Elena Paoletti


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).

Projects

Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2018 - Sensitivity of stomatal conductance to soil moisture: Implications for tropospheric ozone - Anav A., Proietti C., Menut L., Carnicelli S., De Marco A., Paoletti E. - Atmospheric chemistry and physics, 18: 5747-5763
  • 2018 - The role of plant phenology in stomatal ozone flux modeling - Anav A., Liu Q., De Marco A., Proietti C., Savi F., Paoletti E., Piao S. - Global Change Biology , 24: 235-248
  • 2017 - Projected global ground-level ozone impacts on vegetation under different emission and climate scenarios - Sicard P., Anav A., De Marco A., Paoletti E. - Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics , 17: 12177-12197
  • 2017 - Epidemiological analysis of ozone and nitrogen impacts on vegetation – Critical evaluation and recommendations - Braun S., Achermann B., De Marco A., Pleijel H., Karlsson P.E., Rihm B., Schindler C., Paoletti E. - Science Of The Total Environment , 603: 785-792
  • 2017 - Five-year volume growth of European beech does not respond to ozone pollution in Italy - Paoletti E., De Marco A., Anav A., Gasparini P., Pompei E. - Environmental Science And Pollution Research International ,
  • 2017 - Testing a ratio of photosynthesis to O uptake as an index for assessing O-induced foliar visible injury in poplar trees - Hoshika Y., Carrari E., Zhang L., Carriero G., Pignatelli S., Fasano G., Materassi A., Paoletti E. - Environmental science and pollution research international,
  • 2017 - Stomatal conductance models for ozone risk assessment at canopy level in two Mediterranean evergreen forests - Hoshika Y., Fares S., Savi F., Gruening C., Goded I., De Marco A., Sicard P., Paoletti E. - Agricultural And Forest Meteorology , 234: 212-221
  • 2017 - A new-generation 3D ozone FACE (Free Air Controlled Exposure) - Paoletti E., Materassi A., Fasano G., Hoshika Y., Carriero G., Silaghi D., Badea O. - Science of the total environment, 575: 1407-1414
  • 2017 - Ozone exposure affects tree defoliation in a continental climate - De Marco A., Vitale M., Popa I., Anav A., Badea O., Silaghi D., Leca S., Screpanti A., Paoletti E. - Science Of The Total Environment , 596: 369-404
  • 2017 - Ecological impacts of atmospheric pollution and interactions with climate change in terrestrial ecosystems of the Mediterranean Basin: Current research and future directions - Ochoa-Hueso R., Munzi S., Alonso R., Arroniz-Crespo M., Avila A., Bermejo V., Bobbink R., Branquinho C., Concostrina-Zubiri L., Cruz C., Cruz de Carvalho R., De Marco A., Dias T., Elustondo D., Elvira S., Estebanez B., Fusaro L., Gerosa G., Izquieta-Rojano S., Lo Cascio M., Marzuoli R., Matos P., Mereu S., Merino J., Morillas L., Nunes A., Paoletti E., Paoli L., Pinho P., Rogers I.B., Santos A., Sicard P., Stevens C.J., Theobald M.R. - Environmental Pollution , 227: 194-206
  • 2016 - Functional traits of urban trees: air pollution mitigation potential - Grote R, Samson R, Alonso R, Amorim Jh, Cariñanos P, Churkina G, Fares S, Le Thiec D, Lo Niinemets Ü, Mikkelsen Tn, Paoletti E, Tiwary A, Calfapietra C. - Frontiers in ecology and the environment,
  • 2016 - Air pollution removal by green infrastructures and urban forests in the city of Florence - Bottalico F., Chirici G., Giannetti F., De Marco A., Nocentini S., Paoletti E.,Salbitano F., Sanesi G., Serenelli C., Travaglini D. - Agriculture and agriculture science procedia, 8: 243-251
  • 2016 - An epidemiological assessment of stomatal ozone flux-based critical levels for visible ozone injury in Southern European forests - Sicard P., De Marco A., Dalstein-Richier L., Tagliaferro F., Renou C., Paoletti E. - Science Of The Total Environment , 541: 729-741
  • 2016 - Assessing the bibliometric productivity of forest scientists in Italy - Giannetti F , Chirici G., Paoletti E., Borghetti M., Corona P., Bucci G. - Annals of Silvicultural Research, 19-30
  • 2016 - BVOC responses to realistic nitrogen fertilization and ozone exposure in silver birch - Carriero G., Brunetti C., Fares S., Hayes F., Hoshika Y., Mills G., Tattini M., Paoletti E. - Environmental Pollution , 213: 988-995
  • 2015 - Impacts of soil moisture on de novo monoterpene emissions from European beech, Holm oak, Scots pine, and Norway spruce - Wu C., Pullinen I., Andres S., Carriero G., Fares S., Goldbach H., Hacker L., Kasal T., Kiendler-Scharr A., Kleist E., Paoletti E., Wahner A., Wildt J., Mentel Th.F. - Biogeosciences, 12: 177-191
  • 2015 - Bidirectional flux of Methyl Vinyl Ketone and Methacrolein in trees with different isoprenoid emission under realistic ambient concentrations - Fares S., Paoletti E., Loreto F., Brilli F. - Environmental science & technology, 49: 7735-7742
  • 2015 - Ozone-induced stomatal sluggishness changes carbon and water balance of temperate deciduous forests - Hoshika Y., Katata G., Deushi M., Watanabe M., Koike T., Paoletti E. - Nature Scientific Reports, 5:9871
  • 2014 - Mycorrhizal status of an ozone-sensitive poplar clone treated with the antiozonant ethylene diurea - Katanic M., Paoletti E., Orlovic S., Grebenc T., Kraigher H. - European Journal Of Forest Research , 133: 735-743
  • 2014 - Simultaneous measurements of above and below canopy ozone fluxes help partitioning ozone deposition between its various sinks in a Mediterranean Oak Forest - Fares S., Savi F., Muller J., Matteucci G., Paoletti E. - Agricultural And Forest Meteorology , 198: 181-191
  • 2014 - Biological reactions of forest to climate change and air pollution - Augustaitis A., Bytnerowicz A., Paoletti E. - Environmental Pollution , 184: 657-658
  • 2014 - Determinants of stomatal sluggishness in ozone-exposed deciduous tree species - Hoshika Y., Carriero G., Feng Z., Zhang Y., Paoletti E. - Science Of The Total Environment , 481:453-458
  • 2014 - Latest Achievements on Climate Change and Forest Interactions in a Polluted Environment - Carriero G., Tuovinen J-P, Clarke N., Matteucci G., Matyssek R., Wieser G., Mikkelsen T.N., Fischer R., Cudlin P., Serengil Y., Boscaleri F., Calfapietra C., Feng Z., Paoletti E. - Open Journal Of Forestry , 4: 197-207
  • 2014 - Discussion on the new functions for estimating AOT40 from passive sampling - De Marco A., Vitale M., Kilic U., Serengil Y., Paoletti E. - Atmospheric Environment , 98:704-706
  • 2014 - New functions for estimating AOT40 from ozone passive sampling - De Marco A., Vitale M., Kilic U., Serengil Y., Paoletti E. - Atmospheric Environment , 95: 82-88
  • 2014 - Ozone levels in European and USA cities are increasing more than at rural sites, while peak values are decreasing - Paoletti E., De Marco A., Beddows D.C.S., Harrison R.M., Manning W.J. - Environmental Pollution , 192: 295-299
  • 2013 - Physiological and biochemical responses of Quercus pubescens to air warming and drought on acidic and calcareous soils - Contran N., Gunthardt-Goerg M.S., Kuster T.M., Cerana R., Crosti P., Paoletti E. - Plant Biology , 15:157-68
  • 2013 - Both Ozone Exposure And Soil Water Stress Are Able To Induce Stomatal Sluggishness - Hoshika Y., Omasa K., Paoletti E. - Environmental And Experimental Botany , 88:19-23
  • 2013 - Towards the integration of research and monitoring at forest ecosystems in Europe - Danielewska A., Paoletti E., Clarke N., Olejnik J., Urbaniak M., Baran M., Siedlecki P., Hansen K., Lundin L., De Vries W., Mikkelsen T.N., Dillen S., Fischer R. - , 22:535-545
  • 2013 - Tropospheric Ozone Reduces Carbon Assimilation In Trees: Estimates From Analysis Of Continuous Flux Measurements - Fares S., Vargas R., Detto M., Goldstein A.h., Karlik J., Paoletti E., Vitale M. - Global Change Biology , 19:2427-2443
  • 2013 - Decrease in surface ozone concentrations at Mediterranean remote sites and increase in the cities - Sicard P., De Marco A., Troussier F., Renou C., Vas N., Paoletti E. - Atmospheric Environment , 79:705-715
  • 2013 - Effects of a three-year exposure to ambient ozone on biomass allocation in poplar using ethylenediurea - Hoshika Y., Pecori F., Conese I., Bardelli T., Marchi E.,manning W.J., Badea O., Paoletti E. - Environmental Pollution , 180:299-303
  • 2012 - Whole-tree water use efficiency is decreased by ambient ozone and not affected by O3-induced stomatal sluggishness - Hoshika Y., Omasa K., Paoletti E. - Plos One , 77:e39270
  • 2012 - Forests under climate change and air pollution: Gaps in understanding and future directions for research - Matyssek R., Wieser G., Calfapietra C., De Vries W., Dizengremel P., Ernst D., Jolivet Y., Mikkelsen T.n., Mohren G.m.j., Le Thiec D., Tuovinen J.p.,weatherall E., Paoletti E. - Environmental Pollution , 160:57-65
  • 2012 - Ozone, climate change and forests - Paoletti E. - Environmental Pollution , 169:249-249
  • 2012 - Parameterization of Zelkova serrata stomatal conductance model to estimate stomatal ozone uptake in Japan - Hoshika Y., Paoletti E., Omasa K. - Atmospheric Environment , 55:271-278
  • 2011 - Adaptation of forest ecosystems to air pollution and climate change - Paoletti E., Serengil Y. - Environmental Pollution (1987), 159: 1023-1075
  • 2011 - Research, monitoring and modelling in the study of climate change and air pollution impacts on forest ecosystems - Paoletti E., Tuovinen J.P., Clarke N., Matteucci G., Matyssek R., Wieser G., Fischer R., Cudlin P., Potocic N. (eds) - Iforest , 4: 160-161
  • 2011 - Ozone flux over a Norway spruce forest and correlation with net ecosystem production - Zapletal M., Cudlín P. , Chroust P., Urban O., Pokorný R., Edwards-Jonásová M., Czerný R., Janous D., Taufarová K., Vecera Z., Mikuska P., Paoletti E. - Environmental Pollution (1987), 159: 1024-1034
  • 2011 - Ethylenediurea (EDU): a research tool for assessment and verification of the effects of ground level ozone on plants under natural conditions - Manning W.J., Paoletti E., Sandermann Jr H., Ernst D. - Environmental Pollution (1987), 159: 3283-3293
  • 2011 - Climate Changes And Forests - Liberato M.L.R., Paoletti E., Dacamara C.C. - Forest Ecology And Management , 262: VII-IX
  • 2011 - Availability, accessibility, quality and comparability of monitoring data for European forests for use in air pollution and climate change science - Clarke N., Fischer R., De Vries W., Lundin L., Papale D., Vesala T., Merilä P., Matteucci G., Mirtl M., Simpson D., Paoletti E. - Iforest (Viterbo), 4: 162-166
  • 2011 - Air quality impact of an urban park over time - Paoletti E., Bardelli T., Giovannini G., Pecchioli L. - Urban Environmental Pollution , 4: 10-16
  • 2011 - Towards a transnational system of supersites for forest monitoring and research in Europe – an overview on present state and future recommendations - Fischer R., Aas W., De Vries W., Clarke N., Cudlin P., Leaver D., Lundin L., Matteucci G., Matyssek R., Mikkelsen T.N., Mirtl M., Öztürk Y., Papale D., Potocic N., Simpson D., Tuovinen J.P., Vesala T., Wieser G., Paoletti E. - Iforest , 4: 167-171
  • 2011 - Adaptation of forest ecosystems to air pollution and climate change: a global assessment on research priorities - Serengil Y., Augustaitis A., Bytnerowicz A., Grulke N., Kozovitz A.r., Matyssek R., Müller-Starck G., Schaub M., Wieser G., Coskun A.A., Paoletti E. - Iforest , 4: 44-48
  • 2011 - Soil drench of ethylenediurea (EDU) protects sensitive trees from ozone injury - Paoletti E., Manning W.J., Ferrara A.M., Tagliaferro F. - Iforest , 4: 66-68
  • 2011 - Forests in a Changing World - Liberato M.L.R., Paoletti E., Dacamara C.C. - Forest Ecology And Management , 1895: 1938
  • 2010 - Testing Nerium oleander as a biomonitoring species for surfactant polluted marine aerosol - Gonthier P., Nicolotti G., Rettori A., Paoletti E., Gullino M.L. - International Journal Of Environmental Health Research, 4:1-10
  • 2010 - Metrics: include refereeing as part of performance rating - Moreno P.C., Paoletti E. - Nature, 466:179-179
  • 2010 - Geostatistics as a validation tool for setting ozone standards for durum wheat - De Marco A., Screpanti A., Paoletti E. - Environmental Pollution, 158:536-542
  • 2010 - Advances of air pollution science: from forest decline to multiple-stress effects on forest ecosystem services - Paoletti E., Schaub M., Matyssek R., Wieser G., Augustaitis A., Bastrup-Birk A.M., Bytnerowicz A., Günthardt-Goerg M.S., Müller-starck G., Serengil Y. - Environmental Pollution, 158:1986-1989
  • 2010 - Ozone exposure and stomatal sluggishness in different plant physiognomic classes - Paoletti E., Grulke N.E - Environmental Pollution, 158:2664-2671
  • 2010 - Erratum to structural and physiological responses to ozone in Manna ash (Fraxinus ornus L.) leaves in seedlings and mature trees under controlled and ambient conditions - Paoletti E., Contran N., Bernasconi P., Gunthardt-Goerg M.S., Vollenweider P. - Science Of The Total Environment , 408:2014-2024
  • 2009 - Structural and physiological responses to ozone in Manna ash (Fraxinus ornus L.) leaves of seedlings and mature trees under controlled and ambient conditions - Paoletti E., Contran N., Bernasconi P., Gundthardt-goerg M.s., Wollenweider P. - Science of the Total Environment , 407:1631-1643
  • 2009 - Deciduous shrubs for ozone bioindication: Hibiscus syriacus as an example - Paoletti E., Ferrara A.M., Calatayud V., Cerverò J., Giannetti F., Sanz M.J., Manning W.J. - Environmental Pollution, 157:865-870
  • 2009 - Use of the antiozonant ethylenediurea (EDU) in Italy: verification of the effects of ambient ozone on crop plants and trees and investigation of EDU’s mode of action - Paoletti E., Contran N., Manning W.J, Ferrara A.M. - Environmental Pollution, 157:1453-1460
  • 2009 - Ozone and Mediterranean ecology: plants, people, problems - Paoletti E. (ed.) - Environmental Pollution, 157:1397-1525
  • 2009 - Ozone sensitivity and ethylenediurea protection in ash trees assessed by JIP chlorophyll a fluorescence transient analysis - Contran N., Paoletti E., Manning W.J., Tagliaferro F. - Photosynthetica, 47:68-78
  • 2009 - Why and how terrestrial plants exchange gases with air - Cieslik S., Paoletti E., Omasa K. - Plant Biology, 11:24-34
  • 2009 - Silviculture and forest protection: results and prospects from third Italian National Congress of Silviculture - Battisti A., Paoletti E., Ragazzi A. - Forest , 6:66-74
  • 2009 - Atmospheric composition change: ecosystems-atmosphere interactions - Fowler D., Pilegaard K., Sutton M.A., Ambus P., Raivonen M., Duyzer J., Simpson D., Fagerli H., Fuzzi S., Schjoerring J.K., Granier C., Neftel A., Isaksen I.S.A., Laj P., Maione M., Monks P.S., Burkhardt J., Daemmgen U., Neirynck J., Personne E., Wichink-Kruit R., Butterbach-Bahl, Flechard C., Tuovinen J.P., Coyle M., Gerosa G., Loubet B., Altimir N., Gruenhage L., Ammann C., Cieslik S., Paoletti E., Mikkelsen T.N., Ro-Poulsen H., Cellier P., Cape J.N., Horváth L., Loreto F., Niinemets U., Palmer P.I., Rinne J., Misztal P., Nemitz E., Nilsson D., Pryor S., Gallagher M.W., Vesala T., Skiba U., Brüggemann N., Zechmeister-Boltenstern S., Williams J., O'dowd C., Facchini M.C., De Leeuw G., Flossman A., Chaumerliac N., Erisman J.W. - Atmospheric Environment, 43:5193-5267
  • 2009 - Ozone and urban forests in Italy - Paoletti E. - Environmental Pollution, 157:1506-1512
  • 2008 - Upscaling ozone flux in forests from leaf to landscape - Wieser G., Matyssek R., Then C., Cieslik S., Paoletti E., Ceulemans R. - Italian Journal Of Agronomy , 1: 35-41
  • 2008 - Introduction: Forests under anthropogenic pressure – Effects of air pollution, climate change and urban development - Bytnerowicz A., Arbaugh M., Fenn M., Gimeno B.S., Paoletti E. - Environmental Pollution , 155: 389-390
  • 2008 - Scienza e politica devono collaborare per affrontare l’impatto dell’ozono sulla vegetazione - Paoletti E., Ballarin Denti A., Cieslik S., De Marco A., Licini F., Manes F., Penna M., Tagliaferro F. - Forest , 5: 273-279
  • 2008 - Moving toward effective ozone flux assessment - Paoletti E., Ranieri A., Lauteri M. - Environmental Pollution , 156: 16-19
  • 2008 - Protection of ash (Fraxinus excelsior) trees from ozone injury by ethylenediurea (EDU): roles of biochemical changes and decreased stomatal conductance in enhancement of growth - Paoletti E., Contran N., Manning W.J., Castagna A., Ranieri A., Tagliaferro F. - Environmental Pollution , 155: 464-472
  • 2008 - Could the differences in O3 sensitivity between two poplar clones be related to a difference in antioxidant defense and secondary metabolic response to O3 influx? - Di Baccio D., Castagna A., Paoletti E., Sebastiani L., Ranieri A. - Tree Physiology , 28: 1761-1772