Elena Paoletti is Research Director at IPSP-CNR in Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy. She is a plant ecophysiologist and works in particular with the impacts of air pollution and climate change on plant ecosystems. She coordinates the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) Research Group 7.01.00 “Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change on Forest Ecosystems”, is Vice President of SISEF (Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Forest Institute (EFI), invited professor in Japan and Chin, invited speaker or chairperson at several scientific meetings, she was member of the organizing/scientific committee of 45 meetings. Reviewer of project proposals, job positions, scientific organisations, journal manuscripts and reports, she is member of the Editorial Board of the journal Forest@, and associate editor of iForest, Helyion and Science of the Total Environment. Principal investigator in 18 scientific projects, she is at present coordinating the LIFE15 project entitled MOTTLES ‘MOnitoring ozone injury for seTTing new critical LEvelS’ (2016-2020). She is author of around 200 papers, of which 145 are issued in Scopus with 33 as h-index (Google Scholar).