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Marco Morabito

Researcher at the Institute of Biometeorology of the National Research Council. The research programme takes part of the MeteoSalute Project.

E-Mail: m.morabito@ibimet.cnr.it

Tel. +39 055 5226041

Fax. +39 055 444083

Cell. +39 348 0937319

He was born in Naples on August 1, 1971.

 

  • In 2000 he obtained a degree in Forestry and Environmental Sciences from the University of Florence.
  • In 2004 he obtained a doctorate degree in Science of the Soil and Climatology following the Forestry and Environmental Sciences of the University of Florence.
  • In 2006 he obtained a first degree University Master in Applied Meteorology of the University of Florence.

Main scientific working experiences

  • From March 2014 until now he is a temporary Researcher of the Institute of Biometeorology of the National Research Council.
  • From January 2010 to January 2014 he was a temporary Researcher of the Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Science and of the Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences - University of Florence.
  • From 2005 to 2009 he was an University Research Collaborator of the Interdepartmental Centre of Bioclimatology (CIBIC) with the administrative seat at the Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Science (DISAT) of the University of Florence.
  • In 2008 he was involved as a scientific consultant during the scientific expedition at the Everest Base Camp in Nepal for the Scientific Project HIGH altitude CArdiovascular REsearch (HIGHCARE). This project was coordinated by the University of Milan (Bicocca), The Institute for Auxology in Milan, and by the University of Florence.
  • Outer member of the Commission for the State Government conclusive Exams of the Courses of Study of Instruction Secondary Superior, Academic Year 2007/2008. The subject matter assigned to me was: “Aeronautic Meteorology and Training” Istituto Dante Alighieri – c/o I.T. Aeronautico non Stat. “Lindbergh Fly”.
  • In 2007 he took place a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) in Oulu (Finland) in the field of the COST action 730 titled “Towards a Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI for Assessing the Thermal Environment of the Human Being”. COST STSM Reference Number: COST-STSM-730-1681.
  • In 2007 he was a Scientific Advisor in the area of interest of the COST 730 action titled “Towards a Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI for Assessing the Thermal Environment of the Human Being” in Sofia (Bulgaria).
  • In 2006 he had a Collaboration with the Foundation for Climate and Sustainability (FCS). He carried out studies on clothing comfort (TESSITURA Project).
  • In 2006 he collaborated to the Project “The realization of a biometeorological and bioclimatological information service to the healthcare professions and the population” at the Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Science (DISAT) of the University of Florence.
  • In 2006 he had a collaboration at the Institute of Biometeorology (IBIMET) of the National Research Council. In this context he carried out biometeorological studies with particular references to the clothing comfort research. Studies on termophisiological monitoring system by using a model of a local comfort for clothing (the ISATEM Project) were carried out. Moreover, there were collected the measurement data of clothing comfort for the LAMMA-TEST Project.
  • In 2005 and 2006 he participated as a Scientific Consultant to the scientific expedition promoted by the University of Florence and the University Bicocca of Milan to study the reactions of the human body in conditions of hypoxia and performing environmental and microclimatic monitoring of the human body at high altitudes (at the Capanna Margherita mountain hut at 4554m a.s.l).
  • In 2001 he had a collaboration with Ce.S.I.A. (Center for the Agricolture Application and Information Study). In particular, he was involved in data collection and elaboration. These data were used to make analyses with the particular reference to the urban environment.

Projects

  • 2004-2014 The MeteoSalute Project. Biometeorological and bioclimatological information direct to healthcare practitioners and population.
  • 2012-2014 The PIF Project – COMfort and SOstenibilità. The Local Tuscany Wool (COMSOLATO). PSR 2007-2013 of the Tuscany Region.
  • 2012-2014 The Project Smart Monitoring Integrated System for a Healthy Urban ENVironment in Smart Cities (Smart HealthyENV). POR CReO 2007 – 2013
  • 2011-2013 The research and tecnological innovation Project “Filiera del Tessile Sostenibile”. This project was financed in the range of the National Research Council.
  • 2008-2011 The Project Methods for the Improvement of Vulnerability Assessment in Europe (MOVE). Seventh Framework Programme, N. 211590.
  • 2008-2010 The Stategic Programme “Environment and Health” of the Italian Health Ministry – General Direction of Scientific and Tecnological Research financed - art.12 bis Decreto Legislativo229/99.
  • 2006-2009 Project of great relevance and collaboration between Italy and Yemen: “HYpertension and Diabetes in Yemen” (HYDY).
  • 2006-2007 The TESSITURA Project: Tecnologies for Sostenibility development and innovation in the tradition and use of agricolture resources.
  • 2005-2006 The LaMMA-Test Project founded by the Tuscany Region.

 

Publications on International peer review Journals

  • Morabito M, Iannuccilli M, Crisci A, Capecchi V, Baldasseroni A, Orlandini S, Gensini GF. Air temperature exposure and outdoor occupational injuries: a significant cold effect in Central Italy. Occup Environ Med. 2014 Oct;71(10):713-6. DOI: 10.1136/oemed-2014-102204.
  • Morabito M, Grifoni D, Crisci A, Fibbi L, Orlandini S, Gensini GF, Zipoli G. Might outdoor heat stress be considered a proxy for the unperceivable effect of the ultraviolet-induced risk of erythema in Florence? Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 2014 Jan;130:338-348. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2013.12.009.
  • Morabito M, Crisci A, Messeri A, Capecchi V, Modesti PA, Gensini GF, Orlandini S. Environmental temperature and thermal indices: what is the most effective predictor of heat-related mortality in different geographical contexts? The Scientific World Journal. 2014 Article ID 961750, 15 pages. DOI: 10.1155/2013/ 961750.
  • Modesti PA, Rapi S, Gensini GF, Morabito M, Orlandini S, Massetti L, Mancia G, Parati G. Response to seasonal changes in blood pressure: possible interaction between sunlight and brain serotonin. Hypertension. 2013 Jul;62(1):e2. DOI: 10.1161/HYP.0b013e31829d239a
  • Modesti PA, Morabito M, Massetti L, Rapi S, Orlandini S, Mancia G, Gensini GF, Parati G. Seasonal blood pressure changes: an independent relationship with temperature and daylight hours. Hypertension. 2013 Apr;61(4):908-914. DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111. 00315.
  • Morabito M, Crisci A, Moriondo M, Profili F, Francesconi P, Trombi G, Bindi M, Gensini GF, Orlandini S. Air temperature-related human health outcomes: current impact and estimations of future risks in Central Italy. Sci Total Environ. 2012 Dec 15;441:28-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.09.056.
  • Morabito M, Profili F, Crisci A, Francesconi P, Gensini GF, Orlandini S. Heat-related mortality in the Florentine area (Italy) before and after the exceptional 2003 heat wave in Europe: an improved public health response? Int J Biometeorol. 2012 Sep;56(5):801-810. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-011-0481-y.
  • Petralli M, Morabito M, Cecchi L, Crisci A, Orlandini S. Urban morbidity in summer: ambulance dispatch data, periodicity and weather. Central European Journal of Medicine. 2012 Dec;7(6):775-782. DOI: 10.2478/s1153 6-012-0056-2.
  • Capecchi V; Crisci A; Melani S; Morabito M; Politi P. Fractal characterization of rain-gauge networks and precipitations: an application in Central Italy. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2012 Feb;107(3-4):541-546. DOI: 10.1007/s 00704-011-0503-z.
  • Morabito M, Crisci A, Vallorani R, Modesti PA, Gensini GF, Orlandini S. Innovative approaches helpful to enhance knowledge on weather-related stroke events over a wide geographical area and a large population. Stroke. 2011 Mar;42(3):593-600. DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.110.602037.
  • Morabito M, Pavlinic DZ, Crisci A, Capecchi V, Orlandini S, Mekjavic IB. Determining optimal clothing ensembles based on weather forecasts, with particular reference to outdoor winter military activities. Int J Biometeorol. 2011 Jul;55(4):481-490. DOI: 10.1007/s00484010-0357-6.
  • Modesti P, Morabito M, Massetti L, Cambi GE, Bilo G, Caldara G, Orlandini S, Mancia G, Gensini GF, Parati G. Seasonal Changes and Morning Blood Pressure Surge. Which Role for Outdoor and Indoor Air Temperature? Abstract published in Journal of Hypertension. 2010; 28:e494. DOI: 10.1097/01.hjh.0000379685.02202.9.
  • Morabito M, Crisci A, Cecchi L, Modesti PA, Maracchi G, Gensini GF, Orlandini S. A biometeorological procedure for weather forecast to assess the optimal outdoor clothing insulation. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Sep;104(2):221-228. DOI: 10.1007/s0 0421-008-0686-x
  • Morabito M, Crisci A, Orlandini S, Maracchi G, Gensini GF, Modesti PA. A synoptic approach to weather conditions discloses a relationship with ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensives. Am J Hypertens. 2008 Jul;21(7):748-752. DOI: 10.1038/ajh.2008.177.
  • Bartolini G, Morabito M, Crisci A, Grifoni D, Torrigiani T, Petralli M, Maracchi G, Orlandini S. Recent trends in Tuscany (Italy) summer temperature and indices of extremes. Int. J. Climatology. 2008 Feb;28:1751-1760. DOI: 10.1002/joc.16 73.
  • Cecchi L, Malaspina TT, Albertini R, Zanca M, Ridolo E, Usberti I, Morabito M, Dall'Aglio P, Orlandini S. The contribution of long-distance transport to the presence of Ambrosia pollen in central northern Italy. Aerobiologia. 2007 Jun;23(2):145-151. DOI: 10.1007/s10453-007-9060-4.
  • Malaspina TT, Cecchi L, Morabito M, Onorari M, Domeneghetti MP, Orlandini S. Influence of meteorological conditions on male flower phenology of Cupressus sempervirens and correlation with pollen production in Florence. Trees. 2007 Sep;21(5):507-514. DOI: 10.1007/s00468-007-0143-1.
  • De Felice C, Costantini D, De Capua B, Morabito M, Cecchi L, Bartolini G, Bechelli S, Latini G, Orlandini S. Abstracts from the 48th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Research, Prague, Czech Republic, October 6 - 8, 2007. Outdoor temperature before birth influences transient otoacoustic emissions responses in newborns. Acta Paediatrica. 2007; 96:141 (ISSN:0931-1890).
  • Modesti PA, Vanni S, Morabito M, Modesti A, Marchetta M, Gamberi T, Sofi F, Savia G, Mancia G, Gensini GF, Parati G. Role of endothelin-1 in exposure to high altitude: Acute Mountain Sickness and Endothelin-1 (ACME-1) study. Circulation. 2006 Sep 26;114(13):1410-1416. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA. 105.605527.
  • Morabito M, Cecchi L, Crisci A, Modesti PA, Orlandini S. Relationship between work-related accidents and hot weather conditions in Tuscany (central Italy). Ind Health. 2006 Jul;44(3):458-464. DOI: 10.2486/indhealth.44.458.
  • Morabito M, Crisci A, Grifoni D, Orlandini S, Cecchi L, Bacci L, Modesti PA, Gensini GF, Maracchi G. Winter air-mass-based synoptic climatological approach and hospital admissions for myocardial infarction in Florence, Italy. Environ Res. 2006 Sep;102(1):52-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2005.12.007.
  • Cecchi L, Morabito M, Paola Domeneghetti M, Crisci A, Onorari M, Orlandini S. Long distance transport of ragweed pollen as a potential cause of allergy in central Italy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006 Jan;96(1):86-91. DOI: 10.1016/S1081-1206 (10)61045-9.
  • Modesti PA, Morabito M, Bertolozzi I, Massetti L, Panci G, Lumachi C, Giglio A, Bilo G, Caldara G, Lonati L, Orlandini S, Maracchi G, Mancia G, Gensini GF, Parati G. Weather-related changes in 24-hour blood pressure profile: effects of age and implications for hypertension management. Hypertension. 2006 Feb;47(2):155-161. DOI: 10.1161/01.HYP.0000199192.17126.d4.
  • Modesti PA, Morabito M., Bertolozzi I, Massetti L, Panci G, Giglio A, Bilo G, Caldara G, Lonati L, Orlandini S, Maracchi G, Mancia G, Gensini GF, Parati G. Abstracts from the Sixteenth European Meeting on Hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension, Madrid, June 12 - 16, 2006. Weather related changes in 24-hour blood pressure profile: Implications for hypertension management. Journal of Hypertension. 2006; 24(Supp.4):S11-S11 (ISSN:0263-6352).
  • Modesti PA, Vanni S, Morabito M, Olivo G, Modesti A, Marchetta T, Savia G, Mancia G, Gensini GF, Parati G. Abstracts from the Sixteenth European Meeting on Hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension, Madrid, June 12 - 16, 2006. Role of Endothelin-1 in the regulation of water sodium balance at altitude. Acme-1 study. Journal of Hypertension. 2006; 24(Supp.4):S296-S296 (ISSN:0263-6352).
  • Morabito M., Crisci A, Cecchi L, Orlandini S, Panci G, Maracchi G, Gensini GF, Modesti PA. Abstracts from the Sixteenth European Meeting on Hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension, Madrid, June 12 - 16, 2006. Ambulatory blood pressure related to winter air-mass-based synoptic climatological approach in Florence, Italy. Journal of Hypertension. 2006; 24(Supp.4):S303-S303 (ISSN:0263-6352).
  • Morabito M., Cecchi L, Crisci A, Modesti PA, Orlandini S. The effect of hot weather conditions on work-related accidents in two Italian cities. Epidemiology. 2006; 17:S510-S510 (ISSN:1044-3983).
  • Morabito M, Modesti PA, Cecchi L, Crisci A, Orlandini S, Maracchi G, Gensini GF. Relationships between weather and myocardial infarction: a biometeorological approach. Int J Cardiol. 2005 Dec 7;105(3):288-293. DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2004.12.047.
  • Modesti PA, Orlandini S, Morabito M., Cecchi L, Lombardo C, Baldelli G, Fauzi E, Parati G, Gensini GF. New findings on seasonal changes in blood pressure: Higher night-time systolic blood pressure in the elderly during summer time. Journal of Hypertension. 2004; 22:S3-S4 (ISSN:0263-6352).