Tommaso is a NERC Research Fellow and Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, where he leads a research group called Selva Lab. Prior to joining the University of Bristol he was a Research Scientist at CSIRO in Australia and obtained a PhD at the University of Cambridge. His research is broadly focused on understanding the processes that shape the structure, diversity and function of the world’s forests, in an effort to predict how these will respond to rapid environmental change and how this in turn will impact society. At Selva Lab, Tommaso and his group do this using everything from manipulative experiments, long-term field observations and cutting-edge remote sensing technologies.