Claudio Zaccone is Academic Researcher (Assistant Professor with tenure) in Agricultural Chemistry at the Department of the Sciences of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Foggia, Italy, since December 2008.
From 1st June 2013 to 31st May 2014, he joined the Department of Renewable Resources, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta (Canada), as Academic Research Associate.
His main research interests include: i) the molecular and functional characterization of fresh and humified organic matter in soils and sediments, ii) the interactions between humic substances and organic/inorganic pollutants, iii) the geochemistry of trace elements, radionuclides and organic pollutants: utilization of ombrotrophic profiles as archives of their atmospheric depositions during centuries (natural vs. anthropogenic sources), iv) the evolution of organic matter in soils and sediments in relation to climate changes (sinks or sources of C?), and v) biomass utilization in agriculture.
He is the author or co-author of several publications on these topics published in national and international journals and conference proceedings, and reviewer for several ISI-JCR journals. He is also member of the Editorial Board of Geoderma (Elsevier), Journal of Soils and Sediments (Springer), Heliyon (Elsevier), Soil (Copernicus Publications), Cogent Food & Agriculture (Taylor & Francis), and Journal of Chemistry (Hindawi).
He is member of the following scientific societies: International Humic Substances Society (IHSS), International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), European Geosciences Union (EGU), Italian Society of Soil Sciences (SISS), and Italian Society of Agricultural Chemistry (SICA). He is also Science Officer of the Soil System Sciences Division of the EGU, Web Officer of the IHSS, and Treasurer of the SISS.
He has been awarded by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) with the Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the Soil System Sciences Division for the year 2012.