Dr Matteo Vacchi
Lecturer in Physical Geography

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Journal articles

Vacchi M, De Falco G, Simeone S, Montefalcone M, Morri C, Ferrari M, Bianchi CN (2017). Biogeomorphology of the Mediterranean Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(1), 42-54. Abstract. DOI.
Giaime M, Morhange C, Cau Ontiveros MÏ, Fornï s JJ, Vacchi M, Marriner N (2017). In search of Pollentia's southern harbour: Geoarchaeological evidence from the Bay of Alc�dia (Mallorca, Spain). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 466, 184-201. Abstract. DOI.
Fontana A, Vinci G, Tasca G, Mozzi P, Vacchi M, Bivi G, Salvador S, Rossato S, Antonioli F, Asioli A, et al (2017). Lagoonal settlements and relative sea level during Bronze Age in Northern Adriatic: Geoarchaeological evidence and paleogeographic constraints. Quaternary International, 439, 17-36. Abstract. DOI.
Benjamin J, Rovere A, Fontana A, Furlani S, Vacchi M, Inglis RH, Galili E, Antonioli F, Sivan D, Miko S, et al (2017). Late Quaternary sea-level changes and early human societies in the central and eastern Mediterranean Basin: an interdisciplinary review. Quaternary International, 449, 29-57. Abstract. DOI.
Melis RT, Depalmas A, Di Rita F, Montis F, Vacchi M (2017). Mid to late Holocene environmental changes along the coast of western Sardinia (Mediterranean Sea). Global and Planetary Change, 155, 29-41. Abstract. DOI.
Antonioli F, Mourtzas N, Anzidei M, Auriemma R, Galili E, Kolaiti E, Lo Presti V, Mastronuzzi G, Scicchitano G, Spampinato C, et al (2017). Millstone quarries along the Mediterranean coast: Chronology, morphological variability and relationships with past sea levels. Quaternary International, 439, 102-116. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Ghilardi M, Spada G, Currás A, Robresco S (2017). New insights into the sea-level evolution in Corsica (NW Mediterranean) since the late Neolithic. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 782-793. Abstract. DOI.
Kolaiti E, Papadopoulos GA, Morhange C, Vacchi M, Triantafyllou I, Mourtzas ND (2017). Palaeoenvironmental evolution of the ancient harbor of Lechaion (Corinth Gulf, Greece): Were changes driven by human impacts and gradual coastal processes or catastrophic tsunamis?. Marine Geology, 392, 105-121. Abstract. DOI.
Lorscheid T, Stocchi P, Casella E, Gómez-Pujol L, Vacchi M, Mann T, Rovere A (2017). Paleo sea-level changes and relative sea-level indicators: Precise measurements, indicative meaning and glacial isostatic adjustment perspectives from Mallorca (Western Mediterranean). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 473, 94-107. Abstract. DOI.
Currás A, Ghilardi M, Peche-Quilichini K, Fagel N, Vacchi M, Delanghe D, Dussouillez P, Vella C, Bontempi JM, Ottaviani JC, et al (2017). Reconstructing past landscapes of the eastern plain of Corsica (NW Mediterranean) during the last 6000 years based on molluscan, sedimentological and palynological analyses. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 755-769. Abstract. DOI.
Ghilardi M, Istria D, Curras A, Vacchi M, Contreras D, Vella C, Dussouillez P, Crest Y, Guiter F, Delanghe D, et al (2017). Reconstructing the landscape evolution and the human occupation of the Lower Sagone River (Western Corsica, France) from the Bronze Age to the Medieval period. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 741-754. Abstract. DOI.
Ghilardi M, Delanghe D, Demory F, Leandri F, Peche-Quilichini K, Vacchi M, Vella MA, Rossi V, Robresco S (2017). Recording extreme events and reconstructing past landscapes within the Taravo and Sagone lower luvial valleys (Western Corsica, France) during the Mid-to Late Bronze Age: a geoarchaeological perspective. Geomorphologie: Relief, Processus, Environnement, 23(1), 15-35. Abstract. DOI.
Karkani A, Evelpidou N, Vacchi M, Morhange C, Tsukamoto S, Frechen M, Maroukian Η (2017). Tracking shoreline evolution in central Cyclades (Greece) using beachrocks. Marine Geology, 388, 25-37. Abstract. DOI.
Marriner N, Kaniewski D, Morhange C, Flaux C, Giaime M, Vacchi M, Goff J (2017). Tsunamis in the geological record: Making waves with a cautionary tale from the Mediterranean. Sci Adv, 3(10). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
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 Reviews, 155, 172-197. Abstract. DOI.
Antonioli F, Presti VL, Rovere A, Ferranti L, Anzidei M, Furlani S, Mastronuzzi G, Orrù PE, Scicchitano G, Sannino G, et al (2016). Reply to comment by Evelpidu N. and Pirazzoli P. on "Tidal notches in the Mediterranean sea: a comprehensive analysis". Quaternary Science Reviews, 131, 238-241. DOI.
Montefalcone M, Vacchi M, Carbone C, Cabella R, Schiaffino CF, Elter FM, Morri C, Bianchi CN, Ferrari M (2016). Seagrass on the rocks: Posidonia oceanica settled on shallow-water hard substrata withstands wave stress beyond predictions. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 180, 114-122. Abstract. DOI.
Rovere A, Raymo ME, Vacchi M, Lorscheid T, Stocchi P, Gï mez-Pujol L, Harris DL, Casella E, O'Leary MJ, Hearty PJ, et al (2016). The analysis of Last Interglacial (MIS 5e) relative sea-level indicators: Reconstructing sea-level in a warmer world. Earth-Science Reviews, 159, 404-427. Abstract. DOI.
Engelhart SE, Vacchi M, Horton BP, Nelson AR, Kopp RE (2015). A sea-level database for the Pacific coast of central North America. Quaternary Science Reviews, 113, 78-92. Abstract. DOI.
Mauz B, Vacchi M, Green A, Hoffmann G, Cooper A (2015). Beachrock: a tool for reconstructing relative sea level in the far-field. Marine Geology, 362, 1-16. Abstract. DOI.
Rovere A, Casella E, Vacchi M, Parravicini V, Firpo M, Ferrari M, Morri C, Bianchi CN (2015). Coastal and marine geomorphology between Albenga and Savona(NW Mediterranean Sea, Italy). Journal of Maps, 11(2), 278-286. Abstract. DOI.
Antonioli F, Lo Presti V, Rovere A, Ferranti L, Anzidei M, Furlani S, Mastronuzzi G, Orru PE, Scicchitano G, Sannino G, et al (2015). Tidal notches in Mediterranean Sea: a comprehensive analysis. Quaternary Science Reviews, 119, 66-84. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Rovere A, Chatzipetros A, Zouros N, Firpo M (2014). An updated database of Holocene relative sea level changes in NE Aegean Sea. Quaternary International, 328-329(1), 301-310. Abstract. DOI.
Marriner N, Morhange C, Faivre S, Flaux C, Vacchi M, Miko S, Dumas V, Boetto G, Radic Rossi I (2014). Post-Roman sea-level changes on Pag Island (Adriatic Sea): Dating Croatia's "enigmatic" coastal notch?. Geomorphology, 221, 83-94. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Montefalcone M, Parravicini V, Rovere A, Vassallo P, Ferrari M, Morri C, Bianchi CN (2014). Spatial models to support the management of coastal marine ecosystems: a short review of best practices in Liguria, Italy. Mediterranean Marine Science, 15(1), 189-197. Abstract. DOI.
Casella E, Rovere A, Pedroncini A, Mucerino L, Casella M, Cusati LA, Vacchi M, Ferrari M, Firpo M (2014). Study of wave runup using numerical models and low-altitude aerial photogrammetry: a tool for coastal management. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 149, 160-167. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Montefalcone M, Schiaffino CF, Parravicini V, Bianchi CN, Morri C, Ferrari M (2014). Towards a predictive model to assess the natural position of the Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows upper limit. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 83(2), 458-466. Abstract. DOI.
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. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 12(4), 1109-1118. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Montefalcone M, Bianchi CN, Morri C, Ferrari M (2012). Hydrodynamic constraints to the seaward development of Posidonia oceanica meadows. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 97, 58-65. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Rovere A, Schiaffino CF, Ferrari M (2012). Monitoring the effectiveness of re-establishing beaches artificially: Methodological and practical insights into the use of video transects and SCUBA-operated coring devices. Underwater Technology, 30(4), 201-206. Abstract. DOI.
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. Abstract. DOI.
Rovere A, Vacchi M, Parravicini V, Bianchi CN, Zouros N, Firpo M (2011). Bringing geoheritage underwater: Definitions, methods, and application in two Mediterranean marine areas. Environmental Earth Sciences, 64(1), 133-142. Abstract. DOI.
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(2), 63-72. Abstract. DOI.
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). Quaternary International, 232(1-2), 187-200. Abstract. DOI.
Montefalcone M, Parravicini V, Vacchi M, Albertelli G, Ferrari M, Morri C, Bianchi CN (2010). Human influence on seagrass habitat fragmentation in NW Mediterranean Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 86(2), 292-298. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Montefalcone M, Bianchi CN, Morri C, Ferrari M (2010). The influence of coastal dynamics on the upper limit of the Posidonia oceanica meadow. Marine Ecology, 31(4), 546-554. Abstract. DOI.

Conferences

Ferrari M, Montefalcone M, Schiaffino CF, Bianchi CN, Corradi N, Morri C, Vacchi M (2013). Geomorphological constraint and boundary effect on Posidonia oceanica meadows.  Abstract.
Rovere A, Vacchi M, Firpo M (2010). Submerged shorelines off the Gallinara Island (Ligurian Sea, NW Mediterranean).

Publications by year



2017

Vacchi M, De Falco G, Simeone S, Montefalcone M, Morri C, Ferrari M, Bianchi CN (2017). Biogeomorphology of the Mediterranean Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(1), 42-54. Abstract. DOI.
Giaime M, Morhange C, Cau Ontiveros MÏ, Fornï s JJ, Vacchi M, Marriner N (2017). In search of Pollentia's southern harbour: Geoarchaeological evidence from the Bay of Alc�dia (Mallorca, Spain). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 466, 184-201. Abstract. DOI.
Fontana A, Vinci G, Tasca G, Mozzi P, Vacchi M, Bivi G, Salvador S, Rossato S, Antonioli F, Asioli A, et al (2017). Lagoonal settlements and relative sea level during Bronze Age in Northern Adriatic: Geoarchaeological evidence and paleogeographic constraints. Quaternary International, 439, 17-36. Abstract. DOI.
Benjamin J, Rovere A, Fontana A, Furlani S, Vacchi M, Inglis RH, Galili E, Antonioli F, Sivan D, Miko S, et al (2017). Late Quaternary sea-level changes and early human societies in the central and eastern Mediterranean Basin: an interdisciplinary review. Quaternary International, 449, 29-57. Abstract. DOI.
Melis RT, Depalmas A, Di Rita F, Montis F, Vacchi M (2017). Mid to late Holocene environmental changes along the coast of western Sardinia (Mediterranean Sea). Global and Planetary Change, 155, 29-41. Abstract. DOI.
Antonioli F, Mourtzas N, Anzidei M, Auriemma R, Galili E, Kolaiti E, Lo Presti V, Mastronuzzi G, Scicchitano G, Spampinato C, et al (2017). Millstone quarries along the Mediterranean coast: Chronology, morphological variability and relationships with past sea levels. Quaternary International, 439, 102-116. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Ghilardi M, Spada G, Currás A, Robresco S (2017). New insights into the sea-level evolution in Corsica (NW Mediterranean) since the late Neolithic. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 782-793. Abstract. DOI.
Kolaiti E, Papadopoulos GA, Morhange C, Vacchi M, Triantafyllou I, Mourtzas ND (2017). Palaeoenvironmental evolution of the ancient harbor of Lechaion (Corinth Gulf, Greece): Were changes driven by human impacts and gradual coastal processes or catastrophic tsunamis?. Marine Geology, 392, 105-121. Abstract. DOI.
Lorscheid T, Stocchi P, Casella E, Gómez-Pujol L, Vacchi M, Mann T, Rovere A (2017). Paleo sea-level changes and relative sea-level indicators: Precise measurements, indicative meaning and glacial isostatic adjustment perspectives from Mallorca (Western Mediterranean). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 473, 94-107. Abstract. DOI.
Currás A, Ghilardi M, Peche-Quilichini K, Fagel N, Vacchi M, Delanghe D, Dussouillez P, Vella C, Bontempi JM, Ottaviani JC, et al (2017). Reconstructing past landscapes of the eastern plain of Corsica (NW Mediterranean) during the last 6000 years based on molluscan, sedimentological and palynological analyses. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 755-769. Abstract. DOI.
Ghilardi M, Istria D, Curras A, Vacchi M, Contreras D, Vella C, Dussouillez P, Crest Y, Guiter F, Delanghe D, et al (2017). Reconstructing the landscape evolution and the human occupation of the Lower Sagone River (Western Corsica, France) from the Bronze Age to the Medieval period. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 741-754. Abstract. DOI.
Ghilardi M, Delanghe D, Demory F, Leandri F, Peche-Quilichini K, Vacchi M, Vella MA, Rossi V, Robresco S (2017). Recording extreme events and reconstructing past landscapes within the Taravo and Sagone lower luvial valleys (Western Corsica, France) during the Mid-to Late Bronze Age: a geoarchaeological perspective. Geomorphologie: Relief, Processus, Environnement, 23(1), 15-35. Abstract. DOI.
Karkani A, Evelpidou N, Vacchi M, Morhange C, Tsukamoto S, Frechen M, Maroukian Η (2017). Tracking shoreline evolution in central Cyclades (Greece) using beachrocks. Marine Geology, 388, 25-37. Abstract. DOI.
Marriner N, Kaniewski D, Morhange C, Flaux C, Giaime M, Vacchi M, Goff J (2017). Tsunamis in the geological record: Making waves with a cautionary tale from the Mediterranean. Sci Adv, 3(10). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.

2016

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 Reviews, 155, 172-197. Abstract. DOI.
Antonioli F, Presti VL, Rovere A, Ferranti L, Anzidei M, Furlani S, Mastronuzzi G, Orrù PE, Scicchitano G, Sannino G, et al (2016). Reply to comment by Evelpidu N. and Pirazzoli P. on "Tidal notches in the Mediterranean sea: a comprehensive analysis". Quaternary Science Reviews, 131, 238-241. DOI.
Montefalcone M, Vacchi M, Carbone C, Cabella R, Schiaffino CF, Elter FM, Morri C, Bianchi CN, Ferrari M (2016). Seagrass on the rocks: Posidonia oceanica settled on shallow-water hard substrata withstands wave stress beyond predictions. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 180, 114-122. Abstract. DOI.
Rovere A, Raymo ME, Vacchi M, Lorscheid T, Stocchi P, Gï mez-Pujol L, Harris DL, Casella E, O'Leary MJ, Hearty PJ, et al (2016). The analysis of Last Interglacial (MIS 5e) relative sea-level indicators: Reconstructing sea-level in a warmer world. Earth-Science Reviews, 159, 404-427. Abstract. DOI.

2015

Engelhart SE, Vacchi M, Horton BP, Nelson AR, Kopp RE (2015). A sea-level database for the Pacific coast of central North America. Quaternary Science Reviews, 113, 78-92. Abstract. DOI.
Mauz B, Vacchi M, Green A, Hoffmann G, Cooper A (2015). Beachrock: a tool for reconstructing relative sea level in the far-field. Marine Geology, 362, 1-16. Abstract. DOI.
Rovere A, Casella E, Vacchi M, Parravicini V, Firpo M, Ferrari M, Morri C, Bianchi CN (2015). Coastal and marine geomorphology between Albenga and Savona(NW Mediterranean Sea, Italy). Journal of Maps, 11(2), 278-286. Abstract. DOI.
Antonioli F, Lo Presti V, Rovere A, Ferranti L, Anzidei M, Furlani S, Mastronuzzi G, Orru PE, Scicchitano G, Sannino G, et al (2015). Tidal notches in Mediterranean Sea: a comprehensive analysis. Quaternary Science Reviews, 119, 66-84. Abstract. DOI.

2014

Vacchi M, Rovere A, Chatzipetros A, Zouros N, Firpo M (2014). An updated database of Holocene relative sea level changes in NE Aegean Sea. Quaternary International, 328-329(1), 301-310. Abstract. DOI.
Marriner N, Morhange C, Faivre S, Flaux C, Vacchi M, Miko S, Dumas V, Boetto G, Radic Rossi I (2014). Post-Roman sea-level changes on Pag Island (Adriatic Sea): Dating Croatia's "enigmatic" coastal notch?. Geomorphology, 221, 83-94. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Montefalcone M, Parravicini V, Rovere A, Vassallo P, Ferrari M, Morri C, Bianchi CN (2014). Spatial models to support the management of coastal marine ecosystems: a short review of best practices in Liguria, Italy. Mediterranean Marine Science, 15(1), 189-197. Abstract. DOI.
Casella E, Rovere A, Pedroncini A, Mucerino L, Casella M, Cusati LA, Vacchi M, Ferrari M, Firpo M (2014). Study of wave runup using numerical models and low-altitude aerial photogrammetry: a tool for coastal management. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 149, 160-167. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Montefalcone M, Schiaffino CF, Parravicini V, Bianchi CN, Morri C, Ferrari M (2014). Towards a predictive model to assess the natural position of the Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows upper limit. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 83(2), 458-466. Abstract. DOI.

2013

Ferrari M, Montefalcone M, Schiaffino CF, Bianchi CN, Corradi N, Morri C, Vacchi M (2013). Geomorphological constraint and boundary effect on Posidonia oceanica meadows.  Abstract.

2012

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. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 12(4), 1109-1118. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Montefalcone M, Bianchi CN, Morri C, Ferrari M (2012). Hydrodynamic constraints to the seaward development of Posidonia oceanica meadows. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 97, 58-65. Abstract. DOI.
Vacchi M, Rovere A, Schiaffino CF, Ferrari M (2012). Monitoring the effectiveness of re-establishing beaches artificially: Methodological and practical insights into the use of video transects and SCUBA-operated coring devices. Underwater Technology, 30(4), 201-206. Abstract. DOI.
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. Abstract. DOI.

2011

Rovere A, Vacchi M, Parravicini V, Bianchi CN, Zouros N, Firpo M (2011). Bringing geoheritage underwater: Definitions, methods, and application in two Mediterranean marine areas. Environmental Earth Sciences, 64(1), 133-142. Abstract. DOI.
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(2), 63-72. Abstract. DOI.
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). Quaternary International, 232(1-2), 187-200. Abstract. DOI.

2010

Montefalcone M, Parravicini V, Vacchi M, Albertelli G, Ferrari M, Morri C, Bianchi CN (2010). Human influence on seagrass habitat fragmentation in NW Mediterranean Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 86(2), 292-298. Abstract. DOI.
Rovere A, Vacchi M, Firpo M (2010). Submerged shorelines off the Gallinara Island (Ligurian Sea, NW Mediterranean).
Vacchi M, Montefalcone M, Bianchi CN, Morri C, Ferrari M (2010). The influence of coastal dynamics on the upper limit of the Posidonia oceanica meadow. Marine Ecology, 31(4), 546-554. Abstract. DOI.