PIOVESAN GianlucaProfessore Ordinario
Scientific Disciplinary Sector Code
||Università degli Studi della TUSCIA
DAFNE - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali
Reception timesMartedì 15-18, Giovedì 9-12
CurriculumBiographical Sketch – Gianluca Piovesan
Professional Preparation 1995 - 1998 Ph.D., Forest planning, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
1985 - 1990 Forest Sciences, Laurea magna cum laude, at the Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
2011 - present Professor, Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie per l’Agricoltura, le Foreste e la Natura (DAFNE), Università degli Studi della Tuscia
2000-2010 Associate Professor, Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie per l’Agricoltura, le Foreste e la Natura (DAFNE), Università degli Studi della Tuscia
1992-1999 Assistant Technician in Dendrology, Università degli Studi della Tuscia
Dicember 2016 – current Representative of full professors (scientific area) in the academic senate of Tuscia University
April 2013 – November 2016 President of board for the Internal Quality Assurance /AVA system
June 2011- March 2013 Coordinator of the evaluation board of the University of Tuscia (Nucleo di Valutazione/OIV)
Since January 2008 to July 2011 coordinator of the first level program in Science and Technology for Forest and Nature Conservation (SFN); Since 2005 to 2011 coordinator of the Ph.D. course “Sciences and technologies for forest and environment management”. Member of the evaluation boards for the selection of students and the assignment of the degree for the Ph.D. Course and for the assignment of research benefits.
Member of the evaluation boards of University of Tuscia (2006-2008).
He has been teacher in several courses for professional training (CFS, State Forest Guard School; MIPAF/CONAF; IFTS).
Member of the state examination board for the qualification to be recorded in the register of forest and agriculture experts. Member of the board for career advancement (ex art. 74 del CCNL 9.8.2000) in the technical, technical-scientific and data elaboration areas for Category D at the Università degli Studi della Tuscia - D.D.A. n. 1036/01 11.10.2001.
Most significant in the last years
Schoolman, E., Mensing, S. and Piovesan, G. (2018). Local Patterns of Land Use and the Human Impact on the Environment in the Rieti Basin, 600-1000 AD. Journal of Interdisciplinary History. In press
Mensing, S. A., Schoolman, E., Tunno, I., Noble, P., Sagnotti, L., Florindo, F., Piovesan, G. (2018). Historical ecology reveals landscape transformation coincident with cultural development in central Italy since the Roman Period. Scientific Reports 8:2138, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-20286-4.
Piovesan, G., Mercuri, A., Mensing, S. A. (2018). The potential of paleoecology for functional forest restoration planning: lessons from Late Holocene Italian pollen records. Plant Biosystems. DOI: 10.1080/11263504.2018.1435582
Mensing, S., Tunno, I., Cifani, G., Passigli, S., Noble, P., Archer, C., Piovesan, G. (2016). Human and climatically induced environmental change in the Mediterranean during the Medieval Climate Anomaly and Little Ice Age: A case from central Italy. The Anthropocene. 15: 49-59.
Mensing, S. A., Tunno, I., Sagnotti, L., Florindo, F., Noble, P., Archer, C., Zimmermann, S., Pavón-Carrasco, F., Cifani, G., Passigli, S., Piovesan, G. (2015). 2700 years of Mediterranean environmental change in central Italy: A synthesis of sedimentary and cultural records to interpret past impacts of climate on society. Quaternary Science Reviews. 116, 72-94.
G. Piovesan, F. Biondi, M. Baliva, E. Presutti Saba, L. Calcagnile, G. Quarta, M. D’Elia, G. De Vivo, A. Schettino, A. DiFilippo. The oldest dated tree of Europe lives in the wild Pollino massif: Italus, a strip-bark Heldreich’s pine. Ecology, 99, DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2231
G. Piovesan, F. Biondi, M. Baliva, L. Calcagnile, G. Quarta, A. Di Filippo (2018) Dating old hollow trees by applying a multistep tree-ring and radiocarbon procedure to trunk and exposed roots. MethodsX, 5, 495-502
Di Filippo, A., Biondi, F., Piovesan, G., Ziaco, E. Tree ring-based metrics for assessing old-growth forest naturalness (2017) Journal of Applied Ecology, 54 (3), pp. 737-749.
Dorado-Liñán, I., Zorita, E., Martínez-Sancho, E., Gea-Izquierdo, G., Di Filippo, A., Gutiérrez, E., Levanic, T., Piovesan, G., Vacchiano, G., Zang, C., Zlatanov, T., Menzel, A. Large-scale atmospheric circulation enhances the Mediterranean East-West tree growth contrast at rear-edge deciduous forests (2017) Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 239, pp. 86-95.
Archer, C., Noble, P., Kreamer, D., Piscopo, V., Petitta, M., Rosen, M.R., Poulson, S.R., Piovesan, G., Mensing, S. Hydrochemical determination of source water contributions to Lake Lungo and Lake Ripasottile (central Italy) (2017) Journal of Limnology, 76 (2), pp. 326-342.
Primi, R., Filibeck, G., Amici, A., Bückle, C., Cancellieri, L., Di Filippo, A., Gentile, C., Guglielmino, A., Latini, R., Mancini, L.D., Mensing, S.A., Rossi, C.M., Rossini, F., Scoppola, A., Sulli, C., Venanzi, R., Ronchi, B., Piovesan, G. From Landsat to leafhoppers: A multidisciplinary approach for sustainable stocking assessment and ecological monitoring in mountain grasslands (2016) Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 234, pp. 118-133.
Bernini, R., Pelosi, C., Carastro, I., Venanzi, R., Di Filippo, A., Piovesan, G., Ronchi, B., Danieli, P.P. Dendrochemical investigation on hexachlorocyclohexane isomers (HCHs) in poplars by an integrated study of micro-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography (2016) Trees - Structure and Function, 30 (4), pp. 1455-1463.
Novak, K., de Luis, M., Saz, M.A., Longares, L.A., Serrano-Notivoli, R., Raventós, J., Čufar, K., Gričar, J., Di Filippo, A., Piovesan, G., Rathgeber, C.B.K., Papadopoulos, A., Smith, K.T. Missing rings in pinus halepensis - The missing link to relate the tree-ring record to extreme climatic events (2016) Frontiers in Plant Science, 7 (MAY2016), art. no. 727.
Russo Ermolli, E., Di Donato, V., Martín-Fernández, J.A., Orain, R., Lebreton, V., Piovesan, G. Vegetation patterns in the Southern Apennines (Italy) during MIS 13: Deciphering pollen variability along a NW-SE transect (2015) Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 218, pp. 167-183.
Vessella, F., Salis, A., Scirè, M., Piovesan, G., Schirone, B. Natural regeneration and gender-specific spatial pattern of Taxus baccata in an old-growth population in Foresta Umbra (Italy) (2015) Dendrobiology, 73, pp. 75-90.
Filibeck, G., Adams, J., Brunetti, M., Di Filippo, A., Rosati, L., Scoppola, A., Piovesan, G. Tree ring ecological signal is consistent with floristic composition and plant indicator values in Mediterranean Fagus sylvatica forests (2015) Journal of Ecology, 103 (6), pp. 1580-1593.
Innovations in teaching and training
I have taught more than 50 courses courses at University of Tuscia, Department Dafne - Top Italian Department for research excellence: Forest Ecology and Management, Dendrology, Forest Monitoring, Ecological Planning of Forest Landscape, Dendroecology
International Congress Organization
- ANPA (Italian Environment Protection Agency), International symposium "New horizons in the study of the carbon cycle", Rome, October 24-25 2000.
- International Conference of European Dendrochronology (Eurodendro2005), held in Viterbo, 28 September - 2 October 2005.
-EURODENDRO 2005, Viterbo September 29 – October 1 2005
- TRACE 2013 www.trace2013.unitus.it/ (in collaboration with ATR)
- Beech forests (3): Joint Natural Heritage of Europe, Soriano nel Cimino e Villavallelonga, June 16-20 2012
- 11th International Beech Symposium: Natural and Managed Beech Forests as Reference Ecosystems for the Sustainable Management of Forest Resources and the Conservation of Biodiversity, Viterbo September 18-21 2018
Service to the Scientific Community
Associate Editor – Trees,
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution – Paleoecology section,
Reviewer of manuscripts submitted to refereed journals: Annals of Botany; Annals of Forest Science; Atmospheric Environment; Applied Vegetation Science; Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Chemosphere; Climate Research, Dendrochronologia; Ecography; Ecological Engeenering; Ecological Indicators; Ecological Research; Ecology; Ecology Letters; Ecosystems; Ecosphere; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment; Forest Ecology and Management; Forests; Fresenius Environmental Bulletin; Global Change Biology; iForest; Internationa Journal of Forestry; Journal of Applied Ecology; Journal of Ecology; Journal of Forest Research; Journal of Geophysical Research; Journal of Mountain Science; Microbial Ecology; New Phytologist; Plant Biosystems; Plant Ecology; Plant Species Biology; Population Ecology; Preslia; Quaternary Research; Science of the Total Environment; Sensors; The Scientific Pages of Forest Research, Trees
Reviewer of National (e.g. PRIN; FIRB) and of International grand proposal and research projects (e.g. Ateneo Italo-Tedesco e il Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, LIFE)
Personal Web site https://sites.google.com/unitus.it/piovesan/home