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John W. Coulston

Project Leader/Supervisory Research Forester
Center for Integrated Forest Science and Synthesis
1710 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060-6349
United States
Current Research
Developing and applying quantitative tools and techniques to assess resource conditions and characteristics across broad spatial scales.
  • North Carolina State University, Ph.D., Forest Ecology, 2004
  • North Carolina State University, M.S., Forest Biometrics, 1999
  • North Carolina State University, B.S., Forest Management, 1996
Other Publications
Research Highlights

Carbon Accumulation by U.S. Forests May Slow Over the Next 25 Years

Year: 2016
U.S. forests currently help offset carbon emissions and reduce the overall costs of achieving emission targets but that could change over the next 25 years. The accumulation of carbon stored in U.S. forests may slow in the future, primarily due to land use change and forest aging, according to findi...

New research reveals that mixed land use watersheds are most vulnerable to forest loss

Year: 2017
Forest Service scientists developed a novel land use model and integrated modeling framework that represents a significant advancement for evaluating the potential effects of climate and land use change at scales necessary to inform policy and management decision-making. Their findings indicate that...

Future Drinking Water Supply Depends on Interactions of Climate, Land Use, and Water Management

Year: 2020
Changes in climate and land use strongly shape water resource management, but understanding their joint impacts is extremely challenging. To reliably meet future drinking water demands, water utilities must understand potential impacts of climate and land use changes on water availability.This work ...