I am a researcher with expertise in forestry and ecology in a changing climate. At WSL/SLF I work within the Climate Change, Extremes, and Natural Hazards in Alpine Regions Research Centre CERC, where I simulate potential future forest dynamics under a range of climate, forest management and disturbance scenarios. Previously, I worked at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission as a policy-support for various initiatives related to environmental directives. Until recently I worked at the University of Helsinki modeling the impact of climate change on European forests and their services. I obtained a PhD in palaeoecology at EPFL where I reconstructed the climate of Europe over the last 12,000 years.

Education and career


Senior Researcher, University of Helsinki, Ecological Data Science Group, Helsinki, Finland


Scientific Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Sustainable Resources Institute, Bio-Economy Unit, Ispra, Italy


Post-doctoral Researcher, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Institute for Environmental Sustainability, Forest and Climate Unit, Ispra, Italy


PhD. in paleoecology, École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL). Ph.D. Thesis: The climate of Europe during the Holocene reconstructed from pollen data


Visiting Scientist, USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Washington DC, USA


Research Assistant, Spatial Information Laboratory (Spinlab), Institute of Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrjie Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


GIS Analyst, R3-GIS, specialized in development of WebGIS, Merano, Süd Tirol, Italy


GIS Technician, Merano municipality, Environmental Office, Süd Tirol, Italy