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Alessandro Ossola

Research Coordinator - Smart Green Cities, Macquarie University

Dr. Alessandro Ossola is an ecologist and environmental scientist. His overarching research interests focus on urban forestry, plant ecology, socio-ecological systems, technology and sustainability.

Alessandro now serves as Research Coordinator of the Which Plant Where project at 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. He is also a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis, USA and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

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.


  • 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