Dr. Claudio Zaccone

Short CV

Claudio Zaccone is Academic Researcher (Assistant Professor with tenure) in Agricultural Chemistry at the Department of the Sciences of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Foggia, Italy.

He received his Laurea in Environmental Science and Forestry from the University of Bari, Italy, on April 2003 with highest grade (110/110) "cum Laude". In 2007, he obtained his Ph.D. in Agricultural Chemistry from the same university. After the doctoral period spent at the Department of Biology and Chemistry of Agro-Forestry and Environment, University of Bari, he carried out his research at the same department until December 2008. In 2005 and 2006 he was visiting researcher at the Institute of Environmental Geochemistry, University of Heidelberg (Germany). He was Guest Scientist at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany; 2010), at the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada; 2012), at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Spanish National Research Council (Madrid, Spain; 2016) and at the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University (Ft Collins, USA; 2017). From 1st June 2013 to 31st May 2014, he joined the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Canada, as Academic Research Associate (on leave from the Univ. of Foggia). He obtained the National Habilitation as Associate Professor in Geochemistry (6th February 2014), in Agricultural Chemistry (28th February 2014) and in Analytical Chemistry (2nd August 2017). On 10th April 2017, he obtained the National Habilitation as Full Professor in Agricultural Chemistry.

His teaching activity includes the following courses: i) "Soil Chemistry"; ii) "Soil and Environment"; iii) "Soil quality and biomass management".

His main research interests include: i) the molecular and functional characterization of fresh and humified organic matter in soils and sediments, ii) the interactions between humic substances and organic/inorganic pollutants, iii) the geochemistry of trace elements, radionuclides and organic pollutants: utilization of ombrotrophic profiles as archives of their atmospheric depositions during centuries (natural vs. anthropogenic sources), iv) the evolution of organic matter in soils and sediments in relation to climate changes (sinks or sources of C?), and v) biomass utilization in agriculture.

He is the author or co-author of several publications on these topics published in national and international journals and conference proceedings. He was also invited speaker, convener and chairman in several National and International Congresses.

He is member of the Editorial Board of the following peer-reviewed journals: Geoderma (Elsevier, ISI-JCR), Journal of Soils and Sediments (Springer, ISI-JCR), Soil (Copernicus Publications), Cogent Food & Agriculture (Taylor & Francis), Heliyon (Elsevier) and Journal of Chemistry (Hindawi, ISI-JCR).

He served as Guest Editor for the following ISI-JCR journals: Journal of Soils and Sediments (Springer), Catena (Elsevier), European Journal of Soil Science (Wiley-Blackwell), Quaternary International (Elsevier), Biology and Fertility of Soils (Springer), and as referee for >50 international, peer-reviewed journals (ISI-JCR).

Claudio Zaccone is member of the International Humic Substances Society (IHSS), the European Geosciences Union (EGU), the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), the Italian Society of Soil Science (SISS), and of the Italian Society of Agricultural Chemistry (SICA).

He is also Science Officer of the Soil System Sciences division of the EGU (since May.2014), Web Officer of the IHSS (since July.2011), Elected Member of the Commissions IV (Environmental and Social Role of Soil) of the SISS (since Jan.2015), and Treasurer of the SISS (since Jan.2015). He was Chair of the Soil Chemistry Sub-division, Soil System Sciences Division, of the EGU (May.2012-May.2014).

In 2012, he has been awarded by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) with the Outstanding Young Scientist Award (OYSA) of the Soil System Sciences Division.


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Last update: 02-12-17