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Post-doctoral researcher at the IES since September 2013. He is in charge of assessing and modeling existing and future European forest resources under foreseen climate change scenarios. He obtained a MSc. in Natural Sciences at the University of Milan where he investigated the dynamic of some alpine glaciers in relation to climate variability. In 2013, he completed a PhD in Environmental Engineering at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he investigated past climate and vegetation changes on a continental scale using a combination of palaeoecological databases and vegetation modeling as well as global climate model simulations and indices of atmospheric circulation. Previously he worked as a GIS analyst for R3-GIS in Süd Tirol participating in a variety of projects, including the development of a WebGIS application for the management of public parks and trees. From 2006 he worked as a GIS analyst for an environmental research institute (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam where he also undertook several courses and fieldworks in hydrology and provided GIS support for master students. In 2008 he worked on the validation of a hydrological model for an experimental corn crop field located within the USDA-ARS Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.