Roberto Pilli

Education: PhD in Forest Ecology in 2007(University of Padova), Specialization course in Landscape planning, garden and park design in 2001 (University of Torino), graduated in Forest and environmental ecology in 1998 (University of Padova). Professional experience: employed by the public forest service of the Veneto Region, between 1999 and 2007, dealing mainly with the following activities: forest plans and silvicultural activities; hydraulic-forest interventions; management of forest pests and fire disturbances; technical expert of the Transnational Technical Board of the Interreg project Carbon-Pro (Carbon balance drafting and new resources management tools according to Kyoto Protocol). Grantholder at the Joint Research Center between 2009 and 2012, providing scientific and technical support on modeling of LULUCF emissions and removals. Since 2010, he mainly worked on modeling national forest inventories data to provide estimates on the forest carbon sink capacity at European and country level. He currently collaborates with the Forest Action activity as freelance, developing the application of the Carbon Budget Model to the European countries.


  • Pilli, R., Grassi, G., Kurz, W., Moris, J., Abad Viñas, R. (2016) Modelling forest carbon stock changes as affected by harvest and natural disturbances. II. EU-level analysis Carbon Balance and Management vol. 11 no. 1 p. 20. doi:10.1186/s13021-016-0059-4
  • Pilli, R., Grassi, G., Kurz, W., Abad Viñas, R., Guerrero Hue, N. (2016) Modelling forest carbon stock changes as affected by harvest and natural disturbances. I. Comparison with countries’ estimates for forest management. Carbon Balance and Management vol. 11 no. 1 p. 5. doi: 10.1186/s13021-016-0047-8
  • Abad Viñas, R., Blujdea, V., Federici, S., Hiederer, R., Pilli, R. Grassi, G (2014) LULUCF MRV, Analysis and proposals for enhancing Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of greenhouse gases from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry in the EU. EUR 26813 EN. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2014. JRC 91414
  • Mubareka, S., Jonsson, R., Rinaldi, F., Fiorese, G., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Sallnäs, O., Baranzelli, C., Pilli, R., Lavalle, C., Kitous, A. (2014) An integrated modelling framework for the forest-based bioeconomy. IEEE Earthzine 7 (2), 908802+. doi:10.1101/011932
  • Pilli R., Grassi G., Kurz W.A., Smyth C.E. and Blujdea V. (2013) Application of the CBM-CFS model to estimate Italy’s forest carbon budget, 1995 to 2020. Ecological modeling. 266, 144-171.
  • Blujdea, V., Pilli, R., Dutca, I., Ciuvat, L., Abrudan, I.V., (2012) Allometric biomass equations for young broadleaved trees in plantations in Romania. Forest Ecology and Management.264: 172-184.
  • Pilli, R. (2012) Calibrating CORINE Land Cover 2000 on forest inventories and climatic data: an example for Italy. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 9: 59-21.
  • Grassi, G., den Elzen, M.G.J. Hof, A., Pilli R. ,& Federici, S. (2012) The role of the land use, land use change and forestry sector in achieving Annex I reduction pledges. Climatic Change, 115(3-4),873-881.
  • Grassi, G., Federici, S., & Pilli, R. (2010) What happened to forests in Copenhagen? IForest, 3(MARCH), 30-32.
  • Dalla Valle E., Lamedica S., Pilli R., Anfodillo T., (2009) Land use change and forest carbon sink assessment in an alpine mountain area of the Veneto Region (NE Italy). Mountain Research and Development, 29(2): 161-168.
  • Pilli, R., Anfodillo, T. e Carrer, M., (2006) Towards a functional and simplified allometry for estimating forest biomass. Forest Ecology and Management.237: 583-593.


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