Francesco Pecori

Presently I’m in charge of the institute nursery where we produce several woody plants used in our fields trial.
The main interest is related to the Elm breeding; recently we released another DED resistant hybrid ‘Morfeo’ (2011/0223) and many others elm clones are on study for urban plantations and bioenergetical purpose.
Another aspect is the relationship between DED fungus O. novo-ulmi s.l. and several Geosmithia spp fungus, that are considered no-pathogenic on elm, sharing the same host-plant and vectors.



Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2019 - Real-time loop-mediated isothermal amplifcation: an early-warning tool for quarantine plant pathogen detection - Aglietti C., Luchi N., Pepori A.L., Bartolini P., Pecori F., Raio A., Capretti P., Santini A. - AMB express, volume 9
  • 2017 - Ceratocystis platani is killing plane trees in Istanbul (Turkey) - Lehtijärvi A., Oskay F., Dogmus Lehtijärvi H.T., Aday Kaya A.G., Pecori F., Santini A., Woodward S. - Forest Pathology , e12375
  • 2017 - Lights and shadows of a possible strategy to cope with alien and destructive forest pathogens: the example of breeding for resistance to Dutch elm disease in Italy - Pecori F., Ghelardini L., Luchi N., Pepori A.L., Santini A. - Baltic Forestry , 23: 255-263
  • 2017 - Ecology of invasive forest pathogens - Ghelardini L., Luchi N., Pecori F., Pepori A.L., Danti R., Della Rocca G., Capretti P., Tsopelas P., Santini A. - Biological Invasions , 1-18
  • 2013 - Hybridization and introgression between the exotic Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila, and the native Field elm, U. minor, in Italy - Brunet J., Zalapa J.E., Pecori F., Santini A. - Biological Invasions , 15:2717-2730
  • 2013 - Effects of a three-year exposure to ambient ozone on biomass allocation in poplar using ethylenediurea - Hoshika Y., Pecori F., Conese I., Bardelli T., Marchi E.,manning W.J., Badea O., Paoletti E. - Environmental Pollution , 180:299-303
  • 2012 - Olmi A Rapida Crescita - Pecori F., Santini A. - Sherwood , 180:35-39
  • 2012 - Gli olmi e la grafiosi In Italia: problemi e prospettive - Pecori F., Pepori A., Santini A. - Bullettino Della Società Toscana Di Orticoltura , 1:10-15
  • 2011 - ‘Morfeo’ Elm: a new variety resistant to Dutch elm disease - Santini A., Pecori F., Pepori A., Brookes A. - Forest Pathology (Print),
  • 2010 - Genotype × environment interaction and growth stability of several elm clones resistant to Dutch elm disease - Santini A., Pecori F., Pepori A. L., Ferrini F., Ghelardini L. - Forest Ecology And Management , 260:1017-1025