CP 7 National Research Council of Italy – Institute of Agro-Environmental and Forest Biology (IBAF-CNR) Italy

The Institute is based in Porano (Terni, Italy) and includes three additional research stations, in Monterotondo (Rome), Legnaro (Padova) and Naples.
IBAF-CNR carries out basic and applied research in the field of plant-environment interactions, investigating the physiological ecology and productivity of crop and forest species from plant to ecosystem and landscape levels.
The Institute has several field experimental stations, including test plantations, a long-term ecological research and monitoring site in a beech forest involved in national and global networks, and two other flux sites in forest ecosystems. IBAF-CNR has a leading role in research on forest ecophysiology and canopy fluxes.

Contribution to the RID (research and innovation development) objectives
IBAF will support SFI in developing Multilevel Research and Monitoring Platforms to study in detail processes and responses of forest ecosystems to natural and anthropogenic disturbances. The applied approaches will range from canopy ecophysiology and isotopic studies to flux measurements at canopy and soil level.
IBAF-CNR is coordinating the LIFE+ project ManFor C.BD. with a large potential of interaction with EUFORINNO on assessing how management affects carbon cycling and biodiversity in forest ecosystems following the application of different forest management options.

Short profile of staff members
Giorgio Matteucci is Senior Researcher, with a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology and main interests in carbon cycling and management in forest ecosystems, long-term ecological research, and monitoring.
Enrico Brugnoli is Research Director of IBAF-CNR with expertise in tree ecophysiology and ecological studies with the application of isotopic techniques, and has long been involved in international research projects.
Marco Lauteri is Senior Researcher with extensive experience in plant physiology, ecology of abiotic stresses, and isotopic techniques.
Bruno De Cinti is an applied research scientist with a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology and experience in forest mensuration, sampling of tree material including using tree-climbing techniques, and forest productivity.



4th EUFORINNO Advisory Board Meeting

will be held from 10th to 11th March 2016 at the Slovenian Forestry Institute ...


14. januarja 2016 od 9. do 13. ure v dvorani Slovenske akademije znanosti ...