Mira Arte Fabricatum
The forest of Vallombrosa

Riziero Tiberi
The forest of Vallombrosa today

Riziero Tiberi teaches General and Applied Entomology. His main activities concern the study of the biology, ecology and population dynamics of the most important herbivore insects that feed on forest and ornamental plants, as well as on those cultivated for precious timber. Specific research topics regard the study of the use of natural volatile substances in the monitoring and control of defoliating lepidoptera insects in natural, semi-natural and urban environments. Special attention is given to the identification and assessment of the actions of natural antagonists in view of their possible use in the biological fight against herbivore insects that feed on forest plants in natural environments.

 

Francesco Salvestrini
Wooded land — cultivated land — consecrated land. The historical formation of the heritage of Vallombrosa

Francesco Salvestrini teaches Mediaeval History at the Department of History, Archaeology, Geography, Art and Performing Arts (SAGAS) of the University of Florence. He focuses on the history of ecclesiastical institutions, and especially on Vallombrosian, Camaldolese and Cistercian monasticism. His interests also involve the study and publication of communal statutes, the social history of late Mediaeval Italy, the history of the relationship between man and the environment and the history of fluvial settlements between the Eleventh and Fifteenth centuries.