Alessandro Ossola

Research Coordinator - Smart Green Cities, Macquarie University

Dr. Alessandro Ossola is an ecologist and environmental scientist. His overarching research interests focus in unravelling the functional links between habitat, biodiversity, humans and eco-hydrological processes at multiple spatial and temporal scales.

Alessandro is a former US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine NRC Associate within the National Risk Management Research Laboratory of the US Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Alessandro now serves as Research Coordinator of the Which Plant Where project at the Centre for Smart Green Cities at Macquarie University, Sydney. His work will provide critical insights on how urban plantings can fail, survive or thrive in different climatic and edaphic conditions across Australian cities.


  • 2016–present
    Honorary research fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2017–2017
    Research Coordinator, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • 2016–2017
    Postdoctoral research fellow, US National Academy of Sciences NRC Associate c/o US-EPA


  • 2016 
    PhD in Ecology, University of Melbourne


US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Associateship