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)

Senior Researcher at Institute of Agro-Environmental & Forest Biology (IBAF), National Research Council (CNR) (Jan 2010-to date)

Member of Czechglobe, Centre of Excellence for Studies on Climate Change of AVCR, Brno (Czech Republic) (November 2010-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 80 papers on International Journals/Books (H-index: 40; Citations: 4470; Mean IF: 5.05; from Google Scholar

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


Science-Policy-Business-Forum 2-3 December 2017, UN Environment Headquarters, Nairobi

European Commission, represented by Carlo Calfapietra, Paul Mahoney and the Officers Tiago Frejtas and Jacopo Bordignon, presented the priority area of the Nature based SolutionsRead More →

È autunno, a Roma (e non solo) cadono gli alberi – Articolo su Repubblica.it

Nella capitale quest’anno ne sono crollati 34. Colpa dei temporali, del clima, dell’età, ma anche di funghi e malattie, che oggi si potrebbero diagnosticare inRead More →

Lungs of the Earth – forest policies for climate and health – 28 september 2017 – European Parliament

Forests are a crucial element of tackling climate change, cleaning the air and providing materials and energy. A legislative framework for forests must therefore recogniseRead More →

An impact evaluation framework to support planning and evaluation of nature-based solutions projects – Eklipse

An impact evaluation framework to support planning and evaluation of nature-based solutions projectsRead More →

SPECIAL ISSUE-JEQ-The Urban Forest and Ecosystem Services

Editors: S. J. Livesley, E. G. McPherson and C. CalfapietraRead More →


Choose the best tree  to improve the environment in your cityRead More →

Science Europe LEGS Committee papers


EU Parliament Interview Highlights

Conference GI and NBS, Orvieto, Highlights

GreenInUrbs dissemination video

Interview Calfapietra Rome Workshop on Urban Forests

Megacities 2050 Conference, Moscow, Highlights