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FCCI FAQ: Why are Maine’s forests important to the State’s carbon budget?

Approximately 89% of Maine is forested Forests accounts for the vast majority of carbon uptake and storage in the state Forest carbon cycle is primarily driven by trees taking up carbon from the atmosphere via photosynthesis and storing carbon as biomass Carbon is also incorporated into the soil and long-term wood products like lumber More […]

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CRSF Releases CAFS Phase 2 Highlights Report

The Center for Advanced Forestry Systems report highlights projects begun under phase 2 of this NSF I/URC grant. UMaine’s CRSF is the lead site for CAFS. More information on this project can be found on the CAFS webpage here. Many of the problems and opportunities facing the management of forests today bridge disciplinary and regional […]

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FCCI Releases Maine Carbon Budget Fact Sheet

A group of University of Maine faculty (many affiliated with CRSF’s Forest Climate Change Initiative) and graduate students, joined by a geology professor from Bates and a Maine Forest Service staff member, have recently compiled, synthesized, and analyzed an estimate of Maine’s carbon budget between 2006-2016 by major emissions source and land use category. This […]

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2019 Annual Report Released

The 2019 CRSF Annual Report has now been released; it can be accessed on our website here. In addition to project summaries based on studies being done at affiliated long-term research forest sites (Howland Research Forest, Penobscot Experimental Forest, Holt Research Forest), the report covers the development of two new key initiatives under the CRSF: […]

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