Gina Marano is a PhD student in Forest Ecology at ETH Zurich. Her research work focuses on developing alternative formulations of soil water dynamics to better represent drought impacts on long-term forest dynamics, in particular on stand growth and biomass production, species competition/composition and mortality over the Forest Gap model ForClim developed by Prof. Harald Bugmann at ETH Zürich.
Within the Forest Modelling group she focused on:
-studying and assessing of soil physical processes in the 3D-CMCC-FEM model
-testing the 3D-CMCC-FEM model by simulating different silvicultural interventions under climate change scenarios.
In her past work at the University of Napoli Federico II she provided scientific support for the development of informatic tools over a geoSpatial Decision Support Systems to support Sustainable Forest Management practices at the local scales (LANDSUPPORT Horizon 2020).
She is the responsible for the communication of the Forest Modelling Working Group of the Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF).
She believes in transparent and open science, in gender justice and in the power of the Force.
• Guest Editor at Forests for the Special Issue “Modeling Forest Response to Climate Change” (ISSN 1999-4907; https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/Modeling_Forest_Response_to_Climate_Change)