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Rossano MassaiRossano Massai
Professor of General Arboriculture and Tree Cultivations at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Environment

Rossano Massai was born in Grosseto on 18th August 1957. He graduated in Agricultural Science from the University of Pisa in 1981. In the same year, he obtained his diploma from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. He was a university researcher from 1983 to 1991, associate professor from 1991 to 2004, extraordinary professor from 2004 to 2007, and has been full professor of General Arboriculture and Tree Cultivations since 2007. At present, he teaches Tree and Forest Ecosystems, Special Arboriculture and Nursery Techniques.
Professor Rossano Massai is married with two sons.


Institutional roles

In the area of institutional activities at the University of Pisa, he has covered the role of vice president for the degree course in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, president of the Centre for Computer Services of the Faculty of Agriculture, vice director of the Department of Cultivation and Protection of Woody Species “G. Scaramuzzi” and vice dean of the Faculty of Agriculture. From 2010 to 2012, he was the director of the Department of Cultivation and Protection of Woody Species “G. Scaramuzzi”. Since September 2012, he has been the director of the Department of Agricultural, Food and Environment and a member of the Patents Committee of the University of Pisa.
Since 2010, he has been assigned the role of Techno Scientific Expert of the PON Projects in the “AgrifoodSector” of MIUR, of the National Technology Cluster Agrifood Projects and of the Inspection Committees for FISR Projects.


Scientific and teaching activities

He is the author of over 160 publications, 61 of which are in international journals with referees (h Index 18, Citation index 1110). His research interests lie mainly in the field of echophysiological response mechanisms and adjustment to abiotic stress, the root system development and conformation in tree species, the differential role of flavonoids in Mediterranean evergreens in conditions of water and light stress, water requirement and the use of water status indicators in plants to manage irrigation, measurement techniques for xylem water flow, the selection and evaluation of rootstocks in peach fruits, the planting systems of peach, the recovery and valorization of native genetic resources, the organoleptic and nutraceutical qualities of fruit species, non destructive methodologies for the evaluation of the quality and harvest time of fruits and the carbon life cycle analysis in fruit, olive and wine production.
He is a member of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), the Italian Horticultural Society (SOI) and is a Correspondent Academic of the Georgofili Academy.



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