I am a research fellow at Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET) of the Italian Research Council (CNR).

I was a PhD student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT (IMK-IFU) and Technical University of Munich.

The aim of my PhD project (Green2clean) was to determine the impact of current green infrastructure on temperature and air quality in three European cities: Munich, Berlin, and Rome.

The model-based investigation included scenario and validation analyses regarding plant species selection and green space distribution to optimize climate and air quality.



Urban forest modeling

Ecosystem services provided by urban forest and trees

2016 - present

Technische Universität München (TUM)

PhD student in urban forestry (Dr. rer. Nat.)

Tree ecophysiology

Plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses


Remediation of soil pollution using plants

Green cities

Indicators to assess the environmental sustainability of cities

2013 - 2016

Università degli Studi della Tuscia

MS in Forestry and Environmental Sciences,

110/110 cum laude

2010 - 2013

Università degli Studi della Basilicata

BS in Forestry and Environmental Sciences,

110/110 cum laude

Rocco Pace

Forest Researcher & Songwriter

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