I joined the Global Land Ecosystem Modelling group as a Postdoc in February 2022. During my studies I covered many different topics. After completing my master in Forestry at the University of Turin, where I focused on forest ecosystems services and soil erosion, I moved to Scotland to pursue a PhD at Aberdeen University. There, I studied Peatlands GHG dynamics and how their management could affect carbon storage and climate mitigation.
I am now part of the IsoTech-Land project, a collaboration with the Bioeconomy group at ITAS (KIT team located in Karlsruhe), which aim is to explore how the Sustainable Development Goal of Climate Action (via carbon storage and renewable energy) can be achieved without negative trade-offs to other goals, in particular food security and preservation of biodiversity. My specific contribution to the project involves the implementation of Bioenergy crops in the Dynamic Global Vegetation Model LPJ-GUESS to assess whether these types of biological solutions, together with carbon capture and storage, could achieve climate goals.