[Translate to English:] Experimentelle Pflanzenökologie

Alessandro Di Fabio

PhD candidate

I am interested in how phenotypic plasticity of forest trees can help them adapt to climate change. I use common garden experiments to investigate the genetic and environmental components of growth performance of important tree species, with a focus on phenology, leaf traits, and dendrometry.

My research is part of the EVA project (Evidence-based cultivation recommendations in climate change), aiming to provide indications for adapting forestry interventions to climate change.


Since 2021: PhD Candidate – University of Greifswald

2012 - 2018: Student at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

2015 - 2018: MSc in Conservation and Evolution, University of Pisa
Master Thesis: “Protected Areas worldwide: linking management information to predictions of anthropic impact changes”

2012 - 2015: BSc in Biological Sciences, University of Pisa
Bachelor Thesis: “Convergent evolution of morphogenetic mechanisms underlying eye loss in cavefishes"

Associate with Research Training Group (RTG 2010) “Biological RESPONSEs to Novel and Changing Environments”



Di Fabio A, Buttò V, Chakraborty D, O’Neill GA, Schueler S and Kreyling J
Climatic conditions at provenance origin influence growth stability to changes in climate in two major tree species.
Frontiers For. Global Change July 2024
doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2024.1422165