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Brunella Morandi

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/03 Arboriculture and Fruitculture

Director of Second Cycle Degree in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies


Keywords: Irrigation Source-sink relationship Fruit growth Fruit tree ecophysiology Water relation Fruit quality

Fruit tree ecophysiology with particular focus to:

1) Study of the physiological processes (leaf gas exchanges, water relations, vascular flows, fruit growth) at the basis of yield and quality of the producton;  

2) Plant-environment relations and effects of the various abiotic stresses (drought, heat, excessive light) on fruit quality and tree productivity;

3) Traditional and precision horticulture strategies aimed at: i) optimizing source/sink relationship; ii) mitigating the effects of abiotic stress and climate change; iii)improving the orchard resource use efficiency (with special focus on water).

4) Development and use of plant-based sensors for monitoring plant physiological status and their implementation in decision support systems. Species: peach, cherry and apricot; apple and pear; actinidia; berries