Research Project Coordinator, Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Alexandra (Ali) is the Research Project Coordinator for the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) where she oversees and executes regional and state projects that aim to provide novel analyses, products, and information for forest managers, policy-makers, and researchers. Before joining the FEMC, she received her MS and PhD degrees from the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) while investigating the effects of environmental change on tree physiology with Dr. Paul Schaberg's (USDA Forest Service/RSENR) research group.


Kosiba AM, Schaberg PG, Rayback SA, and Hawley GJ. 2018. The surprising recovery of red spruce growth shows links to decreased acid deposition and elevated temperature. Science of the Total Environment 637:1480-1491.

Kosiba AM, Schaberg PG, Rayback SA, and Hawley GJ. 2017. Comparative growth trends of five northern hardwood and montane tree species reveal divergent trajectories and response to climate. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47 (6):743-754.

Engle BJ, Schaberg PG, Hawley GJ, Rayback SA, Pontius J, Kosiba AM, and Miller EK. 2016. Assessing relationships between red spruce radial growth and pollution critical load exceedence values. Forest Ecology and Management 359:83-91.

Schaberg PG, Hawley GJ, Rayback SA, Halman JM, and Kosiba AM. 2014. Inconclusive evidence of Juniperus virginiana recovery following sulfur pollution reductions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 111 (1):1-2.

Kosiba AM, Schaberg PG, Hawley GJ, and Hansen CF. 2013. Quantifying the legacy of foliar winter injury on wood aboveground carbon sequestration of red spruce trees. Forest Ecology and Management 302:363-371.

Alexandra Kosiba

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Tree physiology, forest ecology, dendrochronology, forest management, carbon sequestration, forest disturbance, climate change, land-use change


  • Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Vermont
  • M.S. Natural Resources, Concentration in Forest Science, University of Vermont
  • B.S. Biology and Environmental Studies, Tufts University


Office Location:

George D. Aiken Forestry Sciences Lab, 705 Spear Street