Giovanni Rallo, PhD

is Associate Professor at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (DAFE) of University of Pisa. In 2010 he obtained the PhD in Environmental Hydronomy, with a thesis on “Measurement and Modeling of Water Exchanges in Soil Plant Atmosphere Continuum and Water Stress Functions: Application to olive groves”. In his high-educational background he completed the II level Master course in “Irrigation in Mediterranean Environment” and a High Scientific Training Seminar on “Trends in plant eco-physiology and ecosystem ecology research”. He is studying since 15 years the mathematical stress functions and its empirical formulation of woody perennial and vegetable crops under abiotic stresses such as drought and salinity. However, research activities have been carried out in order to define and transfer new strategies for optimizing water resource management in the Mediterranean environment.