Organization: University of Vermont
Alexandra is a forest ecologist and tree physiologist who specializes in understanding tree response to climate and other environmental change. As Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry, 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 received her PhD and MS degrees in Natural Resources (Forest Science) from the Rubinstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at UVM. Following her graduate studies, she worked as staff scientist and 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, and then as the Climate Forester for the State of Vermont, Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.