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Brian F. Walters

Brian F. Walters

1992 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul
United States

Phone: 651-649-5135
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Current Research

I am a Forester in the Northern Research Station's Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. My primary responsibilities involve providing data analysis and research assistance to the forest carbon estimation and reporting group. This program is responsible for reporting on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals in the forest land category as part of the United States' commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.


  • Michigan State University, M.S. Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing 2008
  • Michigan State University, B.S. Forestry 2005

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Citations of non US Forest Service Publications

  • Walters, Brian F.; Domke, Grant M.; Nowak, David J.; Smith, James E.; Ogle, Stephen M. 2021. Greenhouse gas emissions and removals from forest land, woodlands, and urban trees in the United States, 1990-2019: Estimates and quantitative uncertainty for individual states. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive.

Research Highlights


Better Estimates of Carbon Inventory in Dead Wood Now Available

Researchers with the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program have sampled downed and dead woody material (DWM) since 2002 so most U.S. state ...


Potential to Increase Carbon Sequestration with Tree Planting

Almost one-third of Earth’s total land area is comprised of forest, which is also the largest terrestrial carbon sink. A Northern Research Sta ...


Last updated on : 04/22/2021