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Samir Suweis

  • PHD
  • Assistant Professor (RTDa)
  • University of Padua Department of Physics and Astronomy Galileo Galilei
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Research interests

Ecological Complex SystemsEnvironmetal Statistical Mechanics


I attended the Physics program at the University of Padova, obtaining my master degree on October 2008. My thesis advisor was professor Amos Maritan, and the title of my thesis was "stochastic modelling of ecosystem dynamics". On November 2008 I started my Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Ecole Polytechnique Fedérale de Lausanne (EPFL) under the supervision of professor Andrea Rinaldo. Within my Ph.D. I have also spent 8 month in Princeton University of a research collaboration with professor Ignatio Rodriguez-Iturbe. I obtained my Ph.D. degree on November 2012 with a thesis entitled "Eco-hydrological footprints: Quantitative Response of Ecosystems to Changes in their Hydrological Drivers. I had a two year Post Doc contract at the University of Padova collaborating with professor Amos Maritan at the LIPh lab od Interdisciplinary Physics. Now, I'm still at the Physics Department in Padova funded from the grant "Young Scholar Excellent Program" and still working con Statistical Physics of living systems.


Co-authors (75)

Publications (5)

  • Warnings and caveats in brain controllability

    • Tu C
    • Rocha R
    • Corbetta M
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  • Feasibility and coexistence of large ecological communities

    • Grilli J
    • Adorisio M
    • Suweis S
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  • Resilience in the global food system

    • Seekell D
    • Carr J
    • Dell'Angelo J
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  • Upscaling species richness and abundances in tropical forests

    • Tovo A
    • Suweis S
    • Formentin M
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  • Reserves and trade jointly determine exposure to food supply shocks

    • Marchand P
    • Carr J
    • Dell'Angelo J
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Invited Editor

2017 - Present

Water Advanced

Invited Editor

2016 - 2017(a year)

Professional experience

Assistant Professor (RTDa)

Universita degli Studi di Padova Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia

April 2016 - Present

Post doc funded by young scholar excellent program

University of Padova, Italy

December 2013 - March 2016(2 years)

Post Doc

Physics Department-University of Padova

November 2011 - November 2012(a year)

Ph.D. in Environmental engineering

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

October 2008 - November 2011(3 years)

Research collaborator

Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University

June 2010 - January 2011(7 months)


Master Degree

University of Padova- Physics

September 2006 - September 2008(2 years)


Physics Department-University of Padova

September 2003 - September 2006(3 years)