Ph.D. in FOREST SCIENCE, 2007. Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.

B.S. in FOREST and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (major in Soil Science), 2001. University of Torino (Italy).


2017-present ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of Biology and Environmental Science. Whittier College.

2011- 2017     ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of Biology and Environmental Science. Whittier College.

2010-2011      RESEARCH ASSOCIATE at University of Minnesota, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate.

2007-2010     POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE at University of Minnesota, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate.

2003-2007     GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Michigan Technological University.

Selected Publications

Fissore, C., Zappia, N. 2019. Experimenting with new crops at the peri-urban fringe. Current Investigation in Agriculture and Current Research.DOI:10.32474/CIACR.2019.06.000245

Swanston, L. Fissore, C., Solorza, R. 2017. Providing Opportunities for Argumentation in Science Exam Settings. College Science Teaching47: 16-25.

Fissore, C., Giardina, C.P., Jurgensen, M.F., Page-Dumroese, D., Pickens, J. 2017. Role of Soil Texture, Clay Mineralogy, Location and Temperature in Coarse Wood Decomposition- A mesocosm approach. Ecosphere 7(11):e01605. 10.1002/ecs2.1605 

Fissore, C., Dalzell, B. J., Berhe, A.A., Voegtle, M., Evans, M., Wu, A. 2017. Influence of topography on SOC dynamic in a Southern California grassland. Catena 149: 140-149.

Fissore, C., Duran, D.F., Russell, R. 2015. Opportunities and best practices to support sustainable production for small growers and post-harvest processors in southern California. Journal of Extension 53 (6), #6TOT10.

Fissore, C., Giardina, C.P., Kolka, R.K. 2013. Reduced substrate supply limits the temperature response of soil organic carbon decomposition. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 67: 306-311.

Fissore, C., McFadden, J.P., Nelson, K.C., Peters, E.B., Hobbie, S.E., King, J.Y., Baker, L.A., Jakobsdottir, I. 2012. Potential impacts of emerald ash borer invasion on biogeochemical and water cycling of residential landscapes across a metropolitan region. Urban Ecosystems 10.1007/s11252-012-0239-