Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry

Alexandra (Ali) Kosiba is a forest ecophysiologist and Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry at the University of Vermont. As the Extension Forester, she creates resources and conducts applied research to help landowners, foresters, and decision-makers better understand the impacts of climate change and other stressors on Vermont’s forests and management techniques to improve forest resilience. Ali serves as a regional educator on forest carbon science and management and is the state lead on the Vermont Forest Carbon Inventory. She also works on various forest health topics, like planning and management for at risk tree species, land planning for maintaining critical forest services, and forest monitoring. Before coming to UVM, she was the Climate Forester for the State of Vermont, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation – and the first climate forester in the nation. Ali is a licensed forester in the State of Vermont.


Associations and Affiliations

• Society of American Foresters
• Green Mountain Division of the Society of American Foresters
• Forest Stewards Guild

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Climate change impacts to trees and forests
  • Climate-adaptive forest management
  • Forest carbon science and management
  • Tree physiology
  • Forest ecology
  • Forest health


  • Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Vermont
  • MS, Forest Science, University of Vermont
  • BS. Biology & Environmental Science, Tufts University


  • 802-656-7631
Office Location:

140 Kennedy Drive, Suite 201, South Burlington, VT 05403