Carlo Giupponi is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Director of the Interdepartmental Centre VICCS (Venice Centre for Climate Studies) of the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari (Italy). Before, he worked at faculties of agricultural sciences, serving as assistant professor at the University of Padova and as associate professor at University of Milan “Statale” in 2002. He was visiting scholar at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Remote Sensing Research Unit, in 1988, 1990 and 1996, and is currently involved in collaborations with several universities in Europe and elsewhere.
Since the second half of 1980’s his research activity focuses on sustainability science, valuation methods, the integrated assessment and management of natural resources, with main focus on water and agriculture, local to regional scales, and the interactions with global change drivers (climatic and socio-economic ones). The socio-ecosystems is the preferred analysis unit of human-nature spatial-temporal dynamics. Most of filed activities are in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, but also in Asia and elsewhere.
The most relevant original methodological contributions were provided in the field of disciplinary integration, by developing methods and tools adopting participatory techniques, system dynamics and spatial analysis as means for integrated assessment and decision support.
Recent and current responsibilities of European and national research projects are the fields of climate change adaptation, integrated natural hazards, vulnerability and risk assessment, water management, agri-environmental policy and water pollution. Recent collaborations and consultancies include institutions such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation, Intergovernmental Panel For Climate Change, World Bank, WWF. In Italy he cooperates with the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC), Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and other research centres and public administrations.
Teaching activities are at graduate and undergraduate level on the following topics: Natural Resources Management and Climate Change; Economics of the Environment; Spatial Analysis and Modelling; Sustainability Science and Assessment.
He has co-authored more than 250 scientific and professional papers, and developed several modelling and decision support frameworks and tools in the field of natural resources management, in particular NetSyMod and mDSS (http://www.netsymod.eu/mdss/). Recent responsibilities include: Editor in chief of the Italian Journal of Agronomy, and member of the Board of Directors of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), coordinator of the PhD Programme on Climate Change Science and Management, Director of the Interuniversity Doctoral School “ChangeS” (Global Change Science and Policy), coordinator of the project for the establishment of the Ca’ Foscari School for the Sustainability of Environmental and Tourism Systems, rector’s delegate for the Development of European research projects. Current responsibilities include the editorial board of Environmental Modelling and Software (Elsevier), the editorial board of “Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Climate Studies”, the council of the Global Climate Forum (Process leader: Participatory Methods), rector’s delegate for Cooperation and development.