Carbon Neutrality Initiative
CNI Fellow Class of 2017
Graduate Student, Environmental Science, Policy and Management Resident
Carmen’s fellowship project will utilize publicly available data to calculate site-specific estimates of forest carbon transfers from live to dead pools between 2012 and 2016. The recent California drought led to a massive tree die-off, particularly in the Southern Sierra Nevada, that will have long-term impacts on forest carbon storage. Currently, the information available regarding this tree mortality is difficult to interpret or down-scale to individual management units. The project will help to address these gaps.