I am currently Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Landscape Ecology Lab, Humboldt University of Berlin (DE), doing research within the field of sustainability science. I work at the interface between urban planning and ecology to investigate how nature can make our cities healthier, more livable, and resilient to climate change. My current research focuses on urban densification and its environmental and social impacts. More in general, I am interested in the relation between urbanization patterns and wellbeing, and in innovative planning approaches that integrate ecological knowledge. Previously Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Environmental and Climate Science of Lund University (SE), I hold a PhD from the University of Trento (IT). I worked as external expert for the European Commission and I have experience as planning consultant for regional and local administrations.
Land governance, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Urban-rural interactions
A new paper in Landscape Ecology examined how studying the Covid-19 pandemic's severe impacts on land users and landscapes around the world allow a better understanding of how global shocks, cascading disruptions, and reconnections influence contemporary land systems. The paper grew out of a collaboration between multiple GLP Working Groups.
The integration of ecosystem service (ES) knowledge into decision-making processes is increasingly endorsed by various policies and initiatives, with spatial planning targeted as one of the most relevant fields. This paper aims to gather and critically analyse how ES science contributes to spatial planning practices.