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Dr. Alessandra Bottero


scientific staff member


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi HL D 34


Research interests

Impact of climate change on forest ecosystems; forest management, silviculture, ecosystem services, and forest adaptation strategies; dendroecology.


Education and academic career

01.2017 - present: Postdoc. Forest Dynamics Research Unit, WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland.

04.2016 - 12.2016: Visiting Scientist. Forest Dynamics Research Unit, WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland.

03.2014 - 12.2015: Research Associate - NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Forest Resources (University of Minnesota); United States Forest Service (USFS) Northern Research Station, USA; NE Climate Science Center – US Department of the Interior.

09-10.2013: Visiting Scientist, COST Action ES1203. Chair of Forest Ecology, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland.

03.2013-02.2014: Research Fellow. DISAFA, University of Torino, Grugliasco (TO), Italy.

04-11.2011, 09-10.2012: Visiting Scholar. University of Colorado, Boulder (CO), USA.

01.2010-02.2013: Ph.D. in Forest Management and Silviculture (University of Torino, Italy) “Interactions and ecological feedbacks between natural and anthropogenic disturbances in mountain forests in the European Alps”. Supervisor: Prof. Renzo Motta, Univ. of Torino, IT; Co-Supervisor: Prof. Thomas T. Veblen, Univ. of Colorado, USA.

06-11.2009: Post-graduate Fellow. Dept. Agro.Selvi.Ter., University of Torino, Grugliasco (TO), Italy.

09.2003-02.2009: B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Forest and Environmental Sciences, University of Torino, Grugliasco (TO), Italy. Graduated with Highest Distinction.