Luca Morreale

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

  • Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
  • Education Boston University, Ph.D.
    Cornell University, B.S.

Luca Morreale received a Ph.D. from the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University in 2023. His research focuses on the effects of forest fragmentation on tree growth and the implications for carbon cycling in urban landscapes. Previously, he worked as a research assistant studying landscape ecology at Harvard Forest in Massachusetts. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University in 2013. In his free time, Luca enjoys gardening and recently discovered the wonders of rooftop greenhouses.



McKenzie PF, Duveneck MJ, Morreale LL, Thompson JR. Local and global parameter sensitivity within an ecophysiologically based forest landscape model. Environmental Modelling & Software. 2019 Jul 1;117:1-3. 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.03.002

Kittredge DB, Thompson JR, Morreale LL, Short Gianotti AG, Hutyra LR. 2017. Three decades of forest harvesting along a suburban–rural continuum. Ecosphere 8: e01882, 22 pp. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1882

Thompson JR, Canham C, Morreale L, Kittredge DB, Butler B. 2017. Social and biophysical variation in regional timber harvest regimes. Ecological Applications 27: 942-955. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1497

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