25 August 2017: Graduation

posted Sep 6, 2017, 4:17 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 4:18 AM ]

On Friday 25th of August 2017, Kaja Kandare, defended her thesis on “Fusion of airborne laser scanning and hyperspectral data for predicting forest characteristics at different spatial scales”.

The major objective of Kaja’s thesis was to evaluate the potential of fusing ALS and hyperspectral data for the prediction of forest characteristics and to evaluate the benefits of different spatial details in the predictions.

In her thesis, Kaja has focused in particular on two remotely sensed data sources that right now seem most promising for forest sensing: airborne laser scanning (ALS), and airborne hyperspectral data. Whereas ALS technology, light detection and ranging (LiDAR) consists of a sender of a laser pulse and a receiver, hyperspectral sensors are passive systems that collect and record through a detector the electromagnetic energy that is reflected or emitted by the surface of the objects.

Congratulations and good luck for her future research!

Scuola di Biochar 2017

posted May 24, 2017, 7:02 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated May 31, 2017, 6:34 AM ]

ICHAR (Italian Biochar Association) is organizing the Second edition of the School of Biochar that will take place on next 12-13 October, in Florence.

More information are available HERE.

Fuorisalone 2017

posted Apr 7, 2017, 4:38 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 5:33 AM ]

Tomorrow, Saturday 8th of April, we will participate at the Milan Design Week, one of the most important event in the world for design, presenting the new concept of a biodegradable wooden polymer composite material called "Cartaccio", in the are of Brera Design District.

More information HERE.

The importance of charcoal in the Alpine grassland soils: the case study of the Stelvio National Park

posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:13 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 1:21 AM ]

A scientific trekking of two days to discover the origins of the centuries-old charcoal in the soils of Val di Pejo, and its impact on alpine meadows and high-altitude forests of larch.

The event will be held in Italian language, unless we will receive interest for a minimum number of persons that want an English edition of the trekking.
In this case, another day will be considered.

Full information about the event (Italian language) HERE.
For any inquiries you can also contatct Dr. Irene Criscuoliirene.criscuoli [at] 

14 December 2016: Graduation

posted Jan 11, 2017, 8:00 AM by Alberto Mattedi

Today Irene Criscuoli successfully defended her thesis on "Charcoal (biochar) impact on soil carbon stocks, productivity and nutrient cycles of alpine grasslands".

Congratulations and good luck for her future research!

June 2016: OPTIMISE Training School

posted Dec 15, 2016, 2:41 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Jan 11, 2017, 7:59 AM ]

COST Action ES1309 "OPTIMISE" Training School, will take place this summer in Toulouse (France). For further details and information, visit the webpage of the Action.

15 - 17 June 2016: XII meeting of the PhD students in ecology and science of the water systems

posted Dec 15, 2016, 2:19 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Jan 11, 2017, 7:42 AM ]

Sylvie Pighini is attending the XII meeting of the PhD students in ecology and science of the water systems, organized by the Italian Association of Oceanology and Limnology (A.I.O.L.), and the Italian Society of Ecology (S.It.E.), at the University of Trieste. (15 - 17 June 2016)

The title of her presentation is "Dissolved greenhouse gas and fluxes from large lake: case study of Lake Garda".

12 - 15 April 2016: CLIMMANI/INTERFACE workshop

posted Dec 15, 2016, 2:18 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Jan 11, 2017, 7:41 AM ]

12 - 15 April: CLIMMANI/INTERFACE workshop “After the extreme – measuring and modeling impacts on terrestrial ecosystems when thresholds are exceeded”.
The workshop took place at the Accademia dei Georgofili, in Florence (Italy), and it was organized by Claus Beier, Aimee Classen and Klaus S Larsen, University of Copenhagen (DK); Jeff Dukes, Purdue University (US); Anke Jentsch from University of Bayreuth (DE); and Franco Miglietta, Institute for Biometeorology, National Research Council (IT).

November 2015: FLEX

posted Dec 15, 2016, 2:06 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Jan 11, 2017, 7:40 AM ]

The Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) was selected in November 2015 as the next Earth Exploration Mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and will map vegetation fluorescence to quantify photosynthetic activity. This information will improve our understanding of the way carbon moves between plants and the atmosphere and how photosynthesis affects the carbon and water cycles. It will also lead to better insight into plant health and stress. More information are available at the following link.

24 - 27 June 2015: EXPO

posted Dec 15, 2016, 2:02 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Jan 11, 2017, 7:38 AM ]

24 - 27 June: Biochar: A sustainable solution for Agriculture and Environment, held at EXPO Padiglione Italia, and at the Gardens of the Faculty of Agriculture, Milan, (Italy).
Further information about the event are available at the Facebook page.

Below you can watch a video about the Stove Contest that took place on the 26th of June.

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