Leonardo Montagnani
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Leonardo Montagnani


I graduated in Forest Science from the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, in 1996. I took my Ph.D. in Forest Ecology at the University of Padova in 2000.
Since then I worked as a consultant for different Institutions, primarily the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, then with the Free University of Bolzano where I actually work as Assistant Professor, teaching Agroecosystems at the University of Innsbruck.
My main research area is the interaction between natural and cultivated systems and the atmosphere. In particular, as an expert in eddy covariance measurements, I developed a new mass conservation approach to quantify the non-turbulent transport of carbon dioxide from the forest to the atmosphere. More recently, I acted as lead author of the protocol for the quantification of the storage of CO2 and other gasses in the canopy air layer. I'm working also on soil processes and on the exchange of alpine vegetation and the atmosphere.

Biogeochemistry Biosphere Interactions Climate Change Biology Ecology Ecosystem Science Forestry

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Assistant professor

Free University of Bozen
Faculty of Science and Technology


Autonomous Province of Bolzano
Forest Services


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