Biomass Feedstock Production in the Northeast: Land Use, Yields, and Sustainability

NEWBio Sustainable Bioenergy Project Webinar, hosted by Mike Jacobson.

Speaker Dr. Peter Woodbury, Senior Research Associate in the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Cornell University, seeks to improve our understanding of natural and managed ecosystems. Peter develops and uses different kinds of computer models including geospatial analyses to quantify the sustainability of agricultural and forest ecosystems and to improve agricultural and environmental management and policy. He is keenly interested in the effects of changing land use and management on agricultural productivity, air, soil, and water quality, and ecosystem services.
With multi-disciplinary teams including NEWBio, he is investigating the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges for sustainable bioenergy systems at farm, landscape, state, national, and international scales. Current projects also include working with a multi-disciplinary team to improve the sustainability of maize production under climate change.

Dr Woodbury has a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology, is a Certified Senior Ecologist (Ecological Society of America), has extensive experience with ecological risk assessment, and is currently serving on two panels of the US Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board: (1) Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel and (2) Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Ozone Review Panel.


Michael Jacobson

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