Research Group

Massimo Tagliavini

Carlo Andreotti

Damiano Zanotelli

Leonardo Montagnani

Current PhD students

Ahmed Ben Abdelkader

Christian Andergassen 

Fadwa Benyahia

Flavio Bastos Campos

Walaa Shtai


Current research assistants

Dolores Asensio

Carina Veronica Gonzalez

Francesco Giovanelli

Former collaborators

Former PhD students

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

Master students

  • Marie Sophie Wittemann “Dynamics of water content during winter dormancy in plant tissues of grapevines and apple trees”. IMaHS
  • Walaa Shtai “Diffuse radiation impact on water use efficiency in an apple orchard”. IMaHS
  • Erica Casagrande Biasuz “Assessment of bioassay for the prediction of apple re-plant disease severity”. IMaHS
  • Maximilian Morlacchi (2016/2017) “Impact of different vineyard floor managements on soil quality and on the growth of two cover crop species”. EMMA
  • 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
  • Erica Casagrande Biasuz “Assessment of bioassay for the prediction of apple replant disease severity”. IMaHS
  • Anni Marseiler (2011/2012)”Evapotranspiration and water use efficiency in a South Tyrolean apple orchard ” IMaHS

Bachelor students

  • Isabel Luotto (2016/2017) “Biological assessment of soil management effect on root mycorrhization in grapevines”
  • Martina Frapporti (2016/2017) “Effects of residues on growth and mineral nutrition of lettuce in rotation with cauliflower and clover in a mountain environment”
  • Luca Gambarotto (2014/2015) “Valutazione dello stato idrico della vite mediante sensori al suolo e variazione del turgore fogliare
  • Thomas Brighenti (2014/2015) “Analysis of climatic parameters and water requirements for bananas in Cape Verde” 2014/2015
  • Damiano Moser (2014/2015) “Effect of a late-summer drought on grapevine water status and berry quality”
  • Simon Clementi (2011-2012) “Water fluxes in a South Tyrolean apple orchard estimated by different techniques” 2011/2012
  • Anni Marseiler (2008-2009) “Effects of soil water availability during the pre-harvest period on fruit quality and productivity of apple trees”
  • Martin Rechenmacher (2008-2009) “Ruolo del magnesio nella filloptosi precoce negli alberi di melo (cv. Kanzi)”
  • Flavio Caldonazzi (2007-2008) “Effetto della disponibilita’ di fotosintetati per l’apparato radical sul flusso di anidride carbonica dal suolo in un frutteto”
  • Erika Susat (2007-2008) “Influenza della disponibilita’ idrica e nutrizionale sul flusso di anidride carbonica dal suolo in un frutteto”
  • Christian Ceccon (2003-2004) “Valutazione della disponibilità di azoto nel suolo per l’ assorbimento radicale del melo”