HOMEBorn on March, 07 1973; Married, with two children
Degree in Forestry at University of Tuscia, Viterbo (1998)
Degree in Flute at the State Music Conservatorium of Perugia (1993)
PhD in Forest Ecology at University of Padova (2002)

Director of the Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET, formerly IBAF), National Research Council (CNR) (Jun 2018-to date)

Research Director at Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET), National Research Council (CNR) (May 2019-to date)

Member of Czechglobe, Centre of Excellence for Studies on Climate Change of AVCR, Brno (Czech Republic) (November 2010-to date)

Expert of European Commission for Nature-Based Solutions (July 2016-to date)

Fields of interest: Green infrastructure, urban forests, urban resilience and sustainability, plant ecophysiology in relation to stress, adaptation-mitigation to global change, air pollution, Carbon and GHG fluxes, VOC, forest plantations, forest fires, extreme environments

Author of more than 100 papers on International Journals/Books (H-index: 51; Citations: 8782; Mean IF: 5.1; from Google Scholar
http://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=it&user=lawYUQcAAAAJ&view_op=list_works)



 



Eddy Covariance Station Urban Park Capodimonte, Naples (from RAI2 12-12-2015)

NEWS

Mission Carbon Neutrality: role, status and perspectives of environmental observations

A national conference will be held in Rome on the 27th and 28th of September, and the main goal will be to discuss and highlightRead More →

Climate change: ecosystems adaptation and mitigation

During the “Festival of Science and Philosophy – Virtue and Canocenza”, held in Foligno, Carlo Calfapietra, Director of the Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems,Read More →

First evaluation of the National Centre of Biodiversity positively completed

The start of the National Biodiversiy Future Centre (NBFC), funded by Italian PNRR through Ministry of Education of Research and coordinated by CNR is approaching.Read More →

ICOS, Lampedusa station to become a unique multiperspective environment observation site

The Lampedusa atmospheric station (IT-Lmp), part of the ICOS Italy network, recently completed the installation of marine instrumentation for measuring air-sea exchanges. The installation wasRead More →

ProGIreg, Nature Based Solutions for urban regeneration

“Nature Based Solutions (NBSs) are a very important topic nowadays under the Green Deal”, says Carlo Calfapietra, Director of the Institute of Research on TerrestrialRead More →

Minister of University and Research Messa and CNR President Carrozza visiting CNR-IRET and ICOS Station of Capodimonte in Naples

On June 17, 2021, Minister Maria Cristina Messa and CNR President Maria Chiara Carrozza accompanied by Director of CNR-IRET and Focal Point ICOS Italia CarloRead More →

Nature-Based solutions – State of the art in EU-funded projects

A group of six international experts (including dr. Carlo Calfapietra) selected by EU have worked to assess what EU funded projects have produced in theRead More →

Prime Minister Conte and CNR-IRET at WFUF 2019 Milan

On November 21 and 22, 2019 the second World Forum On Urban Forests Two days of ideas and actions for new forests within cities andRead More →

13.5 M€ project Pro_ICOS Med officially started

In fall 2019 the Infrastructural project Pro_ICOS-Med (Potenziamento della Rete di Osservazione ICOS-Italia nel Mediterraneo) started with the launch of the first tenders. The 13.5Read More →

CNR-IRET coordinating PRIN-EUFORICC project

Establishing Urban FORest based solutions In Changing Cities (EUFORICC) project started in September 2019 under the coordination of Carlo Calfapietra (CNR-IRET). The project will focusRead More →

Science Europe LEGS Committee papers

VIDEO

proGIreg interview – NBS benefit assessment

EU Parliament Interview Highlights

Conference GI and NBS, Orvieto, Highlights

EUGIC 2017 Budapest Interview

GreenInUrbs dissemination video

Interview Calfapietra Rome Workshop on Urban Forests

Megacities 2050 Conference, Moscow, Highlights