An Introduction to Forest Carbon Management

Maria Janowiak

Presented by Maria Janowiak

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Topics in this presentation:

  • An Introduction to Forest Carbon Management
  • Key Ideas
  • Forest Sector Carbon Cycle: Forests and Products
  • Mitigation
  • Emission Avoidance, Sequestration and Substitution
  • Avoided Deforestation or Conversion
  • Management for Reduced Carbon Emissions
  • Afforestation
  • Management for Increased Carbon Storage
  • Biomass vs. Fossil Fuels
  • Wood vs. Emissions Intensive Materials
  • Forest Mitigation Complexity

Maria Janowiak is a scientist for climate change adaptation and carbon with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS). Maria joined NIACS in 2007 after completing a M.S. in Forest Ecology and Management at Michigan Technological University. Maria coordinates the Climate Change Response Framework project in northern Wisconsin and has led many of the project's deliverables. In her everyday role at NIACS, she works to synthesize and communicate the outcomes of forest research related to climate change, carbon, and bioenergy to a wide variety of audiences, including forest landowners, natural resource professionals, scientists, educators, and members of the public.