VANNINI AndreaProfessore Ordinario
Settore scientifico disciplinare di riferimento
||Università degli Studi della TUSCIA
Struttura di afferenza
DIBAF - Dipartimento per la Innovazione nei Sistemi Biologici, Agroalimentari e Forestali
Orari di ricevimentoLunedì 9-13
CurriculumProfessor Andrea VANNINI
Present position: Full Professor at Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems (DIBAF) – University of Tuscia
Via S. Camillo de Lellis 01100 – Viterbo (Italy)
Head of the Laboratory of Plant Protection
Phone: +39 0761 357449
Mobile +39 320 4363554
Born in Rome October 26, 1961
1984 – MS in Forestry at the University of Tuscia (Viterbo - Italy) with a dissertation on Forest Pathology.
1984-1987 Internship at Institute of Plant Protection of University of Tuscia
1987 - 1998 researcher at the Department of Plant Protection of the University of Tuscia.
1989 - Visiting scientist at the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology of the Michigan State University- East Lansing – Michigan – USA
1990 - 1991 – Visiting scientist at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry of the New York State University New York – Syracuse – USA
1998 - Associate Professor at DIBAF University of Tuscia (Viterbo – Italy).
2010-2011 - Director of the Department of Plant Protection of University of Tuscia
2016 – Full Professor at DIBAF University of Tuscia (Viterbo – Italy)
Italian (first language)
Teaching and tutorship
Currently teaching: Forest Pathology (Bachelor degree); Advanced Forest Pathology (Master degree)
Currently supervisor of 3 Ph.D. students and 2MS students
Coordinator of the:
PhD school in Sciences, Technologies, and Biotechnologies for the Sustainability (DIBAF-UNITUS)
Member of the Ph.D. evaluation committees for
o University of Tuscia
o University of Florence
o University of Bologna
o Second University of Naples
o University of Palermo
o Université Paris-Sud – Centre Scientifique d’Orsay (France);
o Murdoch University – Perth, Western Australia (Australia);
o l’Université Henri Poincare, Nancy 1 (France).
o Aberdeen University, Aberdeen Scotland (UK)
Prof. Andrea Vannini is a mycologist and plant pathology scientist mainly involved in studies on the protection of natural and semi-natural, and urban terrestrial systems. Research interests
focus on Invasive Forest Pathogens, their pathways of introduction and spread, and their impact on biodiversity, ecosystems functionality, and sustainability; strategies to prevent and mitigate the effect of biological invasions; Integrated Pest Management (IPM); innovation in post-harvest technologies; microbiology and innovative technologies in composting processes.
Main International Research Projects
LIFE17 NAT/it/000609 SAMFIX – SAving Mediterranean Forests from Invasions of Xilosandrus beetles and associated pathogenic fungi (ongoing)
EC FP7- KBBE-2009-3. ISEFOR—Increasing Sustainability of European Forests: Modelling for Security Against Invasive Pests and Pathogens under Climate Change. http://www.isefor.com/
EC FP7-KBBE-2008-2B: Biodiversity And Climate Change, A Risk Analysis” BACCARA. http://www.baccara-project.eu/
EC Coordination Action 044436 2007/2008 “European Network on emerging diseases and threats through invasive alien species in forest ecosystems” FORTHREATS. http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/84129_en.html
EVK2-1999-00065 Securing gene conservation, adaptive, breeding potential and utilization of a model multipurpose tree species (Castanea sativa Mill.) in a dynamic environment (CASCADE)
FAIR CT 97-3926 Long-term dynamic of oak Ecosystems: assessment of the role of root pathogens and environmental constraints as interacting decline inducing factors”(PATHOAK)
Responsibility of research projects and research incomes
Principal investigator (either general coordinator or coordinator of research unit) of more than 40 competitive research projects including International, EU, National and Regional projects funded by public bodies or private companies.
Gross amount of research funds raised > Euro 5.000.000
International Concerted actions and boards
Managing Committee (MC) and WG leader COST G4 1997/2001. “Multidisciplinary chestnut research”, Chair Dr E. Wilhelm
MC and Vice Chair COST Action FP0801- 2008-2013: “Established and Emerging Phytophthora: Increasing Threats to Woodland and Forest Ecosystems in Europe”, Chair Dr Steve Woodward http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/fps/Actions/FP0801
MC COST Action TD1209 ‘European Information System for Alien Species’ Chair Dr Helen Roy http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/fa/Actions/TD1209
MC COST Action FP 1401 ‘A global network of nurseries as early warning system against alien tree pests (Global Warning) http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/fps/Actions/FP1401?
Co-chair for Europe of the IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09 Phytophthoras in Forest and Wildland Ecosystems.
Participant to the “Centre of Excellence for Climate Change and Woodland and Forest Health” Murdoch University (Western Australia) in the frame of “Centres of Excellence in Science and Innovation”
Member of the Editorial Board and Expert scientist of European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN; http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu/) (EASIN): responsible for the revision of the information on fungi of the EASIN Catalogue and http://easin-eb.jrc.ec.europa.eu/the-board
Consultant for FAO cooperation projects
Consultant for the Italian Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for scientific, technical and cooperation activities in Algeria, Egypt, Mexico, Pakistan.
Participation to working groups in UK
Invited as an external expert to ‘Tree health and plant biosecurity workshops organized by DEFRA and Forestry Commission on biosecurity and tree health. London February 16 and May 6 2011.
Experience in International cooperation activities and scientific expeditions in Asia (China, Taiwan, Nepal) Australasia (Australia, New Zealand); Africa (Algeria, Egypt); Central America (Mexico)
Organizer, producer and scientific coordinator of 4 Scientific expeditions aiming to look for the Centres of origin of Phytophthoras pathogenic to forest trees
o 2005 Nepal Scientific team: Andrea Vannini and AnnaMaria Vettraino (UNITUS, IT); Clive Brasier and Anna Brown (Forest Research UK)
o 2007 Nepal Scientific team: Andrea Vannini and AnnaMaria Vettraino (UNITUS, IT); Clive Brasier (Forest Research, UK)
o 2008 Taiwan Scientific team Andrea Vannini and AnnaMaria Vettraino (UNITUS, IT); Clive Brasier (Forest research); TunTsu Chang (Forestry Institute, TW)
o 2010 Taiwan Scientific team Andrea Vannini and AnnaMaria Vettraino (UNITUS, IT), Clive Brasier and Joan Webber (Forest Research, UK); Stanley Bellgard (Landcare research, NZ); TunTsu Chang (Forestry Institute, TW).
Reviewer and Editorial activity
Associate Editor of Forest Pathology (Wiley)
Associate Editor of BioInvasion records (Reabic)
Editorial Advisory Board Member of Open Agriculture (De Gruyter)
Editorial Board of Sustainability (MDPI)
Reviewer for more than 30 International Journals:
Evaluator of EU research projects for
o European Commission Research Executive Agency Unit B2 – Sustainable Resources for Food Security and Growth
Evaluator of national research projects for
o University of Pisa (Italy)
o University of Padua (Italy)
o University of Sassari (Italy)
o Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)
o Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) http://www.liaa.gov.lv/en.
o Latvian Council of Science
o Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD-UN)
Evaluator of Scientific and teaching activity of scientists for academic positions at
o University of Aberdeen (UK)
o Murdoch University (WA)
Invited speaker international congresses and symposia (Italian excluded):
International Chestnut Conference USDA, Morgantown (Wv - USA) July 1992
Colloque National sur le Dépérissement des Forêt au Maroc, Centre National de la Recherche Forestiére du Maroc, Rabat February 1996
International Plant Protection Symposium, Debrecen Agricultural University Hungary, August 1997.
“7th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 1998) Edimburgh August 1998
Atelier Interantional “Desertefication et développement durable” Journée Mondiale del l’Environment, Ghardaia, Algeria June 1st 2006
Fourth Meeting of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Working Party S07.02.09 g ‘Phytophthoras in Forests & Natural Ecosystems’ Monterey, California August 2007
9th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2008) Turin August 2008
Fifth Meeting of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Working Party S07.02.09 ‘Phytophthoras in Forests and Natural Ecosystems’. Rotorua, New Zealand March 2010
1st Forest Entomology and Pathology Symposium of Turkey, Antalya, Turkey November 2011
International Workshop of Climate Change: Sustainable Agriculture in Climate Change Scenarios, Instituto Agronomico IAC Campinas, Sao Paulo – Brazil October 2011
North American Chestnut Farm Workshop – Michigan State University August 2012.
European Oak Decline Phenomenon – monitoring and possible measures for mitigation - Forest Research Institute, IBL, Varsaw (Poland) July 6-7, 2015.
North America Chestnut Farm Workshop – Michigan State University July 2015
4th Congreso Argentino de Fitopatologia – Cuyo Argentina April 2017
6th International Chestnut Symposium - ISHS, Antalya Turkey October 2017
IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg September 2017
11th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2018) Boston August, 2018
H-index 24 (source SCOPUS)
H-index 29 (source GoogleScholar)
Five year-citations (2016-2021) 1287, Total 2145 (source SCOPUS)