Santini Monia

She is the Director of the CMCC Division Impacts on Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services (IAFES), coordinating the research group in Viterbo.

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 13 years, she is involved in CMCC scientific and project management activities and, as researcher of the IAFES Division, 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


  • Datasets and approaches for the estimation of rainfall erosivity over Italy: A comprehensive comparison study and a new method
  • Future rainfall scenarios for the assessment of water availability in Italy
  • A new global dataset of bioclimatic indicators
  • An Innovative Tool for the Management of the Surface Drinking Water Resources at European Level: GOWARE—Transnational Guide Towards an Optimal WAter REgime
  • Climate Change and Geographic Ranges: The Implications for Russian Forests
  • Evaluation of Freshwater Flow From Rivers to the Sea in CMIP5 Simulations: Insights From the Congo River Basin
  • Modelling climate change impacts on nutrients and primary production in coastal waters
  • ASPHAA: A GIS‐Based Algorithm to Calculate Cell Area on a Latitude‐Longitude (Geographic) Regular Grid
  • Variability and quasi-decadal changes in the methane budget over the period 2000–2012
  • Impacts of past and future land changes on landslides in southern Italy

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