dr. DP (Paolo) Di Lonardo

dr. DP (Paolo) Di Lonardo


I am an environmental scientist specialised in microbial ecology and biogeochemical processes in soils. Over the past years I gathered international experience in Italy, Chile, Denmark and The Netherlands, working in the fields of public outreach, water quality monitoring and soil ecology. I am interested in aspects related to environmental quality and sustainability, soil functions and soil biology.

Within the Soil Biology Group I am part of BENCHAMRKS project where I lead Work Package 7 - Management and Co-ordination, with the main objective of overseeing the management and the internal communication procedures between the 29 European partners of the consortium. Furthermore, I oversee and coordinate the lab analyses within the Soil Biology Lab.

For the Soil Biology group I take care of the connection between the research group and the Soil Biology Lab and the research group and the Soil Science cluster of WUR.

I am one of the coordinators of the National Centre for Soil Ecology (NCSE).