Matthew Potts

Matthew Potts

Title
Professor
Department
Dept of Environmental Science, Policy & Management
Phone
(510) 642-5580
Research Expertise and Interest
carbon removal, nature based climate solutions, forest management, biofuels, plantation agriculture, land use planning, land use policy, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, tropical ecology, environmental economics
Research Description

Matthew Potts has a broad, interdisciplinary background with formal training in mathematics, ecology, and economics, and more than two decades of experience in resources management issues in low- and middle-income countries. His interdisciplinary lab focuses on nature and community based climate solutions as well as the co-production by human and natural systems of ecosystem services.

In the News

March 14, 2022

How Indigenous burning shaped the Klamath’s forests for a millennia

A new study published online today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences combines scientific data with Indigenous oral histories and ecological knowledge to show how the cultural burning practices of the Native people of the Klamath Mountains — the Karuk and the Yurok tribes — helped shape the region’s forests for at least a millennia prior to European colonization.

In the News

March 14, 2022

How Indigenous burning shaped the Klamath’s forests for a millennia

A new study published online today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences combines scientific data with Indigenous oral histories and ecological knowledge to show how the cultural burning practices of the Native people of the Klamath Mountains — the Karuk and the Yurok tribes — helped shape the region’s forests for at least a millennia prior to European colonization.
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