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 about 100 papers on International Journals/Books (H-index: 48; Citations: 7886; Mean IF: 5.1; from Google Scholar

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


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 →

Futuro24: studiare le piante per migliorare il mondo

Lotta all’inquinamento, sostenibilità, possibilità di colonizzare altri pianeti. Le piante sono al centro di moltissimi progetti high-tech. Futuro24 va alla scoperta delle sperimentazioni avanzate delRead More →

Lezioni sulla fine del mondo. La ricostruzione della città

Al Macro Asilo, per “Lezioni sulla fine del mondo” curato da Marta Francocci, in mediapartnership con Rai Cultura,si incontrano Stefano Boeri, architetto e urbanista, Carlo Calfapietra,Read More →

Interview Sole 24ore World Forum on Urban Forests

Si terrà a Mantova la prima edizione del Forum Mondiale sulle Foreste Urbane dal 28 novembre al 1 dicembre. Il forum chiama a raccolta oltreRead More →

Carlo Calfapietra nominated Acting Director of CNR-IRET

On 19th September 2018 following the reorganization of CNR, Institutes IBAF and ISE have been suppressed and IRET (Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems) wasRead More →

Carlo Calfapietra nominated Acting Director of CNR-IBAF

On 1st June 2018 Carlo Calfapietra has been nominated Acting Director of CNR-IBAF. The Institute which is actually involving 4 venues Porano, Monterotondo (Roma), NapoliRead More →

Science Europe LEGS Committee papers


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