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Elena Baldi

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/03 Arboriculture and Fruitculture

Curriculum vitae

College degree at “Liceo scientifico E. Torricelli in 1996 with the score of 56/60. She studied English and took the following certificates: “First Certificate” (1995) and “Certificate of Proficiency” (1999). Degree in agriculture in 2001 at University of Bologna (110/110 with laude) with a thesis on the study of Peniciulim expansum in pear. In the period 1999-2001 worked in the laboratories of CRIOF- University of Bologna  for her thesis working on mycology and biotechnology. In novembre 2002. PhD in 2005 at the Department of fruit tree and woody plant science with a thesis on "Efficiency and dynamics of peach root system fertilized with organic matter". During the PhD period she spent five months at the Horticulture Department of Clemson University (South Carolina, USA) working on root physiology with Dr. C.E. Wells. From 2006 has a post doctoral position at Department of Fruit Tree and Woody Plant Science of the University of Bologna. 

Scientific activity     

Since 2002 works in the group of Prof. Bruno Marangoni and Dott. Moreno Toseeli at Department of Fruit Tree and Woody Plant Science of the University of Bologna where works on the following research fields:

  • Fruit tree root morphology and physiology;
  • Chemical and agronomical practise to reduce Armillaria mellea infection in peach;
  • Mineral nutrition of fruit tree in relation to environmental aspects and fruit quality;
  • Effect of organic matter on chemical and biological soil properties;
  • Causes and strategies to reduce iron chlorosis.

She attended to more than 20 national and internationals meetings where she presented orals and posters.

Teaching activity

  • 2009-10 and 2010-2011 responsible for “Basic Horticulture” (1 credits) offered at the Campus of Food Science of the University of Bologna (in Cesena).
  • Tutor of more than 10 thesis and co-tutor for a PhD thesis..    


She contributed to writing more than 50 publications in national and international papers.

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