Alessandro Nardone

University of Tuscia, Italy

Alessandro Nardone has a degree in agriculture, the M.A. degree at the Centre International Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Mediterranéennes, France, (1963), and the Ph.D. degree in animal demography (1970). He served as the Head of the AIA R and D Department from 1964 to 1970. he worked as a Professor in Husbandry Demography at University of Napoli from 1970 to 1984 and as a Full Professor since 1986 at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy, in the fields of animal breeding and genetics and in livestock systems. His main fields of research include evolution of livestock production systems, demographic parameters of farm animal populations and selection models, genomic selection, and effects of heat stress on metabolism and production in ruminants. He authored more than 200 scientific publications. He is responsible for national project SelMol (animal selection by molecular genetics). He was responsible for several research units of National Research Council of the Ministry of Research or the Ministry of Agriculture and other international research units, and he was a Chairperson of the Working Group of International Experts of FAO in 1995 and 1997. He is a Member of several scientific and technical Committees in animal research, and of the committee of Ministry of Agriculture in Italy for the evaluation of research projects. He is Member of the editorial advisory board of some scientific journals. He was a Member of panels for the evaluation of the state of agricultural research in Sweden and of the “Laboratoire de Recherches sur le Développement de l’Elevage-Corté" SAD-INRA France. He served as the Vice President of the International Committee for Recording Productivity in Animals, from 1970 to 1978, as the President of the European Association for Animal Production, from 1990 to 1996, as a Vice President of the World Association for Animal Production, from 1996 to 1998, and as a President of Reseau Mediterranee Elevage (RME).

Biography Updated on 17 January 2011

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