Dr Luca Montanarella

European Commission - DG Joint Research Centre, Italy

Email: luca.montanarella@jrc.ec.europa.eu

Lead author to the SCOPE Rapid Assessment Project on the Benefits of Soil Carbon


Luca has been working, since 1992, as Scientific Officer in the European Commission, leading the Soil Data and Information Systems (SOIL Action) activities of the Joint Research Centre in support to the EU Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection and numerous other soil related policies, for example: The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
He is responsible for the European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC), the European Soil Information System (EUSIS) and the European Soil Bureau Network (ESBN) and also, recently, took charge of supporting the establishment of the Global Soil Partnership at FAO.
He has published more than 200 publications, books and reports and received numerous awards and memberships, details of which can be found at his home page: http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/esdb_archive/Staff/Montanarella.html