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name and surname   Andrea Cutini
positionsenior scientist



  • M.Sc. in Forest Sciences (first class) -University of Florence, 1986
  • Research Fellow at Forest Research Institute – Arezzo – Italy, 1987-1989


  • Researcher at the Forestry Research Centre (CRA-SEL) of the Consiglio per la ricerca e la sperimentazione in agricoltura - Italy, 1990
  • Visiting Researcher at Station de Sylviculture et Production, INRA – Nancy, 1991
  • Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Ecologyand Resource Management,University of Edinburgh, 2000
  • Senior researcher at the CRA-SEL, 2001
  • Chief of the Forest Ecology Laboratory at the CRA-SEL

Research interests

  • Forest ecology and ecophysiology: forest stand structure, primary productivity (litterfall, above ground and below ground biomass), carbon stocks, carbon allocation, solar radiation, ground water content, natural regeneration, water stress, gas exchanges
  • Canopy properties (Leaf area index, crown porosity, foliage clumping) and indirect methods (sunfleck ceptometer, plant canopy analyzer, digital hemispherical photography)
  • Sustainable silviculture: relationships between silvicultural systems and practices (coppicing, thinning, regeneration cuttings…) and forest ecosystems dynamics and functioning
  • Forest-wildlife (ungulates) relationships: qualitative and quantitative analysis of the impact of wild ungulates on forest ecosystems
  • Silviculture and adaptive management of forests and of natural resources 

Member of the Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology

Member of the Italian Society of Botany

Member of the editorial board of Forest@, the journal of the Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology

Member of the editorial board of iForest Journal of Biogeosciences and Forestry

Professor in charged of Forest mensuration at Università Politecnica delle Marche – Ancona – Italy (2003-2006)

He has published more than 100 scientific papers

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