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Brian F. Walters

Brian F. Walters
Forest Inventory & Analysis
1992 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-1034
United States
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
Featured Publications
Other Publications
Citations of Non-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

Potential to Increase Carbon Sequestration with Tree Planting

Year: 2020
Almost one-third of Earth’s total land area is comprised of forest, which is also the largest terrestrial carbon sink. A Northern Research Station scientist and his partners have established that fully stocking the Nation’s understocked forests could increase carbon sequestration by about 20 percent...

Better Estimates of Carbon Inventory in Dead Wood Now Available

Year: 2013
Researchers with the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program have sampled downed and dead woody material (DWM) since 2002 so most U.S. states now have a complete cycle of DWM data. As a result, for the first time, researchers used field measurements to obtain estimates of DWM biomass and carbon ...