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Expert NameProf Giovanni Quaranta
Title
DivisionDipartimento Dimie,, University of Basilicata
Institution
CityPOTENZA
CountryItaly
Telephone0039 09 71/205411
Emailgiovanni.quaranta(at)unibas.it
Work ExperienceLocal Coordinator of the following projects: 1) CASCADE: CAtastrophic Shifts in drylands: how CAn we prevent ecosystem DEgradation? Collaborative Large Integrated Project (IP); 2) LEDDRA - Land and Ecosystem Degradation and Desertification: Assessing the Fit of responses, (SICA), 3) "Evaluation and integration of strategic indicators and benchmarks for assessing and monitoring desertification under the UNCCD”, Project funded by JRC EC, 4) DESIRE Desertification Mitigation and Remediation of Land- a global approach for local solutions, Integrated Project (IP) VI FP, 5)LUCINDA Land care in desertification affected areas: from science towards application SSA, DG XII, VI FP, 6) DESERTLINKS Combating Desertification in Mediterranean Europe: Linking Science with Stakeholders, “Response indicators: land management measures taken by local stakeholders to combat desertification” V FP; Thematic areas: Land Degration, Geographical areas of experience: Mediterranean countries.
QualificationsPhD in Agricultural Economics, University of Naples Federico II (1991 - 1994) Agricultural Science MSC in Agricultural Economics, University of Naples Federico II (1989-1990
Number of Publications
Awards1. 2009 – Today appointed as president of MEDES Foundation, Founation for Sustainational Development of the Mediteranean Basin; 2. 2006: Member of the Advisory Board of European DesertNet 3. 2003: Appointed, in quality of expert, as Component of the Italian National Commettee to Combat Desertification and Drought
Other Activities1. 2008 – 2013 SCIENTIFIC COORDINATOR OF CHAECO, CHAECO II, WALL, PUER, CAPITALMED, PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE ITALIAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ITALIAN MINISTRY OF ECONOMY AND FINANCE, BASILICATA REGION -APQ MEDITERRANEO, LINEA 2.3 2. 2008 SCIENTIFIC COORDINATOR OF EUREKA PROJECT, MEDITERRANEAN HARMONIZED INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, INTERREG PROGRAM IIIB ARCHIMED 3. 2006 SCIENTIFIC COORDINATOR OF IMAGE PROJECT, SUSTAINABLE USE OF WATER RESOURCES AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN DROUGHT AFFECTED AREAS, INTERREG IIIB ARCHIMED. 4. 2005: APPOINTED BY EUROPEAN COMMISSION AS EXPERT AT THE FIRST NETWORK MEETING, “RURAL DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY ACROSS EUROPE: BRIDGING THE LOCAL EXPERIENCE”, ISPRA, 28-29 NOVEMBER 2005 5. 2004 – TODAY SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBLE OF THE POST-GRADUATE MASTER COURSE ON “MANAGEMENT OF TERRITORY, COMBATING DESERTIFICATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BASILICATA
Publications. 2013: Environment Management: Designing a Public Web-based Information sistem to illustrate and disseminate the development and results of the DESIRE project to combat desertification. (in collaboration with Nichola Geeson, Jane Brandt e Rosanna Salvia). 2. Multi-scale narratives from an IA perspective: Part II. Participatory local scenario development. Futures 38(3): 2006 (in collaboration with Kok, K., Patel, M., Rothman, D.S.) 3. 2003: Decision Support System for Desertification mitigation in the Agri basin, southern Italy, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 28 (2003) 579-587 (in collaboration with J. C. Bathurst – J. Sheffield and X. Leng); 4. 2000: Evaluating Environmental Sensitivity at the basin scale through the use of Geographic Information System and Remote Sensed data: an example covering the Agri basin (southern Italy), Catena Supplement 40 : 19-35., 2000, Elsevier, Amsterdam 5. 2005: Combating desertification in Europe: NAP’s and new Rural Development Programme, SCAPE meeting “Strategies, Science and Law for the Conservation of the World Soil Resources, Selfoss, Iceland, September 14-18, 2005
DisciplineNatural Resource Management
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