"The Economics of US Forests as a Natural Climate Solution" Webinar

Recording Timings:

Chris Dragisic: 1:50, Adam Daigneault/Brent Sohngen 12:00, Justin Baker 29:20, Greg Latta 44:30, Discussion 1:02:45, Panel: 1:12:00

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Chris Dragisic

CDChris Dragisic, Climate Change and Land Sector Expert, Acting Branch Chief, Partnerships & Initiatives; Transparency lead; Land Sector Expert, U.S. Department of State

Adam Daigneault

ADAdam Daigneault, School of Forest Resources, University of Maine. Dr. Adam Daigneault joined the SFR faculty in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Forest, Recreation, and Conservation Policy and head of the UMaine Forest Policy and Economics Lab. He received a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from Ohio State University in 2006, and has spent the past decade developing quantitative models to assess the socio-economic impacts of environmental policy on the natural resource sectors. His research has focused on a wide range of issues, including freshwater management, climate change mitigation, and adaptation, invasive species control, and valuing ecosystem services. Prior to joining SFR, Dr. Daigneault was a Senior Economist at Landcare Research, New Zealand’s leading institute on terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity research and an Economist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked extensively on policy analysis relating to climate change, biofuels, and land-use change. Adam, a native Mainer who grew up on the midcoast, returned home after 18 years living and working in Ohio, Oregon, Washington DC, India, and New Zealand. An avid endurance athlete, he makes the best of Maine’s by running, biking, and skiing the university’s abundant trail network. Dr. Daigneault is also a Faculty Fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and affiliated faculty with the UMaine School of Economics and Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program.

brent sohngen

BSBrent Sohngen, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University. Brent Sohngen is a professor of environmental and resource economics in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Sohngen received his doctorate in environmental and resource economics from Yale University in 1996. He conducts research on the economics of land-use change, the design of incentive mechanisms for water and carbon trading, carbon sequestration, and valuation of environmental resources. Dr. Sohngen developed a global forest and land use model that has been widely used to assess the implications of climate change on ecosystems and markets, and to assess the costs of carbon sequestration in forests. Dr. Sohngen has written or co-written over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 60 monographs and book chapters. He co-authored sections of the 2001 and 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, and he co-authored the forestry chapter of the most recent U.S. National Climate Assessment Report. He teaches courses on “Food, Population, and the Environment” and “Energy, the Environment, and the Economy”.

Justin Baker

JBJustin Baker, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University

greg latta

GlGreg Latta, Department of Natural Resources and Society, University of Idaho


Sara Ohrel, Economist, Climate Change Division, US Environmental Protection Agency
Suzi Kerr, Chief Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
Zack Parisa, CEO and Co-Founder, SylviaTerra Carbon