Plant physiological ecology (Prof. Nardini)

Andrea Nardini

Full professor in Plant Physiology (BIO/14)
Tel: +39-040-5583890
M building, Via Giorgieri 10



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. S. Salleo, and at the USDA Forest Service, Vermont (USA) under the supervision of Prof. M.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. Some of his main contributions to the field include the elucidation of mechanisms leading to xylem embolism repair, the characterization of leaf traits conferring efficiency and safety of water transport, and the characterization of the role of xylem embolism in forest mortality under global change type droughts.

Prof. Nardini has authored or co-authored more than 120 papers in international scientific journals (see Google Scholar Profile).

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 also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal New Phytologist. He acts as reviewer for top international scientific journals.



Last update: 06-05-2023 - 23:30