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Dr. Carla Nati

Forest Mechanisation and Biomass Supply

National Research Council-Timber and Tree Institute, Italy

 

Email: nati@ivalsa.cnr.it

 

Qualifications

2000  Ph.D., Florence University, Italy

1995  M.Sc., Faculty of Viterbo University, Italy

 

Publications (Selected)

  1. Spinelli R, Magagnotti N, Nati C. Options for the mechanized processing of hardwood trees in Mediterranean forests. International journal of forest engineering. 20(1): 30, 2009
  2. Spinelli R, Magagnotti N, Nati C.Harvesting vineyard pruning residues for energy use. Biosystems eng. 105: 316, 2009
  3. Spinelli R, Nati C, Magagnotti N.Using modified foragers to harvest short-rotation poplar plantations. Biomass & bioenergy. 33: 817, 2009
  4. Nati C,Spinelli R,Fabbri PG.Wood chips size distribution in relation to blade wear and screen use. Biomass & bioenergy. 34:587, 2010
  5. Spinelli R, Magagnotti N, Nati C.Benchmarking the impact of traditional small-scale logging systems used in Mediterranean forestry. Forest ecology and management. 260: 1997, 2010
  6. Spinelli R, Nati C.A low-investment fully mechanized operation for pure selection thinning of pine plantations. Crojfe. 30 (2):89, 2010
  7. Spinelli R, Magagnotti N, Nati C.Cantini C, Sani G, Picchi G, Biocca M. Integrating olive grove maintenance and energy biomass recovery with a single-pass pruning and harvesting machine. Biomass & bioenergy. 35: 808, 2011
  8. Spinelli R, Nati C, Sozzi l, Magagnotti N, Picchi G. Physical characterization of commercial woodchips on the Italian energy market. Fuel. 90: 2198, 2011
  9. Spinelli R, Magagnotti N, Nati C.Work quality and veneer value recovery of mechanised and manual log-making in Italian poplar plantations. European journal of forest research. 30 (5): 737, 2011
  10. Magagnotti N, Nati C, Picchi G, Spinelli R. Mechanized thinning of walnut plantations established on ex-arable land. Agroforestry systems. 82 (1): 77, 2011
  11. Spinelli R, Nati C, Pari L, Mescalchin E, Magagnotti N. Production and quality of biomass fuels from mechanized collection and processing of vineyard pruning residues. Applied energy. 89: 374, 2011
  12. Spinelli R, Magagnotti N, Picchi G, Lombardini C, Nati C. Upsized harvesting technology for coping with the new trends in shortrotation coppice. Applied engineering in agriculture. 27 (4): 443, 2011
  13. Spinelli R, Spinelli R, Magagnotti N, Nati C, Pari L, Vanneste JL.Recovering kiwifruit pruning residues for biomass production. Transactions of the Asabe. 55(1): 2012, 2012
  14. Spinelli R, Nati C, Pari L, Mescalchin E, Magagnotti N. Production and quality of biomass fuels from mechanized collection and processing of vineyard pruning residues. Applied energy. 89: 374, 2012
  15. Spinelli R, Cavallo E, Facello A, Magagnotti N, Nati C, Paletto G. Performance and energy efficiency of alternative comminution principles: chipping versus grinding. Scandinavian journal of forest research. 27 (4): 393, 2012