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Research Interests

The main research interests of Prof. Claudio Zaccone include:

  • the molecular and functional characterization of organic matter in soils and sediments;
  • the geochemistry of trace elements, radionuclides and organic pollutants: utilization of ombrotrophic bogs as archives of their atmospheric depositions during centuries (natural vs. anthropogenic sources);
  • the evolution of organic matter in soils and sediments in relation to climate changes (sinks or sources of C?);
  • the utilization of wastes, by-products and biomass of different origin (e.g., compost, sludge, biochar, digestate) in agricultural soils.

Recent Projects

[last 3 years]

DNA occurrence in organic matter fractions isolated from amended, agricultural soils“. Cassa di Risparmio di Puglia Foundation. [Principal Investigator; Jun.2016-Jun.2018]

Climate warming and vegetation change in peatlands: spatial and temporal effects on biogeochemistry” (2013, VEGANPEAT – Task #2. Seasonal variability of DOC in peatland pore-water: a quantitative and qualitative approach along an altitudinal gradient). Swiss National Science Foundation. [External Collaborator; Feb.2014-Feb.2015]

Atmospheric Deposition of Organic Contaminants in NE Alberta: Background Values and Industrial Contributions of the Past 60 years“. Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions. [Research Unit member; Apr.2013-Apr.2017]


A) Peer-reviewed articles (ISI-JCR) with Impact Factor
  1. Giannetta, B., Balint, R., Said-Pullicino, D., Plaza, C., Martin, M., Zaccone, C. (2020) Fe(II)-catalyzed transformation of Fe (oxyhydr)oxides across organic matter fractions in organically amended soils. Science of the Total Environment, 748: 141125.
  2. Zaccone, C., Schiavon, M., Celletti, S., Miano, T. (2020) Selected Plant-Related Papers from the First Joint Meeting on Soil and Plant System Sciences (SPSS 2019)–“Natural and Human-Induced Impacts on the Critical Zone and Food Production”. Plants, 9: 1132 [Guest Editorial].
  3. De Vleeschouwer, F., Baron, S., Cloy, J.M., Enrico, M., Ettler, V., Fagel, N., Kempter, H., Kylander, M., Li, C., Longman, J., Martinez-Cortizas, A., Marx, S., Mattielli, N., Mighall, T., Nieminen, T.M., Piotrowska, N., Pontevedra Pombal, X., Pratte, S., Renson, V., Shotyk, W., Shuttleworth, E., Sikorski, J., Stromsoe, N., Talbot, J., von Scheffer, C., Weiss, D., Zaccone, C., Le Roux, G. (2020) Comment on: “A novel approach to peatlands as archives of total cumulative spatial pollution loads from atmospheric deposition of airborne elements complementary to EMEP data: priority pollutants (Pb, Cd, Hg)” by Ewa Miszczak, Sebastian Stefaniak, Adam Michczyński, Eiliv Steinnes and Irena Twardowska. Science of the Total Environment, 737: 138699.
  4. Giannetta, B., Plaza, C., Siebecker, M.G., Aquilanti, G., Vischetti, C., Plaisier, J.R., Juanco, M., Sparks, D.L., Zaccone, C. (2020) Iron speciation in organic matter fractions isolated from soils amended with biochar and organic fertilizers. Environmental Science & Technology, 54: 5093-5101.
  5. Vinci, G., Mazzei, P., Drosos, M., Zaccone, C., Piccolo, A. (in press) Molecular characterization of ombrotrophic peats by humeomics. Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture (doi: 10.1186/s40538-020-00184-6).
  6. Giannetta, B., Siebecker, M.G., Zaccone, C., Plaza, C., Rovira, P., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D.L. (2020) Iron(III) fate after complexation with soil organic matter in fine silt and clay fractions: an EXAFS spectroscopic approach. Soil & Tillage Research, 200: 104617.
  7. Bletsa, E., Zaccone, C., Miano, T., Terzano, R., Deligiannakis, Y. (2020) Natural Mn-todorokite as an efficient and green azo dye-degradation catalyst. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27: 9835–9842.
  8. Bao, K., Zaccone, C., Tao, Y., Wang, J., Shen, J., Zhang, Y. (2020) Source apportionment of priority PAHs in 11 lake sediment cores from Songnen Plain, Northeast China. Water Research, 168: 115158.
  9. Segnana, M., Oeggl, K., Poto, L., Gabrieli, J., Festi, D., Kofler, W., Cesco Frare, P., Zaccone, C., Barbante, C. (2020) Holocene vegetation history and human impact in the eastern Italian Alps: a multi-proxy study on the Coltrondo peat bog, Comelico Superiore, Italy. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 29: 407-426.
  10. Giannetta, B., Plaza, C., Zaccone, C., Vischetti, C., Rovira, P. (2019) Ecosystem type effects on the stabilization of organic matter in soils: combining size fractionation with sequential chemical extractions. Geoderma, 353: 423-434.
  11. Plaza, C., Giannetta, B., Benavente, I., Vischetti, C., Zaccone, C. (2019) Density-based fractionation of soil organic matter: effects of heavy liquid and heavy fraction washing. Scientific Reports, 9: 10146.
  12. Giannetta, B., Zaccone, C., Plaza, C., Siebecker, M.G., Rovira, P., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D.L. (2019) The role of Fe(III) in soil organic matter stabilization in two size fractions having opposite features. Science of the Total Environment, 653: 667-674.
  13. Plaza, C., Zaccone, C., Sawicka, K., Méndez, A.M., Tarquis, A., Gascó, G., Heuvelink, G.B.M., Schuur, E.A.G., Maestre, F.T. (2018) Soil resources and element stocks in drylands to face global issues. Scientific Reports, 8: 13788.
  14. Zaccone, C., Beneduce, L., Lotti, C., Martino, G., Plaza, C. (2018) DNA occurrence in organic matter fractions isolated from amended, agricultural soils. Applied Soil Ecology, 130: 134-142.
  15. Zaccone, C., Plaza, C., Ciavatta, C., Miano, T.M., Shotyk, W. (2018) Advances in the determination of humification degree in peat since Achard (1786): applications in geochemical and paleoenvironmental studies. Earth-Science Reviews, 185: 163-178 [with cover].
  16. Giannetta, B., Plaza, C., Vischetti, C., Cotrufo, M.F., Zaccone, C. (2018) Distribution and thermal stability of physically and chemically protected organic matter fractions in soils across different ecosystems. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 54: 671-681.
  17. Provenzano, M.R., Cavallo, O., Malerba, A.D., Fabbri, C., Zaccone, C. (2018) Unravelling (maize silage) digestate features throughout a full-scale plant: a spectroscopic and thermal approach. Journal of Cleaner Production, 193: 372-378.
  18. Davies, L.J., Appleby, P., Jensen, B.J.L., Magnan, G., Mullan-Boudreau, G., Noernberg, T., Shannon, B., Shotyk, W., van Bellen, S., Zaccone, C., Froese, D.G. (2018) High-resolution age modelling of peat bogs from northern Alberta, Canada, using pre- and post-bomb 14C, 210Pb and historical cryptotephraQuaternary Geochronology, 47: 138-162.
  19. Brusetti, L., Ciccazzo, S., Borruso, L., Belluci, M., Zaccone, C., Beneduce, L. (2018) Metataxonomy and functionality of wood-tar degrading microbial consortia. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 353: 108-117.
  20. van Bellen, S., Magnan, G., Davies, L., Froese, D., Mullan-Boudreau, G., Zaccone, C., Garneau, M., Shotyk, W. (2018) Testate amoeba records indicate regional 20th-century lowering of water tables in ombrotrophic peatlands in central-northern Alberta, Canada. Global Change Biology, 24: 2758-2774.
  21. Magnan, G., van Bellen, S., Davies, L., Froese, D., Garneau, M., Mullan-Boudreau, G., Zaccone, C., Shotyk, W. (2018) Impact of the Little Ice Age cooling and 20th century climate change on peatland vegetation dynamics in central and northern Alberta using a multi-proxy approach and high-resolution peat chronologies. Quaternary Science Reviews, 185: 230-243.
  22. Knicker, H., Rosario-Ortiz, F.L., Zaccone, C. (2018) Natural organic matter: chemistry, function and fate in the environment – Special issue in memory of Frank J. Stevenson. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 18: 1209-1211 [Guest Editorial].
  23. Zaccone, C., Lobianco, D., Raber, G., D’Orazio, V., Shotyk, W., Miano, T.M., Francesconi, K. (2018) Methylated arsenic species throughout a 4-m deep core from a free-floating peat island. Science of the Total Environment, 621: 67-74.
  24. Kempter, H., Krachler, M., Shotyk, W., Zaccone, C. (2017) Validating modelled data on major and trace element deposition in southern Germany using Sphagnum moss. Atmospheric Environment, 167: 656-664.
  25. Bragazza, L., Buttler, A., Robroek, B.J.M., Albrecht, R., Zaccone, C., Jassey, V.E.J., Signarbieux, C. (2017) Response to Editor to the comment by Delarue (2016) to our paper entitled “Persistent high temperature and low precipitation reduce peat carbon accumulation”. Global Change Biology, 23: e7-e8.
  26. Concheri, G., Stevanato, P., Zaccone, C., Shotyk, W., D’Orazio, V., Miano, T., Piffanelli, P., Rizzi, V., Ferrandi, C., Squartini, A. (2017) Rapid peat accumulation favours the occurrence of both fen and bog microbial communities within a Mediterranean, free-floating peat island. Scientific Reports, 7: 8511.
  27. Kempter, H., Krachler, M., Shotyk, W., Zaccone, C. (2017) Major and trace elements in Sphagnum moss from four southern German bogs, and comparison with available moss monitoring data. Ecological Indicators, 78: 19-25.
  28. Shotyk, W., Appleby, P.G., Bicalho, B., Davies, L.J., Froese, D., Grant-Weaver, I., Magnan, G., Mullan-Boudreau, G., Noernberg, T., Pelletier, R., Shannon, B., van Bellen, S., Zaccone, C. (2017) Peat bogs document decades of declining atmospheric contamination by trace metals in the Athabasca Bituminous Sands region. Environmental Science & Technology, 51: 6237-6249.
  29. Zaccone, C., Lobianco, D., Shotyk, W., Ciavatta, C., Appleby, P.G., Brugiapaglia, E., Casella, L., Miano, T., D’Orazio, V. (2017) Highly anomalous accumulation rates of C and N recorded by a relic, free-floating peatland in Central Italy. Scientific Reports, 7: 43040.
  30. Shotyk, W., Bicalho, B., Cuss, C.W., Donner, M.W., Grant-Weaver, I., Haas-Neill, S., Javed, M.B., Krachler, M., Noernberg, T., Pelletier, R., Zaccone, C. (2017) Trace metals in the dissolved fraction (<0.45 µm) of the lower Athabasca River: analytical challenges and environmental implications. Science of the Total Environment, 580: 660-669.
  31. Bragazza, L., Buttler, A., Robroek, B.J.M., Albrecht, R., Zaccone, C., Jassey, V.E.J., Signarbieux, C. (2016) Persistent high temperature and low precipitation reduce peat carbon accumulation. Global Change Biology, 22: 4114-4123.
  32. Shotyk, W., Appleby, P., Bicalho, B., Davies, L., Froese, D., Grant-Weaver, I., Krachler, M., Magnan, G., Mullan-Boudreau, G., Noernberg, T., Pelletier, R., Shannon, B., van Bellen, S., Zaccone, C. (2016) Peat bogs in northern Alberta, Canada reveal decades of declining atmospheric Pb contamination. Geophysical Research Letters, 43: 9964-9974.
  33. Shotyk, W., Bicalho, B., Cuss, C.W., Duke, M.J.M., Noernberg, T., Pelletier, R., Steinnes, E., Zaccone, C. (2016) Dust is the dominant source of “heavy metals” to peat moss (Sphagnum fuscum) in the bogs of the Athabasca Bituminous Sands region of northern Alberta. Environment International, 92-93: 494-506.
  34. Plaza, C., Giannetta, B., Fernández, J.M., López-de-Sá, E.G., Polo, A., Gascó, G., Méndez, A., Zaccone, C. (2016) Response of different soil organic matter pools to biochar and organic fertilizers. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 225: 150-159.
  35. Zhang, Y., Shotyk, W., Zaccone, C., Noernberg, T., Pelletier, R., Bicalho, B., Froese, D.G., Davies, L., Martin, J.W. (2016) Airborne Petcoke Dust is a Major Source of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region. Environmental Science & Technology, 50: 1711-1720.
  36. Shotyk, W., Kempter, H., Krachler, M., Zaccone, C. (2015) Stable (206Pb, 207Pb, 208Pb) and radioactive (210Pb) lead isotopes in 1 year of growth of Sphagnum moss from four ombrotrophic bogs in southern Germany: geochemical significance and environmental implications. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 163: 101-125.
  37. Shotyk, W., Belland, R., Duke, J., Kempter, H., Krachler, M., Noernberg, T., Pelletier, R., Vile, M.A., Wieder, K., Zaccone, C., Zhang, S. (2015) Response to Comment on “Sphagnum mosses from 21 ombrotrophic bogs in the Athabasca Bituminous Sands region show no significant atmospheric contamination of ‘heavy metals’”. Environmental Science & Technology, 49: 6354-6357.
  38. Kluiving, S., van Mourik, J.M., Zaccone, C. (2015) Man versus Nature: natural and anthropogenic footprints recorded in the soil archives. Catena, 132: 69-71 [Guest Editorial].
  39. Abdeldaym, E.A., Erriquens, F., Sasanelli, N., Ceglie, F.G., Zaccone, C., Miano, T., Cocozza, C. (2014) Effects of several amendments on organic melon growth and production, Meloidogyne incognita population and soil properties. Scientia Horticulturae, 180: 156-160.
  40. Shotyk, W., Belland, R., Duke, J., Kempter, H., Krachler, M., Noernberg, T., Pelletier, R., Vile, M.A., Wieder, K., Zaccone, C., Zhang, S. (2014) Sphagnum mosses from 21 ombrotrophic bogs in the Athabasca Bituminous Sands region show no significant atmospheric contamination of “heavy metals”. Environmental Science & Technology, 48: 12603–12611.
  41. Zaccone, C., Cavoski, I., Costi, R., Sarais, G., Caboni, P., Traversa, A., Miano, T.M. (2014) Ptaquiloside in Pteridium aquilinum subsp. aquilinum and corresponding soils from the South of Italy: influence of physical and chemical features of soils on its occurrence. Science of the Total Environment, 496: 365-372.
  42. Zaccone, C., Rein, G., D’Orazio, V., Hadden, R.M., Belcher, C.M., Miano, T.M. (2014) Smouldering fire signatures in peat and their implications for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 137: 134-146.
  43. Zaccone, C., Quideau, S., Sauer, D. (2014) Soils and paleosols as archives of natural and anthropogenic environmental changes. European Journal of Soil Science, 65: 403-405 [Guest Editorial].
  44. Puglisi, E., Zaccone, C., Cappa, F., Cocconcelli, P.S., Shotyk, W., Trevisan, M., Miano, T.M. (2014) Changes in bacterial and archaeal community assemblages along an ombrotrophic peat bog profile. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 50: 815-826.
  45. Senesi, G.S., Dell’Aglio, M., De Giacomo, A., De Pascale, O., Al Chami, Z., Miano, T.M., Zaccone, C. (2014) Elemental composition analysis of plants and composts used for soil remediation by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy. Clean – Soil, Air, Water, 42: 791-798.
  46. Kooch, Y., Zaccone, C., Lamersdorf, N.P., Tonon, G. (2014) Pit and mound influence on soil features in an Oriental Beech (Fagus orientalis Lipsky) forest. European Journal of Forest Research, 133: 347-354.
  47. Zaccone, C., Pabst, S., Senesi, G.S., Shotyk, W., Miano, T.M. (2013) Comparative evaluation of the mineralogical composition of Sphagnum peat and their corresponding humic acids, and implications for understanding past dust depositions. Quaternary International, 306: 80-87.
  48. Poto, L., Gabrieli, J., Crowhurst, S.J., Appleby, P.G., Ferretti, P., Surian, N., Cozzi, G., Zaccone, C., Turetta, C., Pini, R., Kehrwald, N., Barbante, C. (2013) The first continuous Late Glacial – Holocene peat bog multi-proxy record from the Dolomites (NE Italian Alps). Quaternary International, 306: 71-79.
  49. Kluiving, S.J., van Mourik, J.M., Barbante, C., Zaccone, C. (2013) Soils as a Record of the Past. Quaternary International, 306: 1-2 [Guest Editorial].
  50. Kooch, Y., Hosseini, S.M., Zaccone, C., Jalilvand, H., Hojjati, S.M. (2012) Soil organic carbon sequestration as affected by afforestation: the Darab Kola forest (North of Iran) case study. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14: 2438-2446.
  51. Zaccone, C., Miano, T.M., Shotyk, W. (2012) Interpreting the ash trend within ombrotrophic bog profiles: atmospheric dust depositions vs. mineralization processes. The Etang de la Gruère case study. Plant and Soil, 353: 1-9.
  52. Zaccone, C., Casiello, G., Longobardi, F., Bragazza, L., Sacco, A., Miano, T.M. (2011) Evaluating the ‘conservative’ behaviour of stable isotopic ratios (δ13C, δ15N, and δ18O) in humic acids and their reliability as paleoenvironmental proxies along a peat sequence. Chemical Geology, 285: 124-132.
  53. Dell’Aglio, M., Gaudiuso, R., Senesi, G.S., De Giacomo, A., Zaccone, C., Miano, T.M., De Pascale, O. (2011) Monitoring of Cr, Cu, Pb, V and Zn in polluted soils by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13: 1422-1426.
  54. Zaccone, C., Sanei, H., Outridge, P.M., Miano, T.M. (2011) Studying the humification degree and evolution of peat down a Holocene bog profile (Inuvik, NW Canada): A petrological and chemical perspective. Organic Geochemistry, 42: 399-408.
  55. Cocozza, C., Parente, A., Zaccone, C., Mininni, C., Santamaria, P., Miano, T. (2011) Chemical, physical and spectroscopic characterization of Posidonia oceanica (L.) Del. residues and their possible recycle. Biomass & Bioenergy, 35: 799-807.
  56. Cocozza, C., Parente, A., Zaccone, C., Mininni, C., Santamaria, P., Miano, T. (2011) Comparative management of offshore posidonia residues: Composting vs. energy recovery. Waste Management, 31: 78-84.
  57. Zaccone, C., Di Caterina, R., Rotunno, T., Quinto, M. (2010) Soil-farming system-food-health: effect of conventional and organic fertilizers on heavy metal (Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn) content in semolina samples. Soil & Tillage Research, 107: 97-105.
  58. Zaccone, C., D’Orazio, V., Shotyk, W., Miano, T.M. (2009) Chemical and spectroscopic investigation of porewater and aqueous extracts of corresponding peat samples throughout a bog core (Jura Mountains, Switzerland). Journal of Soils and Sediments, 9: 443-456.
  59. Zaccone, C., Soler-Rovira, P., Plaza, C., Cocozza, C., Miano, T.M. (2009) Variability in As, Ca, Cr, K, Mn, Sr, and Ti concentrations among humic acids isolated from peat using NaOH, Na4P2O7 and NaOH+Na4P2O7 solutions. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 167: 987-994.
  60. Senesi, G.S., Dell’Aglio, M., Gaudiuso, R., De Giacomo, A., Zaccone, C., De Pascale, O., Miano, T.M., Capitelli, M. (2009) Heavy metal concentrations in soils as determined by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), with special emphasis on chromium. Environmental Research, 109: 413-420.
  61. Zaccone, C., Gallipoli, A., Cocozza, C., Trevisan, M., Miano, T.M. (2009) Distribution patterns of selected PAHs in bulk peat and corresponding humic acids from a Swiss ombrotrophic bog profile. Plant and Soil, 315: 35-45.
  62. Zaccone, C., Santoro, A., Cocozza, C., Terzano, R., Shotyk, W., Miano, T.M. (2009) Comparison of Hg concentrations in ombrotrophic peat and corresponding humic acids, and implications for the use of bogs as archives of atmospheric Hg deposition. Geoderma, 148: 399-404.
  63. Zaccone, C., Cocozza, C., Shotyk, W., Miano, T.M. (2008) Humic acids role in Br accumulation along two ombrotrophic peat bog profiles. Geoderma, 146: 26-31.
  64. Zaccone, C., Said-Pullicino, D., Gigliotti, G., Miano, T.M. (2008) Diagenetic trends in the phenolic constituents of Sphagnum-dominated peat and its corresponding humic acid fraction. Organic Geochemistry, 39: 830-838.
  65. Zaccone, C., Cocozza, C., Cheburkin, A.K., Shotyk, W., Miano, T.M. (2008) Distribution of As, Cr, Ni, Rb, Ti and Zr between peat and its humic fraction along an undisturbed ombrotrophic bog profile (NW Switzerland). Applied Geochemistry, 23: 25-33.
  66. Zaccone, C., Cocozza, C., Cheburkin, A.K., Shotyk, W., Miano, T.M. (2007) Highly Organic Soils as “Witnesses” of Anthropogenic Pb, Cu, Zn, and 137Cs Inputs During Centuries. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 186: 263-271.
  67. Zaccone, C., Cocozza, C., D’Orazio, V., Plaza, C., Cheburkin, A.K., Miano, T.M. (2007) Influence of extractant on quality and trace elements content of peat humic acids. Talanta, 73: 820-830.
  68. Zaccone, C., Cocozza, C., Cheburkin, A.K., Shotyk, W., Miano, T.M. (2007) Enrichment and depletion of major and trace elements, and radionuclides in ombrotrophic raw peat and corresponding humic acids. Geoderma, 141: 235-246.
  69. Zaccone, C., Miano, T.M., Shotyk, W. (2007) Qualitative comparison between raw peat and related humic acids in an ombrotrophic bog profile. Organic Geochemistry, 38: 151-160.
B) Book Chapters
  1. Ciavatta, C., Centemero, M., Toselli, M., Zaccone, C., Senesi, N. (in press) Compost Production, Analysis and Applications in Agriculture. In: Yang, Y., Keiluweit, M., Senesi, N., Xing, B. (Eds). Multi-Scale Biogeochemical Processes in Soil Ecosystems – Critical Reactions and Resilience to Climate Changes. Volume 5. Wiley – IUPAC Series on Biophysico-Chemical Processes in Environmental Systems.
  2. Caporale, A.G., Zaccone, C. (2020) Chapter 2. Basilicata. In: Adamo, P., Capra, G.F., Vacca, A., Vianello, G. (Eds). Proverbi del suolo/Soil Proverbs, Geoparemiologia, Edizioni dell’Orso, pp. 35-44 (ISSN: 2704-9183; ISBN: 978-88-3613-032-0).
  3. Plaza, C., Gascó, G., Méndez, A., Zaccone, C., Maestre, F.T. (2018) Chapter 2 – Soil organic matter in dryland ecosystems. In: García, C., Nannipieri, P., Hernández, T. (Eds.). The Future of Soil Carbon: Its conservation and formation, Elsevier, pp. 39-70 (ISBN: 978-0-12-811687-6; doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-811687-6.00002-X).
  4. Zaccone, C., Castellano, C., Miano, T., Balena, P., Bonifazi, A. (2017) Capitolo 3.1. Governo del territorio e “soil conservation”: fattori di rischio di perdita di sostanza organica del suolo in Puglia. In: Torre, C.M., Bonifazi, A., Arcidiacono, A., Ronchi, S., Salata, S. (a cura di). Il consumo di suolo in Puglia – 2017. Rapporti regionali. INU Edizioni, Roma, pp. 279-290 (ISBN: 978-88-7603-160-1) (in Italian).
  5. Badalucco, L., Laudicina, V.A., Zaccone, C. (2017) Capitolo 12. Suoli particolari. In: Sequi, P., Ciavatta, C., Miano, T. (Coord.). Fondamenti di Chimica del suolo, pp. 235-256. Pàtron editore (ISBN: 978-88-555-3362-1) (in Italian).
  6. Zaccone, C., Sequi, P. (2017) Capitolo 1. Suolo e ambiente. In: Sequi, P., Ciavatta, C., Miano, T. (Coord.). Fondamenti di Chimica del suolo, pp. 15-25. Pàtron editore (ISBN: 978-88-555-3362-1) (in Italian).
  7. Zaccone, C., Martin, M., Freppaz, M., Said-Pullicino, D., Celi, L. (2015) Peatlands and organic soils. In: Romeo, Vita, Manuelli, Zanini, Freppaz, Stanchi (Eds). Understanding Mountain Soils: A contribution from mountain areas to the International Year of Soils 2015. FAO, Rome, Italy. pp. 67-69 (ISBN: 978-92-5-108804-3).
  8. Miano, T., D’Orazio, V., Zaccone, C. (2014) Chapter 9. Trace elements and food safety. In: Bini C., Bech J. (Eds.), “PHEs, Environment and Human Health. Potentially harmful elements in the environment and the impact on human health”, pp. 339-370, Springer (print ISBN: 978-94-017-8964-6; on-line ISBN: 978-94-017-8965-3) (doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-8965-3_9).
  9. Zaccone, C., Pabst, S., Miano, T.M., Shotyk, W. (2013) The fate of mineral particles in bulk peat and corresponding humic acids throughout an ombrotrophic bog profile: atmospheric dust depositions vs. mineralization processes. In: Xu J., Wu J., He Y. (Eds). “Functions of Natural Organic Matter in Changing Environment” – Vol. I, pp. 61-65, Springer (print ISBN: 978-94-007-5633-5; on-line ISBN: 978-94-007-5634-2) (doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-5634-2_11).
  10. Zaccone, C., Cocozza, C., Miano, T.M. (2011) Chapter 9. Phenolic Compounds in Soils. In: Narwal S.S., Szajdak L., Sampietro D.A. (Eds). Research Methods in Plant Science, Vol. 1. Soil Allelochemicals, pp. 199-222, Studium Press LLC (ISBN: 1-933699-65-5; Series ISBN: 1-933699-64-7).
  11. Cocozza, C., Mininni, C., Zaccone, C., Miano, T., Santamaria, P., Parente, A. (2009) Il processo di compostaggio applicato ai residui di Posidonia spiaggiata. In: Levante (Ed). Il caso dei residui spiaggiati di Posidonia oceanica: da rifiuto a risorsa, pp. 121-139 (ISBN: 978-88-7949-521-9).
  12. Parente, A., Cocozza, C., Mininni, C., Zaccone, C., Santamaria, P., Miano, T. (2009) Utilizzazione dei residui spiaggiati di Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile tal quali e per la produzione di compost. In: La Posidonia oceanica: Protezione, Ripopolazione di praterie e Utilizzazione dei Residui in Agricoltura, pp. 41-61 (ISBN: 978-960-86583-5-6).
  13. Contento, F., Zaccone, C., Buono, F., Ladisa, G., Grittani, A. (2008) Handbook of Indicators. In: Lacirignola and Notarangelo (Eds). Management Criteria: a handbook for the sustainable management of protected areas in the Adriatic euro-region. IAM Bari, Italy, pp. 109 + Cd-rom (ISBN: 2-85352-402-7).
  14. Gentile, F., Zaccone, C., Forte, L., Mantino, F., Puglisi, S. (2006) Impiego di briglie filtranti in un torrente della Basilicata e aspetti della rinaturazione indotti dal tipo di intervento. In: Le sistemazioni idraulico-forestali per la difesa del territorio. Nuova Editoriale Bios. Quaderni di Idronomia Montana, 26: 413-423 (ISBN: 88-6093-009-X).
C) Contributions in Conference Proceedings, National and International Journals without Impact Factor > 160

The full list of publications is provided in the CV, as *.pdf file.

Seminars and invited lectures >40

[last 5 years]

Does physical fractionation of SOM pools preserve information about microbial taxa distribution and ecological functions? – First Joint Meeting on Soil and Plant System Sciences (SPSS 2019) “Natural and Human-induced Impacts on the Critical Zone and Food Production”, Bari (Italy), 23-26 September, 2019.

The mystery of free-floating islands: from C sinks to environmental archives – University of Verona (Italy), 10 May, 2018.

I problemi della prevenzione e della repressione degli illeciti in materia ambientale: il contributo delle Scienze del suolo – “Terra solchi di verità e giustizia”, Foggia (Italy), 15 March, 2018.

Using DNA to unravel SOM fate in agricultural soils – 42º Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana della Scienza del Suolo “Il suolo al servizio degli ecosistemi”, Firenze (Italy), 5-7 December, 2017.

High resolution records of organic matter accumulation, trace element and dust depositions, and environmental changes from the free floating peat island of Posta Fibreno – 11th International Conference “Humic Substances in Ecosystems (HSE11)”, Kudowa-Zdrój (Poland), 29 May-1 June, 2017.

Occurrence of organic arsenic species in a 4-m deep free-floating island – EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), 23-28 April, 2017.

Free-floating islands as records of the past – 41° National Congress of the Italian Society of Soil Science, Ancona (Italy), 5-7 December, 2017.

How fast does organic matter may accumulate? The “mistery” of floating islands – 18th International Conference of the International Humic Substances Society, Kanazawa (Japan), 11-16 September, 2016.

Peat bogs as natural archives of human activity and environmental changes throughout centuries – Joint International Summer School, Pieve Tesino (Italy), 26-30 June, 2016.

Peat bogs and their role as natural archives – Institute of Chemistry, University of Graz, Graz (Austria), 20 April, 2016.

Seven centuries of atmospheric Pb deposition recorded in a floating mire from Central Italy – EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), 18-22 April, 2016.

Floating mires and environmental changes – Workshop “Plant-soil-water interfaces in riverine, hydromorphic, subaqueous ecosystems”, Imola (Italy), 23-24 June, 2015.

Is biochar application always a good strategy to preserve organic matter in agricultural soils? An overview – Carbon Storage in Soil and Its Role in Supporting Agriculture, Universities for EXPO 2015, Milan (Italy), 18 June, 2015.