Video Collections: Forests and Carbon

Logs being transported by truck
Presenter: Ken Skog

What is a carbon neutrality number and how can we ensure that wood used to produce energy makes sense from a carbon offset standpoint?

Trees subject to stressors
Presenter: Dave Peterson

The effect of disturbances, such as increased fires and insect attacks, will drive ecosystem change as much or more than warmer temperatures from climate change.

fire disturbance in a forest
Presenter: Mike Ryan

See how climate change and increased disturbances from fire, insects and other sources will affect the forest carbon cycle. Carbon losses can be fully recovered, if the forest regenerates after the disturbance and if given enough time.

forest variables that regulate carbon fluxes and storage
Presenter: Christian Giardina

Learn about gross primary production, photosynthesis, respiration and senescence, and the effect of elevated atmospheric CO2 and ozone on forest stand productivity.

Map of private forestland ownership
Presenter: Sarah Hines

Wondering about carbon offsets, credits, baselines, permanence and leakage? Get the carbon basics here and find out why forest offsets could be a bridge to the future.

Rows of planted trees
Presenter: Andrea Tuttle

Andrea Tuttle takes a look at forest carbon markets and how these can be used to capture and hold carbon on the landscape.

Landscape burned by wildfire
Presenter: Bernard Bormann

Presents a western U.S. perspective on forest management for carbon sequestration, and the above and below- ground carbon consequences of different management strategies.

forested land in the midwestern US
Presenter: Richard Birdsey

The Eastern U.S. forest perspective on carbon sequestration and examples of forest carbon management projects.

map of aboveground live tree biomass
Presenter: Christopher Woodall

Get the scoop on forestland carbon storage in the United States, which helps offset approximately 12% of US carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

Fall grassland and sky
Presenter: Rebecca McCulley

Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S. land surface, store significant amounts of carbon belowground in roots and soils. Learn how disturbances such as drought, grazing, fire and tillage can significantly impact the grassland carbon balance.

Dead trees on a hillslope caused by pine beetle outbreak.
Presenter: Jeffrey Hicke

Climate drives insect outbreaks in forests; insect outbreaks can then influence climate through the carbon cycle.

Aerial view of deforestation
Presenter: Andrea Tuttle

Andrea Tuttle discusses the drivers of deforestation, current international approaches to reducing emissions and lessons learned from REDD pilot programs.

world soil carbon map
Presenter: Chris Swanston

Introduction to how carbon is distributed globally in soils, vegetation, the atmosphere and the ocean, and how carbon moves between these pools.

a view of life underground
Presenter: Luke Nave

The largest terrestrial carbon pool is contained in soils. Carbon stored in soils plays a number of important roles, including keeping carbon out of the atmosphere and improving moisture and nutrient retention.

City view from above
Presenter: David Nowak

Trees in cities provide important ecosystem services and help to reduce the urban heat island effect and lower building energy use.

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