Land Sciences lecturing team: Dr Matteo Sottocornola, Assistant lecturer, Forestry

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"The main challenge facing the Forestry industry in Ireland is: finding new land for afforestation, timber lock-up in forests and not being harvested, pests, Brexit."

Having grown up close to the Alps and its forests, Dr Matteo Sottocornola's interest in Forestry stems from curiosity about nature and plant ecology

Dr Matteo SottocornolaAssistant lecturer

Lectures on Forestry

Modules taught Dendrology, Forest and the Environment, Soil Management labs, Forest Economics practicals, Chemistry labs, Plant Biology labs, 4th year students' thesis supervision

Home is Italy

Land Science credentials: grown up close to the Alps and its forests.

My interest in stems from: Interest and curiosity about nature and plant ecology

Career ladder

Undergraduate degree Environmental Science, University of Milan (Italy)

Masters and/or PhD PhD in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, UCC

PhD title : Four years of observation of CO2, water and energy budgets, and vegetation patterns in an Irish Atlantic blanket bog.

Research interests understanding the functioning and dynamics of natural and managed ecosystems, ecosystem productivity, carbon and water cycles, greenhouse gas fluxes from ecosystems.

Links with industry Bord na Mona through collaborations on research projects

Thoughts on…

Career trends for Forestry graduates: Forest management, Wood processing industry, State bodies (Coillte, Teagasc, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, NPWS).

The main challenge facing the Forestry industry in Ireland is: finding new land for afforestation, timber lock-up in forests and not being harvested, pests, Brexit.

My top tip for people wanting to get ahead in Forestry: Study forestry in WIT!

A little known fact about Forestry is: it is not just about chainsaw, but also about knowing and managing your forest, biology and ecology, technology, economics and much more.

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