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Dr. Alessio Rovere

Name: Dr. Alessio Rovere
Abteilung: MARUM & ZMT
Funktionen: Junior research Group leader
Group 'Sea Level and Coastal Changes'
Raum:Marum Pavillion 1110

Telefon:

0421 218 - 65771
E-Mail: arovere@marum.de

Research interests

I am a field geologist who uses GPS and GIS technologies to understand past sea level changes. In my research, I collaborate with Earth modelers to understand the role of isostatic and tectonic (e.g. dynamic topography) processes that cause post-depositional displacement of the sea level markers observed in the field. I have also a broader interest in the application of new field techniques and GIS analyses to investigate environmental issues, such as habitat mapping or coastal erosion and extreme wave events.
My research focuses on past interglacials. These periods are of particular interest for the scientific community (and society at large) as they provide us with natural experiments involving a climate system as warm or slightly warmer than today. Of particular interest is the degree to which relatively small perturbations to climate variables such as atmospheric temperature, solar heating (insolation), or CO2 can lead to polar ice volume and sea level changes. The main question driving my research is:
How can we improve our understanding of past eustatic sea level changes?
I also work in coastal areas to gather rates and causes of coastal changes at different time scales in order to understand the sensitivity of different areas to coastal erosion, or to extreme wave events.

I am the junior group leader of the group 'Sea Level and Coastal Changes'. The group has a twofold aim. First, it aims to investigate past interglacials, moments when the earth was warmer than today, in order to gather the elevation of former sea levels and, ultimately, polar ice sheets sensitivity to warmer climates.
Second, the group investigates rates and causes of coastal changes at different time scales in order to understand the sensitivity of different areas to coastal erosion, or to extreme wave events.

Last Interglacial deposits in the island of Pianosa, Italy. Alessio Rovere started his career on sea level and coastal changes working in the Mediterranean sea.