I did both my bachelor in Natural and Environmental Science (University of Parma) and my master in Environmental Sustainability (Marche Polytechnical University) in Italy, to then leave to Scotland for a PhD in Environmental Science at the University of Aberdeen and the James Hutton Institute. There, I have applied bioclimatic envelope models to assess the impacts of climate change on different peatlands ecosystem services.
I am interested in everything that deals with nature, which is why I have always changed the topic of my research. I did my thesis in ethology (bachelor), marine biology (master) and peatlands ecosystem services (PhD), and my research at KIT is about… forests!
I am here at KIT as a postdoc thanks to an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship. I will use the dynamic global vegetation model LPJ-GUESS to investigate the impacts of different forest management practices. In particular, I will explore how forest management can influence the provisioning of multiple ecosystem services, in the context of climate change.
I am also interested in the Planetary Boundaries concept and in the interface between science and politics.