A dynamic integrated model of land use, carbon flows and carbon sequestration supply in Costa Rica

Principal Investigators:

Suzi Kerr, and Alexander Pfaff

With the rise in importance of global climate change, society is actively exploring the possibility of using forest ecosystems as a carbon sink. Tropical forests may offer over two-thirds of such opportunities. The protection of tropical forests could offset global fossil fuel C emissions and reduce the cost of emissions limitations set in Kyoto. Certified emissions credits (CERs) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) established in Kyoto will likely incorporate tropical forest sinks within efforts to meet emissions targets. While this... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group16th—19th January 2001Participant List  
Working Group20th—24th August 2001Participant List  
Working Group11th—13th January 2002Participant List  
Working Group11th—14th August 2003Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Pablo Arroyojarroyo@ualberta.caUniversity of Alberta
R. Flint Hughesfhughes@fs.fed.usUSDA Forest Service
Armond T. Joycearmalia@bellsouth.netUnknown
J. Boone KauffmanBooneKauffman@fs.fed.usOregon State University
Suzi Kerrsuzi.kerr@motu.org.nzMotu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
Shuguang Liusliu@usgs.govUS Geological Survey (USGS)
Alexander PfaffAlex.pfaff@duke.eduColumbia University
Juan Andres Robalinojar101@columbia.eduColumbia University
Arturo Sanchezarturo.sanchez@ualberta.caUniversity of Alberta
David W. Schimeldavid.schimel@jpl.nasa.govMax-Planck Institute for Biogeochemisty
Karen SmoyerKaren.smoyer@ualberta.caUniversity of Alberta
Joseph Tosijtosi@cct.or.crTropical Science Center
Vicente Watsonvwatson@cct.or.crCentro Científico Tropical
Margaret Kalasckakalascka@ualberta.caUniversity of Alberta
Joanna Hendyjo.hendy@motu.org.nzMotu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
Miguel Cifuentes-Jaracifuentm@onid.orst.eduOregon State University
Judith Jobsejobsej@onid.orst.eduOregon State University

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Kauffman, J. Boone; Tosi, Joseph; Arroyo, Pablo; Sanchez, Arturo; Kerr, Suzi. 2001. Topic: Carbon sequestration. Symposium: Entendiendo el protocolo de Kyoto: Las dimensiones humanas y biofisicas del secuestro de carbono, 19 February 2001. San Jose, Costa Rica.
Presentations Kerr, Suzi; Pfaff, Alexander; Sanchez, Arturo. 2000. The dynamics of carbon offset supply from sequestration in forests. Public Policy and the Environment Workshop. NBER Summer Institute. Cambridge, MA.
Presentations Kerr, Suzi; Power, William. 2000. The dynamics of deforestation in Costa Rica: Can incentives to preserve forests be used to tackle global warming?. Geography Institute, Victoria Institute. New Zealand.
Presentations Kerr, Suzi. 2001. Deforestation, carbon-offsets and the clean development mechanism. Symposium: Entendiendo el Protocolo de Kyoto: Las Dimensiones Humanas y Biofisicas del Secuestro de Carbono, 19 February 2001. Tinker Foundation. San Jose, Costa Rica.
Presentations Kerr, Suzi. 2001. Finding a path through the trees: Tropical land-use change and global climate policy. Resources for the Future Symposium: Can Carbon Cinks be Operational? 30 April 2001. Washington, DC.
Presentations Kerr, Suzi. 2001. LULUCF activities and the CDM: Finding a path through the trees. Center for Clean Air Policy CDM Dialogue, 22-23 April 2001. New York.
Presentations Kerr, Suzi. 2001. Modeling land use change, baselines and carbon supply. MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.
Report or White Paper Kerr, Suzi. 2001. Seeing the forest and saving the trees: Tropical land-use change and global climate policy. Edited by Sedjo, R.A.; Toman, M. Can Carbon Sinks Be Operational? RFF Workshop Proceedings. Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 01-26.
Presentations Kerr, Suzi; Pfaff, Alexander; Sanchez, Arturo; Power, William. 2001. The dynamics of deforestation and the supply of carbon sequestration in Costa Rica. AERE Meetings Sessions on Land Use and Global Climate Change. New Orleans, LA.
Presentations Kerr, Suzi. 2001. Uncertainty and the contribution of tropical land-use to carbon mitigation. MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.
Journal Article Liu, Shuguang; Anderson, Pamela; Zhou, Guoyi; Kauffman, J. Boone; Hughes, R. Flint; Schimel, David W.; Watson, Vicente; Tosi, Joseph. 2008. Resolving model parameter values from carbon and nitrogen stock measurements in a wide range of tropical mature forests using nonlinear inversion and regression trees. Ecological Modelling. Vol: 219. Pages 327-341. (Online version)
Journal Article Pfaff, Alexander; Kerr, Suzi; Hughes, R. Flint; Liu, Shuguang; Sanchez, Arturo; Schimel, David W.; Tosi, Joseph; Watson, Vicente. 2000. The Kyoto Protocol and payments for tropical forest: An interdisciplinary method for estimating carbon-offset supply and increasing the feasibility of a carbon market under the CDM. Ecological Economics. Vol: 35. Pages 203. (Online version)
Journal Article Sanchez-Azofeifa, G. A.; Castro-Esau, K.; Kurz, Werner; Joyce, Armond T. 2009. Monitoring carbon stocks in the tropics and the remote sensing operational limitations: from local to regional projects. Ecological Applications. Vol: 19(2). Pages 480-494. (Online version)
"A dynamic integrated model of land use, carbon flows and carbon sequestration supply in Costa Rica" is project ID: 2784