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Duccio Rocchini

Full Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/03 Environmental and Applied Botany

Director of Second Cycle Degree in Sciences and Management of Nature

Curriculum vitae

- Scientific philosophy -

Rocchini, D., Neteler, M. (2012). Let the four freedoms paradigm apply to ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27: 310[U+2013]311. [5years-IF: 18.350] doi:

- Ecological philosophy -

@TEDxTrento September 6th 2015, Pale di San Martino, The Dolomites,
elevation 2200 metres! -

- Scientometrics -

ISource: ISI Web of Science Core Collection]
Number of papers: 195
h-index: 42
Number of citations: 4955
Citing articles: 3278
Mean number of citations per paper: 26.64


- Climbing record -

Placche di Pré de Bar, Monte Bianco (2030m, wall: 215m) | Lago Boé (2252m, wall: 105m) | Pietra di Bismantova - Vie: Anna, Vera, Picelli-Brianti (1041m, walls: from 90m to 150m) | Gruppo Del Sassolungo, Pollice - Spigolo Nord (2953m, wall: 350m) | Gruppo di Brenta, Castelletto Inferiore - Via Kiene (2601m, wall: 295m)| Piz Ciavazes - Via Piccola Micheluzzi (2395m, wall: 270m) | Lastoni di Dro - Dimensione Terzo (448m, wall: 325 m) | Piccolo Dain/Parete del Limaró - Via Orizzonti Dolomitici (450m, wall: 290m)Placche Zebrate, Vie: Opera Prima, Via delle mimose, Trento, 46° Parallelo, Manilia, Zo Le Man (walls: from 100m to 200m) | Prima Torre del Sella - Via Trenker (2533m, wall: 170m) | Gruppo del Catinaccio, Torre Finestra Via Normale (2670m, wall: 45m) | Pilastro Themis, Sanpaolo, Trento (200m, wall: 190m)

- Flash CV -

Duccio Rocchini [born in Siena in 1975] is Full Professor at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna from December 2019, after being Associate Professor in Biology and Ecology at the University of Trento, Italy from February 2017. He attained his PhD in 2005 under the supervision of Prof. Alessandro Chiarucci, dealing with remote sensing applied to the study of plant communities.
After having collaborated with international institutions like U.S. Geological Survey, University of Nottingham (School of Geography, UK), Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (India), University of California Los Angeles (Department of Geography, US), he joined the Fondazione Edmund Mach in Trento in 2009, in the Dr. Markus Neteler's GIS and Remote Sensing group, promoting open source algorithms for ecology. His main research interests are related to plant community ecology, biodiversity analysis at multiple spatial scales, species distribution modelling, spatial and computational ecology and ecological remote sensing.
Over the years he promoted the use of remote sensing for the study of biodiversity change in space and time, publishing more than 150 ISI papers on this theme.
He is continuing this activity in projects like the H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL or the H2020 TRUSTEE.
He is currently Co-Editor in Chief of Ecological Informatics and Associate Editor of Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science.
His view on climate change impact on plant diversity in mountain ecosystems has been part of a recent TEDx talk ( watch?v=_mamjG6I_rM ), under the impressive beauty of the Dolomites at an elevation 2200 metres!

- Research Interests -
Biodiversity analysis at multiple spatial scales | Computational Ecology | Ecological Informatics | Landscape Ecology | Mathematical Ecology | Plant community Ecology | Remote sensing | Spatial Ecology | Spatio-ecological modelling by open source software | Species Distribution Modelling | Theoretical Ecology

- Editorial Activity -

Co-Editor in Chief, Ecological Informatics, 5years-IF: 2.290, Elseìvier

Associate Editor, Journal of Vegetation Science, 5years-IF: 3.574, Wiley
Associate Editor, Applied Vegetation Science, 5years-IF: 2.377, Wiley

Academic Editor, PLoS ONE, 5years-IF: 3.394

- Main ongoing projects -

Horizon Europe EarthBridge: Workpackage Leader 

H2020 SHOWCASE: Task Leader

- Epic ended projects -

H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL : Associate Partner

H2020 TRuStEE : Partner and member of the Supervisory Board

FP7 EU BON, Workpackage Deputy Leader and Task leader

FP7 BiodivERsA DIARS, FP7 ERA NET SCHEME, Workpackage Leader

FP7 COST ACTION TD1202 Mapping and the Citizen Sensor, Member of the Management Committee

- Publications -

- All pubs -

All pubs in international scientific journals can be found here: Google Scholar Profile

- Hot off the press -

Zellweger, F., De Frenne, P., Lenoir, J., Rocchini, D., Coomes, D. (in press). Advances in microclimate ecology arising from remote sensing. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 34: 327-341.[5years-IF: 19.349]. doi: tree.2018.12.012

- Top cited podium -

[ISI Web of Science]

1. Gillespie, T.W., Foody, G.M., Rocchini, D., Giorgi, A.P., Saatchi, S. (2008). Measuring and modeling biodiversity from space. Progress in Physical Geography, 32: 203-221. [5years-
IF: 4.435] doi: 10.1177/0309133308093606

2. Rocchini, D., Hortal, J., Lengyel, S., Lobo, J.M., Jim[U+00E9]nez-Valverde, A., Ricotta, C., Bacaro, G., Chiarucci, A. (2011). Accounting for uncertainty when mapping species distributions: The need for maps of ignorance. Progress in Physical Geography, 35: 211-226. [5years-IF: 4.435] doi: 0309133311399491

3. Rocchini, D., Balkenhol, N., Carter, G.A., Foody, G.M. Gillespie, T.W., He, K.S., Kark, S., Levin, N., Lucas, K., Luoto, M., Nagendra, H., Oldeland, J., Ricotta, C., Southworth, J., Neteler, M. (2010). Remotely sensed spectral heterogeneity as a proxy of species diversity: recent advances and open challenges. Ecological Informatics, 5: 318-329. [5years-IF: 2.290] doi: ecoinf.2010.06.001

- Top beloved podium -

1. Rocchini, D., Luque, S., Pettorelli, N., Bastin, L., Doktor, D., Faedi, N., Feilhauer, H., Féret, J.-B., Foody, G.M., Gavish, Y., Godinho, S., Kunin, W.E., Lausch, A., Leitao, P.J., Marcantonio, M., Neteler, M., Ricotta, C., Schmidtlein, S., Vihervaara, P., Wegmann, M., Nagendra, H. (2018). Measuring $\beta$-diversity by remote sensing: a challenge for biodiversity monitoring. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9: 1787-1798. [5years-IF: 9.881] doi: 210X.12941

2. Schmeller, D., Weatherdon, L., Loyau, A., Bondeau, A., Brotons, L., Brummitt, N., Geijzendorffer, I., Haase, P., Kuemmerlen, M., Martin, C., Mihoub, J.-B., Rocchini, D., Saarenmaa, H., Stoll, S., Regan, E. (2017). A suite of essential biodiversity variables for detecting critical biodiversity change. Biological Reviews, 93: 55-71. [5years-IF: 11.740] doi: 12332

3. Rocchini, D., Andreini Butini, S., Chiarucci, A. (2005). Maximizing plant species inventory efficiency by means of remotely sensed spectral distances. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 14: 431-437. [5years-IF: 7.530] doi: 1466-822x.2005.00169.x

- Fancy news -

- Top 100000 cited scientists over 6M (#97737): plosbiology/article?id=10. 1371/journal.pbio.3000384

- The rasterdiv R package for calculating diversity from space is out in the CRAN:

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