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Vaccari Francesco Primo

Email f.vaccari@ibimet.cnr.it

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Firenze, 26/04/1967

Ricercatore presso IBIMET CNR (2002- ad oggi)

Tematiche di ricerca:

Ecologia vegetale, Cambiamenti Climatici Impatti & Mitigazione; Effetti di livelli elevati di CO2 sulle coltivazioni e gli ecosistemi naturali; Interazioni Biosfera e atmosfera; Agricoltura di precisione; Biochar.


Laurea in Scienza Agrarie, Università di Firenze (1994)

PhD in Sistemi Ecologici e Ambientali, Università di Udine (2010)

In evidenza:

  • Ecophysiological studies on the effects of elevated CO2 on crops and natural ecosysytems (Miglietta et al. 1998; Bettarini et al., 1998; Miglietta et al., 2001).
  • Biosphere atmosphere interactions (Reichstein et al., 2005; Inglima et al., 2009; Jung et al., 2012; Vaccari et al., 2012).
  • Urban carbon fluxes (Matese et al., 2009; Gioli et al., 2012; Vaccari et al., 2013).
  • Regional fluxes as a validation tool for atmospheric and ecosystem modelling (Maselli et al., 2010; Chiesi et al., 2011).
  • Development and integration of remote sensing (Papale et al., 2008) and micrometeorological devices (Matese et al., 2008).
  • Precision agriculture (Matese et al., 2009; Fiorillo et al., 2012).
  • Effects of the biochar on crops (Vaccari et al., 2011; Castaldi et al., 2012; Genesio et al., 2012; Baronti et al., 2014).


Progetti scientifici:

  • EXPEER Distributed Infrastructure for Experimentation in Ecosystem Research (2010-2014).
  • EUROChar (FP7-ENV-2010 Project ID 265179) (2010-2014).
  • RACES Raising Awareness on Climate and Energy Saving for teachers, families, and stakeholders (2009-2012).
  • CARBOAFRICA - Quantification, understanding and prediction of carbon cycle, and other GHG gases, in Sub-Saharan Africa (2006-2009).
  • OOMPH - Organics over the Ocean Modifying Particles in both Hemispheres (2005-2007).
  • AMMA FP6 - African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (2005-2008).
  • CARBOEUROPE IP (2004-2008).
  • MIND- Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems and increasing drought: vulnerability assessment (2003-2005).
  • RECAB - Regional assessment and modelling of the carbon balance within Europe (2000-2002).
  • PianosaLAB. Measuring terrestrial carbon fluxes of Mediterranean ecosystems: Pianosa island as case of study (2000-2010).
  • POPFACE - Effects of atmospheric carbon enrichment of cultivated terrestrial ecosystems: a face experiment on short rotation intensive polar plantation (1998-2001).
  • MAPLE - Microevolutionary Adaptation of Plants to Elevated CO2 (1995-1996).


Pubblicazioni (aggiornate a luglio 2014):

  • 47 ISI papers.
  • 17 no ISI papers.
  • 35 Book chapters.
  • 45 International Conference contributions.
  • 29 National Conference contributions.
  • 9 Books.
  • H-index: 14


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Pubblicazioni ISI selezionate:

  • Baronti S.,Vaccari F.P., Miglietta F., Calzolari C., Lugato E., Orlandini S., Pini R., Zulian C.,  Genesio L. (2014). Impact of biochar application on plant water relations in Vitis vinifera (L.). European Journal of Agronomy .Volume: 53  Pages: 38-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2013.11.003.
  • Vaccari F.P., Gioli B., Toscano P., Perrone C. (2013). Carbon dioxide balance assessment of the city of Florence (Italy), and implications for urban planning. Landscape and Urban Planning 120 (2013) 138–146.
  • Stoy PC, Mauder M., Foken T., Marcolla B., Boegh E., Ibrom A., Arain M.A., Arneth A.,  Aurela M., Bernhofer C., Cescatti A., Dellwik E., Duce P., Gianelle D., van Gorsel E., Kiely G., Knohl A., Margolis H.,  McCaughey H.,  Merbold L., Montagnani L.,  Papale D., Reichstein M., Saunders M., Serrano-Ortiz P., Sottocornola M., Spano D., Vaccari F.P.,  Varlagi A. (2013). A data-driven analysis of energy balance closure across FLUXNET research sites: The role of landscape scale heterogeneity. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 171–172 (2013) 137–152.
  • 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, doi:10.1111/gcbb.12028.
  • Genesio L., Miglietta F., Lugato E., Baronti S., Pieri M., Vaccari F.P. (2012). Surface albedo following biochar application in durum wheat. Environmental Research Letters. vol. 7, issue 1, ISSN: 1748-9326, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/014025.
  • Gioli B., Toscano P., Lugato E., Matese A., Miglietta F., Zaldei A., Vaccari F.P. (2012). Methane and carbon dioxide fluxes and source partitioning in urban areas: The case study of Florence, Italy. Environmental Pollution 164; pages 125-131.
  • 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, vol. 175-179, pages: 29-36, doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2012.01.021.
  • Castaldi, S., Riondino, M., Baronti, S., Esposito, F.R., Marzaioli, R., Rutigliano, F.A., Vaccari, F.P., Miglietta, F. (2011). Impact of biochar application to a Mediterranean wheat crop on soil microbial activity and greenhouse gas fluxes. Chemosphere, volume 85, issue 9, pages 1464-1471.
  • Jung, M., Reichstein, M., Margolis, H.A., Cescatti, A., Richardson, A.D., Arain, M.A.,  Arneth, A., Bernhofer, C., Bonal, D., Chen, J.Q., Gianelle, D., Gobron, N., Kiely, G., Kutsch, W., LasslopB, G., Law, B.E., Lindroth, A., Merbold, L., Montagnani, L., Moors, E.J., Papale, D., Sottocornola, M., Vaccari, F., Williams, C. (2011). Global patterns of land-atmosphere fluxes of carbon dioxide, latent heat, and sensible heat derived from eddy covariance, satellite, and meteorological observations. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, volume 116, article number G00J07.
  • Vaccari F.P., Baronti S. Lugato E., Genesio L., Castaldi S., Fornasier F., Miglietta F. (2011).Biochar as a strategy to sequester carbon and increase yield in durum wheat. European Journal of Agronomy, volume 34, issue 4, pages 213-238.
  • 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, volume 48, issue 9, pages 1940 - 1947.
  • Inglima I., Alberti G., Bertolini T., Vaccari F.P., Gioli B., Miglietta F., Cotrufo M.F., Peressotti A. (2009). Precipitation pulses enhance respiration of Mediterranean ecosystems: the balance between organic and inorganic components of increased soil CO2 efflux. Global Change Biology volume 15, issue 5, pages 1289-1301.
  • Tricker P.J., Pecchiari M., Bunn S.M., Vaccari F.P., Peressotti A., Miglietta F., Taylor G. (2009). Water use of a bioenergy plantation increases in a future high CO2 world. Biomass and Bioenergy volume 33, issue 2, pages 200-208.
  • 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.
  • Reichstein M. ,Falge E., Baldocchi D., Papale D., Aubinet M., Berbigier P., Bernhofer C., Buchmann N., Gilmanov T., Granier G., Grunwald T., Havrankova K., Kk ,Ilvesniemi H, Janous D., Knohl A., Laurila T.,Lohila A., Loustau D., Matteucci G., Meyers T., Miglietta F., Ourcival J.M., Pumpanen J., Rambal S., Rotenberg E., Sanz M., Tenhunen J., Seufert G, Vaccari F., Vesala T., Yakir D., Valentini R. (2005). On the separation of net ecosystem exchange into assimilation and ecosystem respiration: review and improved algorithm. Global Change Biology, volume 11, issue 9, pages 1424–1439.
  • Miglietta F., Peressotti A., Vaccari F.P., Zaldei A., DeAngelis P., Scarascia Mugnozza G. (2001). Free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) of a poplar plantation: the POPFACE fumigation system. New Phytologist, volume 150, issue 2, pages 465-476.
  • Bettarini I., Vaccari F.P., Miglietta F. (1998). Elevated CO2 concentrations and stomatal density: observations from 17 plant species growing in a CO2 spring in central Italy. Global Change Biology volume 4, issue 1, pages 17-22.