Pietro Sciusco is a Ph.D. student in the Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Science-LEES Lab at Michigan State University. He received his Master’s Degree at the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (DISAAT), University of Bari. Pietro did an internship at Planetek Italia, an Italian company in the field of Earth Observation technologies, where he studied the fusion of radar, optical and hyperspectral data. His research interest is to estimate ecological processes and their contribution to climate change in highly managed agricultural landscapes in southwestern Michigan, USA. This is primarily done through satellite data (i.e., multi-source imaging, optical and radar) and ground measurements.
Besides studying and doing research, Pietro enjoys a variety of hobbies, including insect collection, gardening, do-it-yourself, playing the drums and the guitar, skating, as well as photography.