PhD student in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology at the Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Ecosystem Services, my research activity is focused on the analysis of regulating ecosystem services in urban areas, such as air pollution removal and carbon sequestration, which are quantitatively and spatially assessed. Through a remote sensing and GIS approach, various vegetation properties such as biodiversity, and functional and structural traits are analyzed, in order to model ecosystem processes.
Fusaro, L., Salvatori, E., Mereu, S., Marando, F., Scassellati, E., Abbate, G., Manes, F., 2015. Urban and peri-urban forests in the metropolitan area of Rome: Ecophysiological response of Quercus ilex L. in two green infrastructures in an ecosystem services perspective. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 14(4), 1147-1156.
Manes F., Marando F., Capotorti G., Blasi C., Salvatori E., Fusaro L., Ciancarella L., Mircea M., Marchetti M., Chirici G., Munafò M., 2016. Regulating Ecosystem Services of forests in ten Italian Metropolitan Cities: Air quality improvement by PM10 and O3 removal. Ecological Indicators, 67, 425-440
Marando, F., Salvatori, E., Fusaro, L., Manes, F., 2016. Removal of PM10 by Forests as a Nature-Based Solution for Air Quality Improvement in the Metropolitan City of Rome. Forests, 7(7), 150.
Fusaro, L., Marando, F., Sebastiani, A., Capotorti, G., Blasi, C., Copiz, R., ... & Manes, F., 2017. Mapping and Assessment of PM10 and O3 Removal by Woody Vegetation at Urban and Regional Level. Remote Sensing, 9(8), 791.
Blasi C., Capotorti G., Alos Orti M. M., Anzellotti I., Attorre F., Azzella M. M., Carli E., Copiz R., Garfi V., Manes F., Marando F., Marchetti M., Mollo B., Zavattero L., 2017. Ecosystem mapping for the implementation of the European Biodiversity Strategy at the national level: The case of Italy. Environmental Science & Policy 78, 173-184.