1988: graduated with full marks in Forestry Sciences at the University of Padova.
1992: researcher in the scientific discipline AGR/12 (“Plant pathology”).
2005: associate professor in the same discipline. Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (LEAF/TeSAF).
2017: qualified for Full professorship.
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Padova: “Forest pathology and wood alterations”.
Taxonomy: description of new mycorrhizal species associated with the health of forest species.
Diagnostics: ectomycorrhizal communities as biological indicators of the health status of trees; molecular protocols
for diagnostics; description of new diseases of ornamental and forest plants.
Host-parasite relationships: infection and colonization pathways.
Diseases control: biological, physical and chemical control in agricultural, forest and ornamental plants. Biological
and chemical endotherapy. Development of low impact endotherapy instruments.
Ecophysiology: enzymatic functionality in ectomycorrhizal species associated with forest decline; intraspecific