Peer Reviewed Articles in Scientific Journals

Terzaghi, E., Alberti, E., Raspa, G., Zanardini, E., Morosini, C., Anelli, S., Armiraglio, S., Di Guardo, A., 2021a. A new dataset of PCB half-lives in soil: Effect of plant species and organic carbon addition on biodegradation rates in a weathered contaminated soil. Science of The Total Environment 750, 141411.

Terzaghi, E., Falakdin, P., Fattore, E., Di Guardo, A., 2021b. Estimating temporal and spatial levels of PAHs in air using rain samples and SPME analysis: Feasibility evaluation in an urban scenario. Science of The Total Environment 762, 144184.


Di Guardo, A., Raspa, G., Terzaghi, E., Vergani, L., Mapelli, F., Borin, S., Zanardini, E., Morosini, C., Anelli, S., Nastasio, P., Sale, V.M., Armiraglio, S., 2020. PCB vertical and horizontal movement in agricultural soils of a highly contaminated site: Role of soil properties, cultivation history and PCB physico-chemical parameters. Science of The Total Environment 747, 141477.

Terzaghi, E., Vergani, L., Mapelli, F., Borin, S., Raspa, G., Zanardini, E., Morosini, C., Anelli, S., Nastasio, P., Sale, V.M., Armiraglio, S., Di Guardo, A., 2020. New Data Set of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxin and Dibenzofuran Half-Lives: Natural Attenuation and Rhizoremediation Using Several Common Plant Species in a Weathered Contaminated Soil. Environmental Science & Technology 54, 10000–10011.

Castiglioni, S., Zuccato, E., Fattore, E., Riva, F., Terzaghi, E., Koenig, R., Principi, P., Di Guardo, A., 2020. Micropollutants in Lake Como water in the context of circular economy: A snapshot of water cycle contamination in a changing pollution scenario. Journal of Hazardous Materials 384, 121441.

Terzaghi, Elisa, De Nicola, F., Cerabolini, B.E.L., Posada-Baquero, R., Ortega-Calvo, J.-J., Di Guardo, A., 2020a. Role of photo- and biodegradation of two PAHs on leaves: Modelling the impact on air quality ecosystem services provided by urban trees. Science of The Total Environment 739, 139893.

Terzaghi, E., Vitale, C.M., Di Guardo, A., 2020. Modelling peak exposure of pesticides in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems: importance of dissolved organic carbon and vertical particle movement in soil. SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research 31, 19–32.

Terzaghi, Elisa, Vitale, C.M., Salina, G., Di Guardo, A., 2020b. Plants radically change the mobility of PCBs in soil: Role of different species and soil conditions. Journal of Hazardous Materials 388, 121786.


Bagnati, R., Terzaghi, E., Passoni, A., Davoli, E., Fattore, E., Maspero, A., Palmisano, G., Zanardini, E., Borin, S., Di Guardo, A., 2019. Identification of Sulfonated and Hydroxy-Sulfonated Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Metabolites in Soil: New Classes of Intermediate Products of PCB Degradation? Environ. Sci. Technol. 53, 10601–10611.

Terzaghi, E., Vergani, L., Mapelli, F., Borin, S., Raspa, G., Zanardini, E., Morosini, C., Anelli, S., Nastasio, P., Sale, V.M., Armiraglio, S., Di Guardo, A., 2019. Rhizoremediation of weathered PCBs in a heavily contaminated agricultural soil: Results of a biostimulation trial in semi field conditions. Science of The Total Environment 686, 484–496.

Vitale, C.M., Di Guardo, A., 2019a. A review of the predictive models estimating association of neutral and ionizable organic chemicals with dissolved organic carbon. Science of The Total Environment 666, 1022–1032.

Vitale, C.M., Di Guardo, A., 2019b. Predicting dissolved organic carbon partition and distribution coefficients of neutral and ionizable organic chemicals. Science of The Total Environment 658, 1056–1063.

Vitale, C.M., Sjøholm, K.K., Di Guardo, A., Mayer, P., 2019. Accelerated equilibrium sampling of hydrophobic organic chemicals in solid matrices: A proof of concept on how to reach equilibrium for PCBs within 1 day. Chemosphere 124537.


Di Guardo, A., Gouin, T., MacLeod, M., Scheringer, M., 2018. Environmental fate and exposure models: Advances and challenges in 21st century chemical risk assessment. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.

Morselli, M., Terzaghi, E., Di Guardo, A., 2018a. Do environmental dynamics matter in fate models? Exploring scenario dynamics for a terrestrial and an aquatic system. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 20, 145–156.

Morselli, M., Terzaghi, E., Galimberti, F., Di Guardo, A., 2018b. Pesticide fate in cultivated mountain basins: The improved DynAPlus model for predicting peak exposure and directing sustainable monitoring campaigns to protect aquatic ecosystems. Chemosphere.

Morselli, M., Vitale, C.M., Ippolito, A., Villa, S., Giacchini, R., Vighi, M., Di Guardo, A., 2018c. Predicting pesticide fate in small cultivated mountain watersheds using the DynAPlus model: Toward improved assessment of peak exposure. Science of The Total Environment 615, 307–318.

Terzaghi, E., Morselli, M., Zanardini, E., Morosini, C., Raspa, G., Di Guardo, A., 2018a. Improving the SoilPlusVeg model to evaluate rhizoremediation and PCB fate in contaminated soils. Environmental Pollution 241, 1138–1145.

Terzaghi, E., Zanardini, E., Morosini, C., Raspa, G., Borin, S., Mapelli, F., Vergani, L., Di Guardo, A., 2018b. Rhizoremediation half-lives of PCBs: Role of congener composition, organic carbon forms, bioavailability, microbial activity, plant species and soil conditions, on the prediction of fate and persistence in soil. Science of The Total Environment 612, 544–560.

Vitale, C.M., Terzaghi, E., Zati, D., Di Guardo, A., 2018. How good are the predictions of mobility of aged polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in soil? Insights from a soil column experiment. Science of the Total Environment 11.


Terzaghi, E., Morselli, M., Semplice, M., Cerabolini, B.E.L., Jones, K.C., Freppaz, M., Di Guardo, A., 2017. SoilPlusVeg: An integrated air-plant-litter-soil model to predict organic chemical fate and recycling in forests. Science of The Total Environment 595, 169–177. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.252

Vergani, L., Mapelli, F., Marasco, R., Crotti, E., Fusi, M., Di Guardo, A., Armiraglio, S., Daffonchio, D., Borin, S., 2017a. Bacteria Associated to Plants Naturally Selected in a Historical PCB Polluted Soil Show Potential to Sustain Natural Attenuation. Frontiers in Microbiology 8. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01385

Di Guardo, A., Terzaghi, E., Raspa, G., Borin, S., Mapelli, F., Chouaia, B., Zanardini, E., Morosini, C., Colombo, A., Fattore, E., Davoli, E., Armiraglio, S., Sale, V.M., Anelli, S., Nastasio, P., 2017a. Differentiating current and past PCB and PCDD/F sources: The role of a large contaminated soil site in an industrialized city area. Environmental Pollution 223, 367–375. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.01.033

Di Guardo, A., Morselli, M., Morabito, G., Semplice, M., Van den Brink, P.J., De Laender, F., 2017b. European environmental scenarios of chemical bioavailability in freshwater systems. Science of The Total Environment 580, 1237–1246. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.084

Kengni Jotsa, A.C., Pennati, V.A., Di Guardo, A., Morselli, M., 2017. Shallow Water 1D Model for Pollution River Study. Pure and Applied Mathematics Journal 6, 76–88.

Vergani, L., Mapelli, F., Zanardini, E., Terzaghi, E., Di Guardo, A., Morosini, C., Raspa, G., Borin, S., 2017b. Phyto-rhizoremediation of polychlorinated biphenyl contaminated soils: An outlook on plant-microbe beneficial interactions. Sci. Total Environ. 575, 1395–1406. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.218


Morselli, M., Semplice, M., De Laender, F., Van den Brink, P.J., Di Guardo, A., 2015. Importance of environmental and biomass dynamics in predicting chemical exposure in ecological risk assessment. Science of The Total Environment 526, 338–345. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.072

Viaene, K.P.J., De Laender, F., Rico, A., Van den Brink, P.J., Di Guardo, A., Morselli, M., Janssen, C.R., 2015. Species interactions and chemical stress: Combined effects of intraspecific and interspecific interactions and pyrene on Daphnia magna population dynamics: Combined effect of species interactions and pyrene. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34, 1751–1759. doi:10.1002/etc.2973

Terzaghi, E., Zacchello, G., Scacchi, M., Raspa, G., Jones, K.C., Cerabolini, B., Di Guardo, A., 2015a. Towards more ecologically realistic scenarios of plant uptake modelling for chemicals: PAHs in a small forest. Science of The Total Environment 505, 329–337. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.09.108

De Laender, F., Morselli, M., Baveco, H., Van den Brink, P.J., Di Guardo, A., 2015. Theoretically exploring direct and indirect chemical effects across ecological and exposure scenarios using mechanistic fate and effects modelling. Environment International 74, 181–190. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2014.10.012

Terzaghi, E., Scacchi, M., Cerabolini, B., Jones, K.C., Di Guardo, A., 2015b. Estimation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Variability in Air Using High Volume, Film, and Vegetation as Samplers. Environmental Science & Technology 49, 5520–5528. doi:10.1021/es5056929

Morselli, M., Semplice, M., Villa, S., Di Guardo, A., 2014. Evaluating the temporal variability of concentrations of POPs in a glacier-fed stream food chain using a combined modeling approach. Science of The Total Environment 493, 571–579. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.150


Visconti, A., Volta, P., Fadda, A., Di Guardo, A., Manca, M., Smith, R., 2014. Seasonality, littoral versus pelagic carbon sources, and stepwise 15 N-enrichment of pelagic food web in a deep subalpine lake: the role of planktivorous fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71, 436–446. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2013-0178

Ghirardello, D., Morselli, M., Otto, S., Zanin, G., Di Guardo, A., 2014. Investigating the need for complex vs. simple scenarios to improve predictions of aquatic ecosystem exposure with the SoilPlus model. Environmental Pollution 184, 502–510. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2013.10.002

De Laender, F., van den Brink, P.J., Janssen, C.R., Di Guardo, A., 2014. The ChimERA project: coupling mechanistic exposure and effect models into an integrated platform for ecological risk assessment. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21, 6263–6267. doi:10.1007/s11356-014-2605-5


Terzaghi, E., Wild, E., Zacchello, G., Cerabolini, B.E.L., Jones, K.C., Di Guardo, A., 2013. Forest Filter Effect: Role of leaves in capturing/releasing air particulate matter and its associated PAHs. Atmospheric Environment 74, 378–384. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.04.013

Di Guardo, A., Hermens, J.L., 2013. Challenges for exposure prediction in ecological risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 9, e4–e14. doi:10.1002/ieam.1442

Infantino, A., Morselli, M., Di Guardo, A., 2013. Integration of a dynamic organism model into the DynA Model: Development and application to the case of DDT in Lake Maggiore, Italy. Science of The Total Environment 454–455, 358–365. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.03.026


Morselli, M., Ghirardello, D., Semplice, M., Raspa, G., Di Guardo, A., 2012. Integration of an atmospheric dispersion model with a dynamic multimedia fate model: Development and illustration. Environmental Pollution 164, 182–187. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.01.039

Semplice, M., Ghirardello, D., Morselli, M., Di Guardo, A., 2012. Guidance on the Selection of Efficient Computational Methods for Multimedia Fate Models. Environmental Science & Technology 46, 1616–1623. doi:10.1021/es201928d

Stroppiana, D., Boschetti, M., Brivio, P.A., Nizzetto, L., Di Guardo, A., 2012. Forest leaf area index in an Alpine valley from medium resolution satellite imagery and in situ data. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 6, 063528–1. doi:10.1117/1.JRS.6.063528


Morselli, M., Ghirardello, D., Semplice, M., Di Guardo, A., 2011. Modeling short-term variability of semivolatile organic chemicals in air at a local scale: An integrated modeling approach. Environmental Pollution 159, 1406–1412. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2010.12.034


Nizzetto, L., Macleod, M., Borgå, K., Cabrerizo, A., Dachs, J., Guardo, A.D., Ghirardello, D., Hansen, K.M., Jarvis, A., Lindroth, A., Ludwig, B., Monteith, D., Perlinger, J.A., Scheringer, M., Schwendenmann, L., Semple, K.T., Wick, L.Y., Zhang, G., Jones, K.C., 2010. Past, Present, and Future Controls on Levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Global Environment. Environmental Science & Technology 44, 6526–6531. doi:10.1021/es100178f

Ghirardello, D., Morselli, M., Semplice, M., Di Guardo, A., 2010. A dynamic model of the fate of organic chemicals in a multilayered air/soil system: Development and illustrative application. Environmental science & technology 44, 9010–9017.


Massa, V., Infantino, A., Radice, F., Orlandi, V., Tavecchio, F., Giudici, R., Conti, F., Urbini, G., Di Guardo, A., Barbieri, P., 2009. Efficiency of natural and engineered bacterial strains in the degradation of 4-chlorobenzoic acid in soil slurry. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 63, 112–115. doi:10.1016/j.ibiod.2008.07.006


Nizzetto, L., Jarvis, A., Brivio, P.A., Jones, K.C., Di Guardo, A., 2008a. Seasonality of the Air−Forest Canopy Exchange of Persistent Organic Pollutants. Environmental Science & Technology 42, 8778–8783. doi:10.1021/es802019g

Moeckel, C., Nizzetto, L., Guardo, A.D., Steinnes, E., Freppaz, M., Filippa, G., Camporini, P., Benner, J., Jones, K.C., 2008. Persistent Organic Pollutants in Boreal and Montane Soil Profiles: Distribution, Evidence of Processes and Implications for Global Cycling. Environmental Science & Technology 42, 8374–8380. doi:10.1021/es801703k

Di Guardo, A., Nizzetto, L., Infantino, A., Colombo, I., Saporiti, E., Jones, K.C., 2008. Field derived accumulation and release kinetics of DDTs in plants. Chemosphere 72, 1497–1503. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2008.04.072

Nizzetto, L., Pastore, C., Liu, X., Camporini, P., Stroppiana, D., Herbert, B., Boschetti, M., Zhang, G., Brivio, P.A., Jones, K.C., Di Guardo, A., 2008b. Accumulation Parameters and Seasonal Trends for PCBs in Temperate and Boreal Forest Plant Species. Environmental Science & Technology 42, 5911–5916. doi:10.1021/es800217m

Otto, S., Vianello, M., Infantino, A., Zanin, G., Di Guardo, A., 2008. Effect of a full-grown vegetative filter strip on herbicide runoff: Maintaining of filter capacity over time. Chemosphere 71, 74–82. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.10.029

Infantino, A., Pereira, T., Ferrari, C., Cerejeira, M.J., Di Guardo, A., 2008. Calibration and validation of a dynamic water model in agricultural scenarios. Chemosphere 70, 1298–1308. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.07.047

Nizzetto, L., Lohmann, R., Gioia, R., Jahnke, A., Temme, C., Dachs, J., Herckes, P., Guardo, A.D., Jones, K.C., 2008c. PAHs in air and seawater along a North–South Atlantic transect: trends, processes and possible sources. Environmental science & technology 42, 1580–1585.

2007 - 2001

Nizzetto, L., Stroppiana, D., Brivio, P.A., Boschetti, M., Di Guardo, A., 2007. Tracing the fate of PCBs in forest ecosystems. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 9, 542. doi:10.1039/b701351e

Nizzetto, L., Jones, K.C., Gramatica, P., Papa, E., Cerabolini, B., Di Guardo, A., 2006a. Accumulation of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Canopies of Different Forest Types: Role of Species Composition and Altitudinal-Temperature Gradient. Environmental Science & Technology 40, 6580–6586. doi:10.1021/es0605523

Di Guardo, A., Ferrari, C., Infantino, A., 2006. Development of a Dynamic Aquatic Model (DynA Model): Estimating Temporal Emissions of DDT to Lake Maggiore (N. Italy). Environmental Science and Pollution Research - International 13, 50–58. doi:10.1065/espr2006.01.009

Nizzetto, L., Cassani, C., Di Guardo, A., 2006b. Deposition of PCBs in mountains: The forest filter effect of different forest ecosystem types. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 63, 75–83. doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2005.05.005

Boschetti, M., Brivio, P.A., Carnesale, D., Di Guardo, A., 2006. The contribution of hyperspectral remote sensing to identify vegetation characteristics necessary to assess the fate of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the environment. Annals of Geophysics 49.

Jaward, F.M., Di Guardo, A., Nizzetto, L., Cassani, C., Raffaele, F., Ferretti, R., Jones, K.C., 2005. PCBs and Selected Organochlorine Compounds in Italian Mountain Air: the Influence of Altitude and Forest Ecosystem Type. Environmental Science & Technology 39, 3455–3463. doi:10.1021/es048160o

Borgå, K., Di Guardo, A., 2005. Comparing measured and predicted PCB concentrations in Arctic seawater and marine biota. Science of The Total Environment 342, 281–300. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2004.12.043

Webster, E., Mackay, D., Di Guardo, A., Kane, D., Woodfine, D., 2004. Regional differences in chemical fate model outcome. Chemosphere 55, 1361–1376. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2003.10.061

Di Guardo, A., Zaccara, S., Cerabolini, B., Acciarri, M., Terzaghi, G., Calamari, D., 2003. Conifer needles as passive biomonitors of the spatial and temporal distribution of DDT from a point source. Chemosphere 52, 789–797. doi:10.1016/S0045-6535(03)00256-X

Fattore, E., Di Guardo, A., Mariani, G., Guzzi, A., Benfenati, E., Fanelli, R., 2003. Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans in the Air of Seveso, Italy, 26 Years after the Explosion. Environmental Science & Technology 37, 1503–1508. doi:10.1021/es0261224

Gramatica, P., Pozzi, S., Consonni, V., Di Guardo, A., 2002. Classification of environmental pollutants for global mobility potential. SAR QSAR Environ Res 13, 205–217. doi:10.1080/10629360290002695

Gramatica, P., Di Guardo, A., 2002. Screening of pesticides for environmental partitioning tendency. Chemosphere 47, 947–956. doi:10.1016/S0045-6535(02)00007-3

Finizio, A., Di Guardo, A., 2001. Estimating temperature dependence of solubility and octanol–water partition coefficient for organic compounds using RP-HPLC. Chemosphere 45, 1063–1070. doi:10.1016/S0045-6535(01)00105-9

2000 - 1991

Barra, R., Vighi, M., Maffioli, G., Di Guardo, A., Ferrario, P., 2000. Coupling SoilFug Model and GIS for Predicting Pesticide Pollution of Surface Water at Watershed Level. Environmental Science & Technology 34, 4425–4433. doi:10.1021/es000986c

Finizio, A., Di Guardo, A., Cartmale, L., 1998. Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and their effects on biodiversity: an overview of the atmospheric pathways of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and suggestions for future studies. Environmental monitoring and assessment 49, 327–336. doi:10.1023/A:1005859228855

Mackay, D., Guardo, A.D., Hickie, B., Webster, E., 1997. Environmental Modelling: Progress and Prospects. SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research 6, 1–17. doi:10.1080/10629369708031721

Jia, C.Q., Guardo, A.D., Mackay, D., 1996. Toxics Release Inventories: Opportunities for Improved Presentation and Interpretation. Environmental science & technology 30, 86A–91A. doi:10.1021/es9620999

Mackay, D., Di Guardo, A., Paterson, S., Kicsi, G., Cowan, C.E., 1996a. Assessing the fate of new and existing chemicals: A five-stage process. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 15, 1618–1626. doi:10.1002/etc.5620150928

Mackay, D., Di Guardo, A., Paterson, S., Kicsi, G., Cowan, C.E., Kane, D.M., 1996b. Assessment of chemical fate in the environment using evaluative, regional and local-scale models: Illustrative application to chlorobenzene and linear alkylbenzene sulfonates. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 15, 1638–1648. doi:10.1002/etc.5620150930

Mackay, D., Di Guardo, A., Paterson, S., Cowan, C.E., 1996c. Evaluating the environmental fate of a variety of types of chemicals using the EQC model. Environmental toxicology and chemistry 15, 1627–1637. doi:10.1002/etc.5620150929

Mackay, D., Di Guardo, A., 1995. Organochlorines in The Great Lakes Ecosystem: Sources, Partitioning, and Control. Ecological Applications 5, 301–304. doi:10.2307/1942018

Barra, R., Vighi, M., Di Guardo, A., 1995. Prediction of surface water input of chloridazon and chlorpyrifos from an agricultural watershed in Chile. Chemosphere 30, 485–500. doi:10.1016/0045-6535(94)00412-N

Finizio, A., Di Guardo, A., Vighi, M., 1994. Improved RP-HPLC Determination of Kow for Some Chloroaromatic Chemicals Using Molecular Connectivity Indices. SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research 2, 249–260. doi:10.1080/10629369408233982

Di Guardo, Antonio, Williams, R.J., Matthiessen, P., Brooke, D.N., Calamari, D., 1994. Simulation of pesticide runoff at Rosemaund Farm (UK) using the SoilFug model. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 1, 151–160. doi:10.1007/BF02986938

Di Guardo, A., Calamari, D., Zanin, G., Consalter, A., Mackay, D., 1994. A fugacity model of pesticide runoff to surface water: Development and validation. Chemosphere 28, 511–531. doi:10.1016/0045-6535(94)90295-X

Calamari, D., Tremolada, P., Di Guardo, A., Vighi, M., 1994. Chlorinated hydrocarbons in pine needles in Europe: Fingerprint for the past and recent use. Environmental science & technology 28, 429–434. doi:10.1021/es00052a014

Tremolada, P., Di Guardo, A., Calamari, D., Davoli, E., Fanelli, R., 1992. Mass-spectrometry-derived data as possible predictive method for environmental persistence of organic molecules. Chemosphere 24, 1473–1491. doi:10.1016/0045-6535(92)90269-W

Finizio, A., Di Guardo, A., Arnoldi, A., Vighi, M., Fanelli, R., 1991. Different approaches for the evaluation of Kow for s-triazine herbicides. Chemosphere 23, 801–812. doi:10.1016/0045-6535(91)90084-Q

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