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Expert NameProf. Donatella Spano
TitleFull Prof. Biometeorologist
DivisionDepartment of science for Nature and Environmental Resources (DipNET)
Telephone0039 07 9229336
Work ExperienceI have participated in both planning and implementation of various national and international projects. My experience includes the scientific leadership of several projects related to: analysis of climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation strategies in agricultural sector; improvement of agricultural water availability, security and management, including promotion of women cooperatives; set up of methodologies and support systems for the evaluation of forest fire risk in extreme meteorological conditions; methods for accounting the exchanges and absorption of CO2 in Mediterranean ecosystems; evaluation of mitigation strategies at urban and regional levels; climate risk assessment in agriculture and coastal development; climate change research on shrub-land ecosystems. In all these projects, my responsibilities include monitoring project schedule and performance, as well as coordinating scientific activities with international partners
QualificationsDegree in Agricultural Sciences, University of Sassari, 1982; Three-year Post Doctoral specialization program in grometeorology and Micrometeorology
Number of Publications142
Awards1. 2012 – Best research achievement medal of the University of Sassari 2. 2012 – Member of the Scientific Committee of the ItaliaCamp 3. 2001 – Co-recipient of the “Best Practice Paper” in the Journal of irrigation and Drainage Engineering – American Society of Civil Engineers
Other Activities1. Rectoral Delegate for Research and Technologic Transfer – University of Sassari 2. Founding Member and President Elect of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC) 3. Deputy Director of the Impacts on Agriculture, Forest and Natural Ecosystems (IAFENT) Division at the Euro Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC) 4. Scientific Coordinator of the Agrometeorology and Ecophysiology Laboratory with the Department of Economics and Woody Plant Ecosystems – University of Sassari 5. Member of the Research Commission of CRUI – Conference of Italian Universities Rectors
Publications1. NOLÈ A., COLLALTI A., MAGNANI F., DUCE P., FERRARA A., MANCINO G., MARRAS S., SIRCA C., SPANO D., BORGHETTI M., (2013) Assessing temporal variation in primary and ecosystem production in two Mediterranean forest types using a modified 3-PG model. Annals of Forest Science: vol.70, Issue 7(2013), pp. 729-741, doi:10.1007/s13595-013-0315-7 2. MONTEIRO A.T., FAVA F., GONÇALVES J., HUETE A., GUSMEROLI F., PAROLO G., SPANO D., BOCCHI S. (2013). Landscape context determinants to plant diversity in the permanent meadows of Southern European Alps. Biodiversity and Conservation Journal, vol. 22 (4), pp. 937 -958, doi: 10.1007/s10531-013-0460-1 3. SALIS, M., AGER, A. A., FINNEY, M. A., ARCA, B., SPANO, D. 2013 Analyzing spatiotemporal changes in wildfire regime and exposure across a Mediterranean fire-prone area. Natural Hazards. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-013-0951-0 4. MARRAS, S., PYLES, R.D, SIRCA, C., PAW U, K.T., SNYDER, R.L., DUCE, P., SPANO, D., 2011. Evaluation of the Advanced Canopy-Atmosphere-Soil Algorithm (ACASA) model performance over Mediterranean maquis ecosystem. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol. 151 (6): pp. 730-745, . STOY P, MAUDER M, FOKEN T, MARCOLLA B, BOEGH E, IBROM A, ALTAF ARAIN M, ARNETH A, AURELA M, BERNHOFER C, CESCATTI A, DELLWIK E, DUCE P, GIANELLE D , VANGORSEL 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, VARLAGINV (2013)
DisciplineAgricultural Sciences
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