Mr. Francesco Comiti is an associate professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Faculty of Science and Technology (Italy) since 2015, where he teaches rural hydrology and hydraulics, management of mountain rivers and mitigation of natural risks. From 2009 to 2014 he was assistant professor at the same University. Comiti obtained his PhD at the University of Padova (Italy) in 2004 where then he has worked as post-doc fellow, and in 2007 he was Fulbright Visiting Researcher at the Colorado State University. His research interests include sediment transport in mountain rivers, fluvial morphology and river restoration, in-channel wood dynamics, debris flows monitoring, and hydrology of high elevation catchments. He is associated editor for “Water Resources Research” since 2012, member of the Editorial board of “Geomorphology” since 2015, and reviews for several international journals.
Title of presentation: Hydropower Impacts on River Systems: The Hydromorphological Approach