Roberta Cevasco

Associate Professor of Geography
Coordinator of Open Day event
Supervisor of student mentoring for the undergraduate degree program


University of Gastronomic Sciences
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 9
fraz. Pollenzo – 12042 Bra (Cn)


Born in Recco (GE) on 16.10.1965, after graduating in Geobotany she got a degree in Geography and then a PhD in Historical Geography at the University of Genoa as a pupil of the geographers Massimo Quaini and Diego Moreno. She has worked on many interdisciplinary research projects on the identification and management of the rural and environmental heritage of the Apennines and European Mountains in collaboration with the Laboratory of Environmental Archaeology and History (LASA) at the University of Genoa, the University of Nottingham, the University of Bergen,  the University of Toulouse-le Mirail, the University of Eastern Piedmont, the Doctorate School in Historical Geography of the University of Genoa, Parks and local authorities. She taught from 2004 to 2013 “Historical Ecology” and “Geography of local products” at the University of Eastern Piedmont, within the activities of the Center for Historical Analysis of the Territory (CAST) directed by the historian Angelo Torre. In 2013 she was the winner in the comparative assessment for a ricercatore universitario permanent position in Geography (M-GGR/01) at the University of Eastern Piedmont. In 2014 she got the National Scientific Habilitation functions for associate professor in the sector  11/B1 Geography.  Since May 1, 2015 she is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo. She works on the identification and management of the rural, environmental and cultural heritage, exploring the links to the places of local products, through a  micro geographical-historical approach.


Major Research Areas
  • Geography of Environmental Resources
  • Historical Geography
  • Historical Ecology
  • Rural Landscapes, Terroir, Local Food Heritage
  • Biodiversity and Historical Processes of Biodiversification