Editorial Board


Adriano Sofo
Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures: Architecture, Environment, Cultural Heritage (DiCEM)
University of Basilicata, Matera, Italy
E-mail: adriano.sofo@unibas.it


Adriano Sofo graduated with a Master Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Bari, Italy, in 1997. He spent three years (1999-2002) at the University of Basilicata, Italy, with a Doctorate in Crop Productivity. From 2000 to 2001, he also was a Researcher at the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy. As Postdoctoral Training, in 2002, he worked at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Heraklion, Greece, within a Marie Curie Fellowship. In 2007, he graduated with a second Master Degree in Plant Biotechnology from the University of Basilicata. He then trained as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Basilicata, where he also worked as Assistant Professor in Agricultural Chemistry. In 2015, he was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholar grant to spend at the University of California, Davis. In 2017, he received a fellowship award from the OECD Co-operative Research Programme at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. In 2019, he was a visiting professor at Kindai University, Nara, Japan, within a JSPS Research Scholar Grant. In 2020, he has benefited from a DAAD Research Stay at the University of Bremen, Germany. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Agricultural Chemistry and Plant Biology at the University of Basilicata. His research fields are: a) biochemistry and physiology of plants under abiotic stress conditions; b) soil chemistry/microbiology and soil sustainable management; c) food quality and plant secondary metabolites. He is actively working on the following topics: a) response of crops to abiotic and biotic stresses; b) response of plants and fungi to soil pollutants; c) soil quality and fertility in sustainable agro-ecosystems; d) food quality and improvement of plant material. He is the author of over 150 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and books. In 2020, he was listed among 2% of the most cited scientists in the world - year 2019 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918) and among the Top Italian Scientists, Natural & Environmental Sciences macroarea (http://www.topitalianscientists.org).


Associate Editors

Naser Aziz Anjum, Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
Maurizio Cocucci, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Production, Landscape, Agroenergy, University of Milan, Italy
Changbin Chen, Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA
Fiorella Lo Schiavo, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Padua, Italy

Editorial Board

Angela Agostiano, Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, Italy
Parvaiz Ahmad, Department of Botany, S.P. College, University of Kashmir, India
Leonardo Bruno, Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
Alena Gajdosova, Institute of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Nitra, Slovak Republic
Dennis Greer, School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Georgios Koubouris, Institute for Olive Tree and Subtropical Plants, National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF), ELGO DEMETER, Chania, Greece Pascal Labrousse, Laboratory of Botany and Cryptogamie, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Limoges, France
Rui Manuel de Almeida Machado, Crop Sciences Department, ICAAM - Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Évora, Portugal
Babak Madani, Date Palm and Tropical Fruit Research Center, Horticultural Science Research Institute, Agricultural Rsearch Education and Extention Organization (AREEO), Hormozgan, Iran
Anna Mårtensson, Department of Soil and Environment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden
Gopal Pattanayak, Department of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, University of Chicago, IL, USA
Alessandro Petraglia, Department of Life Sciences, University of Parma, Italy
Daneshwar Puchooa, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius, Réduit, Mauritius
Sonali Sengupta, School of Plant, Environment and Soil Sciences, Louisiana Agricultural Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Lisa Signorile, Zoological Society London (ZLS), UK
Susan MH Slater, Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Karim Sorkheh, Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran
Li Yuan, Plant Biology Department, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Youxi Yuan, Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Ratna Karan, Agronomy Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Nidhi Rawat, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, USA
Simon Wallace, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London, UK; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Lihua Wu, The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvanian State University, University Park, PA, USA
Alba Nicoletta Mininni, University of Basilicata, Matera, Italy