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|Canada-Italy Arctic Science Workshop|
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An Interview by Alberto Di Mauro
GABRIELE VILLARINI, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa.
Recently Science has published an interesting article by Dr. Gabriele Villarini on hurricanes. In this interview he talks about his interest in the topic of extreme events and climate changes.
He stresses that in his ongoing work on flooding, he has to take in account not only climate factors . A number of anthropogenic modifications, can play a major role, such as urbanization, construction of dams and changes in agricultural practices.
Talking about the differences between Italy and North America in the educational and making carrier systems on his opinion in Italy we have a more broad theoretical perspective on a number of different issues rather than a strong applied focus, while in the States depth and breadth of the research make the work more rewarding.
“I am particularly interested in the
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