Department of Biology and Environmental Science
Roy E. and Marie G. Campbell Distinguished Chair in Biology
Science & Learning Center 342
B.S., University of Torino
Ph.D., Michigan Technological University
Professor Fissore has over 15 years of research experience in the field of soil science and terrestrial biogeochemistry across ecosystems, from forest to urban ecosystems, which have led to a number of peer reviewed publications and other relevant reports and documents. Her work focuses on understanding the role of soil carbon in offsetting CO2 emissions to the atmosphere and, therefore, mitigating climate change. Through synergistic and multi-disciplinary activities, Dr. Fissore has conducted work for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, and non-profit organizations. She has led a series in-depth investigations pertaining to environmental issues and sustainability across the world, and conducted projects focused on best practices and effective integration of local ecological and cultural priorities within a solution-centered approach to pressing environmental challenges.