Eleonora Canfora has a degree in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Forestry Sciences. Her background concerns Plant Biology and Vegetation Ecology with regard to remote sensing analysis.
She worked at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (1986-1996) on the structural analysis of vegetation by remote sensing studies, ecophysiological and leaf area index measurements. After a period of teaching of Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Microbiology in public schools, from 2004 she worked at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo to realize and manage the European Database that collects, process and standardizes the data sent by circa 200 European sites and 30 African sites. In this area she worked in processing data for numerous works of synthesis in the European projects as CarboeuropeIP, IMECC and in the African project CarboAfrica.
Actually she is co-Manager of the European Fluxes Database Cluster , the European and African portal to the FLUXNET, integrating worldwide CO2, water, and energy flux measurements. The Database collects data within 7th Framework Programme projects: GHG-Europe (Greenhouse gas management in European land use systems), CarboExtreme (The terrestrial Carbon cycle under Climate Variability and Extremes), and within European infrastructures as INGOS (Integrated non CO2 Greenhouse gas Observing System) and ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System).