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Zaldei Alessandro

Technical engineer in Industrial Electronics in 1990

Degree in industrial robotics and automation at University of Florence, Faculty of Engineering, in 1993.
Fellowship  at Georgofili Academy in Florence (1993).
Specialized in design and development of devices and sensors for environmental monitoring, weather staions and micrometeorological investigation.
Involved in scientific research projects of CNR and  University.
Winner of a public selection in 2000 for Technical engineer at Institute of Biometeorology of CNR.
Since 2000 he is involved in national and international research projects, increasingly specializing in environmental monitoring techniques and collaborating with various foreign Universities (Illinois University, London University, National Phisycal Laboratory in New Dely, Australian Hobart University, Fort Collins University, USA, etc..). He is involved in the development and operational management of the aircraft SKY-ARROW ERA (Environmental Research Aircraft), and (in 2009) he created the Urban Climate Laboratory at Historical Observatory in Florence “Osservatorio Ximeniano”, specialized in techniques for the study of climate and urban metabolism.
Specialized in development and management of FACE facility (Free Air CO2 Experiment) since 1998. Manager of several experimental sites in Italy, Europe, USA and Australia.
• Responsible for the "Urban Climate Laboratory";
• Responsible for managing large systems of the aircraft SKY-ARROW 650 TCN ERA (Environmental Research Aircraft) and all the equipment installed there;
• Responsible for the operational management of the Ibimet CNR weather stations network;
• Head of the Biomass Experimental Boiler to study performance of combustion for the thermal efficiency of plant biomass;
• Responsible of experimental field for studying the influence of climate change on Mediterranean ecosystems at Allumiere MIND (Roma);
• Responsible for financial management of European projects AGER, NitroEurope, BRIDGE, CarboAfrica, CARBOEXTREME, IMECC, OOMPH, and national projects AGENA, CARBOITALY, PRIN, BIOMASS;
• Responsible for the development and implementation of FACE technology (Free Air CO2 Enrichment) and its application in national and international projects (USA, Australia, India, UK, France)
• Responsible for fleet management and mobile laboratories of Ibimet.


Cotrufo M. F., Alberti G., Inglima I., Marjanovic H., LeCain D., ZALDEI A., Peressotti A., Miglietta F. (2011). Decreased summer drought affects plant productivity and soil carbon dynamics in a Mediterranean woodland. BIOGEOSCIENCES, vol. 8; p. 2729-2739, ISSN: 1726-4170, doi: 10.5194/bg-8-2729-2011

Toscano P., Gioli B., Dugheri S., Salvini A., Matese A., Bonacchi A., ZALDEI A., Cupelli V., Miglietta F. (2011). Locating industrial VOC sources with aircraft observations. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, vol. 159; p. 1174-1182, ISSN: 0269-7491, doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2011.02.013

Ferlan M., Alberti G., Eler K., Batic F., Peressotti A., Miglietta F., ZALDEI A., Simoncic P., Vodnik D. (2011). Comparing carbon fluxes between different stages of secondary succession of a karst grassland. AGRICULTURE, ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT, vol. 140; p. 199-207, ISSN: 0167-8809, doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2010.12.003

Maselli Fabio, Gioli Beniamino, Chiesi Marta, Vaccari Francesco, ZALDEI A., Fibbi Luca, Bindi Marco, Miglietta Franco (2010). Validating an integrated strategy to model net land carbon exchange against aircraft flux measurements. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, vol. 114; p. 1108-1116, ISSN: 0034-4257, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2009.12.023

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, vol. 69; p. 51-58, ISSN: 0168-1699, doi: 10.1016/j.compag.2009.06.016

Miglietta F., Gioli B., Brunet Y., Hutjes R. W. A., Matese A., Sarrat C., ZALDEI A. (2009). Sensible and latent heat flux from radiometric surface temperatures at the regional scale: methodology and evaluation. BIOGEOSCIENCES, vol. 6; p. 1975-1986, ISSN: 1726-4170

Rascher U., Agati G., Alonso L., Cecchi G., Champagne S., Colombo R., Damm A., Daumard F., de Miguel E., Fernandez G., Franch B., Franke J., Gerbig C., Gioli B., Gomez J. A., Goulas Y., Guanter L., Gutierrez-de-la-Camara O., Hamdi K., Hostert P., Jimenez M., Kosvancova M., Lognoli D., Meroni M., Miglietta F., Moersch A., Moreno J., Moya I., Neininger B., Okujeni A., Ounis A., Palombi L., Raimondi V., Schickling A., Sobrino J. A., Stellmes M., Toci G., Toscano P., Udelhoven T., van der Linden S., ZALDEI A. (2009). CEFLES2: the remote sensing component to quantify photosynthetic efficiency from the leaf to the region by measuring sun-induced fluorescence in the oxygen absorption bands. BIOGEOSCIENCES, vol. 6; p. 1181-1198, ISSN: 1726-4170

Taddei Stefano, Toscano Piero, Gioli Beniamino, Matese Alessandro, Miglietta Franco, Vaccari Francesco P., ZALDEI A., Custer Thomas, Williams Jonathan (2009). Carbon Dioxide and Acetone Air-Sea Fluxes over the Southern Atlantic. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 43; p. 5218-5222, ISSN: 0013-936X, doi: 10.1021/es8032617

Matese A., Gioli B., Vaccari F. P., ZALDEI A., Miglietta F. (2009). Carbon Dioxide Emissions of the City Center of Firenze, Italy: Measurement, Evaluation, and Source Partitioning. JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY, vol. 48; p. 1940-1947, ISSN: 1558-8424, doi: 10.1175/2009JAMC1945.1

Matese A., Alberti G., Gioli B., Toscano P., Vaccari F. P., ZALDEI A. (2008). Compact(-)Eddy: A compact, low consumption remotely controlled eddy covariance logging system. COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, vol. 64; p. 343-346, ISSN: 0168-1699, doi: 10.1016/j.compag.2008.07.002

Gioli Beniamino, Miglietta Franco, Vaccari Francesco Primo, ZALDEI A., De Martino Biagio (2006). The Sky Arrow ERA, an innovative airborne platform to monitor mass, momentum and energy exchange of ecosystems. ANNALS OF GEOPHYSICS, vol. 49; p. 109-116, ISSN: 1593-5213

Hovenden MJ, Miglietta F, ZALDEI A., Vander Schoor JK, Wills KE, Newton PCD (2006). The TasFACE climate-change impacts experiment: design and performance of combined elevated CO2 and temperature enhancement in a native Tasmanian grassland. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol. 54; p. 1-10, ISSN: 0067-1924, doi: 10.1071/BT04194

Miglietta F, Peressotti A, Vaccari FP, ZALDEI A., deAngelis P, Scarascia-Mugnozza G (2001). Free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) of a poplar plantation: the POPFACE fumigation system. NEW PHYTOLOGIST, vol. 150; p. 465-476, ISSN: 0028-646X, doi: 10.1046/j.1469-8137.2001.00115.x