Adolfo Rosati

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Olive (Olea europaea L.) fruits contain numerous secondary metabolites, primarily phenolics, terpenes and sterols, some of which are particularly interesting for their nutraceutical properties. This study will attempt to provide further insight into the profile of olive phenolic compounds during fruit development and to identify the major genetic(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Kaolin applications have been used to mitigate the negative effects of water and heat stress on plant physiology and productivity with variable results, ranging from increased to decreased yields and photosynthetic rates. The mechanisms of action of kaolin applications are not clear: although the increased albedo reduces leaf temperature(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Photosynthetic radiation use efficiency (PhRUE) over the course of a day has been shown to be constant for leaves throughout a general canopy where nitrogen content (and thus photosynthetic properties) of leaves is distributed in relation to the light gradient. It has been suggested that this daily PhRUE can be calculated simply from the(More)
We examined whether some agronomical practices (i.e. organic vs. conventional) affect olive fruit and oil composition, and oil sensory properties. Fruit characteristics (i.e. fresh and dry weight of pulp and pit, oil content on a fresh and dry weight basis) did not differ. Oil chemical traits did not differ except for increased content of polyphenols in the(More)
A Community Model Code Numerical ocean modelling at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) originates from Joe Smagorinsky’s recruitment in 1962 of Kirk Bryan, then at Woods Hole. Smagorinsky envisioned a suite of numerical models for use in understanding mechanisms for weather and climate phenomena, and for dynamical forecasts. This pioneering(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Kaolin applied as a suspension to plant canopies forms a film on leaves that increases reflection and reduces absorption of light. Photosynthesis of individual leaves is decreased while the photosynthesis of the whole canopy remains unaffected or even increases. This may result from a better distribution of light within the canopy(More)
We would like to invite the CLIVAR community to submit CLIVAR related papers to CLIVAR Exchanges for the next issue. The deadline for submission is 31st August 2008 Guidelines for the submission of papers for CLIVAR Exchanges can be found CLIVAR is an international research programme dealing with climate variability and predictability on timescales from(More)
This paper reports the results of a study conducted in Italy, within the AGFORWARD (2014–2017) project, aimed at promoting innovative agroforestry practices in Europe. Agroforestry offers a means for maintaining food production whilst addressing some of the negative environmental effects of intensive agriculture. This study aims to elicit the positive and(More)