Antonio Bombelli has a degree in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Plant Sciences.
His background concerns Plant Ecophysiology, Forestry, and Carbon Cycle, particularly with regard to terrestrial ecosystems response to natural and anthropogenic stress, including climate change. In the last 8 years he gained considerable expertise in writing, coordinating and implementing national and international projects.
He worked at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (1999-2004) on the plant adaptive strategies to Mediterranean stress. He worked (2005-2011) at the University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy) on the scientific coordination of several projects in the field of ecology, forestry, carbon cycle and climate change. He collaborated (2006-2011) with the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO), working on the coordination of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) programme, its Terrestrial Carbon Observations (TCO) initiative, and the Essential Climate Variables (ECVs).
He is Manager of the Division on Impacts on Agriculture, Forest and Natural Ecosystems (IAFENT) of CMCC.
He is the coordinator of the Task CL-02 “Global Carbon Observation and Analysis” of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) 2012-2015 Work Plan.
He is the Project Manager of the European FP7 projects ClimAfrica and GEOCARBON. He was the manager of the FP6 CarboAfrica.