Dr. Mirco Migliavacca
Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in the Bioeconomy and Forest Unit
Mirco is an environmental scientist. He received the Ph.D. in Environmental Science in 2009 at the University of Milano-Bicocca, then he worked as Grant Holder at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, and afterward, Mirco worked as Research Group Leader at the Max Plank Institute for Biogeochemistry. Currently, he is Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in the Bioeconomy and Forest Unit. His research interest is oriented toward answering broad questions in the field of global change ecology, biometeorology, and biogeochemistry related to carbon and water cycle in terrestrial ecosystems and interactions between climate and biosphere. He uses tools from data mining and modeling combined with several data streams from ground and earth observations. The main scientific research lines are: 1) understanding how the interaction of biogeochemical cycles (Carbon-Water-Nutrient) shapes biosphere-atmosphere interaction; 2) Understanding the drivers of the phenology of functions and structure of terrestrial ecosystems using modeling, experiments, and remote sensing data; 3) explore the potential of novel remote sensing information for tracking ecosystem functioning and biodiversity at a variety of scales; 4) understanding how CO2, water and energy fluxes are controlled by biodiversity and biological properties of ecosystems, besides climate.
He is now actively working on the new European observatory for deforestation, forest degradation and associated drivers, and more broadly on the scientific support to EU policy in the field of sustainable resources and climate change.