Riccardo is interested in forest ecology, macroecology and ecoinformatics. During his Master's degree, he analyzed the impact of logging on the forests of Papua New Guinea and assisted the implementation of biodiversity indicators in the first national forest inventory. After working as a forest ecologist at the FAO and the University of Göttingen, he completed a Ph.D. in environmental biology at Sapienza University of Rome, where he led an international project on the macroecology of global alpine vegetation. Here at the Forest Modelling Lab., Riccardo is investigating the impact of future climate change and management on Southern Italian forest stands using the 3D-CMCC-FEM. To satisfy his R programming craving, he is also working on an R wrapper to improve the model's dissemination and broader use.