Leonardo Montagnani


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Current position

Research Assistant



Italian National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Ecology, in Geophysics and in Science and Technology of Tree and Forest Systems, 2014.

PhD in Forest Ecology, University of Padua, Padova, 2000

Degree in Forest Sciences, University of Tuscia, Viterbo,110 cum laude, 1996


Academic experience

Contract Professor for the module of Laboratory of Crop Physiology, Course of Biochemistry and physiology of agricultural plants, Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Bolzano, Italy, 2012-2013.

Teaching assistant for the course of Fruit Tree Ecosystems, International Master in Fruit Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Bolzano, Italy, 2011-2012.



Research activity

  • Areas of scientific interest

Physiological plant ecology; micrometeorology in forest and agricultural systems; biosphere-atmosphere interactions; carbon and water biogeochemical cycles.

  • Research projects

Greenhouse gas management in European land use systems (GHG-Europe).  Project funded by European Commission, Seventh Framework Program (FP7), EU contract No. 244122.

Uso degli isotopi stabili per lo studio del bilancio del carbonio insistemi arborei: suddivisione dei componenti della respirazione del suolo, FreeUniversity of Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology.


Conference organizations

European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Terrestrial Biogeosciences, BG2.3. Patterns and drivers of GHG assimilation and release in natural and agricultural ecosystems, 2012.


Editorial and reviewer activity

Editor for: ISRN Forestry.

Reviewer for: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology; Agriculture, Ecosystem & Environment; Biogeosciences; Ecological Modelling; iForest; Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres; Journal of Hydrometeorology; Nature Reports; Pedosphere; PlosOne; Remote Sensing; Tellus-B.