Francesco Giardina

Francesco Giardina

PhD Student

Geocomputation and Earth Observation, Institute of Geography, University of Bern

ETH Zürich

Columbia University in the City of New York

I am an environmental engineer and PhD candidate at ETH Zürich. I investigate how plants mediate climate change in the terrestrial water and carbon cycles. My areas of interests include land-atmosphere feedbacks, applied machine learning and ecohydrology.

I enjoy challenging myself in international experiences and learning across fields. Besides academia, I have work experience in international cooperation and in the private sector. My passion for communication and cultural curiosity pushed me to achieve fluency in English, French and Spanish (besides Italian!).

I am strongly motivated to make a positive impact towards the protection of threatened ecosystems and biodiversity.

  • Land-climate dynamics
  • Global biogeochemical cycles
  • Applied data science