Academic program co-chair
Marco Ciolli, PhD in Forestry, Associate Professor at DICAM and C3A, University of Trento (Italy) teaches Master and PhD courses in Applied Ecology, Spatial Ecological Modelling and GIS. He organized Summer Schools, GIS courses and workshops in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America to spread and support FOSS4G.
Research interests: Biodiversity conservation, GIS Modelling, Landscape ecology, Forest cover change, Remote Sensing, Ecological informatics, Tropical Ecology, Ecosystem services evaluation. He coordinated national and International Research Projects and published 93 scientific research papers, 11 book chapters and 59 conference papers. GRASS user since 1994, he organized the Open Source Free Software GIS - GRASS users international conference 2002, wrote educational tutorials and contributed to QGIS and GRASS plugins/addons. He is co-chair of UNESCO Chair in Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development UNITN, member and one of the founders of GFOSS.it, the Italian Chapter of OSGEO.
Presently he is PI and WP leader in the project TransWILD Biodiversa+ Transformative wildlife management to enhance biodiversity protection and ecosystem services provision in shared and protected multi-use landscapes across Europe and participates in different Horizon projects.