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Fabrizio D'Aprile

Research Fellow at SGES

PhD (2006 - 2012)

Fabrizio D'aprile 

CV

Research Focus

Natural resource management in Asia in response to climate change.

Past Research

Effects of Climate Change on Silver Fir (Abies alba Mill.) in Middle Italy (Tuscany).

Environmental impact assessment (i.e. fast train line, Middle Italy) on forests and water resources; sustainable forest management; forest environment indicators; forest population dynamics; farm forestry.

PUBLICATIONS

D'Aprile, F., McShane, P. and Tapper N., 2013. Forest management under changing climate conditions: Is timing a tool for Sustainable Forest Management? Relevant questions for research development. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 15, EGU2013-740. EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

D'Aprile, F., 2012. Il clima nella pianificazione e forestale: sul modo di riferirne i dati (Climate in forest planning: How to use data). In La riserva naturale biogenetica di Camaldoli. 1012-2012. Mille anni di rapporto uomo-foresta (The biogenetic natural reserve of Camaldoli (Italy). 1012-2012: One thousand years of man-forest relationships). Min. Agr., Food and For. Policy, Corpo Forestale dello State, ISBN 978-88-96140-26-0. Italy.

D'Aprile, F. and Tapper, N., 2012. Environmental Leadership in Italy: The Example of Fast Train Line Development. In Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook. Ed. Rigling Gallagher, D. SAGE Publications, Inc. CA, USA.

D'Aprile, F., Tapper N., Baker, P., Bartolozzi, L. and Bottacci, A., 2012. Changes in the relationships between climate and silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) growth during the 20th century in the Tuscan Apennine Alps (Middle Italy). Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 14, EGU2012-425-1. EGU General Assembly, Vienna.D'Aprile, F., Alisciani, F., Barbati, A., Marchetti, M. and Pettenella D. (2011), in The Italian Forests: Strategies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Environmental Task Force for the International Year of Forests. Min. for Agr., Food, and For. Policy, Nat. Inst. of Agr. Econ., and Nat. Rural Network. Rome, Italy.

Romano, R., Alisciani, F., Barbati, A., Carbone, F., Cesaro, L., Colletti, L., Corona, P., D'Aprile, F., Di Pietro, F., Marchetti, M., Perugini, L., Pettenella, D. and Pompei, E. (2011). Main contribution to various chapters in Challenges and opportunities of rural development for mitigation and adaption to climate changes. White book. Min. for Agr., Food, and For. Policy, Nat. Inst. Agr. Econ., and Nat. Rural Network. Rome, Italy.

D'Aprile, F., Tapper N., Bartolozzi, L. and Bottacci, A., 2011 - Non-stationary similarity in trends of monthly rainfall in the Tuscan Apennine Alps. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 13, EGU2011-1170-1. EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

D'Aprile, F., Tapper N., Baker, P., and Bartolozzi, L., 2010 - Variability in trends of monthly mean temperature amongst sites in the Tuscan Apennine Alps. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 12, EGU2010-5681-3, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

D'Aprile, F., Tapper N., Baker, P., and Bartolozzi, L., 2009 - Climate influence and radial growth of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) in Tuscany: first results. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 11, EGU2009-3826-1, 2009. EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

D'Aprile, F., Tapper, N., Baker, P. and Bartolozzi, L., 2009. Radial growth of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) in Tuscany and climate influence: first results. In: proceedings of the Third National Congress of Silviculture for the Improvement and Conservation of Italian Forests. Session 4: Silviculture, Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol. Italian Academy of Forest Sciences, Ministry for Policy in Agriculture, Forestry, and Foods, Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, Forestry Corps, Sicily Regional Government. October, 16-19, 2008, Taormina (Sicily), Italy. It. Ac. For. Sci., Firenze, 2009.

D'Aprile, F. and Tapper, N. (2008). Fire, drought and flood: brief reflections on some climate change implications in Australia. L'Italia Forestale e Montana. Italian Academy of Forest Sciences, 5:383-393. Firenze, Italy.

D'Aprile, F. (2007). Impacts on forest resources caused by the 'High Speed'; train line in Tuscany (Italy). In: Proceedings of the IUFRO European Congress Forests and Forestry in the Context of Rural Development, poster session. IUFRO, Warsaw Agricultural University. Sept 6-8, 2007, Warsaw, Poland.

D'Aprile, F. and Tapper, N. (2008). Fire, drought and flood: brief reflections on some climate change implications in Australia. L'Italia Forestale e Montana. Italian Academy of Forest Sciences, 5:383-393. Firenze, Italy. 2

D'Aprile, F. (2007). Impacts on forest resources caused by the 'High Speed'; train line in Tuscany (Italy). In: Proceedings of the IUFRO European Congress Forests and Forestry in the Context of Rural Development, poster session. IUFRO, Warsaw Agricultural University. Sept 6-8, 2007, Warsaw, Poland. 

D'Aprile, F. (2003). Silvicultural Techniques Based on Dynamics of the Forest Structure in Middle Italy. In: Proceedings of international conference on Silviculture and Sustainable Management in Mountain Forests in the Western Pyrenees.IUFRO, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciòn y Tecnologìa Agraria y Alimentaria, Gobierno de Navarra. September 15-19, 2003, Navarra, Spain.

D'Aprile, F. (2003). Major communication and transport works: Impact evaluation on water resources. Bulletin of the Scientific Community of Australasia, Italian Embassy of Australia (Canberra).

D'Aprile, F. (2003). Forest Vegetation as an Environmental Impact Indicator for Water Resources. In: Proceedings of the international transdisciplinary conference on Decision Support for Multipurpose Forestry. IUFRO, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences of Wien, U.S. Forest Service. April, 23-25, 2003, Vienna.

D'Aprile, F. (2003). Silvicultural Techniques and Forest Planning Methods Based on Dynamics of the Forest Structure in Middle Italy. In: proceedings of the international transdisciplinary conference on Decision Support for Multipurpose Forestry. IUFRO, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences of Wien, U.S. Forest Service. April, 23-25, 2003, Vienna.

D'Aprile, F. (2003). Site Quality Factors Affecting the Growth and Viability of Black Walnut (Juglans nigra> L.) in an Australian Plantation. In: proceedings of the international transdisciplinary conference on Decision Support for Multipurpose Forestry. IUFRO, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences of Wien, U.S. Forest Service. April, 23-25, 2003, Vienna.

D'Aprile, F. (2000). The Australian blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon R. Rb.): Notes on Ecology and Cultivation. Linea Ecologica, 4:54-59, Rome, Italy.

D'Aprile, F. (1999). Case studies of structural evolution of woods in Chianti. Linea Ecologica, 6:32-43, Rome, Italy.

D'Aprile, F. (1998). Forest Planning Based on Ecologic Parameters of the Forest: the Ecological Normality. In: proceedings of the international conference Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management. IUFRO, F.A.O., CIFOR. Melbourne, Australia.

D'Aprile, F. (1998). Forest Planning on Ecological and Silvicultural Bases: the Ecological Normality. In: proceedings of the Second National Congress of Silviculture for the Conservation and Improvement of the Italian Forests. Italian Academy of Forest Science, National Council of Forest and Timber, State General Management of Forests, Mountain, and Water Resources. June 24-27, 1998, Venice, Italy.

D'Aprile, F. (1998). A Greeting from Australia to Foresters at the Congress of Venice. General Characteristics of the Australian Forests. Linea Ecologica, 2: 5-6. Rome, Italy. 3
D'Aprile, F. (1998). The Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens L.): a tree of the art and landscape. IFA Newsletter (39) 1:7-9. The Institute of Foresters of Australia, Canberra.  

D'Aprile, F. (1997). Multi-objective Management of Forests and Relative Technical Plans. Linea Ecologica, 4: 5-9. Rome, Italy.

D'Aprile, F. (1996). European Trees in Australia and Farm-Forestry. In IFA Newsletter, (38), 1:2-6. The Institute of Foresters of Australia, Canberra.

D'Aprile, F. (1996). The Forests: Variations in Surfaces and Cuts. In: proceedings of the conference on Regional Planning, Agro-Alimentary, and Environmental Systems in Tuscany. Directions and Statistics for Planning. Regional Council of Tuscany, CGIL/FLAI. October, 5-6, 1995, Firenze, Italy.

D'Aprile, F. (1995). Notes on the Influence of the Forests on Minor Drainage Basins. Linea Ecologica, 1:7-14. Rome, Italy.

D'Aprile, F. (1994). Auto-thinning and Thinning of the Forests. Linea Ecologica, 3:6-10. Rome, Italy.

D'Aprile, F. (1992). Forest Avifauna and some of its Functions. Linea Ecologica, 4:16-17. Rome, Italy.

D'Aprile, F. (1992). Notes on the Elusive Behaviour of Torcicollo (Jinx Torquilla L.) with Predatory Animals: an Emblematic Case. Linea Ecologica, 5:13-14. Rome, Italy.

D'Aprile, F. (1991). Biological Indicators and Ecological Monitoring. Linea Ecologica, 5:10-12. Rome, Italy.

D'Aprile, F., (1990).  Observations on Dynamic Aspects of Deciduous Oak Tree Forests. Linea Ecologica, 6: 22-23. Rome, Italy 

                                                                                                             

RESEARCH WORKS PRESENTED

 2011   Poster
"Non-stationary similarity in trends of monthly rainfall in the Tuscan Apennine Alps".
European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2011
Programme CL4.4 Regional Climate Modelling and Impacts
Vienna, Austria, 03 – 08 April 2011

2010    Poster
"Variability in similarity of trends in monthly mean temperature amongst sites in the Tuscan Apennine Alps"
European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2010
Programme CL4.3 Regional Climate Modelling and Impacts
Vienna, Austria, 02 – 07 May 2010

2009    Poster
"Climate influence and radial growth of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) in Tuscany: first results"
General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) 19-24 April, Vienna, Austria

Seminar
"Radial growth of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) in Tuscany and climate influence: first results"
The University of Melbourne, Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science

2008    Congress
"Risposte di accrescimento radiale dell‟Abete Bianco (Abies alba Mill.) in Toscana ed influenza del clima: prime emergenze"
Third National Congress of Silviculture for the Improvement and Conservation of Italian Forests. Session 4: Silviculture, Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol.
Italian Academy of Forest Sciences; Ministry for Agriculture, Foods, and Forest Policy; Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea; Sicily Regional Government, Forestry Corps,. October, 16-19, 2008, Taormina (Sicily), Italy

Seminar
"Assessment of the Environmental Damage Caused by the „High Speed‟ Train Line in Tuscany - European Network: Impacts on Forest Resources and Surface Water Bodies"
Monash University, School of Geography and Environmental Science

2007    Poster
"Impacts on forest resources caused by the ‘High Speed' train line in Tuscany (Italy)".
IUFRO European Congress "Warsaw 2007"
"Forests and forestry in the Context of Rural Development"
IUFRO, Warsaw Agricultural University. Warsaw, Sept 6-8.

Seminar
"Fire, drought and flood: brief reflections on some climate change implications in Australia".
Italian Academy of Forest Science. November, Florence, Italy.

Seminar
"Assessment of the Environmental Damage Caused by The 'High Speed' Train Line"
Melbourne
The University of Melbourne, School of Forest and Ecosystem Science

2003    Conference
"Silvicultural Techniques Based on Dynamics of the Forest Structure in Middle Italy"
International conference on "Silviculture and Sustainable Management in Mountain Forests in The Western Pyrenees"
IUFRO and the "Instituto Nacional de Investigaciòn y Tecnologìa Agraria y Alimentaria, Gobierno de Navarra". At Navarra, Spain, September 15-19

Conference
a) "Forest Vegetation as an Environmental Impact Indicator of Water Resources"
b) "Silvicultural Techniques and Forest Planning Methods Based on Dynamics of the  
Forest Structure in Middle Italy"
c) "Site Quality Factors Affecting the Growth and Viability of Black Walnut (Juglans
nigra L.) in an Australian Plantation"

Transdisciplinary international conference on "Decision Support for Multiple Purpose Forestry"
- IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organisations);
- Inst. of Silviculture, BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life
Sciences, Vienna;
- US Forest Service
At the University of Agricultural Sciences, April 23-25,  Vienna, Austria

2002    Conference
Project T.R.I.M.M. (Tutela Risorse Idriche Montagna Mugellana – Protection and Conservation of Water Resources of the Mugello Mountains)
Research Project for Methodology for Environmental Impact Evaluation of the "Fast Train Line. Trait: Florence-Bologna. Monitoring of Effects and Impacts on Forest Ecosystems

In cooperation with:

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        • CNR – IATA (National Research Centre, Climatology and Remote Sensing)
        • The University of Florence
        • Dept. of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
        • Dept. of Agriculture and Forest Engineering

2000    Conference
"Indicators for Applied Sustainable Forest Management. A Case Study as a Basis for the Ecological Normality"
International Conference on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management at the Forest Unit Level.
Task Force IUFRO; FAO; CIFOR; CATIE; ENGREF; INRA; ONF. Nancy, France

1999    Seminar
"Forest Tree Farming for High Quality Wood Production: the Use of Site Indicators for the Estimation of Productivity and Site Selection"
National Experimental Research Institute of Silviculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest Policy, Italy

Seminars
-  "Forest Planning on Ecological Basis: the Ecological Normality"
-  "Indicators for Site Selection in Black Walnut Timber Production"
Dept. of Regional Planning and Forest Management, Region of Veneto. Venice, Italy

1998    Conference
"Forest Planning Based on Ecologic Parameters of the Forest: the "Ecological Normality"
International Conference on "Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management".
IUFRO; FAO; CIFOR. Melbourne, Australia.

1998    Congress
"Forest Planning on Ecological and Silvicultural Bases: the Ecological Normality"
Second National Congress of Silviculture for the Conservation and Improvement of the Italian Forests.
Italian Academy of Forest Science; National Council of Forest and Timber; State Directorate of Forest, Mountain, and Water Resources. Venice, Italy

Why Monash?

The people and resources available in the School of Geography and Environmental Science were the best suited to my research interests.

What next?

I plan to continue in academia, as a researcher and lecturer.

Fabrizio.DAprile@arts.monash.edu.au