Dr. Alessandro Baccini is a remote sensing scientist interested in how environmental change affects the terrestrial carbon cycle at regional and global scales. He uses satellite data to monitor land cover and changes in land cover, such as deforestation, and the storage of carbon in forests.
Dr. Baccini is committed to building capacity for vegetation monitoring across a range of institutions, from government ministries to Indigenous organizations. He has presented his work at meetings of the World Bank and U.N. climate negotiations.
Before joining Woodwell Climate, Dr. Baccini worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, monitoring tropical deforestation for the Forest Resources Assessment. He also holds a research professor appointment in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University.