Francesco Zignol

Postdoctoral researcher

I am currently a researcher at DEEP working on a collaborative project that aims to understand the relationship between climate, pathogens, and coffee yield in the Afromontane mountains in southwestern Ethiopia. My research focuses on investigating the spatiotemporal variability of the microclimate in relation to its geographical characteristics. In addition, I study how these local-scale climate conditions are expected to evolve over the next decades in response to global-scale climate changes predicted by state-of-the-art climate models.