The “Dipartimento delle Culture Europee e del Mediterraneo: Architettura, Ambiente, Patrimoni Colturali (DiCEM) of the University of Basilicata in Italy, is a research institution with activities covering plant physiology, ecology, landscaping and production of agricultural crops, environmental resources conservation. Research activities take place at field and laboratories.
About 40 scientists are involved in research and teaching activity dealing with: fruit growing and viticulture, soil chemistry, vegetable crop and ornamental plants, urban and agroecosystems.
The DICEM has qualified expertise in:
Soil erosion processes related to system management: tillage, cover crops and organic carbon recycling in olive orchard;
water and carbon balance of olive orchard systems;
CO2 soil emissions measurements and NPP-NEP assessment;
soil organic matter characterisation and management related to the use of pruning material and cover crops in olive orchard;
soil quality evaluation and conservation;
DICEM team has a sound research experience in the relationships existing between soil and plant nutrition, water management, sustainable agricultural techniques, and physiology of tree crops (in particular, olive tree). Furthermore, it has a long experience in managing European and National projects and has a wide expertise in organization and coordination.
The LIFE CLIMATREE project is co-financed by the European Commission in the framework of the Programme LIFE Climate Change Mitigation.
The LIFE CLIMATREE project is co-funded by the Green Fund of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy.