Anna Barra Caracciolo, Ricercatore

Barra Caracciolo
email caracciolo AT
Address Via Salaria km 29,300
C.P. 10
00015 Monterotondo St. (RM)
Telephone +39 06 90672786
Fax +39 06 90672787

Research Topics
  • Environmental fate of xenobiotics (pesticides, biocides, pharmaceuticals, PCBs) and effects on soil and water microorganisms
  • Vulnerability of groundwater ecosystem and natural attenuation of pollutants
  • Water and soil bioremediation and molecular methods of identifying microorganisms with a polluted ecosystem recovery capacity
  • Microbial indicators of ecosystem quality
  • Bioremediation and Phyto-assisted bioremediation
  • Environmental risk assessment of chemical substances and REACH Regulation
Research activities / Ongoing Projects
    • Coordinator of the European Project FP7 People-2012-IAPP – Microbial Community-based sequencing analysis linked to anthropogenic pressures: MicroCoKit to address the water quality - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways
    • Management Committee COST Action FP1305: BioLink - Linking belowground biodiversity and ecosystem function in European forests (2014-2018)
    • Italian Project “Experimental application of low-cost phytoremediation techniques in the ex-campo Cimino– Manganecchia area in Taranto”
    • EU-India Research and Innovation Partnership Europe Technological eco-innovation for the quality control and the decontamination of polluted waters and soils Europe
    • Italian Flagship Programme RITMARE, Italian research on the sea, SP3-WP2-AZ3-UO04 Tecnologie di biorisanamento in situ: applicazione di approcci innovativi e decontaminazione biologica
    • Italian Project ZOOCOMPOST “Innovative experiments aimed at optimizing the agronomic use of digested residues coming from zootechnical treatment plants through phytodisidratation and composting processes”
    • ‘Evaluacion del impacto ambiental y recuperacion del medio natural en emplazamientos contaminados (EIADES)’ Project funded by Comunidad de Madrid della Comunidad de Madrid (IMIDRA), Alcalá de Henares - Spain
Recent Publications
  • Barra Caracciolo A, Bustamante MA, Nogues I, Di Lenola M, Luprano ML, Grenni P, 2015. Changes in microbial community structure and functioning of a semiarid soil due to the use of anaerobic digestate derived composts and rosemary plants. Geoderma 245-246: 89-97
  • Barra Caracciolo A, Topp E, Grenni P, 2015. Pharmaceuticals in the environment: Biodegradation and effects on natural microbial communities. A Review. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 106: 25-36
  • Godoi I, Sene L, Barra Caracciolo A, 2014. Assessment of the bacterial community structure in a Brazilian clay soil treated with atrazine. Annals of Microbiology 64: 307-311.
  • Babut M, Arts GH, Barra Caracciolo A, Carluer N, Domange N, Friberg N, Gouy V, Grung M, Lagadic L, Martin-Laurent F, Mazzella N, Pesce S, Real B, Reichenbeger S, Roex EWM, Romijn K, Rottele M, Stenrod M, Tournebize F, Vindimian E, 2013. Pesticide risk assessment and management in a globally changing world – Report from a European interdisciplinary Workshop. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20: 8298-8312
  • Barra Caracciolo A, Bottoni P, Grenni P, 2013. Microcosms studies to evaluate microbial potential to degrade pollutants in soil and water ecosystems. Microchemical Journal 107: 126-130.
  • Grenni P, Patrolecco L, Ademollo N, Tolomei A, Barra Caracciolo A, 2013. Degradation of gemfibrozil and naproxen in a river water ecosystem. Microchemical Journal 107: 158-164
  • Artigas J, Arts G, Babut M, Barra Caracciolo A, Charles S, et al, 2012. Towards a renewed research agenda in Ecotoxicology. Environmental Pollution 160: 201-206
  • Barra Caracciolo A, Grenni P, Saccà ML, Amalfitano S, Martin M, Gibello A, 2009. The role of a groundwater bacterial community in the degradation of the herbicide terbuthylazine. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 71: 127-136

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