Dr. Stefano Loppi
got a PhD in environmental biology and is now assistant professor of Environmental Botany at the Department of Life Sciences, the University of Siena, Italy.
His research interest is focused on the study of the biological effects of air pollution on sensitive organisms, especially lichens, to be used as biomonitors. He cooperates with several groups in Italy and abroad, especially Greece, Slovakia and Portugal, and a scientific coordinator of several research projects. He is a member of the editorial boards of several international journals, President of the Italian Lichen Society (2011–2014), member of the Steering Committee of the Foundation for Climate and Sustainability (2012–2015), member of the Steering Committee of BioMAP and author of >100 scientific papers in refereed journals. Alderman committed to environment of Foiano della Chiana municipality (2009–2014).