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Dr Feliciana Licciardello

Soil Erosion

University of Catania

Dr Feliciana Licciardello is a Researcher at the University of Catania, Italy. She qualified as an Associate Professor in 2014, having acquired a PhD in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Catania in 2004. She acquired her English language certification Level B2 (pass with merit) in 2017.

She is the author or co-author of about 56 papers (14 SCI-publications, h-index 7, over 113 citations, 25 co-authors), and has reviewed more than 35 papers published in international journals and book chapters. She has been part of the editorial board of the International Soil and Water Conservation Research journal since 2017.

Feliciana has worked on several national and international projects related to soil erosion (modelling of erosion processes; sedimentation in artificial reservoirs; bioengineering techniques); soil hydrology and eco-hydrology; characterization of soil physical and hydraulic properties; and wastewater reclamation and reuse in agricultural contexts (effects on soil and on crops irrigated with wastewater, effects on irrigation equipment).

She has previously worked as a Research Assistant and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Physical and Regional Geography Research Group at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, between 2005 and 2006, during which her main activity was the modelling of soil erosion. She is responsible for the Italian team of the project Mediterranean Agricultural Soils Conservation under Global Change – MASCC (ERANET ARIMNET). She has several research collaborations with SWRC-USDA-ARS, Tucson, USA; NSL-USDA-ARS, Oxford, USA; Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven; IAS-CSIC, Cordoba, Spain; the Spatial Sciences Laboratory, Texas A&M University, USA; and INRA Montpellier, France.

Feliciana is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and the European Society for Soil Conservation. She has been a Professor in charge since 2003, giving lectures within the main courses of the Agricultural Faculty of Catania for a total of 79 CFU. She was a member of several PhD commissions at Valencia University and Cordoba University, Spain.