Carbon accounting team

Monitoring forest ecosystem carbon stocks and carbon stock changes is a complex and data intensive process. Over the course of the past decade the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) has relied on the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector (CBM-CFS3), a research tool developed by Dr. Mike Apps and Dr. Werner Kurz, to simulate past, present, and future carbon dynamics at national, provincial, and operational scales within Canada. Both scientists have played leading roles on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). They have contributed to the IPCC Special Report on Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry, the IPCC Good Practice Guidance for Land use, Land-use Change and Forestry, the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, as well as several IPCC Assessment Reports. Through their involvement with the IPCC they have ensured that the model remains compliant with international accounting guidelines. Ongoing work on CBM-CFS3 by the CFS Carbon Accounting Team will also ensure that it incorporates the best available science on forest ecosystem carbon dynamics.

The members of the CFS carbon accounting team are:

The CFS carbon accounting team works in partnership with many organizations.