Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth: May, 24th, 1978

Current position: Associate professor in Silviculture and Forest Management

Institution: Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Education

PhD in Ecology, University of Udine, Italy (2006)

MSc. in Forestry, University of Firenze, Italy (110/110 summa cum laude) (2002)

Appointments

Associate professor in Silviculture and Forest Management, Free University of Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy. 30% of working time according to art. 6, l. 240/2010 (2021-now)

Adjunct researcher, Institute of Bioeconomy, National Research Council of Italy, Firenze, Italy (2020-now)

Associate Professor in Silviculture and Forest Management, Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences, University of Udine, Italy (2015-now)

Visiting scientist, University of Southampton, United Kingdom (2013-now)

Visiting scientist, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany (2019).

Visiting scientist at Chair of Silviculture, University of Freiburg, Germany (2016)

Adjunct researcher, Institute of Biometeorology, National Research Council of Italy, Firenze, Italy (2011-2019)

Full-time Lecturer, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Udine (2009-2015)

Post-Doc, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Udine (2006-2009)

Visiting scientist, College of Forestry, Oregon State University (2005)

Additional education and awards

Short listed for the position of Jackson Senior Research Fellow in Land Use and Environmental Change at University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2019)

Short listed for the position of Professor in Forest Resources and Agroforest Systems at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany (2018)

Short listed for the position of Chair (W2) of Forest Growth and Woody Biomass Production at the University of Dresden, Germany (2017)

Positive evaluation to become Full Professor in “Silviculture and Forest Management”, Italian Ministry of Research and Education (MIUR), Roma, Italy (2016)

Research scholarship by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, Germany) for a research period at University of Freiburg, Germany

Memberships

Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology

Italian Academy of Forest Sciences

Main Research interests

Land use changes and forest management; impacts of climate change on croplands and forests and possible mitigation strategies; biodiversity and forest ecosystem functions and services; agro-forest systems in developing countries

Editorial activities

Editorial Board, Forests (2021-now)

Subject Editor, iForest (2015-now)

Editorial Advisory Board, Global Change Biology Bioenergy (2017-2019)

Responsibilities

Coordinator of the PhD course “Environmental life sciences”. University of Trieste, Italy (2016 – now)

Vice-Rector for International Relations, University of Udine, Italy (2019 – now)

Delegate of the Rector for International Mobility, University of Udine, Italy (2014 – 2019)

Member of the Technical-scientific Parks and Reserves committee at the Regional Government of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy (2011-now)

Research projects (selection)

“Shared PRIvate FORest MANagement in Eastern Alps (PRI.FOR.MAN.)” funded by Regional Government of Friuli Venezia Giulia through PSR (2020-now; coordinator of research unit))

“Innovative solutions for efficient water use in cross- border viticulture (ACQUAVITIS)” funded by European Union - INTERREG V-A ITALIJA-SLOVENIJA 2014-2020 (2020-now; co-coordinator of research unit)

“Pilot test on introduction of improved pyrolytic clean cooking systems in north-west and east regions of Burundi” funded by WorldBank (2017-2019; subcontractor)

“BIOCHAR-PLUS - Energy, health, agricultural and environmental benefits from biochar use: building capacities in ACP Countries” funded by European Union ACP Science and Technology Programme (2014-2017; member of research unit)

“EXPEER - Distributed infrastructure for EXPErimentation in Ecosystem Research” funded by FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1 (2011-2016; member of research unit)

Publications metrics (Scopus, Updated: 10/03/2022)

h-index: 25

Sum of the Times Cited: 2696

Since 2005, I have published 96 papers distributed among international journals (67), national journals (14), book chapters (13) and books (2).

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