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Genesio Lorenzo

Lorenzo Genesio

Senior Researcher at Institute for Biometeorology of CNR, Florence


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•    Born in Florence on February the 10th, 1971;
•    Degree in Agricultural Sciences at University of Florence 1995;
•    Since 1995 collaborates with IBIMET – CNR (formerly IATA CNR) in the framework of research and technology transfer programmes in developing countries;
•    Member of Italian Delegation at UNCCD Conference of the Parties (COP1 – COP4 – COP5 – COP6);
•    Principal Investigator of Lecceto flux measurement facility IT-Lec;
•    Since 2009 is Senior Researcher at IBIMET CNR;
•    Since 2011 is research associate at FoxLab a joint CNR e FEM (Fondazione Edmund Mach) research initiative.

Scientific interests and highlights
•    Biosphere-atmosphere interactions and carbon balance;
•    Agronomic research on biochar and feedbacks on the earth system;
•    Early warning systems for food security;
•    Remote-sensing and micrometeorological applications for precision agriculture and precision viticulture;
•    Ecophysiological studies on temperate and sub-tropical agro-ecosystems
•    Desertification sensitivity assessment

Teaching activities
•    Regional Meteorological Training Centre (RMTC) courses, jointly organized by IBIMET CNR ad WMO (2001-2002-2004)
•    Master: Pianificazione e gestione dei sistemi per l’energia da fonti rinnovabili, Università di Pisa (2006)
•    Master Global Change and Sustainability, Alta Scuola Politecnica (Polimi e Polito) (2009-2010-2012)

Review activity
•    Nature Climate Change
•    Climate Research
•    Governmental review of Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) of Fourth Assessment Report IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) for Working Group I (Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis) and for Working Group II (Climate Change 2007: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability).

Participation to research projects
•    Eurochar FP7, responsible of WP7.2 (2010 – ongoing);
•    Twinning Serbia EU, A new viticultural zoning for Serbia (2011 – ongoing) consultant for climatic zoning;
•    Consorzio Tuscania, Responsible of IBIMET activities, coordinator of WP A2 (2006-2010);
•    AMMA EU FP6, WP 5.2 leader, member of governing board (2005-2009);
•    Kyoto Observatory for Tuscany region (2004-2011), project co-ordinator;
•    Desertnet Interreg EU MEDOCC, Coordinator of activities for Tuscany Region;
•    Mediterranean Training Programme for the harmonization of Early Warning Systems and operational instruments for Monitoring Climate Change and Desertification (MTP) /IBIMET CNR and UNCCD Secretariat);
•    DISMED UNCCD (2001-2003), Desertification information System for the Mediterranean, project manager;
•    PAFAGE (2001-2004) “Projet d’Appui à la Formation et d’Assistance en Gestion de l’Environnement ” (Italian Cooperation – Ministry of Environment of Niger): Consultant
•    Early Warning and Crop Yields Forecasting Project” (Ap3A) (WMO — SHL/FIT/ITA/Ph2). 1998-2002. Consultant for World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
•    PATAM Project: Technical Assistance to the National Meteorological Service of Morocco (European Union). Consultant for the training in GIS;
•    Natural Resources Management Project (PGRN) World Bank (1999), consultant for the management of geographic data bases and the implementation of production chains for thematic mapping and base cartography;
•    “Program of Rural Development in the Ader-Doutchi-Maggia” PDRADM/FAO, Keita, Niger, 1998-2000: Consultant for the conceptual design and implementation of an Environmental Information System.
•    P.E.I.C.R.E. Project (Projet d’Evaluation de Interventions de Conservation et Récupération de l'Environnement), Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1995-1998: GIS Consultant

Selected publications

1.    2012 I. Ross, L. Misson, S. Rambal, A. Arneth, R. L. Scott, A. Carrara, A. Cescatti, and L. Genesio 2012 How do variations in the temporal distribution of rainfall events affect ecosystem fluxes in seasonally water-limited Northern Hemisphere shrublands and forests? Biogeosciences, 9, 1007-1024, 2012 doi:10.5194/bg-9-1007-2012.

2.    2012 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. vol. 7, ISSN: 1748-9326, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/014025.

3.    2012 Vaccari F.P., Lugato E.,  Gioli B., D’Acqui L., Genesio L., Toscano P., Matese A., Miglietta F. 2012. Land use change and soil organic carbon dynamics in Mediterranean agro-ecosystems: the case study of Pianosa Island. Geoderma 175–176 (2012) 29–36 doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2012.01.021.

4.    2012 Primicerio J, Di Gennaro SF, Fiorillo E, Genesio L, Lugato E, Matese A, Vaccari FP (2012) A Flexible Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Precision Agriculture. Precision Agriculture, DOI 10.1007/s11119-012-9257-6.

5.    2012 Fiorillo E., Crisci A., De Filippis T.,  Di Gennaro S.F.,  Di Blasi S., Matese A., Primicerio J., Vaccari F.P., Genesio L. (2012) Airborne high-resolution images for grape classification: changes in correlation between technological and late maturity in a Sangiovese vineyard in Central Italy. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research. Vol. 18-1, pp. 80-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0238.2011.00174.x

6.    2011 Vaccari F.P., Baronti S., Lugato E., Genesio L., Castaldi S., Miglietta F. (2011). Biochar as a strategy to sequester carbon and increase yield in durum wheat. European Journal of Agronomy, 2011 Vol. 34 -4, pp. 231-238, doi 10.1016/j.eja.2011.01.006.

7.    2011 L. Genesio, M. Bacci, C. Baron, B. Diarra, A. Di Vecchia, A. Alhassane, I. Hassane, M. Ndiaye, N. Philippon, V. Tarchiani, S. Traoré (2011). Early Warning Systems for Food Security in West Africa: Evolution, Achievements and Challenges. Atmospheric Science Letters. Vol 12, Issue 1, pp. 129-136. ISSN 1530–261X

8.    2011 J. Polcher, D. J. Parker, A. Gaye, A. Diedhiou, L. Eymard, F. Fierli, L. Genesio, H. Höller, S. Janicot, J.-P. Lafore, H. Karambiri, T. Lebel, J.-L. Redelsperger, C. E. Reeves, P. Ruti, I. Sandholt and C. Thorncroft (2011) AMMA’s contribution to the evolution of prediction and decision-making systems for West Africa. Atmospheric Science Letters. Vol 12, Issue 1, pp.2-6. ISSN 1530–261X

9.    2011 O. Mertz, C. Mbow, A. Reenberg, L. Genesio, E. F. Lambin, S. D’haen, M. Zorom, K. Rasmussen, D. Diallo, B. Barbier, I. Bouzou Moussa, A. Diouf, J. Ø. Nielsen, I. Sandholt (2011). Adaptation strategies and climate vulnerability in the Sudano-Sahelian region of West Africa. Atmospheric Science Letters. Vol 12, Issue 1, pp. 91-96. ISSN 1530–261X

10.    2011 M. Chiesi, L. Fibbi, L. Genesio, B. Gioli, R. Magno, F. Maselli, M. Moriondo, F. Vaccari (2010). INTEGRATION OF GROUND AND SATELLITE DATA TO MODEL MEDITERRANEAN FOREST PROCESSES. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol 13-3, pp. 504-515, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2010.10.006

11.    2011 Fiorillo E., De Filippis T., Di Gennaro F., Matese A., Vaccari F.P., Carnevali P., Pedò S., Di Blasi S., Genesio L., 2011. Comparison of three different methods on NDVI acquisition for vineyard canopy monitoring and their suitability for grape quality classification. 17th International Symposium Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for CoOperation (GiESCO), Settembre, 2011 Asti, Italia.

12.    2011 Matese A., Di Gennaro F., Genesio L., Vaccari F.P., Fiorillo E., Primicerio J., 2011. Evaluation of micro-climatic dynamic in vineyard and effects on grape qulity, taking into account different canopy management conditions (leaf removal and bud load), over 4 different geographical location. Poster presentato al 17th International Symposium Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for CoOperation (GiESCO), Settembre, 2011 Asti, Italia

13.    2011 Fornasier F., Genesio L., Vaccari F.P., Baronti S., Lugato E., Miglietta F., 2001. Biochemical activity increased  after addition of biochar to an acid soil. Poster presentato alla 33° UK Biochar Conference –Edinburgh, May 25-26 2011

14.    2010 Crisci A., Genesio L.,  Bacci M., Tarchiani V., Grasso V.  and  Vignaroli P. 2010.  Spatial time series breakpoint and coherency analysis of climate-vegetation relationship in eastern Africa. Tropical Conference Earth Observation for Land-Atmosphere Interaction Science, ESA ESRIN, Frascati (Italy), 3-5 November 2010

15.    2010 Bacci M., Genesio L., Di Vecchia A., Tarchiani V. ana Vignaroli P. 2010. Assessment and limits of the existent seasonal forecasts as support for the decision making process in the Sahel. Geophisical Research Abstracts, Vol 12, EGU2010-1244. EGU General Assembly 2010.

16.    2010 Genesio L, Bacci M., Baron C., Diarra B., Di Vecchia A., Traoré S., Hassane I., Ndiaye M., Philippon N. and Tarchiani V. 2010. Overview of main challenges for Early Warning Systems for Food Security in West Africa. Geophisical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-11845, 2010. EGU General Assembly 2010.

17.    2010 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. Ital. J. Agron. / Riv. Agron., 2010, 5:3-11

18.    2010 T. De Filippis , L. Rocchi, E. Fiorillo, L. Genesio (2010) A WEBGIS APPLICATION FOR PRECISION VITICULTURE: FROM RESEARCH TO OPERATIVE PRACTICES". Proceedings of 1st International Workshop on Pervasive Web Mapping, Geoprocessing and Services (WebMGS 2010), Como, Italy from August 26 to 27, 2010.

19.    2010 M. Bacci , A. Di Vecchia, L. Genesio, V. Tarchiani, P. Vignaroli   (2010) Drought impact detection on crops in the Sahel: a case study for the 2009 campaign. Proceedings of ISPRS and Gi4DM conference, February 2-4, 2010, Turin, Italy

20.    2010 Fiorillo E., De Filippis T., Genesio L., Gioli B., Maselli F., Pieri M., Vaccari F.P. 2010. Uso di immagini multispettrali termiche per il monitoraggio del vigneto e predizioni di qualità. Abstract III Convegno Nazionale di Viticoltura, Conavi 2010. San Michele all’Adige (Tn) 5-7 Luglio, pagine 74-75.

21.    2010 Matese A, Di Gennaro S.F., Genesio L., Vaccari F.P., Pieri M. 2010. Monitoraggio micro-meterologico del vigneto per la definizione delle relazioni tra clima, gestione agronomica e qualità dell'uva. Abstract III Convegno Nazionale di Viticoltura, Conavi 2010. San Michele all’Adige (Tn) 5-7 Luglio, pagine 95-96.

22.    2010 De Filippis T., Rocchi L., Fiorillo E., Genesio L., Matese. A. Di Gennaro F. , Vaccari F.P. 2010. Nuove tecnologie dell'informazione a supporto della viticoltura di precisione: il geoportale del Consorzio Tuscania. Abstract III Convegno Nazionale di Viticoltura, Conavi 2010. San Michele all’Adige (Tn) 5-7 Luglio, pagine 96-97

23.    2009 Bacci M., Di Vecchia A., Genesio L., Tarchiani V., Vignaroli P. 2009. Identification et Suivi des Zones à Risque agro-météorologique au Sahel. Nella collana “Changements Globaux et Développement Durable en Afrique” a cura di Tarchiani V. Pagg 80, hardcover, Aracne Editrice, Roma, 2009, ISBN 978-88-548-2890-0

24.    2009 Sciortino M., Luise A., Genesio L. 2009. La Desertificazione e il degrado del territorio. In “I Cambiamenti Climatici in Italia: Evidenze, Vulnerabilità e Impatti” a cura di S. Castellari e V. Artale. Pagg 160-174. Bononia University Press, CMCC 2009. ISBN: 978-88-7395-484-2

25.    2009 L. Genesio, A. Crisci, M. Pasqui, P.M. Ruti, A. Dell’Aquila, F.J. Doblas-Reyes (2009) Seasonal Forecasts for desert locust early warning in West Africa: predictive skill of multi model ensembles. Proceedings of 3rd International AMMA conference; 20-24 July 2009, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  

26.    2009 M.Bacci, L. Genesio, A. Di Vecchia (2009) Translating seasonal forecasts into operational support for decision makers: limits and perspectives.  Proceedings of 3rd International AMMA conference; 20-24 July 2009, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.   

27.    2009 A. Di Vecchia, L. Genesio,M. Bacci, P. Vignaroli, V. Tarchiani,M.NDiaye, K.Lawan, B.Diarra (2009) Early warning for food security: evolution trends and opportunities. Proceedings of 3rd International AMMA conference; 20-24 July 2009, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  

28.    2009 M. Bacci, A. DI Vecchia, M. NDiaye, I. Assane, L. Genesio (2009) Using rainfall estimate and forecasted precipitation to early detect seeding  failures and crops stress areas. Proceedings of 3rd International AMMA conference; 20-24 July 2009, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  

29.    2009 Matese A., Di Gennaro S.F., Zaldei A., Genesio L., Vaccari F.P. 2009. A wireless sensor network for precision viticulture: The NAV system. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, volume 69, issue 1, pages 51-58, ISSN: 0168-1699.  

30.    2009 Matese A, Di Gennaro F.S., Genesio L., Vaccari F P, Crisci A, Zaldei A, Toscano P, Gioli B, Fiorillo E, Defilippis T, Di Blasi S. (2009) AN INTEGRATED MULTI-SCALE MONITORING APPROACH TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CLIMATE, AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES ON GRAPES QUALITY (2009). Proceedings of 16th International Symposium GiESCO 2009, Davis, California, July 12-16, 2009.  

31.    2009 Fiorillo E, Genesio L., Maselli F, De Filippis T, Gioli B, Toscano P (2009) Mapping the spatial variability of vineyard canopy using high-resolution airborne multispectral images. Proceedings of 16th International Symposium GiESCO 2009, Davis, California, July 12-16, 2009.  

32.    2008 F.Miglietta, S.Baronti, C. Montanari, D. Moreno, L. Genesio , F.P.Vaccari, E. Zonza (2008) The charcoal-burning site of Val Vobbia (1630-1950): A resource for examining biochar oxidation and long-term interactions with living soil organisms. 2nd International Biochar Conference-IBI September 8 -10 Newcastle-Gateshead, UK 2008  

33.    2008 S. Baronti , G. Alberti , L. Genesio , F. Di Gennaro , J. Liu, F. Miglietta, A. Peressotti , F.P. Vaccari (2008) The Italian Biochar Initiative (ITABI): Effects on soil fertility and on crops production in 2nd International Biochar Conference-IBI September 8 -10 Newcastle-Gateshead, UK 2008.  

34.    2008 Capecchi Valerio, Alfonso Crisci, Genesio Lorenzo, Fabio Maselli and Patrizio Vignaroli (2008). Analysis of NDVI trends and their climatic origin in the Sahel 1986–2000. Geocarto International (ISSN 1010-6049 ). 99999(1) Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 1-14.  

35.    2008 Vallebona C., Genesio L., Crisci A., Pasqui M., Di Vecchia A. and Maracchi G. (2008). Large Scale Climatic Patterns Forcing Desert Locust Upsurges in West Africa. Climate Research Vol. 37, No. 1 pp 35-41. ISSN 1616-1572.  

36.    2007 Tarchiani V., Di Vecchia A., Genesio L. and  Sorani F. (2008). Monitoring drylands ecosystem dynamics for sustainable development policies: the Keita experience. In “Future of Drylands” Proceedings of International Scientific Conference on Desertification and Drylands Research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006 Lee, Cathy; Schaaf, Thomas (Eds.) Jointly published with UNESCO, Paris, France 2008, XVI, 856 p. 250 illus., 200 in color., Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4020-6969-7  2007