Brown Bag Seminar: Dr. Ben Poulter & Dr. Katelyn Dolan

618, Montana State University

Abstract:

Negative emission technologies remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through a combination of direct and indirect air capture, including reforestation and land management. Large-scale transformation of the biosphere to capture carbon dioxide is associated with large uncertainties as well as potential impacts on biodiversity, food security, water resources and other ecosystem services. This seminar will discuss the role that remote sensing and ecosystem modeling can play in quantifying potential carbon sequestration and evaluating trade-offs at multiple spatial and temporal scales

Bios:

Ben Poulter is a Research Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Previously, he has held positions at Montana State University, the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He received his PhD from Duke University in 2005.

Katelyn Dolan is a Post-Doctoral Scientist at NASA GSFC and Montana State University who specializes in land cover and land use change detection and modeling.