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Luca Mao

Associate Professor
Agronomy and Forestry Engineering
Pontifical Catholic University


Luca Mao is an associate professor in the department of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. His research interests are  River geomorphology , hydrology , watershed management. He gained his Ph.D. in Environmental Watershed Management, University of Padua (Italy) and Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), M.Sc. in Forest and Environmental Sciences, University of Padua (Italy), Bc.S Ciencias Forestales y Ambientales, Universidad de Padua, Italia.

Research Interest

 River geomorphology , hydrology , watershed management


  • Kaless, G., Mao L, Moretto, J., Picco, L., Lenzi, M. 2015. The response of a gravel-bed river planform configuration to flow variations and bed reworking: a modelling study. Hydrological Processes. 29(17):3812-3828

  • Ravazzolo, D., Mao, L., Picco L., Sitzia, T., Lenzi, M.A. 2015. Geomorphic effects of wood quantity and characteristics in three Italian gravel-bed rivers. Geomorphology 246:79-89.

  • Ulloa H, Iroume A, Mao L, Andreoli A, Diez S, Lara LE. 2015. Use of Remote Imagery to Analyse Changes in Morphology and Longitudinal Large Wood Distribution in the Blanco River After the 2008 Chaitén Volcanic Eruption, Southern Chile. Geografiska Annaler Series A:Physical Geography 97(3):523-541.

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