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Expert NameProfessor Fabio Attorre
DivisionDepartment of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome
Telephone0039 06 49912818
Work ExperienceI have been working as scientific coordinator in several projects founded by the Italian Development Cooperation and implemented by international organization such as UNCCD, IUC; UNDP and FAO in different geographical contexts (Albania, Yemen, Ecuador, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea). These projects were aimed at addressing environmental issues such as desertification, climate change, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development with a systemic approach integrating all the relevant socio-economic and environmental aspects and by increasing the local capacity particularly dealing with gender-related issues. From a scientific point of view, in these project I applied GIS and remote sensing technologies to assess the effect of desertification processes, climate change and land use management on natural resources, alien species spread and impacts, and species and ecosystem conservation. Thematic areas: Afforestation, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conservation, Deforestation, Desertification, Ecosystem services, Environmental impact assessment, Integrated natural resource management, Land cover change, Rangeland ecology, Reforestation, Remote sensing, Vegetation change and degradation; Geographic areas of field experience: Yemen, Ecuador, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Albania, Papua New Guinea
QualificationsPhD in Remote sensing application for vegetation mapping, Sapienza University of Rome,
Number of Publications52
Awards1. Since 2012 vice president of the Botanical Garden of Rome 2. Since 2012 Member of the Council of the Italian Association of Vegetation Science 3. Since 2010 Member of the European Association of Vegetation Science
Other Activities1. Since 2011, member of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management 2. Representative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in several international fora such as IUCN world congresses (Barcelona-Spain 2008, Jeju- South Korea 2012) GLISPA (Auckland – New Zealand 2010), CBD COP (Hyderabad - India 2012), UNCCD COP (Windhoek - Namibia 2013) 3. Since 2010, member of the Italian National Biodiversity Network of the Ministry of Environment 4. Since 2012, member of the Albanian National Biodiversity Network of the Ministry of Environment 5. Since 2011, Editor of the Plant Biosystem Journal
Publications1. De Sanctis M., Adeeb A., Farcomeni A., Patriarca C., Saed A., Attorre F. 2013. Classification and distribution patterns of plant communities on Socotra Island, Yemen. Applied Vegetation Science, 16: 148–165 2. Attorre F., De Sanctis M., Farcomeni A., Guillet A., Scepi E., Vitale M., Pella F., Fasola M. 2013. On the use of Spatial Ecological Modelling as a tool for improving the assessment of geographic range size of threatened species. Journal for Nature Conservation, 21: 48–55. 3. Guillet A., Malatesta L., Falcetta M., Attorre F. 2012. Systemic Spatial Decision Support Systems: an integrated, computeraided tool for biodiversity conservation. Plant Biosystems, 146 (4): 814-826. 4. Senan A., Tomasetto F., Somashecar R.K, Farcomeni A., Attorre F. 2012. Determinants of plant species invasion in Socotra Island (Yemen). Plant Ecology, 213: 1381-1392. 5. Attorre F., Taleb N., De Sanctis M., Farcomeni A., Guillet A., Vitale M. 2011. Developing conservation strategies for endemic tree species when faced with time and data constraints: Boswellia spp. on Socotra (Yemen). Biodiversity and Conservation, 20 (7): 1483-1499.
DisciplineEnvironmental Sciences
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