Measuring the Role of Urban Vegetation on Air Quality: The Case Study of the Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, Italy

  • Raffaela Esposito
  • Gabriele Guidolotti
  • Emanuele Pallozzi
  • Corrado Leone
  • Michele Mattioni
  • Giovanni De Simoni
  • Carlo CalfapietraEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)


Urban vegetation, particularly urban forests are a crucial component of green infrastructure in our cities. A strong interest is related to the ecosystem services provided to both people and the environment including CO2 sequestration and air quality improvement. However few in situ experimental studies exist on these topics while most of the estimations derive from modelling exercise. Preliminary results of an innovative eddy covariance site located in the Real Bosco di Capodimonte within the urban area of Naples (Italy) are presented here.


Urban forest Green infrastructure Air quality Trees Eddy covariance Air pollution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raffaela Esposito
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gabriele Guidolotti
    • 1
  • Emanuele Pallozzi
    • 1
  • Corrado Leone
    • 1
  • Michele Mattioni
    • 1
  • Giovanni De Simoni
    • 1
  • Carlo Calfapietra
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Agro-Environmental and Forest Biology (IBAF)National Research Council of Italy (CNR)Porano, NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-Food and Forest SystemsUniversity of TusciaViterboItaly
  3. 3.Global Change Research InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicBrnoCzech Republic

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