Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Giuseppe Garfì

Role: Researcher
Section: Researchers and Technologists
Division: Palermo
Tel: (39) 091-6574578
E-mail: giuseppe.garfi@ibbr.cnr.it

Curriculum vitae

Name: Giuseppe Garfì

Address: Institute of Biosciences and BioResources, Division of Palermo, National Research Council, - Corso Calatafimi, 414 - 90134 Palermo, Italy

Tel: ++39 091 6574578, Fax: ++39 091 423424
E-mail: giuseppe.garfi@ibbr.cnr.it


December 2001 to present: Permanent position as Researcher at the Institute of Biosciences and BioResources - Division of Palermo (from August 2005 to present) and at the Institute for Agricultural and Forest Systems in the Mediterranean - Division of Cosenza (from December 2001 to August 2005).

Project Responsibility

2011-2016 - Scientific Responsible Project LIFE10 NAT/IT/000237: Zelkov@zione “Urgent actions to rescue Zelkova sicula from extinction”.

2013-2015 - Coordinator and Scientific Responsible Project PSR-Regione Siciliana - Misura 214/2°: “Recupero, conservazione e valorizzazione del germoplasma di vitigni minori (Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera) e vite selvatica (Vitis vinifera ssp. sylvestris) in Sicilia”.

2012-2013 - Scientific Responsible Project Institut Klorane, Fondation d’Entreprise pour la Protection et la Bonne Utilisation du Patrimoine Végétal (Laboratoires Pierre Fabre), Castres (France): “Sauvegarde des populations de Calendula maritima Guss., espèce menacée de la flore sicilienne”.

2002-2004 - Coordinator and Scientific Responsible Project P.O.N. Ricerca Scientifica, Sviluppo Tecnologico, Alta Formazione 2000-2006 - Mis. III.1 - Progetto n. 1131/321. High Training Course on “Esperti in Monitoraggio delle Risorse Forestali ai fini dell’attenuazione del Rischio Ambientale (MoRiFoA)”.


1998-2000: Postdoc fellowship, Department TeSAF, University of Padova.

March 1997: PhD in Biology of Populations and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University of Aix-Marseille III (France)

April 1988: Professional abilitation in Forestry.

January 1988: Master Degree (Laurea) in Forest Sciences at the University of Florence.


March 2003-May 2003 - Attendance to the course: “Spatial analysis of Environmental data - Statistic 2”. Programme of CNR Personnel Training, CNR-IRPI di Rende (CS).

June 2002-July 2002 - Attendance to the course: “Introduction to GIS ArcINFO”. Programme of CNR Personnel Training, CNR-IRPI di Rende (CS).

June 2000 - Attendance to the course: “Introduction to GIS ArcView 3.2”. INTEA s.r.l. Palermo.

December 1999 - Attendance to the short course: “Forestry and Wood arboriculture”, Project POM 1994-1999, MARBOLEG cod. A29. Villagrazia di Carini (PA).

March 1998 - Attendance to the “Workshop of Dendroecology”. Institut Méditerranéen d’Ecologie et de Paléoécologie, l’Université Aix-Marseille III (France).

August 1995 - Attendance to the “10th Fieldweek of Dendrochronology”. Centro di Ecologia Alpina di Monte Bondone (TN).

October 1994 - One month visiting at the University of Evora (Portugal) in the framework of young scientists exchange agreement between the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-Italy) and the Junta Nacional de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (JNICT - Portugal). Project “Ecology, exploitation and management of Quercus suber forests in Gallura (Italy) and Alentejo (Portugal)”.

Teaching activity

October 2014 - Invited lecturer in the framework of the biogeography courses at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) on the topic: “Conservation biogeography of the Mediterranean Islands”

March 2010 - May 2010 - Course of Silviculture and Arboriculture, module “Dendrology”, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Palermo

March 1998 - May 2000 - Course of Forest Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Palermo

Academic appointments and activities

2006 to present - Member of the Mediterranean Islands Plant Specialist Group of SSC-IUCN

2010 - Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference: “La Gestion et la Conservation de la Biodiversité Continentale dans le Bassin Méditerranéen”. Tlemcen (Algérie), 11- 13 octobre 2010.

2001 - Member of the organising committee of the IUFRO International Conference “Collecting and Analyzing Information for Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Monitoring with Special Reference to Mediterranean Ecosystems”. Palermo, 4-7 December 2001.

Other work experience

2003: Independent Scientific Consultant within the Project POR Sicilia 2000-2006 - Misura 1.09, “Interventi di ripristino della funzionalità ecosistemica per la riduzione del rischio di desertificazione, l’incremento della biodiversità e la conservazione della popolazione endemica di Zelkova sicula, nel Bosco Pisano di proprietà del Comune di Buccheri”.

2000-2001: Independent contractor (co.co.co.) within the Project LIFE 99NAT/IT006279 “Verifica della Rete NATURA 2000 in Italia e modelli di gestione” at the Italian Academy of Forest Sciences.

1992-1993: Independent contractor (co.co.co.) within the Project “Nuovo Piano di Gestione Multicriteriale della Foresta di Vallombrosa (FI)” at the Institute of Forest Management and Technology, University of Florence.

Research Interest

  • Conservation biology and ecology
  • Forest dynamics and human impact
  • Intra- and inter-specific interactions of forest species
  • Response of forest species to biotic and abiotic stress
  • Impact of forest management on water balance
  • Indicators of sustainable forest management
  • Forest management in Protected Areas and Nature 2000 site

Selected Publications
(full list available at CNR People)

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