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Dr. Claudia Guidi



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Istituto federale di Ricerca per la Foresta, la neve e il Paesaggio (WSL)
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


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

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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

Bose, A.K.; Rigling, A.; Gessler, A.; Hagedorn, F.; Brunner, I.; Feichtinger, L.; Bigler, C.; Egli, S.; Etzold, S.; Gossner, M.M.; Guidi, C.; Lévesque, M.; Meusburger, K.; Peter, M.; Saurer, M.; Scherrer, D.; Schleppi, P.; Schönbeck, L.; Vogel, M.E.; ... Schaub, M., 2022: Lessons learned from a long‐term irrigation experiment in a dry Scots pine forest: impacts on traits and functioning. Ecological Monographs, 92, 2: e1507 (18 pp.). doi: 10.1002/ecm.1507

Guidi, C.; Frey, B.; Brunner, I.; Meusburger, K.; Vogel, M.E.; Chen, X.; Stucky, T.; Gwiazdowicz, D.J.; Skubała, P.; Bose, A.K.; Schaub, M.; Rigling, A.; Hagedorn, F., 2022: Soil fauna drives vertical redistribution of soil organic carbon in a long‐term irrigated dry pine forest. Global Change Biology, 28, 9: 3145-3160. doi: 10.1111/gcb.16122

Zhang, Y.; Hagedorn, F.; Guidi, C.; Yang, L., 2022: Limited soil carbon storage under long-term organic fertilization in solar greenhouses. Soil Use and Management, 38, 4: 1614-1627. doi: 10.1111/sum.12832

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.