Dr Ossola is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis, USA, and lead of the Urban Science Lab (https://urbansciencelab.ucdavis.edu/). He is also a Honorary Research Fellow within the School of Ecosystem and Forest Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia and Honorary Research Fellow at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Dr Ossola is a former US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine NRC Associate within the National Risk Management Research Laboratory of US-EPA in Cincinnati, Ohio. His research encompasses several topics including ecology, climate change, forestry, water management, food production, urban planning and design. He has worked in numerous projects funded by NSF, USDA, ARC, and numerous industry and government partners. Over the years, he enjoyed the opportunity to lecture for undergraduate and postgraduate subjects related to urban green infrastructures, urban biodiversity conservation, climate change, urban horticulture, eco-hydrology, landscape architecture, urban planning and design. Dr Ossola is particularly interested in the applied side of his research which spans science-cocreation, co-production, communication and outreach.