Dario Caro was born in Siena on 6 Dicember 1982.
Address: Via Aldo Moro 2
Siena, IT 53100
B.A.: University of Siena in Chemistry,
Title of the thesis: “Monitoring on presence of Arsenic into
Montecristo island” 108/110;
• Supervisor: Dr Alessandro Donati, Department of Chemical and
Biosystems Sciences, University of Siena.
M.A.: University of Siena in Chemistry
“The carbon balance of Siena Province” 110/110 magna cum
• Supervisor: Dr. Simone Bastianoni, Department of Chemistry,
University of Siena.
• Co-supervisor: Dr. Francesco Vaccari, National Research Council,
Short term Student: (October 2012 – Present). Department of
Global Ecology. Carnegie Institution of Science. Stanford University.
(Ken Caldeira Lab).
Doctoral Candidate Chemistry: (October 2010 – October 2013).
Department of chemistry. University of Siena. Ecodynamics research
His main research focuses are the use of sustainability indicators
and the application of thermodynamics to ecological systems.
Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate in Chemical Sciences in the University
of Siena (environmental curriculum) with a project entitled:
"Environmental sustainability assessment applied to global or
local regional systems, using thermodynamic approaches" under
the supervision of Prof. Simone Bastianoni.
In particular, in the first part of PhD, he studied IPCC methodology
to realize GHG inventories at national and local level. He contributed
to realize the REGES project, for the control and monitoring of greenhouse
gas emissions by IPCC methodology in the area of the Province of Siena.
The results of REGES Project were certified by ISO 14064 from RINA
He is also studying alternative methods to allocate responsibility
of GHG emissions in international trade and the consequent policy
Moreover he is evaluating new systems to assess forest absorption,
as Eddy Covariance Instrument in collaboration with National Council
Research of Florence. He is elaborating scenarios to evaluate, for
example, the partial substitution of gasoline with ethanol in Siena
Province by an LCA approach. He participated to several meetings and
schools; in particular he was selected for the EU school: “Climate
change, cultural heritage and risk”, summer school organized
from Council of Europe (2011).
In this moment he is working at Carnegie institution of Science at
Department of global ecology in Stanford (California). He is dealing
with embodied emission in livestock trade, comparing produced based
accounting (IPCC inventory) and consumer based accounting (multi and
single-regional input output analysis) under the supervision of Ken
Caldeira (Carnegie institution of Science- Stanford University) and
Steven Davis (University of California-Irvine).
He is a member of “Italian Chemical Society”.
Publications Reasearch Articles:
D. Caro, S. Bastianoni, S. Borghesi, F.M. Pulselli, 2012. “Toward
a different emissions allocation method in national GHG inventories”.
Energy Policy. Submitted (under-revision).
N. Patrizi, D. Caro, F.M. Pulselli, A. B. Bjerre, S. Bastianoni, 2012.
“Feasibility of partial substitution of gasoline with ethanol
in Siena Province (Italy): an LCA approach”. Journal of Clean
Production. In press: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.11.023
S. Bastianoni, M. Marchi, D. Caro, F.M. Pulselli, P. Casprini, 2012.
“Certified ISO 14064-1 Greenhouse Gas Inventories: a relevant
policy tool for the sustainable management of Siena Province (Tuscany,
central Italy) ”. Journal of Environmental Management. In preparation
D. Caro, S. Bastianoni, S. Borghesi, F.M. Pulselli, 2012. “GHG
emission responsibility and carbon transfer through International
Trade: a consumer based approach at the national level”. Environmental
Science & Policy. In preparation
D. Caro, F.M. Pulselli, S. Bastianoni, 2011. “A method to
assign the emissions in International trade” (meeting) –
XI convention ARG – Assisi – Società Chimica Italiana.
D.Caro, S. Bastianoni, 2012 “Analysis and assessment of green
house gases in territorial systems” (meeting)– IX edition
Emory – Siena – Chemistry for life & environment education,
Schools and Special Courses:
“Scientific Writing” (with final exam) held by Kristin
Sainani in January/March 2013, for a total of 18 hours of lessons.
“Climate change, cultural heritage and risk” (with final
exam), Summer School organized from Council of Europe (2011).
“Writing Scientific Articles in English” (with final exam)
held by Adrian Wallwork in March / April 2011, for a total of 10 hours
of lessons. University of Siena.
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