Greenhouse Gases

Greenhouse gas mitigation

Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory scientists are among the world leaders in terrestrial greenhouse gas assessment and mitigation. Our expertise spans agricultural, grassland, and forest ecosystems, and we work closely with agronomists, foresters, atmospheric scientists, remote sensing experts, economists, and social scientists across CSU and around the world. For more than 30 years, we have led the development of ecosystem biogeochemical modeling and basic research on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics. In addition, we are leading numerous efforts to provide terrestrial greenhouse gas inventories at national, region and state levels within the U.S. and abroad, working with representatives of industries, state and federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations to help them integrate greenhouse gas mitigation into their activities.

Assessment

CSU faculty have expertise in greenhouse gas inventory methods and life cycle and integrated assessment approaches to analyze the impacts and efficacy of renewable energy applications. CSU has demonstrated national and international leadership in the development and implementation of greenhouse gas inventory methods and excellence in ecosystem and integrated assessment modeling to combine environmental, economic and policy components.

Colorado State offers a 5-day course with certification specializing in assessments for agriculture, forestry and land use.