Anna Talucci Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
Anna Talucci

Dr. Anna Talucci is an ecologist who studies the impacts of insect outbreaks and wildfire on vegetation across the Arctic-Boreal system. She uses satellite imagery and field data to better understand how these landscapes are changing.

Her dissertation work focused on mountain pine beetle outbreaks that are followed by wildfire in British Columbia, Canada and how tree mortality affects the severity of the ensuing fires and ecosystem recovery. Before joining Woodwell, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Colgate University, mapping wildfires in Siberian larch forests. She also worked with Inspiring Girls Expeditions, a tuition-free program for high school girls focused on expanding their opportunities in science careers. Dr. Talucci was an instructor for their Girls in the Forest program, which examined fire ecology in interior Alaska.

woman surveys burned forest
woman surveys burned lanscape

Dr. Talucci surveys fireweed blooms after fire just in British Colombia, CA.

photo courtesy of Anna Talucci

Dr. Talucci enjoys spending time outside and is an enthusiastic outdoor educator. She has spent approximately 90 weeks combined in the field observing landscapes in transition—especially alpine and subalpine ecosystems. She has seen glaciers shrink and fire-scarred landscapes recover, and watched trees die from insect attacks. The time she’s spent in transformed ecosystems has motivated her to study the ecological impacts of climate change.

In her free time, Dr. Talucci enjoys hiking, biking, running, and paddling, as well as spending time with her dog, a black lab.

Selected Publications

Fire-Induced Carbon Loss and Tree Mortality in Siberian Larch Forests

Webb, E.E., H.D. Alexander, A.K. Paulson, M.M. Lorant, J. DeMarco, A.C. Talucci, V. Spektor, N. Zimov, & J.W. Lichstein. (2020). Geophysical Research Letters.


Siberian taiga and tundra fire regimes from 2001–2020

Anna C Talucci, Michael M Loranty, and Heather D Alexander (2022). Environmental research letters.