Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Bari Aldo Moro
Mario Parise is professor in engineering geology at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy. From 1999 to 2016, he was first researcher at the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (National Research Council of Italy). His main interests are the geological and geomorphological analysis of slope movements, the influence of weathering in the predisposition to landslides, debris flows and erosional processes in areas recently affected by wildfires, support to civil protection actions for monitoring natural and man-made hazards and for disaster risk management, evaluation of natural and anthropogenic hazards in karst, analysis of sinkholes and their effect on the human environment. He was scientific responsible of several projects, both at the national and international levels, dealing with karst and sinkhole analysis and assessment, and of several projects with the National Department of Civil Protection. He co-edited two books published by the Geological Society of London, on “Natural and anthropogenic hazards in karst” and “Weathering and slope movements”. He has been organizer of several international congresses and sessions about karst hazards, weathering and slope movements, sinkholes, and speleology in artificial cavities. He is author or co-author of about 100 papers on peer reviewed journals.