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Stefano Targetti

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/01 Agricultural Economics and Rural Appraisal

Curriculum vitae

Stefano Targetti is a research Fellow, he carries out his research in the field of agri-environmental policies. His research interests concern farmland biodiversity, the Common Agricultural Policy and climate change adaptation strategies.


Graduated in Forestry in 2003 at the University of Florence, he received a PhD in Sustainable Pastoral Systems in 2007.

Academic career

He was a research fellow at the University of Florence, a post doc at the Czech University of Life Sciences, at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and at INRAe.

Scientific activity

Most relevant publications:

Targetti S., Raggi M., Zavalloni M., Viaggi D. (2021), Perceived benefits from reclaimed rural landscapes: Evidence from the lowlands of the Po River Delta, Italy. Ecosystem Services, 49 (2021) 101288 DOI

Targetti S., Schaller L., Kantelhardt J. (2019). A fuzzy cognitive mapping approach for the assessment of public-goods governance in agricultural landscapes. Land Use Policy.

Balzan MV, Mascarenhas A., Morán-Ordóñez A., Ruiz-Frau A., Carvalho-Santos C., Vogiatzakis IN, Santana-Garçon J., Roces-Díaz JV, Brotons L., Campaigns CS, Smith M. Targetti S., Drakou EG, Vlami V., Geijzendorffer I. (2019) Improving ecosystem assessments in Mediterranean social-ecological systems: to DPSIR analysis. Ecosystems and People, 15 (1), 136-155.

Schaller L., Targetti S., Villanueva A.J., Zasada I., et al. (2018). Agricultural landscapes, ecosystem services and regional competitiveness - assessing drivers and mechanisms in nine European case study areas. Land Use Policy, 76, 735-745.

Debolini M., Maraccini E., Dubeuf J-P, Geijzendorffer I.R., Guerra C., Simon M., Targetti S., Napoléone C. (2018). Land and farming system dynamics and their drivers in the Mediterranean Basin. Land Use Policy, 75, 702-710.

Targetti S., Herzog F., Geijzendorffer I.R., Pointereau P., Viaggi D. (2016). Relating costs to the user value of farmland biodiversity measurements. Journal of Environmental Management, 165, 286-297. DOI: 10.1016 / j.jenvman.2015.08.044

Geijzendorffer, I.R., Targetti, S., Schneider, M.K., Herzog, F. et al. (2016) How much would it cost to monitor farmland biodiversity in Europe? Journal of Applied Ecology, 53 (1) 140-149. DOI: 10.1111 / 1365-2664.12552

Villanueva A.J., Targetti S., Schaller L., Arriaza M., et al. (2015) Assessing the role of economic actors in the production of private and public goods in three EU agricultural landscapes. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58 (12), 2113-2136. DOI: 10.1080 / 09640568.2014.1001022

Zavalloni M., Raggi M., Targetti S., Viaggi D. (2015). Agricultural policies and the emergence of voluntary landscape enhancement efforts: an exploratory analysis of rural tourism using an agent based model. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58 (12), 2159-2175. DOI: 10.1080 / 09640568.2015.1033515

Targetti S., Herzog F., Geijzendorffer I.R., Wolfrum S., et al. (2014) Estimating the cost of different strategies for measuring farmland biodiversity: evidence from a Europe-wide field evaluation. Ecological Indicators, 45, 434-443. DOI: 10.1016 / j.ecolind.2014.04.050

van Zanten BT, Verburg PH, Espinosa M., Gomez-y-Paloma S., Galimberti G., Kantelhardt J., Kapfer M., Lefebvre M., Manrique R., Piorr A., Rays M., Schaller L. , Targetti S., Zasada I., Viaggi D. (2014) European agricultural landscapes, Common Agricultural Policy and ecosystem services: A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 34, 309-325. DOI: 10.1007 / s13593-013-0183-4

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