Ph.D., 2013, Forest and Environmental Sciences, University of Torino, Italy M.S., 2009, Forest and Environmental Sciences, University of Torino, Italy B.S., 2007, Forest and Environmental Sciences, University of Torino, Italy
Areas of Expertise
Silviculture and applied forest ecology
Areas of Interest
I am a forest ecologist interested in the influence and interaction of climate change, disturbances, and management on forest ecosystems. Climate change, and the increasing drought frequency and intensity, represent great challenges for resource managers. The long-term effects of forest density management on forest drought vulnerability are poor understood, but necessary to develop strategies that sustain forest ecosystem functioning by enhancing resistance and resilience to environmental stress. My current research uses dendroecology to examine growth responses during known droughts occurring over the past 50-60 years in several long-term thinning studies in North American temperate forest ecosystems.
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