Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy


Riccardo Valentini
Alessio Collalti
Monia Santini
Alessandra Lucia Zollo
Sandro Fiore

External Personnel


The Foundation Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) is a non-profit research institution established in 2005, with the financial support of the Ministries of: the Education, University and Research (MIUR), the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea (MATT), the Agricultural and Forestry Policies (MIPAF) and the Finance (MEF), thanks to funding from the Integrative Special Research Fund (FISR), within the National strategic Programme for Research.
CMCC’s Mission is to investigate and model the climate system and its interactions with society and the environment to guarantee reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific results to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and to develop science driven adaptation and mitigation policies in a changing climate.
The CMCC research network has offices in Lecce, Bologna, Capua, Milan, Sassari, Venice, and Viterbo. These jointly investigate multidisciplinary topics related to climate change science and research.

Role in the Project

Besides Work Packages (WP) on Project Management and Communication, CMCC will participate in WP 3, 8 through:
(WP3) Olive tree high-frequency eco-physiological monitoring (sap flow velocity, stem temperature, radial growth, light transmission through the canopy) and data analysis via statistical and mathematical approaches to investigate the relationships between tree biological parameters and both biotic and abiotic stresses, isolated and combined.
(WP3) Olive tree physical based modelling, supported by monitoring, for improved representation of olive tree growth and biogeochemical cycles, so to allow predictions of tree vulnerability under abiotic and biotic stresses, especially in the context of climate change.
(WP8) Climate projections and analysis, through downscaled and bias-corrected simulation data and derived indices, to support species distribution modelling of Xf across the project area