Research Staff

Massimo Tagliavini

Carlo Andreotti

Damiano Zanotelli

Dolores Asensio

External members

Leonardo Montagnani

Current PhD students

Anna-Lena Haug

Nicola Giuliani

Torben Oliver Callesen

Mario Wegher

Christian Andergassen 

Walaa Shtai

Current Post-docs

Fadwa Benyahia

Ayesha Yousaf

Former collaborators

Flavio Bastos Campos

Ahmed Ben Abdelkader

Carina Veronica Gonzalez

Francesco Giovanelli

Agnese Aguzzoni

Marta Petrillo

Valentina Lucchetta

Francesca Scandellari

Elena Mosca

Jason B. Frentress

Maddalena Bolognesi

Silvia Folegot

Martina Boschiero

Former PhD students

Fadwa Benyahia (2023) “Assessing grapevine performance under water stress: integrating physiological indicators and biostimulant applications”

Flavio Bastos Campos (2023) “Developing and applying methods for disentangling the contribution of evapotranspiration sources in vineyards”

Ahmed Ben Abdelkader (2022) “Sap flow rate and transpiration of apple trees as affected by climatic conditions and soil water availability”

Agnese Aguzzoni (2019) 87Sr/86Sr ratio of apples and its use as geographical tracer”

Sebastian Soppelsa (2019) “The use of natural substances to improve fruit crop performances, quality and tolerance towards stress conditions”

Andreas Wenter (2019) “Plant water stress detection and the effect on grapevines hydraulic functioning”

Marco Tempesta (2018) “Optimization of Nitrogen Nutrition of Vegetable Crops by Means of Intercropping and Residues Management in Crop Succession”

Michael Thoma (2017) “A stable isotope study of water use efficiency and water sources of agriculturally used grasslands in the Eastern Alps”

James Seutra Kaba (2017) “Nitrogen nutrition of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) in intercropping systems with gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth ex Walp.)”

Francesco Reyes (2016) “Carbon allocation of the apple tree: from field experiments to computer modeling”

Elisabetta Tomè (2015) “The contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to belowground carbon dynamics in fruit crop ecosystems”

Damiano Zanotelli (2012) “Carbon fluxes and allocation pattern in an apple orchard” (in collaboration with the University of Bologna)

Christian Ceccon (2011) “Influence of nitrogen and soil physical characteristics on belowground carbon flux dynamics of woody plants” (in collaboration with the University of Bologna)

Master students

Christian Chini (2024) “Application of plant-based sensors for continuous monitoring of the grapevine water status and transpiration rates”. IMaHS

Arne Ambrosius (2023) “Influence of rootstocks on grapevine scion development, water use, yield and quality components”. Master in Viticulture, Oenology and Marketing, UNIUD

Theodoros Koutsoumpos (2022) “The effect of irrigation and rootstocks on growth performance and berry quality of Moschofilero, a traditional grapevine cultivar from Greece”. VEM

Francesca Bergonzini (2021) “Effect of developing water stress on the chlorophyll fluorescence parameters of grapevine leaves measured under dark and light conditions”. Master in Viticulture, Oenology and Marketing, UNIUD

Olmo Bonzi (2020) “Use of biochar and compost as soil amendment: evaluation of the effects on grapevine physiological performances and water status”. VEM

Salvatore Cantale (2020) “Effetto della potatura tardiva e della defogliazione sulla dinamica di maturazione delle bacche di uva cv. Sauvignon blanc”. VEM

Targetti Giorgia (2020) “Effects of different canopy management techniques to control berry maturity on grapevine cv. Sauvignon blanc “. VEM

Marie Sophie Wittemann (2019/2020) “Dynamics of water content during winter dormancy in plant tissues of grapevines and apple trees”. IMaHS

Walaa Shtai (2019/2020) “Diffuse radiation impact on water use efficiency in an apple orchard”. IMaHS

Katie Cameron (2019) “Pre-Harvest Techniques to Control Fruit Ripening in Sauvignon Blanc Grapevines”. VEM

Juan Pablo Bonnet (2018) “Phenomics of strawberry quality: interaction between postharvest treatment and genotype”. IMaHS

Maximilian Morlacchi (2016/2017) “Impact of different vineyard floor managements on soil quality and on the growth of two cover crop species”. EMMA

Erica Casagrande Biasuz (2016) “Assessment of bioassay for the prediction of apple re-plant disease severity”. IMaHS

Simon Clementi (2014/2015) “Evaluation of compensated Heat Pulse Velocity Method to separate the apple tree transpiration component from the orchard evapotranspiration assessed by eddy covariance system”. IMaHS

Anni Marseiler (2011/2012)”Evapotranspiration and water use efficiency in a South Tyrolean apple orchard”. IMaHS