The Carbon Cycle and the Role of the Ecosystem

The Global Carbon Cycle

Chris Swanston

Forests and Carbon: Trends and Data for the U.S.

Christopher Woodall

Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes and Storage

Christian Giardina

Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends

Rebecca McCulley

Disturbance Effects on Forest Carbon Dynamics

Mike Ryan

Carbon and Wildland Management

An Introduction to Forest Carbon Management

Maria Janowiak

Forest Management Options for Carbon Sequestration: Considerations in the Eastern U.S.

Richard Birdsey

Forest Management Options for Carbon Sequestration: a Western U.S. Perspective

Bernard Bormann

Bioenergy from Wood and Forest Carbon Dynamics

Kenneth Skog

Urban Forestry

David Nowak

Carbon Assessments and Markets

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

Andrea Tuttle

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner: Basics of Carbon Offsets, Markets, and Trading

Sarah Hines

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner: Protocols, Project Examples and Opportunities

Andrea Tuttle

U.S. Forest Service Tools for Forest Carbon Estimation

Coeli Hoover

The Global Carbon Cycle

Chris Swanston - The Global Carbon Cycle

Presented by Chris Swanston

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Some topics include:

  • Carbon Terms and Units
  • Live Above and Below Vegetation
  • Global Carbon Stocks
  • Fluxes to / from Atmosphere
  • Fate of Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide

Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes and Storage

Christian Giardina - Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes and Storage

Presented by Christian Giardina

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Some topics include:

  • Gross Primary Production
  • Belowground Carbon Allocation
  • Subalpine Confier Forests
  • Subtropical Montane Rainforests
  • Nutrient impacts on C fluxes and storage

Forests and Carbon: Trends and Data for the U.S.

Christopher Woodall - Forests and carbon: Trends and data for the U.S.

Presented by Christopher Woodall

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Some topics include:

  • Flux Related to U.S. Emissions
  • Forest Carbon Since 1700
  • How Do We Track US Forest Carbon?
  • Sources of Error
  • From the Nation to Your Project

Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends

Rebecca McCulley - Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends

Presented by Rebecca McCulley

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Some topics include:

  • Weather Regions
  • Precipitation and Drought
  • Belowground Carbon Pools
  • Soil Carbon Pools
  • Climate, Fire, and Grazing

Disturbance Effects on Forest Carbon Dynamics

Mike Ryan - Disturbance effects on forest carbon dynamics

Presented by Mike Ryan

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Some topics include:

  • How Does Fire Change Forest Carbon
  • How about insects?
  • Big Fire Years
  • Temperature Projection in Northern Rockies
  • It gets worse after 2050

An Introduction to Forest Carbon Management

Maria janowiak - An Introduction to Forest Carbon Management

Presented by Maria Janowiak

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Some topics include:

  • Forest Sector Carbon Cycle
  • Mitigation
  • Avoided Deforestation or Conversion
  • Biomass vs. Fossil Fuels
  • Forest Mitigation Complexity

Forest Management Options for Carbon Sequestration: Considerations in the Eastern U.S.

Richard Birdsey - Forest Management Options for Carbon Sequestration: Considerations in the Eastern U.S.

Presented by Richard Birdsey

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Some topics include:

  • Activities in the Forest Sector
  • Estimating Land Mitigation Potential
  • Activities to Increase Carbon Stocks
  • Spatial Scale and Disturbance Frequency
  • Strategies for Carbon Sequestration

Forest Management Options for Carbon Sequestration: a Western
U.S. Perspective

Bernard Bormann - Forest management options for carbon sequestration: a western U.S. perspective

Presented by Bernard Bormann

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Some topics include:

  • High Severity Wildfire
  • Eleven Year Change in Soil
  • Nitrogen Fixers
  • LTEP Treatments
  • Prescribed Fire Every 20 Years

Bioenergy from Wood and Forest Carbon Dynamics

Kenneth Skog - Bioenergy from wood and forest carbon dynamics

Presented by Kenneth Skog

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Some topics include:

  • Carbon Neutrality Number
  • Example estimates of CN(t)
  • Additional harvest from a managed forest
  • Logging residues from a managed forest
  • New plantations on agricultural land

Urban Forestry

David Nowak - Urban Forestry

Presented by David Nowak

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Some topics include:

  • Percent Urban (2000)
  • Percent Urban (2050)
  • Individual Tree Storage
  • Carbon Release -Waste Wood Utilization
  • Tree Maintenance

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

Andrea Tuttle - Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

Presented by Andrea Tuttle

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Some topics include:

  • Global Forest Loss = Significant GHG Emission Source
  • What Causes Deforestation?
  • Drivers of Deforestation- Fuelwood and Cattle Ranching
  • Developing Countries
  • Milestones for Forests in UNFCCC Climate Negotiation

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner: Basics of Carbon Offsets, Markets, and Trading

Sarah Hines - Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (1): Basics of carbon offsets, markets, and trading

Presented by Sarah Hines

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Some topics include:

  • Land Ownership Patterns
  • Private Forestland Conversion in the US
  • Offsets and Credits
  • Why use (forestry) offsets
  • Global GHG Abatement Cost Curve v2.1

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner: Protocols, Project Examples and Opportunities

Andrea Tuttle - Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (2): Protocols, Projects and Opportunities

Presented by Andrea Tuttle

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Some topics include:

  • Sector vs. Project Accounting
  • Defining the Forest Carbon Credit
  • Traditional Industrial Management
  • Business As Usual Projection
  • Harvested Wood Products

US Forest Service Tools for Forest Carbon Estimation

Coeli Hoover - US Forest Service Tools for Forest Carbon Estimation

Presented by Coeli Hoover

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Some topics include:

  • Tools with output at various scales
  • Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Overview
  • COLE: Carbon OnLine Estimator
  • Carbon Calculation Tool (CCT)
  • FORCARB2