David Butman
David Butman, a new faculty member in Environmental and Forest Sciences, is lead author on the study.

New research from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences suggests that the choices we make about how we use our lands—such as for agriculture or development—has an impact on a landscape’s ability to effectively store carbon. Published in Nature Geoscience, the authors find that disturbance reintroduces carbon that is locked up on land back into the carbon cycle, often through runoff that deposits it into our rivers and wetlands.

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