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Education and Degrees
Ph.D., Hydraulic Engineering and Hydrology, Politecnico di Milano, May 2006. Dissertation carried out at the Department of Hydraulic, Environmental, Road and Surveying Engineering and Nicolas School of the Environment, Duke University. Title: “Land-atmosphere interactions in a Mediterranean ecosystem: the experimental site of Orroli in Sardinia.”
B.S., (Laurea) in Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, June 2002. Thesis carried out at the Department of Hydraulic, Environmental, Road and Surveying Engineering. Title: “Infiltration and run-off modelling on local and basin scales.” Tutors Prof. Marco Mancini and Prof. Renzo Rosso.
Classical studies Diploma obtained at the High School “Liceo Classico Alessandro Manzoni” (Milan), July 1993.
Detto, M., Muller-Landau, H.C., Mascaro, J., & Asner, G.P. (2013). Hydrological networks and associated topographic variation as templates for the spatial organization of tropical forest vegetation. PlosOne, 10.1371/journal.pone.0076296.
Detto, M., & Muller-Landau, H. C. (2013). Fitting ecological process models to spatial patterns using scale wise variances and moment equations. The American Naturalist, 181(4), E68–82. doi:10.1086/669678
Detto, M., Molini, A., Katul, G., Stoy, P., Palmroth, S., & Baldocchi, D. (2012). Causality and persistence in ecological systems: a nonparametric spectral granger causality approach. The American Naturalist, 179(4), 524–35. doi:10.1086/664628
Detto, M., Verfaillie, J., Anderson, F., Xu, L., & Baldocchi, D. (2011). Comparing laser-based open- and closed-path gas analyzers to measure methane fluxes using the eddy covariance method. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151(10), 1312–1324. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.05.014.
Detto, M., Montaldo, N., Albertson, J. D., Mancini, M., & Katul, G. (2006). Soil moisture and vegetation controls on evapotranspiration in a heterogeneous Mediterranean ecosystem on Sardinia, Italy. Water Resources Research, 42(8), doi:10.1029/2005WR004693