Paolo Cherubini's research interests lie within physiology, ecology, and evolution, with relevance to the knowledge and sustainable management of natural resources and nature conservation. He strives to understand the key processes behind tree growth, to gain a thorough understanding of the influence of environmental stress on tree physiological processes, with particular focus on intra- and interannual cambial activity and wood formation. Dr. Cherubini is Italian, grew up in Pisa, Italy, and was educated in forest sciences at the Università di Firenze, Italy, and in dendrochronology at the Universität Basel, Switzerland, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1996. In 1992 he moved from Italy to the ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and since 1993 he is with the WSL Swiss Federal Research Institute, Birmensdorf, Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Cherubini is currently Senior Scientist at the WSL, where he is Head of the Research Group "Dendroecology." He is Adjunct Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, Adjunct Faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA, and Lecturer at the Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. He is editorially very active: he serves currently as Editor in Chief of the journal Dendrochronologia, he served in 2002–2011 as Associate Editor of Tree-Ring Research, and he is Editor of iForest and Member of the Editorial Board of Geochronometria and of Journal of Vegetation Science.
Biography Updated on 15 February 2012