Lucio Montecchio earned his M.Sc. degree in Forest Sciences from the University of Padova. He’s an Associate Professor of both forest pathology and amenity trees pathology at the same University. He qualified for Full Professorship in 2017. He is the author of more than 120 technical and scientific papers and book chapters, and four patents. His research focus on the biology, epidemiology and pathogenicity of fungal parasites in forest and ornamental trees, and on the dynamics of the mutualistic fungal communities associated with trees health. Through the University spin-off De Rebus Plantarum, his research focus also on environment-friendly approaches on diseases control by means of trunk injection treatments. He’s involved in internationally funded researches and actions, and holds advisory positions on both national and international levels.