Matthew Potts

Research Expertise and Interest

carbon removal, climate change mitigation, nature based climate solutions, forest management, biofuels, plantation agriculture, land use planning, land use policy, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, tropical ecology, environmental economics, public impact research/scholarship, research practice partnership, community-based research partnerships

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

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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