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Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA) Italy

SSSA is an Italian public university funded by the State to pursue excellence in higher education and research through a multidisciplinary approach. Research carried out at SSSA is focused on agroecology, namely on the development of sustainable low-input and organic farming/cropping systems, on functional biodiversity in agroecosystems, and on weed ecology and management.

Role in OSCAR: In cooperation with UNIPI, SSSA will contribute with results and assessments on long-term experiments (WP2), and will compare different techniques of SC control in field trials.

 

Key staff involved in OSCAR

Prof. Dr. Paolo Bàrberi (SSSA Team Leader) is Professor in Agronomy and Field Crops. He has extensive expertise in ecology and management of wild vegetation, cropping systems research in low-input and organic farming, and functional biodiversity in agroecosystems. He is Vice-President of the European Weed Research Society (EWRS) and of the Italian Research Group on Organic Farming (GRAB-IT). At SSSA he leads the Agroecology Area in the Institute of Life Sciences, and is Coordinator of Curriculum B (Functional Biodiversity in Agroecosystems) in the International PhD Programme in Agrobiodiversity.

Dr. Anna-Camilla Moonen is Assistant Professor in Agronomy and Field Crops. She has extensive experience on functional biodiversity in agroecosystems, especially on the ecology and management of wild arable vegetation and of field margins, cover crops, and interactions between vegetation and other biota.

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