Dr Ignazio Giuntoli PhD

Dr Ignazio Giuntoli

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Honorary Research Fellow

Ignazio is currently working on sources of predictability in the Mediterranean using weather regimes at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate in Bologna, Italy (CNR-ISAC). His research interests lie in the field of hydroclimatology, and particularly in understanding how climate variability and change alter the occurrence of extreme events like floods and droughts.


  • PhD in Hydrology, An assessment of the ability of global models in simulating runoff, University of Birmingham (2016)
  • MSc in Hydraulics and Sanitation, University of São Paulo, Brazil (2008)
  • BSc in Environmental Engineering, University of Florence, Italy (2005)

Other activities

Ignazio manages 4 hectares of land in the hills of Florence, Italy making olive oil and honey. He is also an avid beekeeper and a strong proponent of organic and minimum-tillage farming.


Recent publications


Giuntoli, I, Prosdocimi, I & Hannah, DM 2021, 'Going Beyond the Ensemble Mean: Assessment of Future Floods From Global Multi‐Models', Water Resources Research, vol. 57, no. 3, e2020WR027897. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR027897

Giuntoli, I, Fabiano, F & Corti, S 2021, 'Seasonal predictability of Mediterranean weather regimes in the Copernicus C3S systems', Climate Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-021-05681-4

Giuntoli, I, Villarini, G, Prudhomme, C & Hannah, DM 2018, 'Uncertainties in projected runoff over the conterminous United States', Climatic Change, vol. 150, no. 3-4, pp. 149–162. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2280-5

Giuntoli, I, Villarini, G, Prudhomme, C, Mallakpour, I & Hannah, DM 2015, 'Evaluation of global impact models' ability to reproduce runoff characteristics over the central United States', Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, vol. 120, no. 18, pp. 9138–9159. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JD023401

Giuntoli, I, Vidal, JP, Prudhomme, C & Hannah, DM 2015, 'Future hydrological extremes: The uncertainty from multiple global climate and global hydrological models', Earth System Dynamics, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 267-285. https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-6-267-2015

Bard, A, Renard, B, Lang, M, Giuntoli, I, Korck, J, Koboltschnig, G, Janža, M, D’amico, M & Volken, D 2015, 'Trends in the hydrologic regime of Alpine rivers', Journal of Hydrology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.07.052

Prudhomme, C, Giuntoli, I, Robinson, EL, Clark, DB, Arnell, NW, Dankers, R, Fekete, BM, Franssen, W, Gerten, D, Gosling, SN, Hagemann, S, Hannah, DM, Kim, H, Masaki, Y, Satoh, Y, Stacke, T, Wada, Y & Wisser, D 2014, 'Hydrological droughts in the 21st century, hotspots and uncertainties from a global multimodel ensemble experiment', National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings, vol. 111, no. 9, pp. 3262-3267. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1222473110

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