Intertidal Bio-Geomorphic Patterns and the History of the Lagoon of Venice

February 3, 2012

LSRC D106

12:00-1:00pm

Marco Marani

The Venice lagoon is a natural lab for which long-term observations exist, documenting changes in geomorphological and ecological structures in response to climatic and anthropogenic forcings. I will briefly review the environmental changes documented over several centuries in the Venice lagoon through maps and documents, discussing the controlling processes and showing how remote sensing and mathematical modelling can help us extract process characteristics from patterns.