Climate change mitigation and adaptation in agricultural and forest landscapes

Program or topic of research

Climate change mitigation and adaptation in agricultural and forest landscapes

Department or unit

Crop and Soil Sciences

Contact information

Peter B Woodbury
pbw1@cornell.edu

Program goals

Conduct multi-scale research to improve the sustainability of agricultural and forest ecosystems and to improve agricultural and environmental management and policy.

Brief description of program

Dr. Peter Woodbury is an environmental researcher who seeks to improve our understanding of natural and managed ecosystems. Peter develops and uses different kinds of computer models including geospatial analyses to quantify the sustainability of agricultural and forest ecosystems and to improve agricultural and environmental management and policy.  He is keenly interested in how changing land use and management affect agricultural productivity, air, soil, and water quality, and ecosystem services, including reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Current projects include working with multi-disciplinary teams to (1) improve the sustainability of maize production under climate change, (2) reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure management, (3) improve forest management and use wood products in place of high-GHG emitting concrete and steel to reduce GHG emissions, and (4) use grass and wood in bioenergy systems to reduce energy use and reduce GHG emissions.

More information

Peter Woodbury’s profile page



Category: Agricultural, Agriculture/Farming, Bio-energy/biofuel crops, Ecosystems, Land use, Natural resources, Policy, Soil/fertilizer/manure, Terrestrial

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