09.2018-Present Post-Doc Researcher at Uni-Potsdam (DFG grant no. 399435624)
02.2017-05.2017 Post-Doc Researcher at Uni-Potsdam
11.2014-01.2017 Alexander von Humboldt Fellower (Post-doctoral researcher); University of Potsdam
11.2016 Visiting Lecturer at University of Florence, Italy (with the program ERASMUS+)
10.2015-12.2015 Visiting Researcher at SAFL, University of Minnesota, USA
05.2014-10.2014 Swiss National Science Foundation Andvanced PostDoc Fellowship; Potsdam University
05.2013-04.2014 Swiss National Science Foundation Early PostDoc Fellowship; Potsdam University
05.2009-02.2013 Ph.D., Bern University, Switzerland
04.2008-09.2008 Post graduated Fellowship, CNR-IDPA, Milan University (Bicocca), Italy
09.2004-11.2007 M.sc. in Geology, Milan University, Italy
03.2006-06.2006 CONACYT undergraduated Fellowship, Univesidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
09.2001-12.2004 B.sc in Geological Science, Milan University, Italy
I am actually working in the field of applied geomorphology and my main research interests focus on landscape evolution of mountain environments. In particular, my research focuses on the influence of climate and climatic changes on surface processes (sediment supply and sediment transfer) and natural hazards (mainly debris flows and rock falls). I am mainly interested in the understanding of how the modern global warming is affecting sediment dynamics and the evolution of our mountains, for a correct and sustainable management of alpine environments. My research includes morpho-tectonic evolution of mountains and volcanoes, and processes such as landslides and debris-flows. I have experience with field work and data collection, GIS, cosmogenic nuclides, dendrochronology, photogrammetric and remote sensing techniques. I also have experience with physical modeling and the analysis of environmental data.
Here at the University of Potsdam, I am part of the teaching group for the course "Geowissenschaft I and II" (Geology I and II) for Bachelor Student, and I am assistant in the Excursion in Southern France on "Deformation of sedimentary rocks, mapping and profiling".
In November 2016, I got the certificate "International Teaching Professionals", for teaching in English at high educational level.
Please, don't hesitate to contact me for .pdf copies of the papers.
Savi, S., Buter, A., Heckmann, T., Theule, J., Mao, L. and Comiti, F. (in print), Multi-Temporal Analysis of Morphological Changes in an Alpine Proglacial Area and Their Effect on Sediment Transfer. CATENA, ISSN 0341-8162. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4125929 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4125929
Coviello V., Vignoli G., Simoni S., Bertoldi W., Engel M., Buter A., Marchetti G., Andreoli A., Savi S., Comiti F. (2022). Bedload fluxes in a glacier-fed river at multiple temporal scales. Water Resources Research, 58 (10); DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/2021WR031873
Buter A., Heckmann T., Filisetti L., Savi S., Mao L., Gems B., Comiti F. (2022). Effects of catchment characteristics and hydro-meteorological scenarios on sediment connectivity in glacierised catchments. Geomorphology 402, 108128, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2022.108128
Savi S., Dinale R., and Comiti F. (2021). The Sulden/Solda glacier (Eastern Italian Alps): fluctuations, dynamics, and topographic control over the last 200 years. Geogr. Fis. Dinam. Quat. 44, 15-30, DOI 10.4461/GFDQ.2021.44
Savi S., Comiti F., and Strecker M.R. (2021). Pronounced increase in slope instability linked to global warming: a case study from the Eastern European Alps. ESPL, 2021, 1-20; DOI: 10.1002/esp.5100
Savi S., Tofelde S., Wickert A., Bufe A., Schildgen T., and Strecker M.R. (2020). Interactions between main channels and tributary alluvial fans: channel adjustments and sediment-signal propagation. Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 303–322, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-303-2020.
Tofelde, S., Savi, S., Wickert, A. D., Bufe, A., and Schildgen, T. F. (2019). Alluvial channel response to environmental perturbations: fill-terrace formation and sediment-signal disruption, Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 609–631, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-609-2019.
Tofelde S., Schildgen T.F., Savi S., Pingel H., Wickert A.D., Bookhagen B., Wittmann H., Alonso R.A., Cottle J., and Strecker M.R. (2017). 100 kyr fluvial cut-and-fill terrace cycles since the Middle Pleistocene in the southern Central Andes, NW Argentina. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 473, 141–153.
Savi, S., T. F. Schildgen, S. Tofelde, H. Wittmann, D. Scherler, J. Mey, R. N. Alonso, and M. R. Strecker (2016), Climatic controls on debris-flow activity and sediment aggradation: The Del Medio fan, NW Argentina, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JF003912.
Schildgen T.F., Robinson R.A.J., Savi S., Phillips W.M., Spencer J.Q.G., Bookhagen B., Scherler D., Tofelde S., Alonso R.N., Kubik P.W., Binnie S.A., Strecker M.R. (2016). Landscape response to late Pleistocene climate change in NW Argentina: Sediment flux modulated by basin geometry and connectivity, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 121, doi:10.1002/2015JF003607.
Savi S., Delunel R., Schlunegger F., (2015). Efficiency of frost-cracking processes through space and time: An example from the eastern Italian Alps. Geomorphology, 01/2015; 232; DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.01.009
Savi S., Norton K.P., Delunel R., Akçar N., Picotti V., Brardinoni F., Kubik P.W, Schlunegger F., (2014). Quantifying sediment supply at the end of the last glaciation: Dynamic reconstruction of an alpine debris-flow fan. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126 no. 5-6 p. 773-790; doi: 10.1130/B30849.1.
Full download from bulletin.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/content/full/126/5-6/773.
Savi S., Norton K.P., Picotti V., Brardinoni F., Akçar N., Kubik P.W., Delunel R., Schlunegger F. (2014). Effects of sediment mixing on 10Be concentrations in the Zielbach catchment, central-eastern Italian Alps. Quaternary Geochronlogy, 19, 148-162. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2013.01.006
Savi S. (2013). Sediment supply dynamics through space and time: a multi-approach analysis of transient landscapes. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Savi S., Schneuwly-Bollschweiler M., Bommer-Denns B., Stoffel M., Schlunegger F. (2013). Geomorphic coupling between hillslopes and channels in the Swiss Alps. ESPL, Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 38, 959–969 (2013). DOI: 10.1002/esp.3342
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