Anna Maria Vettraino

University of Tuscia, Italy

Anna Maria Vettraino got the Ph.D. degree in plant protection, from the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy, where she is now a Researcher and Teacher of biotechnology applied to phytopathology and monitoring of forest diseases. Her research activity is related mainly to natural environment, forest and agricultural ecosystems, using traditional approaches and early diagnosis techniques. Dr. Vettraino participates and coordinates in national and international research projects related to plant pathology, biotechnology, and environmental aspects. She has been involved since several years in research activities concerning the epidemiology, the etiology, and the control of Phytophthora diseases in forests, nurseries, and agricultural environments. Actually, she is involved in a project, funded by MiPAFF, related to the microbial characterization of composts and the evaluation of their ability to enhance plant growth and to control plant diseases. She is an FAO Consultant for environmental issues. Vettraino is the Leader of the EU COST Action FP1002 (Pathway Evaluation and Pest Risk Management in Transport -PERMIT) and Deputy Coordinator of the COST Action FP0801 (Established and Emerging Phytophthora: Increasing Threats to Woodland and Forest Ecosystems in Europe). She is the author of more than 160 papers.

Biography Updated on 20 December 2011

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