Ecofisiologia delle piante (Prof. Nardini)

Prof. Andrea Nardini

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Andrea Nardini is Associate Professor in Plant Physiology at the University of Trieste since 2012. 

Prof. Nardini has a B.S. degree in Natural Sciences obtained at University of Trieste, and a PhD in Geobotany from University of Pavia. He had his research training at University of Trieste under the supervision of Prof. Emeritus Sebastiano Salleo, and at the North-Eastern Forest Research Laboratory, USDA Forest Service, Vermont (USA) under the supervision of Prof. Melvin T. Tyree. 

His research interest focuses on the mechanisms of water transport in plants, ranging from basic understanding of physiological processes up to ecological consequences for plant and ecosystem performance under drought stress. His work has contributed to elucidate the importance of the efficiency and safety of water transport at the leaf level for plant productivity and distribution, as well as the mechanisms underlying embolism formation and repair in xylem conduits of plants under drought stress. Among his main contribution to the field:

- elucidation of possible mechanisms leading to xylem embolism repair;

- characterization of leaf traits conferring efficiency and safety of water transport;

- characterization of the role of xylem embolism in forest mortality induced by global change type droughts.

Professor Nardini has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in international scientific journals:

Prof. Nardini has been awarded with the Baccarini-Melandri prize by the Italian Society of Plant Biology, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journals Trees Structure and Function, and Scientific Reports. He is a reviewer for top international scientific journals.




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