Valentina N
Date and place of birth: October 17th, 1972 – Siena
Adress: Department of Earth, Environmental and Physical Sciences – University of Siena, Pian dei Mantellini 44, 53100, Siena, Italy.
Tel: +39 0577 235741 E-mail:

Current function
Technical PhD
2002: PhD in Chemical Sciences (Environmental ambientale). Thesis title: “Chemical-physical approaches for the study of systems of environmental interest” Relator Prof. Nadia Marchettini – University of Siena.
1998: Master’s Degree in Chemical Science. Experimental thesis entitled“Study of oligosaccharide derivatives of Hyaluronic Acid: Infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis”. Relator Prof. Claudio Rossi –University of Siena.

Research area

  • Sustainability indicators: Emergy Evaluation, Life Cycle Assessment, Ecological Footprint, Water Footprint, Carbon Footprint, Nitrogen Footprint;
  • Thermodynamic models for the study of ecological systems.

From September 30, 2011 he is a MEMBER of the “STANDARD COMMITTEE” of the Ecological Footprint, a committee made up of 20 people from different geographical areas and extremely different experiences, both public and private. The Committee has the specific task of reviewing and implementing the standards and guidelines for the calculation of the Ecological Footprint, one of the most important and used environmental sustainability sustainability indicators. The Committee is coordinated by the Global Footprint Network, Oakland, California (USA) and chaired by Mathis Wackernagel.
Member of the Italian Chemical Society

Editorial Boards
GUEST EDITOR della rivista RESOURCES (ISSN 2079-9276) per uno SPECIAL ISSUE (vol. 7del 2018) dal titolo “Ecological Footprint Assessment for Resources Management”. 

1) Mancini M.S., Galli A., Coscieme L., Niccolucci V.*, Lin D., Pulselli F.M., Bastianoni S., Marchettini N., 2018.
Exploring Ecosystem Services evaluation through Ecological Footprint Accounting. Ecosystem Services, 30, 228-235. ISSN: 2212-0416.
Doi: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.01.010.

2) Coscieme L.Pulselli F.M.Niccolucci V.Patrizi N.Sutton P.C., 2016. Accounting for “land-grabbing” from a biocapacity viewpoint. Science of the Total Environment 539, 551-559. ISSN: 00489697.  Doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.021

3) Mancini M.S., Galli A., Niccolucci V., Lin D., Bastianoni S., Wackernagel M., Marchettini N., 2016. Ecological Footprint: refining the carbon Footprint calculation. Ecological Indicators, 61, 390-403. ISSN: 1470160X. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.09.040.

4) Galli A., Kitzes J., Niccolucci V., Wackernagel M., Wada Y., Marchettini N., 2012. Assessing the global environmental consequences of economic growth of emerging countries: China and India. Ecological Indicators 17, 99-107. ISSN: 1470-160X. Doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.04.022.

5) Niccolucci V., Tiezzi E., Pulselli F.M., Capineri C., 2012. Biocapacity vs Ecological Footprint of world regions: a geopolitical interpretation. Ecological Indicators 16, 23-30. ISSN: 1470-160X. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.09.002.

6) Patterson T.M., Niccolucci V., Bastianoni S., 2007. Beyond “More is Better”; Tourism and Consumption in Val di Merse, Italy. Ecological Economics, 62(3-4), 747-756. ISSN: 0921-8009. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.09.016.

7) Niccolucci V., Pulselli F.M., Tiezzi E., 2007. Strengthening the Threshold Hypothesis: economic and biophysical limits to growth, Ecological Economics, 60 (4), 667-672. ISSN: 0921-8009. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.10.008.

8) Galli A., Kitzes J., Wermer P., Wackernagel M., Niccolucci V.*, Tiezzi E., 2007. An exploration of the mathematics behind the ecological footprint. International Journal of Ecodynamics 2(4), 250-257. ISSN: 1743-5242. DOI: 10.2495/ECO-V2-N4-250-257.