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)

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

Spoke Leader National Biodiversity Future Centre (2022-2026)

ICOS Italy Focal Point (2015- 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: 54; Citations: 9871; Mean IF: 5.1; from Google Scholar


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


Il CNR IRET in onda su Linea Verde Life

Sabato 25 marzo, l’Istituto di Ricerca sugli Ecosistemi Terrestri del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-IRET) è stato tra i protagonisti della puntata settimanale di LineaRead More →

ITINERIS: un’opportunità per il paese e le RI in campo ambientale

Con ben 22 Infrastrutture di Ricerca coinvolte e un budget di oltre 150 milioni di euro, il progetto Italian Integrated Environmental Research Infrastructures System (ITINERIS)Read More →

Mission Carbon Neutrality: Italian science at the forefront on Climate Neutrality

Over the next two and a half years Italy will receive 150 million in investment in research infrastructures. Italian scientific community reunited in Rome, onRead More →

Obiettivo Carbon Neutrality, disponibile il programma della Conferenza ICOS Italy

Il 27 e il 28 settembre, a Roma, presso la sede centrale del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, in Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, si terrà la conferenza nazionale organizzataRead More →

La Presidente del CNR visita l’IRET di Porano

Nella splendida cornice di Villa Paolina, a Porano (TR), che ospita l’Istituto di Ricerca sugli Ecosistemi Terrestri (IRET), la Presidente del Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheRead More →

National biodiversity future centre: 14 researchers to be hired at Cnr-Iret during fall 2022

The Institute of research on terrestrial ecosystems (Iret) of the National research council (Cnr) will launch a call for 14 positions of Researcher and TechnologistRead More →

National Biodiversity Center, constitutional Act signed

With the signing of the constitutional Act, the National Biodiversity Future Center (NBFC) is becoming a reality. Coordinated by the National Research Council, this ambitiousRead More →

XIII SISEF Congress, an unprecedented success

The XIII SISEF Congress, which took place in Orvieto from May 29th to June 1st, recorded over 400 participants, who gathered in various central placesRead More →

Call for Abstract for ICOS Italy National Conference

The ICOS National Conference “Mission Carbon Neutrality: role, status and perspectives of environmental observations” opened the Call for Abstract. The conference, which will be heldRead More →

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 →

Science Europe LEGS Committee papers


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