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Academic Interest

  • Landslide characterization, mapping and hazard analysis
  • Establishment of Landslide Early Warning Systems (especially rainfall-related landslides and debris flows) and analyses of hydro-meteorological factors
  • Geological and Geomorphological Investigations in Landslide-Prone Areas
  • Landslide characterization and hazard analysis in volcanic environments and seismic areas.
  • Assessment, Prevention and Risk management of Geological Hazards (especially tropical cyclones, volcanic hazards and earthquakes)
  • GIS and landslide database development


Higher education and employment history

  • Jan.2015 – Present: Associate professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway
  • August 2009 – Present: Senior Geologist, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Oslo, Norway
  • May 2008 – August 2009: Postdoctoral Scholar, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)/International Centre for Geohazards, Oslo, Norway
  • Sep. 2003 – May 2008: Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oslo/International Centre for Geohazards (ICG)
  • Jun 1999 – Aug 2003: Field Geologist and Division Director at Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER), Managua, Nicaragua
  • Mar 1999: Field geologist at Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER), Managua, Nicaragua
  • Jan – Jun. 1997: Geologist, Siuna gold mines, for Greenstone Resources ltd–Grenica, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Mar. 1995 – Jul. 1996: Petrographist and Field Geologist, Momotombo Geothermal field, Nicaragua, for DAL S.p.a. - Societá di Ingegneria, Milan, Italy.

2008      Ph.D., “Environmental Geology and Geohazards”, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
1994      M.Sc., Geological Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy


Scientific articles and book chapters

Álvarez Alvarez A., Devoli G., Chávez G., Talavera E. (2012) - Lahares La Chirca en octubre de 2002, volcán Concepción, Isla de Ometepe, Rivas, Nicaragua. En: Deslizamientos: Efectos, Evaluación y Gestión de Riesgo. Lecciones Aprendidas de América Latina y el Caribe. Edt. J. Ellis, R. Guardado Lacaba and I. Sánchez Boschini. UNESCO 2012.

Devoli G., Cepeda J., Kerle N., (2009). The 1998 Casita volcano flank failure revisited – New insights into geological setting and failure mechanisms. Engineering Geology, 105, 65-83

Devoli G., De Blasio F., Elverhøi A., Høeg K., (2009). Statistical analysis of landslide events in Central America and their run-out distance. Geotech Geol Eng 27 (1), 23-42

Devoli G., Strauch W., Chávez G., Høeg K. (2007a). A landslide database for Nicaragua: A tool for landslide hazard management. Landslides: 4 (2), 163-176

Devoli G., Morales A., Høeg K. (2007). Historical landslides in Nicaragua - Collection and analysis of data. Landslides: 4 (1), 5-18

Scott W., Gardner C., Devoli G., Alvarez A. (2006) - The A.D. 1835 Eruption of Volcán Cosigüina, Nicaragua: A Guide for Assessing Local Volcanic Hazards. In: Rose, W.I., Bluth, G.J.S, Carr, M.J., Ewert, J.W., Patino, L.C., Vallance, J.W. (eds), Volcanic hazards in Central America. Geological Society of America Special Paper 412, 167-187.

Scott, K.M., Vallance, J.W., Kerle, N., Macías, J.L., Strauch, W. and Devóli, G. (2005) - Catastrophic precipitation-triggered lahar at Casita volcano, Nicaragua: occurrence, bulking and transformation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Volume 30, Issue 1, pp. 59-79

Menendez-Duarte R., Marquinez J., Devoli G. (2003) - Slope Instability in Nicaragua triggered by Hurricane Mitch: distribution of shallow mass movements. Environmental Geology: 44. 290-300

Marquínez García, J.; Dévoli, G. y Menéndez Duarte, R. (2002) - Deslave del Volcán Casita (Nicaragua). En: Riesgos Naturales (F.J. Ayala-Carcedo y J. Olcina Cantos (coord.)), pp: 307-312. Ariel Ciencia. Edt. Ariel, S. A. (Barcelona)

Devoli G. (2001) - Amenaza por Movimientos de laderas. Chapter VIII in “Amenazas Naturales de Nicaragua”. Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales, Managua, Nicaragua INETER, 2001. 1st ed. 310 p, retrs, maps col.

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