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Carbon accounting team

Monitoring forest ecosystem carbon stocks and carbon stock changes is a complex and data intensive process. Over 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 as well as future carbon dynamics at national, provincial and operational scales within Canada.

Both scientists have had leading roles on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and have contributed to:

  • the IPCC Special Report on Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry
  • the IPCC Special Report on Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry
  • the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
  • several IPCC Assessment Reports

Through their involvement with the IPCC, Dr. Apps and Dr. Kurz have ensured that the CBM-CFS3 model remains compliant with international accounting guidelines. The CFS carbon accounting team works in partnership with many organizations. Their ongoing work on this computer model ensures that the best available science on forest ecosystem carbon dynamics is incorporated.

Members of the CFS carbon accounting team:

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