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Natural Climate Solutions: How Northeastern Forests Can Help Solve the Climate Problem

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018, 5:00

Wednesday, October 3, 2018. 5:00PM. Natural Climate Solutions: How Northeastern Forests Can Help Solve the Climate Problem. Bronson Griscom, The Nature Conservancy. Sponsored by Good Stewards Alliance.  More information here.

About Dr. Griscom:  Bronson Griscom directs the carbon science team at The Nature Conservancy, and leads a research program looking at the potential of cost-effective climate mitigation options including protection, restoration, and adoption of best management practices across forests, agricultural lands, and wetlands (for example, a recent PNAS publication here). His team focuses on the three largest options: improved natural forest management, avoided forest conversion, and reforestation. For example, Bronson is leading a Science for Nature and People (SNAPP) working group synthesizing science to inform climate smart forestry in southern Mexico and East Kalimantan, Indonesia. His team developed the first carbon methodology to verify the climate benefits of reduced-impact logging practices across the tropics.

Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, Bronson coordinated a successful effort at the U.S. Department of State, as an AAAS fellow, to make climate change funding available for forest-climate initiatives through the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). He completed a post-doc at the Canaan Valley Institute in West Virginia studying restoration of high elevation Appalachian forests. He completed a Ph.D. in tropical forest ecology from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 2003, and received my M.Sc. from New York University in plant genetics and conservation.


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