Elisa Marini joined the Maloney lab in 2015 monitoring bark beetle populations and measuring sap flow yield. She is “Right-Hand Woman No.2”. Elisa received her B.S. in Forest and Environmental Technologies from the University of Padua, Italy in 2011 and her M.S. in Forest and Environmental Sciences from the University of Padua in 2014. There she studied “Drought effects on greenhouse gas emissions from forest soil of arbuscular mycorrhizae and ectomycorrhizal trees”. Elisa has been assisting in the lab on forest health, ecophysiology, dendrochronology studies and forest carbon dynamics.