After completing a Ph.D. in Forest and Environmental Sciences from University of Torino, Italy, Alessandra now works with the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF.
I am a forest ecologist interested in the influence and interaction of climate change, disturbances, and management on forest ecosystems. Climate change and increasing biotic and abiotic disturbances are great challenges for resource managers. My research as NE CASC Fellow used dendroecology to examine growth responses during known droughts occurring over the past 60-70 years in several long-term experimental forests across the USA. My current research focuses on disturbance ecology and management of mountain forests.