Scientia PhD Candidate
Caterina is a Scientia PhD Scholar at the Faculty of Law, UNSW. Her research specializes in Climate Change and International Protection of Biodiversity. Her PhD thesis focuses on legal and policy frameworks for sustainable forest management and climate change adaptation of large scale forests. She holds a Master’s degree in International Development Cooperation and Project Design from Sapienza University of Rome, and a Master’s degree in Law from University of Bologna. Caterina has completed her Italian Legal Training in the areas of administrative, corporate and private law. Caterina has published articles in both national and international journals. She has previously conducted research for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and for the European Biomass Industry Association. She presented papers in both national and international conferences, outlining her research findings to date. Caterina taught Natural Resources Law course and assisted with developing materials for the International Environmental Law course. Caterina is currently assisting with ‘Tropical primary forests and climate change’, which is a large-scale collaborative project.
Areas of research
Climate Change and International Protection of Biodiversity
Rosemary Rayfuse, Cameron Holley, Leon Terrrill
Publications and presentations
- 'Achieving resilience of forests to climate change through Sustainable Forest Management: An analysis of legal and policy frameworks in Tasmania'. February 13-14, 2020; 6th Frontiers in Environmental Law Colloquium, The University of Western Australia.
- 'Integrating climate change adaptation actions into legal and policy frameworks for achieving Sustainable Forest Management: Lessons from Australia'. December 5-7, 2019; LSAANZ Conference, Southern Cross University; https://sljresearch.net.au/lawinendtimes/integrating-climate-change-adaptation-actions-into-legal-and-policy-frameworks-for-achieving-sustainable-forest-management-lessons-from-australia/ .
- 'Achieving Sustainable Development through Sustainable Forest Management: An analysis of Regional Forest Agreements in Australia'. August 5-9, 2019; IUCN Colloquium 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Di Matteo, G., Nardi, P., Grego, S. et al. Bibliometric analysis of Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment research. Environ Syst Decis 38, 508–516 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10669-018-9687-4 .
- Guidi, C., Di Matteo, G. & Grego, S. An overview of proven Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment tools for forests and forest-dependent communities across the globe: a literature analysis. J. For. Res. 29, 1167–1175 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-018-0611-z .
- Giovanni Di Mateo, Pierfrancesco Nardi, Stefano Grego, Caterina Guidi. 'How do bibliometric Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment analyses are useful for policymakers? A science mapping approach'; Poster; October 2017; XI Conresso Nazionale SISEF (Società Italiana di Selvicoltura e Ecologia Forestale), Rome.
- Giovanni Di Matteo, Caterina Guidi. 'Le Foreste Mediterranee: Potenzialità, Criticità e Capacità di Ricerca'; September 2017; ANALYSIS Rivista di cultura politica e scientifica; http://www.analysis-online.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ANALYSIS_1_2017_015_DIMATTEO.pdf .
- FAO, 2017. 'Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in National Adaptation Plans [Supplementary guidelines]; http://www.fao.org/in-action/naps/adaptation-planning/guidelines/en/ .
- 'Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments of Forests and Forest-dependent People' September 26, 2016 FAO's Climate Change Study Circle.