Alessandra Giannini

Alessandra Giannini

Research Interest


Best known for research that conclusively demonstrated the oceanic origin of Sahel drought, Giannini's interests span the dynamics of tropical climate (drought and recovery in the Sahel; seasonal prediction; monsoons and climate change; El Niño as a warming analogue); climatic impact (on the environment and on food security); and scientific communication (teaching climate change as an interdisciplinary endeavor; the role of scientific knowledge in policy and practice).


Ph.D., Columbia University (Earth and Environmental Sciences), 2001

Laurea in Physics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, 1995