Dr. Alexandra Kosiba
Organization: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Alexandra (Ali) is a forest ecologist and tree physiologist who specializes in understanding tree response to climate and other environmental change. She is the former Project Manager for FEMC where she oversaw and analyzed data for regional and state projects, as well as co-managed the Forest Health Monitoring program. Ali received her PhD and MS degrees in Natural Resources (Forest Science) from the Rubinstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at UVM, after which she worked as a Research Specialist analyzing regional forest disturbance data, and Instructor for Dendrology and Natural Resource Ecology and Assessment at UVM. Currently, Ali is the Climate Forester for the State of Vermont, Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation where she provides scientific expertise and analysis, guides forest adaptation strategies, and creates resources for education and outreach.