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Raschi Antonio

Direttore Raschi

Antonio Raschi, born in Florence, Italy, in 1955.

Agronomist, has been working as a researcher for CNR since 1982.

In 1985 and 1989 he worked as a visiting scientist at the Institute of Ecology of Edinburgh University.

His main scientific interests have been related to plant ecophysiology, global change, and more recently to rural development and to science dissemination.

Since 2009 he is Director of the Institute of Biometeorology of the National Research Council (CNR-IBIMET).

He has taken part in several European Projects and he has been National Delegate in five COST Projects.

He is author or co-author of more than 100 refereed papers.


Recently published papers

  • Ugolini, F., Tognetti, R., Bussotti, F., Raschi, A., Ennos, A.R. (2014) Wood hydraulic and mechanical properties induced by low water availability on two ornamental species Photinia x fraseri var. Red Robin and Viburnum opulus L. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 13, 158-165.
  • Haworth, M., Raschi, A. (2014) an assessment of the use of epidermal micro-morphological features to estimate leaf economics of Late Triassic-Early Jurassic fossil Ginkgoales. Review of Palaeobotany and Palinology, 205, 1-8.
  • Chiesi, M., Rapi, B.,  Battista, P.,  Fibbi, L.,  Gozzini, B., Magno, R., Raschi, A., Maselli, F. (2013) Combination of ground and satellite data for the operational estimation of daily evapotranspiration European Journal of Remote Sensing, 46, 675-688. Ugolini F., Bacci L., Tognetti R., Raschi A. (2013) Quercus ilex L. as bioaccumulator for heavy metals in urban areas: effectiveness of tree distance from traffic and of leaf washing for analysis. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 12, 4, 576-584.
  • Ugolini, F., Massetti, L., Tagliaferri, G., Lanini, G.M., Screti, C., Raschi, A. (2012) introducing climate change topics in science teaching through the 5e model of ibl: teachers perspectives. In: Chova, L.G., Martinez, A.L., Torres, I.C. (Eds.)  5th international conference of education, research and innovation (ICERI 2012), pp. 2772-2777.
  • Predieri S., Gatti E., Magli M., Bertazza G., Drago S., Raschi A. (2012). Traditional Chestnut Cultivar Quality Assessment as a Tool for Food-Tourism Development in Tuscany Apennine Mountain Area  Journal of Food Science and Engineering, 2, 3, 157-162.
  • Figueiredo, E., Raschi, A. (2012) Immersed in green? Reconfiguring the italian countryside through rural tourism promotional materials (In: Hyde, K.F., Ryan, C., Woodside, A.G. (Eds.) Field guide to case study research in tourism, hospitality and leisure). Advances in Culture Tourism and Hospitality Research, 6, 17-44.
  • Ugolini, F, Bussotti, F, Lanini, GM , Raschi, A, Tani, C, Tognetti, R (2012)  Leaf gas exchanges and photosystem efficiency of the holm oak in urban green areas of Florence, Italy Urban Forestry & Urban Greening,  11, 3, 313-319


  • Niu, SL, et al. (2012) Thermal optimality of net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide and underlying mechanisms. New Phythologist, 194, 3, 775-783
  • Ugolini F., Raschi A. (2011). Offer and demand of e-learning with interest toward rural areas. Italian results from Eruralnet project. In: Chova, L.G., Belenguer, D.M., Martinez, A.L. (Eds.)  3rd International conference on education and new learning technologies, Book series: Edulearn Proc., pp. 7087-7095.
  • Haworth, M., Gallagher, A., Elliott-Kingston, C., Raschi, A., Marandola, D ,McElwain, JC,  (2010) Stomatal index responses of Agrostis canina to CO2 and sulphur dioxide: implications for palaeo-[CO2] using the stomatal proxy. New Phythologist, 188, 3, 845-855.
  • Kaligaric, M., Tognetti, R., Janzekovic, F., Raschi, A. (2008). Leaf fluctuating asymmetry of Myrtus Communis L., affected by increases in atmospheric CO2 concentration: Evidence from a natural CO2 spring. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 17, 4, 503-508.
  • Cermak, J., Tognetti, R., Nadezhdina, N., Raschi, A.(2008). Stand structure and foliage distribution in Quercus pubescens and Quercus cerris forests in Tuscany (central Italy). Forest ecology and management, 255, 5-6, 1810-1819.
  • Bahn, M., Rodeghiero, M., Anderson-Dunn, M., Dore, S., Gimeno, C., Drosler, M., Williams, M., Ammann, C., Berninger, F., Flechard, C., Jones, S., Balzarolo, M., Kumar, S., Newesely, C., Priwitzer, T., Raschi, A., Siegwolf, R., Susiluoto, S., Tenhunen, J., Wohlfahrt, G., Cernusca, A. (2008). Soil Respiration in European Grasslands in Relation to Climate and Assimilate Supply. Ecosystems, 11, 8, 1352–1367
  • Raschi, A., Tognetti, R., Lanini, M., Marchi, S., Baronti, S., Selvi, F. (2008) Structure and composition of a Mediterranean grassland community grown under Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (MiniFACE). Community Ecology, 9 (S), 141-151.
  • Baronti, S., Tognetti, R., Lanini, G.M., Tonon, G., Raschi, A. (2008) Soil respiration and microbial activity in a Mediterranean grassland exposed to Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE). Community Ecology, 9 (S),65-73.