Salvatore Pinna (Nuoro, Italy, 1980) is an Environmental and Land Engineer from the University of Cagliari (Italy, 2012). He has got a MSc in Project Planning for Rural Development and Sustainable Management at the UPM in 2014. He is PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of Cagliari (2017), with a thesis titled “The Role of Alternative Food Networks in Agricultural Landscape Conservation: Some Evidences from Italy and Spain”. The thesis investigates the role of organic and small-scale farming in protecting and conserving agro-biodiversity and agricultural landscapes in the regions of Sardinia and Community of Madrid. The investigation was funded by ROP–ERDF Sardinia 2007–2013.
In 2017, he obtained a grant in the framework of the INTERREG Marittime Italy-France project named GIREPAM (Integrated Management of Ecological Networks through Parks and Marine Areas). He realised his work in the DICAAR (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture Department) research team of the University of Cagliari. The project, which finished in December 2019, aimed at integrating the conservation measures of Natura 2000 sites overlapping the territories of two Sardinian Marine Protected Areas, namely “Tavolara-Punta Coda Cavallo” e “Isola dell’Asinara”.
History is one of the passion of Salvatore, with a special focus on medieval and modern history of Sardinia and the relations between the island and the Crown of Aragon and the Spanish Realm. He is author of numerous books and articles regarding Spanish inquisition, local aristocracy and its socio-economic contexts of Sardinian villages up to XVII century, as well as scientific papers about agricultural landscapes