Born in 1971, Dr. Giuseppe Montanaro obtained his PhD in Crop Systems, Forestry and Environmental Sciences in 2006 from the University of Basilicata (IT) where he is currently employed within the Fruit Tree Section. His main research focus is on (i) fruit quality with a particular focus on Ca accumulation mechanisms in fruit (ii) water relations and photosystem II efficiency. He shall continue to make contributions to this topic in the light of the expected increasing frequency and severity of drought and other consequences of a changing climate. This will also involve developing easy-to-use techniques at the orchard scale (iii) Soil fertility remediation. He is actively pursuing new technologies to boost the accumulation of carbon in the soil, not just to increase carbon inputs through biomass increases and organic waste amendments.