Silvia Maria Alfieri is a research scientist at the Department of Geoscience and Remote sensing of the Delft Universityof Technology. Her main research interests cover modeling of mass and energy fluxes and of agro-hydrological processes, and application of remote sensing for irrigation water management.
She holds a MSc. in Environmental Sciences at Parthenope University, Naples, in 2004 and a PhD in Terrestrial Ecology at Federico II University, Naples, in 2009.
From 2006 to 2010 she has been a junior research scientist at the National Research Council (Italy) focusing on mass and energy fluxes using remote sensing data and eddy covariance aircraft measurements. Between 2010 and 2014 she was part of the team of the AGROSCENARI project working on modeling agro-ecosystems in response to future climate scenarios.
Since 2011 she has been a Visiting Scientist at the Delft University of Technology where she has been working on modeling of water flow through the soil-plant atmosphere system with application of remote sensing to monitor crop water use.
She contributed to the projects CARBOEUROPE, CARBOITALY, NITROEUROPE, AGROSCENARI , ESA-ALCANTARA projects and is actually PI of the ESA TIGER BRIDGE project "Assessment of climate effect on crop water productivity using earth observation data: case study of Doukkala Morocco".