Fabio Salbitano, PhD in Forest Ecology, he s Professor of Landscape Ecology, Applied Silviculture, Forest and Landscape restoration, and Urban Forestry at the University of Florence, Italy. Since the middle 80s, he carries out research on forest, health, and wellbeing, landscape perception, restorativeness potential of urban green spaces, landscape ecology and history, strategic planning and participatory processes. His latest research work concerns the restorative potential of urban forests and the comfort of nature (thermal comfort, perception of naturalness) in urban settings. He was actively involved in FAO Urban and Peri-Urban Forestry programs since 2001. Since 2013, he is coordinating the WG7 of SILVA MEDITERRANEA, statutory body of FAO for Mediterranean Forests. Fabio is member of the scientific board of “Urban Forestry & Urban Greening” and he participated to 3 COST actions: E12 “Urban Forest and Trees”; E39 “Forest, Human Health and Well-being”; FP1204 “ GreenInUrbs”.