Plants have developed systems of perception, processing and response to signals from the surrounding environment. Our research group studies how and why plants behave the way they do.

The focus is on Plant Acoustics, sounds that could be advantageous for plants to hear, and how plants respond to them. But the relationship between man and plants is something special. A complete immersion in a wood or a forest guarantees to receive benefits from the forest atmosphere. This pratice, when made by walking derives from the Japanese Shinrin-yoku, when by bike, it leads to our Slow bike research. Last of our investigated topics is related to microalgae growth with the aim to enhance CO2 bio-sequestration generating a virtuous circle from agro-industrial waste as input to biodiesel or other high value products as output.

Plant Acoustics
Microalgae
Slow bike
Shinrin-yoku