Cherubino Leonardi

Professore ordinario di Orticoltura e floricoltura [AGR/04]
Ufficio: Via Valdisavoia,5
Telefono: 095 4873308
Mobile: 3386570833
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Orario di ricevimento: Lunedì dalle 10:00 alle 12:00

Cherubino Leonardi, PhD

Full professor in Horticulture

Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment

Catania University


General information

- Got the PhD on 1994;

- Carried out study and research stages at the "Station de Bioclimatologie" Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Avignon (France). (1992, 1997, 1998);

- Supervised personally or as a member of the organizing committee the implementation of meetings and national and international conferences.

- Was evaluator of research projects and international referee of papers published in international and national journals.

- Was project coordinator or research unit responsible of national and international research projects.;

- As a lecturer or professor from 1997 till now he held the following courses: - Vegetable crops, - Protected cultivations, - Quality of vegetable produces, Flower crops, Green area, etc.

- Lecturer in international masters and invited speaker in several international congresses.

- Cooperated with the FAO: organizing technical tours for international delegations; as Technical Consultant; as member of the FAO Regional Working Group on "Greenhouse Crop Production in the Mediterranean Region”.

- Is author of more than 170 publications; 80 publications are listed on the database Scopus dell'Elsevier. The 'H Index is 18 and the citations are more than 1700.

Current and past academic responsibilities

- Member of the SOI, ISHS and SIA.

- Deputy head of the Department of Agricultural and Food Production Sciences (DISPA) of the University of Catania.

- President of the Scientific Committee of the Consortium I.TE.S. (Technological Innovation of greenhouses) - Palermo;

- President of the Technological district Agrobiopesca – Palermo, Italy.

- Coordinator of the International PhD course in: Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science (Catania University);

Key areas of research:

Sustainability of production processes; quality of the product; improvement of production systems for the qualification of production and to minimize the environmental impact.

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