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Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration/Biomasses Recycling

Development of sustainable and innovative methods for  SOM managenemnet and for Soil Organic carbon sequestration in agricultural soils.

Activity start 1996
Publications - Spaccini R., Piccolo A., Haberhauer G, Gerzabek M.H. “Transformation of organic matter from maize residues into labile and humic fractions of three European soils as revealed by 13C distribution and CPMAS-NMR spectra” European Journal of Soil Science. 51: 583-594 (2000)  Q1;
- Spaccini R., Piccolo A., Conte P., Haberhauer G., Gerzabek M.H. “Increased soil organic carbon sequestration through hydrophobic protection by humic substances”. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34: 1839-1851 (2002 ) Q1
- Piccolo A., Spaccini R., Nieder R. and Richter J. “Sequestration of a biologically labile organic carbon in soils by humified organic matter”. Climatic Change 67: 329-343 (2004)   Q1
- Spaccini, R.;  Piccolo, A. Molecular Characterization of Compost at Increasing Stages of Maturity. 2. Thermochemolysis-GC-MS and 13C-CPMAS-NMR Spectroscopy. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 55, 2303-2311 (2007) Q1
- Spaccini R., Piccolo A. “Molecular characteristics of humic acids extracted from compost at increasing maturity stages” Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 41, 1164-1172 (2009) Q1
- Zhou P., Pan G.X., Spaccini R., Piccolo A. “Molecular changes in particulate organic matter (POM) in a typical Chinese paddy soil under different long-term fertilizer treatments” European Journal of Soil Science  61,  231-242 (2010)
- Piccolo A., Spaccini R., Nebbioso A., Mazzei P. “Carbon Sequestration in Soil by in Situ Catalyzed Photo-Oxidative Polymerization of Soil Organic Matter” Environmental Science & Technology 45, 6697-6702 (2011)    Q1
- Spaccini R., Piccolo A. Carbon sequestration in soils by hydrophobic protection and In Situ Catalyzed Photo-Polymerization of Soil Organic Matter (SOM): Chemical and Physical–Chemical Aspects of SOM in Field Plots In: Carbon sequestration in agricultural soils - A Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative Methods, Piccolo, A. Ed.;  Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2012; pp. 61-106   Capitolo di libro
- Spaccini R., Mazzei P., Squartini A.,Giannattasio M., Piccolo A. “Molecular properties of a fermented manure preparation used as field spray in biodynamic agriculture” Environmental Science and Pollution Research 19: 4214-4225  (2013) Q1
- Song X.Y., Spaccini R., Pan G., Piccolo A. Stabilization by hydrophobic protection as a molecular mechanism for organic carbon sequestration in maize-amended rice paddy soils. The Science of The Total Environment  (2013) 458-460: 319-330  Q1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Permanent staff Dr. R. Spaccini (AGR/13),  Prof. A.Piccolo (AGR/13), Dr. F.Sannino (AGR/13), Dr. P. Mazzei (tecnico laureato/D1)
Temporary or external staff Dr. Vincenza Cozzolino, Daniele Todisco, Giovanni Vinci, Hiarhi Monda
Collaborations  
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Projects - Coordinazione nazionale Progetto FISR “MESCOSAGR Metodi sostenibili per il sequestro del carbonio organico nei suoli agrari” (2006–2009) Euro 732.00 MIUR, MiPAAF, MATTM
- Coordinazione scientifica nazionale Progetto PON UMICA, Unità Modulare Intelligente per il Compostaggio Accelerato (2003-2006) MIUR Euro 290.000
- Responsabile unità operativa Progetto PSR 124 Regione Campania “BIOCOMPOST – Innovazione di gestione di sistemi in trasformazione verso l’orticoltura biologica protetta mediante compostaggio on farm e impiego di TEA compost” (2010-2012)
- Coordinazione nazionale Progetto LIFE12 ENV/IT/000719 “CarbOnFarm: "Technologies to stabilize soil organic carbon and farm productivity, promote waste value and climate change mitigation" (2013-2018)  EC Euro 377.500
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