Dr. Robert Abt: Bioenergy Demand and the Southern Forest Resource

The next two presentations in this Fall's EBI Seminar Series in Illinois will feature discussion of issues involving two promising bioenergy feedstocks -- Southern Forest biomass and Miscanthus x giganteus
 
This Friday, September 20, at 3 p.m. (CST) in IGB 612, Dr. Robert Abt of North Carolina State University will address "Bioenergy Demand and the Southern Forest Resource: Markets, Land Use and Carbon Implications." 

 

The talk will be conveyed live via ReadyTalk in audio and Internet video. Access numbers and codes for both presentations are as follows in both Illinois and Berkeley locations:

 
To join the web conference and view the slides:
Enter 6433727 in the "PARTICIPANT, Join a Conference" box
 
To join the teleconference:
Dial 866-740-1260
Enter 6433727# when prompted to enter the seven-digit access code
 
 Dr. Abt is co-Director of the Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium. He is Professor of Natural Resource Economics and Management at N. C. State, and he has 25 years of experience in bio-economic modeling of forest resources and markets. He developed the Sub-Regional Timber Supply modeling framework
Dr. Robert C. Abt
which was subsequently used by numerous government agencies as the basis for projecting inventory trends, climate change impacts, environmental assessments and resource projections.
 
A PhD Wildland Resource Science graduate from UC Berkeley, Dr. Abt in the last five years has focused his research on the potential impact of bioenergy demand on the sustainability of the resource and traditional wood-dependent industries. He is sought by both agencies and states to provide resource analysis, including work for the National Academy of Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency.