Carmen Tubbesing

CNI Fellow Class of 2017

CNI Fellow 
Graduate Student, Environmental Science, Policy and Management Resident
UC Berkeley 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Carmen’s fellowship project will utilize publicly available data to calculate site-specific estimates of forest carbon transfers from live to dead pools between 2012 and 2016. The recent California drought led to a massive tree die-off, particularly in the Southern Sierra Nevada, that will have long-term impacts on forest carbon storage. Currently, the information available regarding this tree mortality is difficult to interpret or down-scale to individual management units. The project will help to address these gaps.