Director, Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Science – Research National Council of Italy, CNR
Francesco Loreto is an expert on biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Dr Loreto is Research Director at CNR, has directed the Institute for Plant Protection (CNR-IPP, 2009-2012), and is now the director of the Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Science (CNR-DiSBA) coordinating the activities of nine CNR Institutes and more than 600 researchers and technologists all over Italy.
Dr Loreto has been a delegate of the Italian Ministry of Research and Education at the European Commission FP7 “Bio-economy” panel; and is a member of the scientific steering committee of the “Integrated Land Ecosystem Atmosphere Process Study programme” (iLEAPS), a core-programme of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP).
Dr Loreto has published more than 170 papers on peer-reviewed international journals, with a H index = 58. Dr Loreto coordinates CNR participation to the Universal Exhibition of Milan (EXPO 2015) as science consultant of the Italian Pavilion and the Lombardy Region.