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2016

Monitoring and biomonitoring environmental pollution

  • Biomonitoring network to assess air quality in the surroundings of the ILVA steelworks in Taranto (2016 survey): Lichen Diversity Index (IBL), lichen bioaccumulation of trace elements, ozone biomonitoring by means of vascular plants. Contract with: ILVA SpA.
  • Biomonitoring network to assess PCDD/F, PAH and PCB in the surroundings of the ILVA steelworks in Taranto (2015 survey): bioaccumulation by Brassica plants and pine needles, accumulation in surface soils. Contract with: ILVA SpA.
  • Lichen biomonitoring (Index of Lichen Biodiversity, IBL) in the surrounding territory of geothermal power plants of Nuova Radicondoli e Chiusdino 1. Contract with: ENEL Green Power SpA.

Biodiversity monitoring

  • FP7 EU-BON - Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network.

Forest monitoring

  • Technical Monitoring of the LIFE+ project ManFor C.BD. (LIFE09ENV/IT/000078). Contract with: CNR – Istituto di Biologia Agroambientale e Forestale (IBAF) - CNR.
  • LIFE+ project SMART4Action (LIFE13 ENV/IT000813) “Sustainable Monitoring and reporting to inform forest and environmental awareness and protection”. Contract with: Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali - Corpo Forestale dello Stato.
    • Action B.1 'Analysis, evaluation and testing of forest ecosystems biological response'.
    • Action B.4 'Synthesis of information and participative design of the new system'.
  • LIFE project “FutureForCoppiceS” “Shaping future forestry for sustainable coppices in Southern Europe: the legacy of past management trials” (LIFE14 ENV/IT/000514) Contract with: CREA – Centro di ricerca per la selvicoltura, Arezzo.
    • Action B.8. External assistance office. Offer request CREA Prot. N. 001347 del 18/01/2016. Contract with: CREA – Centro di ricerca per la selvicoltura di Arezzo.
    • Action B.9. Outside office for assistance in the synthesis and evaluation of project data-. Contract with: CREA – Centro di ricerca per la selvicoltura di Arezzo.
    • Action B.2. External assistance in the framework of the European Life project FutureForCoppiceS ". Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).
    • Action B.4. Scientific Advisory Service on sampling of biodiversity of lichens on sites Buca Zamponi, Poggio Pievano (Toscana), Is Cannoneris (Sardegna) in 18 sampling units in accordance with the experimental design of the project. Contract with: Università degli Studi di Sassari.

Monitoring design

  • Technical and scientific support for the start up of an integrated monitoring plan, with particular reference to soil characterization, aiming to the assessment of the state of conservation of ecosystems and abiotic components in the vast area of Malpensa (cod. Eupolis Lombardia Ter15009/001). Contract with: Eupolis Lombardia.

2015

Monitoring and biomonitoring environmental pollution

  • Biomonitoring network to assess air quality in the surroundings of the ILVA steelworks in Taranto (2014 survey): Lichen Diversity Index (IBL), lichen bioaccumulation of trace elements, ozone biomonitoring by means of vascular plants. Contract with: ILVA SpA.
  • Biomonitoring network to assess PCDD/F, PAH and PCB in the surroundings of the ILVA steelworks in Taranto (2015 survey). Contract with: ILVA SpA.
  • Lichen biomonitoring (Index of Lichen Biodiversity, IBL) for the municipality of Porcari (LU). Contract with: Municipality of Porcari
  • Lichen biomonitoring (bioindication and bioaccumulation) in the surroundings of the electric power plant of S. Barbara, municipality of Cavriglia (AR). Contract with: CESI SpA.
  • Supply of moss bags for bioaccumulation of trace elements. Contract with: CESI SpA.

Monitoring design

  • Technical and scientific support for the start up of an integrated monitoring plan, with particular reference to soil characterization, aiming to the assessment of the state of conservation of ecosystems and abiotic components in the vast area of Malpensa (cod. Eupolis Lombardia Ter15009/001). Contract with: Eupolis Lombardia.

Biodiversity monitoring

  • FP7 EU-BON - Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network.

Forest monitoring

  • Technical Monitoring of the LIFE+ project ManFor C.BD. (LIFE09ENV/IT/000078). Contract with: CNR – Istituto di Biologia Agroambientale e Forestale (IBAF) - CNR.
  • Assistance on the process of updating the pan-European set of Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management. Committente: FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Madrid.
  • Action B.1 'Analysis, evaluation and testing of forest ecosystems biological response' in the LIFE+ project SMART4Action (LIFE13 ENV/IT000813) “Sustainable Monitoring and reporting to inform forest and environmental awareness and protection”. Contract with: Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali - Corpo Forestale dello Stato.
  • Action B.4 'Synthesis of information and participative design of the new system' in the LIFE+ project SMART4Action (LIFE13 ENV/IT000813) “Sustainable Monitoring and reporting to inform forest and environmental awareness and protection”. Contract with: Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali - Corpo Forestale dello Stato.

Data Analysis

  • Long-term integrated analysis of monitoring data to study the functionality of forest ecosystems, feasability study on the integration among research and monitoring networks on italian forest ecosystems and optimization criteria of the current monitoring network. Contract with: CNR - Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi (ISE) del CNR.
  • Statistical analysis of the relationship between radial growth and defoliation of the plants of the 1st and 2nd level in order to highlight the presence and the significance of the relationship. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).

 

2014

Monitoring and biomonitoring environmental pollution

  • Biomonitoring network to assess air quality in the surroundings of the ILVA steelworks in Taranto (2014 survey): Lichen Diversity Index (IBL), lichen bioaccumulation of trace elements, ozone biomonitoring by means of vascular plants. Contract with: ILVA SpA
  • Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of the town of Civitavecchia. 2014 survey. Contract with: CESI SpA

Biodiversity monitoring

  • FP7 EU-BON - Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network
  • Elaboration of a map of habitat (1:10.000 spatial scale) by means of phytosociological surveys. Contract with: CESI SpA

Forest monitoring

  • Technical Monitoring of the LIFE+ project ManFor C.BD. (LIFE09ENV/IT/000078). Contract with: CNR – Istituto di Biologia Agroambientale e Forestale (IBAF) - CNR

Impact Assessment

  • Implementation of technical investigations related to n. 40 expert assessments within an incidence assessment procedure (Artt. 15 e 15 bis della L.R. 56/2000). Contract with: Provincia di Siena
  • Survey of phytocoenoses, vegetation cutting and environmental recovery for the construction of a power line. Contract with: CESI SpA.

 

2013

Monitoring and biomonitoring of environmental pollution

  • Design of a biomonitoring network for the assessment of air quality in the surroundings of the steel plant ILVA in Taranto. Contract with: ILVA SpA.
  • Lichen biomonitoring of air quality in the surroundings of a geothermal power plant located in the municipality of Santa Fiora (GR). Contract with: CESI SpA

Data analysis

  • Relationship between forest health and growth at the RENECOFOR plots. II part. Contract with: Office National des Forêts, RENECOFOR.
  • Integrated processing of CONECOFOR data regarding the relationship between tree growth and environmental factors. Contract with: CNR - Institute of Ecosystem Study, Verbania.
  • Integrated processing of data collected during the program CONECOFOR 2013. Contract with: CFS - Ministero Politiche Agricole.

Monitoring biodiversity

  • FP7 EU-BON - Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network.

Forest monitoring

  • Technical Monitoring of the LIFE+ project ManFor C.BD. (LIFE09ENV/IT/000078). Contract with: CNR – Istituto di Biologia Agroambientale e Forestale (IBAF) del CNR.
  • Historic supply of forest reproductive material which special emphasis on the transfer in Europe. FP7 EU-funded collaborative project titled “Towards the Sustainable Management of Forest Genetic Resources in Europe (FORGER)” Contract with: Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW).
  • Integration between the new regional forest inventory and existing networks within the project MONITO. Contract with: Consortium LAMMA, Sesto Fiorentino (FI).
  • Evaluation of sources of variability of chlorophyll a fluorescence data in Norway spruce trees. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).

 

2012

Monitoring biodiversity

  • Elaboration of a map of Habitat as part of a study for the Impact Assessment in the Lazio Region. Contract with: CESI SpA.

Monitoring and biomonitoring of environmental pollution

  • Supply of moss bags for bioaccumulation of trace elements. Contract with: CESI SpA.
  • Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of Vado Ligure (SV). Contract with: DIP.TE.RIS. University of Genoa.
  • Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of the town of Civitavecchia. 2011 survey. Contract with: CESI SpA.
  • Ozone and population in Trentino (N Italy): exposure extimates. Finalizing ozone EFFORT project and data improvement. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).

Forest monitoring

  • Relationship between forest health and growth at the RENECOFOR plots. I part. Contract with: Office National des Forêts, RENECOFOR.
  • Data processing of the European network ICP-Forests: assessment of the distribution of forest damages expected to be caused by nitrogen deposition and assessment of their causes. Conctract with: CNR Pallanza.

 

2011

Monitoring and biomonitoring of environmental pollution

  • Impact of ozone on population: data collection and organization. Collaboration in the development of project ideas. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).
  • Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of the town of Civitavecchia. 2011 survey. Contract with: CESI SpA.

Data analysis

  • On-site chemometrics course. Contract with: CNR.
  • Ozone risk maps. Creating maps of ozone concentration, AOT40and risk ozone for vegetation over the period 2007-2010. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).
  • Modelling of ozone concentrations; correlative study, design and setting of the final report 2007-2011. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).

Forest monitoring

  • Analysis of Forest Health data from the RENECOFOR plots. Part 3. Change and Trend Analysis. Contract with: Office National des Forêts, RENECOFOR.

 

2010

Monitoring biodiversity

  • GIFT Project: Geographical Information on Flora of Tuscany.

Monitoring and biomonitoring of environmental pollution

  • Lichen biomonitoring in the municipality of Porcari. Contract with: Municipality of Porcari (LU).
  • Calculation of the parameters of ozone exposure (AOT40) and processing potential risk maps from data collected in the study sites of Viburnum in 2009 (Lasino, Margone). Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).
  • Design and data processing for the 2010 survey on ozone pollution. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).

Forest monitoring

  • Change and trend and correlative study of defoliation data from the RENECOFOR plots. Contract with: Office National des Forêts, RENECOFOR.
  • Trans-national coordination of data quality assurance and control (QA/QC) 2009-2010. Action FutMon C1-QAC-15(IT) within the LIFE+ project “Further Development and Implementation of an EU-level Forest Monitoring System (FutMon)” n. LIFE07 ENV/D/000218. Contract with: CFS - Ministero Politiche Agricole.
  • Management and integrated processing of data collected in Level II sites. Action FutMon IM - 15(IT) within the LIFE+ project “Further Development and Implementation of an EU-level Forest Monitoring System (FutMon)” n. LIFE 07 ENV/D/000218. Contract with: CFS - Ministero Politiche Agricole.

Restoration and Impact Assessment

  • Impact assessment on the implementation of a veterinary clinic in Baccacciano (Tuscany). Contract with: STIG Arch Gianluca Gallinella.

 

2009

Monitoring biodiversity

  • Floristic survey in the Site of Regional Importance (SIR) “Monterotondo Sasso Pisano”. Contract with: Centro Analisi CAIM Follonica.
  • Drafting of technial reports on botanical issues. Contract with: Space SpA.

Monitoring and biomonitoring of environmental pollution

  • Organization of a ring test among experts in bioindication by means of epiphytic lichens. Contract with: Municipality of Monterotondo Marittimo (GR).
  • Supply of moss bags for bioaccumulation of trace elements. Contract with: CESI SpA.
  • Quality control procedures of one lichen biomonitoring survey. Contract with: CESI SpA. Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of the town of Civitavecchia. 2009 survey. Contract with: CESI SpA.
  • Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of the ENEL power plant of S. Barbara (Tuscany). Contract with: CESI SpA.
  • Design of ozone sampling network, modeling of ozone concentrations and AOT40 values, data elaboration of foliar symptoms. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).

Forest monitoring

  • Identification of changes of the condition of the RENECOFOR plots due to environmental stressors – A proposal for a feasibility study. Contract with: Office National de Forêts – RENECOFOR.
  • Consulting in the preparation of the project FutMon. Contract with: Linnaeambiente Ricerca Applicata srl.
  • Development of selection criteria for large-scale plots. Action FutMon C1-HarmonLS-40(IT) within the LIFE+ project “Further Development and Implementation of an EU-level Forest Monitoring System (FutMon)” n. LIFE07 ENV/D/000218. Contract with: Accademia Italiana di Scienze Forestali.
  • Trans-national coordination of data quality assurance and control (QA/QC) 2009-2010. Action FutMon C1-QAC-15(IT) within the LIFE+ project “Further Development and Implementation of an EU-level Forest Monitoring System (FutMon)” n. LIFE07 ENV/D/000218. Contract with: CFS - Ministero Politiche Agricole.
  • Management and integrated processing of data collected in Level II sites. Action FutMon IM - 15(IT) within the LIFE+ project “Further Development and Implementation of an EU-level Forest Monitoring System (FutMon)” n. LIFE 07 ENV/D/000218. Contract with: CFS - Ministero Politiche Agricole.

 

2008

Monitoring and biomonitoring of environmental pollution

  • Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of the town of Civitavecchia. 2008 survey. Contract with: CESI SpA.
  • Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of the gravel quarry “La Chiusa”, Monticiano (SI). Contract with: Studio di Geologia e Geofisica s.r.l.
  • Supply of moss bags for bioaccumulation of trace elements. Contract with: CESI SpA. Ozone monitoring and biomonitoring. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA), APPA.
  • Design, implementation and data analysis of a tropospheric ozone survey in forest sites of Trento Province. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).
  • Ozone monitoring and biomonitoring. Further data elaborations. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).

Data analysis

  • Data analyses of lichen biomonitoring data collected in the surroundings of the gravel quarry “La Chiusa”, Monticiano (SI). Contract with: Studio di Geologia e Geofisica s.r.l.
  • Statistical analysis of environmental data. Contract with: Università di Torino.

Forest monitoring

  • Sintomi da ozono sulla vegetazione: metodi, valutazione e validazione. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).

Quality Assurance

  • Quality Assurance Procedures for the Italian Forest Inventory. Contract with: CRA MPF.

Restoration and Impact Assessment

  • Environmental restoration of the gravel quarry Val di Merse. Contract with: Studio di Geologia e Geofisica s.r.l.
  • Impact assessment of the restoration of the farm Casaltieri on the SIR 89 Montagnola Senese IT5190003. Contract with: Immobiliare Verde Chianti.
  • Environmental restoration of the gravel quarry La Chiusa (SI). Contract with: Studio di Geologia e Geofisica s.r.l.
  • Impact assessment of the thermal exploitation of the Bagni di Petriolo on the SIC Val di Farma (SIC IT51A0003). Contract with: Terme Salute Ambiente SpA.

 

2007

Biodiversity monitoring

  • Georeferencing and modeling of floristic data on a national scale. Project "First contribution to the definition of IPAs (Important Plant Areas) in Italy - II and III phases. Contract with: Centro di Ricerca Interuniversitario “Biodiversità, Fitosociologia ed Ecologia del Paesaggio”, Roma.
  • Consultancy within the project Biosoil. Contract with: Università di Camerino. Management plans for natural reserves in Siena Province. Contract with: Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali “G.Sarfatti” dell’Università di Siena.
  • Monitoring the colonization of plant species in the wetlands of SIC Monte Labbro Alta Valle dell’Albegna within a Life Natura project. Contract with: Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali “G.Sarfatti” dell’Università di Siena.

Monitoring and biomonitoring of environmental pollution

  • Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of the termoelectric power plant of Turbigo (MI). Contract with: Dipartimento di Colture Arboree dell’Università di Torino.
  • Ozone monitoring in the Province of Firenze. Contract with: Linnaeambiente Ricerca Applicata srl.
  • Quality control procedures for the assessment of the Lichen Biodiversity Index. Contract with: CESI SpA.
  • Ozone monitoring and biomonitoring in Trento Province. Contract with: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Istituto di San Michele all’Adige (FEM-IASMA).
  • Monitoring of the impact of tropospheric ozone. Contract with: Linnaeambiente Ricerca Applicata srl.
  • Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of the gravel quarry “La Chiusa”, Monticiano (SI). Contract with: Studio di Geologia e Geofisica s.r.l.
  • Training course for ARPAT staff 'Foliose epiphytic lichens: deepening of the group Physcia sl'. Contract with: ARPA Toscana.
  • Training course for ARPAT staff ‘Design and monitoring of bioaccumulation networks’ Contract with: ARPA Toscana.

Data analysis

  • Statistical elaboration of forest data. Contract with: B.F.H. di Amburgo

 

2006

Monitoring and biomonitoring of environmental pollution

  • Training course for ARPAT staff ‘Ozone biomonitoring by means of tobacco plants’. Contract with: ARPA Toscana.
  • Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of the termoelectric power plant of Turbigo (MI). Design and network preparation. Contract with: Dipartimento di Colture Arboree dell’Università di Torino.
  • Lichen biomonitoring in the surroundings of the gravel quarry “La Chiusa”, Monticiano (SI). Contract with: Studio di Geologia e Geofisica s.r.l.

Biodiversity monitoring

  • Georeferencing and modeling of floristic data on a national scale. Project "First contribution to the definition of IPAs (Important Plant Areas) in Italy - I phase. Contract with: Centro di Ricerca Interuniversitario “Biodiversità, Fitosociologia ed Ecologia del Paesaggio”, Roma.