I am interested in the study of biological effects of pollution and the use of sensitive organisms as bioindicators of environmental quality.
I am included in the list of top Italian scientists of Via-Academy and in the list of top world scientists of Plos Biology.
My main current research topics are:
- biodiversity and environmental quality
projects: SAIPEM, HERAMBIENTE
- biomonitoring of toxic elements and microplastics in atmospheric deposition
projects: Plant bioindicators and environmental quality, European Moss survey, ADMIT-MOSS
- applications of bio-based products (biochar, wood vinegar, chitin)
projects: BIOCONCULTURA, GOFORIT
- agroecology and plant-soil relationships
projects: VAV, TRACOIL