Gina Marano is PhD student in Forest Ecology at ETH Zurich. Her research work focuses on developing alternative formulations of soil water dynamics to better represent drought effects on tree establishment, growth, mortality and competition over the stand-scale model ForClim developed by Prof. Harald Bugmann and the FE-ETH Zurich.
Her research interests encompass:
-the development of informatic tools over geoSpatial Decision Support Systems to support Sustainable Forest Management practices at local scales
-study and integration of soil physical processes in the 3D-CMCC-FEM model
-testing of 3D-CMCC-FEM to simulate different silvicultural interventions under selected climate change scenarios
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, open and shared science, gender justice and the power of the Force.