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Adamo Domenico Rombolà

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/03 Arboriculture and Fruitculture

Curriculum vitae

Adamo Domenico Rombola'  got the master degree cum laude in Agricultural Sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture of Bologna University with a thesis in Farm Organization and Management, title "Effects of Common Agricultural Policy's Reform on farm decisions". PhD degree in Fruit Trees and Woody Plant Sciences, Thesis "Physiological and biochemical aspects of iron nutrition in Actinidia (Actinidia deliciosa). He is Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Sciences of Alma Mater - Bologna University. Professor of Viticulture, AgroEcology, Plant Production, Fruit Quality Management. Invited Professor of the Course "Sustainable systems for agricultural production", PhD Course Unicentro, Brazil.  Creator of the Program "Education on Two Wheels". He has the National Scientific Habilitation as Full Professor in the sector 07/B2 - Science and Technology of woody and forestry systems. He gave courses of Fruit Trees Growing abroad. Tutor of the Thesis of 70 students. Co-Tutor of the Thesis of 21 students. Tutor of 3 PhDs, Co-Tutor of 4 PhDs attending PhD courses abroad, Tutor of 6 foreign Post-docs and Tutor of the Internship of more than 170 students and researchers. He participated to 15 Evaluating Committees for International PhD courses (14 of them abroad). Peasant, Friend of bees, producer of organic wine, olive oil cerals and beans "Sujaca di Caria". Co-founder of the National Association Transparency and Merit - The University we want. His main research areas are: 1) response mechanisms to abiotic stresses in crops; 2) developmen, management and dissemination of agroecological systems, 3) protection and valorization of biodiversity, 4) improvement of quality and healthiness of fruits, wines, olive-oils and derivatives, 5) physiology, nutrition, soil and water resources management in agricultural systems, 6) Water education for sustainable local development; 7) agroecological, organic and biodynamic viticulture, 8) physiology and canopy management of training systems for grapevine. He participated and coordinated national and international research projects. He published more than 150 papers, 75 of which in international IF Journals, 2 book chapters and participated as invited speakers to international simposia. Invited speaker and Member of the Scientific Commettee of the Symposium on Agroecology and System Approach for Sustainable and Resilient Horticultural Production, 31° International Horticultural Congress (Angers, Francia, 14-20 August 2022). Session Chair 4th International Conference on Organic Agriculture in Mediterranean Climates: Threats and Solutions (Izmir, Turkey, 27-29 May 2022). Invited speaker Cumbre de Cambio Climatico y Agricultura Sustentable (Quilmes, Tucumán, Argentina, 8-9 February 2022. Invited speaker IV Simposio Paranaense de Fruticultura (Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, 3-5 November 2021). Invited speaker and Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Raw Materials to Processed Foods (Antalya, Turkey, April 11-13 2018) Member of the Scientific Committee International Conference on Research of Agricultural and Food Technologies (Adana, Turkey, October 3-5 2019). Coordinator of International School of AgroEcology: Spring School of AgroEcology (Drapia, VV, April 23-25 2018), Autumn School of AgroEcology (Tropea, September 23-27 2019), Autumn School of AgroEcology (Bologna, September 13-17 2021). Convenor of the Events: "Summer in AgroEcology" (Drapia, VV, August 3-6 2018); "Autumn in AgroEcology" (Drapia and Tropea, VV and Mirto Crosia, CS, November 1-4 2018) and of the Conference AgroEcological Viticulture and Biodiversity. The efficient use of natural resources (Monte San Pietro, BO, September 30 2017). He was Member of the International Scientific Committee and the Editorial Board of the "VII International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops" (Chanthaburi, Thailand, May 2012). He has been secretary and member of the scientific and editorial board of the "National Symposium on Fruit Tree Crops Nutrition" (Bologna, 2005), Member of the editorial board of the International Symposium ISHS "Foliar nutrition of perennial fruit plants" (Meran, 2001).

He is member of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO), the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV), the International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS), the Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for Cooperation (GiESCO), the Italian Society of Horticulture (SOI), Italian Mycological Society (UMI-APS). Associate Editor in Frontiers in Horticulture-Pomology and Viticulture. He is Member of the Editorial Board of Plant and Soil, Frontiers in Plant Science, Agronomy, Journal of Raw Materials to Processed Foods. He is referee of several international Journals (Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, Plant and Soil, Plant and Cell Physiology, Plos one and others). Member of the Overseas Committee - Bologna University. Member UNAEUROPA One Health and Interdipartimental Research Centre of Unibo Healthy Planet, Regional Solidarity Economy Forum. Coordinator of several cooperation agreements with Foreign Universities and Research Centers. Coordinator of the International Project Participatory AgroEcology School System (PASS) and International Schools fo AgroEcology.

International Collaborations:   

JAPAN: Research Institute for Bioresources, Okayama University. NARO Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba.

CHINA: Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, Yiangling.

USA: University of California, Berkley. Department of Horticulture, Washington State University, Richland, WA.  

AUSTRALIA: Charles Sturt University and National Wine & Grape Industry Centre, Wagga Wagga, SNW.

NEW ZEALAND: Plant and Food Research, Marlborough.

BRAZIL: UNICENTRO, Guarapuava (PR). UFRGS, Porto Alegre (RS), UNESP, Ilha Solterira (SP). UDESC (SC). Universidad Federal de Pelotas (RS). IFRS, Bento Goncalves (RS).

CHILE: INIA, Temuco. Universidad de Chile, Santiago. UFRO, Temuco.   

PORTUGAL: Department of Biology (University of Minho).

SERBIA: Institute for Multidisciplinary Research (IMSI), University of Belgrade. Institute of Pesticides and Environmental Protection, Belgrade.

HUNGARY: Department of Plant Physiology and Molecular Plant Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

GERMANY: Department of Plant–Microbe Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne. Freie Universität Berlin. FIAN International, Heidelberg.

SPAIN: Experimental Station of Aula Dei, CSIC, Zaragoza. Departamento de Ciencias y Recursos Agricolas y Forestales, Cordoba University. Univeristy of Sevilla.

SWITZERLAND: University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland.

BELGIUM: European Coordination Via Campesina, Bruxelles.

TURKEY: University of Cukurova, Adana. Adana Science and Technology University, Adana.

TUNISIA: National Institute of Scientific Research and Technology, Center of Biotechnology of Borj Cedria.