Scott Goetz recently collaborated with researchers Xanthe Walker, Michelle Mack and Ted Schuur from NAU’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (ECOSS) on a study estimating carbon emissions from an unprecedentedly large fire in Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT). Accurate predictions of carbon emissions are necessary to predict future climate feedbacks. This study examined the major sources of heterogeneity that impact carbon emissions at different scales. This increased understanding can be used to improve high resolution modeling of carbon emissions across understudied areas.
Read more about this study here, and read the full article in Global Change Biology here.
Scott Goetz, along with NAU Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (ECOSS) professor Michelle Mack, are leading a new Department of Defense (DoD) funded project to to assess the resiliency and vulnerability of boreal forest on DoD lands across central Alaska. This project is just one example of many collaborations between the GEODE lab and ECOSS.