Alessandro Pasqua was a 2013-2015 Wormsloe Fellow in Geography and operated at the Center for Geospatial Research (CGR) at the University of Georgia led by Drs. Madden and Jordan. His dissertation focused on the investigation of rice cultivation at Wormsloe to understand whether rice was ever cultivated on the property. In particular, his dissertation involved the use of remote sensing techniques – such as terrestrial laser scanning and unmanned aerial vehicles – as well as archaeological methods consisting in phytolith analysis and flotation of soil samples to analyze evidence of rice cultivation.
His academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Human Geography from the University of Milan (Italy), and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the Politecnico di Milano University (Italy). Furthermore, as part of his Master’s degree, he spent one academic year as an exchange student at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK.