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Proposals for thesis
Controlled drainage
Wetland systems for water pollution control
Ecosystem services of agriculture
Farming systems

Curriculum Vitae
Background, position and teaching
Graduated in Agricultural Sciences (1981), Full Professor at Padova University.
Training at the American Soybean Association and ILRI, Wageningen, The Netherlands, attending the 27th Post-graduate Course on Land Drainage.
1983-1993: Researcher, Institute of General Agronomy and Crop Production, University of Padova
1993-2003: Associate Professor, Institute of General Agronomy and Crop Production, University of Padova
2003-: Full Professor, Department of Agronomy, Food Natural resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE), University of Padova
Present teaching:
Agronomy (Bachelor Degree on Agricultural Sciences and Technology); Agrometeorology and Agronomy (Bachelor Course on Viticulture and enology); Sustainable agriculture (MS Degree on Sustainable agriculture).

Field research and publications
Scientific interest on: agriculture/environment relationships; water management in agriculture; natural systems for water pollution control; management of wastes with biomass production for energy purposes; agriculture and landscape; aquaponics.
Author of more than 320 scientific and extension publications (65 ISI, HI=18), and 6 books.

Main Academic assignments
Head of Agripolis Interdepartment Service Center (April 2003-April 2006)
Professor Board Coordinator of the PhD School on Sciences of Crop Production, curriculum Environmental Agronomy, University of Padova (2005-2007)
Area 08 (Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences) delegate in the Project of Padova Ateneo Commission (2008)
Head of the Professor Board of Degree on Sciences and technologies for the environment and the territory (Ms degree) (2007-2009)
Head of Department of Environmental Agronomy and Crop Production (2009-2011)
Head of the Department of Agronomy, Food Natural resources, Animals and Environment (2012-)
Member of the Academic Senate – University of Padova (2015-)
Member of the Administration Board of Fondazione Gini (2016-)

Chairman of the International Conference on "Multi functions of wetland systems", Legnaro (Pd), 26-29th June 2007
Member of the Scientific Committee of the 12th International Conference on 
Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control,
Venice (Italy), 4-8th October 2010
Chairman of the 8th SWS 2013 European Chapter meeting on “Wetland Systems: Ecology, Functioning and Management”, Padova 1st-4th September 2013
Member of the Advisory Commitee WETLANDS 2014 "Wetlands Biodiversity and Services: tools for the socio-ecological development", International Wetlands Conference Huesca (Spain), 14-18 September 2014
Member of the Scientific Commitee of the 8th WETPOL Symposium, Big Sky, MN, August 21-25, 2017
Founder and member of University Spin-off P.A.N. (Plants, Water, Nature)

Research areas
Sustainable agriculture and agriculture/environment relationships
Vegetated systems for water pollution treatment
Ecosystem services of agriculture
Sustainable water management in agriculture
Urban agriculture


Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 3E882F316B519A0D36AE3FEE543C3C99.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
AG0056 COMMON AGL1000308 8 2nd Year (2019/20) Second
AV2293 COMMON AVP5073537 6 1st Year (2019/20) First