Mauro Soldati is Full Professor of Physical Geography and Geomorphology at the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. His research deals with geomorphology and slope instability, with special emphasis on landslides and climatic change in mountain and coastal areas. He is President of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) for the period 2017–2022 and Member of the Governing Body of the Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE) Programme of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) since 2019. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Geomorphology, as well as of other international journals, and has been guest-editor of several special issues dealing with geohazards. He is author or co-author of about 200 papers.