Franco Biondi

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 784-6921
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Natural Resources & Environmental Science
  • Research Fields: Climate, Forest, And Landscape Dynamics, Environmental Change, Climate-Forest Interactions, Surface Landscape Processes, Quantitative Methods, Dendrochronology
  • Disciplines: Environmental Studies, Geography, Natural Resources and Conservation, Social Sciences
  • Location:Washoe County
  • Funding:NSF - National Science Foundation


Prof. Franco Biondi received a Laurea (Italian Doctorate) in forestry from the Università di Firenze in 1985, and a Ph.D. in watershed management and geosciences from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 1994. He is now a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is also the DendroLab Director, and a member of three interdisciplinary graduate programs: Environmental Sciences, Hydrologic Sciences, and Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology.

Together with his students and colleagues, he has conducted research projects in North America and Italy. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation (including a CAREER award in 2002-2008 and an EAGER award in 2012-2014), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Geographic Society.