Bruno Basso's research deals mainly with water, carbon, nitrogen cycling and modeling in agro-ecosystems, and spatial analysis of crop yield. Basso's modeling research has focused on extending soil-crop-atmosphere models to spatial domains at the field scale, and in particular on developing, testing, and deploying SALUS, a next-generation process-based model that integrates crop productivity with water, carbon, and nutrient fluxes in a spatially explicit manner. Through this research, it has been possible to integrate the effects of topography and soil properties on soil water balance, and thereby partition surface vs. subsurface flows in different landscape positions. This has important value for better understanding and predicting nitrogen conservation patterns in cropped landscapes as well as soil carbon change - and has led to important insights for the likely effects of climate change on carbon and water footprints of future cropping systems, as noted in recent publications.
Basso, B, Fiorentino, C, Cammarano,D., Cafiero,G., Dardanelli, J. 2012. Analysis of rainfall distribution on spatial and temporal patterns of wheat yield in Mediterranean environment. Europ. J. Agronomy 41 (2012) 52– 65
Diacono, M, Castrignanò,M., Troccoli, A. De Benedetto, D., Basso, B., Rubino, P. 2012. Spatial and temporal variability of wheat grain yield and quality in a Mediterranean environment: A multivariate geostatistical approach. Field Crops Research 131 (2012) 49–62 3.
Basso, B., De Simone, L ., Cammarano, D., Martin, E.C., Margiotta, S., Grace, P.R., Yeh, M.L., Chou, T.Y. 2012. Evaluating Responses to Land Degradation Mitigation Measures in Southern Italy . International Journal of Environmental Research, Vol. : 6 issue 2 (2012) : 367-380