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Andrea Saltelli has worked on physical chemistry, environmental sciences, applied statistics, impact assessment and science for policy. His main disciplinary focus is on sensitivity analysis of model output, a discipline where statistical tools are used to interpret the output from mathematical or computational models, and on sensitivity auditing, an extension of sensitivity analysis to the entire evidence-generating process in a policy context.  He publishes a series of pieces on the crisis of science and the post-truth discussion in the online journal The Conversation. At present he is adjoint professor at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) - University of Bergen (UIB). He lives and works in Barcelona , and visiting fellow at Open Evidence Research, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona.

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Academic article
  • Saltelli, Andrea; van der Sluijs, Jeroen P; Kaiser, Matthias; Reinert, Erik S.; Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar; Giampietro, Mario; Benini, Lorenzo. 2020. The technique is never neutral. How methodological choices condition the generation of narratives for sustainability. Environmental Science and Policy. 87-98.
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Boulanger, Paul-Marie. 2020. Technoscience, policy and the new media. Nexus or vortex? Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. 8 pages.
  • Kuc‑Czarnecka, Marta; Lo Piano, Samuele; Saltelli, Andrea. 2020. Quantitative Storytelling in the Making of a Composite Indicator. Social Indicators Research.
  • Waltner-Toews, David; Biggeri, Annibale; De Marchi, Bruna; Funtowicz, Silvio; Giampietro, Mario; O’Connor, martin; Ravetz, Jerome; Saltelli, Andrea; van der Sluijs, Jeroen P. 2020. Pandemie post-normali. Perché CoViD-19 richiede un nuovo approccio alla scienza. Recenti Progressi in Medicina. 202-204.
  • Sareen, Siddharth; Saltelli, Andrea; Rommetveit, Kjetil. 2020. Ethics of quantification: illumination, obfuscation and performative legitimation. Palgrave Communications.
  • Saltelli, Andrea. 2020. Ethics of quantification or quantification of ethics? Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. 11 pages.
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Puy, Arnald; Lo Piano, Samuele. 2020. Current models underestimate future irrigated areas. Geophysical Research Letters.
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Puy, Arnald; Lo Piano, Samuele. 2020. A sensitivity analysis of the PAWN sensitivity index. Environmental Modelling & Software.
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Aleksankina, Ksenia; Becker, William; Fennell, Pamela; Ferretti, Frederico; Holst, Niels; Li, Sushan; Wu, Qiongli. 2019. Why so many published sensitivity analyses are false: A systematic review of sensitivity analysis practices. Environmental Modelling & Software. 29-39.
  • Lo Piano, Samuele; Saltelli, Andrea; van der Sluijs, Jeroen P. 2019. Silver as a Constraint for a Large-Scale Development of Solar Photovoltaics? Scenario-Making to the Year 2050 Supported by Expert Engagement and Global Sensitivity Analysis. Frontiers in Energy Research.
  • Saltelli, Andrea. 2019. A short comment on statistical versus mathematical modelling. Nature Communications.
  • Saltelli, Andrea. 2018. Why science’s crisis should not become a political battling ground. Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. 85-90.
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Giampietro, Mario. 2017. What is wrong with evidence based policy, and how can it be improved? Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. 62-71.
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar. 2017. What is science’s crisis really about? Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. 5-11.
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Stark, Philip B. 2017. Statistics at the time of the crisis [Statistiche al tempo della crisi]. Epidemiologia & Prevenzione. 165-169.
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Lo Piano, Samuele. 2017. Problematic Quantifications: a Critical Appraisal of Scenario Making for a Global ‘Sustainable’ Food Production. Food ethics. 173-179.
  • Pereira, Angela Guimaraes; Saltelli, Andrea. 2017. Post-normal institutional identities: Quality assurance, reflexivity and ethos of care. Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. 53-61.
  • Araujo, Luisa; Saltelli, Andrea; Schnepf, Sylke V. 2017. Do PISA data justify PISA-based education policy? International Journal of Comparative Education and Development. 20-34.
Popular scientific article
  • Saltelli, Andrea. 2019. Smettiamola di fingere: quantificare non è un’operazione neutrale (Stop pretending: quantification is never neutral). Epidemiologia & Prevenzione. 121-123.
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Stark, Philip B. 2018. Cargo-cult statistics and scientific crisis. Significance.
Feature article
  • Saltelli, Andrea; van der Sluijs, Jeroen P; Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar; De Marchi, Bruna; O'Connor, Martin; Biggeri, Annibale; Giampietro, Mario; Ravetz, Jerome. 2020. Post-normal pandemics: Why COVID-19 requires a new approach to science. Blog of ESRC STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre.
Letter to the editor
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Stark, Philip B. 2018. Fixing statistics is more than a technical issue. Nature. 281-281.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Saltelli, Andrea; Iooss, Bertrand. 2017. Introduction to Sensitivity Analysis. 20 pages.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Moeda, Carlos; Vernos, Isabelle; Kuster, Stephan; Nowotny, Helga; Saltelli, Andrea; Mungiu-Pippidi, Alina; Wouter Vasbinder, Jan; Brooks, Daniel; Cunnigham, Patrick. 2019. Views from a continent in flux. Nature asked nine leading Europeans to pick their top priority for science at this pivotal point. Love, money, and trust got most votes. Nature. 481-484.

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