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)

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

Senior Researcher at Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET, formerly 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)

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 80 papers on International Journals/Books (H-index: 44; Citations: 5110; Mean IF: 5.05; from Google Scholar

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


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 →

New H2020 ProGIReg project started

On 1st June 2018 the H2020 project ProGIReg “Productive Green Infrastructure for post-industrial urban regeneration” has officially started. The project funded by EU Commission withRead More →

Large Lab Experiment on Temperature manipulation and BVOC completed

A large and innovative lab experiment involving a number of Eucalyptus camaldulensis small trees has been carried out for several week in the last summerRead More →

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 →

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