Agrobiodiversity.science

A gateway to the science of agrobiodiversity

A few words on agroecology. Listen to what Prof. Paolo Bàrberi said!

Full Professor in Farming Systems Ecology at Wageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands (deadline: 20 June 2016)

Worldwide area cultivated with GMO is shrinking

Agroecology Europe launched!

A new EU funded project: CAPSELLA – Collective Awareness PlatformS for Environmentally-sound Land management based on data technoLogies and Agrobiodiversity

What is Agrobiodiversity?

Agrobiodiversity is a key component of overall biodiversity. It is the result of natural selection processes and creative thinking of farmers, herders and fishers over millennia. Agrobiodiversity is a vital, fundamental part of biodiversity. Food and livelihood security and people’s health depend on the sustained management of biological resources. Agricultural biodiversity, also known as agrobiodiversity,

International PhD Programme in Agrobiodiversity

This unique International PhD Programme with yearly calls for scholarships has reached its 13th edition and has become a reference point not only for international students but also for the research community. This PhD a valuable opportunity to acquire advanced scientific skills and facilitate job employment for young generations of scientists and professionals interested in

Agrobiodiversity.science NEWS

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Are you in the agro-food business side? Do not miss this weeks’ OpenIdeo challenge

We’re excited to send an update about the Food Waste Challenge as we wrap up our Research phase and transition to the Ideas phase. During Research, we saw examples from around the globe of innovations that reduce waste, and heard inspiring stories of people changing their habits after keeping a Food Waste Diary. Should you be interested of this weeks’

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Can Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) help you in the application of agroecological practices?

Capsella’s Stakeholder Survey to collect needs and requirements. Please fill in CAPSELLA’s survey about the requirements and needs of the stakeholders and help us to identify and understand  the type of information that different stakeholders have and would like to have access to, as well as the challenges of different stakeholders, which could be supported

Plant cell culture Scientist

Plant cell culture Scientist (m/f) – KWS SAAT AG | Academic Positions With a strong focus on research, namely in the areas of genomics and biotechnology, we are seeking at the earliest opportunity a Plant Cell Biologist (m/f) on a full time basis, initially for a 2 year fixed-term contract (parental leave). We currently welcome applications

Report of the Task Group on GBIF Data Fitness for Use in Agrobiodiversity

The Task Group on Data Fitness for Use in Agrobiodiversity was established by the GBIF Secretariat and Bioversity International to help improve the fit of data related to agrobiodiversity to the variety of important uses required and requested by the community of research and policy. The task group has been looking at the key actions

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Research Agronomist job at AHRI

Announcing a three year research agronomist job opportunity in AHRI, University of Western Australia.  The position is for a  PhD level field-orientated research agronomist to focus on research within the overall area of developing innovative techniques for weed control in Australian grain production.  The job details are: http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/496541/reseach-fellow-ref-496541 This is an excellent opportunity for a

Agrobiodiversity.Science on the ISOFAR website

A new collaboration has been established between the agrobiodiversity network and ISOFAR http://www.isofar.org/isofar/index.php/2-uncategorised/110-announcing-the-launch-of-a-gateway-on-agrobiodiversity-2 Find out what it is going on in ISOFAR!

Agrobiodiversity.science PEOPLE

Enrico Bonari

Prof. Enrico Bonari

Prof. Enrico Bonari is PhD Faculty member. He is Full Professor in Agronomy and Field Crops at the Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

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Dr Susanna Bartolini

Dr Susanna Bartolini is PhD Faculty member. She is Assistant Professor in Arboriculture and Fruitculture at the Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa. Her main research themes are floral and fruiting biology of fruit species; fruit quality assessment (pomological, nutraceutical and sensory analysis); quality performances of ancient local varieties.

Simona Bosco

Dr Simona Bosco

Dr Simona Bosco is PhD Faculty member. She is Researcher in Agronomy and Field Crops at the Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Laura Ercoli

Prof. Laura Ercoli

Prof. Laura Ercoli is PhD Faculty member. She is Professor in Agronomy and Field Crops at the Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

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Dr Stefania Grandillo

Dr Stefania Grandillo is PhD Faculty member. She is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (former Institute of Plant Genetics), Division of Portici, National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Francesco Licausi

Dr Francesco Licausi

Dr Francesco Licausi is PhD Faculty member. He is Assistant Professor in Plant Physiology at the Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Anna Mensuali

Prof. Anna Mensuali

Prof. Anna Mensuali is PhD Faculty member. She is Professor in Horticulture at the Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

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Dr Erica Mica

Dr Erica Mica is PhD Faculty member. She is researcher at the CRA-Genomics Research Centre, Fiorenzuola d’Arda, Italy

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Dr Anna-Camilla Moonen

Dr Anna-Camilla Moonen is PhD Faculty member and vice-coordinator. She is Assistant Professor in Agronomy and Field Crops at the Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy Courses given: Experimental Design, Use of CANOCO for multivariate data analysis, Principles of Agrobiodiversity. Main research themes are: the role of functional agrobiodiversity for sustainable agriculture,

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Prof. Mario Enrico Pè

Prof. Mario Enrico Pè is PhD Faculty member. He is Full Professor in Genetics at the Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy  

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Prof. Pierdomenico Perata

Prof. Pierdomenico Perata is PhD Faculty member. He is Rector of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, where he is Full Professor in Plant Physiology (www.sssup.it/perata). He previously was a scientist working at the universities of Pisa (1991-1999), Bari (1999-2000) and Modena (2000-2004) and in Japan, at Nagoya University (1996-1997). In 1994 he received the “FESPB

Ruggero Petacchi

Dr Ruggero Petacchi

Dr Ruggero Petacchi is PhD Faculty member. He is assistant professor in Agricultural Entomology at the Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Enrico Porceddu

Prof. Enrico Porceddu

Prof. Enrico Porceddu is PhD Faculty member. He was Full Professor in Genetics at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy

Chiara Pucciarello

Dr Chiara Pucciariello

Dr Chiara Pucciarello is PhD Faculty member. She is researcher in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Botany at Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

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Prof. Luca Sebastiani

Prof. Luca Sebastiani is PhD Faculty member. He is Full Professor in Arboriculture and Fruitculture at the Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Pietro Tonutti

Prof. Pietro Tonutti

Prof. Pietro Tonutti is PhD Faculty member. He is Full Professor in Arboriculture and Fruitculture at the Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

Giovanni Vendramin

Dr Giovanni Vendramin

Dr Giovanni Vendramin is PhD Faculty member. He is Director of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, National Research Council (Florence, Italy). He is expert in Genomics and Population Genetics

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Dr Andrea Zuccolo

Dr. Andrea Zuccolo is PhD Faculty member. He is Assistant Professor at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. His background is in Biotechnology. He was the Bioinformatics group leader at the Arizona Genomics Institute.

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Dr Mario Victor Balzan

Mario (from Malta) is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability at the Institute of Applied Science at the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST)

Marco Pietrella

Dr Marco Pietrella

Marco (from Italy) is currently Research Scientist at Agricultural Research Council – Fruit tree department (CRA-FRF) in Italy  

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Dr Matteo Dell’Acqua

Matteo (from Italy) is currently postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Life Sciiences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

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Benedetta Svezia

Benedetta is Italian and holds a MSc degree in Biology applied to Biomedicine, issued by University of Pisa PhD project: Study on the effects of microRNAs extracted from Vitis vinifera L. (cv. Sangiovese) grapevine berry on the heart following myocardial infarction: a novel nutraceutical approach Objectives: Recent studies confirm the ability of plant microRNAs to

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Maria José Ladera Carmona

Maria José is Spanish and holds a MSc degree in Environmental Sciences, issued by  Universidad de Cordoba, Cordoba – Spain Title of PhD project: miRNA communication between plants Objectives: the gene’s transcripts can be regulated by micro-RNAs. The aim of the study passes through three different stages: Can the miRNA be excreted by the roots?

Alessandra Mingrino

Alessandra Mingrino

Alessandra is Italian and holds a MSc degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, issued by Università degli Studi di Palermo Title of PhD project: Molecular networks controlling leaf cell differentiation during drought stress in Brachypodium distachyon Objectives: the project investigates the molecular network controlling leaf development during drought stress, which was shown to be extremely

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Dott. Vasileios Gkisakis

Vasileios is Greek and holds a MSc degree in Sustainable Agriculture, issued by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh-CIHEAM), Greece After the dissertation of its project about Functional biodiversity in Cretan olive orchards as influenced by management intensity & agroecological zones, Vasileios holds his Phd and is now involved in Ars Natura an ICT

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Hailie Shiferaw Wolle

Hailie is Ethiopian and holds a MSc degree in Agroforestry and soil management, issued by Hawassa University, Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural resources, Shashemene, Ethiopia PhD project: Agroforestry practice in Ethiopia: implications for soil fertility management and conservation of plant diversity Objectives: The objective of this research project is that characterize and assess

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Anh Nguyet Tran

Anh is from Viet Nam and holds a MSc degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, issued by University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippine PhD project: Role of Calcium sensing-signaling under low oxygen Objectives: Calcium (Ca2+) was suggested to trigger low O2 signalling in plants, since a spiking in cytosolic Ca2+ concentration had been observed

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Husna Nugrahapraja

Husna is Indonesian and holds a MSc degree in Biotechnology, issued by the School of Life Science and Technology, Institut Teknologi, Bandung PhD project: Genetic and molecular analysis of the cross-incompatibility (CI) phenomenon in maize Objectives: My research aims at providing a more detailed insight into the genetic and molecular basis of cross incompatibility mediated

Cian Blaix

Cian Blaix

Cian is Irish/French and holds a MSc degree in Terrestrial Ecology, issued by Université de Bordeaux PhD project: Role of wild vegetation-insect interactions in determining beneficial insect communities Objectives: The aim of my PhD project is to investigate the interactions between wild vegetation and beneficial insects in an agroecological context. Vegetation growing in field margins,

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Aung Kyaw Lwin

Aung is from Myanmar and holds a MSc degree – Master of Agricultural Science (Crop Science), issued by the Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar PhD project: Efficient stem-based propagation system of Energy crop (Arundo donax) and characterization of repetitive landscape of A. donax and its ancestral A. plinii genome Objectives: To improve early

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Mariateresa Lazzaro

Mariateresa is Italian and holds a MSc degree in Biotechnology for agriculture and environment, issued by the University of Perugia. PhD project: Agro-ecological approaches for improvement of common wheat competitive ability against weeds in organic and low input production Objectives: My project focuses on: Ecological benefits of high genetic diverse crops (mixtures, composite crosses) Weed

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Dr Nevena Nol

Nevena is Serbian and holds a MSc degree in 1) Sustainable Agriculture issued by the Department of Sustainable Agriculture, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM), Greece, and 2) Nutrition Technology for Herbaceous Products, issued by the Department of Food Technology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Serbia PhD project: The contribution of agrobiodiversity to

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Cherinet Alem Gesesse

Cherinet is Ethiopian and holds a MSc degree in Plant Breeding, issued by the Bahirdar University, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Department of Plant Sciences, Bahirdar, Ethiopia. Post address: 79/26,website: www.bdu.edu.et PhD project: Exploiting structural Ethiopian durum wheat nested association mapping (NAM) populations to identify Quantitative trait loci (QTL) of agronomic traits Objectives: Dissecting

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Bogale Nigir Hailemariam

Bogale is Ethiopian and holds a MSc degree in Plant pathology, issued by the Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia PhD project: Identification of Genomic Regions Involved in Septoria Tritici Blotch Resistance in Ethiopian Durum Wheat Landraces Objectives: Assessment of genetic variability for resistance to septoria tritici blotch in Ethiopian durum wheat germplasm Identification of genomic

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Haana Mosadegh

Haana is Iranian and holds an MSc degree in Agriculture Science of Gardening, issued by the Islamic Azad University of Khorasgan (Isfahan) branch, Iran PhD project: Regulation of secondary metabolites using abiotic stress to generate basil (Ocimum basilicum) Objectives: Applying UV stress to in vitro growing plants in order to modulate and elicit the production

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Agustín Miquel Bartual

Agustín is Spanish and holds two MSc degrees: (1) MSc in Organic Agriculture, issued by the University of Barcelona, Spain (Barcelona); (2) MSc in Agronomy, issued by the Polytechnic University of València, Spain. PhD project: Characterization of landscape structure and semi-natural habitat diversity for identification of potential ecosystem services: a case study of pollination in sunflower

Simone Marini

Simone Marini

Simone is Italian and holds an MSc degree in Science of Nature and Humans, curriculum Didactics and Museology, issued by the University of Florence, Italy. PhD project: Ecosystem service provisioning by agrobiodiversity: the contribution of Semi Natural Habitat to pollination in sunflower Objectives: My project aims to identify how much components of biodiversity at species

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Alice Albertini

Alice is Italian and holds a MSc degree in Conservation and Evolution (Biology), issued by University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy PhD project: Quantitative and qualitative study on the role of carabid fauna (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Bactrocera oleae predation Objectives: I am studying the role of carabid beetles as natural enemies of Bactrocera oleae through 3

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Dr Chandra Kamatchi Ramasamy

Chandra (from India) got her PhD in January 2011 after defending a thesis on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Low External Input Agroecosystems She has now joined the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France.

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Prof. Paolo Bàrberi

Prof. Paolo Bàrberi is Coordinator of the International PhD Programme in Agrobiodiversity at SSSA, Pisa (Italy) since July 2013. He is Professor in Agronomy and Field Crops, Head of the Research Group of Agroecology (GOA) at Land Lab, Institute of Life Sciences, SSSA, Pisa (Italy). He lectures in Applied Agroecology, Organic Farming, Introduction to Statistics

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Dr Maria Sulli

Maria is Italian and holds a MSc degree in Mass Spectrometry based metabolomics approaches in Solanaceae food crops, issued by University of Rome, Rome, Italy PhD project: The project highlights the applications of metabolomic approaches as efficient strategy to interrogate plant systems and, providing an informative complement for plant functional genomics, to dissect the complexity

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Dr Stefano Carlesi

Stefano holds the position of post-doc. His main research themes are Weed ecology (landscape ecology, weed community composition, services supported by spontaneous vegetation), crop production (subsidiary crop, tillage reduction). He co-supervises PhD students. Courses given as assistant lecturer: “Spatial data analysis”.

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Giacomo Nardi

Giacomo holds the position of research fellow. he is an agronomist, technical assistant, supporting PhD students in settings up and managing field trials on cereals and horticultural crops.

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Dott. Edoardo Bertolini

Edoardo currently holds the position of postdoctoral research associate in genetics. His main research activity focuses on deciphering how gene regulatory programs are fine-tuned by the noncoding genome. In particular, he is mostly interested in the modes of actions and biological functions of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and microRNAs (miRNAs).  To understand the biology of

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Francis Denisse

Francis is Nicaraguan and holds a MSc degree in Sustainable Development in Agriculture issued by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Montpellier SupAgro, France. PhD project: Comparative study of in situ and ex situ conserved maize in the state of Morelos, Mexico Objectives: Our project is a collaboration with CIMMYT’s Maize Germplasm Bank in Texcoco,

Dourou Athanasia Maria

Athanasia is Greek and she holds a BSc and MSc degree in Agricultural Biotechnology issued by the Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece. She also holds a MSc degree in Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology issued by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece. Research Area: Functional biodiversity in agro-ecosystems PhD project: Productive activity in