Santini Monia

She holds a master’s degree in Geological Sciences from the “Sapienza” University of Rome, a PhD in Forest Ecology at University of Tuscia in Viterbo (IT) and a Post-University Master on “General and Applied Geophysics” at INGV/University of Pisa.

Since more than 10 years, she is involved in CMCC scientific and project management activities and, as researcher of the Division on Impacts on Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services (IAFES), she is expert on GIS-based water cycle and land use change evaluations under climate change and variability, including indicators of slow-onset extreme episodes like hydrological droughts and various attributes of low inflow periods. Through these tools, she deals with the quantification of feedbacks between climate and terrestrial ecosystem components due to water, soil and plants interactions, with focus on impacts on water resources. She has also extensive expertise on GIS-based algorithms and tools related to terrain analysis procedures, essential for a robust hydrological modeling.

Look at the full list of publications


  • Evaluation of Freshwater Flow From Rivers to the Sea in CMIP5 Simulations: Insights From the Congo River Basin
  • ASPHAA: A GIS‐Based Algorithm to Calculate Cell Area on a Latitude‐Longitude (Geographic) Regular Grid
  • Pre-processing algorithms and landslide modelling on remotely sensed DEMs
  • Changes in the world rivers’ discharge projected from an updated high resolution dataset of current and future climate zones
  • Climate projection ensemble as support to water management and irrigation in Nigeria
  • Climate change impacts on vegetation and water cycle in the Euro-Mediterranean region, studied by a likelihood approach
  • A multi-component GIS framework for desertification risk assessment by an integrated index
  • Predicting hot-spots of land use changes in Italy by ensemble forecasting

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