Endrit Kullaj (Associated Professor of Pomology)
Tree Fruit Physiology and Genetics
Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Agricultural University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
Professor at the Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Agricultural University of Tirana (AUT). BSc in Crop Production (2000), BSc in Agrarian Economics (2007), a MSc in Horticulture (2003) and a PhD (2006). A second PhD by the University of Bologna. Several research stages in Italy, France, GB, USA. Coordinated and participated in about 20 international research projects; consultant for GTZ, ERM, UNDP, ADA, WB, European Consultants, etc. for development projects.
Since 2007, I teach the “Ecophysiology of Fruit Trees” at the Master of Science in Horticulture. For this reason, but also to follow the research areas of the Department of Horticulture (‘Propagation of Horticultural Crops’ and ‘Stress Physiology’) , I’m trying to orient the focus of my research in this new area. Climatic changes have raised an extraordinary research interest for their impact on agriculture. In this context, where the fruit tree production is under an extraordinary pressure of abiotic stresses, the most important and most scarce resource is water. This research will aim in raising fruit production efficiency whilst water resource and quality is diminished. Transferring physiological and technological knowledge on practical applications for the organic growing of fruit trees is the main purpose of this research area.
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