Kenneth E. SkogEconomics, Statistics and Life Cycle Analysis Research
Research Forester (Volunteer)
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My current research goals are to 1) estimate the effect of increasing wood energy use in the United States on mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, 2) evaluate how differing forest treatments acrosss differing forest treatments affects carbon mitigation my altering forest carbon, wildfire emissions, wood energy use and wood products use, and 3) evaluate the impact of changing forest products markets including wood energy on forestry sustainability
- Estimate wood biomass supply for bioenergy and biofuels
- Evaluate carbon storage in wood products
- Provide socioeconomic Indicators of for est sustainability
- Evaluate status and trends in markets for fuelwood, bioenergy and biofuels
This research is important in clarifying how wood products use, and not only additions to forest carbon, can mitigate accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Ph.D. Forest Economics , 1986
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, M.S. Forestry , 1977
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, B.S. Mathematics , 1971
- Forest Products Society, Member
- Society of American Foresters, Member
|2015 Director's Awards Presented|
Michael T. Rains, Director of the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and Northern Research Station (NRS), today presented the 2015 Director’s Awards to 10 exceptional employees furthering scientific advancement at the two research facilities. Rains praised the honorees for their impacts and contribu...
|Emerald Ash Borer and Urban Trees|
What’s the big deal about the emerald ash borer? According to the Colorado Tree Coalition, the emerald ash borer (EAB) has killed millions of ash trees since its discovery in 2002 and the number of dead ash is increasing rapidly. Ash species are abundant in planted and natural areas of urban fores...
|The Updated Billion-Ton Resource Assessment:|
A resource assessment published in 2005, commonly referred to as the Billion-Ton Study (BTS), estimated “potential” biomass within the contiguous United States based on numerous assumptions about current and future inventory, production capacity, and technology; the main conclusion of the study ...
|Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in U.S. Bioenergy Policy|
Let's take a quick look at one of FPL's key publications, Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in U.S. Bioenergy Policy, by Reid Miner, Robert Abt, Jim Bowyer, Marilyn Buford, Robert Malmsheimer, Jay O'Laughlin, Elaine Oneil, Roger Sedjo, and FPL Supervisory Research Forester Kenneth Skog...
|New Research Shows Markets and Timing Matter When Accounting for Biogenic Carbon|
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has published “Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in US Bioenergy Policy” in the Journal of Forestry. The article, which was authored by an SAF-sponsored team comprised of some of the US’s leading forest carbon experts (including FPL Research Forest...
|IPCC Report Cites Value of Wood Products to Mitigate Climate Change|
Some key climate change mitigation benefits from the use of wood have been cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment report on Mitigation of Climate Change...
|Working together: Producing biomass for energy from forests and agricultural land|
Production of renewable energy from biomass can help reduce greenhouse gases, improve energy security, and provide jobs. Uncertainties remain, however, regarding how the agriculture and forest sectors might work together, responding to increased demand for biomass that can be used as raw material fo...
|Seeking a broad understanding of the forest products sector|
The Economics and Statistics Research group at FPL is a busy bunch...
|Assessing Alternative Biofuels Cradle-to-Grave|
Assessing the carbon and energy impacts of alternative biofuels is essential to understanding best strategies for moving into a sustainable, efficient, and carbon neutral future...