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Brian F. Walters

Brian F. Walters

1992 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55108-1034
Phone: 651-649-5135

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I am a Forester in the Northern Research Station's Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. My primary responsibilities involve providing data analysis and research assistance to the forest carbon estimation and reporting group. This program is responsible for reporting on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals in the forest land category as part of the United States' commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.


  • Michigan State University, M.S. Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing, 2008
  • Michigan State University, B.S. Forestry, 2005

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Map of downed and dead woody material. Grant Domke, USDA Forest Service

Better Estimates of Carbon Inventory in Dead Wood Now Available

Year: 2013

Researchers with the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program have sampled downed and dead woody material (DWM) since 2002 so most U.S. states now have a complete cycle of DWM data. As a result, for the first time, researchers used field measurements to obtain estimates of DWM biomass and carbon stocks for the FIA program's report and for DWM carbon estimates in the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory report.

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