Forest ecology and biogeochemical cycles

Research Unit (EFCB) - Quantify the inter-annual changes in the carbon and greenhouse gas.

Climate change effect on ecosystems and the role of the ecosystem in mitigating climate change are some of the most actual themes of environmental research.

The interdisciplinary study on the interactions between vegetation, soil and climate is carried out also analysing the soil-canopy interaction, focusing on humus dynamics. Those studies on vegetation-soil-climate interactions lead to very interesting results both for the international scientific community (pilot projects development on carbon balance at a regional scale) and for the regional stakeholders (management optimisation, definition of guidelines for a sustainable use of forest resources).

Our research activities are focused on the interactions between vegetation canopy and the atmosphere chemical-physical layer; considering also soil structure and functionality. In particular, energy and matter (carbon, water, nitrogen) fluxes between atmosphere and biosphere are analysed and models simulating vegetation systems and turbulent and radiative transfer are used.

The results are upscaled at a regional scale to obtain a carbon balance integrating ground data bases and remote sensing data.

Person in charge


Name Phone Mobile Email
ISAAC CHINI 0461615368 3356813552
LORIS VESCOVO 0461615379
MAURO CAVAGNA 0461615681 3356014144
MICHELE DALPONTE (Website) 0461615596
MIRCO RODEGHIERO 0461615870 3356014134
NICOLA LA PORTA 0461615396 3357822115
ROBERTO ZAMPEDRI 0461615681 3316892441