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Claudia Guidi



Postdoc Marie Curie


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi MG D 48


Research interests

Soil organic matter dynamics in forest ecosystems under changing climate, management and land use; carbon cycling; soil organic matter stability; stable isotopes.

Current position and project

PostDoc Marie-Curie, Swiss Federal Institute WSL. “DRYSOM - Unraveling long-term soil organic matter dynamics under drought in forest soils and their link to ecosystem properties” 09/2019-present

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PhD in Forest, Nature and Biomass, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen. “Soil organic carbon responses to forest expansion on mountain grasslands”.  2011-2015

Research Fellow, Edmund Mach Foundation, San Michele all’Adige. 2011-2015

M. Sc. / B. Sc in Agricultural Sciences, University of Pisa and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. 2005-2010



WSL publications

Titus, B.D.; Brown, K.; Helmisaari, H.; Vanguelova, E.; Stupak, I.; Evans, A.; Clarke, N.; Guidi, C.; Bruckman, V.J.; Varnagiryte-Kabasinskiene, I.; Armolaitis, K.; De Vries, W.; Hirai, K.; Kaarakka, L.; Hogg, K.; Reece, P., 2021: Sustainable forest biomass: a review of current residue harvesting guidelines. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 11: 10 (32 pp.). doi: 10.1186/s13705-021-00281-w


Former publications in peer-reviewed journals

Guidi C, Cannella D, Leifeld J, Rodeghiero M, Gianelle D, Vesterdal L (2015). Carbohydrates and thermal properties indicate changes in soil labile carbon following forest colonization of mountain grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 86: 135-145.

Guidi C, Magid J, Rodeghiero M, Gianelle D, Vesterdal L (2014). Effects of forest expansion on mountain grassland: changes within soil organic carbon fractions. Plant and Soil 385: 373–387.  

Guidi C, Vesterdal L, Gianelle D, Rodeghiero M (2014). Changes in soil organic carbon and nitrogen following forest expansion on grassland in the Southern Alps. Forest Ecology and Management 328: 103-116.