Feliciana Licciardello

Assistant Professor of Agricultural hydraulics and watershed protection [AGR/08]
Office: Stanza 24 - II piano
Email: flicciar@unict.it
Phone: 095 7147551
Fax: 0957147600
Web Site: www.researchgate.net/profile/Feliciana_Licciardello
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Office Hours: Monday and Friday from 09:00 to 11:00



11/2017-today Researcher in the topic Agricultural Hydraulics and Hydraulic-Forestal Settlement (AGR/08) at the University of Catania - Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A).

01/2014-today National scientific qualification as Associate Professor (sector 07/C1 topic AGR/08)

10/2018-today National scientific qualification as Full Professor (sector 07/C1 topic AGR/08)

10/2015 - today Professor of RURAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (L21 degree) Contract Professor at the University of Catania since 2003/2004.

01/2019 – today Erasmus program responsible for the degree L21 at the University of Catania

02/2018 - today Associate Editor of the International Soil and Water Conservation Research journal

Author together with other co-authors of more than 65 papers (21 indexed on SCOPUS)

Updated on May 2020

Dr. Feliciana Licciardello is a Researcher at the University of Catania - Di3A Department (Italy)

She was positively qualified as Associate Professor in the sector 07/C1 in January 2014.

She was positively qualified as Full Professor in the sector 07/C1 in October 2018.

She is currently professor in charge of the topic RURAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (in the degree course L21)

She is the reference person for ERASMUS for the degree course L21

She has been cooperating with Di3A as contract researcher since 2000 to today.

She is Associate Editor of the International Soil and Water Conservation Research journal

She is reviewer for numerous international journal: Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier); WATER (MDPI); CATENA, Agricultural Water Management; Land Degradation & Development (Wiley); Soil Science (Wolters Kluwer);Water and Sustainably (MDPI); Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (Wiley) (https://publons.com/author/1189985/feliciana-licciardello#profile); Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (jast.modares.ac.ir); Geoderma (Elsevier); Solid Earth (Copernicus); Ecological Engineering (Elsevier); Transactions of the ASABE (ASABE); African Journal of Agricultural Research (Academic Journals); African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Academic Journals); European Journal of Engineering Education (Taylor and Francis); Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (Elsevier); Journal of Agricultural Science (Cambridge University); Agricultural System (Elsevier); Agricultural Water Management (Elsevier); Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (Elsevier).

She is member of the editorial board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing

She has the Certificazione Pearson - livello B2 (Pass with Merit) 

She is author/co-author of 65 papers (21 indexed by SCOPUS and WEB OF SCIENCE)

Previous experiences

She has been responsible for the Italian team of the project Mediterranean Agricultural Soils Conservation under global Change – MASCC (ERANET-ARIMNET) (2016-2019)

She has been working at several national and international projects related with 1. Soil erosion (modelling of erosion processes; evaluation of the sedimentation in artificial reservoirs; bioengineering techniques for the soil erosion reduction); 2. Wastewater reclamation and reuse in agricultural context (effects on soil and on crops irrigated with wastewater, effects on irrigation equipment); 3. Soil hydrology and eco-hydrology; 4. Characterization of soil physical and hydraulic properties.

She has been professor in charge since 2003 giving lectures within the main courses of the Agricultural Faculty of Catania for a total of 79 CFU.

She was member in several PhD commissions at the Valencia University and Cordoba University. She has several research collaborations with SWRC-USDA-ARS, Tucson, Arizona, USA; NSL-USDA-ARS, Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium; IAS-CSIC of Cordoba, Spain; Spatial Sciences Laboratory, Texas A&M University, USA; Universidad de Cordoba; INRA Montpellier, France. She is a member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC).

She worked as Research Assistant and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) for 26 months (2005-2007).

She got the PhD in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Catania in January 2004.


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Main research topics are:

1. Wastewater reclamation and reuse in agricultural context (effects on soil and on crops irrigated with wastewater, effects on irrigation equipment);

2. Characterization of hydraulic properties of constructed wetland substrates

3. Soil hydrology and eco-hydrology;

4. Soil erosion (modelling of erosion processes; evaluation of the sedimentation in artificial reservoirs; bioengineering techniques for the soil erosion reduction);