Yaella Depietri







Dr. Yaella Depietri  earned her PhD in Environmental Sciences at the Institute of Science and Technology (ICTA), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) (Spain) in 2015 jointly with the United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Bonn (Germany). She then was a Post-Doctoral researcher at The New School in New York City for two years working on different aspects of risk and vulnerability of the city to natural hazards, including heat waves floods and coastal storms. She is now on a Zeff Postoctoral Fellowship at the Technion (Israel). Her research focus is on urban vulnerability, disaster risk reduction and ecosystem services. She is particularly interested in how ecosystems play a role in shaping vulnerability to natural hazards of local population and in exploring the tradeoffs between cultural and regulating services.

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Depietri, Y., 2019. The social–ecological dimension of vulnerability and risk to natural hazards. Sustainability Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-019-00710-y

Depietri, Y., Orenstein, D.E., 2019. Fire-Regulating Services and Disservices With an Application to the Haifa-Carmel Region in Israel. Frontiers in Environmental Sciences 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2019.00107

Depietri, Y., Dahal, K., McPhearson, T. (2018). Multi-hazard risks in New York City. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 18, 3363–3381. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3363-2018

McPhillips, L.E., Chang, H., Chester, M.V., Depietri, Y., Friedman, E., Grimm, N.B., Kominoski, J.S., McPhearson, T., Méndez-Lázaro, P., Rosi, E.J., Shiva, J.S. (2018). Defining Extreme Events: A Cross-Disciplinary Review. Earths Future. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017EF000686

Depietri, Y., McPhearson, T. (2018). Changing urban risk: 140 years of climatic hazards in New York City. Clim. Change 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2194-2

Depietri, Y., McPhearson, T., (2017). Integrating the Grey, Green, and Blue in Cities: Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Reduction, in: Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas, Theory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions. Springer, Cham, pp. 91–109.

Johnson, K., Depietri Y., Breil M. (2016) Multi-hazard risk assessment of two Hong Kong districts. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction,19, 311-323.

Depietri, Y., Kallis, G., Baró, F., Cattaneo, C., 2016. The urban political ecology of ecosystem services: The case of Barcelona. Ecological Economics. 125, 83–100.

Welle, T., Depietri, Y., Angignard, M., Birkmann, J., Renaud, F., Greiving, S. (2014). Vulnerability Assessment to Heat Waves, Floods, and Earthquakes Using the MOVE Framework: Test Case Cologne, Germany, in: Alexander, D., Birkmann, J., Kienberger, S. (Eds.), Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: A European Perspective. Elsevier, San Diego, CA, pp. 91–124.

Depietri, Y., Welle. T., Renaud, F. G. (2013). Social Vulnerability assessment of the Cologne urban area (Germany) to heat waves: links to ecosystem services. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 6: 98-117.

Guadagno, L., Depietri, Y. and Fra-Paleo, U. (2013). Urban disaster risk reduction and ecosystem services. In Renaud, F. G., Sudmeier-Rieux, K., and Estrella, M.: The Role of Ecosystems in Disaster Risk Reduction. UNU-Press, Tokyo, 389-415.

Depietri, Y., Renaud, F. G., and Kallis, G. (2012). Heat waves and floods in urban areas: a policy-oriented review of ecosystem services. Sustainability Science, 7 (1):95-107.

Giupponi C., Mysiak J., Depietri Y., Tamaro M. (2011). Decision Support Systems for water resources management: current state and guidelines for tool development in Vanrolleghem P.A. (Ed.), Decision Support for Water Framework Directive Implementation, IWA Publishing, Vol. 3, pp. 107-202.