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Calzolari Costanza

Costanza Calzolari

Via Madonna del Piano 10
Sesto Fiorentino 50019
tel.  +39 055 522-6559
fax  + 39 055 5226550
e-mail:   c.calzolari at ibimet.cnr.it
mariacostanza.calzolari at cnr.it

Born in Florence,  31.7.1957
1982 MS degree in Agricultural Sciences at Universita' degli Studi di Firenze
1983  specialised on "Photogrammetry and Photointerpretation for natural resources evaluation" (Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare, Foreign Affair Ministry, Italy)
1990 specialized on "Geographical Information Systems" (ITC – Università di Camerino, Italy).
2005-2008 Seconded National Expert (SNE) at the European Commission- Research Directorate-General, Directorate I – Environment, Unit Environmental technology – pollution prevention, Bruxelles, Belgium
Since 1986 researcher at National Council of Researches

Research Activities
.    Land Evaluation; land suitability for different land uses, elaboration of original schemes, control by field survey and data processing.
.    Genesis, distribution and properties of clay soils and relationships with geomorphology dynamics. Landscape evolution in badlands environments
.    Physical hydrological behavior of soils-
.    Pedotransfer functions and models for the assessment of soil qualities affecting ground water vulnerability
.    Spatial variability of physical soil properties

.     Soil ecosystem services

Participation in EU funded research projects: 2011-2014 “EuroCHAR” (FP7-ENV) 2007-2010 “DESIRE (GOCE 037046); 2004-2007 “RECONDES ( GOCE-CT-2003-505361) ; 2004-2007 “MEASCOPE”; 1996-2000: “TERON” (FAIR3-CT96 1478); 1997-2001: “MWISED” (ENV4-CT97-0687); 2013-2015: LIFE CLEANSED (LIFE12 ENV/IT/000652); SOS4LIFE (LIFE15/ENV/IT/000225)

Coordination of national research projects, funded by different national and regional agencies (1997-2016)

Selected papers
Calzolari, C. Ungaro, F., Filippi, N., Guermandi, M., Malucelli, F., Marchi, N., Staffilani, F., Tarocco, P. (2016). A methodological framework to assess the multiple contributions of soils to ecosystem services delivery at regional scale. Geoderma, 261, 190-203, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.07.013

Eric C. Brevik, Andreas Baumgarten, Costanza Calzolari, Antonio Jordán, Cezary Kabala, Bradley A. Miller, Paulo Pereira, 2015. Editorial: Historical perspectives and future needs in soil mapping, classification, and pedologic modeling. Geoderma,        doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.09.022

Calzolari, C., Filippi, N., 2015. Evolution of key concepts in modern pedology with reference to Italian soil survey history. Geoderma, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.08.024

Pistocchi, A., Calzolari, C., Malucelli, F., Ungaro, F., (2015). Soil sealing and flood risks in the plains of Emilia Romagna, Italy. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 4, 398-409, doi: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.06.021

Brevik, E.C., Calzolari, C., Miller, B.A., Pereira, P., Kabala, C., Baumgarten, A., Jordán, A., (2015). Soil mapping, classification, and pedologic modeling: history and future directions. Geoderma         doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.05.017

Barca E, Calzolari M, Passarella G, Ungaro F (2014). PREVISIONI A SCALA REGIONALE DEL LIVELLO PIEZOMETRICO DELLA FALDA IPODERMICA. Ottimizzazione della rete di monitoraggio nel tempo e nello spazio. L’ACQUA, 4, 9-17. (http://www.idrotecnicaitaliana.it/index.php/809)

Ungaro F, Calzolari C., Pistocchi A, Malucelli F (2014). Modelling the impact of increasing soil sealing on runoff coefficients at regional scale: a hydropedological approach. JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY AND HYDROMECHANICS, vol. 62, p. 33-42, ISSN: 0042-790X, doi: 10.2478/johh-2014-0005 (

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 Incorporation of Charcoal into Soil. PLOS ONE, vol. 9, p. 1-11, ISSN: 1932-6203, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091114 (http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0091114)

Baronti S, Vaccari F P, Miglietta F, Calzolari C., Lugato E, Orlandini S, Pini R, Zulian C, Genesio L (2013). Impact of biochar application on plant water relations in Vitis vinifera (L.). EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY, vol. 53, p. 38-44, ISSN: 1161-0301, doi: 10.1016/j.eja.2013.11.003 (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259520580_Impact_of_biochar_application_on_plant_water_relations_in_Vitis_vinifera_%28L.%29)

Barca E, Calzolari M, Passarella G, Ungaro F (2013). Predicting Shallow Water Table Depth at Regional Scale: Optimizing Monitoring Network in Space and Time. Water resources management, vol. 27, p. 5171-5190, ISSN: 0920-4741, doi: DOI 10.1007/s11269-013-0461-6 (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11269-013-0461-6)

Calzolari, C., Ungaro F., 2012. Predicting shallow water table depth at regional scale from rainfall and soil data, Journal of Hydrology, vol. 414415; p. 374-387, ISSN: 0022-1694, doi: 10.1016/j.jhyrol.2011. 11.008 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169411007815)

Ungaro, F., Calzolari, C., 2007. Contenuto in sostanza organica nei suoli della pianura emiliano-romagnola: quantificazione dell’incertezza spaziale attraverso l’utilizzo di simulazioni condizionali sequenziali. Bollettino della Società Italiana di Scienza del Suolo, 63-70

Ungaro, F., Calzolari, C., Busoni, E., 2005. Development of pedotransfer functions using a group method of data handling for the soil of the Pianura Padano-Veneta region of North Italy. Water retention properties. Geoderma, 124, 193-217. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016706104001247)

Ungaro, F. , Calzolari, C., Tarocco, P., Giapponesi, A. and Sarno, G. 2005. Quantifying spatial uncertainty of soil organic matter indicators using conditional sequential simulations: a case study in Emilia Romagna plain (Northern Italy). Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 85, 499-510. (http://pubs.aic.ca/doi/abs/10.4141/S04-084)

Ungaro , F.,  Calzolari, C., Ragazzi, F., Fantinato, L., 2004. Use of geostatistical techniques to support soil mapping of the Brenta alluvial plain. Bollettino della Società Italiana di Scienza del Suolo, 53, 395-401, ISSN: 0390-4865.

Calzolari, C., Ungaro, F., Ragazzi, F., Vinci, I., Cappellin, R., 2004. Evaluation of the protective capacity of the soils of the Venice Lagoon watershed through the use of simulation models. Bollettino della Società Italiana di Scienza del Suolo, 53, 415-422, ISSN: 0390-4865

Ungaro, F. and Calzolari, C., 2001. Using existing soil databases for estimating water-retention properties for soils of the Pianura Padano-Veneta region of  North Italy. Geoderma, 99, 99-112. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016706100000689)

Torri, D., Calzolari C., Rodolfi, G., 2000. Badlands in changing environments: an introduction. In Torri, D., Calzolari C., Rodolfi, G. (Eds.) "Badland in changing environments", Catena, 40, 119-125. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0341816200001193)

Ungaro, F., Calzolari, C., 2000. Integration of GIS derived soil information with geostatistical estimation of pedotransfer functions inputs for soil modelling applications. In Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Amsterdam, 12-14 July 2000, 663-670.

Calzolari, C, Ungaro, F., Busoni, E., Filippi, N., Guermandi, M., Tarocco, P., Brenna, S., Michelutti, G., Piazzi, M., Vinci, I., 2000. The SINA project in the Padano-Veneto basin. In Proceedings of the International Congress  Soil Vulnerability and Sensitivity, Florence, October 18-21 1999; 287-307

Calzolari, C., Ungaro, F., 1998 -Geomorphic features of a badland (biancane) area (Central Italy): characterization, distribution and quantitative spatial analysis. Catena, 31, 237-256.( http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0341816297000465)

Calzolari C., Torri D., Del Sette M., Maccherini S., Bryan R., 1997 - Evoluzione dei suoli e processi di erosione su biancane.- Bollettino della Soc. Italiana della Scienza del Suolo, nuova serie, 8, 185-203

Rodolfi G. & Torri D., (Eds. ) 1997 - Badland processes and significance in changing environments: excursion guidebook. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria, suppl. III - t.2, 151-166. Contiene: Calzolari C., Land use and soils of Val d'Orcia; C.Calzolari, D. Torri: The Crete Senesi; C. Calzolari, D. Torri, A. Colica, M. Del Sette: Podere Baccanello Study Area;

Calzolari C., Ongaro L., Sarfatti P., Magazzini P., 1996 - Use of Lansat TM and DEM data in producing reconnaissance scale soil maps. - in R. Escadafal, M. Mulders, L. Thiombiano (eds) ‘Monitoring soils in the environment with Remote sensing and GIS’- Proceedings of the ISSS International Symposium, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 6-10 february 1995, Paris, 325-340.

Calzolari C., Ristori J., Busoni E., Chiarucci A., 1995 - Morphology development in a "biancana" badland area and relationships with soils and vegetation. - In: Proceedings of International Workshop on "Soil erosion in semiarid mediterranean areas” Taormina, Italy, Oct. 28-30, 1993, C.N.R., P.F. RAISA, Roma, 205-216Torri, D., Calzolari, C., 1998 - Tecnologia e conservazione del suolo per un ambiente sostenibile- Bollettino della Soc. Italiana della Scienza del Suolo, 1, 77-90.

Busoni E., Salvador Sanchis M.P., Calzolari C., Romagnoli A., 1995 - Mass movements and erosion hazard patterns by multivariate analysis of landscape integrated data: the Val d'Orcia case. - Catena, 25 (1995), 169-185. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/034181629500008G)

Chiarucci A., De Dominicis V., Ristori J., Calzolari C., 1995 - Biancana badland vegetation in relation to morphology and soil in Orcia valley, central Italy. - Phytocoenologia, 25 (1995) 69-87. (http://www.schweizerbart.de/papers/phyto/detail/25/80633/Biancana_badland_vegetation_in_relation_to_morphology_and_soil_in_Orcia_valley_central_Italy)

Calzolari C. & Sarfatti P., 1994 - Uso dei dati LANDSAT TM per lo studio dei suoli coltivati con cereali autunno-vernini in Val d'Orcia (SI). - Rivista Italiana di Telerilevamento, 3, 31-36.

Calzolari C., Ristori J., Sparvoli E., 1993 - Soils of "biancana" badlands: distribution, characteristics and genesis in Beccanello farm (Tuscany, Italy). - Quaderni di Scienza del Suolo, Vol. V, Firenze, 119-142.

Magaldi D., Biagi B., Calzolari C., Mancini F., 1992 - The collection and computerization of soil mapping data in Italy. Final Report on the research convention between the EC DG VI and the Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition of the University of Florence. - Quaderni di Scienza del Suolo, Vol IV, Firenze, 50 pp.