Learning Exchange Series: Trees and forests as nature-based climate solutions in the United States
October 4, 2023 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Trees and forests as nature-based solutions in the United States
Grant Domke, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service
- Grant Domke is a research scientist and leads the Carbon Science Group in the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program within the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Domke studies how carbon cycles through forest ecosystems in the U.S. using strategic-level forest inventory data and auxiliary information. He leads the team responsible for compiling estimates of the land base and greenhouse gas emissions and removals in forests, woodlands, and harvested wood products each year as part of the United States’ commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Domke has also served as a lead author on the Fifth National Climate Assessment, the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories. For more information on Domke’s work visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/about/people/gmdomke
As climate change continues to wreak havoc around the world, trees and forests are being targeted as an essential part of a portfolio approach to mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the United States, trees in settlements along with forests and the harvested wood products obtained from them offset the equivalent of more than 11 percent of economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions each year. How are human activities and natural disturbances contributing to changes in tree population dynamics and forest carbon in the US? We will tackle these questions in the context of a changing climate and discuss challenges and opportunities within the land sector moving forward.
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