Silvano Fares is a research director at the National Research Council of Italy – Institute of BioEconomy, where he is the Head of the laboratory of biometeorology. He was awarded his PhD in Forest Ecology at the University of Tuscia, Italy, in 2008, and has worked as a Postdoc at the University of California - Environmental Science and Policy Department, USA in 2008-2010. His expertise includes exchange processes involving ozone, biogenic volatile organics, methane and carbon between plant ecosystems and the atmosphere.
He has experience using leaf level instrumentation and eddy-covariance techniques to understand fluxes of greenhouse gases in forest ecosystems. He is the designated Italian coordinator of terrestrial ecosystems in the frame of the EU program ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System). In iLEAPS SSC, Dr Fares will bring in ecological expertise and his research interests including greenhouse gases and VOCs exchange in Mediterranean forest ecosystems, application of multi-layer models to explain plant atmosphere interactions under environmental stress.