered by human-induced river diversion, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L09406.
  • Zecchin, M., Brancolini, G., Tosi, L., Rizzetto, F., Caffau M., Baradello, L., 2009. Anatomy of the Holocene succession of the southern Venice Lagoon revealed by very high resolution seismic data. Continental Shelf Research, 29(10), 1343-1359.
  • Rizzetto, F., Tosi, L., Zecchin, M., Brancolini, G., Baradello, L. and Tang, C., 2009. Ancient geomorphological features in shallows of the Venice Lagoon (Italy). Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56, 752- 756.
  • Donda, F., Brancolini, G., Tosi, L., Kovacevic, V., Baradello, L., Gacic, M., Rizzetto, F., 2008. The ebb-tidal delta of the Venice Lagoon, Italy. The Holocene, 18(2), 267-278.
  • Zecchin, M., Baradello, L., Brancolini G., Donda, F., Rizzetto, F., Tosi, L., 2008, Sequence stratigraphy based on high resolution seismic profiles in the late Pleistocene and Holocene deposits of the Venice area. Marine Geology, 253, 185–198.
  • Teatini, P., Strozzi, T., Tosi, L., Wegmüller, U., Werner, C., Carbognin, L., 2007. Assessing short- and long-time displacements in the Venice coastland by synthetic aperture radar interferometric point target analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, F01012.
  • Canali, G., Capraro, L., Donnici, S., Rizetto, F., Serandrei Barbero, R., Tosi, L., 2007. Vegetational and environmental changes in the eastern Venetian coastal plain (Northern Italy) over the past 80,000 years. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 253, 300-316.
  • Tosi, L., Teatini P., Carbognin L., Frankenfield J., 2007. A new project to monitor land subsidence in the northern Venice coastland (Italy). Environmental Geology 52(5), 889-898.
  • Pousa, J., Tosi, L. , Kruse, E., Guaraglia, D., Bonardi, M. , Mazzoldi, A., Rizzetto, F., Schnack, E., 2007, “Coastal processes and environmental hazards: The Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Venetian (Italy) littorals”, Environmental Geology 51, 1307–1316.
  • Bonardi, M., Ravagnan, G., Morucchio, C., Tosi, L., Almeida, P., De Sanctis, S., 2006. Environmental recovery of coastal areas: the bio-remediation study case of the industrial harbour of Marghera, Venice, Italy. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 39, 1044-1048.
  • Bonardi, M., Tosi, L., Rizzetto,F., Brancolini, G., Baradello, L., 2006. Effects of Climate Changes on the Upper Pleistocene and Holocene Sediment of the Venice Lagoon, Italy. Journal of Coastal Research, SI39, 279-284.
  • Teatini, P., Tosi, L., Strozzi, T., Carbognin, L., Wegmüller, U., Rizzetto, F., 2005. Mapping regional land displacements in the Venice coastland by an integrated monitoring system. Remote Sensing of Environment, 98, 403-413.
  • Gambolati, G., Putti, M., Teatini, P., Camporese, M., Ferraris, S., Gasparetto-Stori, G., Nicoletti, V., Rizzetto, F., Silvestri, S., Tosi, L., 2005. Peatland Oxidation Enhances Subsidence in the Venice Watershed. EOS-Transactions American Geopsysical Union, 23(86) 217-220.
  • Carbognin, L., P. Teatini & L. Tosi, 2004, Eustasy and land subsidence in the Venice Lagoon at the beginning of the new millennium. Journal of Marine Systems, 51, 345-353.
  • Brambati, A., Carbognin L., Quaia, T., Teatini, P., Tosi, L., 2003. The Lagoon of Venice: geological setting, evolution and land subsidence. Episodes, 26(3), 264-268.
  • Tosi, L., Carbognin, L., Teatini, P., Strozzi T., Wegmüller, U., 2002, Evidences of the present relative land stability of Venice, Italy, from land, sea, and space observations. Geophysical Research Letters 29(13).
  • Carbognin, L., Tosi, L., 2002. Interaction between Climate Changes, Eustacy and Land Subsidence in the North Adriatic Region, Italy. Marine Ecology, 23(1), 38-50.
  • Strozzi, T., Wegmüller, U., Tosi, L, Bitelli, G., Spreckels, V., 2001. Land Subsidence Monitoring with Differential SAR Interferometry. Photogrammetric Engineering e Remote Sensing, 67(11), 1261-1270.
  • Galgaro, A., Finzi, E., Tosi, L., 2000, An experiment on a sand-dune environment in Southern Venetian coast based on GPR, VES and documentary evidence. Annals of Geophysics, 43(2), 289-295.
  • Perin, G., Bonardi, M., Fabris, R., Simoncini, B., Manente,  S., Tosi L., Scotto, S, 1997, Heavy metal pollution in central Venice Lagoon bottom sediments: evaluation of the metal bioavailability by geochemical speciation procedure. Environmental Technology, 18(6), 593-604.
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