George Hurtt appointed Guest Editor for a new Focus Collection on carbon monitoring in the international journal Environmental Research Letters.
George Hurtt appointed Guest Editor (along with Richard Birdsey, Daniel Jacob, Lisamarie Windham-Myers and Lesley Ott) for a new Focus Collection on carbon monitoring in the international journal Environmental Research Letters. More information can be found in here.
Scope: Greenhouse gas emission inventories, forest carbon sequestration programs (e.g., Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD and REDD+)), Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), cap-and-trade systems, self-reporting programs, and their associated monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) frameworks depend upon data that are accurate, systematic, practical, and transparent. For carbon, there are multiple monitoring, reporting, and verification frameworks in existence, reflecting a diversity of spatial scales, governing bodies, and relevant policies. Given the scientific challenges, policy importance, and breadth of activities occurring, this issue will focus on research and applications (decision support and policy) of carbon monitoring system science and its alignment with stakeholder needs.
This scope of this issue includes carbon monitoring in all major Earth system components (e.g. land, atmosphere, freshwater, ocean) across all spatial scales (local, regional, global) and stakeholders. Example topics include, but are not limited to: • Biomass and biomass change mapping • Atmospheric flux quantification and attribution • Diagnostic and prognostic modeling of carbon dynamics • Uncertainty quantification • User applications and stakeholder needs • New data/approaches to carbon monitoring