CLIMATE POLICY

The ability to account for emissions from land use change and land use management is paramount to understanding, mitigating, and adapting to climate change. Climate regulations and market-based incentives have the potential to catalyze economic and societal changes in the way we manage our ecosystems. The voluntary carbon market, paving the way for compliance carbon pricing, is one way to incentivize low emission ecosystem management and restoration practices.


Carbon Neutrality Fellow, University of California Office of the President

As a UCOP Carbon Neutrality research fellow, I am working to understand how land use emissions will contribute to the UC system's commitment to system-wide carbon neutrality by 2025. 


Voluntary and Compliance Greenhouse Gas Markets

With the American Carbon Registry, I worked to establish a portfolio of agriculture and land use greenhouse gas accounting methodologies that promote low emission management practices.  These methodologies outline the accounting and quantification standards for the voluntary carbon market.

Voluntary Emission Reductions in Rice Management Systems

Compost Additions to Grazed Grasslands

Grazing Land and Livestock Management

Restoration of California Deltaic and Coastal Wetlands


Low emission development practices in southeast Asia

I spent more than two years in Laos and Vietnam working with national and provincial governments on low emission land management, sustainable forestry practices, and quantifying ecosystem services. 

Nearing completion of a hydroelectric dam on the Nam Ou, northern Laos, May 2015.