dr hab. inż. Michael Nones

Associate Professor, Hydrology and Hydrodynamics Department

Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
addres: Księcia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warsaw

e-mail: mnones@igf.edu.pl

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Nones2
ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-4395-2637



2009-2011:  Ph.D., School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.

Title of the thesis ” Aspect of riverine hydro-morpho-biodynamics at watershed scale”

2005-2007: MSc, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

“Title of the thesis: Sediment balance of the Adige River at watershed scale”

2002-2005: BSc, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

Title of the thesis: “Analysis and economical-technical comparison of two systems for the re-use of waste water”


October 2018-present: Associate Professor at the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

October 2018-January 2019: External lecturer, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany

May 2018-September 2018: Teaching assistant,  Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany

January 2018-present: External collaborator, start-up ENIHILO, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

July 2016-March 2018: Research Grant, University of Bologna, Italy

April 2014-April 2016: Marie Curie Fellowship at the SME gerstgraser, Cottbus, Germany

February 2012-March 2014: Research Grant, University of Bologna, Italy

February 2008-December 2008: External collaborator, University of Padova, Italy


2017: Smart Rivers UNESCO Alta Scuola Award at the Conference RemTech in Ferrara, Italy, for the work ''Monitoring morphological changes in a restored reach: the Spree River''

2017: MCAA Micro Travel Grant awarded by the Marie Curie Alumni Association


2022-2026: Satellite imagery to support flood risk modelling in large European rivers - NCN Poland

2020-2024: Assessing catchment sediment yield and siltation impacts on reservoir capacity under Land Cover/Use changes: the case study of the Fincha Dam, Ethiopia - NCN Poland

2019-2021: Comparison of satellite imagery and time-lapse photography to track the riverine morphodynamics of the Po River, Italy – ASI, Italian Space Agency

2019-2021: Tracking riverine morphodynamics from satellite imagery: the case of the Po River, Italy 2014-2020 – ESA, European Space Agency

2016-2018: INFRASAFE - Intelligent Monitoring for Safer Infrastructures-POR-FESR 2014-2020. Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy. (Grant researcher)

2012- 2016: Marie Sklodowoska-Curie Fellowship, HYTECH - Hydrodynamic Transport in Ecologically Critical Heterogeneous Interfaces. Marie Curie – European Community's Seventh Framework Program FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN, N. 316546 (Grant researcher)

2011-2013: CLARIS LPB. A Europe-South America Network for Climate Change Assessment and Impact Studies in La Plata Basin. European Community's Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013), Grant Agreement No. 212492 (Grant researcher)

2011-2012: Impact of climate change over the riverine eco-hydro-morphodynamics. Italian-Argentinian collaboration, CUIA Grant (Grant researcher)


Numerical modelling of sediment transport in rivers

Monitoring of fluvial sediment transport with non-invasive techniques, such as remote sensing

PUBLICATIONS (last 3 years)

  • Kalinowska M.B., Västilä K., Nones M., Kiczko A., Karamuz E., Brandyk A., Kozioł A., Krukowski M. (2023). Influence of vegetation maintenance on flow and mixing: case study comparing fully cut with high-coverage conditions. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 27(4), 953-968. doi: 10.5194/hess-27-953-2023
  • Cavallo C., Nones M., Papa M.N., Gargiulo M., Ruello G. (2022). Monitoring morphological evolution of a reach of the Italian Po River using multispectral satellite imagery. Geocarto International 37(25), 8579-8601. doi: 10.1080/10106049.2021.2002431
  • Liro M., Nones M., Mikuś P., Plesiński K. (2022). Modeling the effects of dam reservoir backwater fluctuations on the hydrodynamics of a small mountain stream. Water 14(19), 3166. doi: 10.3390/w14193166
  • Hong Quang N., Nguyen Minh N., Paget M., Anstee J., Duc Viet N., Nones M., Anh Tuan V. (2022). Assessment of human-induce effects on sea/brackish water chlorophyll-a concentration in Ha Long Bay of Vietnam processing in Google Earth Engine. Remote Sensing 14(19), 4822. doi: 10.3390/rs14194822
  • Regasa M.S., Nones M. (2022). Past and future land use/land cover changes in the Ethiopian Fincha sub-basin. Land 11(8), 1239. doi: 10.3390/land11081239
  • Ghorbani M.K., Hamidifar H., Skoulikaris C., Nones M. (2022). Concept-based Integration of Project Management and Strategic Management of Rubber Dams’ Projects using SWOT-AHP Model. Sustainability 14(5), 2541. doi: 10.3390/su14052541
  • Kenea U., Adeba D., Regasa M.S., Nones M. (2021). Hydrological responses to land use land cover change in the Fincha’a watershed, Ethiopia. Land 10(9), 916. doi: 10.3390/land10090916
  • Nones M. (2021). Remote sensing and GIS techniques to monitor morphological changes along the middle-lower Vistula River, Poland. Int. Journal of River Basin Management 19(3), 345-357. doi: 10.1080/15715124.2020.1742137
  • Regasa M.S., Nones M., Adeba D. (2021). A review on Land Use and Land Cover change in Ethiopian basins. Land 10(6), 585. doi: 10.3390/land10060585
  • Boothroyd R., Nones M., Guerrero M. (2021) Deriving planform morphology and vegetation coverage from remote sensing to support river management applications. Frontiers in Environmental Science 9, 657354. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.657354