I started publishing scientific papers in 2006, during my MSc and I continued to publish throughout the completion of my PhD (awarded in 2011) and postdoctoral studies (2012-2014). I am author of more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals (most of them ISI-indexed) and three book chapters. I have an h-index of 14 (source: Google Scholar). I am also author of several communications to conferences (~90), most of them oral contributions.

My scientific production can be retrieved here:
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  1. Rovere, A., Raymo, M.E., Vacchi, M., Lorscheid, T., Stocchi, P., Gómez-Pujol, L., Harris, D.L., Casella, E., O’Leary, M.J., Hearty, P.J., 2016. The analysis of Last Interglacial (MIS 5e) relative sea-level indicators: Reconstructing sea-level in a warmer world. Earth-Science Rev. 159, 404–427. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.06.006
  2. Rovere, A., Stocchi, P., Vacchi, M., 2016. Eustatic and Relative Sea Level Changes. Curr. Clim. Chang. Reports 2, 221–231. doi:10.1007/s40641-016-0045-7
  3. Düsterhus, A., Rovere, A., Carlson, A.E., Horton, B.P., Klemann, V., Tarasov, L., Barlow, N.L.M., Bradwell, T., Clark, J., Dutton, A., Gehrels, W.R., Hibbert, F.D., Hijma, M.P., Khan, N., Kopp, R.E., Sivan, D., Törnqvist, T.E., 2016. Palaeo-sea-level and palaeo-ice-sheet databases: problems, strategies, and perspectives. Clim. Past 12, 911–921. doi:10.5194/cp-12-911-2016
  4. Mann, T., Rovere, A., Schöne, T., Klicpera, A., Stocchi, P., Lukman, M., Westphal, H., 2016. The magnitude of a mid-Holocene sea-level highstand in the Strait of Makassar. Geomorphology 257, 155–163. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.12.023
  5. Casella, E., Rovere, A., Pedroncini, A., Stark, C.P., Casella, M., Ferrari, M., Firpo, M., 2016. Drones as tools for monitoring beach topography changes in the Ligurian Sea (NW Mediterranean). Geo-Marine Lett. 36, 151–163. doi:10.1007/s00367-016-0435-9
  6. Casella, E., Collin, A., Harris, D., Ferse, S., Bejarano, S., Parravicini, V., Hench, J.L., Rovere, A., 2016. Mapping coral reefs using consumer-grade drones and structure from motion photogrammetry techniques. Coral Reefs. doi:10.1007/s00338-016-1522-0
  7. Vacchi, M., Marriner, N., Morhange, C., Spada, G., Fontana, A., Rovere, A., 2016. Multiproxy assessment of Holocene relative sea-level changes in the western Mediterranean: Sea-level variability and improvements in the definition of the isostatic signal. Earth-Science Rev. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.02.002
  8. Bianchi, C.N., Morri, C., Lasagna, R., Montefalcone, M., Gatti, G., Parravicini, V., Rovere, A., 2016. Resilience of the Marine Animal Forest, in: Rossi, S., Bramanti, L., Gori, A., del Valle, C. (Eds.), Marine Animal Forests. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 1–30. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17001-5_35-1
  9. Cardini, U., Bednarz, V., van Hoytema, N., Rovere, A., Naumann, M., Al Rshaidat, M., Wild, C., 2016. Budget of primary production and dinitrogen fixation in a highly seasonal Red Sea coral reef. Ecosystems. doi:10.1007/s10021-016-9966-1
  10. Ramalho, R.S., Helffrich, G., Madeira, J., Cosca, M., Thomas, C., Quartau, R., Hipólito, A., Rovere, A., Ávila, S.P., 2016. The emergence and evolution of Santa Maria Island (Azores) - the conundrum of uplifted islands revisited. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. in press, 1–20. doi:doi: 10.1130/B31538.1


  1. Rovere, A., Hearty, P.J., Austermann, J., Mitrovica, J.X., Gale, J., Moucha, R., Forte, A.M., Raymo, M.E., 2015. Mid-Pliocene shorelines of the US Atlantic Coastal Plain — An improved elevation database with comparison to Earth model predictions. Earth-Science Rev. 145, 117–131. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.02.007
  2. Rovere, A., Antonioli, F., Bianchi, C.N., 2015. Fixed biological indicators, in: Shennan, I., Long, A.J., Horton, B.P. (Eds.), Handbook of Sea-Level Research. Wiley Online Library, pp. 268–280.
  3. Antonioli, F., Lo Presti, V., Rovere, A., Ferranti, L., Anzidei, M., Furlani, S., Mastronuzzi, G., Orru, P.E., Scicchitano, G., Sannino, G., Spampinato, C.R., Pagliarulo, R., Deiana, G., de Sabata, E., Sansò, P., Vacchi, M., Vecchio, A., 2015. Tidal notches in Mediterranean Sea: a comprehensive analysis. Quat. Sci. Rev. 119, 66–84. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.03.016
  4. Avila, S., Melo, C., Silva, L., Ramalho, R., Quartau, R., Hipolito, A., Cordeiro, R., Rebelo, A.C., Madeira, P., Rovere, A., Hearty, P.J., Henriques, D., da Silva, C.M., de Frias martins, A., Zazo, C., 2015. A review of the MIS 5e highstand deposits from Santa Maria Island (Azores , NE Atlantic): palaeobiodiversity , palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography. Quat. Sci. Rev. 114, 126–148. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.02.012
  5. Morri, C., Montefalcone, M., Lasagna, R., Gatti, G., Rovere, A., Parravicini, V., Baldelli, G., Colantoni, P., Bianchi, C.N., 2015. Through bleaching and tsunami: Coral reef recovery in the Maldives. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 98, 188–200. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.06.050
  6. Gatti, G., Bianchi, C.N., Parravicini, V., Rovere, A., Peirano, A., Montefalcone, M., Massa, F., Morri, C., 2015. Ecological Change, Sliding Baselines and the Importance of Historical Data: Lessons from Combing Observational and Quantitative Data on a Temperate Reef Over 70 Years. PLoS One 10, e0118581. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118581


  1. Rovere, A., Raymo, M.E., Mitrovica, J.X., Hearty, P.J., OʼLeary, M.J., Inglis, J.D., 2014. The Mid-Pliocene sea-level conundrum: Glacial isostasy, eustasy and dynamic topography. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 387, 27–33.
  2. Rovere, A., Casella, E., Vacchi, M., Parravicini, V., Firpo, M., Ferrari, M., Morri, C., Bianchi, C.N., 2014. Coastal and marine geomorphology between Albenga and Savona(NW Mediterranean Sea, Italy). J. Maps 11, 278–286. doi:10.1080/17445647.2014.933134
  3. Casella, E., Rovere, A., Pedroncini, A., Mucerino, L., Casella, M., Cusati, A.L., Vacchi, M., Ferrari, M., Firpo, M., 2014. Study of wave runup using numerical models and low-altitude aerial photogrammetry : A tool for coastal management. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 149, 160–167. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2014.08.012
  4. Vacchi, M., Montefalcone, M., Parravicini, V., Rovere, A., Vassallo, P., Ferrari, M., Morri, C., Bianchi, C.N., 2014. Spatial models to support the management of coastal marine ecosystems: a short review of best practices in Liguria, Italy. Mediterr. Mar. Sci. 15, 172–180.


  1. Rovere, A., Ferraris, F., Parravicini, V., Navone, A., Morri, C., Bianchi, C.N., 2013. Characterization and evaluation of a marine protected area: “Tavolara – Punta Coda Cavallo” (Sardinia, NW Mediterranean). J. Maps 9, 279–288. doi:10.1080/17445647.2013.778081
  2. Montefalcone, M., Rovere, A., Parravicini, V., Albertelli, G., Morri, C., Bianchi, C.N., 2013. Evaluating change in seagrass meadows: A time-framed comparison of Side Scan Sonar maps. Aquat. Bot. 104, 204–212. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2011.05.009
  3. Vacchi, M., Rovere, A., Chatzipetros, A., Zouros, N., Firpo, M., 2013. An updated database of Holocene relative sea level changes in NE Aegean Sea. Quat. Int. 328–329, 301–310. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2013.08.036
  4. Vassallo, P., Paoli, C., Rovere, A., Montefalcone, M., Morri, C., Bianchi, C.N., 2013. The value of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica: a natural capital assessment. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 75, 157–167.
  5. Losi, V., Ferrero, T.J., Moreno, M., Gaozza, L., Rovere, A., Firpo, M., Marques, J.C., Albertelli, G., 2013. The use of nematodes in assessing ecological conditions in shallow waters surrounding a Mediterranean harbour facility. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 1–13.


  1. Rovere, A., Raymo, M.E., O’Leary, M.J., Hearty, P.J., 2012. Crowdsourcing in the Quaternary sea level community: insights from the Pliocene. Quat. Sci. Rev. 56, 164–166. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.09.014
  2. Rovere, A., Furlani, S., Benjamin, J., Fontana, A., Antonioli, F., 2012. MEDFLOOD project: MEDiterranean sea-level change and projection for future FLOODing. Alp. Mediterr. Quat. 25, 3–5.
  3. Parravicini, V., Rovere, A., Vassallo, P., Micheli, F., Montefalcone, M., Morri, C., Paoli, C., Albertelli, G., Fabiano, M., Bianchi, C.N., 2012. Understanding relationships between conflicting human uses and coastal ecosystems status: a geospatial modeling approach. Ecol. Indic. 19, 253–263.
  4. Vacchi, M., Rovere, A., Zouros, N., Firpo, M., 2012. Assessing enigmatic boulder deposits in NE Aegean Sea: importance of historical sources as tool to support hydrodynamic equations. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 12, 1109–1118.
  5. Vacchi, M., Rovere, A., Zouros, N., Desruelles, S., Caron, V., Firpo, M., 2012. Spatial distribution of sea-level markers on Lesvos Island (NE Aegean Sea): Evidence of differential relative sea-level changes and the neotectonic implications. Geomorphology 159–160, 50–62. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.03.004
  6. Bianchi, C.N., Parravicini, V., Montefalcone, M., Rovere, A., Morri, C., 2012. The challenge of managing marine biodiversity: A practical toolkit for a cartographic, territorial approach. Diversity 4, 419–452.
  7. Gatti, G., Montefalcone, M., Rovere, A., Parravicini, V., Morri, C., Albertelli, G., Bianchi, C.N., 2012. Seafloor integrity down the harbor waterfront: the coralligenous shoals off Vado Ligure (NW Mediterranean). Adv. Oceanogr. Limnol. 3, 51–67.

Prior to 2012

  1. Burlando, M., Firpo, M., Queirolo, C., Rovere, A., Vacchi, M., 2011. From geoheritage to sustainable development: strategies and perspectives in the Beigua Geopark (Italy). Geoheritage 3, 63–72.
  2. Rovere, A., Antonioli, F., Enei, F., Giorgi, S., 2011. Relative sea level change at the archaeological site of Pyrgi (Santa Severa, Rome) during the last seven millennia. Quat. Int. 232, 82–91.
  3. Rovere, A., Parravicini, V., Firpo, M., Morri, C., Bianchi, C.N., 2011. Combining geomorphologic, biological and accessibility values for marine natural heritage evaluation and conservation. Aquat. Conserv. Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst. 21, 541–552.
  4. Rovere, A., Vacchi, M., Firpo, M., Carobene, L., 2011. Underwater geomorphology of the rocky coastal tracts between Finale Ligure and Vado Ligure (western Liguria, NW Mediterranean Sea). Quat. Int. 232, 187–200. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2010.05.016
  5. Bianchi, C., Morri, C., Chiantore, M., Parravicini, V., Rovere, A., 2010. Mediterranean Sea biodiversity between the legacy from the past and a future of change, in: Stambler, N. (Ed.), Life in the Mediterranean Sea: A Look at Habitat Changes. Nova Publishers, pp. 1–55.
  6. Rovere, A., Vacchi, M., Parravicini, V., Bianchi, C.N., Zouros, N., Firpo, M., 2010. Bringing geoheritage underwater: definitions, methods, and application in two Mediterranean marine areas. Environ. Earth Sci. 64, 133–142.
  7. Rovere, A., Vacchi, M., Parravicini, V., Morri, C., Bianchi, C.N., Firpo, M., 2010. Bringing geoheritage underwater: methodological approaches to evaluation and mapping. Lausanne, Inst. Géographie, Trav. Rech. 35, 65–80.
  8. Rovere, A., Bellati, S., Parravicini, V., Firpo, M., Morri, C., Bianchi, C.N., 2008. Abiotic and biotic links work two ways: effects on the deposit at the cliff foot induced by mechanical action of date mussel harvesting (Lithophaga lithophaga). Estuaries and Coasts 32, 333–339.
  9. Parravicini, V., Rovere, A., M, D., Morri, C., Bianchi, C.N., Donato, M., 2006. A method to measure three-dimensional substratum rugosity for ecological studies: an example from the date-mussel fishery desertiĒcation in the north-western Mediterranean. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK 86, 689–690.