UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Department of Economics and Woody Plant Ecosystems
Woody Plant Ecosystems Section
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Donatella Spano

Full Professor, Biometeorologist

 

Enrico De Nicola, 9
07100 Sassari (Italia)
Phone: +39 079229339
Fax: +39 079 229337
E-mail: spano@uniss.it

 

[Curriculum Vitae]

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION          
Degree in Agricultural Science at the University of Sassari
Three-year Post Doctoral program specializing in Biometeorology

JOB EXPERIENCE:
1986-1989 Researcher Consorzio Ricerche Sardegna - Department of Agrometeorology, Sassari, Italy
1989-1990 Research Scientist National Research Council - Institute for Monitoring Agroecosystem, Sassari, Italy
1990–1998 Assistant Professor University of Sassari – Istituto di Coltivazioni Arboree, Sassari, Italy
1998 – 2001 Associate Professor University of Basilicata, Dipartimeto di Produzione Vegetale, Potenza, Italy
2001 – present Full Professor University of Sassari DESA- Department of Economics and Woody Plant Ecosystems

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (COURSES)
Both graduate and undergraduate classes

GRADUATE GROUP MEMBERSHIP
Agrometeorology and Ecophysiology  Graduate Group
Desertification Graduate Group

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES and SERVICES
Member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), International Society for Biometeorology (ISB), International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Italian Society for Horticultural Science (SOI), and Italian Society for Agrometeorology (AIAM)

Active member of the ISB Study Group on Measuring fluxes of trace gases.

Member of the Organizing Committee of the ISHS 4th International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops, Davis, CA, USA, Sept 1-5, 2003.

Performed peer reviews for the following journals: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, International Journal of Biometeorology, Tree Physiology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Acta Horticulturae.

Field Editor of the International Journal of Biometeorology

Member of the Editorial Board for the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

STUDY AND RESEARCH LEAVES:
November 1987 - June 1988 at National Research Council - Institute for Environmental Analysis and Agrometeorology, Florence, Italy.

June 1993 - April 1994 at Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis.

October 1994 at Deputacion General De Aragon (Saragozza, Spagna) Servicio de Investigacion Agraria, Unidad de Suelos y Riegos.

November 1994 at Universidad de Cordoba, Spagna, Departamento de Agronomia.

August 1995 – October 1995, February–March 1997, September-October 1999, August 2000, May 2002, August-September 2004, October-November 2005, May-June 2006 at Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis, USA.


GRANTS AND AWARDS
NATO grant fellowship in 1993

Co-recipient of the “Best Practice Paper” in the Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering – American Society of Civil Engineers for the paper:
Ventura, F., Faber, B.A., Bali, K., Snyder, R.L., Spano, D., Duce, P., and Schulbach, K.F. 2001. Model for estimating evaporation and transpiration from row crops.  J. of Irrigation and Drain. Engng. 127(6): 339-345.

 PUBLIC SERVICES
Appointed to the Italian Department of Civil Protection - National Committee on Natural Hazards, subcommittee on Forest Fire (2003-2005)

Appointed to the Sardinian Agrometeorology Service

 

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Università degli Studi di Sassari
Dipartimento di Economia e Sistemi Arborei
Sezione Agroecosistemi Arborei
Via E. De Nicola, 9 - 07100 Sassari, Italy.
Tel.+39 079229232 - Fax +39 079229337