Dr. Claudia Guidi

Dr. Claudia Guidi


Collaboratrice scientifique


Ressources et gestion forestières

Analyse de ressources


Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


WSL Birmensdorf Bi HP D 58

Research interests

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

Current position and former research projects

Scientific staff member, Swiss Federal Institute WSL. Project “PathFinder” 03/2023-present

PostDoc Marie-Curie, Swiss Federal Institute WSL. Project “DRYSOM - Unraveling long-term soil organic matter dynamics under drought in forest soils and their link to ecosystem properties 09/2019-03/2023

For more information about the experimental site: https://www.wsl.ch/en/about-wsl/instrumented-field-sites-and-laboratories/experimental-sites-in-forests/pfynwald.html 



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


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.03.027

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-014-2315-2  

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2014.05.025