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Elisabetta Loffredo

Elisabetta Loffredo, Italian agricultural studies educator. Annual Research fellowship, Consiglio National delle Ricerche, 1986, Biennial Research fellowship, 1990. Member of International Humic Substances Society, Society Italiana di Chimica Agraria.


  • Loffredo, Elisabetta was born on November 7, 1961 in Corato, Bari, Italy. Daughter of Clemente Loffredo and Alessandra Costantino.

  • Education

    • Degree in Agricultural Science, University degli Studi di Bari, Italy, 1985.


    • Fellow Consiglio National delle Ricerche, Bari, 1986—1992. Visiting scientist University California, Riverside, 1991—1992. Research assistant University Bari, 1994—1995, researcher, 1995—2004, associate professor, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in chemical and physico-chemical characterization of soil humic substances. Research in interaction processes between xenobiotic, mutagenic and xenoestrogen compounds and soil, urban wastes, slurries and their humic fraction. Research in dynamics of nematicides in the soil-plant system and residue analysis in edible plant part.

      Research in identification, isolation, and chemical characterization of natural organic molecules present in root exudates of cucumber plants possessing repellent effects on plant parasitic nematodes. Research in allelochemical or autotoxic compounds present in root exudates of different agricultural plant species and their interaction with humic substances. Effects of allelopathic compounds alone.

      Research in effects of humic and humic-like substances of different origin and nature matrices and/or allelopathic compounds from root exudates on the growth of soil-borne plant pathogen fungi. Research in phytoremediation of soils and waters from organic contaminants.


    Member of International Humic Substances Society, Society Italiana di Chimica Agraria.





    • Children: Marco Desiderio, Andrea Paolo.
    • father: Clemente Loffredo
    • mother: Alessandra Costantino
    • children: Marco Desiderio Loffredo
    • Andrea Paolo Loffredo
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    Born November 7, 1961
    (age 56)
    • 1985
      University degli Studi di Bari
    • 1986 - 1992
      Fellow, Consiglio National delle Ricerche
      Bari, Somalia
    • 1991 - 1992
      visiting scientist, University California
      Riverside, New Jersey, United States