Dr. Danilo Godone

Turin University, Italy

Danilo Godone holds a PhD in “Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences”, doctorate’s topic was cryosphere’s phenomena monitoring by geomatic methodologies. Currently he is a PostDoc grant holder, at Turin University, studying geomatic contribution in land management and analysis. His main research interests are, however, landslide, glacier and, more generally, natural disasters monitoring. During his activities he has developed skills in GIS, also by developing customised tools by Visual Basic programming, and land surveying with GPS or Laser Scanners. He is a member of NATRISK - Research Centre on Natural Risks in Mountain and Hilly Environments, in the same University. He acts as a freelance consultant, in the same topics, for other research bodies, training agencies and professionals, too.

Experience

Education

  • 1989 – 1994

    Senior high school specializing in science education, Turin

  • 1994 - 2001

    Agriculture, University of Turin, Grugliasco

    DEIAFA

  • 2005 – 2008

    Agriculture, University of Turin, Turin

    DEIAFA

Edited Books

  • Soil Erosion Issues in Agriculture

    The book deals with several aspects of soil erosion, focusing on its connection with the agricultural world. Chapters' topics are various, ranging from irrigation practices to soil nutrient, land use changes or tillage methodologies. The book is subdivided into fourteen chapters, sorted in four sections, grouping different facets of the topic: introductive case studies, erosion management in vineyards, soil erosion issue in dry environments, and erosion control practices. Certainly, due to the extent of the subject, the book is not a comprehensive collection of soil erosion studies, but it aims to supply a sound set of scientific works, concerning the topic. It analyzes different facets of the issue, with various methodologies, and offers a wide series of case studies, solutions, practices, or suggestions to properly face soil erosion and, moreover, may provide new ideas and starting points for future researches.

  • Soil Erosion Studies

    Soil erosion affects a large part of the Earth surface, and accelerated soil erosion is recognized as one of the main soil threats, compromising soil productive and protective functions. The land management in areas affected by soil erosion is a relevant issue for landscape and ecosystems preservation. In this book we collected a series of papers on erosion, not focusing on agronomic implications, but on a variety of other relevant aspects of the erosion phenomena. The book is divided into three sections: i) various implications of land management in arid and semiarid ecosystems, ii) erosion modeling and experimental studies; iii) other applications (e.g. geoscience, engineering). The book covers a wide range of erosion-related themes from a variety of points of view (assessment, modeling, mitigation, best practices etc.).

  • Research on Soil Erosion

    Soil loss for erosion is a natural phenomenon in soil dynamics, influenced by climate, soil intrinsic properties, and morphology, that can both trigger and enhance the process. Anthropic activities, like inappropriate agricultural practices, deforestation, overgrazing, forest fires and construction activities, may exert a remarkable impact on erosion processes or, on the other hand, contribute to soil erosion mitigation through a sustainable management of natural resources. The book is the continuation of previously published "Soil Erosion Studies"; it is organized in a unique section collecting nine chapters focusing on a variety of aspects of the erosion phenomena.

Publications