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Baronti Silvia

Assegnista di Ricerca.  
E-Mail: s.baronti@ibimet.cnr.it
Skype: Silviab76
Tel: 055-3033711055-3033711
Fax: 055-308910
Cell: 3204258497

Born in Empoli (Florence) Italy, 18/03/1976

2012: PhD in Soil Science and Climatology, University of Florence with dissertation " Impact of biochar application on plant water relations in Vitis Vinifera
2004 Coursework Masters in Organic and Biodynamic Agriculture, Agriculture Faculty (Florence)
2003: Degree in Environmental and Forest Sciences, Università di Firenze, with dissertation “Effetti delle elevate concentrazioni di CO2 sull’ambiente edafico”

2003 (May- July) WSL, Birmensdorf- Zurigo. Working Contract. I was responsible for Studies of dendrocronology e dendroclimatology in Mediterranean hoods (Radicondoli SI, S.Rossore, PI) under the supervision of Dr. Paolo Cherubini

2004-in course: Junior Research at CNR-Ibimet Institute of Biometeorology Ecophysiological studies and measurement of N2O and CO2 fluxes from soils.


Her research activities focus on environmental sustainability and Ecophysiology. She collaborates and has worked University of Florence, at the Department of Plant Biology of the University of Pisa.
She has experience in soil respiration with P.P. system (K. J. Parkinson). Laboratory skills include chemical and microbiological analysis (measurement of microbial activity by spectrophotometer analysis. I’m experience on ecophysiological studies and measurement of N2O and CO2 fluxes from soils. I worked on the effects of the increasing CO2 in natural and cultivated plants, on modelling of the durum wheat and on monitoring fluxes and biomass/ Net Primary Productivity measurement in agro ecosystems using the eddy covariance techniques


ISI-Journal Articles:

1. Genesio L.,Miglietta F., Baronti S., Vaccari F.P. 2015. Biochar increases vineyard productivity without affecting grape quality: Results from a four years field experiment in Tuscany. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 1, 20-25. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2014.11.021

2. Rombolà, A. G., Meredith, W., Snape, C. E., Baronti, S., Genesio, L., Vaccari, F. P., ... & Fabbri, D. 2015. Fate of soil organic carbon and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a vineyard soil treated with biochar. Environmental science & technology, 49(18), 11037-11044.

3.F.PVaccari,A.Maienza,F.Miglietta,S.Baronti,S.Dilonardo,L.Giagnoni,A.Lagomarsino,A.Pozzi,E.Pusceddu,R.Ranieri,G.Valboa,L. Genesio.2015. Biochar stimulates plant growth but not fruit yield of processing Tomato in a fertile soil. 2015. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 207, 163-170

4. Ventura M., Alberti G., Viger M., Jenkins J. R., Girardin C., Baronti S., Zaldei A., Taylor G.4, Cornelia Rumpel C.,  Miglietta F., Tonon. 2014. Biochar mineralization and priming effect on SOM decomposition in two European short rotation coppices. Global Change Biology and Bioenergy, DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12219

5. Criscuoli I., Alberti G., Baronti S., Favilli F., Martinez C., Calzolari C., Pusceddu E., Rumpel C., Viola R., Miglietta F. 2014. Carbon sequestration and fertility after centennial time scale in corporation of charcoal into soil. PLOS ONE. (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091114).

6. Baronti S., Vaccari, F. P., Miglietta, F., Calzolari, C., Lugato, E., Orlandini, S., R. Pini, C. Zulian, Genesio, L. 2014. Impact of biochar application on plant water relations in Vitis vinifera (L.). European Journal of Agronomy. 53, 38-44.

7. Rutigliano F.A. Romano M., Marzaioli R., Baglivo I., Baronti S., Miglietta F., Castaldi S. 2014. Effect of biochar addition on soil microbial community in a wheat crop. European Journal of Soil Biology. 60,  9-15

8. Palese A.M., Magno R., Casacchia T., Curci M., Baronti S., Miglietta F., Crecchio C., Xiloyannis C., and Sofo A. 2013. Soil characterization of abandoned and extensively cultivated olive orchards. The Scientific World Journal, Volume 2013, Article ID 496278, 6 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/496278

9. Rossi R., Amato M., Pollice A., Bitella G., Gomes JJ., Bochicchio R., Baronti S. 2013. Electrical resistivity tomography to detect the effects of tillage in a soil with a variable rock fragment content. European Journal Of Soil Science. 64, 239-248 DOI: 10.1111/ejss.12024

10. Lugato, E., Vaccari F.P., Genesio, L., Baronti S., Pozzi A., Rack M., Woods J., Simonetti G., Montanarella L., Miglietta F. 2013. An energy-biochar chain involving biomass gasification and rice cultivation in Northern Italy. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 5, 192-201 DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.

11. Di Lonardo S., Vaccari F.P., Baronti S., Capuana M., Bacci L., Sabatini F., Lambardi M., Miglietta F. 2013. Biochar successfully replaces activated charcoal for in vitro culture of two white poplar clones reducing ethylene concentration. Plant Growth Regulation. 69, 43-50 DOI: 10.1007/s10725-012-9745

12. Genesio L., Miglietta F., Lugato E., Baronti S., Pieri M., Vaccari F P. 2012. Surface albedo following biochar application in durum wheat. Environmental Research Letter. 7 014025 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/014025

13. Baronti S., Alberti G., Delle Vedove G., Di Gennaro F., Fellet G., Genesio L., Miglietta F., Peressotti A., Vaccari F.P. 2010. The biochar option to improve plant yields: first results from some field and pot experiments in Italy. ItalianJournal of Agronomy. 5: 3-11

14. Castaldi S, Riondino M, Baronti S., Esposito FR, Marzaioli R, Rutigliano FA, Vaccari FP, Miglietta F. 2011. Impact of biochar application to a Mediterranean wheat crop on soil microbial activity and greenhouse gas fluxes. Chemosphere. 851464-71

15. Vaccari F.P., Baronti S., E. Lugato, L. Genesio, S. Castaldi, F. Fornasier, F. Miglietta. 2011. Biochar as a strategy to sequester carbon and increase yield in durum wheat. European Journal of Agronomy. 34, 231-238

16. Grasso V., Baronti S., Guarnieri F., et al . 2011. Climate is changing, can we? A scientific exhibition in schools to understand climate change and raise awareness on sustainability good practices. International Journal Of Global Warming 3, 129-141

17. Raschi, R. Tognetti, M. Lanini, S. Marchi, S. Baronti and F. Selvi. 2008. Structure and composition of a Mediterranean grassland community grown under Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (MiniFACE). Community Ecology. 9, 141-151 Suppl. S

18. Baronti S., R.Tognetti, G.M. Lanini, G. Tonon and A. Raschi. 2008. Soil respiration and microbial activity in a Mediterranean grassland exposed to Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE). Community Ecology. 9, 3-12 Suppl.S

19. Grifoni D., Bacci L., Zipoli G., Carreras G., Baronti S., Sabatini F. 2008. Laboratory and Outdoor Assessment of UV Protection Offered by Flax and Hemp Fabrics Dyed with Natural Dyes. Photochemistry and Photobiology. 85, 313-320

20. Bacci L., Baronti S., Predieri S., Di Virgilio N . 2008. Fiber yield and quality of fiber nettle (Urtica dioica L.) cultivated in Italy. Industrial Crops and Products. 20, 480-484

21. Pinelli P., Ieri F., Vignolini P., Bacci L., Baronti S., Romani A. 2008. Extraction and HPLC Analysis of Secondary Metabolites in Leaves, Stalks and Textile Fibres of Urtica dioica L. Journal Agric. Food Chem. 56, 9127-9132

22. Flechard C.R., et al., 2007. Effects of climate and management intensity on nitrous oxide emissions in grassland systems across Europe. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 121,135-152

23. Soussana JF., et al., 2007. Full accounting of the greenhouse gas (CO2, N2O, CH4) budget of nine European grassland sites. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 121,121-134


NO-ISI-Journal Articles:

1. Maienza, S. Baronti, E. Pusceddu, S. Cornali, S. Di Lonardo, L. Genesio, F. P. Vaccari, A. Pozzi, R. Ranieri, F. Miglietta. 2014 The Biochar a solution to enhance processing tomato production. Acta Horticolturae. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4800.3525

2. Baronti S., Albanese L., Di Lonardo S., Vaccari F.P., Cantini C., Sani G., Giovannelli A., Bacci L., Miglietta F. 2013. “Nuove metodologie di riutilizzo della sansa per applicazioni agricole”. Acta Italus Hortus, 10, 331-333. ISBN: 978-88-905628-8-4

3. Di Lonardo S., Vaccari F.P., Baronti S., Capuana M., Bacci L., Sabatini F., Lambardi M., Miglietta F. “Uso del biochar nella micropropagazione del pioppo bianco (Populus alba L.)”. Acta Italus Hortus. 6, 133-135. ISBN 9788890562860

4. Bacci L., Albanese L., Baronti S., Di Lonardo S., Vaccari F.P., Miglietta F. “Effetti del biochar sull’uso di acque saline per la coltivazione di piante ornamentali in vaso”. In: Proceedings of the XIV° Convegno Nazionale di Agrometeorologia AIAM 2011 “Agrometeorologia per l’azienda agraria”, Bologna (Italy), June 08. ISBN 9788855531184

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