Dear colleagues
I have just received this very sad news that Giovanni Nicolotti passed away.  The loss of a good friend and colleague Forest Pathologist is terribly sad news.  Our condolences go out to all of  his family.
Best regards


The Italian Forest pathologists regret to announce the unexpected 
death of Giovanni Nicolotti at the age of 48. Prof. Giovanni 
Nicolotti, who was associate professor of forest pathology at the 
University of Turin (Italy), suffered a major stroke last June 24th.

Paolo Capretti  - University of Firenze
Paolo Gonthier - University of Torino (

If possible we ask you to spread the announce trough  forpath or other way

Prof. Paolo Capretti
DiBA - Sez. Protezione delle piante
Piazzale delle Cascine, 28
50144 - Firenze - Italy

Tel. office +39 055 3288275
FAX tel. +39 055 32882753


Michael J. Wingfield (Ph.D., FRSAF, ASSAf)
Mondi Professor of Forest Protection    
Director, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI);
Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) &
DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB)
University of Pretoria,  PRETORIA 0002, South Africa
Phone (office): +27 12 420 3938
Fax (office):      +27 12 420 3960