Modeling Carbon Dynamics

Modeling Carbon Dynamics and Their Economic Implications in Two Forested Regions:
Pacific Northwestern USA and Northwestern Russia

This research project was drafted to compare two significant forest regions, the United States Pacific Northwest and the St. Petersburg region of Russia, with the overall objective of determining the relative importance of land-use versus biogeoclimatic factors in controlling spatial and temporal patterns of carbon dynamics. Our laboratory's involvement in the effort was to provide the remote sensing components of the land cover and disturbance maps that drive the carbon flux modeling process.