Biography

I completed my undergraduate Bachelor's in Conservation and sustainable development of mountain areas at the Università degli Studi di Milano in 2013, and a MSc in Forestry the following year at Aberdeen University.

Studying at Aberdeen University contributed to a change in my career perspective, from productive forestry to research. I became particularly interested in the forest potential for climate change mitigation.

Since 2016 I conduct my research studies at the University of Cumbria, Ambleside Campus. I am also an associated student with the 'Soil Sustainability Programme' at Forest Research (Forestry Commission - UK).

I look forward to understanding whether clearfell, post-harvest management or conversion to Continuous-Cover-Forestry (irregular shelterwood) provide beneficial effects in terms of soil carbon storage, potentially alleviating the effects of climate change.

PhD Study: Carbon input into UK forest soils from below and above ground litter

Lead Supervisor: Dr Andrew Weatherall

Qualifications and memberships

Master of Forestry - Aberdeen University. 

Academic and research interests

The effects of forest management practices on:

  • total forest soil carbon mass
  • soil carbon quality (proximate carbon pools)
  • carbon turnover of fine roots

Research supervision

Dr Andrew Weatherall, National School of Forestry, University of Cumbria.

Dr Elena Vanguelova, Forest Research, Forestry Commission.

Dr Lois Mansfield, Principal Lecturer in Outdoor Studies, University of Cumbria.