Professor, Institute for Agricultural Chemistry and Environmental
University of Cattolica,
Dr. Marco Trevisan, is professor since 1998 at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth), Agriculture Faculty sited in Piacenza and where he carries out teaching and research work. Trevisan was involved in several European project in these field: HAIR (SSPE-CT-2003-501997), . The assessment of operator, bystander and environmental exposure to pesticides (SMT4-CT96-2048); Evaluation and improvement of mathematical models of pesticide mobility in soils ad assessment of their potential to predict contamination of water systems. (EV5V-CT92-0226); Measuring and modelling volatilization in agricultural areas in South Europe (SMT4-CT98-9027); Evaluation of methods to compare or rank pesticides according to their environmental impact. (CAPER-FAIR CT97-3510); SUSAP. Supplying local authorities and farmers with an innovative tool to support a sustainable agricultural production. LIFE98 contract n. ENV/IT/000010; Effective approaches for assessing the predicted environmental concentrations of pesticides (APECOP - QLK4199901238); Pesticides in European Groundwaters: study of representative Aquifers leading to Simulation of possible Evolution (PEGASE- EVK1-CT-1999-00028), Marie Curie Training Site PEACE (QLK5-CT-2001-60014), SEAMLESS System for Environmental and Agricultural Modelling; Linking European Science and Society, Genesis Groundwater and Dependent Ecosystems: New Scientific and Technical Basis for Assessing Climate Change and Land-use Impacts on Groundwater Systems Contract number: 226536 He was member of the Italian commission of biocides (EU Directive 98/8) and chairman of physical-chemistry properties group. He has been field editor of Agronomie, Agriculture and Environment since 1996 and since 2009 editor of Applied and Environmental Soil Science. In the 2005 Trevisan was appointed as member of the Review Panel for assessing the Strategic Plan Proposals of CSIC Centers/Institutes in Spain. The Center/Institutes evaluated by the Commission were:9 in the area of soil science. He is joined, as independent expert, on Version Control Group and on Groundwater of FOCUS (Forum for the Co-ordination of pesticide fate models and their Use) which is devoted to help the pesticide registration procedure at European level using models. Since 2001 is vice-chairman of COST629 action (Water pollution in natural porous media at different scales: fate, impact and indicators. He was a member of a research unit CNR-GNDCI (Assessment of groundwater vulnerability) for the Civil Protection of the Italian Government. He has been President of Environment & Pesticide association GRIFA (Gruppo di Ricerca Italiano Fitofarmaci ed Ambiente) since 2002. Sawada Prize for the best scientific paper published in 2004 on prediction of the environmental concentration of pesticide in paddy field and surrounding surface water bodies in recognition of its exceptional research achievement in the field of paddy and water environmental engineering.
Pesticide fate, environmental chemistry, surface and groundwater contamination, soil quality