Stefania Tron

Stefania Tron



Telephone +43 315 63 93 - 15



(currently on maternity leave)

Stefania Tron is working as a scientific project manager for ÖGUT since November 2017. She is currently working on the EU Horizon 2020 project EU Calculator focusing mainly on the model design and development.

Stefania Tron studied environmental engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin, where she obtained a PhD in 2014. In her PhD she developed models to investigate the interactions among climate, soil, and vegetation. After finishing her PhD she worked as a postdoc at the University of Vienna and at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on projects in the hydrological and ecological field.

Key Activities

  • Model development and statistical data analysis for the project EU Calculator
  • Establishment of 'levers' and 'effort levels' for the manufacturing and production module


Razurel P., Gorla L., Tron S., Niayifar A., Crouzy B., Perona P. 2018. Improving the ecohydrological and economic efficiency of Small Hydropower Plants with water diversion. Adv. Water Resour. 113, 249–259

Rogger M. et al. 2017. Land-use change impacts on floods at the catchment scale – Challenges and opportunities for future research. Water Resour. Res. doi:10.1002/2017WR020723

Tron S., Perona P., Gorla L., Schwarz M., Laio F., Ridolfi L. 2015. The signature of randomness in riparian plant root distributions, Geophys. Res. Lett. 42, 19, doi:10.1002/2015GL064857

Tron S., Bodner G., Laio F., Ridolfi L., Leitner D. 2015. Can diversity in root architecture explain plant water use efficiency? A modeling study. Ecol. Model. 312, 200-212, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.05.028

Tron S., Laio F., Ridolfi L. 2014. Effect of water table fluctuations on phreatophytic root distribution. 2014. J. Theor. Biol. 306, 102-108. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.06.035

Tron S., Dani A., Laio F., Preti F., Ridolfi L. 2014. Mean root depth estimation at landslide slopes. Ecol. Eng. 69, 118-125. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.03.019

Tron S., Laio F., Ridolfi L. 2013. Plant water uptake strategies to cope with stochastic rainfall. Adv. Water Resour. 53, 118-130. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.10.007