Bartolomeo DICHIO

Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures: Architecture, Environment, Cultural Heritage University of Basilicata.

Born in Montescaglioso (Italy) on 10th of February 1967, he obtained his 1st degree in Agricultural Science at the University of Basilicata (Italy) in 1991. Three years later in 1994 he received his PhD in “Plant Productivity”. Since 1995 he has worked as a scientist in the Pomology Section, Department of Crop Production at the University of Basilicata, where in 2004 he obtained the appointment of Associate Professor in Pomology. From September 2000 to May 2001 (8 months) he worked with plant physiologists at HortResearch, Palmerston North, New Zealand. In 2006 he work for 2 months at Hortresearch institute in Te Puke, New zealand From 2007 to June 2016 Associated professor in General Arboriculture and Tree Crops (AGR/03); develop his teaching and research activity by the Department of Crop, Forestry and Environmental Science (DIPSISTEMI) of the Faculty of Agronomy at Università degli Studi della Basilicata. Since July 2012 he worked at the Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures: Architecture, Environment and Cultural Heritages (DiCEM) of Università degli Studi della Basilicata. In the 2013 he obtained eligibility for an Full Professorship in Pomology. From 2017 he is Full professor in General Arboriculture and Tree Crops (AGR/03) ; Research Interests & Activities 1) Study of the ecophysiological mechanisms of the plants and development of sustainable management practices: canopy and soil management, plant fertilization methods, nutrient uptake and fruit quality 2) Water relations and irrigation management in fruit crop: optimization of plant water use efficiency, strategy of water deficit irrigation, irrigation scheduling and implementation of tools for supporting the irrigation decision, relation between irrigation volume and nutrient movement in the soil, fruit quality in relation to water transpiration flux. Reuse of waste water in fruit crop 3) Study of mechanisms involved in the physiological responses of fruit trees to water deficit. Evaluation of water-use efficiency in different species and their ability to exploit the soil-water resource. Water transport in plants and key characteristics of their water-conducting systems 4) Analysis of water and carbon footprints of crop products, sustainability, innovative orchard management focused to reduce external input and re-use resources (Environmental friendly and Lowenergy practices).

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