Publications in Scopus Indexed Journals




  • Aguzzoni A., Bassi M., Pignotti E., Robatscher P., Scandellari F., Tirler W., Tagliavini, M. (2020). Sr isotope composition of Golden Delicious apples in Northern Italy reflects the soil 87Sr/86Sr ratio of the cultivation area. J Sci Food Agric. 100, 3666–3674. doi:10.1002/jsfa.10399
  • Andreotti C. (2020). Management of Abiotic Stress in Horticultural Crops: Spotlight on Biostimulants. Agronomy, 10 (10), p. 1514. doi:
  • Basile B., Rouphael Y., Colla G., Soppelsa S., Andreotti C. (2020). Appraisal of emerging crop management opportunities in fruit trees, grapevines and berry crops facilitated by the application of biostimulants, Scientia Horticulturae, vol 267. doi: 10.1016/j.scienta.2020.109330
  • Petrillo M., Zanotelli D., Lucchetta V., Aguzzoni A., Andreotti C. (2020). The use of biochar as soil amendment : effects on nitrogen and water availability for potted grapevines. Italus Hortus 27, 28–40. doi:10.26353/j.itahort/2020.2.2840
  • Soppelsa S., Kelderer M., Testolin R., Zanotelli D., Andreotti C. (2020). Effect of Biostimulants on Apple Quality at Harvest and After Storage. Agronomy, 10 (8), p.1214. doi: 10.3390/agronomy10081214
  • Shtai W., Tagliavini M., Holtz T., Ben Abdelkader A., Petrillo M., Zanotelli D., Montagnani L. (2020). Total and diffuse light distribution within the canopy of an apple orchard as affected by reflective ground covers. Italus Hortus, 27(1), 69–84. doi:10.26353/j.itahort/2020.1.6984.



  • Aguzzoni A., Bassi M., Robatscher P., Tagliavini M., Tirler W., Scandellari F. (2018). Plant Sr Isotope Ratios As Affected by the Sr Isotope Ratio of the Soil and of the External Sr Inputs. J. Agric. Food Chem. 66, 10513–10521. DOI:10.1021/acs.jafc.8b02604
  • Carranca C., Brunetto G., Tagliavini M. (2018). Nitrogen Nutrition of Fruit Trees to Reconcile Productivity and Environmental Concerns. Plants, 7, 4; DOI: 10.3390/plants7010004.
  • Montagnani L,  Zanotelli D., Tagliavini M., E. Tomelleri E. (2018). Time scale effects on the environmental control of carbon and water fluxes of an apple orchard. Ecology and Evolution. 8 (1): 416-434. DOI 10.1002/ece3.3633
  • Soppelsa S., Kelderer M., Casera C., Bassi M., Robatscher P., Andreotti C. (2018). Use of Biostimulants for Organic Apple Production: Effects on Tree Growth, Yield, and Fruit Quality at Harvest and During Storage. FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 9.
  • Thoma M., Frentress J., Tagliavini M., Scandellari F. (2018). Comparison of Pore Water Samplers and Cryogenic Distillation under Laboratory and Field Conditions for Soil Water Stable Isotope Analysis. Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies. 54(4),403-413.
  • Wenter A., Zanotelli D., Montagnani L., Tagliavini M., Andreotti C. (2018). Effect of different timings and intensities of water stress on yield and berry composition of grapevine (cv. Sauvignon Blanc) in a mountain environment. Scientia Horticulturae 236, 137–145.


  • Aguzzoni A., Scandellari F.  (2017). The geographical origin of fresh horticultural products: analytical methods to prevent food frauds. Italus Hortus. 24(1):41–57. DOI: 10.11648/j.itahort/2017.1.4157
  • Dadea C., Russo A., Tagliavini M., Mimmo T., Zerbe S. (2017). Tree species as tools for biomonitoring and phytoremediation in urban environments: a review with special regard to heavy metals. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. 43(4):155–167.
  • George E., Ventura M., Panzacchi P., Scandellari F., Tonon G. (2017). Can hydrochar and pyrochar affect nitrogen uptake and biomass allocation in poplars? Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201600563
  • Montagnani L., Varolo E., Zanotelli D., Tagliavini, Zerbe S.. (2017). Colonization of a deglaciated moraine: contrasting patterns of carbon uptake and release from C3 and CAM plants. PLOS one doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168741s
  • Morozova K., Andreotti C., Armani M., Cavani L., Cesco S., Cortese L., Gerbi V., Mimmo T., Russo Spena P., Scampicchio M. (2017).  Indirect effect of glyphosate on wine fermentation studied by microcalorimetry. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 127(2), pp. 1351-1360. DOI 10.1007/s10973-016-5891-y
  • Nadalini S., Zucchi, P., Andreotti C. (2017). Effects of blue and red LED lights on soilless cultivated strawberry growth performances and fruit quality. European Journal of Horticultural Science, 82(1), 12-20.
  • Roccuzzo G., Scandellari F., Allegra M., Torrisi B., Stagno F. , Mimmo T., Zanotelli D., Gioacchini  P., Millard P., Tagliavini M. (2017). Seasonal dynamics of root uptake and spring remobilisation of nitrogen in field grown orange trees. Scientia Horticulturae. 226, 223-230.  
  • Turrini A., Agnolucci M., Palla M., Tomé E., Tagliavini M, Scandellari F., Giovannetti M. (2017). Species diversity and community composition of native arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in apple roots are affected by site and orchard management. Applied soil ecology. 116:42-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.03.016.


  • Canistro, D., Vivarelli, F., Cirillo, S., Costa, G., Andreotti, C. And Paolini, M. (2016). Comparison between in toto peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) supplementation and its polyphenolic extract on rat liver xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 97, 385-394.
  • Ceccon C., Tagliavini M., Schmitt A.O., Eissenstat D.M. (2016). Untangling the effects of root age and tissue nitrogen on root respiration in Populus tremuloides at different nitrogen supply. Tree Physiology, 36 (5), 618-627.
  • Morozova, K., Andreotti, C., Armani, M., Cavani, L., Cesco, S., Cortese, L., Gerbi, V., Mimmo, T., Russo Spena, P. And Scampicchio, M. (2016). Indirect effect of glyphosate on wine fermentation studied by microcalorimetry. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 1-10. DOI 10.1007/s10973-016-5891-y
  • Reyes F., Dejong t., Franceschi P., Tagliavini M., Giannelle D. (2016). Maximum growth potential and periods of resource limitation in apple tree. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7-233.  doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00233.
  • Scandellari F., Caruso G., Liguori G., Meggio F., Palese A.M., Zanotelli D., Celano G., Gucci R., Inglese P., Pitacco A., Tagliavini M. (2016). A survey of carbon sequestration potential of orchards and vineyards in Italy. European Journal of Horticultural Science 81:106–114
  • Tomè E., Ventura M., Folegot S., Zanotelli D., Montagnani L., Mimmo T., Tonon G., Tagliavini M., Scandellari F. (2016). Mycorrhizal contribution to soil respiration in an apple orchard. Applied Soil Ecology 101: 165–173
  • Varolo E., Zanotelli D., Tagliavini M., Zerbe S., Montagnani L.  (2016). Colonization of a deglaciated moraine: contrasting patterns of carbon uptake and release from C3 and CAM plants. PLOS one doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168741s


  • Boschiero M., Kelderer M., Schmitt A. O., Andreotti C. And Zerbe S. (2015). Influence of agricultural residues interpretation and allocation procedures on the environmental performance of bioelectricity production–A case study on woodchips from apple orchards. Applied Energy, 147, 235-245
  • Ciotta M.N., Ceretta C.A., Tagliavini M., Zanotelli D., Moser D., Nava G., Porro D., Brunetto G. (2015). Leaf water potential, nutritional status and must composition in grapes ‘Pinot Nero’ with and without irrigation. Ciência Rural.
  • Guerrero-Chavez, G., Scampicchio, M., Andreotti, C. (2015). Influence of the site altitude on strawberry phenolic composition and quality. Scientia Horticulturae, 192, 21-28.
  • Mimmo T., Camin F., Bontempo L., Capici C., Tagliavini M., Cesco S., Scampicchio M. (2015). Traceability of different Apple Varieties by Multivariate Analysis of Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Data. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 29(21), 1984-1990.
  • Scandellari F., Zanotelli D., Ceccon C., Bolognesi M., Montagnani L., Cassol P., Melo G.W., Tagliavini M. (2015). Enhancing prediction accuracy of soil respiration in an apple orchard by integrating photosynthetic activity into a temperature-related model. European Journal of Soil Biology, 70, 77–87. doi:10.1016/j.ejsobi.2015.07.006
  • Scandellari F.. (2015). Special Issue: Mycorrhizal Fungi in Sensitive Environments. J. Fungi 2015, 1, 168-172; doi:10.3390/jof1020168
  • Tomè E., Tagliavini M., Scandellari F. (2015). Recently fixed carbon allocation in strawberry plants and concurrent inorganic nitrogen uptake through arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Journal of Plant Physiology. Journal of Plant Physiology. 179, 83–89.
  • Varolo E., Zanotelli D., Tagliavini M., Zerbe S., Montagnani L. (2015). Net ecosystem production in a Little Ice Age moraine: the role of plant functional diversity. Biogeosciences Discuss., 12, 10271-10310,
  • Zanotelli D., Montagnani L., Manca G., Scandellari F., Tagliavini M. (2015). Net ecosystem carbon balance of an apple orchard. Europ. J. Agronomy. 63, 97–104.


  • Zanotelli D., Rechenmacher M., Guerra W., Cassar A., Tagliavini M. (2014). Seasonal uptake rate dynamics and partitioning of mineral nutrients by bourse shoots of field-grown apple trees. Europ. J. Hort. Sciences. 79(4):203-211
  • Valentinuzzi F., Mason M., Scampicchio M., Andreotti C., Cesco S., Mimmo T. (2014). Enhancement of the bioactive compound content in strawberry fruits grown under iron and phosphorus deficiency. Journal of The Science of Food And Agriculture, ISSN: 0022-5142, doi: 10.1002/jsfa.6924


  • Fleischer K., Rebel K.T., […] Montagnani L ., et al. (2013). The contribution of nitrogen deposition to the photosynthetic capacity of forests, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 27, 187-199, DOI: 10.1002/gbc.20026
  • Melaas E.K, A.D. Richardson, […], L. Montagnani, E. Moors (2013). Using FLUXNET Data to Improve Models of Springtime Vegetation Activity Onset in Forest Ecosystems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology , 171–172, 46–56. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.11.018.
  • Stoy P.C., M. Mauder, […], L. Montagnani, et al. (2013). A data- driven analysis of energy balance closure across FLUXNET research sites: The role of landscape-scale heterogeneity, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 171–172, 137–152
  • Zanotelli D., Montagnani L., Manca G., Tagliavini M. (2013). Net primary productivity, allocation pattern and carbon use efficiency in an apple orc hard assessed by integrating eddy-covariance, biometric and continuous soil chamber measurements. Biogeosciences, 10, 3089-3108.
  • Curetti M., Sanchez E., Tagliavini M., Gioacchini P. (2013). Foliar-applied urea at bloom improves early fruit growth and nitrogen status of spur leaves in pear trees, cv. Williams Bon Chretien. Scientia Horticulturae. 150: 16–21
  • Ravaglia D., Espley R. V., Henry-Kirk R. A., Andreotti C., Ziosi V., Hellens R. P., Costa G., Allan A. C. (2013). Transcriptional regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis in nectarine (Prunus persica) by a set of R2R3 MYB transcription factors. BMC Plant Biology, 13(1), 68. doi:10.1186/1471-2229-13-68


  • Panzacchi P., Tonon G., Ceccon C., Scandellari F., Ventura M., Zibordi M., Tagliavini M. (2012). Belowground carbon allocation and net primary and ecosystem productivities in apple trees (Malus domestica) as affected by soil water availability. Plant and Soil 360: 229–241
  • Roccuzzo G., Zanotelli D., Allegra M., Giuffrida A., Torrisi B.F., Leonardi A., Quinones A., Intrigliolo F., Tagliavini M. (2012). Assessing nutrient uptake by field-grown orange trees. European Journal of Agronomy 41: 73–80


  • Brunetto G., Ventura M., Scandellari F., Ceretta C.A., Kaminski J., de Melo G.W., Tagliavini M. (2011). Nutrient release during the decomposition of mowed perennial ryegrass and white clover and its contribution to nitrogen nutrition of grapevine. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 90: 299–308
  • Ceccon C., Panzacchi P., Scandellari F., Prandi L., Ventura M., Russo B., Millard P., Tagliavini M. (2011). Spatial and temporal effects of soil temperature and moisture and the relation to fine root density on root and soil respiration in a mature apple orchard. Plant and Soil 342: 195–206
  • Pieri L., Ventura F., Ventura M., Tagliavini M., Ponti M., Pistocchi R., Albertazzi S., Vignudelli M., Rossi Pisa P. (2011). Chemical and biological indicators of water quality in three agricultural watersheds of the Po valley, Italy. Italian J. Agronomy, 6: 29-38


  • Scandellari F., Ventura M., Gioacchini P., Antisari L.V., Tagliavini M. (2010). Seasonal pattern of net nitrogen rhizodeposition from peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) trees in soils with different textures. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 136: 162–168
  • Ventura M., Scandellari F., Bonora E., Tagliavini M. (2010). Nutrient release during decomposition of leaf litter in a peach (Prunus persica L.) orchard. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 87: 115–125
  • Andreotti C., Ravaglia D., Costa G. (2010). Effects of fruit load and reflective mulch on phenolic compounds accumulation in nectarine fruit. European Journal Of Horticultural Science, vol. 75, p. 53-59, ISSN: 1611-4426.


  • Andreotti C., Ravaglia D., Costa G. (2009). Innovative light management to improve production sustainability, overall quality, and the phenolics composition of nectarine (Prunus persica cv. Stark Red Gold). Journal Of Horticultural Science And Biotechnology, vol. Sp. Iss. SI, p. 145-149, ISSN: 1462-0316


  • Ventura M., Scandellari F., Ventura F., Guzzon B., Pisa P.R., Tagliavini M. (2008). Nitrogen balance and losses through drainage waters in an agricultural watershed of the Po Valley (Italy). European Journal of Agronomy 29: 108–115
  • Andreotti C., Ravaglia D., Ragaini A., Costa G. (2008). Phenolic compounds in peach (Prunus persica) cultivars at harvest and during fruit maturation. ANNALS OF APPLIED BIOLOGY, vol. 153, p. 11-23, ISSN: 0003-4746, doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2008.00234.x


  • Scandellari F., Tonon G., Thalheimer M., Ceccon C., Gioacchini P., Aber J.D., Tagliavini M. (2007). Assessing nitrogen fluxes from roots to soil associated to rhizodeposition by apple (Malus domestica) trees. Trees-Structure and Function 21: 499–505
  • Tagliavini M., Tonon G., Scandellari F., Quinones A., Palmieri S., Menarbin G., Gioacchini P., Masia A. (2007). Nutrient recycling during the decomposition of apple leaves (Malus domestica) and mowed grasses in an orchard. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 118: 191–200
  • Tonon G., Ciavatta C., Solimando D., Gioacchini P., Tagliavini M. (2007). Fate of N-15 derived from soil decomposition of abscised leaves and pruning wood from apple (Malus domestica) trees. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 53: 78–85