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Video Collections: Forests and Carbon

Presenter : Louis Iverson

An overview of a set of tools that assess how climate change might influence tree distributions in the eastern U.S.

Presenter : Mark Nechodom

The Alder Spring project in the Mendocino National Forest is a case study in climate change mitigation.

Presenter : Maria Janowiak

Forest management options for reducing carbon emissions and enhancing carbon sequestration in forests.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Presenter : Richard Birdsey

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

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.

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.

Presenter : Jeffrey Hicke

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

Presenter : Andrea Tuttle

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

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.

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.

Presenter : David Nowak

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

Presenter : Coeli Hoover

Find about the many tools that are available from the US Forest Service for forest carbon estimation, as well as their strengths and limitations.

Presenter : J Boone Kauffman

Tropical forests are critical ecosystems affecting the Earth's climate and hydrological cycles, and human cultures. Learn more about how they may be affected by climate change.

Presenter : Mike Ryan

U.S. forests play a large role in offsetting carbon emissions, about 20 % of the U.S. fossil fuel carbon output. If a forest replaces itself after a disturbance like fire, then there is no long-term loss of carbon.