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Independent experts nominated by country party

Piero Gagliardo

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Soil Degradation
Environmental Management
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Professor of Geography
Ecology Department
Work experience
Management Experience_x000D_
(1975 to present) Head of the Geography Unit, within the Department of Ecology, UNICAL._x000D_
(2002 – 2007) Head of the National Committee for the Combat of Desertification under the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS)._x000D_
(1994 – 2001) Full-time member of the IMELS Scientific-Technical Commission for the evaluation of environmental projects._x000D_
(1976 – 1994) Coordinator of R&D projects under the Calabria Regional Authority, the Regional Agricultural Development Authority and the Italian National Research Council (CNR).
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Laurea in Lettere (M.A.), Geography, Catholic University of Milan, 1970
Number of Publications
Publication titles
Gagliardo P. , Prezioso P. , Desertificazione e degrado del suolo. Gagliardo P. (a cura di), Cap. 1, " Verso il riconoscimento internazionale del fenomeno desertificazione", Cosenza: Centro Editoriale e Librario. Università della Calabria. 2010. pp. 25-94._x000D_
Gagliardo P. , Desertificazione e degrado del suolo. Gagliardo P. (a cura di), Cap. 6, " Il processo di desertificazione in Calabria", : Centro editoriale Università della Calabria, 2010. pp. 335-404._x000D_
Gagliardo P. , Desertificazione e degrado del suolo. Gagliardo P. (a cura di), Cap. 2, " Cause naturali e antropiche della desertificazione", Università della Calabria: Centro Editoriale e Librario. 2010. pp. 95-170._x000D_
Gagliardo P. , " Audizione di rappresentanti del Comitato Nazionale per la Lotta alla Siccità e alla Desertificazione". In Atti Parlamentari - XIV Legislatura, Roma: Camera dei deputati Ufficio atti e pubblicazioni, 2005, pp. 3-7._x000D_
Gagliardo P. , " Siccità e desertificazione". Geotema, 2004, pp. 65-69._x000D_
Other activities
Head of delegation at the UNCCD, VI CoP in Havana (Sept 2003), VIII CoP in Madrid (Sept 2007)._x000D_
(2002 – 2007) Coordinator of the 5-year National Report to the Minister of Environment on the Combat of Desertification_x000D_
(1979 – 1982) Director of the Department of Ecology, University of Calabria._x000D_
(1977 – 1978) Gov. Commissioner supervising the industrial consortium of Policastro Gulf, Calabria._x000D_
(1975 – 1976) Deputy Director of the Earth Sciences Department, Faculty of Sciences (UNICAL).
Organisation name
University of Calabria
Organisation street address
Ponte Pietro Bucci 4 B, 87036
Organisation city
Arcavacata di Rende
Organisation country