Silvia Fineschi

Degree in Forestry (University of Florence), thesis in forest botany. Further studies in Germany (Institute for Forest Genetics, University of Göttingen), United States (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs) and France (INRA Pierroton). Since 1984 CNR researcher, first at the Institute for AgroForestry in Porano, later (since 2003) at the Institute for Plant Protection in Florence. Group leader (Forest Genetics) at WSL, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research in Birmensdorf (1995-1997). Most of my work deals with Mediterranean trees, both widespread species (chestnut, deciduous and evergreen oaks) and species with narrow distribution (cypress, Oriental plane) or relic species (Zelkova sicula, Z. abelicea, Picconia azorica). Recently, my interest in understanding the ecological and functional role of plant emitted Volatile organic Compounds (VOCs), their interaction with the environment and relations to stress resistance.

Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2016 - The effect of light quality on growth, photosynthesis, leaf anatomy and volatile isoprenoids of a monoterpene-emitting herbaceous species (Solanum lycopersicum L.) and an isoprene-emitting tree (Platanus orientalis L.) - Arena C., Tsonev T., Doneva D., De Micco V., Michelozzi M., Brunetti C., Centritto M., Fineschi S., Velikova, V., Loreto F. - Environmental and experimental botany, 130: 122-132
  • 2016 - Do cytokinins, volatile isoprenoids and carotenoids synergically delay leaf senescence? - Dani K.G.S., Fineschi S., Michelozzi M., Loreto F. - Plant, Cell And Environment , 39: 1103-1111
  • 2015 - Biogenic volatile isoprenoid emission and levels of natural selection - Dani K.G.S., Fineschi S., Loreto F. - Journal of the Indian Institute of Science , 95:1-13
  • 2015 - Herbivory Increases Fruit Set in Silene latifolia: A Consequence of Induced Pollinator-Attracting Floral Volatiles? - Cozzolino S., Fineschi S., Litto M., Scopece G., Trunschke J., Schiestl F.P. - Journal Of Chemical Ecology , 41: 622-630
  • 2015 - Herbivory affects male and female reproductive success differently in dioecious Silene latifolia - Litto M., Scopece G., Fineschi S., Schiestl F.P., Cozzolino S. - Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata , 157: 60-67
  • 2015 - Reconciling functions and evolution of isoprene emission in higher plants - Loreto F., Fineschi S. - New Phytologist, 206:578-582
  • 2014 - Volatile isoprenoids and their importance for protection against environmental constraints in the Mediterranean area - Loreto F., Pollastri S., Fineschi S., Velikova V. - Environmental And Experimental Botany , 103:99-106
  • 2014 - RNA-Seq analysis of Quercus pubescens leaves: de novo transcriptome assembly, annotation and functional markers development - Torre S., Tattini M., Brunetti C., Fineschi S., Fini A., Ferrini F., Sebastiani F. - Plos One , 9(11):e112487
  • 2014 - Isoprenoid emission in hygrophyte and xerophyte European woody flora ecological and evolutionary implications - Loreto F., Bagnoli F., Calfapietra C., Cafasso D., De Lillis M., Filibeck G., Fineschi S., Guidolotti G., Sramkò G., Tokolyi J., Ricotta C. - Global Ecology And Biogeography , 23: 334-345
  • 2014 - Isoprene production in transgenic tobacco alters isoprenoid, non-structural carbohydrate and phenylpropanoid metabolism, and protects photosynthesis from drought stress - Tattini M., Velikova V., Vickers C., Brunetti C., Di Ferdinando M., Trivellini A., Fineschi S., Agati G., Ferrini F., Loreto F. - Plant Cell and Environment , 37:1950-1964
  • 2014 - High rates of gene flow by pollen and seed in oak populations across Europe - Gerber S., Chadoeuf J., Gugerli F., Lascoux M., Buiteveld J., Cottrell J., Dounavi A., Fineschi S., Forrest L.l., Fogelqvist J., Goicoechea P.G., Jensen J.S., Salvini D., Vendramin G.G., Kremer A. - Plos One , 9:e85130
  • 2010 - Phylogeography and conservation perspectives of an endangered macaronesian endemic: Picconia azorica (Tutin) Knobl. (Oleaceae) - Ferreira R.C., Piredda R., Bagnoli F., Bellarosa R., Attimonelli M., Fineschi S., Schirone B., Simeone M.C. - European Journal Of Forest Research, 130:181-195
  • 2009 - Is Cupressus sempervirens native in Italy? An answer from genetic and palaeobotanical data - Bagnoli F., Vendramin G.G., Buonamici A., Doulis A.G., Gonzàles Martinez S.C., La Porta N., Magri D., Raddi P., Sebastiani F., Fineschi S. - Molecular Ecology, 18:2276-2286
  • 2009 - One species, many terpenes: matching chemical and biological diversity - Loreto F., Bagnoli F., Fineschi S. - Trends in Plant Science , 14:416-420
  • 2008 - Natural hybridisation between Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. and Quercus pubescens Willd. within an Italian stand as revealed by microsatellite fingerprinting - Salvini D., Bruschi P., Fineschi S., Grossoni P., Kjaer Ed., Vendramin G.G. - Plant Biology , 11: 758-765