Education: 1980, Dr. in Forestry Science – University of Florence – Faculty of Agriculture, Italy; 1993, Albert Junior Bell” fellow, Forest History Society, Duke University, Durham, NC (USA). 1997, Research Fellow, Institute for Forest Policy – University of Freiburg, Germany.
-Coordinator, Commission on Landscape, Ministry of Agriculture , Food and Forest Policies, Italy.
-Consultant, Regional Government of Tuscany , landscape and environmental policies
-Member, Scientific Committee, CBD-UNESCO Joint Program on Biocultural Diversity
-Member, Scientific Committee, FAO, Globally Important Agricultural heritage Systems.
-Associate Professor at the University of Florence.
-Member , Doctoral School for Forest and Environmental Management, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.
-Coordinator, Research Group on Forest and Woodland History, International Union of Forest Research Organizations;
-Coordinator, research group on Forest History , Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology
-Expert, Council of Europe for the European Landscape Convention and the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forest in Europe
-European University Institute, Firenze, Global Governance Network, Founding Member.
-Series Editor, Environmental History Series, Springer International Publisher.
-Expert Evaluator, UNESCO-ICOMOS, World Heritage List.
– Co-Editor in chief, Global Environment, International journal. White Horse Press.
Areas of Research Interest:
-Management and Planning of Landscape and Environmental resources
-Biodiversity Conservation , Environmental History, Landscape restoration