Primo Ricercatore ISAFOM

email: antonio.leone[at]cnr.it

Tel: +39 0824.1755330

Skype: aplcnr

 

Senior researcher at the Institute for Agricultural and Forestry Systems in the Mediterranean  - National Research Council of Italy. Expertise: Soil science, Land evaluation, Viticultural and olive-growing zoning, Remote and proxymal sensing, pedometrics, soil spectroscopy.

Current projects

  • Research leader: Project “olive growing quality and physical environment”  - research programme “Integrate knowledge for sustainability and innovation of the agro-food ”Made in Italy” (CISIA) of the Italian National Research Council.
  • Responsible: work package “olive growing and physical environment in the Benevento province” - Project “olive growing quality and physical environment” - research programme “Integrate knowledge for sustainability and innovation of the agro-food ”Made in Italy” (CISIA) of the Italian National Research Council.
  • Responsible: work package “assessment of pedo-environmental effects on the microbiological composition and of ante- and post-fermentation quality of grape wine”   - Project “improvement of quality of fermented typical products of Campania” (ProFeTiC) - research programme “Integrate knowledge for sustainability and innovation of the agro-food ”Made in Italy” (CISIA) of the Italian National Research Council.
  • Responsible: realising objective 1 “Land evaluation and mapping” - project “Production fruit derived products with high degrees of safety” (DERFRAM) of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) of Campania, Italy - Measure 124

Current activities 

Dr. Leone is actually involved in researches pertaining the:

  • development and validation of methodologies for proximal soil sensing and the use of multivariate statistical techniques to characterise soil, with special attention to Mediterranean agro-forestry systems;
  • soil-landscape modelling and mapping in agricultural systems of southern Italy
  •  assessment and mapping of interactions between physical-environmental properties and olive oil quality (zoning) in olive-growing systems of southern Italy
  • assessment and mapping of interactions between “andic” properties of soils and wine composition in vineyard systems of Campania region (southern Italy)
  • evaluation of multivariate statistical techniques for studying complex relationships between physical-environmental properties and grape and olive oil compositions.