Dr. Alberto Canarini
Ecologist - Researcher
I am researcher, with a strong focus in ecology. I am currently working in the division of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research at the University of Vienna.
I am fascinated on how ecosystems function, particularly on the complex interactions between plant and soil microorganisms. I have dedicated most of my research on how grassland ecosystems will respond to future climatic changes. Have a look to my project section to see some of my past and present projects.
I am primarily an ecologist. I obtained my PhD in soil science at The University of Sydney and I am now working as a Post-Doc at the University of Vienna. I have always been interested in human impacts (and climate change) on ecosystems and therefore I was dedicated to understanding the functioning of ecosystems.
This is the reason why I started researching on soil and plant-soil interactions. Indeed, soil contains most of C in terrestrial ecosystems and climate change could cause positive or negative feedbacks in term of green-house gas emissions from soil. Plants and micro-organisms play a central role in all of these dynamics, but we still know so little about it.
Climate change effects on grasslands
My next Post-doc will explore climate change effects on grasslands
Drought effects on C cycle
My PhD thesis investigated on drought and C cycle between plant and soil
Sustainable food to feed the world
I am interested in sustainable food production to increase production and reduce pollution
Science illustrational videos
I produce science illustrational video
The University of Sydney
PhD in Soil Biogeochemistry
University of Ferrara
Master in Ecology and Evolution