Dr. Giacomo Certini is a Tenured Researcher, chair of Pedology, at the College of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Florence. His main scientific interests are: forest pedology, influence of plants on pedogenesis, mineral weathering in soil, carbon sequestration in forest soils, effects of forest fires on soil properties. He is author/co-author of about 30 papers published in International journals (ISI). He has co-edited the book Soils. Basic Concepts and Future Challenges, contributed by 23 authors from all over the world and published in 2006 by the Cambridge University Press.
He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Wildland Fire and an author for the Encyclopedia of Earth. He has refereed papers for the following journals: Soil Science Society of America Journal, Plant and Soil, Biology and Fertility of Soils, Global Change Biology, Biogeochemistry, International Journal of Wildland Fire, The Science of the Total Environment, International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Microbial Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Currently, he teaches Pedology and Forest Soils at the University of Florence.