XXXVIII ciclo Niccolò Renzi



2nd year

Curriculum: Agricultural and Forest Engineering

Supervisor: Prof. Giulio Castelli


Office address: Via San Bonaventura 13, 50145 Firenze

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I’m Niccolò Renzi, I obtained both my bachelor's and master's degrees at Florence University.  During my bachelor, I did a traineeship in Mexico at the Universidad Autonoma de Chapingo where I studied principal component analysis of Mexican and commercial corn varieties. For my master's in "Tropical Natural Resources Management and Rural Development,"(110/110 cum laude) I had the chance to study with the International Centre of Agriculture Research for Arid Area (ICARDA) in Amman where I worked on Water Harvesting farming in the Badia, a dry rangeland. 

Research interests and PhD project

Agricultural sustainability, Water Harvesting, Water use efficiency, Water Footprint, Plant physiology, Exchange entitlement. My Ph.D. will focus on environmental sustainability framework and environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance. Integration of Ecosystem services in Life cycle assessment (LCA) and corporate Water Footprint (WF). Imported virtual water (VW).


Renzi, N., Villani, L., Haddad, M., Strohmeier, S., el Din, M., Al Widyan, J., Bresci, E., & Castelli, G. (2023). Modeling-based performance assessment of an indigenous macro-catchment water harvesting technique (Marab) in the Jordanian Badia. Land Degradation and Development.

Conference talks and seminars

Renzi, N., Villani, L., Muhi El-Dine, H., Haddad, M., Bresci, E., Strohmeier, S., and Castelli, G.: Modeling of Indigenous Marab Water Harvesting Technique in the Jordanian Badia, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 23–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-2861,

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