Soil Sealing: Quantifying Impacts on Soil Functions by a Geospatial Decision Support System

Manna Piero, Basile Angelo, Bonfante Antonello, D’Antonio Amedeo, De Michele Carlo, Iamarino Michela, Langella Giuliano, Mileti Antonio Florindo, Pileri Paolo, Vingiani Simona, Terribile Fabio. 2017. Land Degrad. Develop. (2017). Published online in Wiley Online Library ( DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2802                                                                                                              Soil sealing is considered among the most dangerous of land degradation processes on global, European and […]

An integrated approach to studying the genesis of andic soils in Italian nonvolcanic mountain ecosystems

Mileti, F.A., Vingiani, S., Manna, P., Langella, G., Terribile, F. (2017). Catena 159, 35–50. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2017.07.022                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Over recent decades, andic soils have been increasingly found in non-volcanic mountain ecosystems (NVME) in many parts of the world. In Italy, this type of soil has proved to be greatly affected by aeolian deposits and to be […]

Genetic and geochemical signatures to prevent frauds and counterfeit of high-quality asparagus and pistachio

Zannella, C., Carucci, F., Aversano, R., Prohaska, T., Vingiani, S., Carputo, D., Adamo, P. (2017). Food Chemistry 237, 545–552. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.05.158.                                                                                                                                                              A fingerprinting strategy based on genetic (simple sequence repeat) and geochemical (multielement and 87Sr/86Sr ratio) analysis was tested to prove the geographical origin of high-quality Italian products “White Asparagus from Bassano del Grappa” […]

Pedological investigation of an early Bronze Age site in southern Italy

Vingiani, S., Minieri, L., Albore Livadie, C., Di Vito, M., Terribile, F. (2017). Geoarchaeology – An International Journal. DOI: 10.1002/gea.21625.                                                                                                                                                                          Archaeological excavations over the last 40 years in Campania (southern Italy) confirm intense human occupation since the early Bronze Age (EBA). A pedological analysis of a ∼9 m deep pedostratigraphic sequence at Palma Campania […]

Soil properties and debris flows in Italy: potential relationships

Scognamiglio, S., Terribile, F., Iamarino, M., Orefice, N., Vingiani, S. (2016). Rendiconti on line della Società Geologica Italiana, vol. 41, pages: 199-202. DOI: 10.3301/ROL.2016.128.                                                                                                                                       Debris flows are known to be very dangerous hazards that can produce fatalities and severe damages. In the Campania region they involve Andosols with a unique set of morphological, chemical, […]

Tree or soil? Factors influencing humus form differentiation in Italian forests

Andreetta, A., Cecchini, G., Bonifacio, E., Comolli, R., Vingiani, S., Carnicelli, S. (2016). Geoderma, 264, pp. 195-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.11.002.                                                                                                                                                                        We aim to investigate the occurrence of forest humus forms (Moder, Amphi and Mull) in relation to environmental factors describing parent material, climate and tree species. Boosted regression trees (BRTs) were applied as modeling tool […]

Active Biomonitoring of Heavy Metals and PAHs with Mosses and Lichens: a Case Study in the Cities of Naples and London

Vingiani, S., De Nicola, F., Purvis, W. O., Concha-Graña, E.,Muniategui-Lorenzo, S., López-Mahía, P., Giordano, S., Adamo, P.(2015). Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 226 (8), 226-240. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-015-2504-5.                                                                                 Mosses and lichens are widely used to detect changes in the environmental concentrations of potential contaminants. Several studies have shown the usefulness of transplanted mosses and/or lichens […]

Occurrence and origin of soils with andic properties in Calabria (southern Italy)

Vingiani, S., Scarciglia, F., Mileti, F.A., Donato, P., Terribile, F. (2014). Geoderma, 232-234, pp. 500-516. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.06.001                                                                                                                                                                   Andic-like soils, along with Andosols, have previously been reported in non-volcanic ecosystems of the coastal and mountainous areas of the Calabria region (southern Italy), but little is known about their properties, soil formation processes and volcanic source […]

Weathering and particle entrapment at the rock-lichen interface in Italian volcanic environments

Vingiani, S., Terribile, F., Adamo, P. (2013). Geoderma, 207-208 (1), pp. 244-255.DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.05.015              The present work investigated the biogeophysical and biogeochemical weathering associated to the growth of epilithic lichens on recent lava flows from Mt. Etna (Sicily) and Mt. Vesuvius (Campania). The chosen lichen species were the crustose Lecidea fuscoatra, the foliose Xanthoparmelia conspersa and […]

The hidden nature of parent material in soils of Italian mountain ecosystems

Mileti, F.A., Langella, G., Prins, M.A., Vingiani, S., Terribile, F. (2013). Geoderma, 207-208 (1), pp. 291-309. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.05.006                                                                                                                                                                 Soils with andic features are known to be very important as regards both ecosystem fertility and susceptibility to land degradation. In recent years there has been an increasing number of finds of these soils in non-volcanic […]