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Carmelo Dazzi

8-mar-2013

Carmelo Dazzi

UNIVERSITY SEAT: University of Palermo (Italy)
FACULTY: Facoltà di Agraria, Dipartimento dei Sistemi Agroambientali
ADDRESS: Viale delle Scienze – 90128 Palermo (I)
Tel: +39 09123862211; Email: carmelo.dazzi@unipa.it
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES: Born in Rieti, 16 February 1953.
Married, two sons.
POSITION: Full Professor

ACCADEMIC CAREER:
(March, 1977) Degree in Agriculture Science;
(April 1978) scholarship of the Italian National Council of Research;
(August, 1980) University researcher;
(November, 1992) Associate professor;
(July, 2001) Full professor.

PRESENT INSTITUTIONARY APPOINTMENTS:

Expert for the evaluation of Strategic Projects, University of Bologna.
Expert for the evaluation of PRIN Projects, Italian Ministry of University.
Expert for the evaluation of “Rita Levi Montalcini” Young Researches Projects

FELLOWSHIP ABROAD:
Department of Soil Science, University of Davis, California (USA), 1985.

EXTRA-INSTITUTIONARY APPOINTMENTS:
Member of the “Osservatorio Pedologico e per la Qualità dei Suoli Agricoli e Forestali” – Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry;
Member of the Committee of International Referees of ATLAS Project – Atlas of Soil Quality Indicators, Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

AWARDS
Honorary Professor of the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa, Peru;
Academician of the Italian Academy of Forestry Sciences

REFEREE FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS:
Advances in GeoEcology
African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Agrochimica.
Catena
Diversity (MDPI Open Access journal)
Geoderma
European Journal of Soil Science.
Environmental Modelling & Software
Geomorphology
Land Degradation & Development.
Field Crops Research
Quaternary International.

 

MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
Member of the editorial board of EQA International Journal

MEMBER OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE (last 5 years):

Member of the Scientific Committee of the XVII ISCO Conference (Medellin, Colombia, 2013);
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Iceland Soil Conservation Service – ESSC International Conference (Reykjavik, Iceland, 2013);
Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference Land Conservation – WASWC (Belgrade, 2012);
Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Soil Day celebration: “Biodiversity and Pedodiversity:” (Rome, 2011);
Member of the Scientific Committee of the 6th International Congress of the European Society for Soil Conservation - ESSC (Thessalonica, 2011);
Member of the Scientific Committee of the XII Congreso Nacional y V International de la Sociedad Peruana de la Ciencia del Suelo (Arequipa, 2010);
Member of the Scientific Committee of the 16th Int. Congress of the International Soil Conservation Organization (Santiago de Chile, 2010);
Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Functions of Soil in a Pan-European context (Prague, 2009);
Member of the Scientific Committee of the 5th International Conference on Land Degradation (Bari, 2008);
President of the Scientific Committee of the 5th International Congress of European Society for Soil Conservation (Palermo, 2007);

INVITED SPEAKER IN NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES AND SIMPOSIA (last 5 years):
Soils, environmental awareness and ecological footprint in the European countries. 1st Conference of the Czech and Slovak Soil Science Societies, Roznov, 2007.
La centralità ecosistemica del suolo. European Countries Biologists Association, XXII Int. Congress: Alimenti, Ambiente, Biologia Clinica, Biotecnologie. Cervia, 2009
Las nuevas fronteras de la Ciencia del Suelo. XII Congreso Nacional y V International de la Sociedad Peruana de la Ciencia del Suelo (Arequipa, 2010)
Anthropogenic soils in large scale vineyard areas: features, taxonomic perspective and environmental problems.
Ecocycles Lifelong Learning Programme. Karoly Robert University. Gyongyos, Hungary, 2011;
La Dimensione del Suolo.
Convegno nazionale SISS: “La Complessità del suolo”, Ravenna, 2011;
Rapporto fra l’Uomo e il Suolo e Modificazioni Ambientali. Accademia dei Georgofili, Firenze, 2012;
Uomo, Agricoltura e Diversità dei Suoli: quale futuro?
Accademia di Agricoltura, Bologna, 2012.

POSITION IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS:
(1991-1999) Auditorship: SISS - Italian Society of Soil Science
(2000-2008) President V Commission of the Italian Society of Soil Science
(2009- till today) Vice-President of the Italian Society of Soil Science
(1997-2003) Councillor of the SIPE - Italian Society of Pedology
(2004- 2010) Vice-President of the Italian Society of Pedology
(1993-1999) Councillor ESSC - European Society for Soil Conservation
(2000- 2010) Vice-President ESSC - European Society for Soil Conservation
(2010 - till today) Member of the ISCO Board of Directors– Int. Soil Conservation Organization
(2010 - till today) President ESSC - European Society for Soil Conservation

FIELDS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH:
Genesis, classification and mapping of soils on clay, limestone, volcanic and gypsiferous substrata;
Soil survey and land evaluation of forestry soils;
Soil-plant relationships in xeric environments;
Soil and saline waters relationships
Soil degradation and desertification;
Anthropogenic soils and pedodiversity.

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY
More than 200 papers (in scientific journals, as book chapters, as proceedings of national and international congresses, as editor)

PHD COURSES:
Coordinator PhD course in Pedology (course XII-XVIII)
Coordinator PhD International course in Environmental Agronomy (course XXIII- till today).

 

List of the 5 most important publications of the last 5 years
Dazzi C. Lo Papa G., Palermo V. (2008) - Spatio-Temporal Effects of Land Use Change on the Anthropogenic Soils Diffusion: A Case Study in a Mediterranean Vineyard Area. in The Soils of Tomorrow: Soils Changing in a Changing World (C. Dazzi & E. Costantini eds), Advances in GeoEcology, Vol. 39, Catena Verlag, ISBN 978-3-923381-56-2, pp.61-80.

Dazzi C., Lo Papa G., Palermo V. (2009) - Proposal for a new diagnostic horizon for WRB Anthrosols. Geoderma, vol. 151, pp. 16–21, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2009.03.013

Pelser C., Dazzi C., Graubard B.I., Lauria C., Vitale F., Goedert J.J. (2009) Risk of classic Kaposi sarcoma with residential exposure to Volcanic and related soils in Sicily. Annals of Epidemiology. N. 19, pp. 597-601. Doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2009.04.002 

Marinari S., Dell'Abate M.T., Brunetti G., Dazzi C. (2010) - Differences of stabilized organic carbon fractions and microbiological activity along Mediterranean Vertisols and Alfisols profiles.  Geoderma, n.159, pp. 379-388. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2010.03.007

Lo Papa G., Palermo V., Dazzi C. (2011) - Is land-use change a cause of loss of pedodiversity? The case of the Mazzarrone study area, Sicily. Geomorphology, N. 135  pp. 332-342 doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.02.015.