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Massetti Luciano

Dr. Luciano Massetti, graduated in Electrical Engineering (1991), is an expert on database management system development as well as in data analysis. (ISI h-index = 2)
Present position: Technologist (first level) at the Institute of Biometeorology of the National Reserach Council, IBIMET-CNR
E-Mail:  l.massetti@ibimet.cnr.it

Tel. +39 0553033748

Fax. +39 055308910

  • Born in Arezzo, 4 March 1964.
  • From 1993 to 2003 coordinator of the Informatics Office of the Central Accounting Department of CNR that was in charge of the analysis and development of accounting and administrative software for all the CNR administrative units (more than 600 users over Italy).
  • Since 2003 has been working at IBIMET. He is involved in research activities, with other research institutions and Universities, on several fields of applied meteorology (phenology, urban climate, agrometeorology, climate impacts on human health). In particular, he got experience in database management system and simulation model development as well as data analysis.
  • Since 2005 is involved in research activities  about the impact of climate on human health in collaboration with the Experimental and Clinical Medicine Department of the University of Florence.
  • Since 2006 member of a team involved on the design  of environmental and scientific education activities on meteorology, phenology and carbon cycle based on inquiry based learning methodology .
  • Since 2006 is involved in research activities  about urban climate and its impact on human health and the environment in collaboration with the Ineterdepartmental Centre of Bioclimatology (CIBIC).
  • Since 2010, Editor of the thematic working group (TWG Human Health and Safety) for the development of data specification on environmental themes defined ini ANNEX II/III  of the European Directive 2007/2/EC (INSPIRE Directive), which established the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe.
  • May 2011 – January 2012: GO GREEN project “Didattica e Comunicazione sull’Effetto Serra al Bossoleto – Rapolano Terme (SI)”. The aim of the project was to disseminate and promote Bossoleto mofette, that i san area of natural CO2 spring used for scientific and didactic purposes.
  • 2011-2013, member of the Project ACARISS “Increasing the knowledge on Environment and Risks of Pollution involving Schools with Experimental activities” funded by Tuscan Region PAR FAS linea di azione 1.1.a.3” (www.acariss.it).
  • April  2012- May 2013:  Project with primary and secondary schools of Borgovalsugana: “didactic activites on climate and meteorology in Valsugana (Trentino Orientale) in two projects: 2012 “A scientist at School”  and 2013 “not always an easy growth” on the effects of increased CO2 in plant growth and phenology.
  • November  2012- January 2013:  Participation to the Interreg Italia/Slovenia 2007-2013  CLIMAPARKS: analysis of meteorological time serie sto evaluate climatic trends and impact on the amphibian species in Parco Delta del Po.
  • from December 2012 ongoing: ICT expert in the INVOLEN project: “Intergenerational Learning for Nature Conservation Volunteers “ in the framework of  LLP programme of EU.
  • From  October  2013 on going:  CLEANSED project funded by LIFE+ programme: “Innovative integrated methodology for the use of decontaminated river sediments in plant nursing and road building”.
  • From May 2014 ongoing: Italian member of the  COST action: LoNNe Loss of Night Network.
  • From  October  2014 on going: ENVIMOBILE project funded by ERASMUS+ programme : “Integration of mobile learning into environmental education fostering local communities development



  1. Massetti L.; Petralli, Martina ; Orlandini, Simone  (2014) The effect of urban morphology on Tilia x europaea flowering. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening in press,  doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2014.10.005
  2. Massetti L. (2014)Analysis and estimation of the effects of missing values on the calculation of monthly temperature indices. Theoretical and applied climatology 117 3-4 :511-519,  DOI:10.1007/s00704-013-1024-8
  3. Ugolini F.; Massetti L.; Pedrazzoli F.; Tognetti R.; Vecchione A.; Zulini L.; Maresi G. (2014) Ecophysiological responses and vulnerability to other pathologies in European chestnut coppices, heavily infested by the Asian chestnut gall wasp. Forest ecology and management 314  :38-49,  DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2013.11.031
  4. Massetti L. ; Petralli, Martina 2; Brandani, Giada 2; Orlandini, Simone 2 (2014) An approach to evaluate the intra-urban thermal variability in summer using an urban indicator. Environmental pollution (1987) 192  :259-265,  DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2014.04.026
  5. Petralli, Martina; Massetti L.; Brandani, Giada; Orlandini, Simone (2014) Urban planning indicators: useful tools to measure the effect of urbanization and vegetation on summer air temperatures in International journal of climatology 34 4 :1236-1244,  DOI:10.1002/joc.3760
  6. Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Stefano Rapi, Gian Franco Gensini, Marco Morabito, Simone Orlandini, Massetti L.; Giuseppe Mancia, Gianfranco Parati (2013) Response to Seasonal Changes in Blood Pressure: Possible Interaction Between Sunlight and Brain Serotonin. Hypertension 62 1 :e2-e2,  DOI:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.113.01439
  7. Luciano Massetti, Laura Pellegrino, Antonio Raschi, Graziella Rossini (2013). The Meteorological Observatory “Pietro Monte” And Its Historical, Scientific And Didactic Importance. Capitolo del libro “Two hundred years of urban meteorology in the heart of florence, proceedings of the International conference on urban climate and history of meteorology”: 81:86. ISBN: 9788895597188.
  8. Modesti PA, Bamoshmoosh M, Rapi S, Massetti L, Bianchi S, Al-Hidabi D and Al Goshae H (Baldereschi M in the Appendix) (2013) Relationship between hypertension, diabetes and proteinuria in rural and urban households. Yemen in Journal of human hypertension
  9. Mingozzi, Toni; Storino, Pierpaolo; Venuto, Gianpalmo; Alessandria, Gianfranco; Arcamone, Emiliano; Urso, Salvatore; Ruggieri, Luciano; Massetti, Luciano; Massolo, Alessandro (2013) Autumn migration of Common Cranes Grus grus through the Italian Peninsula: new vs. historical flyways and their meteorological correlates. Acta Ornithologica 48 2 :165-177,  DOI:10.3161/000164513X678810
  10. Modesti, Pietro Amedeo; Bamoshmoosh, Mohamed; Rapi, Stefano; Massetti, Luciano; Al-Hidabi, Dawood; Al Goshae, Husni (2013) Epidemiology of hypertension in Yemen: effects of urbanization and geographical area. Hypertension research 36 8 :711-717,  DOI:10.1038/hr.2013.14
  11. Modesti, Pietro Amedeo; Morabito, Marco; Massetti, Luciano; Rapi, Stefano; Orlandini, Simone; Mancia, Giuseppe; Gensini, Gian Franco; Parati, Gianfranco (2013)Seasonal Blood Pressure Changes An Independent Relationship With Temperature and Daylight Hours. Hypertension  61 4 :908-914,  DOI:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.00315
  12. Massetti, Luciano; Mazzotti, Stefano (2013)Clima, mutamenti climatici ed effetti sulle biocenosi del Delta del Po. Il Progetto Climaparks. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Ferrara 1  :81-89,
  13. Mazzotti, Stefano; Lefosse, Sara; Miserocchi, Danio; Massetti, Luciano (2013) Influenza dei cambiamenti climatici sulle migrazioni riproduttive di rana agile (Rana dalmatina) nel Delta del Po. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Ferrara 1  :103-109
  14. Bamoshmoosh, Mohamed; Massetti, Luciano; Aklan, Hameed; Al-Karewany, Mahdi; Goshae, Husni Al; Modesti, Pietro Amedeo (2013)Central obesity in Yemeni children: A population based cross-sectional study. World journal of cardiology 5 8 :295-304,  DOI:10.4330/wjc.v5.i8.295
  15. Modesti PA, Massetti L, Bamoshmoosh M, Baldereschi M, Cambi GE, Rapi S. (2012) The impact of fine-tuning of optical recognition system on database reliability. Computers in biology and medicine
  16. Modesti PA, Rapi S, Bamoshmoosh M, Baldereschi M, Massetti L, Padeletti L, Gensini GF, Zhao D, Al-Hidabi D, Al Goshae H. (2012) Impact of one or two visits strategy on hypertension burden estimation in HYDY, a population-based cross-sectional study: implications for healthcare resource allocation decision making. BMJ open
  17. F. Ugolini, L. Massetti, G. Tagliaferri, G.M. Lanini, C. Screti, A. Raschi (2012). Introducing Climate Change Topics In Science Teaching Through The 5e Model Of Ibl: Teachers Perspectives. ICERI2012 Proceedings of 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 2772-2777. ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1, ISSN: 2340-1095.
  18. Massetti, L., Raschi, A., Ugolini, F. (2012) Il Bossoleto: ambiente estremo come laboratorio didattico per le scuole secondarie. in Le Scienze Naturali nella scuola; Liguori Editore, Napoli (Italia) 45 1 :67-72
  19. Petralli M., Massetti L., Orlandini S. (2011)Five years of thermal intra-urban monitoring in Florence (Italy) and application of climatological indices. Theoretical and applied climatology 104 3-4 :349-356,  DOI:10.1007/s00704-010-0349-9
  20. Petralli Martina, Massetti Luciano, Orlandini Simone (2011). la biometeorologia vegetale. Bullettino della Società Toscana di Orticoltura 2  :36-37
  21. Luciano Massetti, Martina Petralli, Giada Brandani e Simone Orlandi (2011)La Biometeorologia vegetale Il papavero come indicatore del cambiamento climatico. Bullettino della Società Toscana di Orticoltura 3  :38-39,
  22. Rapi S., Bartolini L., Puliti D., Cambi G.E., Bamoshmoosh M., Baldereschi M., Massetti L., Modesti P.A. (2010)Conventional dipsticks in the screening of microalbuminuria and urinary tract infections. Killing 2 birds with one stone? in Saudi medical journal 31 6 :708-709
  23. Petralli, M.; Massetti, L.; Pozzi, R.; Orlandini, S.; ,Climatology and Biometeorology: two new topics of the State of Environment Report for Policymakers in the Florentine Area,"9th EMS Annual Meeting, 9th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM) Abstracts, held Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2009 in Toulouse, France. http://meetings. copernicus. org/ems2009/, id. EMS2009-545.",1,,545,2009,
  24. M. Petralli, L. Massetti, Orlandini S. (2009) L'uso dell'albero per mitigare il clima di Firenze. Bullettino della Società Toscana di Orticoltura 1  :10-13,
  25. S Orlandini , L Massetti , A Dalla Marta  (2008). An agrometeorological approach for the simulation of Plasmopara viticola. Computers and electronics in agriculture 64 2 :149-161,  DOI:10.1016/j.compag.2008.04.004
  26. Massetti L., G. Brandani (2007) An internet application for archiving spring phenological observations collected by a network of observers. Rivista italiana di agrometeorologia 3  :19-23,
  27. Moriondo M, Bindi M, Massetti L (2007)Possibili variazioni dell'areale di coltivazione dell'olivo in risposta al cambiamento del clima in Italus hortus 14 2 :97-98.
  28. Kazuomi KARIO, Pietro Amedeo MODESTI, Marco MORABITO, Iacopo BERTOLOZZI, Luciano MASSETTI, Gabriele PANCI, Camilla LUMACHI, Alessia GIGLIO, Grzegorz BILO, Gianluca CALDARA, Laura LONATI, Simone ORLANDINI, Giampiero MARACCHI, Giuseppe MANCIA, Gian Franco GENSINI, Gianfranco PARATI (2006)Weather-related changes in 24-hour blood pressure profile : Effects of age and implications for hypertension management. Commentary in Hypertension 47 2 :139-140
  29. 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 (2006). Weather related changes in 24-hour blood pressure profile: Implications for hypertension management.  Journal of hypertension 24:s11-s11.
  30. PA. Modesti, M. Morabito, I. Bertolozzi, L.Massetti, G. Panci, C. Lumachi, A. Giglio, G. Bilo, G. Caldara, L. Lonati, S. Orlandini, G. Maracchi, G. Mancia, G. Genuini, G.Parati (2006)Weather –Related changes in 24-Hour Blood Pressare Profile Effects of Age and Implications for Hypertension Management. Hypertension  47  :155-161
  31. MORABITO M., CRISCI A., MASSETTI L., CECCHI L., ORLANDINI S., PANCI G., MODESTI P.A. (2005) Effect of atmospheric pressure on nighttime blood pressure in the elderly. 41  :358-361
  32. M. Morabito, L.Pini, G. Brandani, A. Crisci, Massetti L. (2004). La biometeorologia animale: un aiuto per la comprensione del cambiamento climatico   :40-42,