Director of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources of the CNR of Italy. Scientific responsible of more than 30 national and international projects. Associated editor and member of editorial board of scientific journals. Coordinator of an IUFRO unit.
Member of international scientific commissions for the evaluation of EU proposals. Ad Hoc Reviewer for 40 scientific journals. Scientific board in international and national congresses.
Invited speakers and chairperson at international and national congresses. About 250 full papers published in International journals (cited more than 13200 times to the present). Holds at present a H index of 58.