Biography – Alberto Pardossi

Alberto Pardossi (born in 1958): Degree in Agricultural Sciences (1983) and PhD in Horticulture (1989) at the University of Pisa. Research Assistant at the University of Pisa (1988-1999); Associate Professor of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops at the University of Milan (1998-2001) and then at the University of Pisa (2001-2012); Full Professor of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops at the University of Pisa (since 2012); Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Agriculture, Food and Environment (2008-2016); Director of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (2016-2020).

Current teaching activities: Basic Principles of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (BSc in Agricultural Sciences); Artificial Cultivation of Food and Medicinal Plants (MSc in Plant and Microbial Biotechnologies).

Main research interests: greenhouse soilless culture (including aquaponics) and containerised outdoor nursery stocks (plant water relations and mineral nutrition; substrate; crop modelling); market and nutraceutical quality of vegetables; open-field vegetables crops (mineral nutrition, irrigation management).

Main research projects: AZORT (National project on nitrogen nutrition of vegetable crops; project leader;; 2007-2011); FLOWAID (EU-FP6, Farm Level Optimal Water Management: Assistant for Irrigation under Deficit, WP leader; 2006-2009); EUPHOROS –  Efficient Use of Input in Protected Horticulture (EU-FP7; team leader; 2008-2012); TEAP (2014 FP7 PEOPLE – International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, “A Traceability and Early warning system for supply chain of Agricultural Product: complementarities between EU and China”; team leader); PRINBoro – Response to boron in vegetable crops  (PRIN 200; project leader); ERBAVOLANT (16.2, PSR 2014-2020 Regione Toscana; project leader; 2020-2021); SIMTAP – Self-sufficient Integrated Multi-Trophic AquaPonic systems for improving food production sustainability and brackish water use and recycling (PRIMA 2018; project leader; 2019-2022).

Publications: More than 300 publications; 163 articles or conference papers indexed in SCOPUS; H-index 37.

List of 10-top papers (since 2019)

1.     Puccinelli, M., Galati, D., Carmassi, G., Rossi, L., Pardossi, A., Incrocci, L. Leaf production and quality of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima) grown with saline drainage water from recirculating hydroponic or aquaculture systems. (2023) Scientia Horticulturae, 322, art. no. 112416. DOi: 10.1016/j.scienta.2023.1124162.     Puccinelli, M., Rosellini, I., Malorgio, F., Pardossi, A., Pezzarossa, B. Iodine biofortification of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris var. cicla) and its wild ancestor sea beet (Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima) grown hydroponically as baby leaves: effects on leaf production and quality. (2023) Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 103 (15), pp. 7888-7895. DOI=10.1002%2fjsfa.128763.     Gava, O., Antón, A., Carmassi, G., Pardossi, A., Incrocci, L., Bartolini, F. Reusing drainage water and substrate to improve the environmental and economic performance of Mediterranean greenhouse cropping (2023) Journal of Cleaner Production, 413, art. no. 137510. doi=10.1016%2fj.jclepro.2023.1375104.     Puccinelli, M., Carmassi, G., Pardossi, A., Incrocci, L. Wild edible plant species grown hydroponically with crop drainage water in a Mediterranean climate: Crop yield, leaf quality, and use of water and nutrients. (2023) Agricultural Water Management, 282, art. no. 108275. DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2023.1082755.     Germano, R.P., Melito, S., Cacini, S., Carmassi, G., Leoni, F., Maggini, R., Montesano, F.F., Pardossi, A., Massa, D. Sweet basil can be grown hydroponically at low phosphorus and high sodium chloride concentration: Effect on plant and nutrient solution management. (2022) Scientia Horticulturae, 304, art. no. 111324. DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2022.1113246.     Puccinelli, M., Landi, M., Maggini, R., Pardossi, A., Incrocci, L. Iodine biofortification of sweet basil and lettuce grown in two hydroponic systems. (2021) Scientia Horticulturae, 276, art. no. 109783. DOI=10.1016%2fj.scienta.2020.1097837.     Incrocci, L., Carmassi, G., Maggini, R., Poli, C., Saidov, D., Tamburini, C., Kiferle, C., Perata, P., Pardossi, A. Iodine Accumulation and Tolerance in Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) With Green or Purple Leaves Grown in Floating System Technique. (2019) Frontiers in Plant Science, 10, art. no. 1494. DOI=10.3389%2ffpls.2019.014948.     Moles, T.M., de Brito Francisco, R., Mariotti, L., Pompeiano, A., Lupini, A., Incrocci, L., Carmassi, G., Scartazza, A., Pistelli, L., Guglielminetti, L., Pardossi, A., Sunseri, F., Hörtensteiner, S., Santelia, D. Salinity in Autumn-Winter Season and Fruit Quality of Tomato Landraces. (2019) Frontiers in Plant Science, 10, art. no. 1078. DOI=10.3389%2ffpls.2019.010789.     Incrocci, L., Marzialetti, P., Incrocci, G., Di Vita, A., Balendonck, J., Bibbiani, C., Spagnol, S., Pardossi, A. Sensor-based management of container nursery crops irrigated with fresh or saline water. (2019) Agricultural Water Management, 213, pp. 49-61. DOI=10.1016%2fj.agwat.2018.09.054Lucchesini, M., Pacifici, S., Maggini, R., Pardossi, A., Mensuali Sodi, A. A novel microfloating culture system for the in vitro rooting of Echinacea angustifolia D.C.: photosynthetic performance and production of caffeic acid derivatives. (2019) Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 136 (1), pp. 123-132. DOI=10.1007%2fs11240-018-1498-2