francesco_ferriniDr. Francesco Ferrini PhD – Full Professor at the Department of Agriculture, Food, Environmental and Forestry Sciences – University of Florence (Italy); Dean of the School of Agriculture at the University of Florence, President of the Italian Society of Arboriculture from 2005 to 2011, Member of the Board of the International Society of Arboriculture from all over the world from 2005 to 2016, Senior Director of the scientific magazine Advances in Horticultural Sciences, Associate Editor of the Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, Associate Editor of Urban Forest & Urban Greening, Editor of the Handbook of Urban Forestry published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
Member of Educational Goods and Services Committee of the International Society of Arboriculture from 2007 to 2011. Member of the Science and Research Committee of the International Society of Arboriculture from 2006 to 2011. Chairman of Conference Program Committee of the International Society of Arboriculture from 2008 to 2011
From 1990 he has published more than 300 scientific and technical papers in Italian and in English in international referred and nationwide journals. In 2010 he has been the recipient of International L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research Recipient: The L.C. Chadwick award is granted to individuals to recognize research that has contributed valuable information to arboriculture. Classes taught: Arboriculture and Urban Forestry (master’s degree in landscape architecture); Planning and managing green areas (Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology for green areas and landscape management); Methodologies and tools to climate change effects mitigation in the urban environment (Master’s degree in Sustainable management of Agroecosystems)

IASHK 2014: Hanging by Their Roots, Trees and Slippery Slopes

IASHK 2011: Balancing Trees & Urban Spaces

IASHK 2009: Tree Assessment & Preservation