I have a background in remote sensing and soil sciences. My PhD involved the use of spectroscopy for supporting digital soil mapping, and I contributed to research projects e-SOTER, GlobalSoilMap and SAT-EX. My main research interest involves spatial, temporal and soil-landscape modelling for understanding large-extent soil and ecosystem dynamics and the development of proximal soil sensing techniques for monitoring changes in soil properties. In my current work I focus on soil carbon dynamics and climate change adaptation, as contribution to the 4 per 1000 Initiative Soils for Food Security and Climate. At the moment, I am chairing the IUSS Commission 1.5 Pedometrics and actively participating within the Global Soil Partnership Working Group Pillar 4.